Although Halloween is few weeks away I wanted to re-post these pictures now in case some of you wanted ideas.
It took a while for the whole ‘decorating at Autumn and Halloween’ craze to make its way over from the US to here but now it’s absolutely established as just something we do and has been for several years. I couldn’t be happier as once I’ve grieved for Summer I get in to Autumn pretty quickly. There’s just something really cosy about it and if you’re short on time but still wanted to do something small then nowadays the shops carry so many wreaths and decorations that there’s certainly something for everybody!
It can be a simple as a carved pumpkin in your window or something more elaborate but it’s just a bit of fun and if you’ve got small children they might like to get involved. I know mine love to carve a pumpkin or two and they look forward to Trick or Treating (eating a bucket of sweets)
You also don’t need to be tied in to the whole ‘Orange’ theme. One Autumn/Halloween not too long ago I decorated using only the pale blue pumpkins and the white ones and I loved it. It was different and allowed me to add things to the decor that I wouldn’t normally have been able to use.
By the way the pale blue pumpkins are called Crown Prince and the white ones are called Ghost (in the UK anyway!) Also Crown Prince are the most delicious to eat…if you can cut in to them! They are incredibly hard to get a knife in to but absolutely worth it.
Don’t feel you have to limit yourself to just using Pumpkins either. You can use witches broomsticks, corn brooms, crates, dried corn cobs, lanterns, witches hats…the lot. The only downside to all this is if we have a particularly wet Autumn and everything gets very soggy very quickly. So I’m keeping my fingers crossed for a crisp Autumn with chilly mornings, balmy afternoons and evenings where I need no more than sweater. Actually I’m keeping everything crossed for that!
Lots of love, Cherry