BOO! A Halloween Mantel At The Cottage
On my agenda for today? House cleaning & laundry.
I got the laundry done.
It began innocently enough…
I started cleaning but then, I accidentally stumbled upon my Halloween tote! After going into my home decor storage room and digging it out. Funny, it was just right there and… trip.
So of course I had to open it!
I’m sure this sort of thing happens to you all the time too!
Because I know it can’t be just me.
It’s all spooky & ooky now.
And I’m a happy ghoul.
I started by popping a black feather wreath, a ghostly ghoul and a glittery 31 in my big wood tray. I added some fat, black & orange garland. It’s woven with candy corn twinkle lights (I love twinkle lights!) and to finish it off, I flanked everything with two white lanterns stuffed with mini Ball jars full of candy corn.
That is one of the food groups ya know.
Just ask ELF.
I got the glittery 31 at Ross. I was going to make one, I’ve seen several versions that I thought were real cute… but this was soooo cheap I couldn’t pass it up. I got it gosh, weeks & weeks ago. And then I got so busy, I didn’t think I was going to get to decorate for Halloween at all.
I’m so glad I didn’t let that happen.
I really enjoy Halloween. I always have.
Since I was a little girl… all through my teen years, as a young adult, with Austie when he dressed-up and into adulthood! It’s just such a fun holiday.
The being being silly, trick or treating, bobbing for apples, costume parties and the decorating! It would have been a shame to let it go by without doing a little something festive.
And I’m so glad I didn’t because everything feels right now, with a pinch of Halloween in the house.
After I did the mantel, I kind of had ta do the little table in front of it too. I just added my haunted tree, a few punkins and crow to watch over things.
It’s nothing fancy or elaborate.
I didn’t DIY anything… or make a new banner with the Halloween book pages I bought… it was quick & easy.
And that is okay. I did it for me. Not to be “Pinterest” perfect or magazine worthy.
Just for me.
And I had to share it with you!
- White leaf dish – HomeGoods
- White wood lanterns, both – HomeGoods
- Haunted Tree – HomeGoods
- Velvet Pumpkins – Safeway
- Faux Crow – Dollar Tree
- Blackbird – Pottery Barn
- White metal lanterns – Walmart
- Vintage crate – Garage sale
- Wood tray – Barn sale
- October 31 sign – Ross
- Black feather wreath – JoAnns
- BOO ghost – Tarnished Threads
- Vintage Ball jars – Marshfield Vintage Market
- Table – City wide garage sale
- Bird House – DIY, I made it