I've been playing around with my dining room table trying to get a scary look for Halloween, but so far it's just not happening. I can't even call it goth, it's more like-oh I just don't know where I'm going with this. I'm feeling as off-kilter as this photo. But when I was placing things around, I thought, I could sell some of this stuff and never miss it. So-o-o-o
I'm open for suggestions on ways to amp this up. And while I pick your brains, feel free to pick around my table. The bustier is not for sale. That was my souvenir from Ms. T and I refuse to sell gifts, even ones I can't fit into.
I was kind of going for the Lady of White Rock Lake look, but it just isn't spooky enough. She's an urban legend in Dallas, but I swear Cat Daddy and I saw her one New Year's eve. Whoops, the old ADD kicked in again. Sorry!
There is a pair of these ginormous urns and believe it or not, they are light. They will probably go from here to having Christmas trees in them. The cute owls I purchased at Laurie Anna's. You can just barely make out the beaker in the background. I think I'll take that off and place it in the laboratory I'm working on.
Maybe I should layer in some old scrim or spider webs and books. That's a great cigar box and don't you just love her dead orchid corsage? The Merlot is Expose'. Hey, that gives me an idea! Maybe I will add books and go for a whodunit look. Yeah, I think I like that. Very Agatha Christie. Maybe even like the game, Clue or the National Inquirer. Now we're cooking!
See, I knew if I talked it out through y'all, I could figure out a way to put it over the top. But I'm still open for help. I never refuse help or advice, especially when I'm CLUEless.(Get It?)
I changed it up a little here, but I think I'm going to put the tarnished silver back on the table. In fact, I think I'll add even more. Maybe a meat dome for a weapon. Those wine glasses are just fun and I couldn't pass them up. They are a little tacky, but so am I. Maybe something else under the domes(which are for sale) for a little more impact.