Sunday, October 17, 2010

Halloween Mantle

Our mantle is ready for Halloween!

My mother-in-law made the quilt hanging above the mantle a couple years ago. It's been our only Halloween decoration until today.  I taped two large bamboo skewers together to make a quilt hanger and tied it off with raffia for added strength. 

I usually skipped over Halloween and instead favored autumn items that worked through Thanksgiving.  My favorite element was nearly free...I removed the pillar candles from the hurricane jars, poured in a generous heap of candy corn (one of Jake's favorites), and nestled those nifty flameless tealights into the candy corn.   


I think it's cute and fun mix of what we already had (like the inexpensive Whole Foods flowers) and four new items purchased from Joanns for around $15 (the wooden signs and hangings under mantle).  What do you think? 

Want to see more?  Tour our living room here




We'll be mingling at these parties this week.  Go join in the fun!

The Stories of A to Z is having a Halloween Mantle party. 


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40 comments:

mallmamma said... [Reply to comment]

Following from the blog party! Would love for you to stop by my blog: http://themallmamma.blogspot.com/.

Laura said... [Reply to comment]

I thought I recognized some of the signs from Joanns! Love it! :)

Jenni said... [Reply to comment]

Looks great!!! And oh. my. gosh. You put candy corn in your hurricane lamps. That is GENIUS!!!

Cheeky Momma said... [Reply to comment]

I'm your newest follower and would love for you to stop by and follow me back!

Cheers from Being Frugal & Making It Work!

Jacqueline said... [Reply to comment]

I am hopping on over from Follow Me Back but am having a hard time finding where to follow you. Love the hurricanes. What a clever idea and I love how they just glow from inside.

Julie said... [Reply to comment]

Yor newest follower from The Tuesday Blog Hop! Looking forward to looking around your blog more! Stop by my blog and say HI!

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Naomi said... [Reply to comment]

Hi im your newest follower from Tuesday Blog Hop. Come on by and follow back , don't forget to leave a comment :).

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Chanda Vanderweide said... [Reply to comment]

I LOVE the candy corn "candles" such a nifty idea!
I am a new follower from the TTA blog hop. Would love to have you follow me back :)

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Emma's Lunch said... [Reply to comment]

Hi! I'm your newest follower :)

I love your Halloween decor! gorgeous!

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David said... [Reply to comment]

im a new follower pls follow me back

LP said... [Reply to comment]

new follower... would love it if you follow me back... :)

janetfaye said... [Reply to comment]

Hi! I am a new GFC follower from FMBT.
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Johnnie said... [Reply to comment]

Adorable mantel place. Thanks for the inspiration! I am tweeting this.
Blessings...
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Shanee said... [Reply to comment]

I'm your newest follower from Tuesday Blog Hops! Come check out my blog: http://adventuresofathriftymommy.blogspot.com/

Have a great day!

Reluctant Writer said... [Reply to comment]

Hi,

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Katie Adams said... [Reply to comment]

your mantle looks GREAT! So cute! I also love your blog design! I need some talent like this!

new follower from TTA! Hope you can return the follow.

Katie
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JenH said... [Reply to comment]

Hello!
I'm your newest follower Mrs. Goldilocks from the Tuesday Follow Me Back blog hop! I would love if you could visit my blog and follow me back too! Thank you so much and i hope you have a splendid Tuesday!
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Emerald Devil said... [Reply to comment]

new follower!
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please follower back and nice to meet you!

Linda said... [Reply to comment]

New follower from TTT blog hops

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Giveaways for Mom said... [Reply to comment]

Following you from Follow Me Back Tuesday! Hope you'll visit me at www.giveawaysformom.com!

Jamie said... [Reply to comment]

So cute! My son is constantly begging me to get creative with our Halloween decorations! I'm following along from a Tuesday Blog Hop!
Blessings,
j
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beneath the acacia tree

Ms Bibi said... [Reply to comment]

It looks lovely. I love the use of Candy Corn. I might have to borrow your idea,lol.

I am your new follower from Tuesday-Tag-Along.

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Michelle said... [Reply to comment]

I really love the candy corn in the hurricane glass:) Here from Tuesday Tagalong:) Have a beautiful day!
Michelle
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thriftymomma said... [Reply to comment]

Hi. I love your mantle and this is a very pretty layout. I am a new follower from the Tuesday to the top bloghop. Come and visit at http://www.thriftymommastips.blogspot.com/ or http://www.thriftymommasbrainfood.blogspot.com/

Paula

Alison @ Welcome Sunshine Home said... [Reply to comment]

@Katie Adams

Thank you, Katie, for your nice comments but we can't take credit for our blog design.

Mary from Bright Sunshine Designs designed it for us. We picked out our digikit (this is explained on Mary's site) and wrote to her about what we wanted. She was awesome to work with (ours was all done through emails) and I'm so happy with the results.

Mary offers reasonably priced packages for total blog makeovers but she has a la carte items like buttons and favicons too. Go check her out!
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Alison
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Erica K said... [Reply to comment]

stopping by hop-skip-wednesday

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Candace @ Candace Creations said... [Reply to comment]

So Cute! I love what you did with the mantle! I wish we had a fireplace mantle to decorate!
I'm new here from Tag a long Tuesday!

Emy said... [Reply to comment]

If only I could come up with something like that!

P.S
I'm following you from Blog, Hop, Skip & Jump Wednesday. Hope you can swing by my blog soon. I have several giveaways going on with low entries.

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Krystal said... [Reply to comment]

Following from to the top Tuesday!

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Jessica said... [Reply to comment]

Hi I am a new follower from the Wednesday blog hop! Please stop by my blogs:

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Thanks,
Jessie

Ashly said... [Reply to comment]

Following you! Would love a follow back!

Thank you!

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Grace Matthews said... [Reply to comment]

Stopped over from the blog hop. Hope to see you around :)

K said... [Reply to comment]

New follower! Thanks for hosting!
~K
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Bloggy Blog Designz said... [Reply to comment]

Following you from Welcome Wednesday!
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Jacqueline said... [Reply to comment]

Got it, now I am following!

Shelley said... [Reply to comment]

Super cute mantle! I am following from the blog hop. I hope you can stop by and check out my blog and my latest giveaways.
God Bless,
Shelley
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Applesauce Inn Bed & Breakfast said... [Reply to comment]

Super cute! New follower from Follow me Chickadee! Stop by and say hello!

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Danielle said... [Reply to comment]

Love that Mantle!!

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The Survival Mama said... [Reply to comment]

Wow, that is super cute. I can barely decorate for Christmas!!

Your blog is SO cute!
Excited to follow all your adventures now, swinging by from the blog hop.

The Survival Mama

Annie Rose said... [Reply to comment]

Im a new follower! Your Halloween mantle is really cute! Hope you stop by my blog sometime..http://annieroseshouse.blogspot.com/

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