Sunday, October 10, 2010

Halloween Tweaking

Since i took the crazy train to skull town, i needed to bring some Halloween fun into the living room.  Just a little tweaking this year, but it's strategic tweaking that doesn't scream "I didn't feel like crawling into the eaves and going through 4 bins of decorations."


Christmas Tree Shops is great for affordable seasonal stuff.  These cobweb doilies, that i also used in the dining room, came in a pack of 8 for a buck!  That little ghost box was a mere 2.


Loving the vintage inspired decorations.  Check out this cat!  Sort of a creepster.


Loving this sparkly spider ribbon that i wrapped around all my candles.  A really cheap way to add some Halloween to the hizouse.




My little bow window display, with the pumpkins turned around to show the Halloween side.  Love things that do double duty!



Pretty much the only thing going on in the kitchen.


Fallness in the sunroom. 


Have you decorated less than you thought you would this year?  More? Are you pretending you don't see the I can't believe it's not butter container?  Good, i love you for it. 

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42 comments:

imriz said...

oh, i love everything here, hard for me to pick one. i love the candles and the vintage dolls.
happy halloween!

The Answer Is Chocolate said...

Everything looks great. I especially love that cat!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Love that banner in your kitchen...soooo cute!

Blessings,
Linda

Sherry said...

This all looks really nice! Love the cat and your witch banner!
Sherry

Pear tree cottage! said...

Hello from Australia, not only is your post great but your blog is TOO!............I look forward to coming back to visit your blog again.

it is hard to get any spooky!! things down here but I do adore Halloween.

G'day Lee-ann

Sawdust and Paperscraps said...

I've seen paper wraps for candles but love the sheer ribbon idea.

Low Tide High Style said...

I started decorating and then stopped midway through so I still have bins in my living room...sigh!

I love all of your festive fall decor, and that spider ribbon is too cool!

Kat :)

Vintagesouthernlife said...

Love your ribbon on candles idea. I didn't feel like pulling everything out either but I do have one room full of boxes I don't want to have to put up, LOL

Linda @ A La Carte said...

What butter container?? I love the ribbon around the candles! Clever Girl! I have some decorations but I'm not much on Halloween, mine are more Fall. I do like a few ghosts and cute witches but that's about it!!

Tamara Jansen said...

The whole set up looks great! Have a fun Halloween

Jennifer @ Muse Lodge said...

I love the spider ribbon!

Tami (Pixeltrash) said...

Cute Halloween decor. I haven't started the Halloween stuff yet, but I do have my fall stuff out. Probably should go get my Halloween stuff out today, but I'm being lazy! {I didn't even notice the butter container until you pointed it out!}

Brenda Kula said...

You've inspired me to get to work on some projects. I love what you've done here. And no, I didn't notice the container until you mentioned it.
Brenda

Diana said...

I love what you've done.
Love the pics

Diana

Christy B said...

Love~Love~Love the kitty!! I could do without that spider ribbon...gives me shivers just looking at it - I certainly could not touch it!

Kristi said...

Love that vintage looking cat. Hobby Lobby has several paper mache. pieces like that and I want them! :-)
Just learned the other day that that style was popular during the 20's.

K said...

Ok, that cat creeps me out...in a bad way. :P

Returning the favor...
http://bigklittlea.blogspot.com/2010/10/tag-im-it.html

~K

Oonafey said...

The doilies are precious! Yet another reason why I am jealous of anyone who lives near a Christmas Tree Shoppe.

Michelle said...

I love how you wrapped the spider ribbon around the candles. I bought that ribbon a few weeks ago and was stumped of how to use it... so thanks!!!

- Michelle @ Bunch of Craft

Amy said...

Your home looks so cozy with fall decor. I love fall!

Orange it Lovely said...

it all looks so lovely!!!
~Tana

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hello...

