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    Do you love DIY Halloween decor ideas? Then you have come to the right place! Halloween decor at the yellow brick home is always over the top! Halloween is so much fun and I love having unique decorations to delight guests for the holiday.  I like to make my own decor or “upcycle” and repurpose old ones for originality. One of my favorite Halloween DIY projects is this “bewitching makeover” I gave a yard sale witch.

     

    Easy DIY yard sale witch makeover DIY Halloween Decorations

    A few years ago I purchased this witch at my mother-in-law’s yard sale for $10.00. I have always wanted one of the life size animated witches like the ones in Grandin Road, but I could never bring myself to pay full price for one. I was thrilled to get a hold of this old gal because I knew with a little creativity she could be awesome. She looked like she had seen one too many Halloweens, so I decided to give her a shabby vintage makeover!

    Fun DIY Halloween Decorating Ideas Glamorous Witch Makeover

    The first thing I did was add some false eyelashes. I used a cheap black eyeliner pencil to reshape her eyes, and give her some brows and lipstick. I even gave her a new ugly witch mole beauty mark.

    Halloween Decorating Ideas Shabby Chic Witch

    The next step was taking her hair out of a ratty old pony tail and letting it down. Now she is rockin’ the awesome silver hair like we are seeing all over Pinterest these days! Then I started adding style and bling with a spider scarf and vintage brooch. I also reshaped her hat and glued a black and orange glittery rose on the side.

    She was looking good at this point, but when I added her blingy reading glasses, Alakaazammm! Makeover magic! (She mainly only uses her reading glasses for reading potion recipes).DIY Halloween Decorating Ideas Shabby Chic Thrifted Witch Makeover

    Bewitching! Her eyes light up and she cackles along to the sound of thunder and screeching cats meowing in the background! So funny! And now she’s just too stylish to be creepy. The neighborhood kids love her and I am hoping now that my niece won’t be afraid of her like she was when my in-laws had the witch on their porch!

    Bewitching Makeover Shabby Halloween Vintage WItch

    “Eye of Newt and stone of bling, make me seem a lovlier thing!”

    Altered Halloween Hang Tag Witch Hang Tag Primitive Halloween Tag

    I was going through some old Halloween decorations and found this cute tag…”She tricked and treated and ate candy all night long…” Such a fun touch!

    Awesome DIY Shabby Chic WItch

    If this isn’t a case for proving the power of makeup and bling, I don’t know what is! I found the vintage rhinestone brooch for .25 at a yard sale earlier in the summer and the scarf, glasses, eyelashes and eyeliner came from the Dollar Tree. The rose was a clearance sale special at Jo-Ann Fabric, so I spent about $6 on her makeover. $16 total-Works for me!

    Adorable Halloween Porch Decorations Easy Halloween Porch Decorating Ideas

    I love  having her seated at the top of our porch stairs holding this large Haunted House ticket sign to greet Trick-Or-Treaters. She is the neighborhood Halloween “Hostess with the Mostess!”

    Because of the  sound effect of a cat meow and screech I got the idea to put my vintage blow mold cat at her feet. Now it sounds like it’s coming from the cat!

    My witch has quite a green thumb, literally! Just look at these gorgeous, vibrant orange mums with deep black petunias! She must have used some magic to create this stunning arrangement!

    Halloween Flowers fall garden fall flowers orange mums and black petunias

    I love how this witch turned out and I think she looks even better than some of the more expensive animated witches I have seen in big brand catalogs and stores. I really don’t celebrate the “dark side” of Halloween and I like that by adding a touch of beauty she loses the “evil” and foreboding look and becomes more whimsical. Even if you aren’t a makeup artist, you can certainly do a makeover like this one on any second hand witch you may come across on your junkin’ adventures. Or you can always “bling up” a newer witch to give her a little more character and pizazz!

