2014 Halloween Haunted House Tour

2014 Halloween Haunted HouseHello Friends and happy Friday to all of you! It’s time today to continue on with my Halloween Haunted House tour. Let’s take a peek into my haunted sun room.

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My little sun room is probably my favorite spot in the house. It’s surrounded by windows and light, and tucked into the back corner of my house, it’s nice and private and cozy. I particularly love it in here now that it’s all decked out for the holiday. It’s a great spot to sit curled up with a blanket and a book.

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I’ve been collecting Halloween for years, and I know some of you have been touring with me for years, so many of these things may be old friends to you now. The skull lantern is new… the larger of my Pottery Barn clearance score from last year. The mummy is one of my craft guys. Bendable wire wrapped in strips of torn fabric.

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This bureau is an antique butler’s chest, and is my favorite piece in the room. Great spot to display a whole bunch of Halloween goodies!

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The ghost is one of this year’s weekly crafty play day creations. The base is paper mache, painted and draped in cheesecloth.

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The purple tinsel tree is new, too, and an absolute steal at only $5 from the thrift store.

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This rolly basket is an antique laundry cart, meant to haul wet laundry out to the clothesline. I’ve filled it with vintage linens and pillows, then stuffed with lots of Halloween stuffies.

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Mr. Ghoul is another craft project the girls and I made at our weekly crafty play dates.

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The paper bag pumpkin was made by my wee Missy Nik when she was just two years old. She painted the ceramic jack to the right of it for me years ago, too. Good grief, but these things are just beyond priceless to me.

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Some of my paper crafts of the past.

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Lots of Lori Mitchell figures and Nik’s old tissue ghosts.

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My reading nook, nestled amongst the ghosties.

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Tub O’ Jacks.

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And a black tree filled with felties.

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Nik and my ceramic studio friends, Big Jack and Little Jack. You can sure see the difference in our painting skills over the years. 🙂

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The back of my basement door and a spooky paper skelly. And finally, a peek at my table for yesterday’s annual Halloween luncheon with the girls.

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And with that, we come to a good place to stop for the day. Thank goodness, right? Good thing there’s only one week left until Halloween! Then we can move on and I can bombard you with Thanksgiving and Christmas! (insert evil laughter)

The Halloween House Tour Begins

Greetings! Velcome to my Halloween house. I know you’ve been dying to come inside. I’ve been waiting for you…………..

Yes……….I’m being silly today. The idea of sharing some of my favorite Halloween things with you makes me that way. You all know by now how much I love Halloween, and how I love to decorate. And since some of you have been asking for peeks, I thought we could begin the house tour today.

So come on in!

Here we are in the front entryway. You may have noticed my furry guard dog holding up the floor standing sentry for me. Don’t you worry about her. You can come closer.

I am so excited to have an entry table to decorate this year. I found this piece at the fairgrounds flea market this spring and it’s just perfect for the space. It felt so empty here before.

And now I have a place for some of my favorite things.

The apothecary jar on the bottom shelf is full of seed balls from the sweet gum trees that litter my yard this time of year. Those things drive me crazy when I step on one and turn my ankle, but I kinda like them in the jar. And it sure doesn’t hurt that they’re free.

The bird nest is a real one from my yard. After the birds leave the nest in the spring, it’s a good idea to clean them out of your birdhouses and make room for a new tenant. Another free decorating idea, and one that I was able to use all summer and now into the fall. I sure love that.

I hope you enjoyed my little entryway as much as I do. I’ll be back to share more stops along the tour soon.

Thanks so much for popping in!