Halloween is my favorite holiday.
It is a creative holiday with its costume and decor. Some go for scary, vintage or gruesome. I just go for what I love. And you get to walk around and check out what people decided to be and how they decorated their houses.
I hunt around every year for a few unique, high quality pieces and then try to hold out for the sale. Some places like Crate and Barrel are obvious, but I poke around in less creative venues as well. These pumpkin heads I got one year at Safeway and they still remain my favorite.
I love it when I enter someone’s home and my eye keeps moving from one thing to the next without being overloaded so I try to remove the other distractions. I also like to have something displayed before it is put to its actual use, thus the candy and punch bowls become ‘planters’ until Friday/Saturday.
I resisted fabric this year and created with what I actually have. There are still some napkins to be made.
New pillows were added to the handmade goods.
I pulled out the quilt as you go trick or treat bag I made Roan last year. He requested I make a larger one. I suggested he might need a larger pancreas.
My mother-in-law even got me some bling this year. It is perfect for the hallway.
And even something for the bathroom. It helps distract from the wallpaper that I’m resisting until kitchen is done;)
The crows like to congregate in my fir tree so I’m all set on the wildlife.
I’ll let you know next year what I find at the end of the season. I’ve got it all saved to my Pinterest board for a quick look Sunday.
Happy week peeps;)
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