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
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