I always feel like I show the same old Halloween decorations in the same old places each year so this year I'm changing things up a bit and creating some "Hauntingly Romantic" vignettes using things that you have not seen before on my Halloween posts. I'm bringing random things together from throughout the house to accomplish this.
My inspiration piece is one of my latest finds that I bought from Richard at My Old Historic House. It is an 1860's paper mache tilt top tea table. I really didn't have any where to put it so I put it here in the "parlor end" of my living room.
I thought it would fun to work it in for this Hallowe'en post since it is black. It has shell inlay...
and three very lovely feet.
For the staging of this Hauntingly Romantic post I decided to move it to the dining room with my lacy window panels as the back drop.
Since it is a tea table I graced its top with my latest antique hand painted teapot, cream and sugar.
So romantic looking with its pinks and gold...
But not very spooky, so that's where the Jack-o-Lantern comes into play...
and a little ghost to add a little "haunt" to the vignette...
What's a ghost without a house to haunt right? Maybe this one, with the reflection of my chandy in the upper left hand corner.
Or this one maybe...
Surely one of these Second Empire Style houses would be good to haunt...
they do look quite spooky in the light of a Jack-o-Lantern...
in the light of a few Jack-o-Lanterns...
or in the light of LOTS of Jack-o-Lanterns, and some scary looking black birds too!
This crow isn't scaring anyone and neither is that useless scarecrow! The crow has his mind set on pumpkins and sunflower seeds! (The oil painting is also a recent find for me, for $5)
And then there is the bird dome...
not just any bird dome, but a special bird dome
and upon a closer look you'll see what I mean. Some of the birds still have their feathers but not this poor guy! He has a case of very bad taxidermy.
He's not very scary, nor is he very romantic, he's just a poor skeleton bird living in a dome waiting for that one time of the year when he can fit in with the Jack-o-Lanterns and the ghosts.
Poor little skeleton bird!
Thank you so much for your visit and have a wonderful week! I hope it's "hauntingly romantic"!
If you would like to see my other Halloween posts, click here, and here,
Thank you Bernideen over at FRIENDS SHARING TEA for featuring my "Fall Tea and Antiques" post.
This week I am joining the following linky parties, come and join in the fun.
AMAZE ME MONDAY with Cindy
TUESDAY CUPPA TEA with Ruth
TEATIME TUESDAY with Sandi
FRIENDS SHARING TEA with Bernideen
TUESDAYS AT OUR HOME with Maria Elena
LET'S TALK VINTAGE with Jillian
A RETURN TO LOVELINESS with Kathy
WHAT'S IT WEDNESDAY with Patti
HOME AND GARDEN THURSDAY with Kathy
SHARE YOUR CUP THURSDAY with Jann
HOME SWEET HOME with Sherry
FEATHERED NEST FRIDAY with Courtney
SHOW AND TELL FRIDAY with Cindy