Snowman and Scarecrow

Aren't snowmen just winter scarecrows with frosty dispositions and a vitamin D deficiency? 

Small Business Saturday, November 29th

Our shops may be small but our dreams are definitely big. With stars in our eyes, we open our doors. With support from our community, our hearts are full and our futures remain merry and bright.

To those of you who make a conscientious effort to support small businesses during the holiday shopping season, I thank you. Your support on Small Business Saturday makes us little guys feel like the big guys with stardust in our eyes.

A small group of my handmade Merry Misfit holiday dolls will be available for purchase in my Etsy Shop on Small Business Saturday, November 29th.

Happy Holidays!

Holiday Snowman

Visions of Merry Misfits are no longer dancing in my head. Winter production has finally begun.  A temporary shuffling of colors is taking place as the Christmas reds push aside the pumpkin oranges.
But not for long...

Halloween Day

Be safe and may your spirits be light on this nonsensical holiday.
Happy Halloween!

Baby Boo Pumpkins

A simple and inexpensive holiday decorating tip.
Try your hand at arranging Baby Boo Pumpkins peeking out of festive crates with colorful found foliage picked up from the outdoors. 

Harvest Home

Welcome to a preview of my Harvest home decked out for The Home Depot Style Challenge. 
I hope you are inspired to try your hand at some DIY projects that you see posted below or in the many other wonderful Style Challenge posts located on the Home Depot Apron Blog.

To read about my journey through the Style Challenge process and to see photos of two other Harvest design mantle variations click HERE.

Harvest is a time for gathering. A time when food, family and friends are far more important than getting things done. 

Autumn is a time of abundance. Bundle up and explore the outdoors. Gather up the fallen foliage and bring them into your home then snuggle up and sit by the fire... even if it's just candlelit.

Create space in your life for joy and surround yourself with things that make you merry.

It is my personal belief that you can never have too many pumpkins in the garden.

Pumpkins of all shapes and sizes... even handmade miniature ones. 

These hefty Pottery Pumpkin Luminaries can be used in multiple ways. I grouped them here as a festive patio divider. 

 I also used them as a base for a display shelf and a prop for a window box which can be seen by following this link HERE.

String lights illuminate the borders of the garden.

Grapevine pumpkins hung from shepherds hooks are used to anchor the multiple strands of twinkling lights. To see how this simple DIY project was assembled follow this link HERE.

Perhaps my favorite DIY project was installing the café string lights over the patio. 

Head over to the Home Depot Apron Blog to see how this project came together and to see the completed patio at night time.

All aglow and ready for twilight gatherings that can now extend late into night thanks to the addition of the glimmering lights and the Harvest home décor provided by The Home Depot. 

For more holiday inspiration take a peek at The Home Depot Pinterest page.
Happy Holidays!

Feathering your nest

Assembling place settings for the Harvest table made easy with help from Mother Nature.

Halloween Pumpkin Head Dolls

Quite possibly the only guy around who isn't craving all things pumpkin.

Baby Boo Pumpkins

Another lovely day in the garden playing around with Baby Boo Pumpkin and mini urns.

Home Depot Style Harvest Challenge

A small preview of what I've been working on the past few weeks. 
Check back Oct 20th for the big reveal.

Study in White

Experimenting with a toned down color palette for Halloween.
Dreamy don't you think?

By candlelight

Studio by candlelight. 
Burning the midnight oil once again. Wouldn't it be fun to actually work by candlelight? 
Just in theory of course... unless, I had lots and lots and lots of candles.

Home Depot Halloween Style Challenge

Harvest decor spilling into the garden. Finishing up the Home Depot 
Halloween Style Challenge. The big reveal is coming soon.
Happy Harvesting!

Heed the Call

Time to take my new broom out for a test drive, dust off the cobwebs, and gather up some 
seasonal magic. Be back in a spell... I promise. 

{Broom and Pumpkin acquired from the über talented Charlene Geiger}

Halloween Treats

You want a piece of me? Well today's the day.
Stop by my ETSY shop for some Halloween treats.

Jointed Pumpkin Ornaments

All smiles today. The last of the mini jointed ornaments are complete. 
All that remains to be done is to sign, tag, shoot and bag. 
Then it's showtime folks!