Since Halloween is around the corner, I finally got going on some decorating (Yay!). You saw the front door vignette but it was time to update the mantle with some spooky decor. Luckily Target had all the little things I needed to finish it off.
This is what I had for the fall mantle party
And here it is now:
Let me tell you how hard it was to find little spiders! The only way I could get them was in a bag of 100 at Target so I went crazy with them. And no, I didn't just forget to dust (though I did have a spider leave an egg on my bedroom curtain which then hatched exploding baby spiders all over the place. My husband loved that one).
I tucked spiders everywhere!
This huge beetle actually came from the garden. I was weeding the side yard a few weeks ago and he just about scared my socks off. I thought it was the perfect addition with my little book page pumpkins.
Of course my leather bound books got some spookying up too. My first edition Elizabeth Barrett Browning is my pride and joy and Les Miserables makes me think of my best friend Jessie.
Very spooky indeed! Daniel's only comment was that he hoped we could still use the fireplace with all the webbing on it but I think deep down he loves it. I can't wait to get to the pumpkin patch and add some carved pumpkins to the mix! I love the holidays don't you?