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Friday, October 14, 2011

Hallowe'en Decor 2011 Part 1

It's starting to get really spooky at Le Beau Paon Victorien! 


I added a spooky tag to this cheese dome on the parlour mantel. Inside, a skull and spider rest on some spanish moss. The tag was blank in the middle, so I added a rub-on transfer and wrote some words on the tag in black ink (Beware!! Dangerous Specimen)

A full view of the parlour mantel. I still have some tweaking to do.














I also did something different with the harmonium this year; this is what I had in mind for all those Little Boo pumpkins I bought.






The big white pumpkin is actually fake; it's a white 'funkin' that I decorated using transfers that I bought  last year from  the Martha Stewart collection at Michael's. I have a small one also, which you can see in the full view photo above on one of the side candle pedestals.

I might add a few spooky spiders yet; but I haven't decided yet for sure.


Here's a picture at night with the candles lit. I use electric tealights in these votives because of our cats. Olive is quite the climber and she has been known to climb up here on top of the harmonium. Since I put up the lace sheers she doesn't do it much anymore because she can't see out the windows, but it's better to be safe than sorry!

The pillar candle with the skull on it is also a fake candle.


My beautiful hand made witch, Euphraxia, is no seated on her chair in the front hall. She was a birthday gift last year from my sister. She bought her at a craft fair we visited.

I just love her face!


The chandelier in the front hall has some spanish moss also; and new this year, a flying crow perched on it!



These are window clings. They work just as well on mirrors and the glass fronts of picture frames. It's a quick and effective way to add some Hallowe'en fun to your decor!

Here are some bat window clings on the hall mirror.


 I have to get everything ready for our Hallowe'en party next week and for some reason I'm really behind this year. Usually I have all my Hallowe'en stuff up by the first week of October!
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9 comments:

Dianne said...

Euphraxia's has a very sweet face for a witch! I love the drape over your mantel, it looks so elegant till you look closely and see the skulls and bats! Good job. Dianne

Heather said...

I love the lace on your mantle, and the piano is just spectacular! Your Victorian Halloween is just perfect!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

How fun! Lovin' your pretty mantle scarf and the Little Boo's look great nestled in the moss. Have fun:@)

Karen said...

Fantastic! beautifully done. I love the mantle and the white pumpkins with the skull rub on. That is a great idea using window clings on mirrors and pictures. I just love it all.

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

Katie!!

I love this post!!
Everything looks great!
I adore the pumpkins with the transfers on them! And i like how you used the spanish moss!!
Such great inspiration here, girl!!

hugs,
Deb

lulumusing said...

Looks like you are really into the season and all that you have added looks great with whats already out.

Pam of Eastlake Victorian said...

LOVE that lace mantel scarf! Both very Victorian and very Halloween! You have so many clever touches everywhere. People will have a blast at the party!

-Pam

The Tablescaper said...

Great vignette. Great to have you be a part of Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

Pam said...

I really like your vignette on top of the harmonium. I need to go to Michaels and see if they have any of their white faux pumpkins left. Maybe they will be on sale, since they're probably pushing Christmas already.