Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Decorate for Halloween with Antiques

Halloween decorating and antiques are natural partners. If you add some flickering candles or lamplight....some of the things automatically seem right out of a scary movie. The chandelier above is beautiful anytime, but when you add flicker bulbs it fits Halloween perfectly. Mirrors are great too...for reflecting the candlelight and adding a little spooky movement as people move about.

And old barnwood potting table makes a good display piece. We dressed it up with fall flowers, pumpkins and gourds and old lamps.

I still have to get this just right....I put a purple light inside the piano ...hoping for a spooky look. But I need a stronger light to get the affect of a haunted piano.

Every year we get out the pumpkins and crows and add them to other things that can have a spooky feel. This year we used orange pottery, globes and bird cages.

This cupboard had a nice harvest color inside already...we just added all the amber and carnival glass we could find.

Old shoes seem more like a witches' shoes this time of year. Rusty keys, oil lamps and candlesticks are great mood makers too.

Old photos are one of my favorite things to decorate with. Our carved gourds are made by a local couple. They do a great job...each one has it's own personality. They also provide us with wonderful dyed gourds...they look like squash in a display, but you don't have to worry about them rotting...they stay perfect from year to year.

Come on in and visit us.

We promise we aren't too scary ;)

1 comment:

Kathy Kupferschmid said...

Shop looks great!!! I have not posted anything on my blog for weeks!! I have been crazy busy! I need to stop in again sometime soon...hope all is well!