Saturday, October 8, 2011

Purple Chocolat Halloween Mantel

Beaulah and I have been flying
this week to get Purple Chocolat Home

Today we are showing you the mantle.

Decor around here tends toward
friendly witches and we love the Halloween
colors, but we REALLY love purple
and black for Halloween colors.

This year the Halloween Mantel has witches'
shoes for a theme.

Of course, our taste in witches' shoes is going to
run towards purple!  Love this little hanging witch,
she must have gotten splinched when she used
her flue powder.

and I think it does!

When you enter this Halloween home,
just toss your witch hat and make yourself
at home, especially if it is a purple feathered one.

Black and purple sparkle
is everywhere.

Love the fur trim on this one and the
curled toe.

(Yes, you can find all kinds of Halloween 
decor in purple and black these days.)

Someone must have left their
 spells and potions books 
on the hearth.

Even purple sparkly spiders  can give
you the creeps.

(Hope they don't make friends with any real ones!)

Beaulah, I think it is just perfect,!
Let's fly on to another decorating project.

Oh, one last thing, Beaulah wanted to
point out that her own shoes
are the inspiration for today's mantel.

We are also having a giveaway of a
Glitterville Halloween Stacked Cake Platter

We will walk our shoes on over

Chocolat - French for Chocolate. I adored chocolate from a young age when I had to sneak in the cupboard to find where my mother had hidden the Nestle's Chocolate Chips. Having read about the famous chocolat shoppes in Paris, when I finally got there I was determined to try a chocolate from every Paris shoppe. I invite you to share my adventures in creating, in travel, and in life.


  1. You have such a pretty and unique taste
    Rasha@ mychampagnetaste

  2. Hahahahahah!! so nice to see all the Halloween things from from

  3. I love it! Looks like you girls are having a great time getting into the spirit Jacqueline! Couldn't help but notice that amazing vase too-beautiful!:@)

  4. Beaulah has such wonderful taste in shoes! I had to chuckle at your "splinched" witch :) Love all your purple & black Halloween finery on your mantle!

  5. I have seen several pieces that would translate into paper creations beautifully. My husband mounted a big flat screen tv over our fireplace, so I've lost the use of my mantle for anything over 6 inches tall...this really makes me want to rip that tv down again....I'll have to settle for the virtual visit to your house. What a fun and eye catching display.

  6. You create a wonderful magical ambiance for your family.
    Cute cute.

  7. Your fireplace and mantle are just spectacular. Talk about a focal point in a room....Wow!!! Really great decorations for Halloween. xo

  8. My kind of Halloween colours and I love the purple pumpkin too.
    You girls created a really nice mantle.

  9. How stunningly over the top!
    I haven't seen a mantle to beat your's with it's purple witches shoes, spiders and all.

  10. Beautiful job, I love the color's, it's a nice change from the usual Halloween color's.
    have a great day,

  11. I love the purple witches shoes and your mantel looks awesome! I am looking for more purple for my Halloween decor!

  12. That is absolutely gorgeous Jacqueline!! I love the black and purple combination- your fireplace and mantel are just gorgeous! Thanks in advance for sharing at FNF :)

  13. Love it. I normally don't decorate for Halloween, but all your items are so unique and not creepy. Fun!

  14. First of all I must say, I am in love with your home!!! I love how you paid attention to details. Now, to that fabulous mantel.....WoW!! I love the purple (my favorite color), the shoes, the feathers, all of it! You brought elegance and fun to your decor. Awesome job!!

  15. Your house is to die for! I love all of your details....Envious of so many things, I cannot possibly say...Congrats on the gorgeous Halloween displays. i always look forward to seeing what you have created. Love the purple and black...

  16. I love all the purple. I'm going to have be on the look out for more purple decorations. Thanks for sharing.

  17. so many cute details, but what i am WILD about is your double mantles, sooooooooooo fun for some powerful decorating :)

  18. Purple! Not your everyday Halloween color, but you did it in such an amazing way! Dianne

  19. Your mantel looks fabulous! I luv, luv, luv it!

  20. LOL I love all the purple, I have a witch hat just like that...and I love those shoes! ;D

  21. TRULY diggin' the purple and black for Halloween! I like it when people shake things up a bit! :-) Oh, by the way....I am SO moving into your house if Linda from A Toile Tale doesn't let me move into hers! ;-)

  22. Do you have the pattern for the Beulah that is hanging from the bottom of the mantle ledge? Did you make it or purchase it already made? My daughter would love it as she goes all out for Halloween.
    I love your blog, the recipes, the home decor and all your neat ideas.

