This is on our front door. The wreath I made right after we got married, and I love changing out its accent seasonally. The bat is a little wooden hanger I found at Hobby Lobby a few years ago. I just twist tied it to the wreath.
The giant basket tray is from Dirt Cheap (originally Target I think), and it is everything. The yummy pumpkin waffle candle came from WALMART. I instagrammed about them, but these fancier candles are back with the cleaning supplies and are changed out seasonally. They have three wicks and smell so pretty. The 4x4 canvas is mine, and I kind of want to carry it everywhere I go.
I looooove decorating our mantel. Our fireplace sticks waaaay out in the living room, so if it’s going to be a little obnoxious, I might as well help it out…right? I’ve seen paper bats everywhere, and call me #basic, but I love them. Mine are a little cartoonier than I was planning, but I still think they work.
Keith bought me the Halloween tree last year for Christmas (because he knows the way to my heart). I was going to dress up the bottom with some sparkly green and purple tulle, but it was stuffed away in a box, and I didn’t have the energy to dig it out. I have big plans of printing Halloween pictures each year and stuffing the tree. Maybe when Davis is a little older and doesn’t hate crafting, we’ll make some ornaments for it too!
If you squint or zoom, you can see my Halloween village on the mantel. I bought a Christmas village from Dollar Tree and sprayed it black (and added GLITTER this year). I really want more pieces, but our Dollar Trees have been kind of pitiful lately.
Davis has been surprisingly well behaved with the decor! I have a glimmer of hope for my Christmas tree(s)… He hasn’t bothered the tree at all, and only occasionally stops to point out the cat’s eyes or tell it “nooooo noooo” (which is apparently what all cats say).
Aaaand a wide shot…which I mostly include to remind myself how pretty the house looks when it’s picked up. Sigh.
The clock is ticking y’all! This week I’ll get my cozy cottage all Thanksgivinged up, and in about three weeks, it’ll be a straight up Christmas wonderland in here! I’m going to attempt to get some pictures of Davis at our Fall Fest tonight, and maybe I’ll get my tail in gear to blog a little more. My mother told me today that I may just have to “burn the midnight oil…” #wisdom