Welcome to the Lucky Lass! It’s Fall Y’All!
Unfortunately, I do not have a mantel, but I do have a raised hearth. I love to decorate for Halloween and started early this year.
I put together two vignettes, and a string of skeletons. I have a hard time finding places for these skeletons to work, and I’m not sure they’ll stay here.
The painting above is titled “My Baby Wants to Rock and Roll” by local artist, Gabriel Pons. I think he’s pretty awesome.
On the left, I have a couple of outrageous gourds that I picked up at Miller Farms Market, an art deco vase with some branches, a photo of my husband as a baby boy, and some skeletons hanging out. These gourds have so much movement to them, they seem alive- that’s why I call them alien gourds.
On the right is some more gourd action, but in the form of mini-pumpkins. I love the colors and varieties of them all! Some candles and micro pumpkins are there to give some ambiance at night.
The pumpkin cut-out is a tealight holder that my sister made in girl scouts (brownies?). I like it, as corny as it is!
They are all resting on a cheese box I recently stained (seen here). The little black tree that holds the other end of the skeleton string, is a Michael’s find. It comes as a two-piece wood cut out that fits together. I spray painted it black, and it has lived in various places different years. The skeletons really love it though. It’s sitting on an antique lace doily. It is in a star pattern, but it was the closest thing I had that looked vaguely spider-webbish. Because the tree is black and the box is so dark, I really needed something to provide contrast between the two.
Instead of the skeletons, I think a banner across the top in fun and funky fabrics would look great and help to finish the space.
Thanks for visiting!