I had a few things left over from my rainy afternoon the other week. I decided to add a few more inexpensive items to the mix & see what I could come up with.
I spread everything out, sized it up, & started arranging. And rearranging.
We've had a bit of a cold snap lately, so I brought in the mums & the pumpkins.
And the faerie.
The boys weren't quite sure what to make of her.
After a while, the lounge started to shape up.
My daughter & I got a bit silly at the store, & thought adding some stripey "Halloween" stockings would be a fun idea. The orange twinkle lights added a nice touch.
Here are some close-ups of the details:
There was an extra string of twinkle lights left over, so we dragged out the little tree that sits near the fireplace. The front porch had been looking a little sad & lonely once the mums & faerie had a new home, but not any more!
And the nice thing is that most of the decorating will carry over until Thanksgiving, so part of my prep for the big day is taken care of already!
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