A Halloween Mantel...and a Little Giveaway...

We're having a lot colder weather here..and with all the fall colors and falling leaves,  it definitely feels like October here!  Time for a little Halloween decorating!  Last week I 
re-did a mantel using fun seasonal elements and neutral colors...


I use the topiaries all year, as well as the old wall sconces and the black mirror.  Stacking a vintage mirror with a great worn patina, is decorative and adds interest...and bat silhouettes from the dollar store give a spooky touch!  
Recently, I received my fall catalog from Victorian Trading Co. and the cover featured a wonderful antique cat portrait.  I cut it out and glued it to a white plate.  They have prints available on their website (not a sponsor).



I used a Halloween banner garland that I made several years ago...



THIS GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED

If you'd like to make your own banner or do some crafting...I'm having a little giveaway.  One of my readers will receive three vintage game card letter card sets...one "HALLOWEEN", one "THANKSGIVING", and one "CHRISTMAS".  I'll also include five vintage Bingo cards to play or decorate with.


 *THIS GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED* 
If you are interested in entering the giveaway, just let me know in a comment!  And please check your blogger user profile to be sure your email is enabled so I can reach you if you win...many of you are no-reply users (especially if you use google+).  The giveaway ends Friday October 10th, 9 PM CST.
Good Luck!

Until next time...



43 comments

  1. Aw, I just love your Halloween mantel....that cat plate is so fun, but I think the mirrors are my favorite. Or maybe it's the garland....well, I really like it all! Thanks for the chance to win some bingo cards, too! THANKS!

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  2. Love your fall accents and, of course, the cat plate. Thanks for the opportunity to enter the giveaway. (shirparks@gmail.com)

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  3. Your mantle is great! Love the colors.
    Happy Sunday!
    warmly,
    deb

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  4. Love your Halloween mantle.
    I would like to be included in your Giveaway.

    Sandi
    sandraallen260@centurytel.net

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  5. Love your banner and what a great idea for the cat...so cute! Enter me please!

    ~Trisha

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  6. Count me in Linda. What a generous giveaway and it sure would be a welcome addition to my mantel. Thanks so much!

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  7. Seeing your pretty mantel made me kind of miss mine. But things change, and we move on. Not cold here yet.
    Brenda

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  8. Love your mantel, Linda! You look like you have about the same amount of room on yours that I have on mine. Which is not that much! : ) I just added a banner to mine, too.

    Love the Bingo cards and I'd love to be entered for a chance to win.

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  9. Love your beautiful mantel! Just the right amount of Halloween! Mimi

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  10. Hi Linda,
    The mantel looks great. Love the cat plate and the banner. So cute. Have a great start to the new week ahead.
    Kris

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  11. Your grandkids must
    love your Halloween decor!
    (All your holiday magic,
    for that matter.....) Clever,
    fun, and just a little bit
    spooky : )

    xo Suzanne

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  12. Linda- I love your mantle and that CAT is REALLY cute!!! Great idea to clue him to a plate! Those topiaries are great, too. xo Diana

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  13. I love your Halloween mantel, Linda - especially the banner and the bats on the mirrors!

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  14. I love this - especially the banner. I like how you used the bingo cards as the background. Clever!

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  15. Linda, Your Halloween banner is darling and it is good to know you still use what you love, even if it was made a year or two ago. Your mantel ideas always make me smile. I love topiaries and they always seem to accent in whatever nook or cranny we decide to place them. Thank you for the fun giveaway! lstrack2012 at gmail.com

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  16. Fun decorations! I am so jealous that you are having such beautiful weather. Not here. Hot. Yuck.
    xo Kris

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  17. Please enter me in the give-away! I would love to have some new paper elements to play with. Thank you for the opportunity to win!

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  18. The banners look terrific! Please count me in!

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  19. I love the mantle and banner - so my style!! I'd love to win the prizes and make my own!

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  20. LOVE your Halloween mantle-it is darling. Don't count me in for the giveaway though...I just got two giveaways and I don't want to be greedy!!!! lol Happy week- xo Diana

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  21. Your mantel is so charming! Please enter me for the give away :) Blessings, Cecilia

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  22. These are really cute! I would love to have one to display! Thanks! Hugs, Diane

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  23. Such a nice giveaway -- count me in and I will be crossing my fingers and piggies!


    pharris7@citcom.net

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  24. Love it all! Yes, count me in. I would love to win!

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  25. Of course I'm interested! Thank you for the opportunity.

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  26. Your mantel piece looks very tastefully spooky, love it! Would love to enter your givaway but l don't have my mail address available, the reason is that my inboks is always crammed and l rarely check it atall so l would miss any mail. Pam xx

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  27. I love your fun filled mantel! That plate with the cat is adorable :)

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  28. Good morning Linda! I love your mantel! You always have the best finds that you put together so cute!
    Hey, I was so excited to read your comment and learn the history, and NAME of my recent pottery purchase! I love it, and looked at some more after googling it. Thank you for the information! It is some good looking stuff, isn't it!!!
    Have a great day. I bet Fall is beautiful where you are!!
    xo Kris

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  29. It's getting colder here too... not sure I feel ready yet - not that it will make a difference!

    Love your mantle.... especially the bats. Very spooky.

    Please count me in for your giveaway :)

    Karen x

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  30. How cute Linda! Love your mantel. I love that mirror too. Fall, ahhh my fave.l

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  31. The mantle looks great. Love the kitty plate and the garland too.

    xo Danielle

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  32. Your mantel looks so fun and festive for Halloween, Linda! I haven't entered many giveaways (I win too many!) for a while, but those letter banners are so darn cute I'm signing up! Thanks for offering the giveaway, Linda!
    Vickie

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  33. Linda, I love your mantel and that cat on the plate is adorable! Love that so much. What an amazing giveaway...please drop my name into the mix!! You really inspire me on your blog. I don't have a mantel but have decided to find a nice shelf and hang it and make it my 'mantel'!!
    hugs,
    Linda

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  34. Love your mantel for Halloween... the plate is so cute too!
    I like the sconces on the wall with the mirror...definitely vintage no matter what time of year!

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  35. A fun giveaway! Love your shop and that mantel is killer! Thanks for the great stuff. Di@Cottage-wishes

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  36. That is so gorgeous!

    seasidemermaid@twc.com

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  37. Thank you for the chance at the giveaway. The banners are adorable.

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  38. So cute! I made a b&w Bingo banner last year and I love it too! Bingo cards are just so much fun. Love your entire mantle. Congrats on being the vintage blog of the week. Love your style! Great give away!
    hugs,
    Jann

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  39. These are so cute! Adds such a lovely and cute touch to the mantel!! I'll have to go take a peak in your etsy shop too! :) Thanks so much for a chance to win! xo Holly

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  40. Linda your mantel is fabulous! I just love your style - - you make it look so easy.

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