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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

My Halloween Mantel 2012

Spooky Little Things
Here's my Halloween mantel for this year. 
I wanted it to be way different than what I've done in the past and I didn't want it to cost me any money.
I achieved both and really like it.
You can see last year's here.
I'll show the rest of the room tomorrow.
I gathered up all my cloches and filled them with ghostly silhouettes.
I hung strips of white tulle from the chandelier and attached paper bats to it.
It looks like the bats are flying around under the chandi.
Very effective.
I've made these little ghosts before using interfacing fabric.
Well, when I decided to make these the other night, I had no interfacing.
But I discovered that plain white printer paper works just as good.
I just taped the bats to the tulle strips.
I'm sure this will look spooky at night by candle light. 
I haven't tried that yet...but I'll take photos when I do.

I really like making decorations for Halloween rather than buying them.
I made things for the dining room too. I'll show that tomorrow.

Have you made any spooky things for Halloween?

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Shannon Fox said...

It's perfectly "spooky chic". I love the chandy and the ghosty face cloches. Those are very cool! The whole vibe is wonderful :)))

Debra@CommonGround said...

LOVE all your bats in the belfry! super fun mantel and chandy!

Olive said...

Nita, you do Halloween better than anyone. I have actually dismantle my Halloween decor. Just not feeling good. xo, olive

Unknown said...

Cute! I really love the chandelier with the little bats. Clever as always!

Anonymous said...

I love love your blog! It is really an inspiration for me to continue decorating my own home bit by bit. Keep up the good work :)


the gardener's cottage said...

this is going to be gorgeous at night nita! i haven't even bought a pumpkin yet. shameful!!!

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Really love the tulle idea on the chandelier! I am really jealous of that beautiful mirror:)

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

Hi Nita~ ~Love your spooky look and all the candles in the fireplace. Sweet chandy! I have always wanted one and finally purchased one at auction a few weeks ago. Got it all cleaned up~ ~now to hang it. Can't wait.
Stop over to see my new painted piece that I posted.
~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

Vintage Market Place said...

Very cool ghostees
and love the flying bats.
Gotta make some of those for sure.

Diane said...

I love your bats hanging from your chandy with the tulle. Your ghouls in your cloches look wicked as well! Looking forward to the rest of your halloween decor!

Sharon Rexroad's Bringing Creativity 2 Life said...

Spook-tacular! Wonder what a ghost cut from the white tulle would look like under the cloche.

The Vintage Farmhouse said...

Hi Nita, it looks great!

Ricki Treleaven said...

So cute, Nita. I only did three tablescapes for Halloween, and I'm about to have to take one down for a Think Pink luncheon for Susan G. Komen.

Then I'll redecorate for autumn!

I love the spider webs and ghosts best. You did a great job, and I look forward to seeing the dining room!


thepaintedapron.com said...

Love the chandelier and tulle with bats! Cool idea!

Cindi Myers said...

oooooh! I like it!
Very WHITE and ghostly.
I bet it looks amazing at night.
You are so creative! and it's so much nicer than store bought. :D
Can't hardly wait to see the rest of the room.
xoxo - Cindi

Adam Hazlett said...

Charming as always. Love the ghosts and
the bats, another great idea....can't wait to see more. Are your fire place candles real or led?
When are you going to add Franklin to your "The Weenies" side bar? Also can't wait to see his costume.

Unknown said...

I LOVE it all Nita, great job! I just adore all of the details. Thank you for hosting my late entry:). Have a great night! Jen

Renee said...

Love, love the tulle!! Such a great idea.

Andrea at Opulent Cottage said...

You do glam Halloween better than anyone else :) Looooove the tulle

Karen said...

Wow Anita that is awesome! spooky and chic.

White Ironstone Cottage said...

Love it so pretty and a little spooky too

Marie said...

You are the ultimate decorator when it comes to Halloween. I remembered how beautifully decorated your place was last year and this year just tops that! I on the other hand don't even feel like getting one pumpkin. In fact I'm planning to hide on Halloween night. Thank you for your kind words you left on my blog Nita. I really truly appreciate your offer to contact you via email and I may just do that.


Kathy Shea Mormino, The Chicken Chick said...

I would like to invite you to link up with us at the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week if you’d like to attend.

I hope to see you there!
The Chicken Chick

Cindy said...

You are one talented lady, I love seeing what you put together in your home.
I featured my daughter's this week, I hope you get over to see it.
Hugs, Cindy

Amy Chalmers said...

I think the bats in the tulle is fabulous! Its glamour spooky style! You are very talented~I agree with everybody else!

Unknown said...

Cool! You managed to make spooky rather beautiful!

Dewena said...

Your fireplace tile colors show up so pretty with your Halloween decor. The strips of tulle with bats under the chandelier are glamourous and feminine--I'm sure they must be lady bats! Can't wait to see the dining room too.

Bring Pretty Back said...

Nita , I love your style!!!
Have a pretty day!

Bliss said...

Had to pin a couple of those pic's Nita.


Athena at Minerva's Garden said...

The chandelier with the tulle and the bats is very cool!

Unknown said...

I'm sure this will look spooky at night by candle light.
I haven't tried that yet...but I'll take photos when I do. luxury apartments london