Sunday, October 3, 2010

Frightfully Fan-flippin'-tastic!

This has got to be the flippin' best halloween set up i've ever done.  I swear it could be in a store.  And if it was, my halloween lovin' self would want all of it.  Don't you love when something works out the way you pictured it!?  I call this Pottery Barn a la Dollar Tree and Christmas Tree Shoppe.

This time, i'm gonna let the pretty/creepy awesomeness do the talking.  Hope you love it like i do!













This whole look was less than 20 bucks, not counting previous purchases.  Even then it would take it to 30.  Still awesome for 30, and hello, perfect colors for dining room!  I put on my Halloween mix cd and went to town!   I need musical accompaniment for everything...do you have any music that says "halloween" to you? 

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57 comments:

Jill said...

Well I have to say you've lived up to my high expectations! This looks GREAT!! I love the spiderwebs and I can't believe how many skulls you have! those candles are fabulous!

And what's on your halloween music mix? are there halloween themed songs?

Jill :)

Kristi said...

Oooh, love it all!! Dang, I meant to go to the Dollar Tree this weekend and get some of those glitter skulls. Guess I"ll head out there tomorrow. I'm STILL waiting on Charles to get my older Halloween stuff out of the garage attic.

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Linda @ A La Carte said...

These are awesome decorations! I love the candle holders! Scary!!!

Kara's Korner said...

Wow! This all looks amazing together...and for so cheap! I'm super impressed...it is very Pottery Barn-like! Great job!

Peg @ Bloomfield Farm said...

Very Halloween-y, but I'm not sure I could go in the kitchen in the middle of the night. That rat is just too creepy!

Tammy@InStitches said...

You're making me want to go Halloween shopping ! It looks great.

Debbie said...

Girl you know it, you rocked it...loved it. Where did you get the skull candle...did you say it and I missed it...going back to look. Looks A W E S O M E!

Leanne said...

I love your Dining table Halloween decor. It looks so great. Have a great week!

Sassy Sites! said...

super cute! I would love to have you link up at the Sassy Sites feature party on Friday! :)

Jacqueline said...

Everything is fabulous. I love the rat climbing on the top of the dome. I may have to copy that one. I love those nasty rats and ugly birds. My grandson picked up one of the birds today and asked if it was real!

You have a great eye. I bet people love coming into your home for the holidays.

Beverly @ FlamingoToes.com said...

What a great display!! I love all the skulls and candles. It looks awesome!
~stopping by from It's So Very Cheri! :)

Danielle and Clint said...

I think Halloween is one of my favorite times to decorate! I look so forward to it! Love what you have done with the skulls! So cute and playful!...And of course, spooky.

The Bonjour Four said...

Looks great! Your pics are great!

Carmen @ Life with Sprinkles on Top said...

Eek! It's spooky! I love it!!! It looks great. And I love the thrifty price tag. :)

Amanda @ Heart Tree Home said...

I love your tablescape! Did you thrift the vintage halloween books? That's a great idea!

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Amanda @ Heart Tree Home said...

I love your vintage spooky books. Did you thrift them? So cool!

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Christy B said...

Ohhh, fabulousness!! LOVE your addition of those books too~~

Kristy said...

I looks great! I love that you used books in your decorating. I should do that, especially since 75% of my books are about vampires ;)

Shanarun said...

Love, love, love the skulls!! My 13 yr. old completely disallows anything "cutesie" -this would work perfectly!

Meg said...

Uh, wow. So many fun things to see and love about this cool Halloween set-up! The flippin' best one I've seen! ;)
I'd love for you to check out my giveaway going on now! http://alittleknickknack.blogspot.com/2010/10/felt-headband-giveaway.html
Have a great day!

AmericKim said...

I love your tablescape. Thanks for stopping by, too. Have a great day!

Ashley Tremaine said...

Great job!! LOVE that acorn..hobby lobby? ;)

Kim said...

What a cute/creep display. You can't go wrong with skulls.

Kim said...

What a cute/creep display. You can't go wrong with skulls.

The Tablescaper said...

Positively creepy!

Thanks so much for being a part of Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

"How much FUN,FUN,FUN is this"!!! Love those black pedestals with the domes. Did they come that way or did you make them??? Everything is PERFECT!
Hugs, Donna

Al said...

Wow - great job, I think I will stop by the dollar store

Kim said...

I love your little collection of skull decor, very cool! Spooky music does not so much get me in the mood like listening to an episode of ghost hunters, now that gets me scared!

-- Kim (aka Mr. Gnome)
http://mrgnomesgreenblog.blogspot.com/

Lynn said...

