Friday, October 19, 2012

A Little Halloween (and Pumpkins)



Since the girls are not around as much to enjoy the Halloween decorations, I have found that I use less Halloween and more pumpkins and harvest themed items to decorate for fall. There are a few fun, spooky decorations scattered around my house and I have some great things to put outside a little closer to Halloween.

This scary, skeleton garland makes you shiver as you walk by.

My mantle is filled with pumpkins of every size and texture, berries, acorns and a candles at various heights. I like to use reds, browns and greens mixed with the orange colors of fall.

Subtle colors and texture keep things interesting. A cloth pumpkin with a wooden stem is one of my favorites.

This vine wrapped, paper and leaf pumpkin contains all the colors and shades of fall. I usually buy one new, interesting pumpkin each year and this was a great find.

This grapevine pumpkin with a few orange berries brings great texture the mantle display.

I have several of these off white, nuetral pumpkins and they are a good, subtle contrast to the oranges and reds.

These sweet acorns hang from a mirror in my foyer stairway. I love how simple, yet perfect they look.

A shelf in my dining room holds a pumpkin made of small pieces of wood and birdseed.

This wreath with touches of wheat is my newest find from the Farmer's Market. I love the natural elements and neutral colors.

As you can see, my house this time of year has a little Halloween, and a whole lot of pumpkins to help us celebrate the season. My empty nest decorating has changed; it's less kid centered now. Have a wonderful weekend!

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  1. Very, very cute ideas and decorations for fall. One of my favorite decorations in my house is a sign that says "the witch is in". :-)

  2. I just popped over from Kimberly's Korner...I noticed your blog title in her comment section and I'm also in that empty nest season of life. Also mom of two daughters (24 and 22).

    I love your mantle...mine needs help right now and I was headed to the market, but you've inspired me to swing by Michaels first : )

    Enjoy your weekend!

  3. You have inspired me to get decorating this weekend:) Hope you have a good one!

  4. I really like your Fall decor, how cute. I am inspired to do a bit of decorating myself. I am your new follower, would be awesome if you follow me back at

    Abi K

  5. Lots of great pumpkins in all shapes and sizes. Looks great, Vicki.

  6. I'm all about decorating for Halloween, except my taste is tacky/scary. LOL!!! Your mantle is gorgeous.

  7. Hi Vicky, I’m Anne from Life on the Funny Farm (, and I’m visiting from the Pinteresting Party.

    Such beautiful decorations! I'm not sure what I like better, the little acorns or everything on your mantle!

    Anyway, it’s nice to “meet” you! Hope you can pop by my blog sometime to say hi…

  8. Thanks for stopping by my blog and for following!

    Abi K

  9. Love your decorations!! Hope you have a great Sunday!

  10. Great decorations! So natural looking-- those little acorns are too cute!

  11. Love all that you share (except the skeleton garland! lol) we don't have Halloween in Portugal (Europe). visiting from Your Sunday Best. I'm your new follower. happy Sunday :) xxo

  12. What a nice collection of pumpkins. Thanks for showing us around your lovely home. I especially love the skeleton garland. Did the skeletons come from the Dollar Store?

  13. oh my goodness your decorations are amazing ! we don't decorate for the seasons in the uk, apart for christmas :-) i wouldn't have anywhere to store the things but it would be fun

  14. Those are really cute! Especially the acorns! :)
    Dropping by from the Live Laugh Rowe blog hop. :)

  15. Beautiful decorations -- what a treat to see in person, I'm sure. :)

  16. What lovely and festive decorations for your home. I love the grape vine pumpkin. Such an interesting concept. genie

  17. You certainly do have a lot of great fall decorations. Those acorns are just adorable!

  18. Everything looks beautiful! I love the adorable acorns. They are so cute. Thank you so much for sharing again this week at A Bouquet of Talent. Always thrilled to have you!! :)

  19. Found you through a link party. Love your sweet Fall decor. I am following you. Hope you'll drop in for a visit at White Lace and Promises and follow me too.

  20. WONDERFUL Autumn decor. Just wonderful! :)

  21. Love it. I love all the pumpkins in a row. Beautiful decor. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

  22. Thanks for sharing on SImple & Sweet Fridays. Love all your fantastic decorations for the fall!


  23. I love your Fall decor and all your pumpkins lined up in a row! Thank you for sharing this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  24. Great fall decor, so festive! Saw you linked up at some link parties. Would love it if you linked up on my blog hop and added it to your list Also let me know if you'd like to follow each other!

  25. It all looks lovely. The natural wreath is my favorite. Great look!

  26. Nothing wrong with pumpkins! Your decor looks so festive :D

    I would love to invite you to post this over at my link party on The Purple Pumpkin Blog! Hope to see you there :)
    Michelle xoxo

  27. Your mantel looks great and I love all your pumpkins! I like your natural wreath too. Have a super weekend.


  28. I love the pumpkins and fall decorations! I'm stopping by from The Ease of Freeze.

  29. Well my dear, I don't think you could ever have too many pumpkins...everything looks so warm and cozy..perfect for fall...xo

  30. Your fall decor is so sweet, those little acorns are just adorable! Thank you for sharing :)

  31. You have some wonderful pumpkins, Vicki! I, too, truly enjoy a mixture of textures, colors & all things harvest. Loved your wheat & berry wreath. Thanks for sharing!

  32. Great decorations for fall - thanks for sharing. Joining from Shine on Fridays -

  33. cute stuff, I mean spooky stuff, giggle. Thank you for joining in the fun at the Thursday Favorite Things hop. Happy weekend wishes xo

  34. Stopping over from The Charm of Home. Love all your fall decorations. I only have one son at home and he's 21, so I don't decorate for Halloween either (like I did when I had little ones at home).

  35. So many cute things here! Love all the different pumpkins! Thank you for sharing with us at TTF!

  36. Love your decorations! Very festive :) Thanks for sharing at All Start Block Party last week.


  37. You have quite a lovely variety of pumpkins - beautiful autumn displays! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,

  38. Vicki I love all of your unique pumpkins. They make for great Halloween and Fall decor. Thanks so much for sharing them with Share Your Cup.

  39. Hi Vicki,
    Just wanted to hop over and let you know that I will be featuring you at Share Your Cup today.


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