Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Deck the Halls with Poison Ivy


Our mantel is looking very Halloweeny!

The boys love it
and show it off to any visitors
that happen to stop by.

I just love watching them
proudly point out each spooky detail.


There are glittery bats...


tiny stripy pumpkins...


a candy corn tree...


glittery pumpkins and gourds...


vintage post cards wrapped in tinsel...


and ghostly lanterns.

I just love transforming my mantel
to celebrate the season.

To me it is pretty important to create
a sense of home
and create traditions.

It's my job to give my kids
a childhood to remember...

one silly mantel at a time.


Singedwingangel said...

How cute.. Christmas is my thing, although hubby would do our whole yard for halloween complete with a walk through haunted trail or something given the time and money to do it.

Andrea said...

My kids are 11 and 14,and as I put out the last of the decorations over the weekend., I wondered why...if they were too old to appreciate them. Then I realized how much I still like them, and it is something they have always known---like your children who are so enthused. I can't expect them to "ooh" and "ah", but that doesn't mean they don't still like it, right?

Evonne said...

How cute! My kids love to see decorations out. I really wish I had a mantle so I could do stuff like that, too.

Sue said...

I've always done the same.

Even as adults, I think they appreciate it.


Linda D. said...

I love the vintage look. Your boys will always remember how festive your house looked for Halloween! Fun to make such a sweet memory.

Dina @ 4 Lettre Words said...

Love, love, love it! That post card garland is so fantastic, Leigh.