Halloween|Holidays

ApotheScary Vignette

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

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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

17 Comments

  1. Simply Suzannes at Home Says

    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

    1. Nina Says

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

  2. Lindsay Eidahl Says

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

    1. Nina Says

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      Thank you for stopping by Lindsay! Happy Halloween :)

    1. Nina Says

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      Thank you so much Jen :)! xo

    1. Nina Says

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      Thank you Alexis!xo

  3. Adrienne Says

    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

    1. Nina Says

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

  4. April Hoff Says

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

    1. Nina Says

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      Thanks so much April! xo

  5. willie Says

    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. :-)

  6. [email protected] of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer Says

    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!!

  7. Krista @the happy housie Says

    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:)

    1. Nina Says

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      Thank you so much Krista!! :)