Edgar Allan Poe Halloween Display

I love a good theme for Halloween decorating, especially a literary one...and it doesn't get much creepier than Edgar Allan Poe's "The Raven." With the help of the kids, I set up a Halloween display on our dining room buffet to pay homage to Poe and his brilliantly spooky poem.
I picked up this Halloween tree for a couple of dollars at the thrift store and decked it out with orange and black ornaments, a string of purple lights, and this tiny "Nevermore" book page banner (full tutorial here).
And then I went hunting for some great free printables online. Like these vintage-look poison labels that I found on Country Living's website (attached to thrifted bottles....and that's a dollar store raven hanging out with the bottles).
I found the Edgar Allan Poe portrait with a google search, and the old raven on the Biodiversity Heritage Library's site (an amazing source for free printable images of plants and animals). Then I stuck them in some thrifted gold frames.
I finished the display up with a few old books and some other inexpensive accessories. And then my husband spent a very long time carving Edgar Allan Poe into our Jack-O-Lantern for good measure!
Gretchen
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