Gloomy Fall Gallery Wall and Route 66 Talking Crow

As the season of Fall and our basement update having been rolling along together, I have literally, just one small section of our townhouse that isn’t stacked with stuff from the basement.  It’s a section of my living/ dining room wall, and I have been hanging up all of my recent Fall-ish projects (really, just to get them out of the way).

I wouldn’t call this wall bright with Fall color or scary with Halloween trickery.

Honestly, after taking a few photos of this little corner of the room, the best I could describe the vignette is… well… kind of gloomy!!

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Gloomy fall gallery wall

Though not on purpose, that is for sure.  I wasn’t aiming for gloominess with the

Twig pumpkin

Chalkboard paint box lids

Mercury glass jars

Mirror-ified cork wreath

Chicken wire textured print

Chicken wire lamp shade

Speckled egg jars

Paint dipped soup cans

The Victorian era “guitar lady”  print that I’ve had since the time we lived above an antique store

The crackle glazed lamp (from my mother)

Several thrifted pumpkins

And the gun metal metallic painted shelving…

Somehow, grouping these all together, and then adding this very cool black crow print from The Graphics Fairy has given it a bit of an ominous feel.  Now, call me crazy, but I’m pleased as could be to have something a little drearily festive to look at as Halloween week approaches.

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I’ve become very enchanted with the association of the crow and/or raven to Fall symbolism.  I really wanted to pull off a crow and/or raven project, but time has been of the essences, so clicking on over the the Graphics Fairy and printing an image from her 50+ Best Free Vintage Halloween Images, was so doggone easy…

And what an instant effect it has had on truly turning my Fall gallery wall to the dark side.

 

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Talking crow on Route 66

Which brings me to a most intriguing story about a very unusual black crow that made his home just outside the Old Log Cabin Restaurant on Route 66 in Pontiac, Illinois.  This particular crow had been known to actually talk…no fooling!

Click on over right here, scroll on down a bit until you see the black and white photo of a big ole black crow and read the short tale about this extraordinary creature!

To happy days, gloomy walls and talking crows ~ Amy

You can see more Fall and Halloween posts, here.

You can see more Route 66 posts, here.

   

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5 Responses to Gloomy Fall Gallery Wall and Route 66 Talking Crow

  1. laurie October 27, 2014 at 8:04 am #

    I love your crow print…adds a nice touch! I also read the rt 66 link…wonderful stories and photos.Seems the crow was fond of ale too lol.

  2. chris aka monkey October 27, 2014 at 1:52 pm #

    amy as i was looking at your corner i thought it’s not gloomy, but then you removed the quilt so i scrolled back and forth and it was…adding the crow surely made it more macabre they are kinda creepy xx

  3. Feral Turtle October 28, 2014 at 8:12 am #

    I love your creepy corner Amy! The crow picture definitely makes it! Now I have to go read about this talking crow.

  4. Heather October 28, 2014 at 7:19 pm #

    I think your creepy corner is great. I want one myself. I almost bought a little owl, but decided to wait until after Halloween to maybe get a really great deal on it.

  5. Doreen@househoneys October 29, 2014 at 11:36 pm #

    I was in NY this week and at a friends today. Suddenly she called me over to look outside. There were probably about 300-400 blackbirds on her lawn! It looked like a Hitchcock movie!

    Your creepy corner is, well, CREEPY,

    xxx

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