Wednesday, October 19, 2011

A Bit Of Halloween Decor

Welcome Everyone....
Won't you come in and see what I've done to our petite cottage for Halloween?

Oh, don't be scared...It's not a real skull...Hee, hee, hee.
It's a traditional "calavera" (skull) very popular in Mexico during El Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) which is celebrated on the 1st and 2nd of November.
The holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have passed on.I found this one at the Swap Meet this past weekend...Isn't it pretty? Can I even say that about a skull? Hee, hee, hee. Look at the pretty little bird design on it. When I showed it to my hubby he said, "You would find a skull with birds on it." He knows how much I love little birdies...:-)
The mantel got a little Halloween makeover too.
Kinda spooky huh? Actually I just stopped dusting for a couple of days and there you have it...cobwebs and spookiness...Hee, hee, hee.
Thank you for stopping by. Hope you come again soon.
Have a spooktacular day everyone!.





Hugs and Kisses,

23 comments:

Ido said...

Love your Halloween decor Ana! I think this is the first time I say that a skull is cute lol!
You have to show me your Ramsign sign!
Have a wonderful day!
XXX Ido

Gina said...

Your Halloween decor is wonderful! You managed to find a pretty skull...how cute is that?
I also have to tell you that you have a talent for that cobweb stuff. I tried some & it just doesn't look as perfect as yours. Yours looks authentic!

Marydon said...

Love your decorations, Ana. So not into the orange, but your whites are so fun & refreshing for the season.

Have a beautiful week.
TTFN ~
Hugs,
Marydon

Heather said...

You've done a beautiful job decorating for Halloween, Ana! You have such a knack for creating lovely arrangements and vignettes!

Julie Marie said...

Oooh Ana, I love it all!... you know me and Halloween... my favorite holiday... all of your decorations are really spooktacular... love the Dia de los Muertos skeleton... my sister decorates so much for that day as well... I have given her many "muertos" throughout the years... love the tradition and meaning behind it all... we even buy Pan de los Muertos at a little bakery in Salt Lake City each year...her altars for our loved ones who have passed on are so pretty... I love that you celebrate that day as well... your photos all look so cute in black and white too!... I think I will quit dusting for a week and see if I can get that same look!... much love to you, xoxo Julie Marie

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Ana,

I enjoyed seeing your Halloween decorations and especially love the black and white photographs.
The cobwebs are neat and one time when they are actually ok to be there.
Hah!

Hope that you are having a lovely week
Hugs
Carolyn

LizlovesVintage said...

Ana, great B&W photos! Spooky too. I love Halloween too :)
xxx Liz

d e l i g h t said...

Looks like you are ready for Halloween!! Love the dark photos!

jeanetteann said...

All very scary, you have excelled yourself with those great decorations.xx

Irma@CosasBellas said...

What a cool scull Ana, I love that it brings your heritage into the decor. I have to keep that in mind for next year, better start looking now.
I pinned one of you mantel pics onto my Pinterest =)

Hope your feeling well today,
Irma

A Cottage Muse said...

Everything looks great Ana and I love how you photographed in black and white!

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Creeptastic, Ana! ;P

•♥ Ally ♥• said...

great:) I would like to have you as a neighbor, to make my daughter come knocking on your door "trick or treat?" certainly would the neighboring most amazing :)))))

waiting to see the transformation of your last "saved from the landfill"
If your furniture could talk ,they would thank every single day:) you really have powers.
a big hug.

Cindy said...

Your home is looking rather spooky, I'm a little afraid to go beyond the living room...so I won't. You are SO creative, dear Ana.
Have a lovely weekend my friend,
Hugs, Cindy

Atelier de Charo said...

Grandes detalles, una ambientación muy bonita!

Cariños
Charo

T's Daily Treasures said...

Oh no! My home must look like Halloween all year long since I hate dusting. Ha! Your little skull is sweet and love the decor. Happy day to you. Tammy

Miguel de la T.P. said...

Pase por tu blog y fue todo un honor el visitarte, desde Jaen sur de España un abrazo y feliz fin de semana

Zuzu said...

How fun!!! I bet Halloween is a very special occasion at your house, Ana!
Hope you have a lovely one,
~ Zuzu

Bella Vista said...

Hi Ana, this is so creative and sweet. I love your decorating and the way it makes me smile.

I hope you are having a wonderful Fall.

Barb ♥

Leslie said...

soooo cute and spooooooky! Have a hauntingly fun last week of october.

Gwendolyn said...

Fabulous halloween decor. I don't usually like skulls, but your's is actually friendly looking. :)
Blessings~

Jacqui said...

Hello Ana,
I love this vignette!! We don't get white pumpkins here, maybe I should paint one!! How on earth do you make the cobwebs??

Hugs
Jacqui

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

The Black and white photos really make the decor look even cuter! What fun you're having this holiday! ♥