Home Tour: Halloween Edition
Welcome to our haunted mansion …….bahhhahahahaha (insert a spooky Dracula laugh) Since the release of my Fall Home Tour I have been asked about my Halloween decor. You see I went big last year, so inquiring minds wanted to know….ha ha ha. So I decided why not follow up with a Halloween edition, to showcase all of my fun Halloween ideas and stuff.
The Ghost of Halloween Past:
As I mention last year I went big, my front porch Halloween theme was “Double Toil & Trouble”. Complete with potions, spell books, black cats, floating witch hats, broom sticks and a witch crash wreath, that I made. Check out those legs, oh they were super cute, and I got them from Front Gate. These floating witch hats were all over Pinterest last year,
so I just had to try them out. I must say they are cool but if you have any wind at all, the fishing line can get tingled ruining the effect and creats a mess to sort out. For that reason I decided I would not be doing them ever again. LOL However if you just have to try them by all means be my guest, but say I didn’t warn you.
This year since I did a harvest themed front porch so I decided to go with a haunted mansion theme. Just add in a few Jack o’Lanterns and the Tootsie Pop Owl and you have a Haunted Halloween porch. So that the Harvest decor can stay and we will just add in some creepy things for the month of Halloween.
Like eyeballs to my front door basket. I have had a little bit of a obsession with eyeballs this year and creating inanimate objects that look back at you. (Que the music to: Somebody’s Watching Me) I really like to add just a few touches around the main living space to invoke that Halloween feeling . This sign has been with me a while. My husband in particular likes to know when I am home or not. LOL
A witches portion sign behind the bar table along with a fun halloween flask sets the tone for a creepy cocktail if your dare. Brew up your own potion or just follow the spell. A few simple wooden ghost to dress the entry way table. I really love how rustic these little guys feel. Again I have had them forever as if somehow I knew I would end up in a farmhouse style home.
Of course there is my haunted mansion themed table. Which has been converted with creepy looking glass eyes embedded into the center of black roses. You can find the rest of my haunted tablescape details at A Tale of Table 3 ways.
I love this piece of custom change dish art piece. It is as if I have my very own “Thing” like in the Addams Family . My husband Particularly likes it when I pair him next to the remote controls. This creepy spell book reminds me of the one from Hocus Pocus, which just happens to be one of my favorite Halloween Special. A spooky witch voice speaks to you as you open it’s cover, which is actually the candy alarm. This is where I stash the candy we open early, so I can alway hear when someone (my husband) gets into it.
I also like to create little haunted vignettes around my home by placing a few things together. My favorite thing in this picture is the framed picture. I got this greeting card, from a friend, years ago since it was purfect for me. It shows a cat that went on a Halloween bender and has clearly had too may treats LOL. ( It actually looks a lot like Khaleesi)
This is my Pier One Imports Halloween tree.
The quality of the ornaments they sale is amazing. Check out all the details and craftsmanship in the close up pictures below.
Those are actually sequins lining the bat…..the amount of work that went into that…..OMG
Another fun Halloween scene I set every year is the my butler Ryan, holding the cat head on his platter. It is just too cute and funny not to do. The cat head is a vintage paper mache’ candy bucket which I absolutely love. Below is a great sign, from Danielson Designs. I have had it for years but it never gets old. It is the perfect understated little sign for this spooky holiday. Perfect for the wicked witch of the west.
I also love to do things that make people take a second look, like bones in the fireplace. Creepy yet still understated.
This picture is by far my favorite piece of Halloween Decor. It is handmade art, called the “Tricker or Treater’s Parade” done in black paper silhouettes. I always think this is a classy little piece of seasonal art. In my kitchen I have these sweet hand me down items, from a group of my friends that were moving. They had to down size a bestowed several great vintage pieces to me which creates this precious halloween memory. Every time I look at them I think about my group of girls. Thank you ladies!!
Finally don’t forget to set the table, or in my case the breakfast bar with your seasonal dishes. I figure I inly get to use them 30 day out of the year so they need to be out and showcased.
Thanks for taking the Halloween Edition Tour. JENRON DESIGNS wishes you a safe and happy Halloween!!!