It isn't finished. I am not thrilled with how it looks right now.
This year we are having a Halloween party at our house. It has been said that I like to go "all out" for parties. And "all out" takes awhile to pull together. So here is what I have so far.
Yes, yes I know. The wreath is too low. I am waiting until I can find one of those old antique mirrors, you know the kind with the time worn finish, where parts of the mirror no longer reflect? Very Halloweenish, but still able to be used on Christmas? Anyone know where such an item exists for less than 400 bucks? Yea, me neither. But if I do find one, or an acceptable substitute, the wreath will be hung from the top of the mirror.
And speaking of that wreath- THIS is how I made it
Other pictures with various lighting- (the clouds are moving quickly today, meaning taking pictures has been interesting)
Does the lighting have to stink in every picture I took? Grr. On second thought- perhaps I need a lesson in taking pictures. Note to self- learn to use expensive camera properly before complaining about it.
The remaining items up there are
A very sloppily put together banner- didn't realize how much work that still needed until I took the picture- Yikes.
Books I covered with scrapbook paper-don't hate on my copy of Breaking Dawn down there. I ran out of black paper, and this one seemed fitting all on it's own.
Not my dream Halloween mantle, but it will do until I figure out what will make me happy. Or until I finish writing this and run down and tweak it again. And again. And again. Suggestions for making it look better? Referrals to a 12 step program that deals with mantle tweaking?
Next up- felt and I become aquainted