Saturday, October 17, 2015

Hauntingly Romantic!

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

26 comments:

  1. I love your "new" paper mache table. I love these old tables, just haven't been able to afford one yet. I recently bought a paper mache desk set with the original ink wells that I found on eBay and it was shipped from England. I content myself with it for now. Love your recent Sunflower oil painting find also....very nice and what a bargain! Thanks for sharing.
    Michele

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    1. Hi Michelle,
      Thank you for your visit and comment. Your paper mache desk sounds wonderful! Do you have a blog that I can follow?
      Have a wonderful week,
      Gina

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    2. No blog yet, I keep thinking of starting one....but maybe when I retire in a few years!

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  2. Oh Gina....Lovely! Everything looks absolutely great. Love the table from Richard! Well, all the decor is terrific. Susan

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  3. Gina, you had some fun with your new table, glad you like it. I had it many years before I passed it on. I too am getting ready for Halloween and I am so excited you are coming for the first annual Ghost Tours at My Old Historic House, aka, The 1845 Historic Elgin/Cottrell House Museum in Clarksville,Mo. The theme is a 1860 funeral at the mansion.More so than spooky Halloween, very real. I used the pictures of the death of president Lincoln as my source for the decorations. I Hope you will not be toooo spooked to spend the night at the sleep over party once the tours are over. Who knows what spirits might appear. Looking forward to seeeeeeing you.Richard

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  4. Very bright and festive! Where is Richard...he hasn't posted in a long time? Do you know?

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  5. Beautiful tilt top table! You have a great collection of light up jack o' lanterns. I actually think your bird dome is a bit spooky. Thanks for sharing.

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  6. I think that tea set is just amazing. Your home is delightful. Have a wonderful week. Blessings, Martha

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  7. The skeleton bird in the bird dome is a great fixture for halloween. I do like the jack o lanterns too.
    Do like the papier mache tilt top table. How nice to have found one in such wonderful condition.
    I haven't done much decorating yet, maybe tomorrow I will. I do enjoy seeing all of your decorations.
    betsy

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  8. What a great table, Gina! Your tea set is quite unique and dainty looking. Thanks for sharing and coming to tea.

    Autumn blessings,
    Sandi

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  9. I love your tilting tea table! Just beautiful! And your teaset is romantic indeed. Just beautiful. Thanks so much for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!
    Ruth

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  10. Hi Gina,
    What an absolutely gorgeous tea set! I love the black table and all of your spooky Hallowe'en decor. So perfect and hauntingly romantic! Happy Tea Day! Karen

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  11. What a lovely table and very Victorian and that teaset is amazing. You really have some great treasures. So glad you shared! Have a great week!

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  12. Love your tilt top table and gorgeous tea set, Gina. I'm definitely in a spooky mood after seeing your jack-o-lanterns and black birds!

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  13. Gina, I love the table! Those crows always give me the creeps and the skeleton bird is going to scare a lot of kids! I love that glimpse of red floral wallpaper I saw in your pretty home. Your oil painting for $5 is amazing and looks very expensive, especially with that frame. Have a happy week!

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  14. What a delight to come into your Parlor and home to see the pumpkins.
    Blessings,
    d

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  15. Glad you found that table before me, I love tilt top tables.
    I like it best with the bird dome on it.
    I haven't got one thing out for Halloween yet

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  16. Gina, I love the table and you've managed to add some haunt to your Victorian beauties! Love your collection of light up pumpkins. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  17. Oh my, Gina, that tea set is stunning.
    Amalia
    xo

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  18. Beautiful tea set and vignette. I love the lacey curtains and all the cute halloween decor. First time visiting!
    Joy @ Books and Life

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  19. I've been so busy with our own Halloween preparations that I've been away from blog land. So glad I visited your site. So many fun Halloween vignettes.

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  20. What a beautiful and very elegant home you have Gina. This is certainly romantic and appropriate for such a gracious home.

    I love that stunning tea set. And your table is lovely.

    Janet

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  21. Love these beautiful treasures...love!
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  22. Beautiful and elegant Halloween and the antique teaset is stunning!
    Your new table treasure from Richard is a real beauty too.
    Hugs,
    FABBY

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  23. Very beautiful for Halloween! Thanks for joining Home Sweet Home!

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  24. Hi gina! Just stopped to see how your day went!

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