Sunday, October 27, 2013

Halloween House Tour

HaPpY HaLlOwEeN!!

I always decorate our home for Halloween in early October so we have time to enjoy all the spooky (really, just silly) touches! I love how just a few touches can completely change the feel of our spaces.

Immediately inside our front door, we have a hanging coat rack. It's one of my favorite places to put seasonal items.

(Hee Hee.....Did you notice the antique book by Poe??)

This picture is a wide shot of one wall in our family room. We tend to sit in our recliners and watch tv, so this is what we see every night. I like being able to see our holiday decor, no matter which holiday we're celebrating. 

I've been a collector of carousel horses for years and years, so when I found this piece, I HAD to have it!! I love it! The ghosts and goblins are having a ghouling good time on their ride!!
It's only about 7" tall, so I've propped it up on some old books.

I like to change my decorations every year. I never know what extra little touches I want to put out. (Also code for: I never how much time or how creative I feel!!) This time, I used basic Halloween-themed scrapbook paper and my Cricut to make a simple "BOO" display. I used different fonts for each letter, just to give it a special feel.  
I love our "J" pumpkin. I purchased it at Hobby Lobby 2 years ago. It complements our "J" wall nicely. This year, I took 2 books, wrapped them in plain brown craft paper, tore the edges in a random pattern, and then tied the books together with black tule.
(Riley LOVES looking outside!!)

I really love this display!!!  (Even if I do say so myself!!) I framed 1/2 of a plastic skeleton and set it with a copy of DH's Gray's Anatomy book! I put another plastic skeleton on top of the book. It's little things like this that just make me laugh a little when I walk by. I love the reactions I get from my hubby when I do something a little different like this. He never knows what I'm going to put out!

Here's a sweet picture of my brother and his family. It was taken several years ago. It's hard to believe how much bigger his kids are this year! The picture is sitting on top of two children's "scary" books.

I also put decorations in our dining room. Our house is open concept in the family, kitchen, and dining areas, so I like to make sure I have enough decorations for all 3 areas.

The dining room is the SPOOKY center.....full of witches, skeletons, snakes, and potions!

Confession: I know that arsenic is a white powder!! I guess I was having a "blond moment" when I put the label on the bottle. It was stuck too well to remove it, so now we just have
poisoned dragon's blood!!

Confession #2: that bottle actually started out as a mini bottle of red wine. "Someone" had to drink the potion so it looked like the bottle had been used......Wonder which which that was?!?! 

Like my spooky tree with all of the skeletons hanging off of it?? It started out as part of a dead tree down the street. It was destined to be destroyed, so actuallly.....I rescued it!! I spray-painted it a glossy black, and then sprinkled purple, pink, and gold glitter all over it. I stuck it in a bucket filled with sand and voila.....the perfect (FREE) centerpiece! Gotta love that TREAT!
Of course, I had to add some little touches to the hall bath and the guest room/bath. I didn't put out a lot in those rooms, just a few little things to celebrate the season.
I hope you have enjoyed our SpOoKy and FuN home tour!!! The decorations will be up for a few more days and then it will be time to get ready for Thanksgiving!
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1 comment:

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh my goodness, I love it all. What fun and cute Halloween decor. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty