the halloween decor is up!

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It may still be September, but I couldn’t help myself and the Halloween stuff is up!!!
I LOVE me some Halloween πŸ˜€
So, come on in!

Do you see those fun silhouette’s scurrying around the baseboards and up the stairs?
I’ve always loved those Martha cutouts and this year I finally grabbed some.
Izzy is very fond of the “mouse house” :)ο»Ώ

I always like to use what I’ve got when it comes to decorating so I used lots of old books, old silver pieces, and tore out some book pages for the back of the owl print.
I found both prints on The Graphics Fairy blog.  They’re free and fan-stinking-tabulous!
The crow silhouette pillow was made out of painter’s drop cloth and painted on using the same technique I used here.
The skull was originally orange glitter, purchased from Target for $2.50.
I tore up more book pages and used Mod Podge to recover the skull.
Kinda ended up with a crow theme this year by accident.
Oh, and I LOVE, love, love using spanish moss when decorating for Halloween.
You can pick up a big bag at a craft store like Hobby Lobby for around $5 and use it on everything.
I think it gives anything a spooky look.
I picked up some branches from the back yard and wrapped some moss around them so my little birds could have somewhere to hang out.
Found the smaller birds at the dollar store for, you guessed it, $1 a piece!
I think the tree is my favorite part of the decorations this year.
Some unpolished silver and moss even help this glittery pumpkin look spooky.
Ok, maybe not spooky, it is a glittered pumpkin after all πŸ˜‰
Now if only it would get out of the 90’s, it would really start to feel like fall around here.

I’m going to be linking up my Halloween stuff over at Midwestern Sewing Girl.


She’s having a major Halloween link party and awesome giveaway starting this Sunday so get your Halloween on and link up!!!

I’ll also be linking up to these fab parties!


  1. Carol-Anne (Use the Good Dishes!) Avatar

    What a smart idea to use the spanish moss! I love that idea!

  2. Harps and Ollie's Mom Avatar

    You are giving me a complex! πŸ™‚ Here I am thinking my stuff is cute until I see what you've done…so stinking cute! (Oh and BTW, I will totally be copying you!) Maybe it's for the best the party will be at your house this year! Love it!

  3. Suzy Avatar

    Your fall decor looks amazing! All of the black mice and crows look great with your black and white room. Can you come decorate my house?

  4. aimee Avatar

    What gorgeous decorations they look fab. really tastefull we dont decorate for halloween in england im jealous yours are greatxxx

  5. Amie Avatar

    Love it, I find myself doing the black and white and grays this year too.

  6. Jennifer Avatar

    It looks great! I was considering a facelift for the skull from Target as well. I really love the little decals of mice along the baseboards. πŸ™‚

  7. Mrs. Plank Avatar

    I just have to say that I love your B&W living room. I also have a black & white room/house. LOVE LOVE LOVE the calmness, balance, and streamlined feeling.

  8. Hyphen Interiors Avatar

    Wow, that looks awesome. You are so on top of things! I rarely decorate for seasons or holidays other than Christmas – just don't know where I'd store it all!

  9. Kei Avatar

    I am in LOVE with your Halloween decor! The crow theme is perfect, very Poe and very stylish! πŸ˜€ Pinning it!

  10. mrs.gulick Avatar

    Is it just me or us there a ghostly looking women in the first pic? Is that part of the decor?

  11. Lindy@Itsy Bitsy Paper Avatar

    Wow–it all looks amazing! I would love for you to link up to my Wickedly Creative Halloween Ideas Party.

  12. To The Moon and Back Avatar

    I love what you've done. I started using spanish moss and ran out…another trip to jo-anns in my future.

    Thank you for stopping by my blog:)

  13. Shannon Avatar

    All of it is adorable! The rats and birds would totally freak me out!

    Shannon @ Imperfectly-Inspired

  14. WhyCuzICan Avatar

    Loving your deco, (and yes, spotted your Mousie!)

