Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Something Wicked This Way Comes....

With Halloween around the corner, I thought that it was time to decorate.
I will be hosting a party for my girls
and an all night "Monster Movie Mash"
for all of my neices and  my children.
Every year, I have a theme for my movie fest.
This year, I decided to go with
"Haunted Mansion".

I started with the mantle.

I was going for an old, abandoned house feel.
A house not touched in decades.
I was going for more eery than scary.
Cause really....how many light up, creepy laughing things
can you use?
I used thrifty items from around the house or thrifty finds.
The candlesticks were once brass that I painted in
flat black spray paint.
(Flat is very awesome for old and creeeeeepy.)
I've had the white pumpkins forever.

I decided to go for things that just naturally give you the creeps
or give you a chill down your spine.
The best part is everything was very budget friendly.
This antique pic of the child praying is normally sweet and innocent
but when I paired it with spider webs and spanish moss
it creeped Mr. M out....big time.

I added some frosted shot glasses I found at GW.
I added the stickers to say "Boo."
I try to add a touch of whimsy in everything I do.

I found this  old book on psychological disorders
at an estate sale.
How keewwwl!
Throw in a few eight legged friends and you have
creepiness galore!

I will be adding pics as I continue my halloween decorating.
Next up will be my "Witches Corner".

Grab a friend and hold on tight
because something wicked this way comes.........

I'm participating in Metamorphasis Monday with Between Naps on the Porch
and  Trash to Treasure with Reinvented
and DIY Day with A Soft Place to Land
and Frugal Friday with The Shabby Nest


  1. Dropping in from BNOTP and you're right, the little praying girl - sweet looking under other circumstances - but the way you have her - very creepy!! Love your decked out mantel!! I'll have to try to remember that for next year when I'm finally settled in my new place - love what you've done!!

    Happy Tuesday to you - enjoy your scary event!

  2. Oh my.. I love what you did. I have that same frame but larger with the lil girl print in it. Everything looks so spooky. I love the fact that you are hosting a lil get together, we used to have a great Halloweeen party on my old block... such fun and good times. I hope your day is great.


  3. I love the mantel so SPOOKY... I own the same frame with the lil girl in it too. I also love the lil girl halloween gathering your hosting... oh such fun we used to do an annual bash like that in our old neighborhood. I hope you have a wonderful day.


  4. Looks so Spooky and ready for a Tirck-or-Treat!

    Thanks for sharing!


  5. Very cool!!!! I love the look. That's what I went for last year. I need to get my butt in gear and do some more decorating. :)

  6. So cuuuute!
    The book on pysch disorders was a particularly good find. The kids will love it!

  7. It is scary, creepy, spooky and sooo coool, just love how you can be so creative with the pictures and turn them into what you need them to be....love it, I am a new follower, come visit me

  8. LOVE that mantle! And that book is way too cool!

    I am going to do an after Halloween party for my tween and his friends. Yours sounds like LOTS of fun!!!!

  9. I love your mantle....you definitely achieved the abandoned house feel....like you were walking on creaky floors brushing away cobwebs!! Sounds like you'll have a great party!

  10. What fun!! you have some great ideas here!!

  11. I'm getting the creeps just looking at the pictures! Yikes, that's gonna be one scary party. :) Have fun!
    Thanks for linking up.

  12. I LOVE it all! Eery, indeed. My kind of decorating. ~Mindy

  13. Great decorations. It sounds like a fun party!

  14. That book! How awesome! Thanks for linking up to me!

  15. I wanna come to the party! I like your style of Halloween decorating!

  16. very spooky! love it! just found your blog & anxious to browse around!


  17. Creepy! What a great display. You have quite a gift for arranging. Thanks for sharing it with us!

  18. Fun scary ideas, love the child picture and boo candles. Have a great weekend!


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