October 28, 2010

Fall Festively

Well, I blinked and now it is fall.  Not just fall…but almost Halloween.  The very beginning of a three month season of various festivals and rights-of-passage and holidays and celebrations.  Surely, with a child in our home, one would think we would be gearing up to celebrate all of these things by decorating appropriately.

Except that…uh…I seem to have fallen down on the job.  This pumpkin is the only decoration we have to even indicate that Halloween is around the corner.

In my defense, our son is only 15 months old and thinks we have purchased a very-heavy-for-its-size, orange, nubbly ball-on-a-stick.  But still, there is so much great inspiration out there, and I live in NEW ENGLAND for Pete's sake…only the most fallish-festivalish place on the planet…you would think I could get my act in gear.  Instead, I'm just going to live vicariously through these fun designs I have found of late.

The girls over at Bella Life shared this fun front console project…even better is the price tag.  Scouring the Dollar and Thrift stores, this came in at under $25!

Of course, you have to love those kids over at Young House Love for reusing last year's amazingly simple, yet totally creepy, black bird tablescape:

Something tells me with a baby in the house, YHL won't be featuring this grouping of bloody candles on their coffee table like they did last year…but still…it was inspiring:

For those of us with a sweet tooth, these gorgeous candy apples from Adam over at Matt Bites are spooky AND delish!

Now if I were REALLY organized and motivated, I could decorate my entire house like Stephanie over at Brooklyn Limestone has done the past two years:

What about you?  Do you decorate for the holidays?  Do you go all out?  Do you have just a few things for each holiday that you bring out each year or do you do something new every year?

I'm thinking since our son isn't going to remember it, I might just just apply some 'spooky' actions to my pumpkin in Photoshop and call it a day.

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2 Responses to “Fall Festively”

  1. Monica Says:
    October 28th, 2010 at 5:26 pm

    wow, such great ideas! Love mattbites' scary apple post too!!

  2. Jamie Says:
    October 31st, 2010 at 7:26 am

    I am finally getting to my Google Reader and seeing this post on the morning of Halloween. I, too, only have a pumpkin for my 14-month-old, and am getting started on making her Halloween costume now (my Lucy will be "Lucy" from Peanuts). I figure, she won't remember this… better save the energy for when she'll care. Happy Halloween!