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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Frighteningly Arranged

The big night is creeping up on us, and with all the goodies we've made, it was time to make some adjustments to our main treat dispensing area.
Let's do a little tweaking, shall we? Blank slate time.
There was a quick trip to Walmart for 5 yards of black tulle. This was a replacement item. The original yardage purchased ended up becoming an emergency Pikachu tutu. 
But we all know how things like that happen, right?
I first added a little height with an overturned wine crate which I slipped under the netting.
The tulle was then gathered like so much evil bridal veil and draped at either end of my massive dresser.
We added big bows that tied the display to our wreaths by using the same wire edged ribbon.

The beaded skull charger came back into play.

My mother has had this 150 year old hour glass since I was a child, and eerily enough, the sand is no longer flowing.
Nothing like a creepy title or two from Bram Stoker to Stephen King, all stacked on my copy of the Complete Works of William Shakespeare. Now that guy knew horror!
We'll bring back the glittery elements.
And of course, the fun homemade projects...

Did I mention we dress as Scottish ghosts to dole out goodies?
That fabulous castle is actually an incense burner, so smoke will be curling from it in the dark.

We'll have plenty of flickering candles to draw attention to the scene.
I couldn't resist a little dash of frog.
I think we're ready.
Go ahead....knock.


lisbonlioness said...

"When shall we three meet again? In thunder, lightning, or in rain?" "Err... I could do next tuesday!" LOL

Dharma said...

I wanna come trick-or-treating at your house! Do you hand out wine? LOL

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Oh my word, this is so cute. Love it all. You have such a creative mind. I love the way you have elevated certain items too. Great job. What a fun vignette. Thanks for linking to TTT Hugs, Marty

Vonda said...

Looks great! So much fun to decorate for Halloween. Soon it'll be time to decorate the husband (he goes all out) and I may have to post some pics of his costume!!

Amanda said...

I'll be there! And I'm with Dharma. :-)

Life in Rehab said...

Wine is an integral component. Chardonnay or Sangria? And I'll hold the cheesy wiener roll ups until you get here.

Unknown said...

Oh, good idea on the Stephen King books - time to raid my bookshelf for some last-minute props!


MJ said...

knock knock! ;) Wonderful display! How exactly is a scottish ghost different than any other ghost? LOL

Heather said...

Love the dash of frog! It is a very spooky display!

ashley @ little miss momma said...

Ooo, how scary! i love it! Now come to my house and decorate, hehe!

The Autocrat: Haley said...

Super fabulous! Lovin' the pop of turquoise!

Unknown said...

Looks Fab!!

TracyMB @ Crows Feet Chic said...

I love the wee bit of frog!! Thank you for your kind comments over at my newborn blog. I will definately stop by Friday and thank you so much!

PS I'm so impressed... not many people have the makings of a Pikachu tutu on hand!!

Unknown said...

Love the use of the black tulle. It's understated and definitely spooky!!

Pondside said...

I wish! We don't get a single trick or treater up here - so disappointing!

Bonnie said...

A scottish ghost? I'm not sure what that is but I will have to check into it!

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

How cute! We don't get trick or treaters out here in the wilderness, so I don't even decorate. I'll bet your house is the most popular one on the block!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

This looks really spooky and fun.

Susan Anderson said...

This is beyond cool! Way beyond!!


Judie said...

Knock? Where do you live? I'll be there in a minute!!

Jami said...

Trick or Treat? I love it! Everything looks great and you have lots of glitter, which I adore. Thanks for linking up to Theme Party Thursday again. Happy Halloween!'-Jami

Splendid Little Stars said...

I believe I spy some spooky eyeballs! The castle is very cool! I would love to see those Scottish ghost costumes!

Jenny said...

Wow! What a scary display for what must have been a wonderful Halloween at your house!

Love your resourcefullness in repurposing so many things for this great tablescape look.

I always enjoy seeing what you do when I visit here on Alphabe-Thursday!

You're a clever girl!

Thanks for linking.