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Gather inspiration from the "study" of a Victorian Mad Scientist in this ApotheScary Vignette and see all of his wares and experiments on display!

Gather inspiration from the “study” of a Victorian Mad Scientist in this ApotheScary Vignette and see all of his wares and experiments on display!border

Isn’t it so gratifying when something you envision actually comes out the way you want it to? I have actually been planning this vignette for years. That sounds dramatic, but it’s true! I ended up spending so much time on this one scene that I decided to break my tour up into parts, and share my Halloween Foyer another day.

Gather inspiration from the "study" of a Victorian Mad Scientist in this ApotheScary Vignette and see all of his wares and experiments on display!

I may have gone a little overboard with this room, but I imagined it as the study of a Victorian Mad Scientist where he practiced his experiments with poison and antidotes and read spooky poems.

Gather inspiration from the "study" of a Victorian Mad Scientist in this ApotheScary Vignette and see all of his wares and experiments on display!This book of Victorian poetry belonged to my Great-Grandparents. It actually has some spooky poems! Edgar Allen Poe, my muse for this vignette, and his raven Nevermore look on.

Gather inspiration from the "study" of a Victorian Mad Scientist in this ApotheScary Vignette and see all of his wares and experiments on display!

It’s clear that things didn’t go so well for “Specimen A”. With a backdrop of apothecary cubbies filled with various “poisons”, it’s no wonder why!

Gather inspiration from the "study" of a Victorian Mad Scientist in this ApotheScary Vignette and see all of his wares and experiments on display!

But there are also antidotes. I hope the Scientist used those on his later patients!

(All of the labels came from various sources over time- I googled “free apothecary labels”)

Gather inspiration from the "study" of a Victorian Mad Scientist in this ApotheScary Vignette and see all of his wares and experiments on display!

I have been holding onto these wine bottles for years. I think most of these came from my sister in law, who is more adventurous in her wine choices than I am. They make perfect (free!) candle holders, and the poison labels are the icing on the cake!

Gather inspiration from the "study" of a Victorian Mad Scientist in this ApotheScary Vignette and see all of his wares and experiments on display!

 I played with taking photos of the candles lit and unlit. The grayish scenes are with the candles unlit. Since it was such a gloomy day, it kind of worked out perfectly for unlit photos. However, I included some of both! Also- don’t worry, the candles are nowhere near as close to the hanging cobwebs and branches as they appear… or else everything would have been ablaze!

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Make sure to check out all of the other stops on the tour! There are some spooktacular Halloween blogger homes!

House by Hoff / View From the Fridge / Blue I Style / Persia Lou / Little House of Four / Chic California / Southern State of Mind

 

Tiny Sidekick / The Happy Housie / The Dolen Diaries / Place of My Taste / Town and Country Living / Nina Hendrick / Three Little Greenwoods / My Creative Days

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Nina is the owner & designer of Nina Hendrick Design Company and the Nina Hendrick blog. Along with her husband Mack, she is chronicling the journey of transforming their builder-grade 80s colonial into a modern day New England dream home. Nina and Mack live in the suburbs of Boston with their three children and golden retriever Lucy.

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Such a beautiful and elegant vignette Nina- gorgeous job! I agree with an earlier comment…it looks straight off the pages of a PB catalogue:)

Thank you so much Krista!! :)

I love it all! I love to decorate for Halloween too. This year I did a Pottery Barn inspired Ghostly Gallery Mantel and the mood of your awesome vignette would fit with it perfectly! You did a spooktabulous job!!

I have tried to find the home that has 3 white candle sticks/plate/witches hat. There are 2 white skull heads in between the candlesticks. It is in the bottom left of the announcement of 15 Halloween home tours. Thank you. P.s. in each home I have found something I would like to copy/put my own stamp on it. I don’t know where you find the time and energy for all these wonderful displays. :-)

Hi Willie! That’s Dolen Diaries lovely display you are looking for! :) http://www.dolendiaries.com/2014/10/halloween-mini-tour-hop.html

Love this vignette, Nina! The labels on the bottles and all of the cobwebs make for such cool details!

Thanks so much April! xo

I love that you have a backstory for your vignette! It’s perfect. Looking forward to seeing the rest of your spaces. Have a great weekend! Adrienne

Thank you so much Adrienne!! I hope you had a lovely weekend!

WOW! This is amazing. I love all the details!

Thank you Alexis!xo

HOW CREATIVE ARE YOU???? LOVE IT, NINA!

Thank you so much Jen :)! xo

I love your Halloween decor. It really looks amazing the way you have it set up! Job well done! Happy Halloween!

Thank you for stopping by Lindsay! Happy Halloween :)

So many fun ideas!
Your Halloween vignette reminds of one that you’d see in a Pottery Barn magazine :0) Love the ravens and black candles!
Thanks for sharing . . .
Have a great weekend,
Suzanne

Oh my goodness… styling for PB would be my dream job :)! Thank you so much, Suzanne!

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