Sunday, October 25, 2015

Halloween Mantel 2015

It may surprise you but I've never actually created a Halloween mantel before.  This year, I decided if I could do one without buying a single new item, I'd give it a try. 
So putting a lot of my old Halloween décor together, this is what I came up with.
A Halloween mantel in black, white and silver.
Inspiration began with this wicked witch that I've had for years.
She found a dimly lit corner to hide in.
Small black creatures scurry along the birch pieces I placed along the back of the mantel.
A black feather boa under the birch probably makes great nesting material for them.
A pair of owls overlook the dark room.
Their all-seeing eyes survey the scene.
A witch's broom and her black lace scarf are hung on the round mirror over the mantel.
Two skull and crossbones were cut from computer clipart.
Black roses are the perfect accent for the cobwebbed birch pieces and thorny branches in the black vases on each side of the mantel.
Silver pumpkins and candlesticks add a bit of sparkle to the otherwise dark space.
A black lantern sits atop a small case on the hearth.
And on the other side, a black urn is filled with birch and some battery operated LED lights.
If you dare, have a seat next to the fire and rest your weary bones.
I had lots of fun creating this...
... thanks to this evil looking character
...who added just the right element to a dark and spooky mantelscape.
Thanks for visiting and Happy Halloween!
I'll be linking this post to these wonderful blog parties:
Saturday Sparks on Pieced Pastimes
Sundays Down Under at Natasha in Oz
Share it One More Time at Everyday Home
Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps on the Porch
Amaze Me Mondays at Dwellings
Show & Share at Coastal Charm
The Scoop at Stone Gable
Inspire Me Tuesdays at A Stroll Thru Life
Tutorials & Tips at Home Stories A to Z
Talented Tuesdays at Home Remedies
Wow Us Wednesdays at Savvy Southern Style
Fall into Fall at DIY by Design
Share Your Style at Northern Nesting
What's It Wednesdays at Ivy & Elephants
Thursday Favorite Things at Surroundings by Debi
Treasure Hunt Thursday at From My Front Porch to Yours
Grace at Home at Imparting Grace
Five Star Frugal at A Tray of Bliss
Inspiration Gallery at Craftberry Bush
Home Sweet Home at The Charm of Home
Creative Ways at Posed Perfection
Foodie Friday & Everything Else at Rattlebridge Farm
Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage
Weekend Retreat at AKA Design
Show & Tell Friday at My Romantic Home


Susan said...

THIS is one of the best Halloween mantels I've ever seen!! I love it! Thanks for sharing.

My Kentucky Living said...

Love your mantel! I added you to my sidebar blog roll (lower right) so others can find you too. Sheila

Primroses Attic said...

Fantastic mantel. Love your witch.

Sarah said...

Excellent job! You had a lot of wonderful things with which to work. Every detail fits in perfectly. I especially like this all against the backdrop of the stone wall.
Happy Halloween!

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY.

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

As they say "you got it down girl"! How fun is this! Great lighting affects and neat details throughout. Love how you suspended the broom and added the lace scarf! You're very creative and talented!

Red Couch Recipes said...

What a great mantel. I love your witch and the black mirror fits perfectly in this setting with all the other fun elements. Love the silver pumpkins which give it a glow. Joni

Cheri McKechnie said...

Great use of black and white. Love it!

xinex said...

You did an excellent job, so spooky and cute!...Christine

Christine Vandormolen said...

wow you never did a Halloween mantel before??? Well it does not show!!!! I love the simple b&w theme you used!!! Pinning for the future!!! CHristine from Little Brags

Karen said...

This is so well done and fun! Love it. Thanks so much for stopping by. I appreciate your visit.

Jeanette Sumruld said...

Love your mantel! So fun and creative! Pinning this one!

Jenn said...

Wow...just wow!! This is gorgoeous and creepy all at once! Pinned and shared to my FB page!

BarberryLane Designs said...

I love when someone says they aren't going to buy anything for a new decorating challenge. This is very cool, and eclectic, which makes it very interesting! You have a new follower here--found you on Share your Style, Thanks, Sandi

Dawna Motz said...

For not having to buy a thing you did an awesome display! Stopping in from Create Share Inspire blog hop. Happy Autumn!

Angela Entwistle said...

Seriously impressed it looks so impressive! It's even more impressive given that you didn't have to part with any hard earned money!

Amber Lyon Ferguson said...

Great witch and owls! Love your mantel! Would love for you to come over and see my new witch too. Following you now!

Pattie @ Olla-Podrida said...

This is fabulous! I'm pinning for inspiration for next year. I love the mouse, so cute! Everything is suitable spooky.

The Charm of Home said...

This looks wonderful! I like the black and white theme. Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

Chatfield Court said...

Love this! Appropriately spooky! ;)

Mimi said...

Stylishly Spooky Lori! Love it! Thanks for sharing at Five Star Frou-Frou last week. Mimi xxx

Amber Lyon Ferguson said...

This is absolutely amazing! I love all of your fun Halloween ideas. That witch is the best, and your feather boa as "nesting" is a great idea too. Thanks you so much for sharing at Hauntingly Beautiful Decor Link Party!


Farm House Faire said...

So spooky but in such a stylish way! Decorating the mantel is such a wonderful idea!