Thursday, October 23, 2014

A Bit Of Halloween In The Family Room

I do quite a bit of 
FALL DECORATING
but not so much for Halloween.
We don't get any 
Trick-or-Treaters 
where we live.

I usually go in town and enjoy all 
the HALLOWEEN DECORATING my 
daughter does at her house.

On Halloween night I go 
door-to-door with the grandkids.
That will change this year, too,
because they have moved
out into the wilds country.
sniff-sniff

So, I will content myself with 
bits and pieces of
Halloween here and will show you
just one little corner of our 
family room.

I painted this years ago when 
my kids were little.
It's propped against my 
CHRISTMAS CACTUS.
That's kind of a joke in itself, isn't it?
Halloween/Christmas- get it?
Nevermind....

It sits on a trunk in the corner.
I park most of my inside plants here
for the winter.
The little old runner is there to protect
the top of the trunk from water damage.

I love this old trunk.  
I have had it for about 15 years.
Love the corner detail, too.
Speaking of trunks and Fall!
Look what I found at the base of
another tree.
Is that cool, or what?
I told you it was cool!!!
You KNOW it is a FAIRY HOUSE, right?
I fell into a prone position to take a photo
of what was INSIDE this tree.
YOU WON'T BELIEVE IT!
HONEST!  You won't BELIEVE IT!!!!
Let's look through that hole!
Ready?
 Is that the cutest little fairy house
you've ever seen?
Didn't I get a great shot
of the inside of that tree?
What do you mean 
YOU DON"T BELIEVE ME????

Well, as SweetCheeks would say....
PFFFFFFFFFFFFFFTTTTTTTT!

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giveaway yet-you still have time.
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on November 1st.
Sign up here.

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53 comments:

Ron said...

I love your painting, Diana, And yes, that is a beautiful space inside the tree LOL!

Susie said...

Diana, You are talented. The little painting is so cute. I know you are going to miss your little Halloweeners. That is a sweet fairy house.:):) Hope you are doing well today. We had some sunshine yesterday and it was wonderful. xoxo,Susie

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I love your painting, Diana! So cute. I was going to say that tree would be the perfect spot to make a fairy house. That little "doorway" is perfect.

Gina said...

What a beautiful painting, Diana! I love it! I also love your trunk.

I am not at all surprised you have fairies living in your tree. You have those fairy holes inside your house, so why not outside too? :)

Sylvia said...

LOVE your painting! I saw a post on Facebook yesterday that was saying how all the holidays are getting hurried along by stores and we will soon be calling it "Hallothanksmas" soon. Get it!, and sure I believe you about the fairy house,,now you wouldn't fib (lie) to us, now would you!

vivian said...

I love the painting you did, and thats a great old trunk! but what I really love is that amazing fairy house.. in your own backyard! my oh my! how lucky you are! which reminds me I should probably take care of my overgrown fairy garden.....
have a great day my crazy friend!
xoxo
vivian

Debbie said...

That trunk is beautiful, Diana! I remember country painting class. your artwork is sooo cute, and appropriate for the season.
You are lucky the fairie's dog didn't bite you on the nose as you were snooping around!! Great shot, though!
I love visiting you.
Love you.
Debbie
xo

Anonymous said...

you are a wonderful artist, do you still paint at all? That is a wonderful little house in the tree, imagine , lol,

Charm Bracelet Diva {at Home} said...

What a cute Halloween painting! You area lady of many talents, Diana! that trunk is right up my alley. I used to have Christmas cacti for years. They were one of my mom's favorite plants. Aren't they pretty when they bloom? Have a great day!
xoKathleen

Dee said...

I liked your painting. Other than stick figures, I'm not much of an artist. Oh and that fairy house was too cute. I got a kick out of that... :)

Penny @ Penny's Vintage Home said...

I wish I could have seen you down on your knees looking at the base of the tree.....lol!

Kelly said...

Wow! I'm so impressed with that little fairy house you were able to capture! (LOL) I didn't know you were such a good artist. Your picture is very nice. We get less and less trick or treaters every year as our subdivision ages. All the kids are growing up! Also, we live towards the back of the subdivision so that makes a difference too. Some kids tucker out as they get closer to the back and they just turn around before they reach our house. This will be the first year that I won't have any kids going trick or treating. My youngest is 13 now and has decided to call it quits.

Junkchiccottage said...

Good Morning Diana. I want to live in the little fairy space in the tree lol!
Kris

Musings from Kim K. said...

Love your painting, Diana. You are so talented. You know you really so make a tiny fairy house with that tree opening. I bet sweetcheeks would help you!

Daniella said...

I believe you! Fabulous photography!!
Thank you so much for visiting me and sharing! You are so very kind!
Happy Halloween/Christmas!
xxDaniella

The Tuscan Home said...

What a darling painting, I LOVE it!! Enjoyed your post, too! :) Have a fantastic weekend, sweet friend! :) xo, Liz

ImSoVintage Laura Walker said...

I completely believe that you saw that inside that fairy house, and I think it is mean that someone else took a photo first and put it on their site :)

Love your little painting. We don't get any trick or treaters either. So sad :(
xo
Laura

Catherine said...

Dear Diana, I love the photo that you painted of Halloween; however!!! the photo that you took of the fairy house is magnificent. Imagination is the key to life and youth. Blessings dear. Catherine xo

Linda said...

What a beautiful fairy house you found.....you're very lucky to be able to get such a great photo. *wink* *wink*

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

Oh Diana I love your sweet painting. Last year we gave out candy to over 200 kids ... This year since Halloween falls on a Friday we're meeting up with friends at a restaurant. Love your imagination with the fairy house!
xo

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

I love that sweet little painting Diana...your so talented!! Lucky you to have found that hidden fairy garden;-)

Carla from The River said...

