Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Splattering the SpOoKy

It's official! the Tubs-o-Halloween junk have come out from hiding in our garage, YAY! Hello friendly tubs :)
Time to splatter the SpOoKy around the rest of the house :)
First addition - my pretty painted pumpkins that I made last year (read about them here). I felt like they needed a boost this year so using my merchandising skills (I used to do merchandising for a local boutique), I staged them. I found some awesome white-washed basket planters on sale at IKEA for $1.99 and they make the perfect pumpkin "risers." See....

Here's a closer look: (disregard the super stylish save-your-head-from-cracking-open bumpers on the fireplace edge. Chic, I know).
I used a sharpie to add some black "stitches" to the baskets just to give them some interest.

(the witch pumpkin was from target a few years ago)
I like 'em. I'm a pumpkin girl I guess :)

Here's shot from the coffee table...
I'm hoping Hayden doesn't realize that the candy corns in the mason jar are actually edible. This could get interesting :)

I hung up the paper bunting that I made a couple years ago over the "den."
front view:
Back view:
and my little bird cage now has a pumpkin friend :)
My dining table got a few spooky trinkets too :)
That's about it (for now). My living room looked like this minutes after I took all of these pictures. Ha ha. Keepin' it real!
It's a gloomy rainy day here in SoCal and it definitely feels like Fall (happy dance).
Happy Day to you fine people!!!


  1. love it! i love the banner in my bedroom, i mean, den.
    everything looks awesome! i love all the fun pumpkins and the black tree!

  2. Everything looks great! Very festive!! I love your Keepin' it Real photo! Isn't that the truth!! ;)

  3. I'm living vicariously through your spooky splattering since I can't do it this year, tear!

    P.S Awesome pumpkin display!

  4. I'm living vicariously through your spooky splattering since I can't do it this year, tear!

    P.S Awesome pumpkin display!

  5. Everything looks so fun and festive, Ali! Love the banner!

  6. My buckets are still in the attic, you beat me! Everything looks great! What do you have in the bottom of the hurricane candles, they look perfect! Oh, and you know I love the coffee table!

  7. All the new touches look so great!! I love all the pops of orange!! The sharpie stitches on the basket is a super idea!! I've got to remember that!!! Nicely done!! :)

  8. You are my favorite holiday decorator! All of it is awesome....

    Take care,

  9. I love your style! I am constantly picking up this & thats from you:) So fun to go against trends and be creative...or for me just looking at creative people like you. HA!

  10. Super cute! I love that your Halloween decorations are in Halloween colored tubs! Also i may steal the candy corn in a mason jar idea. :)

  11. i put candy corn in my mason jar too!!! And I have that birdcage. We must have great taste. the basket risers are genius!!

  12. I love your pumpkins! I don't do a whole lot to decorate but I love to see decorations.

  13. Oh so CUTE!!! I just love, love, love the polka dots!

    New Follower from Embellishing Life: craft catwalk.

    Please come visit me @ http://littlebirdthreads.blogspot.com

  14. It looks awesome! I like that the witch pumpkin got to join the other pumpkins this year - let's hope she behaves herself.

  15. So many fun decorations--I love the way your house looks and how into the holiday you are, Ali!

  16. I love this post! Those pumpkins are awesome. I hope you will link up to my Wickedly Creative Halloween Ideas Party.


I think I'm a comment-a-holic :)