I have to say, ever since we (finally) painted this fireplace white, it's been such a great backdrop for pretty vignettes, especially anything holiday related. It took on a new life at Christmas time last year and then we celebrated sweethearts in February.
I first saw these hair salon ads from the 60's (?) at my favorite store in Atlanta, Highland Row Antiques, a month or so ago. The instant I saw them, I knew I would love to hang them in the house, but thought they might be a bit too odd for Ethan (although I think he's probably used to it by now. haha) So I passed them up. (sad face)
When I was thinking about Halloween decor the past week or so, I thought about adding masks to portrait photos and I immediately remembered these awesome ladies. So I called up the shop and described them to the owner crossing my fingers that they were still there. And sure enough, they were. : ) So I bolted over there yesterday to scoop them up before I picked up Cooper at school. I LOVE THEM to pieces and who knows, maybe I'll take off those masks after Halloween and display them somewhere in the house in all of their kitschy glory. I think these ladies are quite friendly looking.
The other masks I found on Amazon, Etsy and Ebay (all are vintage except for the molded plastic cat). I knew I wanted to do a display with masks, and I love this motley crew of characters together.
The owl is from Martha Stewart Crafts at Michaels from 2 years ago (i haven't put it up til this year!).
I'm going to be hanging some more kid-friendly decorations outside and around this house (ya know, like giant spiders and tacky jackolanterns. ;) October is my absolute favorite month of the year I've decided. I don't know why I've just now realized that this year, but I have. Looking forward to one of our favorite Halloween parades this weekend and seeing our little men dressed up soon.
Have a lovely weekend!