Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Day 13-- It's Been A Blast!!! A Little Haunting To Set the Mood!

Thank You to Robyn and Misi for setting the 13 days of Halloween in motion!  It's been a hoot!
Please forgive I forgot to up load the banner...OOPS....
So...
I have been thinking for a couple of days... what to do for a last post....
Usually every year one evening Mr. OLM and I drive around looking at Halloween decorations..  We came across this house that is over the top a couple of years ago...  I wanted to go peek at that house last night... 
THEN light bulb.... I should show this house off... BUT...darn I forgot my camera last night to show it in all it's glory!  
So I went back today before the rain starts... and snapped a few...
Here is a tour....



 At night... well, he is throwing up!
 At night... their heads turn around with red eyes...




 I flipped the switch, yes I jumped...LOL




 At nights... blade goes around...




BOO! TO YOU!!! OLM

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Day 12~~~ Oh my it's closing in...

 First, I would like to say this has been a whole bunch of fun!  The stories... The Sharing!  Big Thank you to Robyn and Misi for hosting...
Though Misi??? where are you??? Missing you and your posts!

Now, there is nothing fancy or pretty about this display... Living in a split level can sometimes present a challenge for back drops and decorating....
This is just a simple little gathering on top of my jelly cabinet... Now..The chair I painted.. long before I started creating primitives what I really was known for was my folk art painting... I love this chair, but I haven't put it out for years... Forgot all about it until this year...

It still is one of my favorite pieces I ever painted... So not prim...Coulda, shoulda, put together a better display with it...but I didn't... BUT, at least it made it out this year. OLM

Monday, October 28, 2013

Day 11


Just a simple little display on my "fake" fireplace/mantel... Little haunting color, just because!
Fingers crossed PLEASE!  Rain on Halloween... I know it's for the kids... but what about the adults...  LOL... Making plans for inside trick or drink. OLM

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Day 10!!! Let's Go Outside for a Spell....

It's getting close... Oh today was a delightful fall day.... OLM spent some time outside..Cleaning up the flower beds some... until the back said "UNCLE"....Someone has a fire pit going... Air smells oh so fall.  I didn't want to come in... 
I had music playing and had me a glass of RumChata... Now it's getting chilly...in I come...
BUT... I snapped a few outside pictures... Over the years I have done less Halloween and more Fall that can stay out until Thanksgiving....
BUT... I have added a "few" touches for our upcoming TRICK OR DRINK... 
We are on weather watch...calling for raining... fingers crossed it will clear up for our last big fire out in the front yard!

 come sit a spell... Yes, I am playing on picmonkey too much! LOL
 Pumpkin waiting to be carved!  Grew this one in my garden this year.. The one in the chair is what Alex did last week with his girlfriend... Some hunting symbol...


Flag is flying!  Time is near... OLM

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Day 9

 Boo!  It's in the air... It's getting closer... Time for OLM to start planning trick or drink, along with moving along with the shop plans!  Thank you everyone for the kinds words and encouragement!  Though, I want to let everyone know, I do plan to keep selling on my web page too.  It might not be as much as I would of planned a couple of weeks ago...BUT,  I did work on something for my early work update on the 15th!
Just a quick picture of the corner of our family/gathering room.  The Chinese lanterns washed out some.. I like my crocks stacked in the corner. I got the idea a couple of years ago.  They don't take up as much room Happy Saturday!  OLM

Friday, October 25, 2013

Day 8 --- OK, I Have Kept You Waiting Long Enough!

Just simply sharing two of my favorite old photo's I have stored on my computer!  Every year I say I am going to do something with them... Every year time slips away.....
 This one cracks me up!  I really need to blow it up and frame it!!!
First, I want this pumpkin! LOL!  Isn't this lil gal so sweet!  She really deserves to be in a frame too!!!


