Happy Halloween!

by brae  

With the complete upheaval of my life since the beginning of September, the Haunted Heritage will have to wait until next year for its full interior celebration of Halloween.  But, that doesn't mean we can't have some fun!

I'm a huge fan of Halloween, the kitsch and candy and costumes.  But, I'm also a fan of haunted places...places that look normal, but then you smell perfume no longer made, or feel a chill right next to the fire, or hear someone's voice when there's no one around.  =shudder=

My Halloween scene this year is dedicated to those haunted places that make you wonder what comes after life.  I've borrowed the bookcase, Bagnall clock, Miss Kitty (by PamelaJunksMinis), end table and coffee table from the Heritage.  The sofa is part of a Bespaq set, and the rug is from Dale's Dreams.  The wallpaper is a delightfully vintage scrapbook paper by Recollections called Remember.

The same photo in sepia tone is even more haunting.

Jane of MiniFanaticus made me some delightful autumn minis, and I've used a few in the scene: a gourd and pumpkin...

...some fall leaves, a beautiful centerpiece...

...and candy corn.  If you want a laugh, check out Lewis Black's skit on candy corn.  One of the best I've ever heard.  :D

Ophelia rests on the afghan by Mary of Roslyn Treasures.  I made the book of Edgar Allan Poe stories.

The reproduction painting is by Giovanni Boldini of Elizabeth Wharton Drexel, 1905 -- borrowed from the Heritage.  The burrowing owl is borrowed from Baslow Ranch.

There's a wee mouse from Sussex Crafts, too!  eeeek!  He's hoping you'll drop a piece of candy corn.  :D

Wishing you all a very Happy Halloween!  :D

Does it feel chilly in here?  :\


Comment from: April [Visitor]
Great scene. I'm very happy to see Ophelia again &#59;)
10/31/13 @ 21:39
Comment from: Blondie [Visitor]
I love how crazy random that owl looks!
10/31/13 @ 21:44
Comment from: Marijke [Visitor]
Beautiful room you can see that you piked everything with big care. groetjes van Marijke
11/01/13 @ 00:48
Comment from: 12Create [Visitor]
Fabulous scene. Really effective in sepia. Love the owl perched on the painting and Ophelia seems very aware of a presence.
11/01/13 @ 02:17
Comment from: thea [Visitor]
Heel mooi gedaan, ziet er echt spooky uit. Wat foto's al niet kunnen doen. Groetjes Thea
11/01/13 @ 03:24
Comment from: madformod [Visitor]
Love the scene in sepia! Hallow Halloween!
11/01/13 @ 06:18
Comment from: ladycobblestone [Visitor]
I'm always in aw at what you do.
11/01/13 @ 06:27
Love the afghan, Ophelia, the painting, the owl, ... well everything really!!!
11/01/13 @ 08:50
Comment from: Jane s [Visitor]
Wonderful setting! I LOVE That skit from lewis black! Man its so true, I still am fooled by it every year ;P I am smitten with that owl perched up high <3 Everything looks lovely. Js
11/01/13 @ 09:50
Comment from: elizabeth s [Visitor]
Hi Brae! This is a Really nice re-assemblage of your wonderful work. I love the afghan on the sofa and then the anchoring of the 3 with the area rug. Also love the owl perched on the frame. A Very unusual but Effective touch. That mouse better watch out! elizabeth
11/01/13 @ 11:04
Comment from: Abbe PB [Visitor]
I'm always amazed by the little touches you put in to everything. It looks like such a luxe vintage parlor, but clearly has that possibly-haunted touch to it. Very nice!
11/01/13 @ 11:46
Comment from: Susan Korman [Visitor]
Brrr. It does seem there is a little chill to the air :-) Sorry I missed this on Halloween but the day after is just as good. Happy Belated Halloween! Love the scene Brae and I think one can understand your not having much time. Susan
11/01/13 @ 15:45
Comment from: Sarah K. [Visitor]
I always love seeing Ophelia. What a lovely fall scene, it looks so cozy. I hope the mouse gets his piece of candy corn.
11/01/13 @ 18:07
Comment from: Keli [Visitor]
Happy Halloween!
11/02/13 @ 04:28
Comment from: Josje [Visitor]
Great photos Brea! Love the sepia ones, they look 'of the period'.
11/02/13 @ 13:11
Comment from: brae [Member]
Thank you all so much!! &#58;&#62;&#62;
11/03/13 @ 15:52
Comment from: Sarah K. [Visitor]
This is one of my favorite scenes. I love coming back to see it.
09/09/15 @ 16:34
Comment from: ann [Visitor]  
I'll meet you over at IG. Good luck keeping up the pace. Halloween a great choice.
05/04/19 @ 03:33
Comment from: brae [Member]
Thank you!! &#58;&#62;&#62;
05/10/19 @ 02:54

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