Friday, October 01, 2010

Photo Intensive Fall Decorating

For me, October 1st marks the official start of Fall.  It's also the day that I begin decorating for Halloween.

The month of October is my favorite month of the year.  Wanna know why?  It has my Sis-In-Law's birthday (Today - Happy Birthday Jennifer!), my parents anniversary (Oct 15th), my anniversary (Oct. 19th), my birthday (the 26th) and my favorite holiday in the whole world Halloween!

So this morning, out came the decorations!

I dressed my mantle (which has since had a burlap runner added all in it  You can see it in a pic below):


Look how cute these little guys from the mantle are:


The Youngest dressed himself:


He insisted on being photographed in his bad guy hero pose.

Here's another view of the mantle complete with coffee table:


I can't tell you how glad I will be when the striped wallpaper is gone.  Coming soon to a blog near you!  It's on the to do list, trust.

And I just realized you've never seen the living room from this view:

That's more burlap on the coffee table.  I intentionally left it all wrinkly.  I love the effect.

Guests in the downstairs powder room will see this:


In the the Hall:


In the Breakfast Nook you'll find this:


The tablecloth is actually a throw that was from Pier One.  It makes an awesome Autumn tablecloth, though when the kids sit down to eat it's moved out of the way.  They can't be trusted to eat neatly.

Check out the dog in costume (purchased at a yard sale for 5 bucks):


My family thinks he's weird, but I find him adorable.

And the springy things hanging from the chandelier:


Even the sink area gets the Halloween treatment:


 Most of these decorations were purchased end of season from Joann's, The Dollar Tree and thrift stores.  Can you tell that I just love Halloween?
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