I mean, people have posted pictures of their Halloween mantels since August.
It’s a wonder you even want to click on the link to see this.
If you are here, thank you.
I appreciate you.
Be ready to be wowed!!
It’s just another Halloween mantel.
|What Halloween decorating looks like in my home.
I love decorating for the holidays.
Fall is my most favorite.
Mostly because I don’t have to put up a tree.
But especially because I love the colors, and I love some fall weather.
Although the day I put this up, it was 90 degrees here.
The end of September.
Who took a bite of the fake apple?
For the first time in six years, I could decorate for fall without the help of children.
Not that I don’t love my girls, I do.
So very much.
But I have to say, it was heavenly.
Not to have to yell, “no you cannot have a third helping of Goldfish!” and “stop biting the fake fruit!” at the top of my lungs while hanging up fake leaf garlands was pure bliss.
|What it looks when you can decorate for a holiday without children,
Looks the same as when you can decorate for a holiday with children,
It took me two hours to create my mantel.
My time is precious.
WHY DID IT TAKE ME TWO HOURS?
I have even downsized my fall/Halloween decor over the years.
It still took two hours.
Now in my defense, I was multitasking.
I was cleaning, doing laundry and talking on the phone to a friend.
|This is my method of decorating: throw things on the floor and say really loud, “OK DO SOMETHING WITH YOURSELF YOU LAZY BUM.”
So on a 90-degree day at the end of September while listening to John Denver, I created the following:
This is why I love my mantel: I fill it with many items I have amassed over the years.
The HALLOWEEN sign is my all-time favorite fall decor piece.
I got it at a flea market last summer.
I wish I could keep it up all year; I love it so much.
But then I would be that woman.
Who keeps Halloween up all year?
Not that there is anything wrong with that …..
That black crow Dollar Tree two years ago -one buckaroo.
The FALL banner- my friend Melissa made for me a few years ago.
The foliage, I do not know. It’s been around since Clinton was president.
I even put a little pumpkin in my work area.
Because I can.
How does it look?
It looks stupid, doesn’t it?
Level with me.
I added a BEWARE sign I got at Dollar General for a buck.
I made it worse, didn’t I?
BE HONEST WITH ME!!!
Then I found this cool ribbon at Joann’s for, like, a dollar.
So I used it to hang a hand-me-down wreath.
I bought these cute little owl salt and pepper shakers at Wal-Mart a few weeks ago while grocery shopping.
They were only $2.88!
But I don’t have the heart to put salt or pepper in them.
They are so cute.
I named them, of course.
Phil and Leslie.
Lots of changes in this room