Monday, October 27, 2014

More Witchy Decorations

Hello All,

October is whooshing by!  The mantel in the family room got the "witchy" treatment too!

I used most of these decorations last year but this year, it was all about the potion bottles.

I thrifted most of the stuff shown --the only things that weren't are the tall(er) purple glass votive holders, the spiders jar, and the green, purple, and orange bottles. 

The small, purple bottles to the right of the toad are old bitters bottles and are in the shape of a ball and claw.  The clear glass bottle next to them is so stinkin' cool - it's an old (1940s-ish) Fly Ded insecticide bottle!  It actually has "Fly Ded" embossed on the bottle. 

I don't know anything about the iron candle holder but I really love it; I wish I had a pair of them!  The attached witch hat-shaped snuffer is so cool.

I put green lights behind everything on the mantel and then light the votives in the purple holders and it makes such a lovely glow!

Are you ready for Friday?!

I'm linking up!

Coastal Charm:  Show and Share No. 234

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Witches Tablescape

**updated to add pics of the finished centerpiece!**

Hello All!

I love this time of year.  Pumpkins, falling leaves, a chill in the air, pumpkin-flavored everything, Halloween --love it --I love it all :)

This year, I wanted to do a Halloween-themed dining room table.  It started with these ceramic hands from LTD Commodities for cheap ($4.95 each)!

Creepy and cool, yeah?  Even though they are meant to hang on the wall, this is how I imagined displaying them:

They're mounted to wood blocks:

There's one at each place setting and I used a fabric remnant to wrap around them and hide the blocks.

The hands look like they are reaching out or grabbing at you...

...well, at least that bowl!

The orange glass goblets came from CB2.

Look at that gorgeous color!

There are a number of thrifted items on the table -- solid brass chargers (8 of them for $15):

black glass goblets by Libbey (99 cents each):

This Crate and Barrel (it's marked!) cake plate:

and (another) Victorian boot planter that I spray-painted and filled with a witchy-looking plant:

*update!  I finished the centerpiece-

These super tall, glass candlesticks weren't thrifted but I did buy them on clearance a few months ago from ZGallerie.

Gonna getcha!

Have you started your Halloween decorating yet?

I'm linking up!

Between Naps on the Porch, 318th Tablescape Thursday
A Stroll Thru Life, 238th Inspire Me Tuesday
Elizabeth & Co, Be Inspired Features and Linky Party 139
Coastal Charm, Show and Share Party No. 233
From My Front Porch To Yours, Treasure Hunt Thursday #178 & Highlights