Halloween House Details

‘One part spooky, one park chic’ is how I like to approach Halloween décor. Inflatable ghosts need not apply. I like to mix it up from year to year to make new, eerie little vignettes around the house. I’ve had the same bag of tricks for the past several years consisting of black birds, glittery skulls, velvet pumpkins, magnetic butterflies, and rubber mice. Without buying anything new, I created some spooky scenes with seed pod boughs cut from our local pumpkin patch, fallen branches and other dried florals from the yard. Now it’s time to settle in for a bottomless dish of candy and scary movies. Happy Halloween!


These black birds have descended upon our kitchen island

These black birds have descended upon our kitchen island


Snarly black lacquered manzanita branches and black tapers beneath our TV

Snarly black lacquered manzanita branches and black tapers beneath our TV


A casual skull here and there

A casual skull here and there


This masked beauty resides in the dining room

This masked beauty resides in the dining room


Enormous maple leaves found on walks in the woods rest in a stone planter on our foyer table, and velvet pumpkins surround

Enormous maple leaves found on walks in the woods rest in a stone planter on our foyer table, and velvet pumpkins surround


In infestation of mice in the dining room…

In infestation of mice in the dining room…


A chic little witch

A chic little witch


These shadowy butterflies swarm the fridge

These shadowy butterflies swarm the fridge


Only good pumpkin vibes at the coffee station

Only good pumpkin vibes at the coffee station


Broom corn and pampas grass adorn the bar cart

Broom corn and pampas grass adorn the bar cart


A menacing skull and candle on our mantle

A menacing skull and candle on our mantle


Glittery copper skulls sparkle in the sitting room

Glittery copper skulls sparkle in the sitting room


An imprisoned glitter skeleton and pumpkins on our Cellar bar

An imprisoned glitter skeleton and pumpkins on our Cellar bar


Fallen oak branches become trees in our front planters…

Fallen oak branches become trees in our front planters…


…and glow orange by nightfall!

…and glow orange by nightfall!

Halloween House Details 2019

  1. Melva Breitenstein says:

    Very fun….MY. kind of Halloween chic!!!

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