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Halloween Foyer Chest and Vintage Skeleton Printable

A Halloween vignette on an entryway table using items already around the house for a festive foyer to greet trick-or-treaters.

Rumor has it fall temps are FINALLY supposed to hit the Carolinas this weekend and I AM HERE FOR IT!

Every October, my in-laws plan this massive pumpkin carving party, which we’ll be attending this weekend, so it has me all in the Halloween mood.

We’re not normally Halloween decorating people.

The ghosts and goblins thing just feels like it’s too much when we have kiddos who are so little and freaked out by that sort of thing. (Plus, Robert has a major phobia of spiders, and I can’t even look a picture of a snake… so we’re a ball of nerves over here, I guess, when it comes to the Halloween creepy crawlies.)

But I usually try to do a little hint of it right at our front door in our foyer since it’s the spot that all of our trick-or-treaters see. Keeping with the spirit of the eve and all.

While we were out running errands this week, Robert and I made a pit stop at a local antique store we’d been meaning to visit, and I found this funky cast iron candelabra that was just begging to become Halloween decor.

So I scooped up a bunch of leftover faux black berry stems I had from the guest bedroom, stacked a couple of Trader Joe’s pumpkins, and placed the spooky candelabra find on an old tray that belonged to my grandmother with a couple of vintage books.

To top it off, I placed our volume of Edgar Allan Poe on the chest open to the story “The Tell-Tale Heart”. I remember being SO freaked out by it when I read it in 8th grade. Shudder. (The former English teacher in me kind of geeks out.)

And I found this vintage skeleton diagram from public domain that I stuck in a frame we already had.

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It’s amazing what you can whip up when you shop your house, huh? All that’s missing is a bowl of candy and we’re all set.

But we can’t buy that until the day before Halloween or it will be totally gone by the actual day because of our household candy thieves. Raising my hand – guilty over here.

Are you doing any Halloween decor this year? Or keeping it fall generic? The rest of our house is still very much neutral barely-fall, but I love it that way.

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  1. Oooohhh, orange pumpkins!!! I knew you would come to your senses, LOL! Hahahaha! I love your awesome Halloween display! (Poe is my favorite author, so of course I love it!) The candelabra is perfect, and the vintage skeleton print and black berries are great. It is Halloween, without being too cutesy or overly scary.

  2. Absolutely love this touch of Halloween. I’m of the “a little says a lot” school. The candelabra is fantastic! Thanks for sharing!

  3. I love this vignette! It is absolutely a perfect combination of subtle yet says Halloween. You have a cool antique store. Lucky you!

  4. Halloween has always been one of my favorites but since the kids are grown and the grands busy with there own parties and other activities I really stick to more of an neutral fall decor that works for me through to Christmas. I have one table with some black pottery,my old faux crow and a small book of spells. The witchy side of me needs to honor all Hallows eve!!