These little mice and foam pumpkins came from the local dollar store, and the mini pumpkins and leaves are from the florist section of the grocery store. The butternut squash is real…and will end up in a soup as soon as Halloween is over. I’m getting hungry just thinking about it.
Movie buffs out there might recognized this falcon as the dingus from The Maltese Falcon. It was given to me as a gift two years ago and it is one of my prized possessions. He is always perched on the mantle – even at Christmas (he gets a little Santa hat…I kid you not). During Halloween he looks right at home amid the orange and black tones.
I took some branches from the ravine, stuck them into a piece of wood and spray painted them black for a backdrop. Only took 5 minutes and it really adds some creepy shadows at night.
This is a hurricane centerpiece I won at a friend’s wedding. Usually I just have river rocks and a pillar candle in it. Adding some dried leaves really spruces it up for the season. For safety reasons, I don’t light the candle with the leaves in it. The last thing I need to deal with is smoke damage in my apartment!
I was on a road trip through Maine this summer and happened across this great little decor store, with some cute fall signs on sale (a bonus of shopping out of season!). This leaf sign was only $2, and looks fantastic on the front door.