Saturday, October 15, 2011

Halloween Mantle 2011

Hallow's Eve is fast approaching and I finally got around to doing some spookyfication around the living room. This years mantle look similar to last years, mainly because, um, well, I'm using the same stuff...but I did change it up a bit and I hope you're inspired!

Hopefully you remember the painted pumpkins, well two of them never made it out to the porch. I decided to use them up on the mantle instead (I really loved the b&w ones!:).

The two tall white vases I've had for years are perfect for permanent leaves and real branches. For a fun addition I printed some Halloween images (from the Graphics Fairy) onto book paper and randomly hung them on the branches (I just poked the branches through the paper). Cheesecloth spiderwebs really add to the spooky effect.

I get a lot of questions about my owl silhouette. I got it years ago at TJ Maxx and I have never seen another like it or even similar. I really wish they would make them again.

For the chair, I just used a white knit blanket to give it that 'ghostly' look, so easy to do.

To finish off the mantle, I clustered several in the center, repeating the candles in the fire'll see it all lit below.

The Trick or Treat banner if from Martha Stewart Crafts

I love my little collection of pumpkin men, they come out every year

This is my fave. :)

If you liked the pumpkins on a stick, I made a different size, this one is a glittered one inch pumpkin on a stick, so cute!!

This was a new piece for this year, I found him at Home Goods. Since I've got a thing for owls, he certainly made it home with me! I think the little white owl behind him is a little jealous. :)

And since a Halloween mantle wouldn't be right without some evening shots with all the candles lit.

This is a non-working fireplace, so I love having the candles in there, nothing earth-shaking, but I still like the look. I used a combination of tealights and column candles. I get questions about the mirrors in the background, I bought four inch mirror tiles and hot glued them to the inside of the fire box. A non-permanenet solution to an ugly fire box.

A spider crawling across my book of Shakespeare which happens to be opened to Macbeth...Double, double, toil and trouble fire burn and cauldron bubble.......:) Love it.

I hope you are inspired !

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  1. I think your mantle looks fabulous!! I love everything you did!!It's so inspiring.


  2. I love your black and white pumpkins, Michelle! I really like the candles inside your fireplace. The mirrors are a great idea, too.

  3. SOOOOOOO beautiful! I am (copying) borrowing all of your ideas!

  4. LOVE it all! Very festive! :)

  5. Once again, you have outdone yourself! Awesome!

  6. This is fabulous! I just love everything, but especially all of the pumpkin men, and the owls :)

  7. Very cute! I love the creepy spider and also the owl! Thanks for the share.

  8. Hi Michelle, I just found your blog and I'm hooked! I am loving all your Halloween decor. Your pumpkin men are darling and the owls are wonderful. I have a thing for Owls myself!

    Amazing mantle with all the candles flickering. So loving your style!

    New follower for sure! Love for you to stop over and check out my Halloween decor a few posts back!


  9. So cute! I love the pumpkins and the gauzy drapes :)

  10. I have the bigger brother to the pumpkin guy that you marked as your favorite!

  11. candles in your fire box, just great in white...
    have to go and get candles ....

  12. Super GREAT mantel... Love the webs and printed on book pages!

  13. wow, your mantle is fabulous! So many good things going on, my favorite is that owl and the candles in the fireplace. I wish I could put candles in mine, but I think with a 2 year old that's probably not a good idea :)

  14. It looks great and even better with the candles at night. Love the trick or treat banner.


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