I can't believe Halloween is this week. We won't be handing out candy this year, unfortunately. But I will be making some little bags for some kids down the street that I'll leave at their door.
It's not a perfect world, is it? I'll miss that. But it will still be cozy and Halloweenie inside!
The leaves and more neutral pumpkins of the autumn decor will stay up through Thanksgiving -- but I have to add a little Halloween to the house, right?
When it comes to Halloween, I lean a bit more to the vintage look.
There's nothing like a cheery pumpkin fellow on a bike to make me smile! (And I don't mean, Rick, although he's pretty cheery and does make me smile!)
Many things I've collected over the years. Some have been gifts from good friends. They are all the more special when the person who gave it to you has passed.
I love berry wreaths -- and adding this sweet little girl made by former blogger Joanne Huffman to its center. She makes me smile.
I have to have it all over the house -- even in the kitchen.
This shelf never has made it to where it belongs -- which is about eight inches above where it is! Still, I love it!
These are my Wizard of Oz trick-or-treaters, another gift from a friend. I wait all year to put these out!
And here are a couple of the others in the cabinet.
And every kitchen should have a kitchen witch. This one stays up all year, just a bit less prominently!
I leave you with a couple of additions to the fall things that will stay put for a bit after Halloween comes down.
A few more pumpkins here.
A mixed media piece there.
Meanwhile, if you are celebrating Halloween, have a safe one!
After all, ghosts and goblins are enough to worry about!
And don't forget to wear your mask!