I am a Victorian Soul, live in a small townhouse that was built in the mid 1970's, not a huge Mega Mansion, with my Hubby Joe, who is a Retired Letter Carrier. I worked night shift as an RN on a Hospital based Rehabilitation( Physical Medicine) Unit for 37 years before I had Knee Replacement Surgery and officially Retired in 2019 after 41 years working in Direct Patient Care ... I am LOVING Retirement!!!!

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George Eliot
George Eliot was actually a pen name for a woman named Mary Anne Evans......

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Thursday, October 15, 2020

Gothic Halloween Dining Room Buffet and Curio, 2020

 

 

 

 

  Welcome to Debbie-Dabble Blog!!

 
I am so happy you decided to stop by!!
 
I want to mention that since Blogger changed to a new format for posting, if you can click on each picture if you care to enlarge it......
 
Today, I am going to start to share with you how I decorated our Dining Room for Halloween......
 
But first , I just had to share once again this tree on the side of our row of townhouses by the woods.......
 
 
 
 W ehad rain the other day and the sky was still a bit dark and cloudy but then the Sun came out and it would appear that it illuminated this beautiful maple tree......


Even the trees around seem to be glowing a bit......
 
The tree in the yard across from us is taking it's good old time to completely turn a brilliant shade of red and orange......
 

 
But Winter is on it's way.....
 
I saw this Woolly Bear Caterpillar in our yard the other day.......
 
 
Supposedly the longer the black areas on them are, the longer and colder the Winter is going to be......


 I don't know, what do you think??????
 
Once the boys grew out of celebrating Halloween by Trick or Treating, I had pretty much given away a lot of my Halloween decorations and had intended to only decorate for Fall with just a bit of Halloween.......
 
 
That was until I met my dear friend, Anne Marie........
 
 
Now Anne Marie, loves to decorate for Halloween and she inspired me to decorate our Dining Room for Halloween.......
 
This is the LINK to a post that I did last year featuring a visit to our home from Anne Marie and what Anne Marie's home looked like last year decorated for Halloween.......
 
 
I do decorate the Dining Room in a Gothic Edgar Allen Poe theme for Halloween as I think it is befitting my very Victorian styled Dining Room..........
 

Today, I will be showing you the buffet and the small curio next to it.....



In the corner........


I hung an Edgar Allan Poe plaque bought in Target on Clearance by Joe over the picture.......


Next to it, hanging is a Halloween Tussie Mussie that my friend, Anne Marie, gifted me!!!


I hung a pair of Skeleton ornaments from the magnolia plaques......


A Jack O Lantern on the small shelf.....



On the floor by the side of the buffet........


A Witch with a silver spider web fabric dress.......


On the floor is a pumpkin and a sweet Bearington Bear Trick or Treater!!







I like to think of the buffet as a Witch's Potion Station.......



If there is such a thing!!!

My hurricane lamp, eerily fits in, doesn't it??????
 

 A few years ago, I made my own potion bottles........



 
 
The books came from Michael's and Dollar Tree......
 
 
 
 
 
 I placed a black spider web lace runner over the white one that is normally on the buffet.......
 
 
 
 On top of a gold cake pedestal........


 Is a Skull that I glamed up a bit after seeing something similar in Pier One a few years back...
 
 

Placed inside of an antique sterling silver Wedding Basket......
 

On the shelf.......



On a "Twisted BLack Twig" Tree is a Bat, a Crow and an Owl......
 

 
 
 
I printed and framed the "Twisted Twig" graphic......
 
 
 
 
 


More Potion Bottles that I made......
 
 


I also made the Book of Spells and Potions.......




 
Over on this side.......



In a crystal compote bowl..........
 


Is a silver mercury glass pumpkin........



 
 
Another Spell Book and Potion Bottles.........

 

 
A silver bony Hand holding a Skull..........



A few years back, I found this great Skeleton Candelabra with Bat Wings in Gabes for a mere $3.99!!!!


I placed battery operated candles in it......




The orange Spiders are from Dollar Tree......


Next to te buffet is a small curio........
 
 
 
On the shelf above the curio is a Jack O Lantern that Anne Marie gifted to me just last year.......
 
 

A Halloween Haunted House......
 
 
I added some orange trim and the ghosts to it......
 
 
 
Anne Marie also gifted me the Pumpkin Man and the sweet  Halloween children......
 
 
  
 



 
 
On the floor in front of the Curio......





A Pumpkin covered with the same black and silver spider web fabric as the Witch's dress......



A bottle of candy EYE Balls and a Witch's Boot.......

Joe bought this sign for $1.00 in Dollar General......


"Beware of Giant Spider".....
 
The giant black Spider sits on top of another silver mercury glass pumpkin........
 
 

The Witch's boot is actually an antique Victorian boot that I embellished......

I hope you enjoyed seeing my Gothic Halloween Buffet and Curio in the Dining Room...... 
 
 
 

 
In my next post, I will be sharing the rest of the Dining Room decorated for Halloween, including my Halloween Tree......





 
So I hope you will stop by to visit again soon!!

Stay safe, healthy and most of all, HAPPY!!

Thanks to those who took the time out of their busy day to spend a little bit of time with me!!

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10 comments:

  1. It's all looking pretty spooktacular to me,Deb. You sure do a lot for each season. I am glad that you have such a love for decorating. It is fun to look at! xo Diana

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  2. I love the brew station on the buffet! What a terrific vignette. I may keep this in mind for a year or two - once these grandbabies can be trusted around nicer stuff. I really really like it! The black is so chic and the Victorian ambiance is just perfect.

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  3. Oh my! That IS a gothic look! It works so well with your overall home style. Very dramatic. (And that tree dazzles!)

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  4. What a delight to visit and admire all your treasures, a feast for the eyes and certainly for the imagination.

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  5. Oh how much fun, I had visiting you today. Everything was amazing and you are such a creative decorator. Thank you so much for the inspiration and for sharing. Happy decorating, - Melisa

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  6. Always fun to see your holiday decor. Happy October, Debbie.

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  8. So much spooky goodness Debbie!!! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Farmhouse Friday!

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  9. I always love to see your fun holiday decor my friend. Thank you for sharing at Charming Homes and Gardens.

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  10. Debbie, I don't know how you do it - but its "mindblowingly awesome" !! Such intricate details like the black crows, hand skeleton, spell portions, books !! My God - you are super creative !!
    Thank you so much for sharing with us at Meraki Link Party.
    Naush

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