Friday, October 1, 2010

~decorating for the season with crows~

Did I happen to mention I love Halloween?

Yeah, I know, only 4000 times now.

Well now that October has finally arrived, I am ready to break out the decor!

Have you seen this house?

It totally inspired me!

One thing I like to use in my Halloween decorating is fake crows.

They freak some people out, but I love them.

The more the merrier,

or

should I say, the spookier?

Country living always has the best ideas....
I love how some look like they are flying and some are just sitting.


They are pretty realistic, don't you think?



Martha uses them on a dining table.



And here covered in faux cobwebs.

I love how they look like they just got caught getting into the candy corn!


Good Housekeeping shows a little different version, but still very cool.


This image from saucy sprinkles looks like it's out of a haunted mansion.

It would be fun to type up something spooky, maybe a poem by Edgar Allen Poe?


I think this is a great idea for a covered porch.

Hummmm, it's got me thinking.

How about you?


You can find these birds

here
and


and


and


I will be back shortly to show you what I do with mine!
And don't forget you still have time to enter the dear lillie giveaway!

xoxo


29 comments:

Erica said...

Can't wait to see your take on crow decor!

Krista@thegatheringplacedesign said...

Love all these...can't wait to see what you do:)

Cape Cod Rambling Rose said...

My youngest LOVES Halloween! He wants me to transform our home into a haunted house (he's been asking me to do it since the first day of school)! ;) We have a HUGE flock of real crows that live in our yard (hubby feeds them) - so we're pretty set for outside crow decor. Can't wait to see how you decorate!!!

Ashley said...

Thes are GREAT ideas for sure, I will definitely be adding some crows to my collection! xoxoxo ~Ashley

NanaDiana said...

What great ideas...I am waiting to see what YOU come up with- Hugs- Diana

Cozy.Cottage.Cute. said...

Country living always has the most amazing photos. They always make me so jealous!

:)

The Wool Acorn said...

I need to get my big orange rubbermaid bins out!!!!

Ellen said...

I didn't jump on the crow bandwagon last fall, but this fall it has grown on me and I've added a couple to my Halloween decor. They do add just a flavor of spooky, don't they? My local dollar store had some small feathered ones too. Love your inspiring collection of pix.

Becolorful said...

How fun is this. My head is now SWIMMING with new ideas. Thanks so much. Love all of the crows and that image of them with the typewriter? - Inspired. The house you linked within your post was truly amazing.
Have a great weekend.
Pam R.

Allison said...

Lots of good inspiration here! Great photos! Now I am in the mood to start my decorating and add in a crow here and there.

Liz - Infusewithliz.blogspot.com said...

Wow, you are quite creative! What a fun site to visit! I bought one black bird this year to use! You sure made it look like they are real!
Liz

Alyssa said...

I too love Halloween. It's so much fun! What a great pic of crows, or flock of pics :)I've been using crows in my decor this season and am about to put one on a white pumpkin tonight! Boo to you ;)Alyssa

Life with L said...

Great ideas and inspiration. Thank you for sharing. Looking forward to seeing more. Stop on by and say hello. Enjoy your weekend! Cheers, Linda

A Serenade for Solitude said...

Those are some freaky cool birds!

Holly and Sean said...

LOVE crows too and have TONS around the house this time of year, but I can't wait to see yours Melaine!
Holly

sissie said...

You've got crow fever for sure but I agree they are the perfect Halloween decoration.

I'm looking forward to seeing what you do with yours.

hugs
Sissie

Linda in AZ * said...

* How DEEELIGHTFUL! I certainly enjoyed reading your posting AND seeing the "other house"... WOW!!! What FUN!!! (And what TALENT!!!)...

Many thanks!
Linda in AZ *
bellesmolm

Dear Lillie said...

LOVE this post! And I got my crows from you in the mail this afternoon and LOVE LOVE LOVE them! Thank you soooooooo much! Will take pics this week!

* French Farmhouse 425 * said...

Great images...I LOVE decorating for fall too!! ;)Rachel

the lady of the house said...

Luckily, I don't need fake cobwebs :) Can't wait to see what ya did - I dont really like decorating for Halloween, I'm weird that way - but I totally don't mind these little black crows.

the VG huis said...

Oh I'm in love with these crows too! did I read that you are selling crows?

Ali @ Honey and Maple Syrup said...

I love all of those pictures!

Peggy said...

Wow! Great ideas! Thanks for sharing. It's like a one stop place for inspiration.

Jean said...

Such great ideas. Love the crows.

Ginger@cottageonrosewood said...

Love those black birds....most of my Halloween decor this year is mostly black and white this year too. Love the Spanish moss....hmm, I may have to add some to the porch. My kids just decorated it for Halloween, just might be the touch I'm missing.

Erin said...

I'm so with you! I usually cover my front porch with crows...some people love it, and others avoid my house for the month of October! Thanks for the great sources for expanding my collection...my husband will LOVE that! {wink!}

Mrs. Sutton said...

AMAZING - I SO wish that this would catch on in the UK. We tend to decorate for Halloween on the night, but not with such enthusiasm - I will definitely be trying some of these ideas - thank you! xx

Jenny said...

Hi, I read the Lettered Cottage blog daily and stumbled upon yours. I love to decorate for all seasons as well. The reason I am commenting is because you love crows. I read a book as a teen called the secret of the seven crows and what I have remembered ever since is the saying in the book that I thought I would share with you. One crow means sorrow, Two crows mean joy, Three crows a wedding, four crows a boy, five crows mean silver, six crows mean gold, seven crows a secret that has never been told. This applies to crows you see around. My girls and I love to do this in the car all the time. Of course we take 2 little birds to make one crow because who wants to have a sorrowful day :o)

Anonymous said...

Wish I had the money to do all of that.....might get the hay and blackbirds though, LOVE THAT!!!!

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