I'm just coming over from Jessa's Autumn Holiday party! Sooo glad that I did...I just love all of your autumn/halloween decor, my friend! Such pretty vignettes! I sure wished we had a Christmas shop here in Colorado. I have seen several great decorations and pretties...on the blogs...that come from there! I love your pretty halloween carved pumpkins! But I think my favorite is how you decorated your stairs...I love that! Sooo much fun and sooo festive! Thank you for sharing all of your pretties with us today! This was such a treat!!

Warmest autumn wishes,
Chari @Happy To Design

April said...

How sweet! I love all of your little Halloween and Fall decor ideas. But I especially love that cat! Maybe your post will inspire me to finish my fall decorating, while it's still fall!

Jessa Irene (Holiday-Haven) said...

Love you humor! Such fun decor. I love the banners, and the ribbon. The cat is just the perfect touch. I have decorated way less this year for halloween per se. I seem to be stuck on decorating with pumpkins, but I guess that works too. Thanks for linking!

Handy Man, Crafty Woman said...

Love your stair decor! I was trying to figure out something to do with our stairs...Cute!

★All Thingz Related★ said...

Thanks for linking up with Anything Related! ~Bridgette

The Tablescaper said...

Such fun! Love your seasonal decor.

Thanks so much for being a part of Seasonal Sundays. Sorry I'm so late getting around to everyone, but it was a VERY busy weekend.

- The Tablescaper

Beth@The Stories of A to Z said...

Love your banners and the adorable spider ribbon on your candles! Thanks so much for linking up!

Corinna said...

I love the spider ribbon on the white candles! I think I have some scrapbooking paper I can use instead, but thanks for the idea! :)

Corinna

Megan @ Polish The Stars.com said...

Looks great! Love the painted pumpkins. Thanks again for linking up!

- Megan
www.polishthestars.com

Carmie of the Single Nester said...

Dontcha just love tweaking away when it comes to Halloween!?

Carmen @ Life with Sprinkles on Top said...

Spooktacular! I love the vintage inspired decorations too. I wanted to buy a pumpkin at Hobby Lobby but didn't want to spend the money. Oh well. :) And that spider ribbon is awesome! It would like great wrapped around my white candles.

BrightFam said...

All of the decorations are so cute. We love the candles. We are a little behind putting up our decorations, so it's going to be a busy weekend. Weekly giveaway at http://brightapproach.blogspot.com.

Krista @ While He Was Napping said...

This is fantastic! If you get a chance, I'd love for you to come link it to my party this weekend. Starts tomorrow at 6pm PST. Hope to see you there! Again, looks awesome!

whilehewasnapping.blogspot.com

Krista

Anonymous said...

Crazy!
I was checking out The DIY show off and saw my ribbon wrapped candles!
I did the exact same thing last weekend with the very same ribbon!!
I love how it adds a little extra something without being too much! Love it!
I made mine into little sleeves with some fabric glue, that I can just slide off and save for next year!
Leslie

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

It's all so very TERRORific. Anything Halloween is a treat!

My Show n Tell is my newest Witch for my collection.

The link is HERE I'd love to have you stop by for a visit.

Meg said...

What butter container? Huh?
I love "the witch is in" banner! LOVE IT! I need one for the front of my house or something. Heh!

Debbie said...

Cute cute cute and you are having fun which is most important!!~ You have a lot of stuff:)!

thescrappywife said...

I didn't even notice the butter container until you mentioned it, lol! I was just looking at how nice everything looked. :-)

Patty said...

I absolutely adore the Harvest banner! I'm featuring it on my Inspiration for the Weekend post at www.lifeontheridgeside.blogspot.com

AllieMakes! said...

Fabulous! It all looks REALlY good!
Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can't wait to see what you have for next week!
AllieMakes.Blogspot.com

TracyMB @ Crow's Feet Chic said...

Love those double duty pumpkins and the sheer ribbon on the candles is fabulous! Thanks for the great idea! :)