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Monday, October 15, 2012

MY WEEKEND FINDS

Thanks for tuning in to another episode of My Weekend Finds, the continuing saga of one girl's quest for more junk!
When I saw this, I thought it was your run of the mill trick or treat bucket....
But thanks to a Flickr friend, I suspected that when I turned it around, this is what I would see. I LOVE the designs on there! This bucket is vintage, from the 60s, so the next time you see one, it's worth taking a look at the back! Sadly, it's my only find of the week, but Don't Go Away! It's the perfect intro to more Halloween decorations!
Here's the front of our house.
I'm completely batty over that orange and black bunting! I ordered it months ago, and about once a week I would pull it out and have a peek at it! The striped bunting was made from my favorite outdoor fabric: a vinyl tablecloth.
I painted the signs several years ago, but I try to do things a little bit differently each year, so those two cats in the windowbox got little party hats!
Decorations on the green cabinet.
I found this little figurine a few weeks ago, and I knew right away that I wanted to transform her....
Into a little witch!
I've been trying for weeks to get a good shot of Cupcake in her little witch hat. In the end, the best shot ended up being one of the first ones I took, because she DOES NOT like that hat!
Cupcake, getting a little frisky with the decorations! Well, I hope you all did better in the junking department than me and my one little find. But sometimes it's quality over quantity, and I'm very happy with my bucket. TRICK OR TREAT!!!

34 comments:

Primitive Stars said...

Hi Carol,sweet little pumpkin bucket, love it....your home looks so wonderful....love the Halloween bunting....Cupcake looks so cute as a witch,tee hee....Warm Fall Blessings Francine.

LBP said...

I want to Trick or Treat at your house! Love all your decorations!

Blessings

Linda

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

Wonderful decorations! I can't believe you got the hats on your cats at all, too funny & so cute. Love how you transformed the girl figurine into a cute witch. Great score on the vintage pumpkin. Really enjoyed your post, as always! :-) Pam

Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

Hi, Carol! I always look forward to seeing your "junk". Your house looks so cute! I think Cupcake did pretty well. I can't imagine even getting a hat on either of our cats!

Thanks for your compasion concerning my failed dream! I finally had a good cry yesterday and i feel much better! ♥

craftyles said...

Carol, you win the prize for the best outdoor Halloween decor. It's all fantastic. I love what you did with the little figurine-too cute. I haven't done a thing outside, except set a pumpkin out. Love it all!

Diane said...

Great job on that girl figurine! Really cute!

Debby said...

Okay, okay, I will finish my decorating but it won't be nearly as cute as your house. It looks adorable. Great idea with the bunting out of a plastic tablecloth.

GardenofDaisies said...

Cupcake is the cutest little thing! :-)

Into Vintage said...

Your green cabinet is such a perfect backdrop for any holiday. Looks wonderful with your Halloween decorations (and I love how you decorate for Christmas as well!).

Protector of Vintage said...

Your house looks very festive! Love the witch transformation!

Old Fashioned Gal said...

I LOVE your home! It just screams cozy!!! Your outdoor decor is so adorable. What a great eye for design you have!
You have one well behaved fur-baby. Mine wouldn't let me come near her to dress her up. Trying to put her winter sweater on is like pulling teeth! :)
-Denise

TammysVintage Finds said...

Wow Carol! I love your Halloween decor. Your house has such a warm inviting look to it. Nice find on the bucket! Can't believe Cupcake will actually tolerate the costume. My two Jack Russells would have that chewed off each other within minutes! Lol.

Tammy

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Love that pumpkin and your decorations are amazing!

Jori said...

Your decorations are wonderful! I love how you turned the little girl in to a witch!

ThrifterSisters said...

Love the bucket! I come across a lot of the plastic Halloween buckets (none as awesome as yours) but I am not sure how to tell if they are old or not. Any suggestions?

Thanks!

Erica

Red Gate Farm said...

LOVE the transformed witch! Never thought of doing that... now I'll be on the look out for cute little "girls" to makeover :)

~Chris

laurie -magpie ethel said...

I never knew to turn a treat bucket around...another thing learned in blogland! Thanks for the tip.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Love the bunting and you did a great job transforming the figurine! I see them occasionally and will keep this in mind. Cupcake looks cute as always:@)

Erica of Golden Egg Vintage said...

I didn't know there was a vintage pumpkin with images on the back either! Now I'll be checking every time. Cupcake is too cute in that hat, and I am LOVING your display on the green cupboard!
You really outdid yourself!
Erica :)

Andy's Attic said...

The house looks so festive!! I love how you turned the sweet little girl into a witch :>)

JunkStuffTreasures said...

Love your decor- indoors and outdoors! So creative!

vintage grey said...

Love all your pretty Halloween decorations! I always love seeing your sweet kitty! Too cute! xo Heather

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

I admire all you gals who did such FUN and Awesome Halloween decorating!!
Cute "redo" on the figurine! Cute hats on the cats.
Love the plastic pumpkin's backside!
Very Cool~
Warmly,
deb

Fran said...

Great decorations, I especially like the collection on top of your green cabinet. I love the way you transformed the figurine, so clever! :) --Fran

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

poor cupcake! Your house looks so festive! Your little girl transformation is brillant!!

Jill said...

The witch transformation is just too cute, what a great idea!!

Love your decorations!!

susie @ persimmon moon cottage said...

Great Halloween decorations! I've never seen a trick or treat pumpkin bucket with that type of back before. Your "cat in the hat" was adorable. Glad you were able to get a pic to share before Cupcake managed to take it off.

All That Glitters said...

Oh my goodness! I love your decorations! Where did you find your fab bunting?!! I must have some!

Kim K. said...

SQUEAL! I'm just getting caught up on my favorite blogs from yesterday. If that treat bucket ends up missing, you know where to find it. Darling witch transformation too. I'm completely smitten with all your Halloween displays. Your front porch is so inviting.

Another fabulous post with loads of inspiration!

Perfectly Printed said...

How cute is your little witch?!! Love your front porch!

Chris

Barbara said...

Your porch looks fantastic! I love that you would peek in on your bunting. It really is spectacular!

Old Fashioned Gal said...

Thanks for your sweet comment Carol!
I have to admit, I have been peeking through your blog on my downtime at work. I think you and I would make wonderful shopping gal pals!
:)
-Denise

❀~Myrna~❀ said...

I love your decorations !Very Cool!

John said...

The top pumpkin (with the cat on the back) is the same one I had as a kid. I'm 58 now and I've had it since I was 5 or so. So it certainly is vintage! Mine spent most of the time in the basement so the color is still excellent. Just confirming it's an old one :)