I decided last night I could wait no longer. The Halloween box had to come down and we needed to sprinkle a little spooky dust around the house.
I focused on the mantel, taking the existing, eclectic arrangement of knickknacks currently there, keeping some of it, and adding some fun items from around the house and my special Halloween box to kick-off the season around here.
Here's a picture of the before, so you can see what I kept to create my spooky mantel scene:
I kept the bronze bird up in front, the silhouette of Mike as a little boy, the black letter blocks (turned on their sides), the cream ceramic piece, the owl and the candle in the back. I added in some of my goodies from my Halloween box, some old books from the bookshelf, a little chest from the bedroom and some candles from the hall and came up with this!
And here it is all lit up! Walker wanted some mood music while we we sat on the couch and gazed at it for a while last night. Too bad they don't have a seasonal music channel for Halloween.
Next to do: the outside of the house! That's gonna really be fun this weekend!