Monday, October 26, 2009

Halloween Decorations

I know a lot of you agree that fall is your favorite time of the year.  I love to put away my summer decorations of pink flowers and red berries and turn toward the muted browns.  Those colors suit my house perfectly.  Here's a peek inside my home during the fall season.  This arrangement greets people as they walk in my front door.  (Along with about 5 hockey sticks and a heaping pile of tennis shoes, among other things!)

Don't you just want to blow those seeds away with the wind?
I think it would be safe to say that I am obsessed with faux food.  When my nieces and nephews come over, the older ones have learned to ask before eating anything.  I love these faux carmel apples.  
Last year I went crazy with paper and the glitter.

My Halloween crown
I love this pumpkin, and a great way to recycle those toilet paper rolls.  (Okay, really not as gross as it sounds...)
 Doesn't every toilet paper roll need some bling?
I got this cabinet as a wedding gift from my in-laws, it's a favorite of mine.  I used to imagine if my house were ever to burn down that I would stand in front of it throwing buckets of water over it until the firemen could get there.    (My own fireman informed me that this plan would not work and maybe I should rethink my plan. Now he thinks I am totally weird for even thinking something like that up.  You get it, don't you? ) I'll show you the entire cabinet at a later date.  I am in love with it.  Obviously...
You surely didn't think I could have Halloween without glitter? And silver trays?  I am adept at racing through the Salvation Army stores tracking down forlorn silver pieces. (On some days it's my only exercise) I got this footed tray for $1.99.
 Apothecary jars a la Martha Stewart.
This is one of my favorite Halloween decorations.  I actually bought this box as a birthday gift for a friend.  I never quite got around to giving it to her for some reason or another.  I attached a Martha Stewart spider tag...
 added some glittered spiders, and ta da!  A very elegant Halloween decoration.

I found these acorns at Walmart for a $1.00 apiece.  The picture isn't great, but in real life, they are beautiful.

Only a few more days until Halloween.  I had better get working on those costumes!


  1. Love the batty candy bars! Can't believe you made 144 of them, you sure always take the time to go the extra distance!Wow!

  2. Oh my! AMAZING! Too bad they all can't just go over to your house & enjoy the decorations like I can! It really is that amazing how you decorate...& we enjoy it...especially Bo...Your glittered posionous apples anyway.