Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Fall Decorations Part I: The Curious Case of the Halloween Curio

When Dr. Gollum brought the new "old" china cabinet into the house (his smashed finger is much better), I was faced with the dilemma of where to move the little curio cabinet. Thank goodness it's light. I moved it myself into the foyer. Then, I decided it might look good filled with seasonal stuff, so I went shopping around the house for Halloween doo-dads.
I desperately tried not to overfill it, as I so love to do.
We've had these same doo-dads forever, which can be very comforting. New stuff is great, but the old...well, they have so many memories. The ornament has a broken top, which I broke while trying to attach it to the old stick tree, but its brokenness makes me love it even more.
The ghost.
Fitz & Floyd cookie jar.

The Halloween snowglobes.
A closer look at the Nightmare Before Christmas globe. When shaken, bats fly rather than snow.
An old plate, pumpkin votives from K-mart (or maybe Wal-mart? Can't remember), and the ghost.
Stay tuned for more decorations tomorrow.


  1. This is so cute!! I need to do the same thing...time to bring out the fall decor....

  2. love them all but my heart belongs to that adorable ghost!
    All Heart and Home

  3. Hey Gollum... We've been way out in the woods with no interent but now we are back near a city and it is good being able to visit with all my friends... LOVE your holiday curio cabinet... what a great idea! And all of your goodies are so cute... Have a spooktacular day!


  4. I love this post and it gets one in the goulish spirit. I will be doing the same thing soon.....getting out all my Halloween decorations and taking some pics for posting.

    Carolyn/A Southerners Notebook

  5. I'm so glad you were able to move the curio cabinet yourself--I can understand your reluctance to ask for help :) I love your snowglobes. You are right about the old stuff--lots of memories packed into knick knacks!

  6. I love that ghost! And, I must look for Halloween snow globes - that is a new one for me. Have a great week. Sally

  7. What a nice display. You have some really nice pieces. Now how did you move that furniture all by yourself?

    I took mine out this morning and realized there was a gourd left in the box by accident. Lets just say it didn't quite survive the year in storage and I lost a few other pieces covered in mold. I'll be more careful this year.

  8. What a great idea! I just love that ghost. And the Nightmare Before Christmas snow globe is great. Glad you didn't smash your finger moving this. Have a great week (how is Mister doing by the way?) Kathy

  9. Hi Michael Lee! This is so cute! I love the decor! Isn't it nice to visit old memories while decorating? I didn't know there were Halloween snow globes! Happy week!...Debbie

  10. You are a genius! I have a curved glass French display cabinet similar to yours that sits in the corner of my bedroom because I don't know what to do with it. Precious seasonal treasures...perfect.

  11. What a great idea! I have a curio cabinet in my LR and might just do this! I have decorated my home for Fall and I love this time of year! Love all your treasures! SOOO pretty and fun! Hugs, Pinky

  12. You have a lot of doo dads! Very nice collection,,,Mine is more appropriately called "stuff".
    I accumulated quite a stuff collection after teaching school for 33 yrs. Little kids love all those things!!

  13. I love this idea & your halloween treasures are too cute for words! (I especially love it since I have 2 skinny curios to fill that I hadn't planed to keep but you know how that one goes...) ☺ Diane

  14. What a lovely display! Can't wait for the holidays to see what everyone does!


  15. So cute! Looks like the goblins are enjoying their new home!

  16. Gollum, what a great place for your cabinet; right at the front door where all your guest can enjoy the season right up front.
    Love all the snow halloween globes.
    Can't wait for tomorrows showing.
    Hope your having fun with the decorating. What did you come up with in your basement decorating? Finished yet?

  17. Thanks for visiting me today, dear bloggers.

    Oh, Blossom, I will never finish that basement. The paint splotches remain. I'm tempted to paint over them and call it a day.

    Mister is back to normal!
    Mama is back home. She's driving to the grocery and to Big Lots.

  18. You've certainly put me in the goulish spirit. This was a fun post.

  19. What a boo-tiful new use for your curio! I've got a seasonal one, too! Love that crackled ghost!! I'm pulling my stuff out tomorrow, thanks to your inspiring post!

    Big TX Hugs,
    Angelic Accents

  20. What cute Halloween decor, but I love that tufted fabric in the back of your curio. It's gorgeous! I also love the picture of Mister in his H'ween costume in your header. laurie