Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Halloween Then and Now

Halloween decorating with crows


  I changed up the Halloween exterior this year a little bit. It's all about pumpkins and crows. Oh, and a few skeletons are hanging around too. I don't know why but it is taking me a long time to decorate this year. I can't believe that Friday is Halloween already. I really need to get my act together.

  I was so much more prepared last year. I guess that was the case as my ten year old wanted a party. If you'd like to see the scavenger hunt that we did, you can see it HERE. I had to be very organized  to do this but it was so much fun. If you have kids and you haven't done one before, it is worth the work. They loved it!

  This year we will be more low key and do the usual stuff like carving the pumpkins, baking goodies and trick or treating but it is nice to just do the traditional things. I love making Halloween memories with my kids! Do you have any special Halloween traditions?

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Halloween Dining Room Table Setting


I love candles year round but I think they're especially fitting at Halloween. Nothing says Halloween to me more than a silver candelabra. I can just see someone in the 1800s walking up a creepy staircase with one. I decided to go with a little more sophisticated table setting than in the past. Last year, you might remember the head on the silver platter. I'll probably let the kids do their thing with the breakfast table.


I tend to use a lot of things that I already have when decorating at the holidays. It seems like a waste to spend a lot of money for something that you will only use for one month.






Happy Halloween!

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Sunday, October 5, 2014

Halloween Wreath


I try to do something a little different each Halloween on the door while still using the same items that I already have. So, this year, I decided on a black and white theme. I took my old grapevine wreath and spray painted it black. Then, I knew that I wanted to paint the skeleton because it was very plastic looking but I didn't have any white or cream spray paint. It was serendipitous that I had some silver because my door has a silver inlay anyway so it all worked out. I actually like it better than if I had painted it white! The sign was obvious for an entry door but somehow I had never thought of it before. I just took the filler from one of my picture frames and I was going to spray paint it with chalkboard paint but luckily I didn't need it as the finish was chalk friendly. Don't you love it when things just work out!