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!!
Gloomy fall gallery wall
Though not on purpose, that is for sure. I wasn’t aiming for gloominess with the
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.
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.
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
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