Hello my spooky friends and happy Friday! Today it’s time to pick up where we left off last week, and continue my 2014 Halloween Haunted House Tour with a visit into my haunted dining room. I do hope you all enjoy the tour!
Those of you who’ve toured with me before may recognize some of my old Halloween friends, although every year things get moved and shifted around in new locations. This year, I’ve placed one of my largest pieces, my grinning metal jack o’lantern, smack dab in the center of my dining table, along with one of my new guys… a clay headed stick figure scarecrow the girls and I made during one of our crafty play days this month.
My antique sideboard is filled with my favorite combo… old transferware pieces and crisp white ironstone. Black transferware, of course, in honor of Halloween. And this year, I’ve added in a few purple pieces, too.
I don’t worry too much about following rules of design or defining my decorating style. My motto is, if you love it, then by all means, use it. For me, that means including lots of handmade items, especially those made by my kids, like these silly mummies. The wee Missy Nik and I made those together many years ago from wooden ice cream sticks, painted and wrapped, with googly eyes tucked inside. The nostalgia of those happy memories simply cannot be beat.
Nik painted the skull and bone piece many years ago, too.
I have a bit of a “thing” for Lori Mitchell Halloween figurines… cough, cough…
So there you have it. My haunted Halloween dining room. Hope it gave you some smiles. We’ll stop here for today, but never fear… there’s lots more tour yet to come. Wishing you all a spooktacular weekend! Thanks so much for popping by!