FFf Eclectic Red Barn: October 2012

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Glazed Pumpkin Buttermilk Donuts


pumpkin dounts, glazed buttermilk dounts
Glazed Pumpkin Buttermilk Donuts
I just returned from visiting my children and grand kids in Vermont. The weather was great - warm during the day, with no humidity' and cool crisp evenings. I arrived home to cooler weather as well, so when I saw this recipe for glazed pumpkin donuts, I thought they would be great for this cool weather day. 

I don't make sweets too often, but these were calling me. They were easy to make and turned out great. I got them off of Pinerest at Barefoot and Baking.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Halloween Front Entry, Halloween wreath
Halloween Front Entry

The front door is always a great place to decorate for Halloween since the kids come to the door to trick or treat. I wanted it to be lighted for nighttime viewing and also be sufficiently decorated for daytime enjoyment. 

First I added alighted garland around the door with some spider webbing over the top part of the door and half way down the sides. I hung two scary foam spiders in the corners, using fishing line, one on each of the door. 

In the right corner beside the door is a witch that I purchased at a garage sale for $1.00. It was a great find. 

Friday, October 12, 2012

Fall Scale Display

vintage scal and wooden pulleys with potion bottles
Vintage Scale and Wooden Pulleys with Halloween Potion Bottles
The weather is cooling off a little here in southern Florida, highs only around 84 degrees; after being in the 90s it feels great. So I am trying to get all of my Halloween projects completed before I head off to Vermont next week for 10 days. When I get back, Halloween will be in 3 days. So get busy!!

I created this fall display using my husband's scale and my vintage pulley hooks.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Outside Halloween Display

Halloween display, pumpkin spiders, bluish pumpkin
Halloween Display

Although it doesn't feel like Halloween outside (90 degrees) and leaves are not turning here in southern Florida, I still love to decorate for Halloween. I decided to create a small Halloween display out front. I started with a small bale of hay that I purchased at A.C. Moore (miss the days of purchasing a real bale of hay up north).

Next I added a mum that I purchased at Home Depot. I didn't like the container it was in (the typical black plastic type) so I spray painted it using some gold paint that I had on hand.

A bluish colored pumpkin was next. I picked this up this past weekend at Fall in the Field at Renninger's Antiques Center at Mt. Dora, Florida. The pumpkin actually came from Ohio and they had so many unique varieties and colors.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Halloween Framed Welcome

Halloween Frame Welcome Sign
Halloween Welcome Sign with Bow

When I saw this Halloween Welcome Sign on DIY Network, I wanted to make one myself.  I found a picture frame at a thrift store for 50 cents. I removed the glass and I sprayed the frame with black Rustoleum spray paint. 

Once it was dry, I added gold tacks(had a jar full of them)  around the back of the frame approximately every 3 - 4 inches. I left 1/4 - 1/2 inches of the nail sticking up from the frame. 

Monday, October 1, 2012

Hurricane Candle with Indian Corn

recreated pottery barn candle holder, candle with indian corn, fall centerpiece
Hurricane Candle with Indian Corn

When I received the October issue of Pottery Barn magazine,(I just love Pottery Barn) I began looking through it. I saw these awesome candle holders. They were comprised of a small plain hurricane top and a base vase that was surrounded by small Indian corn.(They have a large version as well) 

I liked the look, but not the price. The medium top hurricane was $39.50, the medium base was $39, and the Indian corn was $19.50 for 6 and they used around two sets of these. I thought, why not recreate one on a smaller budget.

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