Living Graciously, Artfully, Frugally.

Consciously taking notice of the gifts each day places in our path.

“I awoke this morning with devout thanksgiving for my friends, the old and the new.” R. W. Emerson

Tuesday, October 27, 2009


Lately I feel that I am focused on making less go a long way.
Just a bit of Halloween here and there.Low key this year. Just touches of nature and a little creepiness for good measure.
I do bask in the month of October and all that surrounds it.
However this year instead of the usual boxes of Halloween decor I am cutting back. I think I will stick with the less is more decorating philosophy right through Christmas.
Less stress, more joy. Hmmm...sounds like a wonderful idea!
Have a decidedly spooky day, P.
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Sue said...

Pam, I love the ravens, especially the one perched on the leaf covered globe! Simple is fine. And sometimes it saves our sanity! LOL
:-) Sue

Alicia @ boylerpf said...

The ravens are awesome! I agree with you...less IS more!

zandra said...

Great Ravens! Love the decor! I wish I could do less but just have to have all the glitter! lol
Hugz, Z

Laura said...

I'm with you! I have had the same philosophy this looks your displays...the books, the nature touches...
Take care, Laura

The Elegant Thrifter said...

Well, either way, it's beautiful! Sometimes when we decorate with too, too much we miss all the little details of what we DO display, making it harder to appreciate.

Can't wait to see what you do for Christmas....but Do NOT want to rush the holidays! Stan

Julia @ Hooked on Houses said...

Everything looks so pretty!

Anonymous said...

Love the Ravens. I got some this year at Michael's!!
Everytime I think I can do "less is more" I end up with "lots is not enough"!! LOL!!

trash talk said...

I love the book and all the colors of fall you used. It doesn't take a lot to make it look spooktacular...simple touches did the trick and what a treat!

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

Fabulous tableaus!

Everybody found those ravens at Michael's but ME. AND I went in search of them four times! They're splendid!

Carole~Maynard Greenhouse said...

I struggle with the less is more thing...but I'm getting better. Your home and furry guys are the best!

Lynn said...

Way more than I do now!

The Style Sister said...

Love your Halloween decor! The ravens are fabulous.

I am doing a giveaway...set of 12 berry wreath napkins in either red or white. Come by and see all the different ways you can use them.


Susie Q said...

Love, love it all but the ravens are too perfect!

Oh! You won one of my books in the giveaway!! Pop in and see!!


Polly said...

Hi Pam! Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment! I love your mantle decorations, and those black and white damask chairs a couple posts down are TO DIE FOR!!! Hope you are having a great weekend!

Kim said...

I just discovered your blog & am so happy that I did! Your fall decor is beautiful, especially the display on your gorgeous sideboard.