Sweet painting, I love it.
I love that tree and the fun fairy house, how fun and creative you are. :-)

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

I love your little painting...very Mary Englebrighteish! That trunk is cool, good camera work too bad the fairys were not home.

Missy George said...

I was thinking that the base of that tree would make a great fairy house...Great minds!! I love the painting..SO cute..I guess you did that???

Lisa @ Texas Decor said...

I didn't realize you were an artist! I love that Halloween painting! My mom is a pretty good artist too, but the apple definitely falls VERY far from the tree, because I'm still drawing stick figures. Lol! Love your fairy door! So glad they let you capture the inside too. ;)

Karen L. Bates said...

I love the painting...you are so talented. And the fairy house is just adorable, you did so much work...thanks for sharing it. So darling. Heeheee.

carolann said...

Yes you seen it and I seen. Imagine, Imagine. Cute painting talent lady. Magical Fairies. We believed in tooth fairies why not this.

Afternoon drop in that is me today.

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Diana,
Thanks so much for stopping by! I am so behind on my return visits...

Cute Fairy House in the tree!! Love it!!
Hugs,
Deb

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Love the picture you painted, is it of your children? So sorry that you won't be going trick or treating with the kids. We hardly get any, due to the mean things that people do to children.. Most of the kids go to the malls or church. I maybe get 10 to 12 kids and none on our street.
you should drive to your daughters, spend the night and go with the girls.
Have a good one.
Mary

Tessa~ Here there be musing said...

Such a cute Halloween painting!!!

And Oh, a Faerie House in a tree, on your property. Yessssss!!!!!

I love the way your imagination took you away. We all need to let our imaginations do that, now and then. _Lots_ of now's and then's. Why not? There is plenty of icky-ness in this world. Let's seek out Joy!!! :-)

Happy rest of October...

Tessa~

Nonnie said...

Why do our kids have to go and move away???? I like the painting. I LOVE the tree trunks and the fairy home is just as I imagined it would be.

Sonny G said...

You are a wonderful artist.~! Love your halloween painting and that trunk is a true treasure.
if I was teeny tiny I could live in that little Fae Home.

Holly @ Down to Earth Style said...

OMG! You had me there....I am so gullible. I should know better when I pop over here. hahahah!

Tina@WhatWeKeep said...

I wonder if they have cousins that live under my hamburger bun mushrooms?
I hope they use the same decorator. ;)

Pura Vida said...

I have loved fairy houses since I was a little girl and look for them everywhere!

Beatrice Euphemie said...

I love your painting, Diana - the expression on the little tiger's face is priceless! Your trunk is very special and I would love to see what you have stored inside! ha ha! I have a wicker one and it is so full of junk! I really need to clean it out. The tree trunk is really fun - oh, I enjoyed a good laugh with this one! Seriously, though, that fairy house is amazing! xo Karen

Consider It All Joy said...

Well, I believe you for sure ~ It IS the cutest little fairy house ever!! Oh, you mean about it being in the tree ~ well.....

Red Rose Alley said...

Oooo, that tree is cool, and I'm wondering why it is split in half like that? I love that you think the fairies live there haha. Diana, I really like that picture you painted. It's perfect for Halloween. I'm like you, and I don't really decorate for Halloween - more for Fall. Jess would love that old trunk, as she collects them.

love,
~Sheri

J said...

Oh I LOVE it! Sweet, sweet, sweet! Those fairies are excellent housekeepers! I could learn from them!

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Hi Diana, sweet little painting you did for Halloween years ago. Love your old trunk and that tree is awesome. Ya, LOL I would have liked to see you taking that photo inside the split in the tree. It is a darling fairy house you share though. LOL
How are your eyes healing? Hope all is great.
Blessings, xo

At Rivercrest Cottage said...

yeah, you got me. I thought we were going to see a squirrel in there.

Gypsy Heart said...

You are so talented! That painting is adorable. I LOVE the trunk! You know, I've always wanted one and still don't have it. Something wrong with that picture, right? That is an adorable fairy house.

xo
Pat

Chatty Crone said...

And you're an artist too - you can do anything. Love your fairy house! lol

Wanda said...

Your painting is darling. Love the trunk too;. I just gave our daughter my husband's mom's old trunk. She is redoing it. Can't wait to see the finished project.

We will have children from the complex this year, since we live in a gated community. They trust me, so I can handout homemade goodies. Looking forward to making some fun treats or cookies.

joanne said...

those little fairies have been hard at work, great job getting the photo op.

Dolly Sarrio said...

Diana, You always put a smile on my face! Cute post I love the fairy home in the tree! I also love the Halloween Painting that you did, that is great! The trunk I like the detail too...Great post.

cynthia lee designs said...

How fun to have fairies living in your tree. I thought for sure that I was going to see a little creation in that opening of the tree. We just had for dead trees taken down in our yard...sure hope no fairies were living in any of those trees...LOL..
~Cindy

Maureen Wyatt said...

I'll be checking every tree on my property now! There is no reason for fairies to prefer you place to mine.

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

I believe! :)

Carol said...

Can't you go hang out with someone else's kids for Halloween or would that be kind of weird? I adore the picture you painted. You've got some serious talent, lady! I love the little Fairy House, and you got an amazing photo of it!

Leena Milligan Lanteigne said...

I love your little painting - so cute! Nice trunk and fairy house too! Hugs, Leena

Candy S said...

That tree truck screamed fairy house to me. Kind of makes you want to put a little door there at the base and hang a fairy crossing sign. I love your imagination! Your Halloween painting is charming, it looks perfect propped against the Christmas cactus.

Katie Isabella said...

I MISSED THIS!!!