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Sunday, October 28, 2007

Fall decorating.

Dining room mantel Halloween style.

Besides carving jack-o-lanterns for the doorstep, we've never done much decorating for Halloween. But with Halloween becoming a bigger and bigger holiday each year, we're becoming more compelled to give it a try.

This is our dining room mantel. The "Boo" was yet another idea ripped off from Pottery Barn. The main difference is that my version was practically free to make. The mirror had been languishing in a corner of our basement, until one night I dreamed of painting it black. This is the first time ever that I had a creatively inspiring dream. Usually, I dream about being in high school again and I've forgotten my locker combination or I have finals to take but I have no chance of passing because I've skipped class all year. Anyway, I think my subconscious had a really good idea for once.

Apothecary jars.

This is the second year for using apothecary jars to store candy. I bought a few more because I think that they're really fun. Mark keeps complaining that the opening of the jars are too small to fit his hands through. I guess style over usage won out.

Who needs orange?

Lastly, here's what our mantel at our previous house looked like a couple of years ago. That year, the orange pumpkins that Mark planted fizzled out, but the white ones flourished. Blue and green are my favorite colors, so I just love this photo.

And in case anyone had doubts, yes, I already have plans for Christmas.

1 comment:

Emily said...

hi melissa. i found your blog several months ago on flickr's corner's of my home. your home is beautiful. i have found a lot of inspiration for my own home through your photos on your blog and flickr. But, I must tell you... every since i came across your halloween mantel, i haven't been able to get your mirror out of my head. I have fallen in love with it, and have been on the hunt for one like it at any and every thrift store i could find. i have shown this photo to many friends and family so maybe they could help me find one like it (a few of them will be copying your halloween decor ideas). Please, I would appreciate any info at all you could give on your mirror.