    Shabby chic Halloween Witch Halloween Porch Decorating Ideas

    This year she will probably be getting new scarf and I just can’t wait to see what kind of garden magic she works with her green thumb! Come back for my 13 Days of Halloween Home Tour, (October 16-28) to find out what she comes up with and to be inspired by a lot more enchanting  Halloween decor ideas! You can also see my early fall home tour here in case you missed it.  I hope you are inspired!

    Now if you really, really love Halloween Ideas, come on over and link up all month for the Hauntingly Beautiful Decor Halloween Link Party HERE!

    Hauntingly Beautiful Decor Halloween Link Party October 2-31

    See you at the party!

    Amber

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    Harvest Home Tour Early Fall 2017

    Welcome everyone to my “Harvest Home” early fall home tour! I am so thrilled you are visiting today! If you are coming over from A Delightsome Life and the previous tours on our Harvest Home Blog Hop, then I know you have already been inspired by a wonderful group of talented ladies and their beautiful homes. It has been such a pleasure to coordinate and host this blog hop! Now it’s time for me to finish up the tour by inviting you into my 1921 yellow brick home!

    Follow The Yellow Brick Home Beautiful Farmhouse Cottage fall decorating ideas front porch with white mums white pumpkin mums in a basket

    On this tour you will see how I decorate for early fall as I am still transitioning into the season, taking cues from nature. It has been 80 degrees lately and the leaves are only barely starting to change here in Eastern, KY, so it’s still a couple of weeks before I go all out on my fall colors and pumpkin extravaganza. I have decorated our front porch very simply to start off the season with a big basket of white mums sitting on a vintage chair by the front door. Last week I went a friend’s yard sale and she gifted me this big white pumpkin right out of her garden. I am really loving how the white mums and pumpkin look with the yellow bricks too!

    Beautiful white mums in French farmhouse basket pressed back vintage chair Early Fall Home Tour easy fall decorating ideas

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    DIY Shabby Vintage Burlap Pumpkins

    How to give inexpensive Dollar Tree Burlap Pumkins A Shabby Vintage Makeover With Chalk Paint and Vintage Embellishments Chalk Painted Pumpkins DIY

     

    It’s almost the middle of September, and I am going fall crazy over here! Today I spent the day chalk painting pumpkins and in between drying times I have been decorating for the Harvest Home Blog Hop which begins next Tuesday! This coming Saturday I am going junkin’ at the Country Living Fair, which means I won’t be able to do any crafting or decorating that day, so I am really rushing to get things ready now! I wanted to use the burlap pumpkins in some vignettes for the tour, so I hustled and finished some today and I am so glad I did. Now I am excited to show you how you can make some DIY shabby vintage burlap pumpkins too. They turned out so pretty and even though I have tons of other things to do, I am heading back to Dollar Tree tomorrow to buy a few more. Just take a look at these beauties! I need a whole bucket full! This post is sponsored by DecoArt and contains affiliate links for your convenience.

     

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    Mad For Plaid Decor August Features

    White Arrows Home instagram #madforplaiddecor

     

    Hello dear readers! Are you mad for plaid? If so you have come to the right place! Every week my talented Instagram friends and I host #madforplaiddecor on Instagram! Anyone with an Instagram account can use the #madforplaiddecor hashtag to share their beautiful photos showing all the creative ways they have used plaid in their homes. Each of the hosts chooses a feature weekly, and I will be posting a monthly round up of our features here at Follow The Yellow Brick Home to give you some inspiring ideas for decorating with plaid. Here are “Team Tartan’s” August features.  Enjoy!

    Week One

    Photo: @whitearrowshome

     

    Features

    Beautiful country farmhouse style galvanzied watering cans buffalo plaid log cabin mad for plaid #madforplaiddecor buffalo checks mudroom

    Rozanne’s feature: @careyscountrygarden

     

     

    Gorgeous chesterfield sofa plaid pillows traditional style #madforplaiddecor mad for plaid

    Kristin’s feature: @prettyoliveinteriors

     

    Farmhouse style living room farmhouse sign then sings my soul sunflowers in enamelware chippy chair buffalo checks

    My feature: @farmhouse165

     

    beautiful farmhouse industral bedroom wrought iron bed buffalo check pillows tray on bed with ironstone and sunflowers fall decorating ideas.

