Well, Halloween is put to bed for another year and with it are our Halloween decorations. Yep, I'm one of those who changes out the decor immediately. The day after Halloween, all of our jack-o-lanterns and black cats and cute witches were put away and out came our turkeys (not too many) and our autumn leaves and some not-jack-o-lantern pumpkins, along with a few scarecrows. I thought it would be fun to share some of the details of my holiday decorating with you.
This is the view from my kitchen as I look out to the rest of my house. It makes me smile to when I look up from my kitchen chores.
This is my mantle. (Recognize the candle sticks?) I've been wanting fat burnt orange candles for a few years, so I was thrilled when I found these at World Market last month. My wreath is an old one from Pottery Barn post-holiday clearance. It has held up really well. My little turkey was another post-holiday clearance find. (Notice a trend?)
How about this subway art from Today's Fabulous Finds (Janet does one in various colors for every occasion and gives them to us for free!!) The pumpkins were in Target's Dollar Spot and I just stuck leaves from some fake flowers on them to give them a little more oomph.
Here is the kitchen...just a few pumpkins on top of the cabinet. (They're fake, too. Bought them a few years ago from Michael's with a coupon...they were something like $3 each.) Simple, yet festive, I think.
Even the dining room gets in on the act. I added a pumpkin candle, changed out the flowers on the buffet, some leaves on my centerpiece, and a little turkey on my antique clock.
Oh, and don't forget the Angry Bird under the table. (Do you see it? It is there on the rug.) The cats obviously think the room needed a little something more.
I know I'm more minimalist than a lot of people who decorate for the seasons, but it works for me. I love the simple additions to acknowledge the flow of the year, but I can't stand to be overwhelmed by them (at least until I get to Christmas!!).
What about you? Do you switch it out or do you just leave it be?