Saturday, October 7, 2017

Simple pleasures - ghosts!

I really enjoy Halloween, probably because you can decorate for the holiday doing such goofy and silly things and somehow it all works. A perfect example of this are these ghosts.

I don't like grim and scary but I do like cute. And so all of my little ghost visitors are very, very cute...and not frightening at all.


Here is the original little ghost on the kitchen blackboard, I enjoyed him so much last year that this year I decided to add more ghosts throughout the house - in some unexpected places.

So I tucked another in the dining room mirror...

and two in the living room. One above the mantle...

and another above the credenza.

It is amazing how such a simple thing can bring me so much pleasure. Four little ghosts made out of white poster paper, total cost: $1.50. Time spent, about 20 minutes. I don't remember where I got the pattern, I think it was in a Martha Stewart magazine years ago. But it certainly wouldn't take much artistic talent to come up with one of your own.

Sometimes I can be very easy to please and as Martha always says, "That can be a good thing".

I hope you have some fun little visitors in your house this Halloween..


  1. Too cute, Adrienne. Sometimes all it takes is just a little something. Your arrangements are beautiful too..Happy Weekend..Judy

  2. I always loved that Martha "saying"...and that is a "good thing".
    Your ghosts are just darling. I love the fun atmosphere they add to your home.
    Hope you have a wonderful rest of the weekend. xo Diana

    1. Happy that you like them. For something so easy they really are fun.

  3. I love your ghosts, they are so cute. I will have to see if I can find a pattern. I am sure they have them at Michaels, as they carry a lot of Martha's things.

    Hope it cools off next week. I was so enjoying my quilt on the bed and cooler nights, I sleep so much better.

    Have a great rest of the weekend.


    1. Thank you Mary.

      Today was warm but tomorrow is supposed to be cooler, at least it is nice and cool at night. Like you, I sleep much better in the winter months.

  4. So cute All Your ghosts around Your Home I love Your decoration On Your table look beautiful
    I'm glad the weather is nice in CA we been have a lot of rain ,
    Have blessing weekend

  5. This post made me smile! And you're right. Cute is better! They have an aesthetic I could live with too! haha!

  6. Love your ghosts! Such a cute idea to place them on your mirrors. Will be pinning them for next year.


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