spooky mondays

I'm so excited to do this post today because I'm joining my friend Wendy from Wendy's Adventures in Wonderland who is launching a brand new weekly blog party called 'Spooky Mondays'!

I've been talking a lot about Fall and Halloween lately (as you know) because I just love Halloween. Well Wendy is truly a kindred spirit so when she said she was starting a blog party about all things Halloween I just had to be there. Every week you're welcome to post about anything from decorations to costumes, art and crafts, recipes and stories. For me it's a fun and perfect way to start enjoying my favorite holiday. Craft shops and home stores already have their merchandise out so this is a perfect time to get into the spirit. So if you're absolutely bewitched by All Hallows like we are won't you join Wendy every Monday and share your latest finds or creations.

Today I'm sharing a new arrangement on my mantle.

Michaels has these wonderful glittery crows this year. I posted a picture of the first one I bought a few weeks ago if you remember. This is another one which is just a little smaller.

He is sitting on the same wire candelabra I found at my favorite thrift shop. I really love these crows and I have a feeling I'll be adding a few more.

I found this wonderful witchy drawing at the same thrift shop this Spring. It's framed and signed by the artist and dated 1978. It looks like it could have been an illustration made for a book. I've been waiting to bring her out and now she's just perfect next to my crows.

I had other pictures to share of a project I'm working on but they're still trapped in my camera until I can get a new battery. Luckily I had already moved these pictures over last week. But I have one more to share with you. Something from last Halloween.

I mentioned earlier that my son is a huge fan of the show Ghost Hunters. So when he carved his pumpkin last year what else would it be but this!

Happy Spooky Monday!

Today I'm grateful for....

A relaxing Summer weekend with my family, enjoying our weekly trip to Trader Joes and discovering we really love Trader Joes hummus!


Dena Miller said...

Thanks Anna for the inspiration once again!
I now want to decorate my Mantel early for Halloween! I have lots of cool things to work with...I will have to post pics and send ya one.
P.S. I will have to stop by the "Spooky Monday's"
I so much appreciate the info!

Charmed Existence said...

Oh fun! I just picked up some cute stuff from AC Moore that I'll have to post. I would love to partake in the Monday party fun!

Amber Leilani said...

what a great idea... spooky monday! will definitely check it out.

i think i just bought the same glittery crows at michaels, but i haven't figured out what to do with them... i'm thinking headdress...

Bobbi Ann said...

Hi, I just loved your post! Spooky Monday...what a perfect idea for Fall! I'll have to stop over at Wendy's blog to. I hope that you have a wonderful rest of your day!

Kim B said...

You have a great display on your mantle. I just love the way you set it up.
Happy Monday to you!!!

Jacalyn @ rmebathproducts.com said...

Very nice vignette on your mantel! I don't want to even think about Halloween yet because that means fall which means winter which means cold and snow! I think I got a bit a head of myself, ha!


Victoria said...

Beautiful!! Love the crows from Micheals...they are super adorable! Gorgeous photos..lovely post! the print you found of the witch is fabulous!! Such charm!

Netty said...

Brilliant, Annette x

Wendy said...

Greetings Anna,

It is absolutely Haunting. I love the "Sparky"(hehehhe) crows. You have given me an idea for my haunted fireplace. It is so old world and i now know where to put my POE memorabilia. I need a few of those crows. Next paycheck and outing will be to Michaels. I think I might try making some glittered cardboard ones as well.
And tell our little haunt that his Pumpkin is AWWWESOMMMMME and we cannot wait to see what he has in store for us this year.
Happy Spooky Monday!!!!Boo!
Spells and Wishes
Your friend from Wonderland

WrightStuff said...

A truly magical and mystical post. I hopped over on my broom from Spooky Monday to share your secrets...

Linda said...

I've already starting to decorate for my favorite Holiday too, an of course it is Halloween. I think that the crows are awesome. You've really got me going....I must go shopping. Thank you for sharing.

Laura said...

Just hopped over to your blog (yes, I am new to this land of blogs). Love your blog, and thanks for the tip on Spooky Mondays! Like you, I love Halloween and yes, Ghost Hunters and Ghoster Hunters International are two of my husbands favorite shows. (Wait until I show him your son's pumpkin!) I can't wait to decorate my house this year!

scrapwordsmom said...

I love this idea. Very cool. And your Halloween display is perfect:)

Sinderella's Studio said...

I have to share your son's pumpkin with my oldest - he will love it! Great pics.

Rebecca said...

Halloween is my absolute favorite holiday-Christmas is too over-rated and I work to much at the holidays. I love to plan big parties and start thinking about ideas in July-love the post!

Justina said...

BTW how are your PM Blog Party plans coming along ??

Theresa MacNaughton said...

I LOVE your glittery crows! I adore the birdies they have at Michael's, as well. They usually have decorations that I'm interested in - and I'm very partial to the crows. Can't wait to see all the fun spookiness that you'll share with us each Monday! :) Theresa

Marfi-topia said...

LOL,Anna, how absolutely bewitching everything looks!
I showed my husband the pumpkin and he said..where's the international?hahaha!
Your son is really good!I cannot carve at all...plus im allergic to raw pumkin guts,I have lots of carvers living here though:)
I love your imagination!
have a great night,

awal.ny said...

I am lovin the mantel, this is my second favorite holiday and I just can't wait to get all my spooky decorations out.