Monday, October 27, 2008

A Little Autumn Decorating

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!


Tsquared said...

The cats would be rightfully confused.

Jinx said...

Actually, that is where the faerie usually sits, when I"m not having delusions of decorating.

I think they are more confused by her sudden adornment!

Maven said...

I love your decor. The striped socks are so great - as are your cats :-)

Jinx said...


I sent a "Halloween" stocking to the abandoned son in the desert just for grins. (That & a baby pumpkin, a tiny white pumpkin & a mini Indian corn). I figured that way he could decorate the dorm a little.

After he stopped laughing (and ate some treats), he thought it was neat.

Maven said...


I was going to say as soon as I get home from this trip I'm going to hang halloween stockings... except I won't be home until after halloween.

Oh well, next year.

Jinx said...

Pits :(

You could always hang one in the hotel room....

Ours may come down to become part of a costume tomorrow. I'll post pics if they do!