    Karen’s Feature: @shabbyandsewmuchmor

     

    Week Two 

    #madforplaiddecor hashtag party instagram rae dunn apples fall decor

     Photo: @karen.says

     

    Features

    Gorgeous fall decorating ideas vintage scale rae dunn tea vintage books plaid

    Rozanne and I chose the same feature for week two: @plaid_and_pansies

     

    beautiful blue nautical themed bedroom navy blue checks vintage quilts

    Kristin’s feature: @melindaprincemarks

     

    Week 3

    dough bowl with appples beautiful early fall table centerpiece buffalo checks

     Photo: @clareandgracedesigns

    Features

    adorable back to school vignette vintage plaid metal picnic basket chalkboard vintage milk bottles

    My feature/Rozanne’s Feature : @vintagecharmhouse

    gorgeous fall styling front porch mums pumpkins plaid throw pumpkins vintage rocking chair gather pillow fall porch ideas

    Kristin’s feature: @shabbyandsewmuchmor

     

    adorable farmhouse styling ladder with wreath buffalo check black furniture  sunflowers

    Karen’s feature: @shabbyandsewmuchmor

    Week 4

    vintage soda crates apples vintage scale red plaid picnic

    Photo: @whitearrowshome

     

    gorgeous fireplace plaid throw brick wall vintage seltzer bottles

    My feature: @six_in_the_stix

    gorgeous vignette blue fall blue plaid white pumpkins farmhouse pillows

    Kristin’s feature: @delightnoted

    Gorgeous summer picnic plaid blanket blue checked tablecloth

    Rozanne’s Feature: @mama_moo86

     

    As you can see we had a wonderful first month resuming #madforplaiddecor! Remember, if you have an Instagram account you can play along too! You really don’t even have to be “totally” mad for plaid to play! Even if you just like to add some small plaid touches seasonally or you have a favorite scarf or boots you would love to share, all the hosts would love to see. Any kind of checks, gingham, or buffalo plaids are perfect for sharing! Just check my IG feed every Thursday for all the details and a chance to be featured on Instagram and here at Follow The Yellow Brick Home. Hope to see you each Thursday!

    Amber

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    Let’s Go Junkin’: Vintage Marketplace Wilmington, NC

    Where to shop for Antiques In Wilmington, NC

    Hello and thanks for joining me on the junkin’ trail! This summer my family vacationed at beautiful Wrightsville Beach, NC and I had the opportunity to shop at Vintage Marketplace antiques shop in gorgeous Wilmington, NC. I was so impressed with the store that before I knew it I was snapping pictures to share with all of my vintage loving friends and followers and taking mental notes for a blog post. There was so much eye candy I knew it would be a real treat for all of you vintage junkers  out there!

    Vintage Marketplace Wilmington, NC

    I first spotted the shop on the way to dinner on our first evening of vacation. It was closed, but I could see lots of rusty garden decor and salvaged pieces outside so I knew I absolutely had to visit at some point on our trip! When my youngest son and husband went on a deep sea fishing tour, it was time for me to hit the Wilmington junkin’ trail. First stop— Vintage Marketplace!

    Vintage Marketplace Wilmington NC

    Upon arrival I couldn’t get out of the car fast enough to take a look at the gorgeous, chippy-rusty garden urns and architectural salvage outside the shop! I knew there must be some real treasures waiting inside. As soon as I stepped in I was delightfully overwhelmed by a vintage wonderland. The lighting and displays were absolutely stunning and set the little vintage butterflies in my stomach all a flutter! I was welcomed with smiles by lovely shop owner, Janie Perry, who opened the Vintage Marketplace four years ago. She designs many of the fun lighting displays all around the shop too!

