Today's guest blogger really needs no introduction. She is none other than Linda MacDonald of Restyled Home. Linda's blog was one of the first I started visiting regularily (ok, I admit, Im a Linda groupie) because it is chock full of fabulous yet attainable ideas for the home.
She even decorates her blog banner for Halloween! What more can I say?
Because I am such a huge fan of Mrs. Limestone and her impeccable style, I jumped at the chance to guest post here at her beautiful blog. What I also love about Mrs. Limestone is that she shares my love of Halloween and yet manages to elevate the holiday to one of elegance and a perfect blend of spooky meets chic, urban style. To that end, I mulled and mulled over what I could possibly write about that would do her blog justice.
Behold my offering:
Each holiday finds me striving to create new décor on a budget. I like to repurpose and re-use that which is already at hand, and this year is no different. Recently, on a trip to my favourite antique haunt, I picked up these old photos, and carefully selected them for, well, not their beauty.
Each one, I felt, held a certain creepy factor, or at least held the potential for it. With all due respect to the subjects in the photos, I embellished, glittered and spookified each photo…and I can tell you, it was a whole lot of fun!
Aren’t they suitably Halloween-esque? They also allow for a variety of display options like the ones you see below. I pressed into service an old rack I recently purchased and it makes the perfect display space to show off more than one photo at a time.
I also love the photos hanging from my chandelier. They hang like eerie sentries over us as we eat. What’s not to love?
And that is that. I hope I have measured up to the other talented and creative bloggers who are filling in for Mrs. Limestone while she is otherwise occupied this week. I am so appreciative of the opportunity to step into her shoes today, and I hope some of you will pop over and visit me at my humble abode sometime!
Thank you so much Linda. Using old photos for Halloween is so clever.
Absolutely kicking myself for not picking up so old photos when I was at the flea market last time. I always look through the bin but then walk away empty handed because I don't have a purpose for buying them. Not anymore!