Monday, October 29, 2012

If the hat fits...



Almost two months ago I pulled out some Halloween crafts and began to work on Viv's Halloween Witch Hat Swap. What a treat when my swap partner's hat (Viv) arrived in the mail recently. This has quickly become one of my favorite swaps. 


Decked in Halloween finery and trimmed to creepy perfection. I adore the skeleton hanging off the edge.


Perched atop my spooky tree it is right at home.


New ornaments paired with old ones. 


Favorite artist and friends combined.


Shadow boxes and paper clay spiders.


Each with a face more sweet than scary.


A great vignette of fall color...


Waiting for this Halloween Eve.

Thank you to Viv, Kim K. and all the artists that contributed to a wonderful swap.

27 comments:

vintage grey said...

Viv's hat is so sweet and love all the special touches!! I love your spooky tree with all those awesome ornaments!! Perfection! xo Heather

Kim K. said...

I'm smiling from ear to ear. It's so good to see you in your special room playing and enjoying your holiday treasures. The wind is howling. Sandy is blowing her way to West MI. Our creatures are taking flight in our yard tonight. Halloween hugs!

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

What an awesome swap, her hat is so sweet and cute, it looks perfect up on top of your tree! Witch your tree is so adorable! I love how you mixed everything together!! & I'm just adoring those vintage goodies you have! xo Happy Halloween! xo Holly

E said...

What great goods you have from the swap ! Love that your tree, is it vintage? I've never seen one that shade. E

Creative Breathing said...

Renee, All the hearts you received are just so wonderfully you! I didn't peek at a single one. I'm so glad they let you know how dear you are to all of us.
I so look forward to your Halloween tree. It's absolutely fabulous. I hope you enjoy the evening with your family.
Elizabeth

Kathy said...

I spooky tree! I love it and have no clue how you find the time for all the things you do. Happy Halloween to you!

Nan said...

Oh I love your tree and all the sweet vintage things on it. Such a great swap that was too.

RetroSandie said...

Your Halloween tree is adorable! Viv's witch hat looks great on top, too! All of your ornies are so cute - happy, spooky memories!!

Hugs,
Sandie

chris mckinley said...

Love your Halloween tree!! I have to agree with you, this was one of my favorite swaps too!!

chris

Tammy's in Love said...

oh for fun! "I don't like spiders 'n snakes!" or scary Halloween but those little faces on the ornaments are my speed of cuteness! FUN, FUN, FUN till Daddy takes the T-bird away!

delia hornbook said...

What a smashing idea love the hat and all your decorations there actually really pretty just the way i like it :-) Im not a huge fan of scary. Have fun, dee x

vivian said...

You are a great swap partner my friend. I had fun with these swaps too. I love seeing all your halloween treats! And I ADORE that green tree. I have 5 halloween trees.. well, actually 6! maybe tomorrow for halloween I'll post pics of all of them. But I dont have a green one! lol! like I need another one.. then I'd have to have more ornaments.... hmmmm....
when is enough enough? I dont think I have a clue!
happy tuesday and Happy Halloween tomorrow.
xoxo
vivian

Sandy said...

Oh Renee,
LOVE your tree, the sweet green color is PERFECT for Halloween....I got a little orange metallic tinsel tree that lights up back in Eau Claire, I have to start picking out some fun ornaments for it! Hope today finds you well and rested...:) XOXO Sandy

LBP said...

Your tree looks awesome. I would never have thought to put the hat on top of my tree! Great idea! This was definitely one of the best swaps ever..

Blessings

Linda

Amy Jo said...

Your tree is so cute!!!

Blessings,
Amy Jo

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I love your Halloween tree, Renee! Such great vintage goodness in your ornaments ~ I love them all.

✿Carol✿ said...

Ooooo, all kinds of spooky treasures on your green Halloween tree! I've never seen one like this, but everything just POPS on it, and I'm just batty over it!!!

craftyles said...

The hat is really wonderful. I love it on top of that cute tree. Everything looks spooky and cute!

Erica of Golden Egg Vintage said...

The hat from Viv is too cute, and makes the perfect tree topper!
I keep telling myself that I'm not allowed to get a halloween tree, but then I see how darn cute you girls make them...and I might give in!
Erica :)

Little Susie Home Maker said...

Are you kidding me! What a fun display of Halloween fun! I would just sit and stare at it! Lot's of crafty eye candy for Halloween. And no calories, LOL.
Blessings,
Susie

donna said...

What a GREAT hat. Love your tree so cute.
Hugs
donna

GardenofDaisies said...

I love the witches hat as a Halloween tree topper!! That hand is creepy.

WendyBee said...

Very sweet! Love your new hat, and really love the little tree with the ornamants. I am not a huge Halloween fan, but that's mainly the really grotesque and gory stuff that people get into. Cute little kid stuff-- all good!

busymartha said...

Happy Halloween Renee! Such wonderful goodies! I have to get back to my blogging, getting so far behind these days, Marilyn.

Chenille Cottage said...

What creative ornies, Renee. How I love the two little girls in the shadow box. They are pure sweetness!
I'm thinking and praying for you these days and hoping things are going well.
Hugs, my sweet friend.
Carolynn xo

Jessica Acosta said...

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Stacey@A Sort Of Fairytale said...

What a fun Halloween tree filled with nothing but the best vintage finery of yours! Sure do love that darling hat too! Sorry my vista have been sparse...I wish I had more time to blog and read blogs :(
I do hope you are smiling these days :)