|When staging a home, designers like to leave an open book and a wine glass or teacup, to give things a homey feel. When the designer is a witch, it looks like this.|
|Scruffy flower pot, dead lilac tree, dried weedy flowers, fallen seed pods. Add a fresh pumpkin, a handful of gourds, and last year's bat, and it's not lawn trash, it's decor.|
|This witchy tabletop vignette would not have looked nearly so authentic without the leaf carpet and dried florals in the background.|
|Painted with Pebeo's Porcelaine (not Vidrio) paints, thrift store goblets are cheap chic, and way cooler than plastic party glasses.|
|The dried arrangements were done earlier in the year, for an article in the premier issue of 365 Being, which I co-produce with my friend Cat Isles (365being.com). A ceramic jack-o-lantern was just the touch of Halloween it needed.|
By the way, in case anyone is waiting to see it, I did finish the fireplace job, but the stain guy hadn't done the hearth surrounds yet, and carpet was to be installed today and tomorrow, so I'll get shots over the weekend, to post on Monday.
Thanks to nice folks who hire me to decorate their homes, I don't have lots of time for being tortured by pesky garden chores. You can view my portfolio at theartofthehome.com. I haven't updated much there for the past two years, so you might want to scroll down through this blog for more recent stuff.
If you have questions or comments about anything in this post, you can comment below, or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.