Wednesday, October 5, 2011

My Front Hall

Open the front door to my house, and you are greeted by a large landing with 13 foot ceilings.  There is a mudroom/laundry room at the end, across from the entry, directly to your right is a large, 4 step up, curved set of stairs up into the kitchen/dining area, and to your left is a double set of closets.  Mainly, there is a lot of room for decorating. 
This is just one of the pieces I have down there now.  It is an antique (circa 1940) wash stand that my sister picked up for me at an auction.  It will always be decorated for the season. 
Here is what I did for Halloween.  The little sign hangs from what would have been used for towels, and I have a garland strung across and hanging down the side.  The bowls currently contain black licorice, black and orange gummy worms, and the big bowl is holding a mixture of autumn coloured candy.  I've had to refill these twice in 2 weeks, and I've been able to keep my freezer stash of goodies just a bit longer than usual.  The raven and the crow finish off a look that I feel is rather effective. 
We've just got started our decorating for Halloween, and we have all sorts of plans for this year's display.  I'll keep posting as we keep doing.  I hope you enjoy the process.  Happy October everyone!


  1. Hi Andrea! Thanks for stopping by my blog today and leaving a nice comment. You have a lovely Etsy shop! I'm going to read a bit here on your blog and I'll definitely visit again!

  2. I love that raven! So Poe-esque!

  3. Hi Andrea, thanks for coming for a visit to my blog, I'm following you as well. Can't wait to look around, your blog is so cute. Love the little Halloween vignette and that vintage piece was a great find. Can't wait to see it change with the seasons and holidays.

  4. Andrea - I love your little seasonal decorations. I think you have the perfect piece of furniture to always use for your holiday and seasonal displays. Love the black crows - they are the perfect touch! I'll be looking forward to the Thanksgiving and the Christmas display!


  5. Hi Nicki, Nice to see you here. That is the ultimate compliment by the way..."POE-esque!"...thanks. I can't wait to see what you come up with next!

  6. Hi Vicki,
    Our Thanksgiving is this week-end, so this is it for that holiday...LOL, but I'm very excited about Christmas...and a different one for the winter weeks before.

  7. Hi Andrea! This display looks fantastic! Love the birds, and especially love that sign, lol!! That's too funny! I also wanted to thank you for all your sweet comments lately. They mean a lot to me and I'm sorry it took a while to get over here... still trying to catch up! I hope you are well.


  8. Gorgeous washstand. It looks very cute all dressed up for the holiday.


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