Sunday, October 17, 2010

Boo to Bad Weather

...And not the Halloween type of "boo", but the "ah phooie" type of "boo". The weather was iffy yesterday, with strong winds and the possibility of rain, so I decided not to make the trek to the Hyde Park Street Fair (it's almost a 2 hour drive each way).

I've been told they're doing the fair again next Saturday (10/23) since other vendors also decided not to go. So if anyone is in the area NEXT week, be sure to stop by ;)

Since I now had a free day on my hands, I decided to finally tackle two mini-projects that I've been wanting to do for the past two weeks:

Project 1: Install the curtains I've been eyeing for months
I originally saw these curtains at Walmart but they only had the sample. So I ordered them online and they finally arrived last week. I am totally in love with the design and the way that the light shines through them.

The only downside is that, for now, I have to keep our original blinds up as well because it gets frigid cold up here in the Catskills and sheer curtains don't really keep out drafts! Some day, when we have a bit of extra cash, I'll invest in those energy-saving curtains and figure out a way to hang them up with these sheer curtains. Does anyone have any tips on how to hang two sets of curtains on one curtain rod?

Project 2: Create a Halloween ornament tree
Last year, my boyfriend and I visited Salem, MA (for the third time...we love it there!) and came across a set of gorgeous, vintage inspired Halloween ornaments. AND they were 50% off!!! How could I possibly resist?!? Ever since we brought those puppies home, I've been wanting to create a spooky ornament tree to display them.

We had a pretty bad storm about two weeks ago, so I gathered some branches and let them dry for awhile. Then I spray-painted them black and did the same to an old plastic planter. After the paint dried, I filled the planter with florist foam, stuck the branches into the foam, and topped it with Spanish moss.

Voila! A spooky (yet adorable) Halloween ornament tree! So, although I'm bummed that I didn't get to go to the street fair, hopefully it'll happen again next week. And I finally had a chance to finish my curtains and my ornament tree!

Now I'll leave you with a picture of Sasha, because she was being so freakin' cute when I was taking pics of the curtains (and I'm obsessed with her haha).


  1. I like the tree idea! I'm a new follower from the weekend blog hop. Feel free to stop by and enter some giveaways :)

  2. That tree is fantastic. JEALOUS.

  3. what a cute little Halloween tree! Great idea =)

  4. Cute, cute!

    Love your kitty! Precious!!!

    And thanks for your comment! I am so happy that I won! :) I haven't done anything with my money yet. Still trying to decide what I want to use it for.