My Alpine Home

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Wicked Fun! (in the living room)

As long as I can remember I have always loved decorating for Halloween. 
 
Some folks might think that it’s down right “Spooky’, but to me. .
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It’s just ‘Wicked Fun’!

I don’t care for anything that’s really gory, but a touch of spooky, especially if it involves anything vintage I love!

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The crows have been having a great time partying all night long.  And as you can see, my crystal ball is close at hand for when I have a notion to see what’s going on.

The washed out portrait of a mother and her children gives off a touch of eeriness.

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I love this paper wreath I made a few years ago.  Just by adding some little accent It can easily be used for any occasion.  The holder was made by adding a base and a hook to an old spindle.

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This caged beauty is dressed to kill, (a mocking bird, perhaps).

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My friend, Dolly made the cage out of wire and an old book.  Love it!!

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A branch that looks as though it was plucked from a haunted hollow sits beside her on the living room mantle.

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Sweet pumpkins carry out the mostly b&w theme.

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The feather tree was $1 purchase at a clearance sale.  A few pops of orange are added here and there.

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I placed a bottle brush wreath on my piece of ceiling tile. 

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A black top hat with a feather flower adds a touch of orange to the other side of the mantle.

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So does my little ‘wicked’ spider framed stitch work.


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I love my Bethany Lowes primitive witch!  She sits on a tarnished tray alongside a couple of peat pots on my coffee table. I adorned the pots with glitter and  witchy labels a couple years ago to hold treats for a party.

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Mr. Bones relaxes on the couch alongside my wool pillow.

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I made the ‘wicked’ banner last year from copying an old bingo card.

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Along with this bit of ‘Wickedness’ I have filled an apothecary cabinet in my living room.  I look forward to sharing it in a separate post.

Hope you are having a ‘Wicked Fun” October!

hugs,
Jann

I am joining this wonderful Halloween party at
A Fanciful Twist



This post was featured at Your Turn to Shine.  Thanks Jamie!
and thanks to Alice for featuring it at her Sundays at Home Party
and to Nici for featuring it at Posed Perfection for Creative Ways.

I will be sharing with these fun parties:
Your Turn to Shine
Thoughts from Alice for Sundays at Home
Make it Monday
Handmade Monday
Autumn Bash Party

Coastal Charm for Show and Share
Bella Rosa Antiques for Let's Talk Vintage
Posed Perfection for Creative Ways Party

49 comments:

Grammy T. said...

I love your blog. I am putting it on my favorite list. :))

Glenda/MidSouth said...

I enjoy seeing others Halloween decor, but never really decorated for the event much myself - did some when the children were growing up. Thanks for sharing yours - so many cute ideas. I remember when my father had one of the old underwood typewriters like that.
Hope you are enjoying the weekend.

Salmagundi said...

You certainly are the Queen of Halloween decorating - everything is so clever and creative! If I did Halloween, I'd want to do it just like you. Sally

Junkchiccottage said...

OMG Jann,
LOVE!!!! I love the crows with the pointed hats. They are so so cute. You did a great mantel last year but this year I think this one tops last year. Love this so much. Great job. You are the holiday vignette queen. I always love to see what you do for the different holidays. This one for Halloween is sweeeeet!
Kris

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

Pinned!!! I wasn't going to do much Halloween decorating, but I'm totally going to copy your whole typewriter idea! My typewriter just sits in the basement collecting dust when it could be looking a-dor'able! You are so full of good ideas, Jann. Love it all!!

Vickie

Susie said...

Jann, It is all spooktacular. Love the typewriter. xoxo,Susie

priscilla said...

Great Halloween decorating Jann ! Love your banners and the wool pillow !

cynthia lee designs said...

Love your Halloween décor!! I got an old typewriter for my daughter and she decided she didn't want it...so I kept it. Love the little banner that you made and now I want to make me one to put on this old typewriter that is now mine.
hugs,
Cindy

Debby said...

I hope that you have a party so lots of people can enjoy all your decorations. Very cute and very spooky.

Leslie said...

Love it ~ So many adorable details!

The Junque Seeker said...

Love all your Halloween decorations, especially the "wicked" banner you made!

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Festive, fun and very creepy! :)

Cute stuff, Jann! Hugs.

Sally Annie Magundy said...

Wonderful Jann! Love all your spooky fun, so charming!

Happy Halloween!

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

Jann,
Just love it!! I did black and white in my DR which I will be posting about soon!!

Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Hugs,
Debbie

Di said...

This is wonderful thank you Jann for all these fabulous ideas!

Liz said...

How much fun was that was! I love gazing at all your amazing ideas! Those old pictures can be SO creepy! Sometimes you wonder what was the photographer trying to capture? Thanks for sharing!

must love junk said...

Jann, this all looks amazing!! You do a great job of being festive and fun and not too creepy! LOVE the wire and book cage :)
Susan

Leovi said...

Nice pictures, wonderful works of art, I love to visit this great art show!

