I have something to tell you. I hope we can still be friends once you know the truth.
I'm not a fan of Halloween. Not because it's anti-Christian or a holiday full of consumerism. I just don't like it. I don't like costumes. I don't like scary movies. I don't like haunted houses. I don't like corn mazes that you can get lost in. I don't like big hairy spiders. Orange is my least favorite color. Halloween is dumb.
There, I said it.
That being said, I have children. Children love Halloween. I also have a husband who was born on the day before Halloween. He loves it too. I got screwed.
Soooo, I dug the Halloween decorations out of the attic and I took some pictures. 'Cause I have a blog. And that's what us blog folk do. We take pictures of our decorations, even if we think it's a dumb holiday. And my decorations don't necessarily scream Halloween. Well, that's a lie. But they're not SCARY. And there's no cobwebs.
Okay, I'll shut up now and show you my Fall/Halloween decor.
I wasn't going to change up the mantel, but you know what happens when you start movin' stuff around.
The whole room ends up rearranged.
This is the side table next to the couch.
The styrofoam spiders have been around for a loooong time.
Did you notice my Crown Of Thorn?
My mom made the ghosts out of styrofoam balls and an old ripped up curtain.
The plant on another side table got some bats the kids made with my mom a couple years ago.
And fresh flowers.
The coffee table got a little scarecrow I've had for a hundred years.
Nothin' too exciting on the dresser next to the couch.
Just a pretty hydrangea stem.
I had rearranged two of the shelves on the bookshelf a couple weeks ago, so they just got silly little plastic pumpkins with a battery operated tea light inside.
I also made some new covers for the couch pillows a couple weeks ago.
The patterned fabric was something I bought when I was decorating the kids' Shared Room.
The grey linen-look fabric came from two 84" curtain panels that I got at a garage sale for $5 bucks and the cream one is a from a sweater I cut up.
Now all I need is for the couch fairy to bring me a new couch!
The wine cabinet in the dining room got another light up pumpkin and a lidded jar filled with mini plastic pumpkins.
And last, I stuck a couple pumpkin shaped candles on the shelves in the kitchen.
So there ya go.
Our house is officially on the fall bandwagon.
Now all I need to do is plug in the crock pot.