Better late than never right?! I cant believe how fast Halloween has snuck up on me this year! We have our first Halloween party on Friday and I just realized i don’t even have a costume for Ridge yet! Hopefully this isn’t an indication of how the rest of this holiday season is going to go.
I had fun decorating my family/dining room for Halloween this year. I tried to stick with mostly neutral colors with a vintage vibe. I changed out my botanical prints for these fun vintage prints put together by Ella Claire. I love the playful touch they add.
I was so happy to finally have shelves to decorate! Styling shelves is always a process for me. I have to put stuff up and see how i feel about it for a day or two then tweak things. I recently bought this three tiered shelf from Rod Works in Gilbert, AZ. It is the perfect depth for this dining room. I added some spooky bats to the hallway along with pumpkins of course!
After taking a break from craft nights last year, Jenna and I were itching to host another one! We loved crafting and visiting with everyone that came! This year we added a raffle to the craft night and it was a blast! We had some AMAZING donations including a shop credit to Lularoe by Kendyl Hawkins, a print from Print it Engineer, a cutout from Lolly Letters, a makeup session with Erin Pace Makeup, and of course one of our favorite new HATS!
We had the MOST delicious cupcakes from Cupcake Love AZ. I am a bit of a cupcake snob connoisseur and these were to die for! We had lemon, orange, almond, chocolate almond, chocolate, and red velvet. They also make gorgeous cake and cookies. So yummy!
We love hosting these crafts nights. They take A LOT of prep work but always end up being so much fun. We love being able to create an opportunity for women to come together, catch up, make new friends, and leave with something fun and unique for their homes.
Every year I have the Halloween or Fall decor dilemma. This year Halloween won out after I found these oh so cute printables from Ella Claire. These prints set the tone for my neutral, vintage, and simple Halloween decor! I snapped a few pictures of my front room before it was destroyed from the craft night we hosted. It’s still in disarray haha but it was totally worth the fun night!
I found the Double, Double Toil and Trouble print at the Caravan Shoppe. It came with 3 prints for $5! I just had an engineer print done at staples then stapled the print to poplar boards. It was a very easy project that makes quite a statement! Hope your enjoyed my front room all dressed up for Halloween!
This has been a weird holiday season for me since stepping into blogland. I feel like I am on a huge learning curve sometimes, thank goodness for Jenna! One huge thing I never really thought about is that holiday decorating begins EARLY in the blogesphere and all of the sudden I felt this huge rush to decorate for fall before it was “too late” . In my normal pre-blog world I would decorate for Halloween the last week of September and never really do fall. Since fallifying my home this year though I don’t want to take it down! So Halloween has taken a back seat but I had to pull out at least a few of my favorite things this year.
I feel like sometimes Halloween decor can get a little cheesy but you can never go wrong with black and white…Classy right?
One of my favorite “new” items is this candy corn wreath we made for our first Collected House Craft Night. I love that it is neutral enough that I can keep it up all fall! This whole little sitting area I really love. This is kind of an awkward wall in my home but this fills is up perfectly! We originally saw the idea for the candy corn wreath Here but we assembled it a little differently.
One day I would love to have a fireplace mantle to decorate, but for now the top of my piano will suffice. I have had the lacy, spiderweb table cloth for years and LOVE it! I love the whimsy of it. My boys are not so sure of the skull haha they keep asking why I have a monster?! Being the RN that I am, I tried to explain it’s just bones and that’s how all of our heads look underneath our skin. Yeaaaahhh a little to early for that conversation…Needless to say they were more than a little terrified!
I love changing up my antique buffet for holidays. It is the perfect backdrop for every season! Thanks for stopping by, hope you all have a very happy Halloween!