October 3, 2014

Part 1 of my Halloween fireplace mantles...

I have three mantles that I decorate each Halloween and I spent this past Sunday decorating the living room mantle.
This mantle is where all the fragile objects are displayed each year.
The really expensive ornaments that were given to me as gifts and need to be far away from little fingers and cat paws can be found on this mantle.
If you are a follower, you'll notice that my collection of Halloween-themed nutcrackers has grown again.  I'm guilty of scouring Target the day after Halloween for clearance items.
A few years ago, my husband hung these windows above the mantle and I've been decorating them with vintage black and white Halloween photos.
One mantle down.  Two more to go.  

Have a fabulous weekend!

27 comments:

Margaret said...

They look terrific! So artsy! That's a wonderful collection and you are smart to keep it away from the cat paws--I have the same situation here! Have fun decorating the other two mantles. Can't wait to see them. Have a great weekend!

Lynne said...

I think the best part is thinking about you putting the mantle together. Creating is the very best isn't it!
Cool Fun Spooky!

Jboo said...

Love that mantle! Wow -- 3 mantles to decorate! I can't even get one decorated -- yes, I am so lame! Hope you have a fun weekend!

NanaDiana said...

Oh- Another Magical Mantle...all set for Halloween. I love how much fun you have decorating for the Holidays, Kim. xo Diana

La Vie Quotidienne said...

What a wonderful mantle, I didn't even know they made Halloween nutcrackers. It is going to be fun to see what you do with the other two mantles.

Nellie said...

It is really looking like the season at your place, Kim! xo Nellie

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

BOO-tiful mantle with all your special treasures on it. WOW, 3 mantles to decorate! Nice.
warmly,
deb

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

The window and banner make the perfect backdrop. Love all of the spooky and scary things! Have fun! Happy weekend. Hugs, Diane

Sally Annie Magundy said...

So darling Kim! Adore your nutcrackers, I've never seen them before - I think I need some, in fact I'm sure I do :)

Happy Halloweenie month extravaganza!

Lutka And Co. said...

Love all your decorations - especially the cats! :)

LBP said...

I love it! Can't wait to see the rest!

xoxox

Linda

laurie -magpie ethel said...

Looking mighty spooky in your neck of the woods. Happy to say I am pretty much done with my decorations. Back to hard core crafting now!

Lynn@Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

The mantle looks great Kim, I love the nutcrackers:@)

Sandy McClay said...

OK that's it....can you please adopt me? I so want to live in this house! :)

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

Love your mantel Kim!! It's looking so spooktacular!!! :) Cute new nut crackers!! :) Happy weekend! xo Holly

Pam Kessler said...

Eeek! Love it all. I had totally forgotten about the nutcrackers though. That's a really fun and different thing to collect for Halloween.

Jodee said...


So cute! I especially love your SPOOKY banner!

Gina @ VictorianWannaBe said...

Oh Kim, I love you mantle! So many wonderful things to look at. Halloween is so much fun to decorate for. Can't wait to see your other two mantles.
Happy Sunday!

vivian said...

Finally coming back to leave a comment.. cause believe me, I've already been here the other day when you posted it, but was in a hurry! (always seem to be in a hurry! ) Love your mantel. looking forward to seeing the rest. Im sure youre playing this weekend having fun. hopefully youre having nice weather. Im off to see the musical from here to eternity this afternoon! then its back to the bears!
have a great day!!
xoxo
vivian
PS!!! thank you for the sweet birthday/halloween package! Love them! you didnt have to do that.
xoxo!

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

Mantle #1 looks fabulous. Love the Halloween nutcrackers. Been away on vaca and just catching up. Saw a couple doll houses for sale while antiquing in the sweet town we were visiting, thought of you. Held myself back because I could so see getting hooked!

Corey Moortgat said...

Kim, Everything is looking so great! My kids would just love your house at Halloween!

My nephew's bday was last week, and my sister told me he wanted to decorate his bedroom for Halloween. So the kids and I bought some decorations for him (gross stuff like bloody handprints- perfect for a 9 year old boy!).

While we were looking at decorations, I actually got in the mood and bought a couple small things to decorate with myself! The kids love it, but I don't think I'll ever get up to your level of fabulousness!!

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Kim,
LOVE the mantle!! Amazing!!
Okay, I do not have Halloween Nutcrackers...... I thought I was done buying for Halloween as I said in my last post but I guess not!! LOL!!

Hugs,
Debbie

GardenOfDaisies said...

We are getting close to your favorite time of year! Everything is looking very spooky at your house.

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