My Alpine Home

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Putting on the GLITZ!

This year I have really went for the bling with my Halloween décor.

It wasn’t a planned thing, just sort of happened.

Thought I would share my ‘glitzy’ mantel with you.

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I love using old windows in my décor.  I have a smaller one I usually use on the mantel.  The other day I remembered that I had bought this transom window quite a while ago.  Hoping to someday use it as you enter into our future theater room.  Decided to see if it would fit.  I had no idea that the back side was painted black.  Meant to be kind of thing.

I Mod Podged a newspaper banner to the top of it.  Also love using newspaper.

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Now you see where my ‘blingy’ pumpkins ended up.

It’s hard to tell but the tree and house are both glitzy.

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I liked this pic of the house because it looks like there’s a light in the windows.  No, it doesn’t light up.  I think it must be haunted! (imagine eerie Halloween music playing in the background)

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No Halloween haven would be complete without a few ghosties flying near by.

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They seem to be quite happy coming out of my orange bottle filled with coffee beans.  Guess that’s where they get their ‘high’.  I know, I know, I’m so funny.

A raven…

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A glitzy moon and star garland…

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A sparkly wreath…

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A few items on the hearth…

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Voila, we’re ready to invite little goblins in to warm themselves by the fire. I hope their not afraid of ‘Bling”!

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Have a happily haunting good day!

Jann

I will be linking this post with:

Honey at 2805 for Potpourri Friday

The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home Friday

At the Picket Fence for Inspiration Friday

Stuff and Nonsense for Fridays Unfolded

Courtney at French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday

21 comments:

Honey at 2805 said...

What a fun and festive mantel!

Thanks for linking to Potpourri Friday. You participation is appreciated!

Kelley said...

You've gotthe bling thing goin' on, girl! Looks like you had lots o' fun with this!

Christine @ Stonehouse Living said...

Hi Jann,

I love it, the little house is so sweet! The garland is a very nice touch too for Halloween!
Your glitz pumpkins look great up there. Your mantel itself is stunning, love the wood and the details...I knew that wool sunflower pin cushion would catch your eye. I put it there just for you to see! I bought it years ago at a craft show. But you are clever girl!! I think you could make it on your own. I will take some close up photos and make a pattern for you! You will be able to do it yourself...
Have a great weekend!
All the Best,
Christine

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love all of these fun things...feels very vintagy! I bought some old crepe paper today! Can't wait to see what I can do with that! ♥ Have fun! ♥

Anonymous said...

Just reading your post exhaust me, I can't believe all the work and especially all the ideas you have every holiday. I'm now too tired to do anymore of my decorating.
Jeanne

rachel@Acts of Life said...

The stars and moon garland is so cute! I love your bling :) I really like your curtains too!

Have a great evening!
Rachel~

Babs said...

Hi Jann, Your fireplace is so cute. Love the bling. Do your grandchildren live near you? I'll bet they'll love your Halloween look. Thanks for stopping by with sweet comments and 'following'. I'm following you right back.
Hugs,
Babs

Ann said...

For not planning it sure came together great! love the window!

Marsha said...

Wow! You've got a great mantel with some unique decorations. I love the window that you have used in the background.

Diane Writes said...

Hello! In my country, halloween is not really a big deal event. We don't decorate our homes. Very seldom you see houses who took time to decorate. Good thing I have you because I can have a glimpse of what was it like to live in a place with elegant halloween decors.

poppilinnstudios said...

Hi Jann,
Love your cute Halloween mantel!
-Lynn

veryheatherly said...

Oh Jann, how I miss you!

At The Picket Fence said...

It all looks fantastic! I especially love the garland. :-) Thanks so much for sharing it this week at Inspiration Friday and for leaving such sweet comments!
Vanessa

The French Hutch said...

This is a great post with so much inspiration. I love it. i think glitz looks so good for Halloween and Fall. Your a very creative decorator. Got to say I love those curtains. I am trying to find a place I could use them in my house. They are gorgeous!
Have a great weekend......

~Emily
The French Hutch

Joanne said...

Oh I just love that tree with the haunted house!
You just got me in the mood for some decorating!
Blessings, Joanne

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Soo cute Jann!! I love how your mantel looks! Glitz and glam is right up my alley! :) Love your beautiful smocked top drape panel in the last photo too! ;) Thanks so much for your comment about Romantic Homes-SO EXCITED!! I haven't gotten my copy yet so I haven't seen it - but will post about it when I do! Thanks for linking up at Feathered Nest Friday! :)

Peg said...

Everything looks better with a little glitz on it. It is all so fun! Love the moon and star garland. The orange bottle with ghosts and the big 31. What am I saying? I love it all! You do such a great job at putting everything together.

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Hello!!

Thanks so much for your visit and kind comment!!

I LOVE your glitzy mantle!!

That Halloween house is darling and so is the wreath!!

Very pretty and haunting!!

LOL!!

Hugs,
Debbie

Ellen said...

I love the glitz also. It certaily helps the festivity to pop. The witch on the hearth is quite darlin.
Looks great
Happy Haunting
Hugs,
Ellen

Town and Country Gals said...

Your mantle is fabulous, love all the spookiness and sparkle! It is so fun! Visiting you from Honey at 2805.
Rebecca

Sherry said...

Really cute! Love the witch. Thank you for linking up with Home Sweet Home!
Sherry