PB inspired Halloween Mantel
As you can see from my ever-increasing Blog roll, I’m becoming addicted to home design blogs. Combine that with the fact that I have no sewing mojo right now, and the result is this non-sewing post. Here’s my inspiration:
Look familiar? This is a mantel-scape from this year’s Pottery Barn Catalogue. I’ve never done an all-black mantel before, usually I have lots of oranges, yellows, you know, Fall colors. Not this year:
Too fun! I might add a few more things….
The inspiration came from the houses. I had bought these at Target several years ago, but I never thought to put these on the mantel. Those PB catalogues are a constant source of design ideas and inspiration for me. Here are some daytime shots:
The framed dual-image pictures crack me up!
This season, most of the craft stores have those black-framed old-style portraits that change image. And check out the LED-lighted twigs! The Candelabra got decked out with black leaf garland and black roses. I even added a hat element from the inspiration picture, an old witch’s hat from a previous costume. The bats are wall clings, and the mice are black paper cut-outs, both from the Martha Stewart Home collection. I might add some more little touches and fillers here and there, but I’m digging this! It’s a definite deviation from my “normal” holiday decorating. Have a great week!