I use the same decorations that I've had for years, but I do use them in different ways to make them feel new. I might add one or two new pieces from end of season sales or Dollar store finds.
So let's get started…I'll share where I purchased things along the way too!
This is our kitchen table...the kitchen is on the right. This room was a living room 15 years ago, but now it's our eat in kitchen. That's why there's a fireplace in the room.
Perfect to decorate for all the holidays.
The wreath is from Pier 1 and the sign is from Marshall's or Home Goods. I've had the lamps for years. They are from Target and are touch lamps.
On the hearth, I have a big plastic cauldron I bought at Walmart years ago. I used it to serve punch when the kids had Halloween parties and I also use it to hold the candy for Trick or Treaters. Now it holds wood for the fire place.
The little black lanterns are from Ikea for only $4.00.
Off to the side, I nestled a pumpkin in a leaf garland also from Pier 1.
All the Halloween things in this picture are from Walmart $1-$4.00, but I made them special by adding some silver touches. Most all are thrift store finds, except the tall cloche on the right. That's from TJ Maxx.
The cloche is a great investment. I received it as gift, but they run about $30.00. You can change what's inside for every season. I just took out my seashell collection I had in there for the summer.
Even the kitchen gets it's pumpkin on.
This year I piled up all the glitter pumpkins I bought at Walmart on a cake stand and added a scary black crow on top!
For the coffee bar, I added some berries to a small plastic cauldron that was part of Kelsie's witch costume when she was little.
I bought that little sign at Target recently…
"Given enough coffee, I could rule the world!!"
So true, lol Maybe not the whole world, but at least my part of the world!!
If you don't like the typical black and orange for Halloween or Fall decor, how about white and sage green.
I found the "Keep Calm and Scare On" sign at The Dollar Store! and the white ghosts and pumpkin were cheap too.
I wanted a fall arrangement for this enamel milk pitcher I bought at Ikea, but I wanted it to look like I just cut it all from the yard. A more natural wild flower look.
I bought 3 different kinds of sprigs at Michael's craft store…leafy branches, berries and pussy willows. Different textures is what you want.
The sprig on the left is how it comes from the store. All crushed and squeezed together. You need to spread them out to make it look more natural like the one on the right.
Try to flare them out in a triangle direction. Not all on one side.
Like the arrows are showing below.
Trim the ends to fit your vessel. You don't want then too high in the vase.
or bend them so you can use them in different sized vases over time.
For a filler, I cut the leafy grass from the iris garden and let it dry out
Start with the fuller branches then build in from there, ending with the sprigs of grass.
Perfect to last through to Thanksgiving!
When Halloween is over, I just have to remove a few bats and ghosts and the rest will last through til the end of November. Then Christmas will bust out all over the house!
Hope you enjoyed the tour!
Thanks for stopping by,