Monday, October 25, 2010

Quothe the Raven “Nevermore”


Once upon a midnight dreary…. A lifelong admirer of the works of Edgar Allen Poe, I knew that I had to make this raven tree the moment I saw it. I made it last year for the breakfast room, but I decided to put it in the foyer this year.


I used one of those leftover reception urns, floral foam, Spanish moss, a branch from the yard, black spray paint, and Dollar Tree crows and a spider.


And the raven never flitting, still is sitting,


still is sitting…..


Perfect for Halloween and perfect for joining Marty @ A Stroll Thru Life for Tabletop Tuesdays! Click here to join her!

Boo! And thanks for visiting!~~Susan


  1. I love it, Susan! It's frightening and I think even Poe would agree!


  2. How fun! And perfect for the holiday. Love that you included the poem. Great post.

  3. Susan, it is wonderful & the kid-lings will enjoy it for sure.

    Have a BOO-TEA-FUL week!
    TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

  4. I really like your Raven tree! Clever girl!

  5. Less is more, I love your vignette, your crow looks very much at home.

  6. Love your poem, and your branch Halloween tree is just so cute and creative. Love your whole vignette, and the crow is the finishing touch. Perfect. Thanks for linking to TTT. Hugs, Marty

  7. Fun post! The raven tree looks great!

  8. Hi Susan...

    Ohhh...I love your Raven Tree! It's Halloween at its best!!! Wow...this would be so easy to make and fairly inexpensive too...but it looks AWESOME!!! Thanks for sharing your Raven Tree with us today for TT...I think it looks fabulous on your entryway table!

    Well sweet lady, I sooo enjoyed your visit today! Thanks so much for coming by and taking a peek at my autumn buffet! Loved your sweet note! Have a great day, Darlin'!

    Warmest autumn wishes,
    Chari @Happy To Design

  9. Yes - Poe would approve! :-D What a fun decoration. You are very creative. :D

  10. Hi Susan -- I love it! The Raven is one of my favorite poems. Your interpretation is perfect in your entry.

  11. Susan, You did Poe proud! The way you incorported it into design is masterful.... very spooky!

  12. It's spooky, yet cute at the same time. What a great job you did. Joni

  13. Now this is too cute Susan...I love it girl and what a fun thing to make...Hope all is well in your world my friend...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

  14. Susan, seeing this reminds me of an English project I did in the tenth grade. It was an homage to Poe, and I borrowed my father's black crow decoy to use and covered a wig head in modeling clay for the pallid bust of Pallas. The only problem is our teacher KEPT our projects. And oh, my dad was furious! He kept saying, "What on earth does that woman want with me decoy???" I made an A on the project, but my dad was out his crow. LOL!

    Love your raven tree. Too bad they didn't have my favorite store Dollar Tree back then! ;-)


    Sheila :-)

  15. I love it Susan. The Raven is one of my favorite poems of Edgar Allan Poe.....Christine

  16. Hi Susan,

    What a fabulous raven tree in your entry way ~ this is really fun and thanks for showing us.
    I hope that you are less busy this week and have some time to relax.

    Happy week

  17. Your spider hanging from the tree is over-the-top-darling! I've got the black bird showing up in my table this week, too. LOL
    I love how you've got the branch in the urn. Very nicely done, Susan!

  18. Spooky! I am rejoining the living after being down with pneumonia. Still recouping!

  19. Susan, I'm not sure how you can do elegant and spooky at the same time, but you did! laurie