{Happy Halloween!!!}–better late than never!



So I am a little late to the halloween thing this year, but I just barely decorated last night!  Usually I am all over halloween décor, but I just ran out of time everyday, such a bummer…

So I didn’t put up as much as I planned, but at least I got some up so im doing good!!

This is what I threw together for my entry…


I got these awesome lanterns a few years ago but they have been in storage all this time, I really want to paint them white, but the dingy green/gray will work perfect for halloween


I love creepy halloween and old doll heads are perfect.  I collected a bunch of dolls all through the year at goodwill for my “big halloween plans”, but sadly they didn’t get done…


I got this old bird cage for free a while back and had intentions since I got it to clean out the old vines that someone grew inside of it, but hadnt gotten around to that either.  But luckily for me, it works for halloween :)



Then I pulled out my shutters from last year, propped those on the mantel, added a skeleton thingy and called it good.  In case you cant tell by the pic, I took 4 old shutters from goodwill, painted them black and distressed them.  Then I just layed them out on the floor and screwed all 4 together all crazy crooked like – I love how they turned out and love that they take up so much space. 



On my dining table I just put some apothecary jars with some mice, spiders and eyeballs, then the glass beakers will have dry ice in them tomorrow when the family is over for dinner.  I considered for a minute getting some real mice and my sons tarantula for the jars, wouldn’t that be awesome and so yucky??!!  Love it, but im not gonna do it…im nice like that!!



Then I have my little halloween tree – ahhh, so sweet… and so not creepy…


And cant forget Bo, he is so excited for his big halloween day tomorrow!!


Happy Halloween everyone!!!

20 replies
  1. Tardevil
    Tardevil says:

    Your decorations are awesome! I would be a little creeped out by real mice and a tarantula. I'm sure your guests will be glad you left that off. Like the mantel and the skeleton in the last picture. The foyer table rocks, too!

  2. famr_4evr
    famr_4evr says:

    I LOVE the doll heads!! So amazing! Thanks for sharing this. I'll have to pin this on pinterest to remind me for next year!

  3. Anonymous
    Anonymous says:

    Your entry would have been beautiful without the baby doll heads, too creepy for me. It would just have looked a little more classy without them, just sayin, white pumpkins and orange pumpkins, anything but the doll heads. Just weird!

  4. **nicke...
    **nicke... says:

    just so you know. i loved the doll heads! i thought they were awesome! i love your decorations. i wish you could decorate my house.

  5. the cape on the corner
    the cape on the corner says:

    oh my gosh, no no no no no. i think this takes the cake for creepiest halloween display i've seen. that is not an easy feat in blogland. i think the doll heads rock, but i am still totally creeped out!

  6. Theresa
    Theresa says:

    Wow, you did a great job. How did you get the picture to hang crooked in the first pics?

    Love the dolls heads too. So creative.

  7. Ann "The Scrapbooking Housewife"
    Ann "The Scrapbooking Housewife" says:

    What a fantastic job, especially for just "throwing it together!" I had to giggle at the doll heads and the hanging doll, very clever! Everything looks terrific.

  8. The Frosted Gardner
    The Frosted Gardner says:

    OH my awesome!!!! Seriously your house is the best Halloween house ever! I enjoyed watching your Nate Berkus show. You looked beautiful!

  9. Jenn @ myfabulesslife
    Jenn @ myfabulesslife says:

    Glad I'm not the only one who was late on the Halloween decorations (I did mine on Halloween). Yours are AWESOME! Love your blog, your furniture, everything! (I sell my stuff on KSL too and am always DROOLING over yours!)

  10. Jen-CraftOManiac
    Jen-CraftOManiac says:

    HOW WICKED AWESOME IS ALL YOUR HALLOWEEN DECOR. I love the doll heads, and your mantel. Every single detail. Sad Halloween is all gone. You made me hunger for it a little longer.

    winks, jen

  11. cynthia feeny
    cynthia feeny says:

    I saw you on the Nate Berkus Show and I have an old trunk( found in the garbage) so I’m going to borrow that idea and the one for the door turned coffee table. I had an old door also windows I already put up in my foyer. I love several of your projects and these candle stands in this Halloween picture. Where did you find them? The dolls heads make me think of Toy Story, where Sid destroys his little sister’s dolls. Creeepppy!!! but funny too!!! Thank you for all your information on how you actually complete each project!!!



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