Thursday, October 7, 2021

My Halloween Mantel 2021

Yes, it's that time of year, and we have been
having fun decorating for the last couple of 
weeks, just an hour of so a day. 

You know how it is, you think you are 
done and then you get another idea, so 
you putter some more.  

Beaulah was rattling around down in the 
holiday room, so once she comes out to play, 
there is no stopping us.  

We didn't do a lot last year, so it has been 
really fun to decorate this year.  

My friend called me last year and said 
she had found these two fabulous floor 
candelabras for only $25 each.  She 
thought of me and my love for Halloween 
right away so she called.  

Of course I grabbed them.  This is the first time 
they came out, and I just love them.  I had to 
get all new electric tapers with a remote control.  
Twisting 40 tapers on and off just wasn't going 
to cut it.  It is so nice to just press a button.  

I have had this fun rocking horse from 
Home Goods, 
which I grabbed at Christmas last year, 
on my mantel all year and I 
really didn't want to take him down.  
Well, just a few ribbons and a 
black pumpkin and he fits right in.  

The black garland and garland with balls I 
have had for years, but I added the beaded 
garland this year from Amazon.  I just saw 
the same exact beaded garland selling at 
a boutique for triple the price.  

I hung this little mirror which I got from 
Target a few years ago.  

The best Halloween silk flowers with creepy 
eyeballs are from Dollar Tree. 

Each side of the mantel is adorned with some 
Halloween ribbon.  I love being able to just 
tuck the ribbon or bead garland up and 
twist a piece of the black garland to keep 
them in place. 

Here's a view from the balcony above.  
I just finished my Halloween playlist 
yesterday and had the music playing 
when hubby got home.  I love that 
he gets into the decorations too.  

It's been a crazy busy fall already with two 
new babies and 6-7 football games a 
week, but there is nothing we would rather 
be doing than supporting these 
wonderful kids and grandkids.  

Thanks for stopping by to see what 
Beaulah and I have been up to.  We 
will post the rest of the house later. 

I will post this with 



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  1. oh this is so cute! I sure your little ones and grown ones are all enjoying this. Please tell us where to find the candles...they look SO REAL! Since I do weddings, I would love to find them for our wedding decor. Blessings for your holiday! Alda

  2. Those lucky grandchildren of yours! Your home is a Fall Feast to my Eyes! I adore the mantle on that gorgeous fireplace of yours. Enjoy your weekend!

  3. How fun creating the awesome Halloween mantle. Darling horse and I would leave him out too. The floor candelabras are such a fabulous find, such a sweet friend telling you about them. They are perfect for all your home and decorations. Yes, you have been one busy girl and such blessings seeing your family grow with two new babies. Congratulations Jackie........

  4. Your Halloween mantle is so fun this year. How fabulous those floor candelabras are. Your friend found the perfect find and a great price. The horse is a wonderful addition. I can why you wanted to include it. Great shot from the balcony! You have been so busy. Your grands are so fortunate to have you as their Grandma. Fun times for all.

  5. Spooky fun Jackie! Love the rocking horse and the beaded garland, but what I love most is how you always go ALL out! The candles look so real! Congrats on your 2 new grands, how many do you have now? Can't wait to see the rest of your house decorated!

  6. Fantastic! Absolutely love those tapers with remote!!


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