Happy Friday, Friends, and welcome to day one of my annual Halloween Haunted House Tour!
I thought I’d begin today where I often begin such tours, in my front entryway. This is the spot that greets my guests first.
In the entryway, I have this side table which is the perfect little landing for lots of my seasonal decor. The antique blue milk jug is leftover from my summer patriotic decorations, and was originally meant to come down for the fall… but I love it too much. So here it stayed. And around it I built my Halloween scene.
I love trays and baskets and containers and jugs for grouping my collections of things. Here on my side table, an antique hammered aluminum tray really grounds and pulls all of these pieces together. Then stacks of vintage books help stagger heights and dimension.
I like to mix little things in with the big. I think it’s these small surprises that reveal themselves the more you look that adds such fun to a scene. Like my wee Little Missy’s acorn zombie here. Peek-a-boo!
Doesn’t that blue milk jug bring out the color in Mr. Pumpkin-head’s eyes?
The under side of my entry table isn’t too pretty with that return vent, but it is a great spot for a large wicker basket and can be filled with lots and lots of Halloween spooks.
Including some of my own handcrafts. And vintage linens. And more hammered aluminum.
As well as a spooky tree, and a sweet seed-covered wooden owl with giant googly eyes. My gosh that thing makes me smile!
The other spot in my entryway is the stair well with my antique Shaker bench.
And of course the bench is piled with trays and baskets and vintage enamelware pots, both above and below.
I made those fabric pumpkins last year. I had to jam them a bit to both fit, but I love how they look in there, layered with vintage silver and ironstone and a spooky blackbird.
My tiny Halloween tree with my friend, Kurt’s, hand-painted acorn zombies.
The view from below.
My handmade hoot owl and a new metal kitty, gathered in a basket with vintage linens.
The girls and I tried our hands at Halloween configuration boxes this year. Joanne collected the rocks around Niagara Falls this past summer that were used for the tombstones, and she had old newspaper from the 1960’s that we used to cover the boxes. So fun!
I do so hope you enjoyed the beginning of the tour! I’ll share more next Friday.
Thank you so much for stopping by everyone! Wishing you all a wonderful weekend!