Halloween Decorating

Many bloggers give fall tours of their homes. I’ve shared a little bit of my fall decorating in the past, see here. Since Halloween is Saturday, I will be decorating for Thanksgiving next week. (To see my Thanksgiving decorations a few years ago, see here.)

I finally was able to use the cobalt and orange combination on my kitchen table. I raised the decorations on upside-down bowls and vases. I love that you can see the apple in the center of the quilted runner through the upside-down bowl.

Orange and Cobalt arrangement.

Orange and Cobalt arrangement.

I put the glassware that was special to me in the china cabinet. The 3 children dressed as ghosts remind me of my three when they were younger. The antique cobalt saucer, and the vase with the two girls on it were given to me by my little sister, Cheryl. My friend Paula gave me the wooden acorn for my birthday last year.

The bear was the vase that was filled with flowers and given to my husband’s grandmother when she brought my father-in-law home from the hospital. She gave it to me when I had my first boy. It’s over 70 years old!

I put my sentimental decorations in the china cabinet.

I put my sentimental decorations in the china cabinet.

I placed apple candles on the lower shelves of the china cabinet.

Apple candles in the china cabinet.

Apple candles in the china cabinet.

I used apples on other places, too.

Fall decorations on the window sill.

Fall decorations on the window sill.

Apple salt and pepper shakers and a cobalt vase.

Apple salt and pepper shakers and a cobalt vase.

I was sneaky in the bathroom. I put a pin clasp on the back of a ceramic button cover. I angled it to make it look like a pumpkin teetering on top of the towel rack. It impressed my granddaughter!

My pumpkin on my towels.

My pumpkin on my towels.

When I got out my decorations, I placed them in groups by color. I noticed I had two candlesticks and a candle with copper accents. I used them on my black, marble, lazy Susan.

The green and white pumpkins really popped on the sunflower table runner. I filled in the spaces with decorative grapes and small candles shaped like a standing leaf.

Fall dining room centerpiece.

Fall dining room centerpiece.

I got out a black tablecloth for my birthday dinner. My china is mostly white and it gets lost on the white tablecloth!

Dining Room table set for my birthday dinner.

Dining Room table set for my birthday dinner.

I didn’t spend any money on these decorations. I make a theme and don’t use all of the decorations in my box. Most items were purchased at garage sales or given to me as gifts. The new, copper candle was a birthday gift from Paula. She loves decorating, too!

I even set out the Halloween decorations my kids made in elementary school on the shelf in the stairway. Now those decorations are priceless!

Use what you have, just don’t use everything!

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