I LOVE decorating for holidays. I am sure it stems from doing it with my mom and sisters growing up, and I’ve continued the tradition since I have been married. Than I had a baby and got tired and busy and quit putting up decorations. So this is a big deal, because these are the first holiday decorations to go up since last Christmas. Side note, thank you blog for helping me bring back my creativity again. Seriously, it is healing for my soul. Even though putting out a pumpkin is really not a big deal, it kind of is to me, at least this year.
Through all of September I kept seeing bloggers put up their fall decor, and I kept thinking- it’s too soon! I had one of the best summers of my life and I just wasn’t ready for it to end. This weekend, it way cooled down and I put on a sweater and pulled out my box of Halloween decor. The first thing I did was sew a table runner. My old one was so beat up, I just threw it away (it had major wax stains on it). I had been hoarding some black and white striped outdoor fabric, and turns out, the thickness is perfect for a runner! It was such a quick project- I cut it down to size (made even easier because I just cut on the line instead of using a ruler), ironed over the seams, and then sewed the seams down. Seriously, the whole thing probably took 30-45 minutes!
I then opened up my Halloween decor box and was somewhat disappointed- haha! I am trying to be more intentional about my decor in my house and putting out not just what I have, but what works with the whole house. I have a lot of orange Halloween stuff, which is fine, but it really clashes with the mint, pink, black, white, and grey look I have going on. So I pulled out what worked with that color scheme- a haunted house, two glass skeletons, and a Happy
Halloween bunting. Those layered beautifully with the black and white runner! I needed something to soften it up, so I grabbed a white potted plant at the grocery store and a faux pumpkin from Target. Lastly, I made a fall bucket list (I have waited years to have a baby and go to a pumpkin patch!) then I hand-lettered a Happy Halloween sign, put it in a frame I already had and called it a day!