Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Candy Anyone?

This fun, little display is on the island in my kitchen.  Growing up, my aunt always had something on her kitchen countertop for each holiday.  I remember loving this as a kid! 
I used only three colors, black, white, and orange to simplify this already 'busy' display!
The square candle holder displays a pumpkin with a 'relax' sign hanging from it.  'Relax' because nothing in here is really poisonous...or is it?  I will let the kids think the candy is!  I pulled apart some gauze from the first aid kit for the display.
This lovely French vintage label is from the Graphics Fairy.  Again, I printed it onto glossy photo paper and burned the edges for an authentic look.  I added a short hand script to make it look real!
This poor pumpkin head was on clearance a few years ago because it was detached...perfect for me to glue to a big candy jar and add some feathers to mask the glue.
I had another old label of some 'Spirits of Camphor' and burned the edges to give the look like something exploded in the lab.
The 'poison' label was from a Martha Stewart collection at Michael's a few years ago.  The Graphics Fairy has some great vintage ones.
The black and orange bubble gum was found at Homegoods.  I only put out candy that I don't like!  If it were a jar of M&M's, it would be gone in a day!  Candy jars and candle sticks were purchased at various places and at different times.  The 'relax' tag came in a set from TJMaxx.  Polka dot napkins are from Target.  The 'eek' tag probably came from Target, too!
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Enjoy making your Halloween fun! 

I always have so much fun joining these link parties!


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60 comments :

Alison said...

Very scary...I mean...cute! The only question is, how do you keep away from all the yummy candy?

Alison

The Autocrat: Haley said...

ooo! Everything looks so good! You did a great job! Totally lovin' it.

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Super cute!! What a great display! I love how the glass jars are filled with treats and grouped together for impact- and your cloche looks great with the label! So charming! :)

Haden News said...

So cute, wish I could do a display like that! I have no will power and ever time I would pass it I am afraid I would have to have a little nibble!!

La Table De Nana said...

Adorable..really..lucky kidlets:)

Vanessa said...

Hey friend! I love this idea! My hubby doesn't like candy corn so I get it all to myself...oh, except I guess I have to share it with the kids too! :-) You cracked me up with your commments on my last blog! I love hearing from you and how encouraging and authentic you are! Thanks so much for the devotional recommendation and I really hope/pray that something will come along for you that will meet the needs for creativity and also maybe for a little extra monetary contribution. You never know! My husband is in Pharmaceutical Sales so I'm sure the 2 of you would have lots of notes to compare! I absolutely love your "Home" piece that you added to your profile...it tells everyone right off the bat what a loving person you are and where your heart and your priorities lie! Look forward to talking more soon!
Have a great day!
Vanessa

Popcorn Served Daily said...

Love the display!

Rene said...

Wow! I love this and you reminded me of what a treat it was to go to my aunt's house who always had something special to share. The kiddos big and small love it.

Thanks so much for joining the "falling up" party.

Georgia said...

love this!! :D. I had no idea what candy corn was until recently. It looks really awful but would probably taste good.

xxx

Mary said...

Halloween is one of my favorite's!

Your display is very creative!
I am going to start on my Halloween decor very soon.

Thanks for sharing!

craftyles said...

I love all your jars of goodies. Cute labels. I do the same with the candy-put out stuff I don't like, but looks good!

Ann @ makethebestofthings said...

Love this! I also decorated my counter for Halloween, but I see some of your stuff I like better. Love the black, orange and white, so sharp.

Petie@inspirednesting.com said...

Looks great....love the vintage looking labels. You've inspired me to set up a candy arrangement :)

Red Couch Recipes said...

What a great decoration on your counter top candy makes. I agree with you; let's just look and not eat the candy. Joni

Style Sisters said...

I am loving this whole display! What fun to display your candy like this. The labels are perfect! Thank you for linking up and sharing all of your creativity with us. Great job!

Karin

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Christie, This hauntingly frightful display appeals to the child in all of us! Oh what fun to be in your house!
I could do a number on that black licorice! YUMMY!
Charming and delicious.
Yvonne

Mari @ Once Upon a Plate said...

Terrific display of goodies on your countertop! I love your creativity, and the vintage labels are wonderful. Nice job!!

Coleen's Corner said...

Great eye candy! Love how you put it all together. The jars would definitely be empty quick at my house... unless they stopped to read the labels first - lol.

NanE said...

Great display! Thanks for sharing, Nan

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

This looks fantastic, so much fun!

Sharon Haynie said...

Can I come over? This is such a great vignette for Halloween-I think I might steal some of your ideas! Thanks for sharing!!!

