Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Halloween Home Tour 2017


Starting when PhD boy was in college, I started to change out my Halloween decor. I wanted a more grown up , hopefully elegant, and gothic look. So for the past few years I've added things each year with an eye towards a unifying color scheme around black and white and gold. Being a hardcore believer in "high impact / low price" I have had fun making a lot of the pieces!


This year's mantle focal is a skeleton head I picked up for next to nothing at Big Lots a few years ago. I made him paper Top Hat last year to dress him up. 


He sits atop a collection of Edgar Allan Poe (can't have Halloween w/out Poe!) perfectly bound in black and gold. 


I fell in love with the metal pumpkin sculpture you see here which Mr. Chocolate surprised me with for my birthday last year. He was a welcome addition to my Halloween decorations. Shown here w/ a Creepy Crackled gold leafed ceramic skull from a couple of years ago, and one of the Drop Cloth Pumpkins I made this year. 


His twin sits atop a wooden "Wicked" sign I made last year ( $1.50 box from the Japanese dollar store Daiso, painted, and then vinyl applied)

In the background are some decoupaged coffin boxes embellished with Gothic metal accents. 



I like to incorporate holiday decor into my regular decor so I added some ribbon and tulle to a candleabra on my coffee table, filled a glass dish with some  glittered skeleton heads and threw in a bag of plastic skeleton heads as filler. 



Having a September birthday I've often gotten Halloween themed things as presents, like the wood ghosts and ceramic tea light holders here. 


I made this mask last year that went on a pumpkin that I think got put away with the Thanksgiving stuff so just tied it to my candleholder. 


I did strip everything off my side table and did a Witch themed vignette. 

I use a lot of tulle at Halloween! It's an inexpensive way to create a "feel". 


I've loved "The Wizard of Oz" since I was a little girl so another gift from Mr. Chocolate was a Wicked Witch ornament who sits in a glass bowl filled with more tulle. 


The rest of the table is filled with vintage style Witch Hats I made a few years ago, more decoupaged coffins, spooky trees and a black and white pumpkin ( orange $1 pumpkin from Dollar Tree, decoupaged with Halloween paper). 

Since last year was our 25th wedding anniversary, I made a Halloween Bride and Groom. Vinyl on canvas embellished w/ rhinestones and washi tape. 



I have one more place to decorate: the railings. But here's a sneak peak. 



Thanks for visiting! Hope you weren't too scared.



7 comments:

Michelle L. said...

To quote my favorite movie song: everything is awesome!

the cape on the corner said...

i LOOOVE the mantel the most, but everything really is awesome! happy halloween.
b

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Looks absolutely fantastic!! Love it!! Thanks so much for sharing!!
Hugs,
Deb

Amber Lyon Ferguson said...

Just so wonderful for Halloween! I would love to invite you to come on over and link up at the Hauntingly Beautiful Decor Link Party! Hope to see you there!
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Pam Lauren said...

I love it! The gold and black is perfect! In a Kind of a glamorous and creepy way! LOL!

Our Hopeful Home said...

Wow! Your eally do it up! I used to, and lord knows we have tons of bins of decorations. I just haven't done it in a few years. Maybe next year! I can't wait to see the stairs! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm:)
xo Kathleen|Our Hopeful Home

carol@The Red Painted Cottage said...

Carol, I adore your Halloween decor! So much so that I would really love to invite you to link to a party where I'm one of six co-hosstesses. Share Your Style starts every Wednesday evening at 7:00 PM EST and goes through the weekend.