    I used the SAME owl graphic from GF for my project this week at her halloween linky party– great minds think alike πŸ˜€

    Thanks for sharing πŸ˜€

    Visiting from Midwestern Sewing Girl's Everything Halloween Linky Party,
    ~Suzanne in NW Illinois

  15. Anonymous Avatar

    Love your style, and everything is so fun & spooky, too! I'm surprised I only read one other comment about the ghost lady coming down the stairs in the first picture! I noticed it right away, and thought…wow…she has photoshop skills, too! πŸ™‚ {I'm posting as "anonymous" but I can't figure out how to put in my name & email only!} Leslie R. [email protected]

  16. Maggie @ Midwestern {Sewing} Girl Avatar

    I am so stinkin' happy you linked up your amazing decor at my Everything Halloween party!!! Yay, Shelley!!! Thank you!

  17. Tonia @ Avatar

    WOW!! It all looks fantastic! I LOVE the glittery pumpkin!!

  18. Patricia Torres Avatar

    OH MY GOSH!! your halloween decor is soooooooooo pretty!! Totally love the little mice on the stairs.. we did something similar last year.. and am hoping to reuse the decor this year..

    Saying that .. my girlies thing.. Halloween is about making the house look pretty in orange and black.. so we have very girly decor (smiles)..

    Thanks for showing up at Colours Dekor..

  19. Tanya Avatar

    Thank you for the sweet comments on my bats! Your home is gorgeous. I love how you decorated for Halloween. And, that ghost in the first picture…CREEPY, HAHA. Don't you just love picnik?! I'm a new follower πŸ™‚

  20. Kassi @ Truly Lovely Avatar

    Ooh this is fun! I like how you went the slightly more creepy side of Halloween, instead of the bright orange route… πŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing on Fancy This Fridays!!!

  21. Sylvia Avatar

    Boo! Love all that black and white halloween decor! Will have to check out that halloween site, sounds like fun.


  22. SHERRY HART Avatar

    Hi Shelley…thanks for coming by Design Indulgence! My Mom loved Halloween also…she would decorate the whole garage, and wear a costume for all the kids in the neighborhood!!! Great job getting into the spirit:)

  23. Liz @ Avatar

    I love your halloween decor!!! It's so crisp and fabulous!!! I think it looks great!

  24. Patty Avatar

    This is fabulous! Love the ghost lady in the first pic πŸ˜‰

  25. Landeelu Avatar

    Looks awesome! I love that it's Halloween without being over-the-top cheesy. Fabulous!

  26. Chris Avatar

    What's not to love? It's so cool! I love the little mouse silhouettes, and I think I need to go buy some more spanish moss. ;0 Thanks for sharing!

  27. Aubrey {All Things Bright and Beautiful} Avatar

    It looks fantastic, girl! I'm pretty sure I put up all my halloween stuff as soon as I possibly can…I think it's been up for two weeks already *BLUSH*…(c: I love the little mice silhouettes and those prints are so cool, I'm going to have to steal that one! (c:

  28. Nanniepannie Avatar

    Scooted over from Wow Us Wednesday, love your modern Halloween!

  29. WhyCuzICan Avatar

    Psssst- just me (again) I'll already commented from midwestern sewing girls party yesterday but spotted you again at another party so time for another comment to let you know JUST how COOL I think your project came out! (Love the ghost on the stairs too, of course)

    Visiting from Centsational Girl's Linky Party today {It's Fall Y'All}
    Smiles and thanks for sharing,
    ~Suzanne in NW Illinois

  30. Stephanie Avatar

    Your house is beautiful! I really like all of your Halloween decor too. The mice decals are super cute and spooky! πŸ™‚ I really like how you used moss on your topiaries and your tree to make things look eery. How fun! I have a party going on over at my blog that is dedicated to using your craft stash items. The link is open for most of October and I would love to have you join! Here is the link if you are interested:

  31. Denise at PinkPostcard. Avatar

    everything looks amazing Shelley! Love the colors and that first photo is so cool with the ghost on the staircase! scary!! πŸ™‚ love it. The framed graphics are awesome.

  32. Avatar

    Love all the black and white. Those mice give me the willies πŸ™‚

  33. Coley Avatar

    I love your decor! It looks so good with your wall color!

