It’s been a while since I’ve been able to decorate for one of my favorite holidays. In 2018 I’d just moved. In 2017 I was preparing to move. So, officially, the last time I vaguely decorated was in 2016 and I didn’t have half as many supplies as I do now. Thankfully, with a little time to spare and some motivation, I was able to spruce up The Bramford into spooky shape.
I began with the bedroom. Prior to this year, I wasn’t able to go full Halloween on the bed so I’m happy to say I appreciated the ability to do so. The black cat sheets are from Steinmart. The Hocus Pocus pillowcases are from Spirit Halloween and are capable of doubling as trick-or-treat bags if needed. The pumpkin throw is from Homegoods. My comforter is actually one I’ve had for over a decade now so I don’t really remember where I got it from, although I’m going to guess Target.
I decorated my dining room next, because who doesn’t love a bone-chilling dinner party? The tablecloth, tray, and purple skull are from Target. The Snoopy snow globe is from CVS. As always, I have at least one Bath & Body Works seasonal candle in every room. The mugs, mini sign, and tea towel are from Homegoods. Feeding Hannibal by Janice Poon is an impulse purchase I do not regret, and I highly recommend it, even as a display.
I have various other bits throughout the apartment. The skull lantern and Halloween countdown are from Michael’s. The wreath is from Target, the “I Put a Spell on You” artwork (hanging year round) is from JoAnn’s, the bath towels are from Kohl’s, and the glass pumpkin is from Homegoods. The witch hat was a birthday gift from my godmother, and I inherited the house artwork from my grandmother.
Most of my spooky stuff is in the living room, where I spend most of my time when I’m home. The dapper crow, Halloween and witch sign, cute little horror figures, and skull succulent are from Target. The goat skull, Trick-R-Treat candy weapon, and Death candle are from Spirit. The seasonal flowers and farmhouse container are from Michael’s. The porcelain coffin was from my godmother, and the artwork for Misery and The Last House on the Left came with the purchase of my copies.
Everywhere I look I’ve got a little bit of Halloween and it makes me so happy. I’ve even still got some in the boxes! But, with November and other holidays on the horizon, I’ll enjoy what’s up while it’s here before moving on to different decorations.