Friday, October 28, 2011

White & Black Halloween

Oh...if I had a big white house...I would so do something like this.
This is an old image from Martha Stewart and I still love today as much as
I did the first time I saw it.
So simple and yet so elegant.
Again very simple but effective. simple but beautifully spooky.
cute black and white pumpkins off Etsy
Love this display of black wire on a shabby shelf.
Aren't these creative! White pumpkins decoupaged with doilies.
And this wreath is so simple but spookily delightful.
This makes me wish I had a piano to decorate. 
The banner is so cute!
And finally, I had big plans to decorate up my sideboard which is much like this.
It would be my first Halloween with it painted white.
But I will just be honest, I just did not have it in me to decorate for Halloween this year.
So unlike me. This is the first year that I have not decorated since college.
I even bought a few things to try to spur me to do it and had plans of doing it last weekend.
But it just didn't happen. I finally decided I just was not going to force myself.
I'd rather skip it this year and maybe next year I'll be all anxious to do it.

I did lots of fun things last year...
Just click on my Projects link at the top of the page to view all my Halloween from last year.

And now an update on my sister, Jamie and Shelly.
Jamie is at home now and she seems to be doing much better. She is not 100%.
But she is better every day and much happier to be back home with her husband and weenie dogs.
She has four. 
Shelly is good this week. Her lungs appear to be healing. 
I spent the day with her on Tuesday and we had a very nice time.
She is breathing much better. Although she is still on oxygen 24/7.
What we think will be her last chemo treatment will be next week. 
She will feel very bad again after that.
Then a catscan will be done to see if the chemo has worked against her cancer.
I should get to spend time again with her next week. I hope so. 
I'm thankful for every minute I get to be with her.
I was so scared back in August that I wouldn't have her much longer and now I have hope.

I hope you are all looking forward to a lovely fall weekend.
My Mom is coming up today and I hope to spend some quality time with her before she 
rushes off to her next thing. She is one busy lady.

11 comments: said...

I do hope your sister continues to do well. You know Halloween is fun, but it really doesn't matter in the long run, life and family are way more important.

Tanya from Dans le Lakehouse said...

I hope your sis is 100% soon!!

I, too, love the black & white scheme. So fresh and modern.

Amy Chalmers said...

Nita, you have some beautiful halloween ideas here! I loved the votives wrapped in lace, and the doilies on the white pumpkins too. Thanks for the inspiration~I never decorate much for Halloween but I love seeing these simple but pretty ideas. Glad to hear the upswing in regards to Jamie and Shelley and give mom a big blogland hello from me!!

Tammy@Beatrice Banks said...

Love all your Halloween decor photos! Black and white is one of my fav color combos and seems perfect for Halloween. Oh to have a big white house like the MS one.
So glad to hear some good reports on your family. One day at a time is all we can hope for. Enjoy being with your mom. I so wish I could be with mine. Have a fabulous weekend!

Cindi Myers said...

LOVE black and white! But you already know that! :D
I'm so glad to hear that your Sis and Shelly are doing better.
Enjoy your time with your Mom. moments like that are priceless.
It's OK to skip Halloween on the decorating front...but I hope you feel like Christmas because no one does it as well as you!
XOXO - Cindi
ps- Now I want a piano, not to play of course, just as part of my decor. :D

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Nita I am happy to here your sister's are doing better, they are in my prayers. Your Halloween decorations are fantastic and I love all the inspirations photos too! Have a great weekend with your mom! Martina

The enchanted home said...

So happy to hear this good news about your sister. Wishing her a speedy and healthy recovery. The halloween decorations are off the chart, soooo glamorous and sophisticated, love it!

Donna Reyne' said...

What wonderful news about your family!
It sounds like maybe things are getting better!
Your Halloween ideas are adorable!
I really, really love the black lace votives and doily decoupaged pumpkins!I might have to go buy funkins next week (when they go on sale) So that I can do this!
Have a wonderful weekend!

Dawn said...

Nita this post helped me tremendously yesterday when I was exhausted and running out of gas from decorating...thank you darling. What a wonderful resource your blog is. Happy Halloween. Dawn Suitcase Vignettes xo thanks for entering my giveaway...:)

Ricki Treleaven said...

Thanks for the update. I will continue to pray for Jamie and Shelly.

I love this white post. I think my favorite is the shabby shelf with the French wire items. So simple, yet it works so well for Halloween decor. *love it*

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