Sunday, October 12, 2008

Maybe not Martha...

But not bad! I have been inspired by so many blogs recently to work on my decorating. Some of my favorite blogs are:
A soft place to land
the inspired room
joys of home
modern country
thrify decor chick
and more...
The first thing you see when approaching my house is this sign I nailed to a tree -
 


Then there is this luminary tree that I have had for several years. I picked it up on clearance after halloween at Cracker Barrel!! It is one of my favorite decorations. I keep it outside away from the little people. But, maybe I will get some of those batter operated tealights and then I can put it back inside...
 

My big project for Friday was creating an entryway display. What do you think?

Try to ignore the ghost sign on the door. I would like to put in a slightly less noticeable place, but I am afraid I might get boo'd again!! But, then again, with all the goodies, maybe I should hide it!!
(ignore the mismatched door handle too... the door handle broke 2 months ago and the landlord put that one in for the time being... apparently the black hardware has become a special order item. Things like mismatched door handles drive me crazy!)

I also want to get some seasonal wreaths for the front door but am waiting for the after-halloween sales in hopes that I can pick these up...

I would love to paint the front doors orange just for the holiday, but something tells me that might be a tiny bit impractical!!!

 




I have been lusting after those urns at Target for the past few months, and they marked them down last week, so now they are mine!! I used to have some cool Southern Living at Home urns, but they went to my Mom's house, and she planted flowers in them in hopes that I wouldn't take them back - it worked! Those pansies just looked too happy to move them across country.

Now... moving indoors... I have just a few things set up...

These are some after-halloween clearance finds from last year from Target (can you tell I love Target?) The Mr. Potato Head came with halloween costumes - there is a princess, ghost and monster. The basket contains all of Mr. Potato Head's accessories. The kids love dressing him up.
(I just noticed that you can totally see in the picture how dusty my table is!! Olivia got ahold of the baby powder on Friday and made it snow! Isn't that fabulouse? It was. It. Totally. Was...)

These little guys I found last year at the pumpkin patch. I just love them! Aren't they cool?



This is our family room fireplace... I made the sign last year - printed it out online from another of my favorite blogs. I just printed them on cardstock, cut them out, punched holes and strung them on orange satin 1/2" ribbon. I love the way it looks! As I am noticing it in the picture now, I clearly need to keep working on this set-up... the plate needs some halloween ribbon and a halloween saying. In case you are wondering, the plate is the Southern Living at Home Dress-Me-Up plate (no longer available). It has always been one of my favorite items. Liz set it up there on the mantel and wrote the "dream big" saying for me...
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11 comments:

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

What a wonderful tour of your Halloween decorations! I might have to go and check out the urn situation at Target, since I have been wanting some like that too! Thanks for the tip! :)
Carrie

lelly said...

i love it all, missy!! i've been way too inspired this year - is it possible to be *too* inspired?!?

we love to decorate for fall, and october is even more special because of halloween. i need to take some photos!

those urns are lovely. i was just at target yesterday, but wasn't even in that mindset (it was socks and underwear purchasing yesterday. what fun!!)

i want fabric said...

ALL RIGHT, so glad to be the proud owner of the southern living urns, the plants are dead however, Love, Mom

Lisa said...

Great selection of Halloween decorations. Everything looks like so much fun to put together.

Missy said...

Wow! You have done a wonderful job. So inviting but festive!!! Great job! So creative!!!!

Michelle said...

I just found your site from Froggity's shout out. I love blogs full of crafty goodness!

I have you bookmarked so I can remember to come back! :)

Judy @ In His Grip said...

I totally love your ideas. Great blog, I am going to put you in my favs folder.

Ashley. Unscripted... said...

Oh what cuteness! I love it.

I agree on the orange door, it would look adorable, but probably not the most practical.

mommaof4wife2r said...

found u thru SITS...and i'm in bloggy love with your little front porch decor!!! fab job! and u might not b martha, but u also r just u...and that's awesome! love the white pumpkins and the feather wreath and well, so many more things! yeah for you

Kim Sue said...

love all you halloween fun!

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

Wow, you have some serious Halloween inspiration going on here! I love it! Baby powder and all! :-) Without kids, Halloween wouldn't be as fun so you have to laugh about stuff like that! LOL!

Thanks for the mention...happy Fall!

Melissa