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Thursday, September 30, 2010

Family room

Another rainy dreary day here in the Carolinas...much needed though so I am really not complaining too much.
I have finished most of my indoor Halloween/Fall decorating and thought I would share some changes. Nothing remarkable, just fun. The boys love it, and get a kick out of some of the things I do around here.
I have to warn you now, I took lots of pics. I have been playing around with my camera settings, so the pictures are set to a more warm setting via candle light.
I will start with the Fireplace Mantel....nothing major, I added the moss, as I seen that done in the pottery barn catalog and thought it is such an easy touch.
Looks a little Gothic and spooky right? Well to me it does!
Now onto the the coffee table....
Little mice running around here.
Spiders and skeleton bones too!
Ok these three rats are a hoot, I bought them from Pottery Barn. I had a 25.00 gift certificate, of course I had to spend 50.00 to use it, however that was easy to do....

Just playing with my camera trying to get some cool shots.
I placed this cloth on Lucy's dog bed, she is staying clear of it...although she rarely sits or lays on it anyhow, she is a lap dog every chance she gets.
Joining the Mantel party over at the Nester
My Garage salen/thrift party link will be up tomorrow FRIDAY! Hope to see you then.

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Blogger Heather{Our Life In a Click} said...

Looking great Debbie! It does look warm and autumnal with the hint of spooky! Great pictures!

September 30, 2010 at 7:18 AM  
Blogger The Tuscan Home said...

Your pictures turned out beautifully. Everything looks very cozy & fallfish, great job. I love the ambiance I'm feeling from the pictures, great job!

September 30, 2010 at 7:25 AM  
Blogger Melanie said...

Great pictures, Debbie!!
I really like the candles in the pumpkin, but I think I'd have to leave out the spiders. I'd be jumping every time I walked by.

September 30, 2010 at 7:30 AM  
Blogger katskraps4kids said...

It looks great and I love the picures too! You have such a beautiful home. Glad your boys appreciate the touches...the girls at my house hardly noice, much less the boys!

Very warm and spookily welcoming! =)

September 30, 2010 at 7:31 AM  
Blogger Julie Kwiatkowski Schuler said...

You are buying so much stuff from big retailers! Show the American crafters some love. Shop at etsy. You can even search for crafters in your immediate locality that would probably love to have some extra sales in time for the holidays.

September 30, 2010 at 7:36 AM  
Blogger Richella Parham said...

Your home looks lovely, as always. . . but also very spooky now! I know your boys must get a real kick out of all the Halloween decor.

Know what's funny? My boys are now 19, 17, and 13--they're all bigger than I am--and I still call them "the boys." I guess I'll still call them that when they're all adults. Once a boys' mama, always a boys' mama!

September 30, 2010 at 7:44 AM  
Blogger Gina said...

That is a perfectly spooky mantel...I love it! Awesome job!

I see that candle pumpkin thingy on your coffee table. From Walmart right? I couldn't decided whether to buy it but now that I see it lit, I have to go get one. See the trouble you started? lol

September 30, 2010 at 7:57 AM  
Blogger La said...

Debbie, I love your house. It alsways looks so beautiful and your Halloween decor is fun. Love the mice and rates.

Have a great day, I hope the rain clouds disperse soon. La

September 30, 2010 at 8:12 AM  
Blogger Kathy@ Gone North said...

Wow! You have such a Lovely, beautiful home. Even with all the creepy things :)
Very fun touches...

September 30, 2010 at 8:41 AM  
Blogger Ashley said...

That looks great! Very Spooky! This is my first year really trying to decorate inside for fall. I cant wait until I have a nice collection like yours to pull out and decorate with every year!

September 30, 2010 at 9:24 AM  
Blogger Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Looks great Debbie. Love the mantle and the darker spooky shots.

September 30, 2010 at 9:36 AM  
Blogger FLOWERSHOPGURL said...

Hi Debbie, Your house looks so "WICKEDLY" spooky. I bet the boys go crazy over your decorating. I can't seem to bring myself to decorate for fall yet. I think because I'm still in the decorating mode of the new house I'm not able to transition just yet, I'm still in a beachy mode, lol. Love seeing what you are doing though!

September 30, 2010 at 9:39 AM  
Blogger NanaDiana said...

