Here are a few photographs of our mausoleum all spooked up for the holiday!
I decided to go with a tried and true approach this year. I went through past decor photos and picked designs and elements I liked best, then just redid them! I was able to get the decorating done in a quarter of the time it usually takes. Everything is not in the precise same spot but close enough.
These first 3 photos are of the dining room.
I made that Halloweenie garland back in 2012. Still holding up! I am surprised none of the hot glued plastic spiders have become dislodged and scampered away.
A few of our Halloween costume photos. The first three frames were originally plain black which I embellished with Halloween stickers. Here is a post about the Soggy Bottom Boys frame in the foreground. Also on the credenza is the Candy Wrapper Garland I came up with last season.
On the top of a nearby display cabinet is another tried and true display with Frankie and his bride, along with a few other medical type curios. I couldn't get a good photo of it this year (bad lighting) but if you go to this post you can see the above wall with a 1933 embalming certificate and vintage funeral sign. I do usually have this area looking the same each year.
The green display shelf in the living room. I added this year that fluffy orange and black garland to the top and bottom shelves. I picked it up at dollar tree when they first started putting out Halloween stuff. I am going to have to keep an eye out for more of it. It has a great vintage look to it and adds a pop of Halloween anywhere that needs a little something.
I didn't do much special with the space over the shelf as I usually do. This area is usually my "Ta-Da!" focal spot. I decided to lessen my frustrations this season over having to rehang stuff that at some point falls off the wall. Every day there is either a bat, spider, and/or any other multitude of Halloween fodder on the floor. I have tried packing tape, duct tape, push pins, and various Command strips. None work. I had to put nails in the wall this time to get the spider webs to stop falling down.
I also decided to simplify some of my little extras I generally have all over the place. Usually you can't sit a drink down without having to move a plastic spider and the walls are always full of a flock of bats in every corner. This year I wanted to give myself a bit of a "break" though.
Only I think I kinda miss my over done look...maybe I'll go back at it next year!
Venture into a few of my past Better Tombs and Brambles posts...if you dare!
Demented Decor 2017
House of Horror 2016