Friday, October 7, 2011

Creepy Cottage

Ah, Autumn ... Halloween is approaching and I thought I'd take a minute to share a bit of seasonal decorating I've done and a few things I picked up at Luckett's.

I got the two wall hangings on either side of my armoir at Luckett's when they had their September Design House.  I first spotted these on my visit a few months ago in one of the rooms with a steampunk design, but it wasn't until my next visit that I thought they might work in my house.  My husband and I spent our first anniversary in Paris and London so I found them meaningful.  Plus, they roll up so I can change and store them easily.  I'd been looking for art since I moved the botanical prints a while back.  I'm so happy with how they look.

Loved the pillow as well and couldn't leave it behind.

Speaking of the botanical prints, here they are above my desk ...

... with an added basket of fall goodies.  I got the owl pendant at a flea market and never planned to wear him, but he's quite cute and I plan to sport him on a long chain.

My console ... Two more Luckett's finds - the skeleton in the apothecary jar and the crown.  Luckett's has the greatest match boxes that are fun all on their own and are inexpensive.  I have several with different designs.

My entry ...  Feathers and grass I had in a vase acorns from my driveway.

I added a few owls and pumpkins to the sideboard in my dining room and a fall-ish apron for Grace.

I don't have a large collection of postcards, but I am displaying a few that I have here.  My one lonely Halloween card (they're rare and expensive) along with one of a funeral in the center and the beheading of Lady Jane Grey on the left.

That's it for now, but I hope to share more including the past 2 months visiting the Design House at Luckett's and a trip some friends of mine took to West Virginia where they stayed at an incredible hotel.  Me = jealous.

More to come!


  1. Melanie, I love all your decorations! Everything looks wonderful!!

  2. I love the simplicity of your designs! The scrolls are wonderful! Fun that they are Tube and Metro stops instead of landmarks!

  3. Just beautiful! Creepy in a beautiful way....(Smile)

  4. Hey, if you're not going to have many postcards, you may as well have cool ones! Love the beheading... how weird is that?? :)


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