2016 Halloween Haunted House Tour

Hi Friends! Happy Monday!

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend. And hope that those of you to the southeast of here made it through the storm safely. Besides being pelted with over 6″ of rain, we were very lucky. Where many were without power and dealt with major flooding here in the heart of North Carolina, we managed to escape it all. It’s been a tense few days, though, for so many people. And I know I’m not the only one who is super relieved to see hurricane Matthew disappear.

After days of solid grey gloom, I was so happy to see the sun return on Sunday. Perfect for a little photo shoot of my Halloween haunted house. Because it’s time my friends… time to start my 2016 Halloween Haunted House Tour.

2016-halloween-haunted-houseEvery Monday, now through Halloween day, I’ll share a stop along my haunted house tour. Today I thought we’d start with my living room, and my haunted Halloween mantel. I’ve got lots of photos to share. So grab your favorite beverage, sit back, and enjoy the tour!


I know many of you have been touring with me these past few years, so some of these scenes will be familiar to you. I try to change things up every year, but there are a few spooky spooks that “need” to be in a certain spot, or it just wouldn’t be Halloween. Take my skeletons, for example. They belong on the mantel. No ifs, ands, or buts.

My ceramic Mr. Bones, and skeleton painting done by my son in high school, are a couple of my most favorite Halloween things, so they tend to set the tone for the mantel each year. This time, they are chilling with the rest of the gang…. lots of pumpkins, ghosts and eyeballs, and of course a creepy spider or two.

Many of these treasures are handmade, by me, and by my kiddos growing up over the years.ย  My Missy Nik’s painted gourd ghost from when she was wee little. A painted eyeball portrait done by her in much later years. And a prim pumpkin head and paper mache ghost made during my weekly crafty play dates with the girls.

That jovial skeleton is actually a card, given to me by my mom a few years back. He is completely bendable and posable, and gets up to all sorts of shenanigans. I always have lots of fun with him.


A peek at my coffee table.

And what’s beneath.

And the hearth. Check out this cool skeleton dude the girls and I made this fall. He took us four weeks of crafty play dates to complete… but he was worth it.

I may have to name him Mr. Bones Too. ๐Ÿ˜€


The wreath marks the path into the sunroom, which we’ll pick up on the tour next time. Until then…
Thanks so much for stopping by!
And Happy Haunting to YOU!


21 thoughts on “2016 Halloween Haunted House Tour

  1. Oh WOW How Wicked Awesome is your Livingroom….You totally did a Spooktacular decorating job….When is your appearance on HGTV? Just sayin’ I love it!! YOU so ROCK!!

  2. I always enjoy your Halloween tour, Audrey!! No bones about it…love your new Mr. Bones…hehehe! All the creations are awesome!! Thanks so much for sharing!!! And, so happy to hear you didn’t have any problems with hurricane Matthew! Take care and have a wonderful week!

  3. Posts about your house are always a treat. And your home is defintely your castle. In my opinion you are an amazing interior decorator. Your house looks fab! Good to hear that hurricane Matthew dind’t affect you and your house.

  4. Oh you know this is my fave post of the year! I just love the way you decorate! It’s more fun than scary of course! LOVE all the handmade items and that eyeball! ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Hi Audrey,

    Oh! What a treat! You know, I always enjoy these tours so much!
    It all looks magnificent! Bravo!!
    You are such an inspiration!

    Thank You~

  6. I love all your handmade touches! The prims fit in so well this time of year.
    (I’m actually ready to move on to Christmas, but will hold off until the end of the month ๐Ÿ™‚ )

  7. Oh my Audrey, I love everything! I jus want ran across your blog and I’m hooked! I decorate every year for Halloween inside more then outside. I love decorating for each holiday, I hate those few months in between, the house looks so plan, lol. My hubby dreads every time it’s time to take everything out and pack up the from the holiday before. He moans and groans as I’m saying no a little to the left, no move it back to the right, lol. I know he secretly loves the way it looks in the end. I think it’s the dragging out of 20-30 large bins for each holiday, did I say that out load. Yes you read right, that’s slot of bins times each major holiday. My bins take over half the garage and the whole boiler room that’s a rather large room. I’m so happy to see that someone else enjoys collecting and decorating just as much as I do. Thanks for sharing and inspiring.

    • Haha, Lisa… that is a lot of bins! But your house must look amazing at the holidays! I’m with you, I love to decorate for every holiday, or every season… that way, there’s always a little something different and special around to brighten things up. Thanks so much for your sweet comments, and welcome!

      • Audrey, it is isn’t it, but I love it. I know you understand, lol. I look forward to seeing what you have up your sleeve the coming season. I’ve been wanting to start a blog for years, and if I ever get there your blog is exactly my style. Omg I love the awesome tangled web picture, I see it’s sold it. Is it a one of a kind or may I order it to add to my decor? Lisaerica at msn dot com

      • I would love to see pictures of all your Halloween and holiday decor! If you start a blog, I will be your first follower! ๐Ÿ˜€
        Sorry to say that the tangled web frame was definitely a one-of-a-kind item…. but I do love to stitch, so hopefully I’ll have other pieces to offer soon.

      • Oh please keep my name and email I’d love to have a one of a kind made by a fellow lover of all decorations, lol. If I ever get brave enough to start my blog I’d be honored to have you as my first follower. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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