Let’ go shopping!
Is Autumn a favorite season for you? If so, you’ll love visiting Laura Goines’s Little Shop Antiques in Fall,…she loves Halloween, too! She has wonderful and simple ideas anyone can do.
Laura Goines tells us, “My husband and I live on a farm in Southwestern Ohio, in Brookville. I operate an antique shop in the old outbuildings; my husband is a custom furniture maker. Part of the draw to our shop is the gardens around and the decorations for the different seasons.” . Laura has a Facebook page for her shop The Little Shop Antiques and Gardens/ R.S Goines maker of fine Furniture.
Laura says, “Add a scarecrow to an old bike for instant autumn charm!! The wreaths are made from items that dry well, bittersweet, boxwood, sweet Annie and such.”
“Halloween is a personal favorite of mine.” Laura says, I like traditional Halloween decorations done with an antique twist. Natural decorations such as pumpkins, hard shell gourds and whatever else I can gather add to the look.
Hang witches hats from branches and trees. Your guests will wonder if there are invisible witches around to chill their bones!
“Expect scarecrows in barrels, Skeletons made from old wood turnings, gourd goblins, and more!! Don’t worry though, nothing is too scary.” Laura assures us.
With a little black paint, some old goblets, and a black crow or two you can replicate the look, seen recently in a Pottery Barn birdcage for practically nothing.
Laura uses all her dried garden clippings, berries and cornstalks for Halloween decorations. Why not make a bouquet of dried flower clipping right from your garden for some muted colored Halloween arrangements?
“Somehow I ended up with a collection of coal shovels. I chalked a different face on each one. I can see a chalked up snowman scene this winter.”