Wonderful pictures- Beautiful home...great decorations. Now, please, for the love of God, tell me that you didn't spend $50..on THREE rats- (lol) Okay...the rats just creep me out a

Everything looks warm and wonderful..Now please take a moment AND- go back to your pictures...Look at number it a minute...I'm waiting...hmmmm.haaaa-hummmm...Do you see it? Do you see what's MISSING? On your coffee table...think, girl, think....IT IS missing a copy of Traditional Home Magazine. However, I can solve that problem because....TADAHHHH..SweetCheeks picked your name for the give away. Yes she did. me your REAL name and your REAL address and I will get you all signed up. Thank you and have a nice day;'>) xxooDiana

September 30, 2010 at 9:43 AM  
Blogger MJ said...

Love it....ummmm I must tell you that the rats creep me out a little. Im lucky that I can handle all the spiders in the dining room. Ugh... I love what you've done. That stained glass window is so gorgeous..I love it more everytime I see it.

September 30, 2010 at 9:50 AM  
Blogger Bonnie@Creative Decorating said...

You are just so creative! Only you could make Halloween decor look like a magazine spread for fall!!! Awesome job, Debbie!

September 30, 2010 at 10:00 AM  
Blogger Terri said...

Looks great!!! I know the boys do love it.... I am impressed that you have spiders.... I am so afraid of them! Love the setting on the pictures also :)

September 30, 2010 at 10:04 AM  
Blogger Sandra said...

Wow! What fun decor! I'm sure the kids love it! I know my boys would love it! Everything looks perfect!

September 30, 2010 at 10:07 AM  
Blogger The Decorative Dreamer said...

Oh this is soooo magazine worthy! I think you did a fantastic job. The moss on the FP with your candleabra reminds me of an "old" spooky house! LOL! Then you added the rats and that totally hit the mark! You did a wonderful job with the new photos you were trying out too. They really set the ambiance! Mysterious & spooky!

September 30, 2010 at 10:19 AM  
Blogger Viki said...

Loved the lighting you chose for the pictures. Makes it look so Halloweenie and creepy lol. Great job Debbie. Too bad the trick or treaters don't come in the house, I'm sure they'd love it.

September 30, 2010 at 10:21 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Debbie! Oh, everything looks wonderful! I love your candlelight photos!! I love those cloudy rainy days! Wish we could get out of the high 80s! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

September 30, 2010 at 10:24 AM  
Blogger Rachel said...

Halloween is my favorite holiday and Fall is my favorite season (I have to live vicariously thru photos like yours to enjoy Fall in Flordia!) and I love love love your living room! It looks so cozy and inviting. Dang, I wish I could sit a spell right there on your leather couch in the light of the candles :( Enjoy and stay cozy!

September 30, 2010 at 10:27 AM  
Blogger HollyC said...

Perfect! I love this time of year and you've done a wonderful job in your family room! My kids would love it too! Thanks for sharing.

September 30, 2010 at 10:35 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

What a perfect way to spend a rainy day. I aDORe all...well, except for maybe those Black Rats... too spookie for this gal...he-he.. Great pics, as always.

September 30, 2010 at 10:36 AM  
Blogger Blondie's Journal said...

I like the night time pictures. Mine never turn out. Everything looks warm and cozy, yet spooky! Love it!


September 30, 2010 at 10:36 AM  
Blogger Shell said...

Looks fantastic! I love the photo of the flowers with the Jack O lantern in the bottom corner!

September 30, 2010 at 10:39 AM  
Blogger Terri said...

I had to comment back and tell you that a few minutes after leaving my first comment about the spiders I turned around and there was one on our floor! I paused for a second and then went in panic mode! I immediately thought of you and your spider decor! I got a good laugh this morning :)

September 30, 2010 at 10:55 AM  
Blogger bj said...

Your great room looks FAN.TAS.TIC !!

September 30, 2010 at 11:18 AM  
Blogger shannon i olson said...

fantastic lighting.....and oh what a mantle! spooky

September 30, 2010 at 11:19 AM  
Blogger Kathy said...

I love the candlelight pictures -esp when it is cold and rainy here in PA. Lovely home those rats are too cute I bet the kids and their friends love them :-)

September 30, 2010 at 11:30 AM  
Blogger Something Nice and Pretty said...

I used to decorate for Halloween when the kids were small, now I've slacked off a bit. You have such a beautiful home and it shows in your photos!

September 30, 2010 at 12:00 PM  
Blogger Velvet Over Steel said...

