9 days into the series, thank you for being here everyday. I have to begin by thank each one of you that commented and sent emails yesterday. I did not get a chance to reply to everyone, I spent the day working on wreaths (Christmas, if you can believe it!) and I just couldn't...but I read each one and I so appreciate your prayers, love and support.
You will probably think I'm crazy, I just finished the mantle for fall and here I am changing it again for Halloween. I completely forgot about the Halloween banner I had made specifically for the mantle...that's what happens when I craft too early (which is why I don't shop for Christmas presents early), I forgot about it! I decided to temporarily move the FALL letters. I put them on top of the bookcase and they look pretty good up there, but I will move them back over once Halloween is over.
I've finally bought some flameless candles, and I gotta say, they're pretty cool, no worries about anything flammable...and on a bonus timer too. This is a shot as the evening approached:
I didn't remove anything else, just added a layer of halloween spookiness. I hung the banner a little cock-eyed, added cheesecloth as spiderwebs (I don't like using that stringy pull apart web stuff) and black spiders everywhere...Logan loves that part.
You might remember the book pages from last year, just hung them on the branches of the arrangement again (spooky images from Graphics Fairy). Click HERE to take a look at last years Halloween mantle.
I have a small collection of Halloween figures...but I haven't seen any this year that I like so my collection might stop at the five. My lamp usually has a bamboo look to it, but put a jack-o-lantern near it, it looks like bones!
The new curtains are still up, they haven't made my fingernails start itching yet, but I'm still not sure, it's A LOT of pattern, holy ikat!
I've also looked for more of that white cheesecloth type web, but all I can find this year is the black/gray stuff that's more of a cotton string gauze...which I'm not crazy about.
I think we are ready for all the trick-or-treaters now.
Hope you are inspired!