Sunday, October 25, 2009

More Halloween

Ok Laura this ones for you. I thought if you saw it in it's natural light you'd learn to love my scull and bones in this chandelier!!!
I think it adds that elegant look I was looking for. I bought it in Salem, Mass. one year when we stayed up there during their Halloween festivities. A big time of year for them. The town really gets huge crowds and the costumes you see are incredible.
I'd had this garland for a while but didn't like that the only way you could use them was vertically. Imagine how thrilled I was when I used them here finally after keeping them in the box year after year!

In my last post I showed you the mantel in Black and White but I thought you might want to see it in it's natural state. Not too orange!

My favorite pieces are from Bethany Lowes - Dee Foust Design and Nicol Sayre when she was licensing with Midwest. It's too bad she didn't renew her contract with them. I love her work but I'm sure they came out nothing like the prototypes she send them.

This is one of her witches. The green face I could do without but it's the hoop wire petticoat that I really like on her. Sorry I didn't take a picture of the whole doll.

This really isn't much of a Halloween picture except for the faux pumpkin. That was taken the night we got all new halogen bulbs and I was testing out how the light looked in pictures. Pretty bright! Blinding actually but I prefer the whiteness of it. Helps to have dimmers!

A little fabric bat bought at Ginny's a few years ago.
See.... not scary!

A better view of Cathy's doll from the previous post. Bothered me that you couldn't see what a sweet face she had. She's not scary either...though the dust on her is. I like decorating better then cleaning.
Don't be frightened by the green walls either ! Yes... the girl who always shows you all her white things does have a room all full of color. And I don't mean wimpy color!!!!!
I'm breaking you in slowly. I feel like you'll all leave me if I give it to you all at once.
Baby steps!
I'm thinking of painting it this Winter to....... you guessed it
WHITE! I may need your help with that decision when the time comes!
Thanks for stopping by.....hope
you all have a wonderful week!


Anne Marie said...

I don't like how Halloween has gotten so 'gore'

but yours? it's an "artistic all hallow's eve"

did you get a new camera? sure seems like it!

Joan@anthinggoeshere said...

What fun things! I don't have a single Halloween decoration. Isn't that funny. All the things I posted are things I made to sell. I just realized that today as I have been looking around at the blogs. Scary!

June said...

Carole, I love them as much in natural light as I did in black and white. And I LOVE the green on your walls. I saw a beautiful red wall as well.

Collected Treasures said...

I love looking at everyone's Halloween decor and yours is wonderful, but I just have about fifty pumpkins in my yard.........that's all i do. I spent the night in Salem on Halloween one year....they do take the holiday seriously and the witches that still live there do NOT like everyone being there and close their stores tighter than a drum.....I found it to be just a little too realistic.....have a great week...xojana

Gigi said...

Your house is so ready for Halloween! I love it. I especially covet your skull chandelier! xoxo Gigi

Laura said...

Well, thank you Carole for dedicating this post to me....I do like the natural light...but you can keep the skull and crossbones...I will be back, however to shop in your wonderful Christmas shop and will be snapping up all those magical and sparkly garlands and goodies that you so carefully choose!
Until then....I'm going to hide under the covers....:) Laura

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Carole,

I loved seeing the decorations in the natural light.
Looks like your family are all set for Halloween.
I have a green lounge and dark red entry hallway, all waiting until it can be decorated with something less bright.

Have a great week

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Well Carole
I like your decorations in black & white.. and I like them in colour!! and heaven forbid I don't even mind a bit of colour in the house.. [bit] hahaha...

I'm starting to feel like I should decorate my house with halloween garb.. although no one really does it here... still lots of fun checking out all the blogs... maybe i'll have to suffice with a halloween post

Take care.. have fun... xx Julie

Luiza said...

Dearest, Carole...
I had a period , that I repainted everything in white, and belive me, I´m really glad I did.
It doesn´t have to be steril, becuase it´s white. It depends what kind of details you bring to a white room. The details will make the big difference, and you can always replace them...

Anyway, I think you are making a great job, by decorating your house in halloween spirit. It´s wonderful.
Some day, I hope to experience a real halloween, in America...

Hope you are having a great monday, and thank you for your beautiful words in your comment , the other day... As I told ,Jackie, I´m proud to be your friend.


Jacqueline said...

I love the fact that you bought the skull and crossbones in that THE Salem as in Salems Lot ? I also like the photographs and I like your green wall, Carole. It sure makes a change to all of the white. Love all of your Halloween decorations as we don't do it here so it's lovely to see yours, Carole. XXXX

Sharon said...

I love all of it. I am really drawn to the little bear w/ hat,standing on good fortune. Sharon

Bella Dreams said...

I love every bit of it. Especially the skulls in the chandelier. I would just love to visit Salem at Halloween some time. It's my favorite Holiday!

Weißer Vintagezauber said...

Dear Carole,
so much Halloween-Decoration!!!!
I do not make this custom at all with... I jump over Helloween, hihihi!!!!
The favourite greetings sends you,

Fancy Fodder said...

Love the decorating and the art. The bear is cute enough to talk to, and the skull garland idea is so cool!
I posted on my blog today in honor of you, stop by and check it out...
{{hugs}} Franny :+)

Chrissy said...

Love it, much to look at,your photos are awesome! Hope you are well,Chrissy

Rue said...

It's a talented woman that can take a picture of her decor in black & white and it looks just as beautiful as it does in color :)

Love it all!


Tracey said...

This lover of white has a few rooms with color too :) All your beautiful candles on your mantle and the decorations are stunning Carole!!

Happy Tuesday!

:) T

Callie Magee Antiques said...

This is undoubtedly the most beautiful blog I have come across. Do not ever stop posting.
It is too wonderful. All the white and green.