Halloween Mantel

Halloween Mantel

Two more weeks and Halloween with be here. The older I get the less I enjoy this holiday. I had already decorated a Fall Mantel and I really wasn’t in the mood to change it, but my sister Beth (Home Stories A to Z) hosts and annual Halloween Mantel Party and I just couldn’t tell her no! Sisters have a way of talking us into things don’t they? Creepy and scary is just not my cup of tea, but I do love Spanish moss, white pumpkins, mercury glass and lanterns. Surely I can make Halloween pretty and not too creepy with a bit of haunted beauty flair.

"Haunted Beauty" Halloween Mantel by Sand & Sisal

The backyard birch trees supplied my spooky branches and created a nice silhouette against the Comfort Gray walls. Yep, I painted the family room to match the Comfort Gray Kitchen! I’ll post about that soon.

halloween mantel

I walked from room to room, collecting anything glass, silver, white and black and set them in a pile. Gathering everything in one place is an easy way to see what you have and quickens the decorating process. I love this vintage bottle I found at a thrift store. I drew a poison tag and burnt the edges for an old time feel.

crow & poison (533x800)

Halloween Mantel

Because I shopped my house, the only accessory I had to purchase was 10 feet of chain. I think it ran me $6. The chain garland is one of my favorite parts of this Halloween mantel!

Chain Garland

To bring attention downward, I suspended two black mini lanterns on either side and then placed a few black pillars stacked on old books.

Candles & books

A vintage silver tussy mussy that was used in my wedding, holds a dried hydrangea bloom. The tarnished silver tussy mussy and silver platter holding a pumpkin on the other side adds an old and vintage feel to the ensemble.

vintage silver tussy-mussy

Spanish moss softens the contrast of the bold black and white color scheme.

White pumpkin

This lanterns were a great find last year from Lowes, and the mercury glass pillar and votive came from Target and Marshals.

Halloween Lantern

Poison bottle & crow

The Halloween Mantel looks magical at night all lit with a roaring fire.

Halloween Mantel

I hope you liked the Halloween Mantel you were able to get some different ideas on how to decorate for Halloween! How do you decorate for Halloween?



linking up to: Home Stories A to Z- Halloween Mantel Party, Fox Hollow Cottage Pin It Party

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  1. Love it! Spooky and pretty at the same time!

    -Erin @ DIY On the Cheap

  2. Your mantel is lovely! All the white is just perfect!

  3. Anonymous says:

    Did you paint your family room?

  4. Looks great 🙂 Loving that little crow (I have the same one) . YOur darn sister had me digging through crates last night looking for it . My mantel was a “mantel fail” and I cursed her a few times :)hehe

  5. I love the crow. Where did you find it?

    • Michaels craft store. They’ve moved into Christmas mode already so I’m not sure how much fall decor is left. The small crow/blackbird is from ConsumerCrafts.com (a great discount craft site).

  6. Seeing your pictures makes me wish I didn’t have a huge tv over my mantel! Very classy and festive at the same time. I didn’t know you were Beth’s sister. You both have wonderful blogs…enjoy the rest of the weekend!

  7. It’s perfect! Your fireplace is beautiful!!

  8. Love the black and white theme! It’s all so gorgeous! The black lanterns with the white chain…my favorite!

  9. I’m with you, Kim ~ I decorate for fall and not Halloween. You’ve struck the perfect subtle balance here… kudos!
    xo Heidi

  10. I love the lanterns and candlesticks. Great job!

  11. Love the black and white mantel Kim! The last shot in the candle glow is awesome!!
    Happy Halloween 🙂

  12. So pretty Kim…as usual…xo

  13. Love your mantel Kim! Love the clear glass bottles with tapers! 😀

  14. Such a sophisticated Halloween mantel!!!….I love it!

  15. Anonymous says:

    Glad your sister talked you into this – nicely done. I like the chain, too! and the clear glass bottles with the tapers.

  16. This is beautiful Kim! Love what you did with the bottles and the colors 🙂

  17. Love your mantle Kim! Especially how it glows with the candles lit at night! I love how you used the classic black and white combo!!

  18. A little off topic, but I am building a home and love that brick. Do you happen to know the manufacture/color/style/type brick that is? Please feel free to email me elenthall@gmail.com.


    • Hi Ellis! Thank you so much, but I actually do not know any details about the brick. It’s the same brick as on the outside of our home and has a salmon colored tone to it. Sorry I cant help you further.


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