My boys loved when I decorated for the holidays too. Esp. Halloween!!! It was their very favorite & had so much fun helping me.
Taking these pictures on a rainy day was Perfect, Debbie!! Awesome!


September 30, 2010 at 12:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love, love, love your fireplace mantel. It is very goth ;o)

September 30, 2010 at 12:06 PM  
Blogger Erin said...

This looks great Debbie, I could hear the creepy music with our tour!!! You are so much fun and this looks fun and spooky at the same time, great job!

September 30, 2010 at 12:31 PM  
Blogger Tys said...

Hi Debbie, thanks for your nice comment on my blog! I love that you decorated for Halloween! I know my house will have to definitely start leaning that way once the my boys get bigger! Love to see it done the way you did!

September 30, 2010 at 12:41 PM  
Blogger Melissa Miller said...

Debbie your family room is simply stunning decked out for Halloween. You are really good at this. I adore it all! The mantel is precious and fun.

It's raining here again as well. Sigh. It's messing up my workouts although I agree we need the rain.

Happy Fall! ~Melissa :)

September 30, 2010 at 12:59 PM  
Blogger Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Your decorations are wonderful and I am sure the children think they are such fun. Your pictures are wonderful too. How fun to use different settings. Hugs, Marty

September 30, 2010 at 2:11 PM  
Blogger Life in Rehab said...

How do you manage creepy, spine tingling, eerie, elegant, and warm all at the same time? If I did that, it would just look like I never clean, I swear. You truly are the master.

September 30, 2010 at 3:24 PM  
Blogger Jemsmom said...

I love it! You make it creepy scary for the boys, but it is done in such a classy way! I love your rats!

September 30, 2010 at 3:43 PM  
Blogger Victoria said...

You are just the most fun mom, your boys must love this!!! As creepy as it is, your room still looks sooo great! Since I wasn't blogging this time last year I'm just really excited to see what goes in the Debbiedoo's household at Christmas time:)

September 30, 2010 at 4:54 PM  
Blogger Leah said...

Great decorations! I love the moss and the small touches you added.

Thanks for your sweet comments on my blog. It was nice of you to stop by.

I'll have to check back with you tomorrow to see the garage sale party.

Have a great night!

September 30, 2010 at 5:12 PM  
Blogger Angela said...

"that sure is a pretty living room Miss Angie"..'her name is Debbie'..'oh, her name is Debbie? Maybe we can go over and visit her Miss Angie"..from Keaira..3 going on

September 30, 2010 at 5:24 PM  
Blogger Angela said...

"do you want her room like hers? It's going to look so pretty with those candles'..LOL

September 30, 2010 at 5:24 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

I love the black and white photos! Your house is so pretty. Thanks for sharing with us.

September 30, 2010 at 6:07 PM  
Blogger KLM said...

Your decor just seems so fun! Love it!

[except the spiders... I have some major arachnophobia issues... ick]. :)

September 30, 2010 at 6:35 PM  
Blogger Becca Bertotti said...

LOVE your mantel! The spanish moss ... the books ... the birds ... the books. You've put it together perfectly, as always! Your family room looks beautiful and festive (even with the mice crawling around ... lol). The candles all lit add such a beautiful ambiance, too! Thanks for sharing, *Becca*

September 30, 2010 at 6:54 PM  
Blogger Peggy said...

Everything looks great. Your boys are so lucky to have such a great mom. Love your pictures--great job! Peggy

September 30, 2010 at 8:02 PM  
Blogger Linda @ A La Carte said...

Fun, Fun, Fun! Girl your home looks like so much fun to live in!

September 30, 2010 at 8:06 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

Debbie, I've said this before but here it is again. Your boys have the coolest mom! It must be great fun to live in your home. ;-)
~ Sarah

September 30, 2010 at 8:28 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

lovely blog.beautiful pictures

September 30, 2010 at 8:36 PM  
Blogger Pam - @diy Design Fanatic said...

Looks wonderful Debbie! I love your photos with all of the candles lit! So warm and ready for fall!

September 30, 2010 at 8:52 PM  
Blogger Sonny G said...

Spookily Special ~!! love it all- well, except for the rats lol..
You are so cute and you make everything festive..

Happy Fall

September 30, 2010 at 8:54 PM  
Blogger Traci said...

