I have to admit I was tempted, only for a minute, not to put up my Halloween decor this year. It was during one of my “feeling sorry for myself because I am an empty nester” moments. I must admit it is not quite as fun to decorate when there are no kids around to enjoy it. But I decided I enjoy it so that is a good reason to decorate. We will also be hosting our annual Halloweenie Roast and how could I do that and not have my decorations up!!
So I decorated.
The downstairs is officially decked out for Halloween. The nice thing is, the majority can stay up after Halloween , right into Christmas. I just remove a few of the Halloween specific items!
Here is the entry way.
I picked up the hat stand at Goodwill this year – it is actually a toilet paper holder! I made the Halloween pennant banner last year.
Mr. Skeleton sits on a chair in the entry way too.
This little table was a Goodwill find and it is patiently waiting for me to refinish it. In the meantime it is the perfect spot for a little Halloween decor.
In the family room my newly painted/refinished sofa table (I don’t even have the hardware on it yet!)
was the perfect spot for a little decorating.
I picked up the pumpkins last year on one of my trips to Tai Pan in Utah!
I also added a few Halloween touches to the fireplace mantel in the family room too.
Now to the dining room. I was excited to decorate my newly painted buffet.
The black candlesticks I found at Goodwill and spray painted were the perfect place for some small pumpkins. My spider web tiered serving piece made a great perch for the black birds I found at the Dollar Store. The little candelabra also came from the dollar store and the Pumpkin Lady was a gift. The fabric is just some yardage I picked up on clearance last year after Halloween.
I filled the cake plate that sits on my dining room table with a berry garland I had in my stash.
My inspiration for my mantel in my living room was a Pottery Barn catalog. I headed to Home Goods and found everything I need to create it for a lot less money.
I just filled containers I already had with more berry garland and acorns
Just about every container gets filled with some kind of fall decor –
And here is the kitchen table…..
Well, that takes care of just about every flat surface I have downstairs in the house!
Happy Halloween? Do you decorate for Halloween?
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