For those of us that like to decorate our homes for Halloween … now is the time to be browsing the stores for Halloween decorations. Fall and Halloween decor has been displayed in stores now for weeks. And the catalogs and magazines arriving by mail all show fall clothes, fall decor and Halloween costumes. Kind of crazy — especially for those of us in California that feel like our summer just started with the recent hot weather!
Each year I browse around to see if there are few things to add to my Halloween collection. Here are the things I recently picked up:
1) I found these great straw nature balls at Homegoods called Home Decor Botanicals, made in Canada. I found orange, bright green and brown. I will spray paint the brown balls black. And I might even spray paint some a bright purple.
I plan to use them to fill my apothecary jars during the Halloween season. If I have extras, I may tuck them in my fall swags on my fireplace mantels.
2) I also found these cute Halloween dinner plates. I plan to display them with my fun orange plates (a Christmas gift from several years ago) in my built-in glass cabinet.
I usually don’t change out my raspberry-colored Pierre Frey china that is displayed in my glass cabinet. It will be fun to change out the china for Halloween. Maybe it will even inspire me to change the display for Thanksgiving. I do have some brown and white transferware pieces I picked up a few years ago. We’ll see …
3) I also found this fun, scary ghoul at TJMaxx. He’s been hanging in our garage since the end of July. (Jeff greets him every time he gets in and out of his car.) I can’t wait to hang him from one of our birch trees in October! Jeff will be happy, too.
4) Each year, I hang a big black spider web above our front door. I found another hairy spider to add to the web.
While browsing Homegoods, TJMaxx and Marshalls over the past couple of weeks – I did see some of the same decorations for sale that I have purchased in years past. Here are my favorites that I’m so glad I bought a couple of years ago.
I bought one black and two silver chandelier candle holders a couple of years ago (at either Marshalls or HomeGoods). I still see variations of these in the stores from time to time. I use the silver ones all year round. I use the black one for tablescapes at Halloween, along with a sheer black table runner. It also looks cute in Natalie’s newly decorated bedroom!
I just saw the Boo blocks at HomeGoods last week. I bought mine two years ago. HomeGoods also had black building blocks that spelled out “Happy Halloween”. I was tempted, but bought the straw nature balls instead.