Friday, October 14, 2011


Well, as promised this FRIDAY HALLOWEEN SPOOKTAKULAR will be pictures of what I am doing in my own home. I am still working on it but some is finished and I will show the rest next week.

I have a love for Vintage Halloween images and decorations. I love the macabre but I also love the cute. This year after visiting so many Halloween sites for my Halloween posts I got very inspired. First I will show you what is new this year.

We just finished this today. Our WITCHES BROOM INN sign turned out so fabulous that we may leave it up all year. I want to get a few more ravens for the top.

The COME IN & SIT A SPELL stairs turned out great. They got Duffy's approval.

The front porch isn't quite done but so far I put up the wreath I made in an earlier post. I love this little vintage sign that I bought a couple of years ago.

I put pumpkin lights in the garland. I will try to get a night shot of them on for next week. It is still warm here so I don't want to carve the pumpkins too early, for now I just plug in these guys ( I have several). they look great at night.

This was a last minute inspiration. I wanted to hang something on this wall but not another wreath so I covered a wired flower basket hanger with fabric, painted it orange and painted a vintage scaredy cat on top.

When I decorate for Halloween I put things away to make room for the decorations but sometimes, like with these great number tins, they just work with the decorations. These are some of my great vintage-like pieces. The broom in the corner I just got, it travels around the room on its own and cackles, my cats love it.

I really like paper mache Halloween heads. The little girl cutout I bought on ebay. I found some great Halloween coloured gumballs too.

This tin pumpkin with the bat is my favourite. You pull it down and it says HAPPY HALLOWEEN..PEEK A BOO!

I really like tin signs, love my spooky kitty, my husband bought this festive raven.

This cute hanger has vintage images on cardboard. I hang it on the screen door that seperates my kitchen and livingroom ( Luca was clawing the furniture so we had to put up a screen door). This would be so easy to make just by printing out some vintage images, pasting them on board and putting them on some nice ribbon.

This macabre kitty is one I treasure. I always keep my witches hat handy, you never know when I might need it.

Even Teddy is ready for Halloween.

I hope you have enjoyed the tour. Next week I will post everything completely finished, I hope my night shots turn out so you can see my motion projector in action. It looks great, I have floating jack-o-lanterns and ghost on my house. I will also be doing some Halloween cookies and cupcakes because I am having a family Halloween get together next weekend. Please post some of your Halloween decorating I would love to see what everyone is doing.


  1. WOW, you have some neat decorations. Love them all AND the new sign outside. That is too cool. Thanks for sharing. Looking forward to seeing more.

  2. Your decorations are fantastic!!

  3. Your house looks fantastic, I really love the Witches Inn sign you put up. Wish I had time to do more fall and Halloween decorating. Everything really looks great!!

  4. Everything looks great!!! Love that sign most! SO witchey!!

    I've got my decor on my blog. Stop in and have a peek!

    Carmen and the Primcats

  5. Love it!
    Love the style you choose too
    Thanks for sharing, very inspiring!

  6. I absolutely love your vintage Halloween style! What a beautiful collection! Your Witches Broom Inn sign is wonderful, as are the signs on your stairs!


  7. Such cute decorating!! Boy I wish I had that many halloween goodies to put out!!

  8. I LOVE LOVE LOVE your decorations! Your house looks so fun and enchanting. And you are so right, you never know when you will need your hat! Thank you for sharing your treasures.

  9. It all looks wonderful!!!!! I have just one little thing to add-a domino book. You won my giveaway so please email me your address!

  10. It's just the best time of the year to spend time on YOUR blog! I love all of the vintage things you've used...and special touches like the broom in the corner and witches hat at the ready! My favorite is the big black cat head...I think it's a tin! WOW! I love it all! ♥♥♥

  11. Everything looks so beautiful! : ) How did you make the "Come In And Sit A Spell" stairs? Is it painted on actual wood, then attached to the steps? Love it!! :)

  12. Wowserz I may be a lil later but I m so glad I didnt miss this post , your home and decorations are super awesome , thanks so much for sharing ! Harvest Blessings hugs lilraggedyangie

  13. What gorgeous Halloween decorations! I just love what you have done, Sue. So nice to meet you. That domino book you won is fantastic too. Lucky gal!