The V Spot

Rants, observations and home decorating from a woman with no time for a blog.

Halloweenify your lampshades.

I admit it.  I change out the lamps on my dining room buffet seasonally.  (Don’t you judge me! It could be worse! I could be addicted to handbags or shoes or seasonal dishes! Leemealone!)
Anyhow, for Halloween, the black with the woven shades needed to go, and the silver with the white shades had to come back out…
I took a fuzzy little black feather boa that I got at Michael’s or Joann’s, cut it up, and attached it to the top and bottom edges of the lampshades with double stick tape. 
 It Halloweens up the place.  
(…although Handsome Hubby says they remind him of the Leg Lamp in A Christmas Story…)
I think they help the over-all look of the buffet.

I love the vintage decanters and the champagne bucket, and of course, black sticks.  You know what else I love about this vignette?
Decorating with old Halloween photos.  This one is from Grant’s first Halloween.

What a Tubba Bubba!!  It makes me smile every time I see it.



Beth@Wiccan Make Some Too said...

October 18, 2011 at 12:36 pm
The lamp shade looks wickedly awesome! Bravo to you. I would love for you to show this off at my Wickedly Crafty Saturdays!

BigBearswife said...

October 18, 2011 at 1:02 pm
Nicely done with the black boa! Love the champagne bucket too!

Kelli said...

October 18, 2011 at 1:03 pm
Look at that sweet Grant!!!

Connie said...

October 18, 2011 at 1:44 pm
I was just wondering what I could do to my lamp!

I need to frame our old Halloween pictures too. Great idea!

MiMi said...

October 18, 2011 at 3:25 pm
Awww, that tubba bubba is adorable!
I love the lamps!
And. I'm addicted to lol

Lynn said...

October 18, 2011 at 4:46 pm
Love your stick decorating!

Shawn said...

October 18, 2011 at 5:00 pm
I always set out an old picture too. One of the girls jumping into a pile of leaves for Fall, one of them dressed like little girls not skanks for Halloween and for Christmas I have a shelf designated to hold every picture from every Christmas card that I have, I think it goes back to 1999.

Those lamps might make a spicy addition to the bedroom when Halloween is over ;)

Shannon@FoxHollowCottage said...

October 18, 2011 at 5:32 pm
The lamp is perfection, how could ya fault that? My fav vignette so far. Love it!!

At The Picket Fence said...

October 18, 2011 at 8:58 pm
Those lampshades look very hot to trot now! :-) Cracking up about the leg lamp from A Christmas Story! :-) Your entire buffet looks so wonderful Viv and I love the champagne bucket with the black sticks.

Nessa @{Casa Braaflat} said...

October 18, 2011 at 10:20 pm
love the lampshades. and it's not bad to have just once vice (ie. changing lampshades) or two or three. can't wait to see all your seasonal shades!

Megan said...

October 18, 2011 at 10:34 pm
So clever to change up your lampshades! They go perfectly on your buffet, which looks amazing!!

Richella said...

October 19, 2011 at 12:40 am
I've never even thought of using old Halloween photos of my boys to decorate. I'm a bit dumb, but thank goodness I know brilliant people like you! I've got some pirates and soldiers who are just begging to be displayed!

Impulsive Addict said...

October 19, 2011 at 2:43 am
WHAT? I'm supposed to change out my lamp shades for each season? I've never changed them in the 3 years I've lived at this house.

And I don't have an adorable Halloween picture in a frame. THIS WILL END THIS YEAR! I will have one next year. Promise!

Becca @ R We There Yet Mom? said...

October 19, 2011 at 12:28 pm
Double stick tape - who'd thunk it? Only you Miss Viv- only you!!

And you need to post more pics of that tubby baby!! So adorable!!!


Suzy Myers said...

October 20, 2011 at 3:48 pm
Very cool. I particular love the idea of decorating with halloween photos. Usually they just get put up in the albums. Great idea!

Sally said...

October 21, 2011 at 7:00 am
I love the branches with the bats. You have some great ideas...I'm your newest follower. I'd love for you to come over to my new blog & follow along! Thanks, Sally

Sarah said...

October 21, 2011 at 9:26 pm
Love the lamps they look awesome.

Amy @ Kiwi Chic said...

October 25, 2011 at 6:07 am
I lurrrve the vintage decanters! Where do you get those things! You did a great job on this setup!!!
I have just started following your blog - would love if you got a chance to check mine out too!
- Amy

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