Spooky Surroundings

Since I’m not doing much in the way of actual decorating this year, I thought I’d do some virtual Halloween decorating. Halloween is by far one of my favorite holidays, and with it only a few days away I thought I’d share some inspiration.

For years I subscribed to Martha Stewart Living magazine, and her Halloween issue never failed to inspire my creativity.

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Her new craft line from Michaels has some great ideas, like this Halloween banner (which has made appearances on decorating blogs for some time). I made my own last year.

This year, I’ve also been impressed with the Halloween selection at Grandin Road.


They have some excellent birds and bats as well as other spooky items…


I tried to create a similar effect to this on my mantel, using Bram Stoker’s Dracula and Anne Rice’s The Witching Hour (sans covers).

Z Gallerie had some rather ghoulish offerings.

Midnight Candelabra Z Gallerie

I think this black candelabra is fabulous. So perfect for a Halloween tablescape.

If you’re looking to add a little Halloween touch to your dinner parties, these are just the thing.

Skull and Bones Dinnerware Z Gallerie

And of course, I can’t pass up Pottery Barn.

Glitter Skull PB

Love that glitter skull!

Don’t forget to accessorize yourself too – I’m so enamored with these Ed Hardy sunglasses. The roses and skulls are fabulous!


Happy Haunting!

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