I had promised to be back last friday to post more pictures of my Halloween decor, but my husband and I, last minute, decided to hit Salem, Mass, while the kids were in school. Seize the day, I always say, especially if it is a Halloween themed day!
This has already proven to be a spectacular autumn and Halloween season, and it isn't over yet. In fact, in my determination to string Halloween out as long as possible, we are headed to Sleepy Hollow, New York in early November and will indulge in one of our favorite Halloween traditions, The Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze. If I could somehow make Halloween last through December, I would. But alas, Christmas is too demanding to let that occur.
My last post was about my new Halloween tree, and that is the star of the season now. It sits, warmly lit, in all its spooky black and orange, enhancing all Halloween movie viewing. It is the main piece of Halloween decor for my family room.
And now for the rest of my house, beginning with the kitchen and living room, which are open to each other, in sort of a great room concept. (Fair warning: you are about to hit by about a zillion photos!)
Over all view of the living room
I've decorated the living room similar to what I did last year, adding and subtracting a few things. I added 6 handmade ornaments, three to the mantle and three hang from my antique blanket chest.
My orange, glass pumpkin lights make a return this year. I have them all over my house and I love them. They look beautiful both when lit and unlit.
I must say, it is especially fun to decorate for Halloween when you live in an antique house! There is already a spooky, historic air to the place. Not to mention, real ghosties are a give in!
Just picked up my "Not Every Witch Lives in Salem" sign in Salem last week.
Between the kitchen and living room I hung the cheesecloth that I cut up and mangled for my Halloween decor last year. I didn't think I'd be able to use the same piece, but it stored well. Of course, I added the spiders to it again this year.
Ollie the dog has made an appearance in this shot, as he loves to do.
Bought this in Salem last week, after my best friend, Emily bought one just like it last year. She and I and our witchy sides are represented well in this one!
In my kitchen, the Pottery Barn Happy Halloween sign is hung again, but I've added more Halloween to the room this year.
Here the glass pumpkin lights are lit
A couple of weeks ago, Emily, and Heather, artist of Audrey Eclectic, stayed with me and I took them all over New England (more on that in other posts). We stayed the night in Salem, and talented Heather, brought beautiful, little portraits, she painted of us as witches. I love it!
My Edgar Allan Poe inspired dish towels
A pumpkin dolled up as a haunted house in the kitchen
On my kitchen counter
I was a bit more elaborate in my library last year, but I didn't leave it completely Halloween-free this year! That would be positively wicked!
The Sleepy Hollow print and crow on the table are up year round, but the framed witch piece and pumpkin are a Halloween addition!
Well, that is a quick tour through my Halloween house (though my bedroom is Halloween themed all year long)! Hope you are all having a spooky October!
Posted by Alyson (New England Living) at 6:26 PM