    Mary L

  23. Good thing that Beulah is so darn stylish, because this mantel is magic. Love it!

  24. Wow! You really go all out! It looks great. Love the purple, rather than all orange and black.

    Dropping by from BNOTP.

    Hidden Laundry

  25. WELL, YOUR witch is very stylin' except for her teeth. Z and B should get a 2 for one special at the local dentist! :)
    Your mantel is beautiful. Fun you go all out for your kids!

  26. FABULOUS! And I love Beaulah's legs! anne

  27. I LOVE your mantel! What a wonderful color scheme you have :)

    Coley @

  28. I always love seeing how you've decorated your beautiful home. :) You and Beaulah have done a spectacular job with your mantel. :)

  29. Jackie, your vignettes just get better and better! That mantle is so darn CUTE! Really, you "take the cake" Jackie

  30. love love your unique the take on the witches...soooo clever...I am a new follower...come for a visit

  31. wickedly wonderful. The shoes and the witch under the mantel were my faves so I pinned them to my Pinterest. Thanks for the inspiration.

  32. You can tell so much about a woman by her shoes!

  33. To Mary L. and any others out there, no I didn't make the legs hanging off the mantel, but I am sure you could. I got them last year at Tuesday Morning.
    The Witch shoes were from Tai Pan, the candle holders were from Home Goods, the purple witch hat from Tai pan and all of the garlands and black ornaments also Tai Pan.

  34. LOVE LOVE LOVE your halloween mantel! You did a beautiful job :)

  35. Love the purple and black color scheme of your fantastic Halloween mantle!!
    Looks terrific!!


  36. Fabulously Wicked Display!!! Great Job J!

  37. Jacqueline, how fun and whimsical. Of course I adore your color palette!! Bravo!

    I would love your thoughts on my Autumn decor so far, oh and I have a new giveaway as well!


    Art by Karena

  38. I like this mantlepiece, love those witches legs.

  39. I love your mantle. Purple and chocolate are my all time faves also. thanks for sharing the swamp water recipe, too.

  40. What a beautiful and whimsical Halloween mantel. I love every fun detail ... thanks for sharing. *Becca* (newest follower by way of Tablestop Tuesday)

  41. I am in love with your Halloween mantle! It's bewitching ha! The purple witch shoes are so awesome, they bring so much whimsy and character to the mantle. Beaulah is one cute witch with good taste ;)

    Your newest follower, found you on Table Top Tuesday.


  42. FABULOUS!!!!!!!!!! I love it! The hanging legs are great! LOVE the shoes and all the pieces! XO, Pinky

  43. Gotta love a classy witch who likes purple!! What a fun fireplace mantel. Here by way of Marty's.

  44. Vase - astounding! black pumpkin.. love it! I would love to just walk in your home and see all these amazing decorations up close and personal. Your home looks fabulous, dahling.. xo marlis

  45. I am so loving this!! What a great imagination you have...the purple is awesome!! Fantastic job, Jacqueline!


  46. Oh my goodness, your blog is Halloween headquarters :-) Love it all!

  47. Love the fireplace! What a pretty backdrop for a fun Halloween mantel. Who doesn't love shoes! Thanks for sharing.

  48. I love your Halloween mantel! I love those velvet witch shoes!

  49. so cool! Purple is my fav color but i hardley ever decorate with it. your mantel is an inspiration!

  50. Absolutely adorable. Gotta love those purple shoes, and you made your mantle PoP with color. Love the purple with your light stone. Your house is so gorgeous. Happy Fall and Halloween.

    The French Hutch

  51. How fabulous! I love purple, too...lavender!! ♥♥♥

  52. What fun it must be to live in your home. Love the purple and black theme. Cute idea to have the witch shoes as the theme. ;-)

  53. Hi Jacqueline...

    Ohhh my gosh...your halloween mantel is FABULOUS, my friend! Of course, the purple and black color theme is sooo very perfect! I love the purple and black striped velvet witches shoes!!! Totally awesome!!! I think you and Buelah have been having some fun! wink! Thanks for sharing your gorgeous mantel with us...I loved it all!

    Warmest wishes,

  54. So much fun!!!! Glad that you became a part of Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

  55. The purple is perfect here! Awesome! Thank you for joining me for the HSH Fall Open House!


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