Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween!

Here's a treat for you: Colonial Candle is offering my readers a discount of $15 off an order of $60 or more from now until 12/31/09. Use promo code MAMAISON15 at checkout. It's no trick!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Monster Mash

Welcome to Tablescape Thursday! Please visit Susan at Between Naps on the Porch, our hostess for this event.
For this week's Tablescape Thursday I didn't do a traditional, dining-type tablescape, but rather vignettes with my two Halloween trees.
I have been haunting (pun intended!) eBay and Amazon in search of Halloween ornaments, and I've bought a ton. Mr. Maison is going to behead me if I buy one more ornament!
First off: Please ignore the ugly cords hanging down. Before we bought our house and remodeled the kitchen there was a peninsula cabinet here, and a place for a wall phone (remember those?!). Anyway...we have a devil of a time (another pun intended!) getting electricians, plumbers, dry-wallers, and such, so the ugly cords still dangle.

This cute flicker candle is from Colonial Candle...

Would you care for some ghoulade?

It's hard to tell, but there's skull-shaped ice cubes floating in the ghoulade...

Ghoulade not to your liking? Then have some mulled wine...

I love this cheeky little guy...

I followed Gollum's cue with this Halloween tree made of just twigs gathered in the yard...

I love these candy corn Kisses!

Don't forget your treat on the way out...

Gnarled black tree: Lenox
Flicker candle, candy bowl, votive holders and wall clings: Colonial Candle
Here's a treat for you: Colonial Candle is offering my readers a discount of $15 off an order of $60 or more from now until 12/31/09. Use promo code MAMAISON15 at checkout. It's no trick!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Log Tealight Holder

I was recently asked by CSN to do a review of one of their products, and they graciously sent me this log tealight holder.
Hop on over to my review blog to read more about it.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Three or More Tuesday: The Tassel House

Welcome to Three or More Tuesday! Please visit our hostess for this event, Tam at The Gypsy's Corner.


I have a confession to make: Not only am I a dishaholic, but now I'm a tasselaholic! I've had lots of plain tassels around the house for years, but I recently discovered Angela's work and immediately fell in love. She puts so much detail into each tassel, and they truly are little pieces of art. You can visit her Etsy shop HERE. Pictures don't do these cuties justice. They are so rich and full when you see them.

This is my harvest/Thanksgiving tassel. I tried to get a closeup of the words, but they didn't show up very well. It says "Our Blessings Grow Around Us."

Next I'm showing you my Peace Angel tassel. I can't wait to display this after Thanksgiving, and I'll leave it up through Christmas.

This is my cardinal tassel. I love birds, anything red, and the cardinal is the Virginia state bird, so I just had to have this. Really. I. Did. I didn't have a choice!

Angela called this the Big Mama Bird tassel...and it is huge! I have it hanging on the sofa table that our flat screen is sitting on.

I love this bow in the back. It reminds me of an old-fashioned lady's bustle.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Tweaking the Fireplace

Welcome to Metamorphosis Monday, hosted by Susan at Between Naps on the Porch!


I have just a small change I'm sharing this week. I tweaked my fireplace decorations a bit. Here's the before picture...

And here's the after picture. I changed out/added some candle holders, and added some glass pumpkins and a leaf garland to the mantel...

I'm also trying something different inside the fireplace...

I've been burning a yummy, licorice-scented Halloween candle from Colonial Candle...

I will be having an upcoming review and giveaway on my review blog, so stop back again for more details. Also, you can grab my review/giveaway button and link and add it to your sidebar if you wish.
Bird taper holders, amber taper candles, and mirrored votive/tealight holders: Colonial Candle
Glass pumpkins and leaf garland: Dollar Tree
Log tealight holder: CSN
Stemmed candle holders: Yankee Candle

Colonial Candle has graciously extended their discount for my readers of $15 off an order of $60 or more. Use promotional code MAMAISON15 at checkout, and this is good through 12/31/09.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

A Haunted Tablescape

Welcome to my ghoulishly fun tablescape. Please visit Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday and Michael at Designs by Gollum for Foodie Friday.


Enter...if you dare! Mwah, hah, hah, hah, hah!

Eeek! Look out for the mice! They are looking for something to nibble on...

Here's a nice bench for you to rest your weary bones on...don't mind the cobwebs...they add to the ambience...

Quoth the raven, "Nevermore!"

Won't you have some witch's brew?

Don't mind the eyeballs...they add to the taste...

A spider's eyeview...

Nightfall is setting in...get out...while you still can! Mwah, hah, hah, hah, hah!

"Will you walk into my parlour?" said the Spider to the Fly...


Witch's Brew: Mix equal parts orange juice and orange soda. Add eyeballs or any other body parts you wish!

Black plates: Big Lots
Pumpkin salad plates and gummy eyeballs: Wal-Mart
Tablecloth, napkins and glasses: T.J. Maxx
Ravens: Dollar Tree
Mini orange and black buckets: Dollar bin at Target
Black taper candles: Colonial Candle

Don't forget that Colonial Candle is offering my readers a discount of $15 off a $60 or more order now through Halloween. Use promo code MAMAISON15 at checkout. They have great candles, and some really cool Halloween items.