New, and maybe improved for 2012, here is my paranormal portrait mantle. I added two new pictures and therefore needed a bit more elbow room. Set up was a bit tricky on our wafer thin mantle, but we haven't lost anyone over the edge yet. A near miss on installation, but that disaster was averted by a quick moving 10 year old. We had the pictures up and ready for the annual party on the 19th.
Eight giggly girls kept me busy Friday (said girls AFTER some major fun on PicMonkey -- the moustaches and fangs weren't added in). If that wasn't enough Mr. CF and I installed hardwood in the master bedroom on the weekend.
Well.... this isn't really our bedroom, but I assure you it looks darn good. This was our third -- and smallest job ever but somehow my body feels like I just laid hardwood in an arena. Ouch! I did manage to get my legs moving and set up the tripod and take some photos of the 2012 mantle.
My favourite new addition is this cute photo of my Dad, my Aunt Marlene, and their dog Micky. I think this would have been taken around 1940.
The other new photo is of my great Aunt Marie and her husband (in the fur coats). I had to add another string of lights for the two extra pics. I think next year I'll add another new photo and do two displays. On a deeper venue.
The parents that were picking up their girls on Friday after the party quite liked our Paranormal Portraits and were surprised to find out they were all relatives.
Macy was a big help this weekend. She cleaned up the whole kitchen after the party, rearranged the counter displays AND added to our Halloween decor. Can you tell that we purchased the Madagascar 3 move this week? She also made us lunch on both Saturday and Sunday so we didn't have to stop working to make a bite to eat. A big thank you too to my mother-in-law who arrived Saturday morning with her crock pot loaded with roast, carrots, onions and potatoes. All we had to do was plug it in and we had supper Saturday night. It was really nice to wake up this morning to new floors. Next job is the whole main floor. Just don't tell my body.
An early evening view. For the original source and the link to the instructions you can check out an earlier post here. Thanks for stopping by!
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