Venom and Vice and Not a Single Thing Nice: DIY Apothecary Table

Almost two months to Halloween!

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Thanks to Eva at The Year of Halloween for this piece!

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DIY Apothecary Scene by MJ Girling of Seeing ThingsDarlings, when it comes to Halloween decor, there is nothing I find more appealing than a haunted house. There is a certain spooky elegance to places long abandoned, where strange and unsettling things are found in lonely corners: candles half-burned to puddles of wax and forgotten, cobwebs where generations of spiders have lived, made homes, and died, a dusty antique phone that sits off in a corner, looking as if it hasn’t been used in years, yet gives a phantom ring from time to time, like the spirit of one long past is forlornly trying to call home.  All year, I gather little oddities as I find them: broken dolls from thrift stores, odd decor on clearance from home stores, old furniture on craigslist – that can be spread through a home haunt to create a feeling of a ghostly place lost to time.

DIY Soda Bell Jars by MJ Girling of Seeing ThingsThese found items, while rarely scary on…

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2 comments on “Venom and Vice and Not a Single Thing Nice: DIY Apothecary Table

  1. This is my favorite kind of Halloween display…so deliciously creepy!

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