    Coley @

  34. Mindie Hilton Avatar

    Oh my this is beautiful. I am going to feature your charming home on Thursday afternoon at Bacon time (love those mice).

  35. Kristen@fit2feelbetter Avatar

    Very classically spooky (-:

  36. Ruth Avatar

    Your decor is spooky and elegant. I love the tree.


  37. Meredith from A Mother Seeking Avatar

    Halloween meets pretty! Rare combo. LOVE!
    ~ Meredith From A Mother Seeking Come find me on my blog, A Mother Seeking…

  38. CrazyWonderful Avatar

    you are amazing girl!!! i remember when this wee little blog was born and now 500 follower?!?! you go! you deserve it!!!

  39. Cassie {Hi Sugarplum!} Avatar

    It all looks so great! I'm crazy about the birds, too…I've just started my halloween decorating and need more birds! Good to know the $1 store has them bc they aren't cheap at Michaels!!!

  40. Courtney ~ French Country Cottage Avatar

    Super charming Halloween decor- I love it! Sharing at tonights party- thanks for linking up at Feathered Nest Friday!

  41. Marilyn Avatar

    Super cute unique and beautiful..I love it..I would love for you to pls link and share this via my linky party today ~ Pin Inspitational Thursdays via TY.

  42. T.@WhatWeKeep Avatar

    Love the tree! Really cute ideas here…I'm a new follower!

  43. Jule Avatar

    Oh I LOVE the mouse silhouettes and will definitely make them, too!!! More and more people are decorating for Halloween here in Germany, and the kids even go trick-or-treating. I love that! Only problem is that we don't have any chance to lay hands on the Martha Stewart silhouettes … I have to find another way to make these. Thanks for sharing your wonderful ideas and your great halloween home decorations!!!

  44. Jule Avatar

    Oh I just found them online to print out for free … – and it makes me SO HAPPY!!!

  45. Jo's This and That Avatar

    Love It! Thanks for sharing! Joann

  46. Lindsay Avatar

    Your home is so beautifully decorated! I am loving your style–the curtains, black & white ottoman! And then your super cute Halloween decorations. I adore it all. I am so happy you shared this @ Show & Share! Hope to see more from you!

  47. natasha {schue love} Avatar

    LOVE all the crows…such a fun take on Halloween…while still keeping it modern! Great job!

  48. Jami Avatar

    Hi Shelley! I just ADORE your black & white Halloween decorations! You are a LIST MAKER this week…when you get a chance, feel free to stop by and grab a button!

  49. A Vintage Vine Avatar

    WOW, that is so fun..Love the mice and I am sad,I bought some crows too but mine were more pricey…I need to check out Door Store! You did a great job!

  50. Nikki@EverythingUndertheMoon Avatar

    I loooooove your halloween decor! Its festive and beautiful all at the same time! Newest follower here. Would love it if you would stop by and share this at my linky party going on right now πŸ™‚

  51. Jessica @ O. Alouette Avatar

    I love your decor!! I like that it's subtle and not so in-your-face purple and orange! And those mouse cut outs are too cute.

  52. Jemsmom Avatar

    Love your house, love your mantle and ADORE your mirror!!! Would you mind sharing where you got it? Great job!!!

  53. Cat Martin Avatar

    Absolutely love it! I did same thing with the branches , only different. Now if I could get my butt to take pictures and post them,, anyway, very cute….

  54. Patricia Torres Avatar

    Thanks so much for coming back to link into colours dekor.. πŸ™‚

  55. Stephanie Avatar

    Thanks for sharing your gorgeous decor at the Stache Party! I hope you'll come back next month to link up!

  56. Bridget Wilson Avatar

    Wow! This is so fantabulous! Thanks for sharing your lovely and spooky halloween decor ideas, just exactly what I'm looking for. I really love my Halloween decorations this year a little bit different from last year's. So thanks! Happy Halloween!

  57. Meow Opre Avatar

    I was browsing for unique and awesome Indoor/Outdoor halloween decorations and saw your posts. Fun & great ideas you have here. I hope it's fine with you that I could pin some of them on my Pinterest board halloween decorations. Keep up writing interesting posts as this. Thank you πŸ™‚

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