OK.... So drum roll please... LOL!  Not really... BUT here it goes!  Well maybe a small story first... As I have mentioned here from time to time, I have had a tough year... Lots of adjustments, angry, and simply sadness.... It's time to move on... get busy and do something for me, as I feel pulled in many different directions at times.... So, over the course of the last several months hubby and I have been talking about what I could do... Opening a shop always comes up.  It's my calling, it's in my blood.. I have been in shops over the years with my folkart painting and my primitives... What to do... Taking on a shop full time shop really is out of the question at the moment, first and foremost, I am not sure how well my back would hold up to that...
SO...... I kept going back to the place I had my shop in the late 90's... I left on good terms... I was just busy with volunteering and my boys playing sports.... I was sad to close it... but it was the right thing to do at the time....
 I was out running errands on Tuesday and thought I would pop into State Street Market in Elgin, IL..This is where I was.  They are 35  specialty shops under one roof..
There is no one really primitive or colonial in the shops... They remembered me!!!  Encouraged me to come back.. Truth be told I ran into Sally of the managers when my mom was losing her battle with cancer.. She asked me to come back then... I just had too much on my plate at the time....
NOW... Well in less then a week!  I am joining the shops!!! SO OLM is opening a small specialty primitive/colonial/antiques, and OF COURSE Handmades!!  My brain hurts! LOL!!  I am moving in a week from Monday so I will be there for their Holiday open house that weekend, Nov. 8th, 9th,  & 10th.  Really I will be a work in progress... I don't have lots of display pieces... so I am working that... I do have vintage goodies stacked up in the garage!  Hubby VERY excited about some of that moving out... I have been ordering a few things to help fill in, AND most importantly, I need to get creating!
So if you are in the area of Elgin IL, I hope you will pop into State Street Market on Rt. 31!!!! OLM

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Boo! Candy Please! Day 7



Simply love this vintage child's Halloween Costume!  I have been known to leave it out all year, Love it soo... might put it away this year after the season.... 

I do so love seeing what everyone has done!  I don't have 'news' yet... though I am pretty confident it is all working out.. So details tomorrow.  I am wicked!  OLM

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Halloween Chain Day 6

Just a simple little display on my child's farm table... Francine, here is the black cat from Paperbabies!  Isn't he wonderful?  I love her work!!!
My mom's baby doll sitting around, looking to read...
 I picked up this old Halloween book last year!  Love the cover!!!

Close up of my paperbabies Black Cat Jack!
Long Sigh here...
I don't know if I am going to be able to keep up from here on out... I will try... I have something happening here at the OLM Homestead.. It's a good thing, and I am very excited about it... Once I truly know what is happening, I will let you know... but if it all falls into place.. it will take all my attention for a couple of weeks, YIKES!!!  Details real soon! OLM

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Day 5-- Death Of A Pumpkin.......

YEAH!  I am keeping up on Misi's and Robyn's Halloween chain... Today... sad to report death of a couple of pumpkins.....
My Son Alex and his girlfriend Roxie went to the pumpkin farm... Pick two great pumpkins and then SLATHERED THEM!... LOL
I have been playing with picmonkey... humor me..LOL.. I think I am going to "need" to upgrade... AND don't look at the mess in the background of OMM (olde man morgan's_ garage!)



 Oh NO!!! Is that Micheal Meyer's in the background coming in to get them?????
 No ALEX!!! DON'T EAT THE PUMPKIN!!!
 OOPS... there is a Knuckle's butt...hehe... and something kinda walking like a chicken in the background????
NOPE!  Just OLDE MAN MORGAN acting like a goofy!  OLM

Monday, October 21, 2013

Day 4


WOW!  Time is flying... Out running around today...

My big white Jack on my counter.  I got him a couple of years ago!  Love him!  Put in some timer lights for the evening!  OLM

Sunday, October 20, 2013

13 Days of Halloween---Day 3

 Simply a few of my favorite things!  I love them so, that they stay out all year in my pie safe!
 Collecting vintage Halloween has gone through the roof.... I have collected most of mine on the cheaper side... OLM is cheap!
 I am also blessed with a good QUEEN that shares some of her goodies with me... In here that would be the plastic candy containers... I see these go up for over $30 ea now...
So BOO!  To you from OLM.. Back to visit later... yard work awaits me today :)