Friday, October 14, 2011

Purple Chocolat Home's Eery Vintage Buffet and Giveaway

Welcome to Dracula's parlor.

Although Beaulah and I tend toward
non-spooky decor for Halloween
we decided to put together this more
vignette on the buffet chest in the living room.

I knew I wanted some fun word blocks to
set the tone, so my granddaughter and I
had a craft night and made these
wood blocks.

I was looking for some antique handwriting for the
background of the block.
I found this on Graphics Fairy.  It is actually from
an autograph book circa 1857.  I downloaded
it to my computer.

Then I needed some fun fonts and while on
Pinterest I saw this

The font I chose was

I imported the handwritten page into
Photoscape, then placed the letter on
each page while in Photoscape (a free program
that is user friendly that you can find here),
then just printed it out in a 5x7 on copy paper.

A thin coat of Mod Podge sticks the paper to
the wood block.  Let dry then apply another
thin coating.  Sand the edges if desired.

The word blocks are the perfect focal point
for our buffet.

Beaulah laughed and laughed when 
she saw this photo of my husband and me.
She said our noses are worse than hers!

I am the one on the left.  We always, always, always
dress up for handing out the candy.

This antique photo plays well with the
vintage look of the Halloween decor.

By the magic of a hologram, when you
turn the picture just a little, the baby
becomes spooky with white eyes and fangs.

The kiddies can't keep their hands off this piece.

Yes, you might have guessed it, we have more
than one hand around the house.  Here it
is presented under glass.

A black sparkly pumpkin is under glass also.

And even a crow with beady black eyes.

We tried another decoupage project this
year too.  This eery candlestick was
featured in Martha Stewart's Halloween 2010.

I just cut mine out of copy paper that I 
sent through the copier without anything
to copy so that I had a thin black paper.
Again, apply it with a thin layer of 
Mod Podge, then let dry and top with
another thin coat.

My vintage Victorian witch's boot and
a fringed shawl help fill out the vignette.

The jeweled  Victorian style cake stands are
perfect for showcasing Dracula's treasures.

Imagine yourself here after dark with the
black candles lit.

Beaulah pushed my photo out of the way
and made room for herself - she's not too spooky.

She doesn't want you to miss out on her
giveaway which ends Wednesday, October 19th
at midnight.

(photo courtesy of  .
Beaulah had to doll it up to fit with the post)

She is giving away a Glitterville Stacking
Halloween Cake Platter.  Oooh, this is going
to look sooooooooo good in someone's home.

Posting this eery parlor 


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. I love love love this post. You manage to make even a holiday like Halloween so elegant and classy yet fun! xo

  2. Love the vignette you put together. that Buffet is just gorgeous! I am drooling over here! Everything goes together so perfectly. I would love to visit your house at Halloween! What a great place to spend the holiday!

  3. Hi Jackie,
    I love this post. It is eerily elegant. I have unofficially followed you since the frozen hot chocolate post and am now official. I also follow on pinterest. I tried to comment on the witch's luncheon but it wouldn't let me.

  4. I am so loving the buffet vignette.
    Couldn't be more perfect. Great job. Love the baby picture.

  5. Brrrrrrrr....happy

  6. thanks for the wonderful how too's to make our own eery blocks..I love your halloween decor..the kids must have a blast at your the picture of you and hubby are a handsome couple.;)have a great weekend.:)

  7. Gosh Jackie!

    Great minds think alike! So many details that you and I have done for this Halloween. You have managed to capture the ELEGANCE of this eery holiday. Love the sparkle, glitter of everything that you captured. Martha Stewart always has great ideas for Halloween and I use her ideas alot! Thanks for sharing such a lovely vignette. I love the whole concept! Very tastefully done!!

  8. Looks great Jacqueline! I'd say you're ready for all of the Halloween fun-enjoy:@)

  9. You could be a set designer~:)

    ..and thank you for the links~

    I love the Graphics Fairy..Karen is so generous w/ her ephemera etc..

    I don't have the hang of Pinterest yet..but hope to sit and analyze and learn one day..

