Until the calender reads November, we are free to mix fall decor with just enough Halloween treasures to give a nod to the spooky and scary. The idea is to be unique, a little quirky and most of all, fun.
Many years ago I collected antique and vintage wedding photographs. As time has passed I have come to only display the images of couples that appear truly happy. With that said, I had a little idea for the photos that just were not happy enough for me. Here, this couple's wedding portrait became a perfect canvas for some Halloween trickery! I printed out a small skull graphic and glued it to a piece of a post-it note to cover the face of the groom. Then, I added a haunted house fence along the bottom.
It is a fun and creepy accent piece that is easy to do with any photo or even magazine picture.
On a previous post, you may remember, I shared my "3G's" of display... gather like items, group them together and ground them on a tray, pedestal or similar. Here, I created a little seasonal vignette on a vintage silver cake stand. This is a great way to add seasonal decor without taking up too much space.
This is a new favorite item. I purchased this antique French anatomy print of skulls when I was in Paris.
I added a simple black matt and placed it into a Halloween display as a backdrop. Prints and photos are great ways to back up displays and give you an opportunity to define the theme.
This is a customer favorite... glass pedestal with cloche filled with skull and bones!
What more can I say? It is easy to do and very fun.
Lastly, I have always loved how pretty books add to a display as accents or as risers. Here I used a great book titled Victorian Murderesses (I found at a flea market) as a riser to compliment the decor.
I hope you can add a little bit of Halloween decor to your home. A few classic, unique pieces can bring some spooky fun to your fall.
Enjoy the season and Happy (Haunting) Hunting!