Happy Saturday, friends! It’s just one week away from Halloween, and time to get on with this year’s annual Haunted House Tour. Today I thought we’d take a peek at my front entryway.
The entryway table is topped with a vintage hammered aluminum tray, and stacked with some basic, everyday pieces that I like to use as the foundations for my decor. In the back I have a tall Longaberger basket that is great for bundling, and adds some much needed height to the display.
Also on the table top is one of my absolute favorite antique pieces, a wooden shuttle scoop… used, I believe, for scooping rice. I placed several vintage books inside the shuttle along with a gorgeous, multi-colored vintage-inspired paper Halloween tree.
The tree is dressed with mercury glass garland and a pair of clip-on crows. I finished a little stitching this month, and have turned it into an ornament for the tree. This is an adorable Prairie Schooler pattern, stitched on fabric that I dyed with Distress spray ink.
This other ornament is one that I made years ago, when I was on the Authentique Paper design team. The postage stamp image and the spider are stickers from one of their Halloween lines. I colored the image with Distress and topped them with clear crackle. Then layers of inked stamped fabric and felt. A real multi-media design. I’ve finished a few more cross-stitch pieces, and still hope to get them added to the tree this year.
The bottom shelf contains my favorite handmade basket, as usual, filled with metal pumpkins and handmade prims. And a vintage print I picked up one year at the thrift store.
Across from the entry table is my vintage wooden bench.
Here you’ll find more vintage hammered aluminum and vintage enamel-ware buckets. Lots of happy jack-o lantern decor, too.
The pumpkin-head scarecrow doll is one of my own handmade prims. The witch hat and pumpkin in the front are folk-art paper mache. Then another of my cross-stitch pieces that I stitched this month. This one is a pattern by With Thy Needle and Thread called Basketful of Autumn Time. I ran out of sticky board, so will go back to this project for fully finishing sometime in the future. But for now, I couldn’t resist putting it out.
I am a sucker for vintage style, so these Halloween feather trees and the paper mache Putz-style house are right up my alley. I’ve added in a few of my favorite handmade card projects from the past couple of years.
And then one final display on my credenza nearby.
Folk art dolls, bottle brush tree, and a wire votive holder tree, all stacked on an antique wooden cabbage slicer.
Haven’t finished your Halloween decorating yet? There’s still a few remaining items available in my AudOnes Prims Shop. To check them out, click HERE
Hope you’ve all had a wonderful week! Thanks so much for stopping by!