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Thursday, October 18, 2012

Spooky Halloween Hutch

I am on a roll this week. I've posted more times in one week than I think I did all Summer. Probably as I finally have something to blog about.

Today I'm sharing my Halloween hutch.  Seems all I ever blog about is my mantel or my hutch.  But they are my two favorite things to decorate. 
I'm calling this years version: My Spooky Halloween Hutch.

Oooooh, so original. 

I decided to go with a black, white & silver color scheme this year. 

I am again using my "Happy Halloween" sign that I made a couple of years ago. 

I picked up a few magnifying glasses from Dollar Tree and the 99 Cent Only Store to make my Spooky Magnifying glasses.  This one has a "31".  I got the print outs and the idea from Family Circle website. 

The mercury glass pumpkin was found at the Western Eagle Bargain Store in Temecula.  I think I paid $3.00 for it.  It was the only one they had.  So I had to get it. 

Hubby & I found this antique rusty lantern at Granny's Attic antique store in Old Town Temecula a few years back.  I only use it at Halloween.  I put it out in my graveyard in my front yard on Halloween night with a battery operated candle inside.  

The mercury glass votive holder was another Western Eagle Bargain store find.  It was a buck. 

The jingle bell spiders came from TJ Maxx a couple of years ago. 

The white vegetable/gourd thing was a freebie from a friend of my son.  I have no idea what kind of vegetable/gourd thingy it is.  But I thought it would make a cool Halloween decoration.  If you know what it is called, let me know.  I need to be enlightened. 

I made this "Spooky" garland a few years back.  I pieced together a couple of different free printables I found on the Internet.  I think this is the first time I've displayed it on my hutch. 

The black & cream striped plates came from Target this year.  I thought they were too plain.  So I taped some Halloween coasters that I also found at Target this year. 

If you have followed my blog for very long, you know I love my cloches.  I love to find glass items at the thrift store that can be used as a cloche.  I have a skull sitting under this one.  There is an almost identical one on the right side of this shelf as well.  The skulls are actually salt & pepper shakers that I picked up at Tai Pan Trading last year.  All of my ironstone came from thrift stores. 

The larger black plates with the cream pumpkins came from Target this year.  I love anything that has a vintage look to it.  I was afraid these wouldn't look good up against the black background.  But I think they still stand out.

The cream pumpkins also came from Target this year. 


Another spooky magnifying glass.

The owl came from Dollar Tree.  I got 2 different versions (one for the left side, and one for the right)  I wasn't digging the orange, green and purple color they originally came in.  So I spray painted them Heirloom white.  Much better. 

I found these stacking skulls at the 99 Cent Only store. 

Here is the other owl I made over and another spooky magnifying glass.

We have finally reached the bottom.  I used another of those vegetable/gourd thingies.  This time I put it under glass.  I think everyone has made a cloche out of a cheese dome.

The other cloche is made from a light cover.  Another thrift store find. 

The mercury glass owl came from Marshall's last year or the year before.  I still love mercury glass stuff.  How about you?

I used a vintage image I had.  I just printed it out in sepia tone.  I use an old flower frog to hold the print. 

I've had these apothecary jars for years.  Didn't change anything out for Halloween.  I still love the items I have displayed in these jars.  Which translates to, I was too lazy to change them out. 

And the right side.  The cheese dome up top is filled with vintage casters/wheels.  I found all of them either at the thrift store or at the Habitat ReStore. 

I love this little pumpkin.  It came from Target this year.  I wish they would have had more in different shapes and sizes like they did the past few years when they had the orange ones.  There is just something about a cream pumpkin that I can't pass up. 

I found this little glass jar a couple of weeks ago at the thrift store for like 50 cents.  I thought it would make the perfect little cloche.  And I was right. 

The Witch is In sign came from Tai Pan Trading a few years back. 

This grave stone actually has candy inside.  It came in a set of three at Dollar Tree.  It was just the right size to fit under this cloche. 

A complete shot of the bottom. 

And one final shot of the hutch. 

I hope that you enjoyed this years Halloween hutch. 

Before I let you go I have to tell you a little story.

I just love Halloween.  I already have way too much Halloween stuff.  But does that stop me from buying more?  Heck no.  So while I was at Target shopping for new Halloween stuff, I ran into this woman.  No I did not literally run into her.  I do know how to drive a shopping cart.   But she was shopping and I was shopping.  And I just happen to mention that I don't know why I am buying more stuff when I already have too much.  She said she does the same thing.  Imagine that?  Anyhoo, she says about 15 or more years ago she said to her hubby that she would like to open a Halloween store.  And sell nothing but Halloween stuff.  But her husband talked her out of it.  He said, "Who would buy Halloween stuff besides you?"  She thought he was probably right, so she let her dream die.  And now she is kicking herself. 

Do you have a dream that you have let someone talk you out of?  Do you like Halloween as much as me and this woman I met?  And are you a Halloween hoarder like me?  Do tell. 

Linking to:

SNS-Funky Junk Interiors

Weekend Wrap Up Party-Tatertots and Jello


  1. I used to decorate outside then switched it to a harvest type theme.
    I have to say though....I LOVE your black and white theme. It is perfect!

  2. Soo cool - love all the little spookies. Especially love the eye!

    Enjoy your weekend1

  3. Looks so wonderfully Spooktacular!
    Kindest regards,

  4. Love your black, white and silver color scheme. I'm using similar colors throughout my house. I haven't decorated in years for Halloween and actually had gotten rid of most of my Halloween decorations.

    This year, thanks to all the blogs I've come across, I'm finding myself once again going gaga over Halloween.

    Thanks for giving me more ideas. Some of these would go great on the ledge in my kitchen as well as above my kitchen cabinets.

  5. Love your Halloween Hutch!! I'm a Halloween Hoarder too... maybe they'll come up with a reality show just for us. Love that wee tower of skulls and your colour scheme you've got going on. A black hutch for us is like the little black dress for everyone else. he he he

  6. I love it all! I especially love the neutral color scheme. I would LOVE for you to link this up at my Ginger Jamboree Link Party!!