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Saturday, October 27, 2012

Thrifty Thursday Vol. 18: Halloween Edition

Ok, Ok, I realize it's not Thursday, or even Friday, but I've had a pretty busy week and as a result blogging has sort of fallen by the wayside. Better late than never, I suppose! As I mentioned before, I'm spending most of my free time getting ready for the upcoming craft fair. I only have two weeks to go and I'm starting to freak just a little bit!

Anyway, I've lined up a selection of Halloween-related thrifting finds, all of which we are currently using for our Halloween decor. Enjoy!

I came across this black cat with orange rhinestone eyes a few months ago and have been saving him for the occasion. He's perfect for Halloween!

How cute is this little sixties pumpkin man?

Another pumpkin, he's currently in a flower pot outside on the porch.

I actually got these gourds from the Achievement House Bargain store- they grew them in the nursery. And the two green gourds I got for free from my mom's garden! (Whatta deal)

I got the idea to use a group of these jack-o-lantern buckets from another blogger. Don't they look cute lined up outside the window? (And even brand new they only cost about $1!)

I knew this orange and gold sectional dish would be perfect for fall decorating. Unfortunately, it has already been broken and repaired after Bosley knocked it off the table. Cats: you gotta love 'em!

I made this little banner with some illustrations I rescued from an old anatomy book back when I worked at Achievement House. All it took was some construction paper, yarn, and a hole punch!

If you are interested in making your own, you can download images similar to these ones here and here- some are free and some aren't.

And last but not least, we found this black ceramic kitty at the Nipomo Swap Meet a few weeks ago. I actually kind of love the way the chipped-off paint looks on his bow.

Thanks for looking everyone and have a Happy Halloween!!


  1. brilliant idea on the banner :) that cat IS scary!

  2. When it comes to gourds, I always think the weirder they are, the better, and you definitely scored some cool ones! Those colorful plastic pumpkins under the window look surprisingly awesome, and I just love the banner with old anatomy illustrations. So cool!
    Thanks fo linking up with us!

  3. That gold and orange dish is fabulous (sorry about the cat accident!). I also love the black kitties...very Halloween indeed!