Way too awesome! Your house looks amazing, I just kept going back over your pictures because I was afraid I would miss something!! Everything is just perfect and what fun for your boys!!

September 30, 2010 at 9:06 PM  
Blogger Suzanne@thriftstoredecorjunky said...

Never knew spooky culd look classy, too. Only you could pull tha off..
Love the mantlepiece, especially.

September 30, 2010 at 9:19 PM  
Blogger Pam Kessler said...

How spooky! Those rats are cute. And I love the mossy stuff on the mantel.

September 30, 2010 at 9:22 PM  
Blogger Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Love it all Deb! I bet your boys love this! I don't like the rats though, lol! Great job. Your home looks so warm and cozy, yet spooky.


September 30, 2010 at 10:17 PM  
Blogger xinex said...

Great job, Debbie! It really looks very spooky. You are such a fun mom!...Christine

September 30, 2010 at 10:26 PM  
Blogger Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

I love the pics Debbie!
Especially the mantel and fireplace, it looks so warm and cozy and yet ready for Halloween!
Love it!

September 30, 2010 at 11:10 PM  
Blogger The Polka Dot Closet said...

Gees Debbie sometimes I get up at night......Not at your house! I would stay in bed, because the Boogie man lives in your house SPOOKY.....and at the same time COOL!!!


September 30, 2010 at 11:10 PM  
Blogger Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

I really like your Halloween decor. I was toying with adding moss to my mantel. I may just do it now.

September 30, 2010 at 11:44 PM  
Blogger Sue said...

Hey Debbie- Love all the moss and those PB rats!! So much fun... Spooky picture settings, too.

October 1, 2010 at 12:43 AM  
Blogger Hootin Anni said...

OHhhhhhhhhhhhhh, I'm in Halloween Heaven! I love this time of year and your whole house decor was a very special treat for me!!!

Here is my Show n Tell link

October 1, 2010 at 6:29 AM  
Blogger GoodyGirlRed said...

The more I see of your home--the more I love it! The dark pictures are very cool adds to the spooky theme.

October 1, 2010 at 9:35 AM  
Blogger Katie@LeBeauPaonVictorien said...

Hi Debbie,

I LOVE your spooky Gothic family room!! This year I used some moss in decorating for the first time, too!
I love the three rats!! So cute!
These are great pictures too. Well done!

October 1, 2010 at 3:51 PM  
Blogger Melissa said...

Your decor is fun.

October 3, 2010 at 11:29 PM  
Blogger linda said...

how much fun is this whoooooooooooooooooo:)

October 4, 2010 at 6:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great looking and fun Halloween decorating, Debbie!

October 6, 2010 at 8:16 AM  
Blogger Southern Fried Gal said...

I love all the whimsy in the fall decor. It all looks fabulous! Happy Fall!

October 6, 2010 at 8:29 AM  
Blogger The Inspired Nest said...

The settings for your pics turned out great. It really gave me spooky feeling with the halloween decor! I think it's funny that your dog hasn't gotten near his bed since you put the witches ball on there! I am sure your kids are lovin the spirit of halloween in your house!

October 6, 2010 at 10:36 AM  
Blogger Kristen said...

Love the photos across the fireplace - your home looks spooky and cozy all at the same time!

October 6, 2010 at 12:50 PM  
Blogger Karen said...

Love the warm glow from the candles! I think I've told you before, but the stained glass above the fireplace is gorgeous!
Joining you at Southern Hospitality.

October 6, 2010 at 2:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Debbie! I love your home! I think I've said it before but I'm sure you are the best mom! I would love to see your little guys faces when they see what their wonderful mom has done next for Halloween! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

October 6, 2010 at 3:52 PM  
Blogger Beth@The Stories of A to Z said...

Girlfriend, you do NOT mess around when it comes to decorating for the holidays! Fabulousness all around! Those rats are totally creepy. We have real ones running around the city and those are pretty realistic on your coffee table! Love the spookiness of it all. Thanks for taking the time to share it over at A2Z!

October 12, 2010 at 9:46 PM  
Blogger Carmen @ Life with Sprinkles on Top said...

So much spooky and creepy goodness! :) I love the spooky lighting in these photos.

October 13, 2010 at 10:05 AM  
Blogger Lisascraftiques said...

I Love your Halloween Decor.Your home is gorgeous! We live on the coast of NC and love it!

October 14, 2010 at 8:39 AM  

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