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Decorating For Halloween (first in a series)



At this time of year, I keep an eye out for decorative objects that help me visually capture the drama of Halloween. I look for anything that can hold pumpkins, fall flowers, candy, found objects that grab my eye, etc.. I like pewter, tarnished silver, wrought iron, colorful glassware, interesting baskets and animal figurines. Decorating like this is fun for both me and my children!

I picked up this porcelian statue at the Salvation Army – it was gold. I spray painted it with a black matte color to bring out the details and make it…

This red glass footed bowl holds apples and a rubber snake.

This red glass footed-bowl holds apples and a rubber snake. I like to add surprising touches to my usual decorating style – my kids love to find these little tricks around the house.

A basket, spray painted black and decorated with a rubber black rat - serves as our Halloween candy basket.

A basket, spray painted black and decorated with a rubber black mouse, serves as our Halloween candy basket. My kids love to greet trick-or-treaters at our door with this.

A rubber rat purchased at a Halloween supply store is hot-glued onto the edge of the basket.

A rubber mouse, purchased at a Halloween supply store, is hot-glued onto the edge of the basket.

From my backyard, a clipping of Virginia Creeper complements the curves of this thrift store vase. Sometimes, the easiest arrangements are the most striking.

From my backyard – a clipping of Virginia Creeper complements the curves of this thrift store vase. Sometimes, the easiest arrangements are the most striking.