If you are not afraid then let me throw this one at you. BOO!
I like these ghosts and have another one as you go up the stairs...
and another one hanging from the front porch...
Below is our crow guarding the silver (plate) and porcelain.
He only leaves his spot when he smells or sees candy corn!
Otherwise he remains on guard day and night!
Moving on in to the living room/parlor area where you'll see the most decorating but first I want to show you the Halloween invitation postcard I bought the other day.
It is rather plain but I like the information it gives me about the year 1906 when it was written.
You are summoned to a Halloween gathering of The Gray Witch and Black Wizard Order of necromancers. The revel will be held on the night of October thirtieth, nineteen hundred and six. Time, Nine by the village clock. Place. 7413 South Broadway. (St. Louis)
The Gray Witch of Romance
Maybe this is her!
Here are a few other antique postcards that I have...
and one over here on the parlor table...
Pictured in the photo above is my 2nd great grandmother Viola and hanging on the wall above her is an oil painting of her mother, my 3rd great grandmother Ellen.
Ellen is looking a little ghostly because the artist who painted the portrait had never done a colored portrait before and boy does it show. So anyway that's her.
And next to Grandma Ellen is the decorated fireplace mantle. This is my daughter's side of the mantle...
and this is my son's side of the mantle...
And over on the pier mirror shelf we have Frankenstein's head...
And here is the skeleton maid.
Speaking of skeletons, here is the dollhouse decorated for Halloween. I'm calling it Skeleton Manor.
I only decorated the first two floors, the third floor is under construction.
In the kitchen is the only non skeleton resident living at Skeleton Manor. She has some candied apples, apple cider and even has some apples for bobbing. The skeletons still have their teeth so they love that game! And there's an ice bucket with some Coke cooling, that will definitely make them Smile. Get it...have a Coke and a Smile! I know, ha, ha!
In the dining room is the Pirate skeleton with his treasure chest close by and the treasure map. There's chocolate cake, suckers, sour balls and Hershey bars, yum!
Up on the second floor they are holding a wake for their dear witch friend, hey she could actually be the Gray Witch of Romance from the postcard invite!
Below is the left side of the parlor...
See the spider on the petit fours on the teacart?
and here is the right side of the parlor. The skeletons can't sit down real well but at least they have on cute hats!
And that is it, I hope you enjoyed my decorating and have a spooky Halloween! Just be sure and stay away from old graveyards. I wouldn't be caught dead in one of those places on Halloween!
I am joining the following parties this week, please come and join in the fun.
DWELLINGS with Cindy
HISTORY AND HOME with Dawn
TUESDAYS AT OUR HOME with Maria
IVY AND ELEPHANTS (What's It Wednesday) with Patti
HOME AND GARDEN THURSDAY with Kathy
HOME SWEET HOME with Sherry
SHOW AND TELL FRIDAY with Cindy
PINK SATURDAY with Beverly
LET'S TALK VINTAGE with Bella