Sunday, October 3, 2010

Halloween Fireplace Mantel

It's Madness!!!
I'm a fiend for Halloween, so for the month of October, 
Mod Vintage Life has been transformed into
Mad Vintage Life. 

I'll be focusing on all things spooky in October.

Tonight I started with my indoor Halloween decor. 
I got as far as the fireplace before I pooped out. I'll do more tomorrow to show.
I didn't buy anything new this year....this is all stuff I've collected over the years.

Last year I was happy to discover battery operated candles that slip into my gothic candelabra. 
I found these in the Christmas stuff at Big Lots. They have an LED flicker flame. 
They're the perfect solution for this candle holder. 
These photos are kind of burry because I shot them at night under low light but 
I'll show clearer photos soon in brighter light so that you can see the detail on all my Halloween stuff.

Oh...I lied that little silver trophy is new. Remember? I showed it last week. 
I decided I needed a few silver accents on the mantel and so it ended up here.
I normally don't like warm colors that much. 
But in October, I adore them. 
My living room is very light and colorful normally, 
but its surprising how haunted I can make it look.

More wickedness this way comes.....

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38 comments:

Wendy said...

Your mantle looks awesome! I do love the fall colors against your mantle and I adore those bats flying on the mirror! We have a few hanging from our kitchen lights!!
Wendy

Lisa said...

Hi Nita: Your mantel is spooky and fun ... all wrapped up into one! What a great collection of Halloween decor you've collected. I love it all!
Lisa@SuburbanRetreat

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Wow, you put a lot of work into that and it looks great and spooky! Are those bats stuck on the mirror? That is the coolest thing.

Chrissie said...

Awesome Halloween vignette~ very spooky.

Allison said...

I love those bats and that black candelabra. It looks very festive and spooky!

Sharon in Chicago said...

Love the spook-tacular masthead and the mantel. Keep up the ghoul work!

Nita {ModVintageLife} said...

Hi everyone! Those bats I had made a few years ago. They are copied off the ones in an old Martha Stewart Magazine. I had my local Fed Ex Kinko's print them to vinyl. They are window clings. They just stick to the glass without any glue or tape.

But you could do the same effect with black paper.

Lisa's Creative Home said...

Gorgeous Mantel! I have seen quite a few inspiring mantels this weekend and each one has been fabulous! I am working on mine this weekend and have gotten a lot of new ideas!

oldblackcatboo said...

OH MY! I LOVE your mantel!
It's Wonderfully Spooky!
and I adore the Mad HEADER -
SO cool!

Olive Cooper said...

First of all your header is way out October cool and then your mantle is off the chain. ♥O

Abramyan Avenue said...

Ohhh.... I love it! It is absolutely PERFECT!! You did a wonderful job!

Erin@likegrandmas said...

Nita this is gorgeous!!! You did it up right:) Love the Mad Vintage Life :)

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

My daughter would love this Goth look!

Southern Fried Gal said...

This looks wonderfully spooky. You have a knack for layering. I love it!

Melissa Dark said...

Wow! Your mantle looks amazing! Halloween is so fun and your work would make Martha proud!

Ms. Childfree Chic said...

LOVE! Everyone needs a few crows on their mantel in October. :-)

Paris Hotel Boutique said...

Ooh, I love your Halloween mantel! You've inspired me to pull out the decorations. Is there a place to buy a battery operated candleabra? Would love that. Also, is the rest of the house decorated. Want to see pics!

LOVE IT!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh my goodness, your mantel is just unreal. I love everything. You have so many fabulous decorations and you have displayed them beautifully. Thanks so much for linking to TTT. Hugs, Marty

Debbie said...

I love it. I just found that gauze today....I may have to change up my mantel again!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Your mantle looks great, lovin' the candles and bats on the mirror!

La said...

It looks spooktacular! La

Jacqueline said...

What a fun post. I need to drag up all my Halloween pics from costumes I have done to scare the kiddies. Rot has some fun ideas.

I know what you meant, we had 6 little girls on the front yard the first night Drewcilla went up. She had a wardrobe malfunction with her new outfit and wasn't working. They were soooo disapointed.
....By the way, your mantle is way cool. I need to get going on my house, just a few new things that I bought this year are up.

Rene said...

Why am I not surprised that this is the coolest Halloween mantle ever?! I love it!

the cape on the corner said...

that looks fantastic, i love it! those battery operated candles look like they were made for the sconces!

i used glittery skulls, too. actually much more skull decor than ever!

www.thecapeonthecorner.blogspot.com

Becca said...

Fabulous, spooky and creative all rolled into one! Thanks for sharing!! *Becca*

Entertaining Women said...

Edgar Allen Poe would have felt right at home in front of your fireplace! Nice work. Thank you for sharing your spooky design. Cherry Kay

Melanie {The Tiny Tudor} said...

"Mad Vintage Life"- LOVE it! Halloween is one of my favorite holidays to decorate for. I think I may have to borrow you bat idea and cut out some little critters of my own. Your fireplace looks perfectly spooky!

Kathleen said...

Hands-down the best Halloween mantle I've seen. I'm SO envious! Glad to have found you on the "follow".
I'm your newest follower!
Happy Halloween!

Tina said...

So very cool!!! I just happened upon your blog this morning. Glad I did! Love your style.
Blessings
T

Paige @ The Wandering Cottage said...

Love it!

Sawdust and Paperscraps said...

I love that mirror! Your mantel looks super spooky cool.

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Nita- my goodness!! Your mantle is absolutely BEAUTIFUL!! Oh, I love so many aspects of it!! I have only started decorating one mantle but I have a couple more to work on-what great inspiration you have provided! I am getting more into decorating for Halloween this year. Your display really is just fantastic! Thank you so much for joining Feathered Nest Friday this week! I LOVE it!!! :)

Debbie said...

Your mantle display is amazing! I love the skull spider on the candles! Those bats on your pretty mirror are so neat too!
LOVE IT!!
Debbie@houseatthelake

Linda said...

I love everything about your lovely mantle- ooh, those spooky bats! Hopping over from Feathered Nest Friday!

1 Funky Woman said...

Loving everything you've done. I am a fiend for Halloween too, I can't get enough. I hope you come on over to my blog, I linked up on eighteen24 also!

Megan

I can't wait to see more!

Megan @ Polish The Stars.com said...

It looks amazing! I really need a mantel to decorate! Thank you for joining my Halloween Link Party!

- Megan
www.polishthestars.com

Chris said...

You have amazing style and a real flair for design!! Love your mantle and all your Halloween touches.

fireplace mantel shelves said...

Love the spook-tacular masthead and the mantel.

 
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