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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Its Gettin Spooky Around Here...

I started my Halloween decorating....
I started with my mantle. I used some black and white wrapping paper that I already had. I cut it in a thin strip so if my candles spill down, it won't stick to the mantle. I used some jars and vases and put some creepy stuff from Michaels in them.



For the witch and bat silhoutes, I found some images online. I traced them and used an exacto knife to cut them out.


For the front door, I stuck up my fall wreath that I purchased at TJ Maxx a couple years ago. Then I found the black sparkley skeleton at the $1 store! He can hang out til Halloween is over.
*Update* After I posted this, one of my favorite bloggers Vanessa decided to make use of the $1 store skeleton for her  home-made wreath.... Go check it out because hers is way  cuter than mine.


Then when you walk in...

I found these (above & below) orange jar candles at Rite Aid on sale for $3! They smell like spiced pumpkin... Mmmm. I cut out some bats on black card stock then attached them with twine. I love how the frosted glass glows.
I added a few touches of fall here and there. Some fall leaves in an apothacary jar sit in the living room next to the couch.
On the table in the breakfast nook, there are some fall fruits all glitzed up.
Dont look too close.. or you'll notice the beadboard was NEVER finished from forever ago. I started it, and really dont have the motivation to finish it...YET.

This morning I baked banna-nut muffins and then it really felt like fall in my house. Now, I'm just waiting for the weather to catch on to that. ;)

23 comments:

  1. I came on over from the Nesting Place and I LOVE what you've done! I'll probably do a little copying... ;) (You're flattered, right? That was meant to be a flattering comment...)

    Anyway-lovely!

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  2. Ooooooh, I LOVE everything! My kids would just flip over your mantel! And I love how you added the little skeleton to your wreath! It's all so cute! You've got great style!

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  3. Love the mantel! The eyeballs are perfect, and so are the bats. Oh, it's all lovely who am I kidding?

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  4. Great job! Love the idea of the black and white wrapping paper on the mantle!

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  5. Love the mantel! I like how you added the skeleton to the mirror. Last year with my Halloween mantel, I felt I needed a little more height and this does it. Thanks for the idea. :) All of your other decor looks really nice too. Do I see a tin backsplash in the kitchen? Love it!

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  6. SO FUN! I love Halloween decorating!

    Hope you are doing well!

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  7. Found you on the Nesting Place. LOVING the skeleton on the mantel! I'm glad somebody is decorating for Halloween and not just fall.

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  8. wow, i love that chunky glass vase on the table, and your mantle is fab! i LOVE it, and the skeleton on the mirror. perfect. i haven't decorated for halloween yet, but i am loving this inspiration!

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  9. I love it! You inspired me to bring out more halloween!

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  10. I love the mantle!! I am going out today to look for a glitter skeleton to hang on my wreath. I've missed your posts, hope you post more soon!

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  11. So cute Karli! I love love love your Halloween stuff and centerpieces...and that wine cork tray??? Genius!! That's a great use for the abundance of wine corks I have! lol

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  12. Hi I just found your blog and i love it!! Great Halloween set up you have :)

    And congrats on the boy!! I'm due in about a month and a half...enjoy the ride! It's a truly amazing expierence !

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  13. I found you from JAG and love your mantle, you did a great job!

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  14. That.mantle.is.amazing. I am open-mouthed staring at your pics! If you have a minute, I would be thrilled to hear your thoughts on mine!
    http://homeismore.blogspot.com/2010/10/work-in-progress.html

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  15. how awesome is this mantel!

    serious spooky fun!!! everything looks wonderful. p.s. love the cork platter (?) or something on your kitchen counter. couldn't make it out to well in pic, but looks beautiful.

    thanks for linking up to the FALL FESTIVAL!

    kellie

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  16. Love all the Halloween decor!! I've got to get my butt in gear and get my house done!! Glad to see you posting! ;)

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  17. Found your blog through links. Love it!
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  18. Such a classy display! I've missed seeing your mantel :). Thanks for linking up Karli!

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  19. Love the mantel. And what a great idea to put down cute wrapping paper in case the candle wax spills. Ingenious I say. And I love the addition of the bat to the little orange candle.

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  20. Great job! (As usual!) It's so festive. The mantle is the perfect combination of scary/cute! Thanks so much for linking up - it's so good to hear from you! ;)

    Happy Fall!
    Roeshel

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