Thursday, October 13, 2016

Decorating for Halloween!

Hello everyone, it's me! Wow, what a busy 3 months it has been! Hard to believe I haven't posted for that long. Our sales have slowed down now and I will have more time for blogging.

Today I did some Halloween decorating and thought I would share it with you. I am trying to show mostly new estate sale finds.

We'll start in the living room. I always have fun decorating the mantel. I left the mantel clock there and the kids pictures but take away all else.



This year I covered the mirror with a panel of muslin, I guess that is what you call the stuff. And I made a banner to hang. Well actually I bought the supplies for it at Target and then put it together.



I hung it over the spiderweb black lace mantel scarf which is hung over the burgundy velvet tasseled mantel scarf that always stays there. :)



I thought the newspaper print pattern was cute, kind of nostalgic looking.



For my son's side of the mantel I decorate with pumpkins...



and on my daughter's side are the black cats...



and on the floor is this metal gold tree (estate sale find) topped with a blackbird. His mate is perched on top of the mantel clock watching over all.



Moving back to the parlor area I put together a vignette on the marble top table.



Black lace over the lampshade, my skeleton bird dome and the jack-o-lantern all aglow make for a spooky scene!




But turn on the lights and it's not so spooky after all! 



At the estate sale I have been working at this week, I bought the adorable handkerchief and the Fortune Telling playing cards. I thought they were cute and Victorian's loved that mysterious kind of thing! 


Changing out the vignette on the Parlor table with a few more latest finds...oh, speaking of latest finds, the 1860's rosewood etegere/whatnot shelf in the background was bought last Friday at an antiques auction. (I will show it more clearly in a later post)



So anyway, the "Old Paris" teapot (or is it a coffee pot?) was bought a couple of months ago when Bernideen, Janice (Curtains in my tree) and I went antiquing. And so was the gilt porcelain base/riser, a bowl sat on that base at some point in time. But not in my time. :)



I bought the Royal Albert "October" teacup at a sale. No one in my family has an October birthday but is mine and hubby's anniversary month.






On the Library table is this fun candle, lighting the way for you to enter the kitchen



where I pay tribute to the yummy "Candy Corn"! It has its place of honor in the antique "3 faces" compote. The candy corn beanbag I bought at a Hallmark store back in the early 80's when I was in Junior High! lol



Over in the dining room I have the table dressed in a burgundy cloth and crocheted cloth over it...(estate sale find)



and a estate sale find centerpiece...



I liked the witch's shoe, and so does the black bird!



And then there's the paper mache acorns, also an estate sale find...



and for a good laugh, here are hubby and I dressed up as Kim Kardashian and Kanye West! We won first place out of fifty or so couples!! It was a marriage conference at our church. ( I even have a look-a-like diamond ring on that was stolen from Kim in Paris when she was robbed, and our dressing up event happened before the robbery did!)




Have a spooktacular Halloween and thank you so much for your visit!

I am joining the following parties with this post, please come and join in the fun!
FRIENDS SHARING TEA with Bernideen
AMAZE ME MONDAY with Cindy
SNICKERDOODLE CREATE, BAKE AND MAKE with Sharon
TEACUP TUESDAY with Martha
TUESDAY CUPPA TEA with Ruth
LET'S TALK VINTAGE with Jillian
SIMPLE AND SWEET FRIDAYS with Jody
SHARE YOUR CUP THURSDAY with Jann
HOME AND GARDEN THURSDAY with Kathy
VINTAGE CHARM with Cecilia and the gals
HOME SWEET HOME with Sherry

23 comments:

  1. Love the cute show with flowers ♥

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  2. So happy to see a post from you again. Your Halloween Decor is perfect for your Victorian home. Congratulations on winning the Halloween Costume event. I am so looking forward to future posts and to hear more about the etegere! Happy Halloween.

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  3. Wow - you sure did some serious decorating here and it looks like you had great fun incorporating everything into your Victorian home! Loved the photo of the winning couple! That's so cute.

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  4. Some great finds--especially the Gypsy Witch Fortune Telling Cards just in time for Halloween!

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  5. You know me and decorating for Halloween the pumpkins and kittens are adorable.
    Love your October tea cup and saucer sand your coffee/tea pot looks great . Your house is darling
    Glad you won the contest with your big artificial butt like Ms Kim's artificial Butt LOL

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  6. Love your Halloween decor and your new treasures!! Love your Halloween costumes!!
    Hugs,
    Debbie

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  7. Oh Wow!
    What great costumes and I love your Hallowe'en decor. So spooky! Three of us posted October Teacups on Bernideen's Friends Sharing Tea yesterday. It is such a pretty teacup. Blessings, Karen

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  8. Your Halloween decor is charming! I especially like the pumpkin tree. I cracked up when I saw the last photo. Congrats on winning Best Halloween Costume!

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  9. Great Halloween décor. I don't do Halloween but have some fall decoration out, but in a couple of weeks they come down and I am starting my Christmas decorations. I have big plans for this years decorations and have to start early!
    I love you and your husband Halloween costumes and I can see why you won first place!! Perfection!
    Glad to see a post from you again.
    Michele

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  10. Hello Gina. That was a great post. You really decorated wonderfully for Halloween. Great job!

    I wondered where you went. Have you been doing anything with your miniatures? Take care. I was happy to see your post. Susan

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  11. You are back - so glad. I love your Halloween decorating and a great added touch with the fortune telling cards. Totally love you and your husband dressing as the Kardashians, that is so awesome.

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  12. Love your Victorian Halloween decor, especially the idea of covering the mirrors with the black muslin! That is a very creative touch. You and your husband are so cute, must have been fun dressing up like this.

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  13. Very fun! Love the October teacup and Victorian teapot. Your decorations are perfect! Nice to see you back and glad you have been having so much fun! Thanks for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!
    Ruth

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  14. You did a great job on the fireplace decorations! Great photos too. Keep up the good work.

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  15. Oh my, look at you two! Great costumes. Bet you had fun. I love the RA October teacup; I have one too. And candy corn; it doesn't even taste that good, but it's a must-have for this time of year! You have an amazing house -- it reminds me a little of the decor they feature in the Victorian Trading Company catalog this time of year.
    And how much fun to go shopping with a couple blogger friends! xo Deborah

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  16. Gina, so glad you are back blogging! Time sure does fly by when you are so busy. Love your Halloween décor. The garland turned out really cute. Your pumpkins and cats are my favorite! I bought some similar fortune telling cards on vacation in Maine last fall. Love your costumes!! You nailed it girl! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  17. You two did a great job with the costumes! Congratulations on your win.
    The Halloween decorations look amazing in your home! Enjoy the weekend ahead...

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  18. Oh what fun to see your beautiful home all decorated for halloween! Cute picture of you two!

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  19. Howdy Gina- so glad you stopped by. And so glad you enjoyed the post! I dont know about the yellow Victorian other than it looked to be faculty housing maybe? It is pretty! Ohmy!--- you have the loveliest home and i love seeing all your pretty decor! The mantel looks amazing

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  20. You've included so many great elements into your Halloween decor. I love it! Your costume is awesome! Pinning. Thanks for partying at Snickerdoodle!

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  21. It looks 'spooktacular:)!"

    Blessings,

    Kim

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  22. Your decorations are so fun, but the costume was the best! Thank you for sharing at Vintage Charm!

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