Happy Halloween week! I thought this week of spooky fun would be a good time to share all my October decorating with you (before it is time to bring out the turkeys.) Fingers crossed, I can show you everything before November arrives. Let’s just start with the outside today.
I sort-of made the wreath on the front door. I say sort-of because I started with an old Christmas wreath that was faux Fraser fir (so it was already a wreath.) I wanted it to be more Southern in feel, so I wrapped and wired on a long leaf pine garland around it, wired on some pinecones and a few real pumpkins using florists’ picks, and ta da – my Halloween wreath was complete. Kind of simple to do, and kind of simple looking….the way I like door wreaths.
It will be easy to wire brown gourds and other darker things on it for November, and then it will be time for simple pine cones and a red bow at Christmas. I plan to put a lantern on the empty table by the door on Halloween night.
White pansies have been added to the pots and planter on the front porch, and pumpkins and mums are once again taking over the space.
The 20 year old planter that was by the side door was finally too worn to use, so we threw it away. I moved the larger planter from in front of the playroom window to take its place by the door here. I actually think I like it better here.
Another pumpkin and mum by the rocker. (I told you they were taking over the place!)
And last but not least, there is a giveaway this week. For a Halloween treat, I am doing a random drawing for a set of author Melanie O’Hara’s fun mystery series The Traveling Tea Ladies. (5 books!) It’s “Charlie’s Angels meets Steel Magnolia’s.” I thought this would be perfect for Halloween (not too scary.) And I am including a pretty tea pot, a box of my favorite tea (Bigelo’s Constant Comment), and a cute little tin in which you can store your tea. (Melanie provided the books, but I purchased everything else.)
Just leave a comment on any or all of the posts that publish here this week (between 10/27/14-10/30/14.) You must be 18 years of age or older to enter, and the drawing will close at midnight Eastern Time Thursday, October 3o, 2014. The winner will be announced on Friday, October 31, 2014 (Halloween)
I will be back soon with more fall decorating and another chance for you to enter the Halloween giveaway.
Until next time…