Spooky Halloween mantel…..Show your spooky decor….
We had a show in Chicago called the Son of Svengoolie where they showed those old black and white horror shows. It was on Saturday afternoons, just after the last morning cartoon ended and just before my Dad sat down to watch (boring) golf. They were just scary enough to make you peek around doors and make you jump onto your bed at night with a running start with out letting your feet get near the space at the bottom. There were no feet hanging over the edge those nights.
They would often play old Edgar Allen Poe movies, which I loved, even thought they scared the pee out of me. So I added some elements to evoke that feeling
of an old, creepy mansion with all of the clock faces and a Halloween candlabra.
Of course I needed a Raven.
And some vintage clocks for the ticking of the heart under the floor boards in “The Tell-tale heart.” I think the black and white graphics go together so well for Halloween.
The pumpkin lady is my stand in for the ladies in the really dark and freaky “Tales of terror”
And the bird cage in the first picture represents the mansion in “The House of Usher.”
I added my skull tulle garland that I made waaaaaay back in 2008, when my house was scarier than this mantel.
And I added another raven and a stack of vintage books as an homage to the master of horror. I wanted the feeling of a creepy old library.
And of course I needed a warty pumpkin… no reason other than I had to have a warty pumpkin.Because warty pumpkins are cool. I looked at this picture later and I realized that the book I put it on made it look like I was crushing the poor lady. Sorry Tracey Porter.
Boo to you!!!!
I hope you enjoyed my mini-tour!
I hope you enjoyed my mini-tour!
you can stop over by these other creeeeeepy houses for the rest of the hop!
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What a great Halloween mantel! I love it… everything from the clocks to the books.
First of all, I need your clock collection (so start sleeping with one eye open).
Love your Raven theme and you really used your noggin with that skull garland.
Of course, everyone needs a warty pumpkin too!
Glad to be house hopping with you!
I love Halloween. Your decor is awesome!
Great Halloween decor and story….That old black clock reminds me of the one i had in San Francisco…They just don’t make them like they used to! Yvonne
Love all your cute details! Great decor, love all the clocks and books 🙂 Have a great Wednesday! xo Holly
Your mantel looks great Jen and I LOVE that skull garland. Very into skulls these days…
Horrendous (in a good way, of course) mantle. Loving the clocks and ravens. 🙂
It’ time for Halloween !!!!! Lovely matel
xoxo from PARIS
It all looks great! I love the skull tulle garland and how you’ve used books!
What a fabulous mantle..Loved looking at all of the ideas..
Love the clocks and the books and the crow and the skulls and pretty much the entire thing is just beyond beautiful …so fun to have shared the day with you …xo
Just LoVe that Square Black ‘n ChiPPy OLD CLOCK!*!*!
Oh how I love that you used so many vintage clocks. It looks amazing and the garland is amazing!
i just got to this post in my reader, but i had to tell you how fabulous it was! love the poe inspiration.
Love to know where and how you got the large clock faces. been looking for quite some time (excuse the pun)..
I found mine at Homegoods
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