Friday, October 2, 2009

MISS JANICE'S FRIENDSHIP GIFT FOR OCTOBER

I've been thinking...what in the world am I going to give out to guests who visit at my home during October? What should my October "Friendship Gift" be? When I began my decorating for Autumn, I wanted to have a small "Halloween Tree" on my foyer table. So, I purchased this darling Halloween urn from HomeGoods... Then I gathered some branches from dead bushes in my yard and sprayed them black to form the tree. Okay...what to put on the tree? Yes ma'am... my "Friendship Gifts!" I hung these cute mini-size favor boxes--available at Michael's Crafts. They are filled with Autumn-colored shred and Dove chocolate candy, embellished with Martha Stewart spooky stickers, and adorned with festive Autumn ribbon for hanging.


The "Halloween Tree" in the Foyer...


Don't you just love this cute little tree! Now I'm ready to send my guests home with a special treat, while still enjoying the festive arrangement on my foyer table. "Friendship Gifts," Very Southern...Very Sweet!

Thank you so much for stopping by and visiting with me today.

26 comments:

Mona said...

What an adorable, friendship gift tree!! A truly inspiring post. Thank you for sharing Miss Janice.

Suburban Princess said...

I love it!
I always give our guests a little something when they visit but it just isnt done here so people just dont seem to get it :O(

Belle said...

Cute idea! I love that urn! Isn't Homegoods the best?

Leah said...

What a wonderful idea. I love your tree and the friendship gifts!

Gracie Beth said...

I love the idea of a halloween tree!

malloryann said...

So Cute!!!

Lisa said...

What a cute idea, Miss Janice. The Halloween urn is just precious!

Lady Katherine said...

I love your friendship gift tree! Just a great idea! You have the greatest idea for favors and gifts! I adore the urn, is Homegoods much different from their TJ Max or Marshall?

Valerie@travelingthrough2 said...

Your little Halloween tree is adorable! Very creative.
Valerie

Miss Sweet Tea said...

Miss Janice, this is darling! You are so creative!

I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

The 5 Bickies said...

I love this! So crafty and very cute!
What time should I stop by to collect mine?

linda said...

wow, that came out terrific!!!!

Petunia said...

I LOVE that Halloween bowl/urn! You are so creative--what a great idea!

tardevil said...

Love that idea! I'm just about to head out to buy "treat bag items" for my daughter's Halloween b-day party, and that would be great a great idea for the party favors. I LOVE that rabbit and them stemware in your top photo too! "Miss Janice" rocks!

Kara said...

My, My what another great idea, where do they come from???? I adorethe idea of a tree, friendship gifts or just plain for the decorations....I love it.

Teresa Jane said...

I forgot mine yesterday. Could you please mail it? Thanks...they are so cute.

A Hint of Home said...

I love your new urn and the Fall tree. What a cute packages you have hanging from it. Your guest will be delighted, I'm sure.

preppyinnewengland said...

I love the tree, a very cute idea. I'm heading to Homegoods to see if they have an urn im my area!

By the way, I really love the mirror. Where is that from?

Sit A Spell said...

This is a very fun idea! I have to agree with the other blogger...this is not done here. I really miss that "Southern sweetness" as you called it. I am doing my best to spread some of that Southerness while I am still up here. Thanks for sharing such a neat idea.

Trish said...

Simply adorable! Fall is such a fun season to get excited about, and you captured it perfectly :)

Preppy Sue said...

It looks fabulous and what a lovely idea!

Angela said...

What a great idea! I love the urn. I'm going to have to find one at Homegoods! Very Nice!

DMLD said...

Finally had a few minutes to peruse my favorite reads . . . as always your friendship gifts are beautiful! Also, love the photo banner for Oct.

Hope all is well and glad I had a chance to catch up on your posts.

Libby Murphy said...

That is the cat's meow! How fun.
Happy Twirls

BLC :o said...

Oh just divine!!! Xoxo-BLC

The Pink Tutu said...

It is just fabulous! Any visitor will just love a little treat from the tree.