    Thank you!

  10. Love it, you did a great job. The baby though, I don't know, creepy!

    Christmas must be amazing at your house!

  11. Oh, to be a child living in your house...

  12. I love the creepy look, but that baby photo is really creepy.

  13. Cool! Love the mod-podged pumpkin!

  14. YOu are so clever! This is wonderful and I bet the grands had fun helping you out! Love the HAND! The shawl and candle add just the right touch of elegance! XO, Pinky

  15. I love your Halloween creative! The blocks are great and the pictures of the two of you had be giggling.

  16. This is gorgeous Jacqueline!! I love your sideboard vignette! You always have the pretties treasures all put together!! Congratulations on your FoodGawker feature too!!!! So exciting!!
    Thank you for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday!

  17. What a lot of wonderful, spooky stuff you've made and put together. Your grandkids must love to come over!

  18. I just pinned nearly every one of your Halloween posts! And I'm your newest follower. Love your stuff!!

  19. I love EVERYTHING about your Halloween decor! LOVE that witch boot and the glittery have some great decorations! Visiting from TT&J :)


  20. You have such fun Halloween post. Your buffet is very eery! The witch boot is amazing. Now, if you don't need the buffet after Halloween I will come pick it up! : )

  21. This is so well done. That baby picture is so creepy, but cool.

  22. There is absolutely no doubt in my mind that Halloween is your favorite time of year!!! You did really well with this!!! I agree with Kim that the baby picture is WAY creepy!!!!! I'll visit the site for those "must have" fonts, too! Great job, Jacqueline!

  23. Hi, Jacqueline, fabulous sideboard decoration. I like the photos very
    much. That Beaulah, she is a pushy
    witch. We're all crossing our fingers
    and toes for the giveaway winner.
    Warm Regards,

  24. I love those EERY blocks and your buffet is the perfect backdrop for them. I've seen those creepy changing photos. That baby would give me nightmares!

    I love Shadowhouse Creations! He scares me a little too but I love his work!

  25. Eery, eery it is and fabulously elegant too! The baby picture is tetric, lol! Thank you for the giveaway again and for the chance, always been a follower, hope you visit me for a 12pm dinner in the dark with some yummy things. Lots of hugs, FABBY

  26. This is absolutely positively eerie. It's wonderful!

    - The Tablescaper

  27. I bet you have been looking forward to decorating for Halloween all year! You are so clever...I love every little detail!

    Best wishes,

  28. You never cease to amaze me~ love all your spooky details! The blocks are genius~ love the antique handwriting background! Dracula's parlor never looked so good...very eery indeed!

    Thanks for pointing out which one is you in the photo~ love your sense of fun :)

  29. Spooky! Love it! Hope you are having a great weekend!...hugs...Debbie

  30. Love your post! Thanks for sharing,Joann

  31. Woooo!!!!! This is so super eerie and creepy!! Love it!

  32. You sure take Halloween decor to a new level. Awesome spooky display.

  33. Eerie and elegant! Your house must be a fun one for the grandkids to visit! :)

  34. What a fun post and all the black and white is fun. I can't picture where that new buffet is. Is it by the fireplace? Love the little crafties that you and Beaulah have been up to. I know that Kylee is just like her grandma. As it turns out, we might be able to come on the 23 (depending on the time of the dinner). Let us know. Joni

  35. Creeeeepy baby photo~Yikes! :)

  36. Creepy Halloween post! It turned out great and so spooky. Thanks for sharing.
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

  37. That is a fabulous display! Wow! I have to go back and check it out closer...I know with all that I missed some fabulous details.

  38. I love your spooky buffet! You have so many beautiful, eery items.


  39. You have great style! I love your decorations.... very creative!

  40. Olá! O seu blog é um encanto, amei visitá-lo, tudo muito lindo e charmoso!

    Beijos Eliza

  41. Love the eery buffet! I have to ask... where did you get the hologram of the baby????

  42. I love all the ideas! I checked out shadowhouse but i couldn't see the Aquiline font?


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