Having a new baby definitely slows down this process! It took all day to do this. I had to start with finding temporary homes for all my vintage Pyrex pieces. As much as I love them, the bright colors do not go with my Halloween decor! I cleared off the shelves and gave them a good dusting so I could start with a clean canvas. I went with a heavy pumpkin theme here.
I found this little guy at HomeGoods last year. I just love primitive items when it comes to Halloween! I looked this year but they didn't really have anything else like this. Bummer.
I painted this chip board box last year. Tutorial here. The pumpkin is from Hobby Lobby via Goodwill. It says Give Thanks on the other side. I just turn it around when Halloween is over and VOILA! Thanksgiving decor!
Here we have the BOO letters I did many years ago, some resin pumpkins from Hobby Lobby, a stone pumpkin I found at Goodwill, the Trick or Treat sign I embroidered last year, another Hobby Lobby pumpkin I found at Goodwill, a little glittered F medallion under a tiny glass cloche, and an old radio that one of my mom's friends gave me.
On top I have a large milk glass platter (gift from a friend) with a small dessert plate that was found at the grocery store a few years back, as well as a stone toad my husband bought for me when we were first dating.
I found this vintage Milky Way ad online and just printed it out on cardstock.
As you can tell, I haven't really bought a lot of decor items this year. I have so much from years past that so far I haven't needed it. I do seem to have a few extra surfaces with which to contend this year (I have no clue what I'm doing in my entry on the dresser there!) so I will have to buy some stuff. Oh darn, right? I also need one more item to finish my mantel display.
I did find this awesome unabridged dictionary while out the other day: