Halloween Mantel and a Linky Party…

 ‘They’ say there is always a first for everything and well, this 
is definitely a first for me…my first ever Halloween mantel.

 Because I didn’t have any Halloween specific items at home, 
I decided to hit the Dollar Store and use newly purchased 
items in combination with those I already had on hand.
 I ended up spending less than $10.00.

 Given it’s my first, I kind of like how it turned out…

 Having said that, I created the mantel, took 
some photos and put it back to look like this…

Hubby didn’t even get a chance to see it and the kiddies expressed 
disappointment as to them, the Halloween mantel was ‘way cooler’.

 An old frame I had at home that I decided not to dust…
for added effect of course ;) and Dollar Store crows 
waiting for their friend to escape from the metal cloche…

Well there you have it, my first ever Halloween mantel…how did I do? 

Now to our month long Party.  You’re invited to link up 
any Halloween related projects to inspire and be inspired. 

I can’t wait to see what you all come up with.

Linking to 

Count down to fall 
Funky Junk Interiors
Carolyn’s homework
Home stories A to Z
The 36th avenue
Someday Crafts
French Country Cottage
Tatertots and Jello
The girl creative
Chic on a Shoestring decorating
Finding fabulous
My Romantic Home
Simply designing
The Shabby Nest
I heart naptime
Today’s creative blog
It’s overflowing..
Ask Anna
a.k.a design
Thrifty Decor Chick
Cedar Hill Ranch
Coastal charm
Savvy Southern Style


  1. says

    One day, when I have a real mantel, I am copying that verbatim, Lucy.

    Wow. That is magazine worthy. The addition of the old school cameras add so much character.

    We are really excited about this party! It’s going to be a fun month.

  2. says

    your eye for styling a mantel is beyond fantastic! I love this and cannot believe you took it down;)!! and I wish my dollar store had those crows. maybe i should check again to be sure. seriously, fabulous!

  3. says

    LOVE the mantel! I love that the dollar store carries crows since they can cost 7-14 bucks at Michaels, depending on the size. Great job! I am also putting together my first Halloween mantle this year… We’ll see how it turns out!

  4. says

    seriously beautiful sweet friend. I love the inspiration even though I am like you in the fact that I would rather have fall decor vs halloween. :o) still so beautiful!

  5. says

    I love your mantel it is fabulous, the empty frames and draped fabric is just the right touch. Great Job. I decided to go Black and White throughout my house this Halloween. I can’t wait to wrap up my decorating and post some pictures. I will be joining your Linky party soon.
    Thanks for sharing,

  6. says

    Oh Lucy…you once again succeeded. I am so not a Halloween decor fan, but you have created for sure the classiest mantle display for this Holiday that I have ever seen before. A++++++
    You never cease to amaze m. Great job!

  7. says

    Your presentation is so elegant and whimsical yet spooky and mysterious! How you achieved that combination outcome is beyond me. Actually, I know: creativity and imagination. Love your unique design!

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