Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Scary Titles



So, we have already established that Halloween isn't my favorite holiday...
...But I do love to decorate and change my little vignettes according to the season....
I guess it's because I'm such a book lover...collecting them not only for content but for color and decorative appeal as well...
...that it was only a matter of time before I started collecting scary titles for Halloween props.
(click image to read the titles!)







Look at this spooky set of Edgar Allan Poe volumes...





You have to love this title!



Some old tin types provide rather ghostly images...







Scarlet Sister Mary.....what can that be about?



Now these two books are seriously scary....especially for a good Christian girl...
...this fraidycat won't be reading these anytime soon...



Maybe I should put some of the beautiful religious medals found in those cigar boxes with these books to provide a little balance!











...and Poof!
....she disappeared!

33 comments:

Welcome to Yaya Chique! said...

cute post! But, like you...I HATE scary things. Something just not right in the mind with me when confronted with such oddities. :)

And, trust me...when I find my new place, you will be one of the first to come stay with us! xo...deb

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Oooh Laura, I LOVE Halloween but I must admit some of those last books scared me too! Yes, maybe you should put some of the religious medals out too... for balance, as you say... Bisous!... Julie Marie

Lisa said...

Love the pics and all your stuff of course! You do make things fun and beautiful!
Hugs, Lisa

Gail said...

OMG! That set of Edgar A. Poe is to DIE for.....lucky you...I just finished a book about him and he had, apparently, quite the sad life..big surprise,huh?

Anonymous said...

ooooooh, i love the photo of the small child in the chair. what did i tell you girl, you always take the time to prepare these vignettes for us. aren't we lucky?! bestest, Denise

The Lazy Peacock said...

i absolutely love your scary book collection. and perfect for the subtle yet effective halloween tone.
really clever and cool.

Nancy @ Live love laugh said...

I love your wonderful diplays and your photography. This time, I think the perfect word for it is "macabre"! A little sense of chill...
~Nancy

Wizard of Was said...

This is actually my first year of decorating for Halloween, but only at the barn...I'm not big on Haloween. You very cleverly made some interesting and fun vignettes with those scarey books and the old pharmacy items!
Always a "treat" to visit your blog!
My Best
Gale

Magdalena said...

ohhhh, you have that fabulous edition of edgar allan poe that I love!...and your clock faces...
just fantastic!
Many hugs
Magdalena/Color Sepia

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

Great bookish photos, Laura. That old baby photo is the best, though.

Theresa said...

Yikes... you scared me:) Love books and love the old picture. Have a blessed day!

tarnishedandtattered.blogsot.com said...

I love your Halloween 'decor', especially the Poe novels. I am always on the hunt for those. I've never seen an old set of them. I thought it was all pretty spooky! Lisa

Bleudelavande said...

Wooowww Laura you made another wonderful post! I love it very much!!!
Have a nice day!

One Shabby Old House said...

Love your collection of books. Better have a Bible and holy water around lol I too have never done much for halloween but I do like the crows I am seeing.
Now I will have to look for a scary book title.

jade said...

Oh Laura, what a wonderful post - you´r so creativ and a great artist!!!! I love all your treasures and the way you use them!!!!! Thank you so much for your inspiration and have a very nice autumn evening - here it is sooo cold today -

Hugs Jade

KarenB said...

I used to decorate for Halloween when my girls were little and did silly decor. Haven't done that in a long time and don't like the direction Halloween has taken in recent years. It's way too over the top for me! But, I love your take on it. For this good Christian girl, those books would probably never be opened, but it is such a creative twist on the occasion. Great job!

Beth Gales said...

How cool these decorations are! You are so talented!

Sussi said...

uuuuuuuh,spooooky - but very very decorative, I just love it. Now I'm also hunting scary book titles.

peet said...

Oke ehhh nice pictures ....its halloween i siad to myself ...But i dònt like scary books (and movies) , .I cant sleep of it ...
Ha ha
I`m happy that halloween is something amaricans ...and not something dutch.....
( but it looks beautiful !!)
Love from Holland
Peet

Carole~Maynard Greenhouse said...

BOO!!!!
G would have fun with you Miss Laura!!! Nothing makes him happier then scaring people!
Guess I had to learn to like Halloween.
I really love all your books and vignettes.
xxx......C

Trouvais said...

Such great photos...just love all those little vignettes. Like little Halloween cards to your fans! Thank you!

Nicky said...

you have a lovely blog. I really enjoy it.
bye now

Liz said...

Fabulous vintage Halloween inspiration! Very unique ideas, love that NONE of it can be found at Hobby Lobby. :)

Jacqueline said...

I really love the way that you have collected 'scary' books, Laura. I think that I like the drug boxes best. What is in the photograph above the clock faces?. The writing is beautiful. XXXX

sue said...

I'm all about decorating with books. And I had "Wine of Satan" in my shop (it sold). Who'd have thought there were multiple copies of such a weird book?

one gal's trash said...

L~O~V~E this post!
Pam

cheryl kuhn said...

Oh my gosh, I can't decide which photo I love the best!! Love, love, love the tintypes and the books, my favorite things!

Rosemary said...

Halloween is one of my favorites!!
Your book titles and vignettes are now my favorites as well. You are the amazing Laura, queen of the vignettes!!
Love them,
Rosemary

mise said...

What lovely displays - much better than modern garish gore. Well done!

All My Yesterdays said...

Just fixed this so I can comment...something about cookies... And caught up on your postings. Love your style and all the great pictures. Thanks for being here!

Jenns Three Graces said...

nOOOOO SCARY THINGS - DON'T LIKE HALLOWEEN either - but I really like the prism with the cool end and I collect pocket watch dials and feathers PLUS - I love all your settings...Jennifer

Isabel said...

Halloween might not be your favorite season, but what a great collection of books you haave for this season. The bottom one with the hand on your first photo is my favorite :)

Dee said...

My dad used to read Poe to us as little kids just to scare us! It worked....sometimes religious artifacts scare me a little too! I'm a fraidy-cat!