Update 2013: Its Halloween again! I am linking up 2011's post to all the great fall parties for those of you who didn't get a chance to see it. Enjoy!
Well I have been waiting since mid-September for this reveal and here it is...
|Love all the creepy crazing on the doll. Its soooo old!|
|Macabe, I know... but still, its "pretty-creepy"|
|I stuck this $1 craft witch doll head on the top of |
my Witch's Brew
The "Shrinking Elixer" is one of my original potions. I placed another mini-skeleton in vegetable oil in the large bottle. I found an image from an old movie of a man being attacked by a giant spider, and decided it would make a great shrinking potion label. The other bottle holds garlic powder with a few skeleton parts sticking out. I called it, "Bone of Gnome" (using only the finest ground bones since 1637)
This is how the fireplace scene looked for a few weeks, but there have been a few changes since since this picture was taken.
Everyone loves the skeleton holding the antique toys and vintage postcard garland (I moved him to a different spot for Trick-or-Treat).
I recently blogged about the skeleton and his little antique toy clown that I made over to look like a vintage Halloween toy:http://junkaholicsunanimous.blogspot.com/2011/10/creepy-antique-toy-clown-halloween.html
Since I never repeat the same mantel theme each year, I think I have my work cut out for me for next year! Nevertheless, that's the thrill of the hunt! Its all the things I find as I'm junkin' throughout the year that will evolve into ideas for next Halloween's display and that's what makes it so fun. I have enjoyed sharing my ideas with you. (If you choose to use these ideas or post these pictures that would be wonderful, just don't forget to post a link back to this post and my blog). I love new comments, followers, and friends!
Trick-or-Treat! Hope your Halloween is "pretty-creepy" too!
For more Halloween and fall decorating ideas, check out my older post:http://junkaholicsunanimous.blogspot.com/2011/09/fabulous-fall.html
Linking up to:http://www.commonground-do.com/