I'm getting ready for Halloween.Do you decorate for Halloween? In the last few years, I have begun to make my decorations just a little bit creepy and different than they have been in previous years. I find it fun to create new and different looks for the holiday--it really gets my imagination going. I like that part a lot.
So, my new look in my dining room began with this black urn that I removed from a neighbor's trash pile. Yes. I admit it, I saw it with that left-over, tired, worn-out little light up Christmas tree in it and I took it. I left the tree for other scavengers, though.
I added some tarnished silverware.
I added the little candle holder
I got at a flea market this summer.
It is tarnished, also.
I added this ledger from our family
business. It is from the year 1954.
It is in great shape and all the
entries are written in fountain pen!
I got four silver-plated goblets at a recent estate sale.
They are super tarnished and were $1.25 each.
I thought my green soda bottle might
look good with the new design.
There's the urn that started it all.
I already had the feather wreath
and I thought it made the look
complete with a few black birds tossed in
for good measure. I love the new look in my dining room!
It was so fun to be creative and to come
up with a few new ideas.
Yes, I know I'm in the picture! I later made more pictures without my self portrait, but the light wasn't very good anymore. So, I'm sacrificing perfection for better natural light.
I came up with this idea for my lantern last year,
but never posted a picture on my blog.
Here's a picture of my foyer.
I love this look!
I have some pictures of my kitchen table that I'll share now.
A holiday that centers around candy--can it get any better??
Have you done anything different for
Halloween or fall this year?
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