Boo! Yes, I know, Halloween is still more than two weeks away but our weather changed and it feels SO FALL! I love it! It is cloudy and windy and just grumpy outside -- so spooky like!
Ok, enough of that.
I have never been huge in the decorating department for any holiday. I like decorations, I like looking at decorations, I like the atmosphere that decorations impart. I do not, however, like the hefty price tags on ready made decor (or for the components to craft lovely handmade items) and even more, I don't like having to put it all away with so little storage space as I have. So, I am a minimalist decorator. However, this year I added a couple of things and thought I would share.
My header shows the small decorations outside my front door. My front door is inside a wall with a gate and the area is more courtyard- like so I like to keep things uncluttered. Some of us are clumsy normally, a condition that doesn't improve with age, so I try to keep the fall/stumble/trip risk to a minimum.
Moving indoors, I would never do anything major for a holiday such as Halloween but I do like adding a few fall touches just to warm up the space. This is what I add to liven things up -- not much for sure but just enough for me.
|This little guy has been around since my kids were little. He is very cheerful.|
|Decided to dress up the table with new placemats - they reverse to Thanksgiving so I will share that later|
|Trying out a bit of a banner on the mantel -- I might do this again for Thanksgiving and Christmas -- depends on my available time|
|This cute clear glass pumpkin was purchased last year -- it is small and almost sparkly|
So, there is my interior decoration. I might add a bit to it if I run into something really cute but if I do, it will be autumn inspired and not Halloween -- I like things I can use to span the entire season because as I said -- putting the stuff away is not my idea of a fun time!