Since October is here and it's finally feeling like fall I thought I'd show you how I tweaked my mantle. It's alot of fun doing something different. It all started with this picture I found at my Dad's house. I don't know if it's a relative, but I'm going to call her Lenore. Does that give you a clue?
I got the idea for The Raven from the bird and cage that I found thrifting awhile back. I started looking for stuff I thought I could use.
I had brass candle sticks and the white pumpkins from a Nightmare Before Christmas tablescape. Almost everything else was thrifted.
Except for the mice-I found them at Ikea last year and knew they would fit right in.I added tarnished silver, black roses, old music manuscripts.
I used old dictionary pages and letter stamps to make the Nevermore banner.
I used LED tea lights and wrapped them with vellum to magnify the flickering lights. Add a heavy dose of spider webs.
The oval frame was found at Good Will and the owl picture is from The Graphics Fairy.HERE.
Thanks for letting me have a little Halloween creepy fun. Have a great week!