Well hello dear readers! How have you all been? Before all of you trade in your pumpkins for turkeys and Christmas trees, I thought I had better share our bits of Halloween decor here. So I am popping in for a post or two for you.
The black and white checked pumpkin in the top photo gave me the push to do some seasonal decorating. (If you have been around here in the past, you know I can’t resist anything with gingham on it!) That gingham pumpkin was on a shelf in Target with the black and white checked “Hello Fall” paper napkins. And of course, they both jumped in my cart. 🙂
And that jack-o-lantern luminary also found itself in my Target cart as well.
(What would we ever do without Target?)
I recycled some old gingham ribbon for the ties on the trick-or-treat candy bags. Hmm….looks like there might be a theme going on here. 🙂
Moving on into the family room, the sofa got a new lumbar pillow…the pumpkin patch check lumbar one from Pottery Barn. (Unfortunately sold out now.)
Mixing orange and black anything seems the traditional thing to do for Halloween…pillows, and pumpkins, and even drink bottles.
I had purchased a few black and white buffalo check pieces from Home Goods last Christmas, so one of the mugs came out of the cabinet to be used on the mantel.
And the checked salad plates were mixed with orange dinner plates for our Halloween place setting.
I bought the black cauldrons last year right after Halloween on clearance from Michaels. Filled with pumpkins, they are perfect to write everyone’s name on for our dinner.
A simple mum in a basket makes an easy centerpiece (but is removed at meal time because it is too tall to see over for conversation.)
It’s a simple table setting, but it works perfectly for Halloween.
The antique cupboard jars have Halloween Oreos and snack mix made with Chex party mix, M&M’s, and mixed nuts.
In the reflection of the mirror above, you see the cabinet shown below. I would have displayed our black and white checked platters in it, but they are being used to serve the dinner’s food.
The jars of flour and sugar hold orange mugs (that match the dinner plates) for a touch of color.
Another Target pumpkin is trapped in the kitchen cabinet. 🙂
Black and white buffalo check drapes are the required dress in the kitchen for this holiday.
Now let’s go down the hall to the bedroom wing. I took out the red beadboard in the back of the master bathroom’s antique cupboard and let the yellow back show.
And the master bedroom is also decked out in yellow and black as well. (I have really been tempted to purchase an orange quilt and pillow shams to use for Halloween but haven’t been quite brave enough to do it yet.)
The yellow contrasts nicely with all the black in there, and I know orange would do the same.
When I was taking photos in the bedroom Gabbie came in to get in them too. So here is one shot for her!
Before I close out this post, let me say a BIG thank you to all of you who have sent emails and Instagram comments to check on my family and me!! We are all doing well, but we are NOT finished with the exterior work. (Yes, I hear all of you gasping, What??) It is sloooow work with a perfectionist husband who is also doing consulting work. Plus there have been some bumps along this road in doing the exterior work that I will fill you in on in a “catching up” post. Until then, I hope you have a fun (and candy filled 🙂 ) Halloween!
Trick or Treat!!