This Halloween we had a lot of fun making things a bit different from past years. One of the additions for this year was a candy shelf. Why? Well, why not? Those beautiful illustrations to the right are from the super talented artist Cheryl Baker. We went with a raven theme this year, and her illustrations were a perfect addition (we supplied the frames). I recommend visiting her site and perusing her fabulous work.
Here's another look at the gorgeous art by Cheryl Baker.
Speaking of wonderful artists, this next one is a fun painting by Will Moses. We picked up the poster many years ago at the Taftsville Country Store in Vermont (now Taftsville Mercantile), and only this year had it framed.
And then there are more witches and ravens. We kept up the theme inside and out.
And more witches and ravens. There was a nice pop of orange and black everywhere.
This looks like a happy witch who wants to bake cookies for her grand kids. Or am I the only one who sees it?
Of course, no Halloween raven-and-witch theme would be complete without witchy books.
We don't have market source section for this post because it would fill up a whole page. Some items are new this year, but many we've found at different stores and antique shops over the years. One of our tricks to shopping is to make sure we can use something more than once, even it means repurposing it for another holiday or season.
This wreath is an example of taking something old and giving it new life. The ghost crossing is quite dated. I remember it from when I was a kid (no, I won't say how many years ago). My mother planned to get rid of it, but I just couldn't do it, so she added it to this fun wreath.
What's your favorite Halloween decoration or treat?