Monday, October 18, 2010

Scary Titles






Just starting to decorate a bit for Halloween. 

I try to keep the scary decorations to a minimum as I get spooked easily...

OOooooooo

As usual, I use stacks of books with scary titles and pull different items from around the house that when arranged might provide a suggestion of the macabre... 

Boo!
:)

22 comments:

Anji Johnston said...

I get spooked easily too! My husband is away on business so much I stopped decorating years ago!

Jamie said...

So creative! As usual, I'm not bothering to decorate, someday I'll change my ways

Suz said...

Brilliant, Laura!
Hugs,
Suz

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Once again.. fabulous Laura
You're really getting into these alterations and today's linear light treatment is perfect for a spooky Halloween...

You know I don't think I have any scary books.. must check out my stash.. I really like this idea . .clever you!! Have a good one.. xxx Julie

north pal said...

oh that's right. once you said that, i recalled that it was in your blog last year. don't let the boogie man get you:) Bestest,Denise

AntiqueChase said...

Love how you took the old stamps into halloween decor... love love!

Alabaster Rose Designs said...

Hi Laura,
What a wonderful post!! Fabulous Halloween decor!
I absolutely love Katherine Hall Pages books. She is one of my favorite mystery writers.
Have a great night.
Sincerely,
Melinda

Laura said...

Wonderful Laura!
You inspire me every time!
Hugs
Laura

It's me said...

Happy day darling.................love Ria,,,,

Jacqueline said...

Oh Laura,
What a wonderful post....I particually love the OOoooo's !! I have a book of my Dad's called 'Not at Night, Omnibus' and it's full of horrible, scary stories.
Halloween isn't as huge here as it is in the States but....it's getting more and more popular now. I now have to have sweets and treats ready on the 31st. XXXX

sissie said...

My spookey decor consists of a silver glittered skull head with a pink flower on top!

I love the books and all your decor.

hugs
Sissie

Polly said...

Good idea! I have one old book titled The Galloping Ghost and it's orange. I always bring it out for Halloween time!

:-)

Polly

'odd and old' Linda Dacey said...

love this understated approach of yours, so much better than my approach; i can't be darn bothered...

Denise@junkdogdesign.blogspot.com said...

This is great inspiration. I will be digging thru a few things today and try to do something like this today. Thanks for the ideas! Love your blog.

charlotte said...

love those book titles! =]

Andi's English Attic said...

What a great excuse to dust off my horror story collection and put them on display. Lovely idea. I also love the Oooooos. xx

sweetlaraine said...

Wonderful photos.......not to spooky at all, but with lots of atmosphere. Very nicely done !!
Laraine

Tanya said...

Love your old books. I don't usually decorate with scary stuff but I do like some darker colors to cozy things up a bit. Cute ideas and I also love the antlers.

A Cottage Muse said...

Wonderful photos...great ideas!

Love the books!!

Dee@FrenchBleuVintage said...

Nice idea using the books ~ Some of those titles look familiar (I think I read them) ~ A spooooky day to you ~ Dee

Evi said...

great Halloween decor for someone who does not favour ORANGE!
Would love to read all these books,
hugs, Evi

Carole~Maynard Greenhouse said...

Boo to you too!
Love the effect you did with your photos.
Don't worry Halloween will be over before you know it!!!!lol
xx
C