Yay! It’s my favorite time of year again! I love to watch the leaves change into a riot of color, and a fresh cold crispness clings in the air. The temperature is just right to just enjoy being out of doors, and you can hear the wind rustle through the dying leaves.
I was a little late this year in setting up my Halloween decorations, and I still have a few new crafts I want to try. But here are some pics of what’s going on if you were to come visit my house.
The pumpkin tower greets you on the front porch. This year I bought an “Iran” pumpkin (on the bottom), a “Long Island Cheese” pumpkin (in the middle), and a small orange Hubbard squash (on top). I wrapped a grapevine garland around it. All of the pumpkins and squash I bought at Miller Farms Market. See my post last year about their crazy variety of pumpkins. I hope to show you a few new ones this year- including “Iran”.
As you enter the foyer, you come across this creepy set up:
I draped some fabric over the gilt mirror and candlesticks. A bat, crow, and a few pumpkins round things out.
And across the hall is a little table with this basket full of gourds and mini pumpkins.
I also couldn’t resist that neat looking pod– it’s a lotus pod, and the seeds rattle around. Another neat find at the farm.
Continuing in the house, you see the fireplace hearth decorated. (You can see last years hearth here).
Here are some details of what’s on the hearth.
I filled my grandmothers vase with sticks from the yard, a few of them painted black, and a few fall decorations from Michaels. The little box and painted pumpkin also came from the Farm.
A line of Baby Boo pumpkins line the hearth.
You always need some candles (especially if you choose not to actually use your fireplace).
And some spooky crafts. I made the little house last year, and I spray painted both the tree and the skull black. I added a couple of cute felt owls from Michaels.
Moving on into the dining room (the last stop on this mini-house tour of Halloween decorations), I have the Larkin chest decked out.
This year I splurged on the two fake gold pumpkins from Michaels (all on sale of course!), and added a bit of fabric that I bought last year meaning to make into a table runner. Yay for procrastination??
For a couple of years I had this white pumpkin wrapped in an orange ribbon, but this year I wanted to do something different. I used push pins to secure the orange polka dot ribbon to the bottom of the fake pumpkin, and then just placed a spider on top. I love this little vignette, and the little sparkle of gold glitter on the smaller pumpkin.
And on the other side, I love using those mini-pumpkins to add a little bit of extra something. I’m not entirely sure what they are, but they are something that’s been dried. I think I bought them at the farm a few years ago too…
Well that’s it for this years’ Halloween tour. Coming up I’ve got a few Halloween crafts to share with you– unless I scare myself silly. :)