I LOVE it!! What a great tablescape for Halloween!!

Thank you for commenting on my Gingerbread Skeletons.

Lynn
http://punkaroonie.blogspot.com/

♥ Calamity Anne ♥ said...

I love how your decorations turned out!!! Great job!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Wow, it really did turn out well. All of your skulls and the cute little mouse on the top of the cloche. You thought of everything. Love it. Thanks so much for linking to TTT. Hugs, Marty

Staci J said...

LOVE the cloche, the skulls, the books, EVERYTHING looks spooky!! BTW, I'd love for you to come by and check out my fun giveaway going on this week:)
http://justsewsassy.com/2010/10/04/tuesday-tutorial-halloween-ribbon-ornaments-giveaway/

Alison @ Welcome Sunshine Home said...

You did such a fabulous job putting this together. I should put some Halloween music on and get my house decorated!

Enjoy the week! :)

Alison

http://welcomesunshinehome.blogspot.com/

Rachel Hope said...

FUN!!! Love th ebooks and all the wonderful candles!

xinex said...

You are so right! This is so cute and so spooky!...Christine

Nita {ModVintageLife} said...

Love your Halloween display...very nice. I love the inclusion of the books. I was thinking of including some of my Anne Rice books and need to dig out my volume of Edgar Allen Poe.

You asked about Halloween music. Yes, I listen to it while I decorate. And of course it plays all night on Halloween.

Most favorite is "Nightmare Before XMas" soundtrack, followed by "Sweeney Todd" and I have several of the Midnight Syndicate's CD's. I do have a CD of scary movie sondtracks but don't like the way it goes from one soundtrack to another...it's too abrupt. So prefer a CD of continuos music.

If you go to Pumpkinrot.blogspot.com...he always lists great music for Halloween. I've been meaning to try out some of his suggestions.

I just became your newest follower and added you to my blog list.

pozypeacock said...

Super creative approach by using these books and the skulls. You can tell you had fun decorating this table!

Melissa said...

Looks great!

Melissa
http://www.burstsofcreativity.blogspot.com/

Kim @ NewlyWoodwards said...

I love the glittery skulls. Very creepy all around (in a good way)

Donene said...

I love how your table turned out! great job!

Jennifer Leigh said...

This looks amazing....I need to make one of those mix cd's too.

Kathleen said...

Love your tablescape! Just love the Dollar Store. The books are a terrific touch. Glad to have found you on the Wednesday follow.

Life in Rehab said...

OMG, that's so fun, I love it! You really did a great job arranging all of that!

★All Thingz Related★ said...

It all looks spooky! Thanks for stopping by and linking to Anything Related!
{Rebekah}

Michelle said...

So cute!! I love the books.. perfect touch!!

- Michelle @ Bunch of Craft

Sherlyn said...

LOVE it!

Beth@The Stories of A to Z said...

Isn't it great when you create a vignette or tablescape that just screams perfection to you? Love it! The books really make this one for me and the black mouse! So cute in a spooky, creepy way of course :)!

Megan @ Polish The Stars.com said...

It looks awesome! I love the skull candlesticks. Thanks for joining my Halloween Link Party!

- Megan
www.polishthestars.com

Cristin @ Simplified Bee™ said...

What a darling {I mean spooky} tablescape! Love the skulls...

Desert Domicile said...

I love those stacked skull candlesticks! I went to my local Dollar Tree and completely missed out on those glitter skulls but they do look fabulous in your tablescape :)

Jamie said...

I love that acorn!!!! Beautiful job :)

Jena @ Involving Color said...

Such great Halloween decor! I love it and it's totally getting me in the Halloween spirit. Thanks so much for linking up to Roomspiration!

A Pretty Life in the Suburbs said...

It looks so great! I love how it all came together - love the books and all the skulls!
Jo-Anna

Heidi@OneCreativeMommy.com said...

Awesome! My weekly linky party--One Creative Weekend--has gone spooky this week in honor of my thirteenth party. If you haven’t already, I hope you’ll visit "One Creative Weekend" on OneCreativeMommy.com (open every Fri-Wed) and link up this idea and anything else you’d like to share. (You can include non-Halloween posts as well, but feel free to link up as many Halloween-themed posts as you like.) There are two categories—one for Halloween and one for everything else.

Paula@SweetPea said...

You are giving me ideas for this Halloween! Thanks so much for sharing on Throwback Thursday.

Denyse @ Glitter, Glue, Paint said...

I don't decorate for Halloween but this is really cute. It all came together so nicely! Thanks for sharing at Throwback Thursday.

xoxo
Denyse