Monday, October 4, 2010

~halloween decorating part one~the dining room~

Hello Monday!
How are all of you?
Well, as you know I did a little decorating over the weekend.
Not a ton, but I thought I'd share with you my dining room shelving.
I left my kids' silhouette plates as they were just the right color for my scheme.
I also left up most of the white ironstone platters and my black chalkboard decal.
I added fresh dahlias in oranges and whites, along with some green filler to my dining table.
I used a huge vintage white sap bucket as my vase.
Most of my decorations I picked up at Michael's arts and crafts.

One of the things I used the most of this year is this spanish moss.
It's really inexpensive and I love the natural element and texture it brings
to the display.


I can't remember where I got this toe tag.....

I used some more books with no covers, tied with garden twine.
The spiders
are just the little cheap plastic ones and the crows are from my ever growing collection!


I used a "bag of bones" to stick randomly
in a old chippy wood tote filled with spanish moss.


I found this chart at a local shop and simply taped it to the
front of the existing framed art that was already there.

I filled tureens and urns with moss and cream pumpkins.
I had way more orange faux pumpkins than cream, so I sprayed all the orange ones with cream spray paint so that they would tie in.
Think about this trick if you see old ugly styrofoam pumpkins at thrift stores.

This is Cody's favorite part.


I like how the tarnish on the silver tray adds to the timeworn look I was going for here.
I'll be back shortly with my front porch photos!
xoxo

40 comments:

vosges paris said...

Good luck with al the preparations. It is looking great already.. we in Holland don;t do that much for Halloween .. maybe some pumpkins and things as decoration mainly.

LuLu said...

It all looks wonderful!
xo,
LuLu

Paige @ The Wandering Cottage said...

It looks great as always!

dedeetsyshop said...

It looks great! If you get a chance, stop by www.deannablogs.blogspot.com for my give-away!!

Alabaster Rose Designs said...

Hi Melaine,
I love everything you did especially the skeleton poster you found and taped up! Great idea about spray painting the orange pumpkins cream, I'll have to try that with mine.
Have a great day and beautiful job!
Sincerely,
Melinda

Tricia - A Rosy Note said...

Love it all! Good idea painting the pumkins :)

Lissa said...

it looks really, really good melaine. I love how you filled your white tool box thingy! looks great!

sissie said...

I love your halloween decor! My favorite is the skull with the spanish moss!! Love it.

Love the crows too...we can never have enough crows! LOL

hugs
Sissie

Cat@BudgetBlonde said...

Hehe I love all the creepy bones, etc. I also decorated with eyeballs this year. Gross? yes. Fun? definitely. You can check it out here: http://www.budgetblonde.com/2010/09/decorating-with-eyeballs.html

Momma Rhyne said...

So great, as always!!! HUGS!
http://mommarhyne.blogspot.com

Charity Donovan said...

beautiful!

Finding Home said...

Looks so great, I went for the less orange this year as well. I really love how you have to look closely to see the "creepy" parts!

Looking forward to your front porch. I have not tackled that yet myself!

Simply LKJ said...

It looks fantastic! Very chic and vintage, not "faux"...love that!!

Jennifer said...

Such a chic Halloween!

" SHABBY JUNK" said...

love your halloween stuff,where did u get the chalkboard decal?? love those shelves!

Ashley said...

I cant wait to see the rest of the pics!! xoxoxo ~Ashley
www.1942charm.blogspot.com

Laura @ Ms Smartie Pants said...

I love every bit of it!!!! Can't wait to get my stuff out, eeekkkkkkkk!

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Looks great!

All That Jazz said...

Melaine, you always have the most creative ideas and make it look SO easy! ;-) lOvE the idea of painting pumpkins white/cream! And the moss too, looks perfect for the season.
Can't wait to see the porch!
~michelle~

NanaDiana said...

Sooooo cute, Melanie! Waiting for the porch now! Diaan

* French Farmhouse 425 * said...

Looks awesome!!! ;)Rachel

Lindsay said...

Melanie! You did a fab job! Way to go!

mydesignchic said...

Love it...so fun!!

natalie said...

The "Toe Tag" got me! So gross, but way cool too!

Thanks!

Natalie

A Bungalow Project

Debra said...

Looks great! I love that you found a use for tarnished silver.

Laurie said...

Everything looks great. My favorite is the skull with the spanish moss coming out all over!

Between You and Me said...

love it!
it is magazine worthy!

Humble Bee said...

Awesome gothic glamour! I found a bunch of crows at the dollar store and put them outside. if they get stolen or fly away no biggie. Kept the finer feathered indoors of course. My fav is the toolbox thingy as well, filled w. moss. Can't wait for part II...

Stacey said...

Your "toe tag" is actually a tag used by airlines for airline personal not paying for a flight. Crew flying in the "dead head" seats in the back of the cockpit.
But great decor!!

Sheri Martin said...

Well, you did it. Somehow you made a skull look cozy! It all looks, sweet (for creepy stuff) and fun.

Style Recycled said...

I love,love your design skills.I wish I had your creativity ! where did you get the chalkboard stencil ? I would love one !

House of Ficek said...

Looks amazing, I love the humor you were able to incorporate!

the growers daughter said...

Love it! I also don't personally decorate for Halloween per say, but I do set out some Fall-ish things like brown transfer ware and ironstone filled with gorgeous fall colours. However, I'm hosting a 5 course Harvest Dinner party later this October from entirely local ingredients and wine from local wineries. These are some fabulous ideas for a centerpiece! I too only pick the white pumpkins and love the look of the spanish moss (especially when combined with chipped and rusty bits!). Can't wait to see the front porch!

Camila F. said...

The decoration looks amazing, congrats!

Mamabear said...

classy meets spooky. Love it!

sarah said...

I loved wall decorating. it's amazing. I am, sarah, fan of all good decorating ideas :) thanks for these

It's a Wannabe Decorator's Life said...

I always love looking at your home for the fall season. It is beautiful!!

Samantha said...

Love the white pumpkins. You've inspired me! We are celebrating my baby's first birthday this weekend- Vintage Cowgirl theme. But after her sweet party is over, the pumpkins, spiders, and cobwebs will be coming out!

natalie said...

i have to tell you one more thing... this post inspired me to get a toe tag for either halloween decor or a creepy costume. i participate in an annual 5k fundraiser halloween friday every year, and it would be perfect to run in. well... my mom works at the hospital and i asked her if they still used those. they do! so, i asked her for one, and she was mortified! but, she got me one! :)

Dearest Home said...

Wow, this is beautiful! It's very classy which is hard to do when it comes to Halloween. Great job!

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