I’m delighted you dared to come back on this first day of October for today’s room on the Haunted Halloween Home Tour… the den.
Spiders and crows have run amok and I’ve pulled out all things black and spooky!
I found the black paper spiders at Michael’s a while back and use painters tape to attach them each year. I swapped out the white candles for black tapers this year.
I love using the boy’s silhouette pillows in here for an extra touch of black at Halloween. Mother and I made these when they were toddlers.
Our Tales from the Haunted Mansion series always comes off the bookshelf this time of year for a more prominent spot. Harry Potter books would also make fun Halloween decor and are something I’m sure many have sitting around already.
I picked up the creepy Dollar Store pictures many years ago. They came unframed, so I also purchased Dollar Store frames to make them look more substantial. I’ve had the spooky hand for years – picked it up in New Orleans while visiting the Uptown Acorn. The orange fabric pumpkins were in the Target dollar spot this year.
A flock of crows landed on the antlers. Mother and I glittered the bones years ago using a Martha Stewart kit.
I always keep the old Nancy Drew books of Mother’s out on the curio but I especially love them at Halloween. I dressed up felt witch hats from the dollar bin with ribbons for the two dogs. Back by popular demand, I used red glue sticks in my mini hot glue gun to chop off the heads of the family silhouettes. The glue comes right off of the glass with alcohol, but I recommend using a separate glue gun for colored sticks. :-)
The coffee table always gets a colorful fall bouquet, candy corn and my skeleton hand! I love decorating with candy at the holidays and a bonus is that I hate candy corn so it isn’t even remotely tempting. Seasonal magazines are also nice in holiday decor and something you probably already have lying around. I am burning the Ghostly Castle Spireside Candles scent again this year! (save 15% by using my link!)
Our “puzzle table” at the banquette has the Haunted Mansion puzzle out again this year. I have a Jack Skellington puzzle to swap it with in a couple of weeks. The mugs were from my shop back in the day.
And, of course, y’all already know that we’ve been listening to the Haunted Mansion and Nightmare Before Christmas vinyls on the Victrola.
Looking towards the kitchen I still have a pinch myself moment every time I see that view! I carried the blanket home as my souvenir from Alaska – it is a Pendleton found in the resort rooms at Denali.
Thanks for hanging in until the dead end of the den.
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