Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Finally got some Halloween in our house!

I finally quit being lazy got around to decorating for Halloween/Fall! Seeing everyone else's great ideas for mantles, outdoor decorations, etc. I decided I just couldn't put it off any longer!! :)

Here is a picture of our mantel... I used a lot of stuff that I already have, but a few items were great finds from this year!! And no I did not take down the 3 large prints and replace them with anything yet. I haven't found anything I like. :)

I decided I needed a candelabra after seeing Laura's table decorations at Finding Home.

I LOVE what she did with her table, and I knew that the candelabra was exactly what I needed to finish mine!! My mom and I stopped by a local antique shop right by my house (Franklin's on Mobile Hwy. for all you locals), and after looking through the ENTIRE place (which is HUGE), I had given up on finding one there. Just when I told my mom "Gosh, I can't believe we didn't find even one," she says "Beth, I found one!" I was so excited! LOL It wasn't black, but it was heavy and silver, and ended up only being $10. YES!

I also scored a smaller candelabra for only $1 at the same antique store. I love a deal! :) And I think it works just fine! It's in the 2nd picture below.

Here are a few more shots of our mantel with closeups.

I also found inspiration for cute Halloween letters from Beth's mantel at The Stories of A to Z

and her friend Chris's at Just a Girl.

Plus, after Shelley at House of Smith's posted this awesome printable, I knew I had to incorporate it somehow too!!

The only frame I had to use for the spider printable was a silver one, but I think it compliments my silver candelabra quite nicely, and since our walls are such a dark chocolate brown, the silver stands out better than black would have. So I'm happy with my decision not to paint either of them black! :)

The lime green letters I found, that Adam so nicely got for me at 9:30pm at Target, were only $2.50! And they are glittery, which I LOVE! I think it gives just the right pop of color in the center and they were CHEAP too! :) Hope y'all enjoy our little touch of Halloween in the house! Hopefully my crazy fools sweet cats will leave my decorations alone, and I won't find a pile of chewed items when I get home today!

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House of Smith's said...

I LOVE IT ALL! wow you really did an AWESOME job :)
Seriously... and on a budget!
Thats my girl!

Thank you SO much for sharing this post with me! I'm glad I could help "spookify" your cute home!
Happy (soon) Halloween!
~Shelley Smith

Beth@The Stories of A to Z said...

Aw, thanks for the shout out! Love the crow on top of the candelabra and the along came a spider frame is precious! Thanks so much for linking up and sharing your mantel with us!

Sandra said...

I am loving the candlestick with the bird on top...two of my favortie things...looks great!

Beth @beth-adam.blogspot.com said...

Thanks everyone for the sweet comments and the inspiration from all of you! I hope to share more and more of what I do!! :)

Carmen @ Life with Sprinkles on Top said...

Spooky cute! The set of 2 ghosties is really fun. Nice find with the candleabra. I have been looking for one too and haven't found one yet.

Nicole said...

Love the decorations!!!! :) I have NOTHING up yet!!! Sad I know!

Beth @beth-adam.blogspot.com said...

Thanks Nicole! :) We have done nothing in the yard at all! Every year I tell myself I'm going to get all of it up the 1st week of October, but it never happens. haha :) Oh well! More important things to tend to I guess! :)

Lisas Creative Home said...

Very nice Halloween mantel! Congrats on finding the candelabra at such a great deal!


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