A Whimsical Halloween Home Tour 2015: Part One

Halloween is almost here! I’m super excited. It’s one of my favorite times of year. Christmas being the other. I’m such a big kid!

I really didn’t get a chance to put out my Halloween decorations last year, as we were in the middle of a mess. Soo… I had a lot fun this year. I purchased a few new things, I crafted… Normally, I only go for the vintage, cutesy type Halloween Decorations. This year, I tried to add a little spookiness. Not over the top, just a tad bit.

Today, I’ll share with you my computer room and the kitchen. Starting with… The computer room.

Whimsical Halloween Home Tour

Whimsical Halloween Home Tour

It’s so much fun to manipulate old pictures for Halloween. I love altered art! I would never use my own originals, but you can find pictures of other people’s relatives at antique shops and flea markets, for super cheap. I find it a little sad actually, that families would get rid of these treasures. Even if you don’t know who it is in the picture. Old photos tell you so much about your/our history in general. I find them fascinating.

Whimsical Halloween Home Tour

And yes, that is the hearse from the Haunted Mansion at Disney World.

Whimsical Halloween Home Tour

Whimsical Halloween Home Tour

I’ve had that vintage style cat for about ten years. I think I bought him at Marshall’s.

Whimsical Halloween Home Tour

Whimsical Halloween Home Tour

Whimsical Halloween Home Tour

Whimsical Halloween Home Tour

Whimsical Halloween Home Tour

Whimsical Halloween Home Tour

The woman in the frame is one of my new “spooky” additions this year. I found her at Goodwill, while I was thrifting for some candlesticks. She’s lenticular and changes to a ghoul when you move your head. I just stuck her in a frame, and I think it looks like a really nice, Disney style decoration. In my opinion anyway. And it was super cheap!  You got two pictures for like 3 bucks?

Whimsical Halloween Home Tour

Whimsical Halloween Home Tour

Whimsical Halloween Home Tour

The little votive holder is from Yankee Candle. When the candle is lit, the ghost moves.

Whimsical Halloween Home Tour

Whimsical Halloween Home Tour

Whimsical Halloween Home Tour

I made these pinecone elves a few years back. They didn’t come out as good as I wanted, because I didn’t pay close enough attention to the type of pine cones that you should use, or the different sizes of the wooden heads. I’m a pro now, lol, so I want to make some really nice ones. And maybe some other pine cone people/creatures.  I just love the old ones.

Whimsical Halloween Home Tour

This grave-digger candy dish is part of the Boney Bunch Collection from Yankee Candle. I love this series. I have a “bunch” of them. Ha! Unfortunately, I don’t have the room to buy anymore. Too bad… So sad…

Whimsical Halloween Home Tour

My grandmother made the witch doll for me when I was a little girl. It’s gotta be at least 38 years old.  I don’t think I’ve ever displayed it before. I think it works in this little grouping/vignette.

Whimsical Halloween Home Tour

Whimsical Halloween Home Tour

I bought that wreath thingy, in the bottom left hand corner, from Decor Steals. Most of my ephemera always stays the same. I’ve just been adding extra touches for the appropriate holiday.

Whimsical Halloween Home Tour

Whimsical Halloween Home Tour

Nothing much on this side of the room. Just a trick or treat basket with some stuffed animals. Yes, I am one of those women that still likes stuffed animals. They’re cute, whimsical and make me happy. I do try to display them so they don’t look too silly. Sometimes, I think I have to try harder. But, these guys look ‘OK’ there.

Whimsical Halloween Home Tour

Whimsical Halloween Home Tour

And onto my kitchen…

Whimsical Halloween Home Tour

Macushla wanted to get dressed up for Halloween, so, “Voila!” I think she makes a great looking witch!

Whimsical Halloween Home Tour

Whimsical Halloween Home Tour

All Disney lovers need just a little bit of Mickey Mouse at each holiday. Not too much…

Whimsical Halloween Home Tour

And of course, you gotta have treats!! But um… Not me… I need more tricks than treats, I’m afraid. Sigh…

Whimsical Halloween Home Tour

The front door tart warmer is from Yankee Candle, a few years back. It’s so pretty at night.

Whimsical Halloween Home Tour

Whimsical Halloween Home Tour

Whimsical Halloween Home Tour

Whimsical Halloween Home Tour

And this little guy is Ignatius. He’s always in my kitchen. I just change up the holiday bows and tags.

Whimsical Halloween Home Tour

Whimsical Halloween Home Tour

Whimsical Halloween Home Tour

Whimsical Halloween Home Tour

Whimsical Halloween Home Tour

Here’s my new Halloween Tree. I’ve changed things up quite a bit this year. New decorations, new ribbons… It’s my favorite, ever!

I have it displayed on the pass thru. So… I’ll show you the half that faces my kitchen with this post, and the other half that faces my dining room, in the next post.

Whimsical Halloween Home Tour

Whimsical Halloween Home Tour

Whimsical Halloween Home Tour

Whimsical Halloween Home Tour

Whimsical Halloween Home Tour

Whimsical Halloween Home Tour

Whimsical Halloween Home Tour

Whimsical Halloween Home Tour

Whimsical Halloween Home Tour

Whimsical Halloween Home Tour

And my candle cabinet…

Whimsical Halloween Home Tour
This Meiga or witch, was a gift from my Sister-in-Law. She was purchased in my husband’s hometown in Spain. Witches have a big tradition where he comes from in Galicia, and it really isn’t even meant to be a Halloween thing. I think I might keep her here. We’ll see..

Whimsical Halloween Home Tour

Whimsical Halloween Home Tour

So that’s it for part one of my Whimsical Halloween Home Tour. Hopefully, you enjoyed having a peek! I’ll be back with part two, real soon!

Karen

5 Comments

  1. Old Guy
    October 5, 2015 / 10:26 PM

    Really neat pictures! I don’t know how you put all this stuff together.

    • Karen
      October 5, 2015 / 10:34 PM

      Thank you! It takes a while, but I love it!

      • Trudy
        October 6, 2015 / 4:31 PM

        Is there one store where you found most of the decorations? Do you make any of your decorations? Very nice.

        • Karen
          October 6, 2015 / 7:06 PM

          Thank you, Trudy! I got a lot of my older decorations from the Dept 56 store. The others were purchased at craft fairs, and specialty shops. But for odds and ends, I like Home Goods and Hobby Lobby. I do like to make my own decorations when I can find the time. I love to craft!

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