October has come and gone, and taking with it our first Halloween in our new home...
We moved in November 2010, so this year we loved getting to decorate inside and out...
My multipurpose Mr. Owl guarded the garden in summer and perches on the porch in fall.
A vintage Halloween party invite brought orange and black in my kitchen.
Inspired by a pack of tags I bought, I scoured my stash and turned two antique bottles...
Into spooky decor.
I love, love these Wendy Addison Parlour Magic alphabet discs; I've had the set for years and keep finding
new ways to use them.
The weekend of Halloween, the boys and I added our faux black cobwebs around the house and
by the front door, to make little Owl more festive.
My entry way greeting; vintage wallpaper was included in the home.
My 3 year old size blow-mold ghost & pumpkin greeted trick or treaters.
Happy reproduction cooky cutters from Restoration Hardware...
And one light up pumpkin man in the family room to warm the night.
This year felt the most like a good old fashioned Halloween to me; decorations, candy, dressing up and trick or treating our neighborhood as a family.
And since I feel like it, and I'm all hopped up on candy corn, let's throw in a little giveaway...
For Halloween I dressed up as a "Flea Market Princess"...(translated, it was what I could pull together out of my closet, and I love junk.)
So, to enter, just leave me a note and let me know either what you or your kiddos or someone's kids you know dressed up as, and just let me know that you are a follower of my blog!
I will have a surprise trick or treat box mailed to you if you win!!
Here are two other adorable costumes found at my sons school:
The Book Fairy: Oh my goodness creative repurposing!! I love it!! She said she found it on another blog, and I'm so sorry that I don't have the original source!
And my fav-o-r-ite!! Liam's Kindergarten teacher Mrs. Ross as a Starbuck's barista (shout out to all you hard working Starbuck's baristas who make my salted carmel mochas!!!) and her little 15 month old as a latte....WITH A SLEEVE!!!!
The back of the latte costume...yep it's just like the cup.
Oh. My. Goodness. Clever.