Tardevil said...

Too cute! Love all the black & orange.

I Love Pretty Little Things said...

Dear Christie, Thank you so so much for your sweet comment on my blog about my Mom. I am so sorry for your loss too. I don't think any of us really ever get over losing our precious mothers! But, oh the hope and the joy of being reunited someday is very healing!
Love, Joyce

P.S. I love your blogs! I enjoy them especially on Friday's :)

Kristy said...

This is great! Perfect for a Grown Up Halloween Party!

Erin@likegrandmas said...

Simply love it!!

Janie said...

I love it! It makes me want to go and make one. I have a feling that you are probably talking about mom. That's to funny. I looked through your blogs. You are great! Come decorate my house. Lesslie and I are going to the antique market Scott's in Atlanta in two weeks for Columbus day weekend. Come meet us! Miss you.

Leslie said...

This is great! I love finding new ways to decorate and you have given me tons of inspiration! I posted my mantel decorations a few days ago. Check them out if you get a chance. www.rusticwhimsydesigns.blogspot.com

Mareen said...

This looks so great! So creative and I love your old pictures! Where did you find the test tubes?? Great job!

Handy Man, Crafty Woman said...

What a great display, I really like it. I just love fall/Halloween decor!

Terry said...

Very cute! If I did this my containers would always be empty though.

Low Tide High Style said...

What a wonderful Halloween display! I love all of your containers and the wonderful labels...perfect!

Kat :)

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

It's fabulicious!!! I now want some black licorice thanks to you. You did a great job.

GardenofDaisies said...

What a fun little candy display!

Coco loves vintage said...

What a fantastic display! LOVE every bit of it, The poison, the jars, the labels & the mini pumpkin is fabulous!

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

Love, love, LOVE Halloween I do...and this post was a special treat!!!!!

Here is my Show n Tell link

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

So cute! I could go for a couple of those treats.
another friday's favorite for sure :-)

Amy said...

I love this! Its sooo cute!

Entertaining Women said...

In my kitchen, I would need to worry about the kids eating the candy because it would all be in my tummy! Oh my! Thank you for sharing your charming design. Cherry Kay

Kim said...

Nice job, that pumpkin head is perfectly creepy.

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

What fun! I love your Halloween gatherings on your kitchen counter.

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

What great display for Halloween.....love the black licorice and the RELAX sign tickled me ;)

Blessings!
Gail

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Really like your Fall/Halloween Vignette.
Thanks for sharing. Enjoy your weekend.

Vicki said...

Hello there! I'm a new blogger making friends at the party. I posted a simple project using a tree branch and some vintage found objects. Love your display. I cannot live without cheesecloth and it makes it into most of my decorating. The pumpkin head is my favorite. So cute!

Ali @ Honey and Maple Syrup said...

That's such a cute setup! Love that you stuck with just a few colors =)

Frog Hollow Farm Girl said...

Hello from Frog Hollow Farm! I'm popping over from The Tablescaper. What a whimsical fun counter display - and your photos were really very nice! I love it - you've inspired me to put something together for my counter. And such a nice memory of your aunt! Ciao, bella!

Diann said...

What a fun display! I love all the ideas here. I think i will have to steal....er...borrow some of them!

The Heaps said...

This is so cute! Love everything you did!

Cabin and Cottage said...

My grandkids would go crazy for this too! Really cute!

The Soladay Family said...

What a great project! I especially love the gumballs!

dmuseit said...

Scary...cute...scary...fun...scary...great...scary

Joan said...

I LOVE this!!! It is just fabulous and I am not a Halloween nut. Now, I must read more of your blog!

Melissa said...

This is super cute!

Melissa
http://www.burstsofcreativity.blogspot.com/

Splurgie said...

You've shown what a fun season this is!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Christie, this is so cute. Love the labels, and I LOVE what you did with the pumpkin head! You are so clever, and I am always inspired when I come see what you've put together. Thank you so much for linking this to Favorite Things Sat. laurie

The Tablescaper said...

What a great display! I love the black bases. Are they all candle bases? Even the large one?

Thanks so much for being a part of Seasonal Sundays!

- The Tablescaper

Becca said...

Love this idea!! Stolen!

~Becca

Embellish said...

Your halloween vignette is absolutely fabulous!

Jennifer said...

I love your countertop display! So fun and creative, perfect for the kiddos. Stopping by from the CSI Project.

Tia said...

ohh I just love love the glass jars filled with candy. Its beautiful, I love it!!

Suzanne said...

Yum. I mean "ick." I mean those are so cute!

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