October 23, 2012

The untouchables...

My most beloved and fragile Halloween items have made an appearance again this year on the living room mantle. 

This special collection is tucked up high, away from my helpful 6 year old and two busy cats.  Halloween themed nutcrackers, glass ornaments and glittered votive candle holders fill the mantle.

The Bride of Frankenstein was purchased last year on clearance from Target.  She poses with several black cats and a glittery spider.

Frankenstein is next his beloved bride along with several extended family members made of plastic, glass and glitter.

Dracula takes center stage on the mantle.  He was my first nutcracker in my Halloween collection.

Mr. Skeleton stands along side Dracula, along with a blown glass cauldron, ghost votive, black cat and voodoo doll from New Orleans.

Ms. Witch ends my collection at the far right of the mantle.  She casts a few spells when she's not busy collecting candy.

The party is only a few days away and Chris is still putting final touches on the yard decor, basement and garage.  Food needs to be purchased, and the girls will be helping me set up carnival games (on loan from Chris's elementary school).  The Halloween countdown continues.

23 comments:

chris mckinley said...

How fun to have such special Halloween decorations!! They look lovely on your mantel!!

chris

Barbara said...

Getting excited for the party and I'm not even coming! (Except online, of course.) The mantel looks beautifully spooky.

My Vintage Mending said...

The shadow casts are the best...I can just see the paint color was carefully picked...smiles..Renee

Nellie said...

Quite a party coming up, it would seem! I'd help with the food, if I were near.:)

Lee said...

I love seeing your special things! Just think...in twenty years, you will have twenty more nutcrackers! They seem to multiply as you get older. I have too much stuff and need to whittle it down. But I continue to buy things...the magic of HaLloWeEn!
Enjoy the fun!

ImagiMeri said...

What are we gonna' eat? I just invited myself........spooktacular pretty lady.

Hugs,
Meri

GardenofDaisies said...

It's been a while since I had a 6 year old, but I certainly know how curious cats can be. Your black cats are my favorite thing in all of this spooktacular decor.

craftyles said...

I love the mantle, Kim. You are so creative with all your monsters and nutcrackers. Who knew there were Halloween nutcrackers. It's looking Spooktacular!

Life in Rehab said...

What time should we be there? *Grins*

laurie -magpie ethel said...

Great shelf of untouchables and totally understand the necessity with keeping those spooky items out of reach! What a party...

✿Carol✿ said...

Halloween decorating and crafting has come to a standstill over here, so I'm really enjoying seeing your decorations! Everything looks fantastic, and PLEASE share lots of photos from your party. I can tell it's going to be spooktacular!

Creative Breathing said...

Hi Kim, My neighbor holds a huge party such as this in a very large barn. I can't wait to tell her how your husband created the brick walls. Don't you just love these nutcrackers! The spider shadows! It's all so magical for your children. Elizabeth

Cheryl G. said...

You have amazing decorations!
Wow!

Lynne said...

What memories you are creating for your children . . .

Sandy said...

Kim,
I sure wished I could see all of this in person! Wonderful decorating all over the place...:)

La Vie Quotidienne said...

Very smart of you to put these out of the way of busy little hands and paws. I really like the way that you have displayed them, it makes a real impact.

Danni Baird @ Silo Hill Farm said...

Coming at you from Life in Rehab..any friend of Sunny's is a friend of mine! You have the best Halloween character collection EVER! I really love many of your Halloween projects and am happily following you via GFC to see what other awesome things are coming down the pipes.

Erica of Golden Egg Vintage said...

LOL Things just keep getting better and spookier! I love the spider shadow cast on the wall.
Wish I could see all of this in person! I bet it's just breathtaking!
Erica

Elizabeth said...

Sure wish we lived closer. I miss the Kenward Halloween parties!

KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

Halloween Nutcrackers?! I have never seen those before, your collection is so interesting, the party guests must love all these treasures.
Ps the phone in the previous post is hysterical! You crack me up!

Courtney said...

Love your beautiful mantle decorations! I am always sad this time of year that we don't live closer, we would totally be there.

Pam said...

I didn't even know they made nutcrackers for Halloween. I really like your wall color with the Halloween decor.

Thoroughly Modern Me said...

Good luck with your final preparations. So fun that you can borrow carnival games for the party. I'm sure it is going to be the best ever.