Thursday, October 30, 2008

Halloween Corners of my Home

Greetings and hope you are all ready to celebrate a spooky Halloween. I thought it would be fun to give you a peek at how I've decorated one room for the holiday. Here is my dining room mantle with some of my favorite Halloween icons. My black crow who is really rather friendly but a terrible thief... he likes brightly colored ribbons for his nest.

Tomorrow night we will have a group of giggly teenage girls for a sleep-over party. They will watch scary movies and feast on the candies in these little witches broom favors. Thanks to Martha for that idea. I cut all the sticks last week and left them in a little pile on the porch and a sneaky golden retriever (who we all know and love) thought they were her hors d'oeuvres.... had to cut a whole new batch!

My dining room with those ladderback chairs that we bought before we were married. I think I am going to paint them black. I do love that mantle though. I think it was built in the 1950's even though our house dates back to 1849. I painted the brick which used to be bright red. There have been many alterations to this old house.

This paper witch was made last year from a project by the talented Sandra Evertson.

My Halloween owl (another Martha decoration). It looks great all lit up at night!

Everyone needs their own shrunken head in a jar. Have yourself a Happy Halloween!


Heather said...

Oh, your house looks so beautiful! Hope you all had a spooky good time :)

Sea Angels said...

Yes your house looks amazing, you are really talented, I always love the things that you make, especially the twiggy twigs with the hooty owl peeping through, your home is quite magical. Have you lived there for all of your life or are you new to the area?
Oh and I love the crow with his bright ribbon....actually I just love it all. Love it all
Have a super fun week.
Lynn xx

Sarah said...

I like your Halloween decorations, especially the crow-he looks very friendly. THose broomstick favours are great-hope you enjoyed your Halloween.