October 10, 2011

Living Room Halloween Mantle

The Halloween decor tour continues with the fireplace mantle in our living room. This is where all the breakable treasures are displayed.

We've been married for nearly 20 years (and we've thrown a Halloween party every single year). We've been blessed to have friends who have gifted us many of the items that you see in this collection. I'll let the pictures speak for themselves.


I picked up these doll eyeballs from my favorite antique/thrift mall a few years back. Slightly creepy, but I couldn't resist.

Above the mantle are two windows that Chris purchased from a salvage company and painted black. I've printed vintage Halloween pictures in back & white and attached them to the glass.

Thanks for coming on the mantle tour.

Additional Halloween decorations and crafting continues all month long! Keep checking back!

Happy Halloween!
XOXO


22 comments:

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

The mantle looks great, love the ornaments:@)

Jodi said...

sooo cool! and I love the windows and photos!!! perfect!

DearHelenHartman said...

THUNK. That's the sound of Helen fainting at just the thought of putting as much work into decorating as you. Whew, I am so glad you're showing all this so I don't have to do it myself! The photos on the glass are awesome.

Courtney said...

Your mantle looks great. I love the windows.

KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

A party every year, wow! totally agree those photos on the window panes are absolutely perfect and such a fun idea. I love peanuts so much too!

vivian said...

lots of halloween joy here. I really love the windows with the old pictures.. and I LOVE the one picture that you showed close up. did you get all your decorating finished? I'm surprisd with so much great stuff taht you dont start sooner so You can enjoy if longer! thats what I do. I want to trick or treat at your house!
have a great week!
xo
vivian

My Vintage Mending said...

My adjectives are all taken here too! This is going to be a great month I can already tell. I have to say the eyeballs are darling...old pictures are too cute...and the ornaments well, enough said. I am clearly enjoying each post...smiles...Renee

Janet said...

I really love the way you give your Halloween decorations that vintage look!
Blessings,
Janet

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Just amazing! I love that black cat hanging off the mantle right in the center! I should try to make one! lol YOU are my WINNER this morning! I posted about YOU! HUGS! ♥♥♥

~~Carol~~ said...

It must be fun unpacking it all each year and thinking about the people who gifted you with all of those treasures! It looks fantastic Kim!

Heather said...

How wonderful! I'll definitely be back to see more!!

Michelle @ Dream Home DIY said...

Super spooky!! 20 Halloween parties??? Go guys ROCK :)

Cheryl G. said...

Really great!
Love the photos!
Love the eyeballs!
Love the ornaments (especially that frankenstein)!

Lynn said...

Awesome Halloween decor!! Love the vintage Halloween pictures!! Thanks for sharing your decor and tutiorals with us!!
Hugs,
Lynn

GardenofDaisies said...

Oh you guys sure know how to have fun! I love your huge collection of halloween decor. I am very envious of all your black cat decor especially.

Q said...

I love your decorating. I also do up the house for October. I think Halloween is the best.
Looking forward to seeing more!
Sherry

Lee said...
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Lee said...

Spooky yet cute! Love the vintage photos...are they family?
Good to hear the kitties are doing good-no more hIssing?!
I look forward to seeing more decorations! (darn iPad keeps messing up! LOL)

Karin said...

Catching up on your blog..and am once again amazed by all your craft and decorating ideas. :) WOW...girl...you should have your own craft magazine! I am seriously coveting your black windows. Oh the photoshoots I could use them in....

Jodee said...

Love, love, love your mantle and those eyeballs are sooo spooky!

VintageBettys said...

I love those old windows with the vintage halloween photos that is super cool! Everything looks like fun.

laurie -magpie ethel said...

Wow..you do go all out for Halloween. You must have bins and bins full of stuff. I love the framed vintage photos of past Halloweens...super clever