Angélica D said...

hola amihga querida!! ya tienes todo listo para halowen,le deseo que tenga un optimo comienzo de semana
besos

Cathy @ My 1929 Charmer said...

wonderful photos, everything is amazing...you did a great job on decorating and keeping the "creepy" just right.

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

Jann,
Very, very clever, fun and decorative.
I really like how used that old type writer, camera and crows to carry out this spooky Halloween theme!
Pinned too!
Jemma

Minnie's Milestones said...

Jann, oh so cute!

C Weaver said...

Loved your vintage décor! Especially the crows with the hats and collar..So clever!...Have a great week....I bet you have the best treats for your little neighborhood goblins on Halloween, too!!

Tante Mali said...

Jann! Oh, i realy love this decoration! So much fun!
Great!
Have a wonderful time
Elisabeth

Lulu said...

I like your kind of spooky the score. It's fun and whimsical to say nothing about being in good taste.

Canary Street Crafts said...

Love all your vintage and nontraditional Halloween decorations! Especially the bingo card banner. It's all so creative!

Nancy Reinke said...

Love, love, love it, Jann. I always enjoy seeing how you change up your mantel with the seasons and holidays. The black and white theme with just a bit of orange is perfect. xxx ~ Nancy

Mila Myk said...

Hahaha-love the hats! So cute :)
Like the rustic feel.
Mr. Bones looks like a well behaved fella-sitting straight and quiet ;)
I would love if you share it with my fall themed party Big Autumn Bash:
http://milaslittlethings.com/2014/10/big-autumn-bash-the-link-party.html

xx
Mila
milaslittlethings.com
milawayable@gmail.com

Denise Fetsch said...

I adore everything about your mantle and room!!!!

Mitzi said...

You've done a wonderful job with your Halloween decorating! I'm not into lime green and purple for Halloween..... Thanks for sharing your fall decor with us at Make It Monday!

Kris Anderson said...

Haven't decorated with crows before - your looks friendly I like that and it would be something new to add crows and fun. My Halloween decor has always been cartoon style fun - and never bloody or scary. But this year it's more on the nothing side right now -- perhaps next year but I am making a note..to add crows next year!

June said...

Absolutely wicked fun Jann!!!!!!!!! I love-love-love what you have done to spook things up!

Jamie Hoover said...

This is absolutely the best Halloween display I've seen this year, Jann. I'm in love with the entire thing....and I don't even like decorating for the holiday!

I wanted to let you know that I chose this post as my feature for this week's party. Thanks so much for taking the time to link it up!

Donna Wilkes said...

So creative! Love the spooky typewriter - maybe Poe used it (after he died).

Julie Corbisiero said...

Hi Jann, wow I love all of your decorations and especially since you made some of them! Have a spooktacular week!!
Julie

Babs R said...

Your vintage Halloween decor is wicked good! Love it all, especially your Bethany Lowe witch and the raven with his/her collar.

Jillian's Bella Rosa Antiques said...

Your banners are so great! And you're right about the washed out photo...kinda spooky!

Thanks so much for stopping by my "let's Talk Vintage" Linky Party. I'm sure you'll be a feature next week, too! :)

Have an awesome week,
Jillian

Ornate Splendor said...

Hi Jann!
Love this fabulously spooky Halloween display! The banner, the typewriter, camera all together -- genius!! The hats on your ravens/black birds are inspiring me to make hats for my own little flock of Halloween ravens! Catherine

Angie Chavez said...

I don't decorate at all for Halloween, but seeing all your vintage elements makes me want to - love the "Spooky" banner, Jann!

Micupoftea said...

Very nice- love the typewriter! So festive :)

Fran said...

Wicked good post! There is so much to love here--and those party hats on the crows are fabulous! What a great idea :) --Fran

Alice Wingerden said...

Amazing! This is my kind of Halloween ;)

Laura Turner said...

I have that typewriter, Jann!!!! And I was planning to make a bingo card banner today--great minds think alike! I also love your folk art--my taste exactly. So glad we can celebrate a fun season without celebrating anything macabre. For me it's one of the most creative seasons of the year!
Laura

Sheila Rumney said...

Gorgeous Halloween decorations! Love how you made a sweet banner to hange on the typewriter! Super cute!

Little Vintage Cottage said...

Oh, I love your Halloween decor! My favorite part is the little party hats the bird are wearing, what a fun touch!

Tania

marrowandmeadow said...

Just beautiful. I am in love with your decor. Stunning!

/\ .. /\ Niffy {marrow & meadow}

Rachel Gallagher said...

So much to love in this post. Your Halloween decorations are just perfect. :-)

Ms Misantropia said...

I love your black and white Halloween, beautiful! And I also prefer spooky over gory :)

Musings from Kim K. said...

I definitely love the black and white Halloween theme. It's so sophisticated looking. We just celebrated our 23rd annual Halloween party Friday night. It's always fun to find inspiration in other's blog posts. Halloween hugs!