Thursday, October 8, 2009

"Take a walk when autumn comes to town"

I find this time of year so inspiring; the colors of the changing foliage and the decorations on the houses and in the stores. One other constant source of inspiration for me are the various magazine publications dedicated to Halloween and seasonal decorating.

Good housekeeping's October issue includes a beautiful photographic spread featuring black & white Halloween decorations. I really love this color combination for Halloween and have been seeing it pop up more than ever this year. I think I'm going to have to do a black and white series of Halloween cards before the month is through.

I just love this front porch, particularly because they use a lot of natural elements in their decorating; twigs from the yard above the door, a twig wreath painted black and lots and lots of pumpkins. I really love the pumpkin lantern configurations that are displayed on each side of the door, eerie yet elegant.

How about this Halloween spread. The vase of spray-painted black flowers and the table cloth of ripped cheesecloth is the perfect centerpiece for any frightful feast.

The black creepie crawlies and white decorative accents, along with pops of orange make for a terrifyingly terrific treats table.

A troupe of pumpkin people make a spectacular welcoming committee for any Halloween feast and perfectly captures the holiday spirit.

I love both of the displays shown pictured on this page. The bevy of bats fluttering from the black spray-painted branches are a perfect addition to this Halloween decor. The mantel piece below is the perfect mix of sinister and sweet; ghostly white painted pumpkins spelling out a frightful message, black candlesticks and black painted ivy.
Well, I will definitely be bringing this page of inspiration to life in my own home this holiday season.

I hope you enjoy,

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