    Janie Perry, Vintage Marketplace Owner

     I recently connected with Janie via email and asked her to share a little more about the shop:
    Vintage Marketplace will be celebrating our 3 year anniversary on Sept. 1st at our new location 5827 Oleander Drive, Wilmington NC 28403.  We have all been together for over 4 1/2 years.  I have a wonderful group of amazingly talented vendors that have an awesome eye!  We offer custom built farm tables, hutches, benches, kitchen islands, signs, barn doors, frames and so much more.  We also offer custom painting for people who would like their furniture painted, upholstery and monogramming.  
    The shop is very diverse…we have a wonderful selection of vintage, antiques, shabby chic, primitive, mid century, hand made sterling silver jewelry, steam punk jewelry, crystal diffuser jewelry, beautiful clothes line and homemade biscotti and gourmet chocolates.
     We host “teas” for groups of 12 or more here at the shop.  It’s a wonderful full tea, with several varieties of tea, sweets and savories.  I have three facebook profiles for the shop…Vintage Marketplace (the entire shop), Vintage Marketplace Custom (features custom built pieces) and Vintage Marketplace Tea’s.”
    ~Janie Perry

    vintage bicycle antique store display with lights

     

    Gorgeous VIntage Marketplace booth displays Shabby Chic French Country Antiques Store

    I have been to some nice antiques shops but most of them were poorly lit. Vintage Marketplace is light, bright and airy! Janie explained that the building had previously been a lighting store, so the space lends itself to showcasing beautiful lighting and chandeliers of all kinds.

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    Let’s Dish It Out #1: Adams English Ironstone Empress

    Do you love collecting, learning, sharing, pinning and talking about all kinds of vintage dishes and china? Then “Let’s Dish It Out!” Grab your favorite cup of coffee or tea and come on over for a weekly coffee social or (tea party if you prefer!)  This isn’t a linky party, so you don’t need a blog to participate. Instead it is just a simple way to connect with others who are passionate about vintage dishes and have the “dish gene!” I will share a new post about vintage dishes and you can join in the fun any time! Simply leave your thoughts in the comment section about the post I have shared, or share a link to your own blog, Instagram photo, Etsy shop if you sell dishes, or any other blog or website with great dishes! For even more fun, join my “Let’s Dish It Out” Pinterest GROUP BOARD and pin away! I will be blogging about my own collections or featuring another collector’s dishes, or maybe even an informational post about a certain line of vintage dishes. For a special treat I will be having a monthly guest blogger to dish it out right here at Follow The Yellow Brick Home! If you would like to be a guest blogger or have a fantastic dish collection to share, be sure to comment!

    Any style of vintage or antique dishes from every era are welcome for discussion! I collect all kinds of dishes, but ironstone is definitely my favorite so there will be plenty of ironstone showing up in this series. Each Wednesday I participate in the fabulous #ironstonewednesdays hashtag party on Instagram, so I figured why not just turn what I am sharing or inspired by into a post here? For today’s post I will be dishing out my Adams English Ironstone Empress collection! Read more

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    French Country Inspired Heirloom Pumpkins Display

    French Country Heirloom Pumpkins Display

    It’s pumpkin time…almost! I already have a large pumpkin growing in the garden, and Instagram and Pinterest are full of pictures of my beloved heirloom pumpkins in all shapes, colors and sizes! I am still holding out until September before the pumpkins start magically appearing all around our home, but I sure am busy getting ideas and making plans! I especially love French Country inspired fall decor both indoors and out, and I love to incorporate shabby French touches whenever possible. Each year I challenge myself to come up with new designs and color schemes for my outdoor displays, but I absolutely must include soft, muted-toned heirloom pumpkins along with magical mums and beautiful autumn kale!

    It is hard to pick a favorite, but I love the soft, peachy-coral color and shape of the Musquee De Provence pumpkin as pictured above in lovely Aix-en-Provence, France. I discovered them several years ago and now it just wouldn’t be fall around our home without several of these beauties!  Source: Pinterest Read more

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