Monday, October 6, 2008

Welcome To My Home! It's A Halloween Party!

Welcome to my home, I decorated it just in time for Kimba's Halloween Party!


I hope you enjoy your visit...here, have some candy corn!



You've heard all about my arches by now...well, here they are, well, one of them...

Here's a quick peek at my foyer, looking all ready for trick or treating...now let's head back outside...



That grapevine tree gets around, but this is the first time I let him go outside, it looks nice here, but I am thinking it may never be allowed back into the house because I am sure some lovely bugs are going to want to call it home soon... (So many of you have asked me where I bought my grapevine tree -- I bought it at a gift shop in Indiana, but I have found them online at Amazon.com, whoo-hoo!)


I just heart this thing! But I do hate the cords, of course...want to read more about my cord concealing tricks? There's a few here, at Blissfully Domestic and then here is my post about my phone charging table.




A close-up of the cutie patootie Halloween ornaments...





Boo! He's such a happy ghost!



My wall pocket is full of faux flowers, pumpkins, Beanie Baby spiders and Bat glasses...need to spray paint this black someday...




This was our first year decorating with corn husks! I felt like Beverly Hillbillies driving home with 2 of those mammoth things on the top of our minivan! lol




Pretty Mums in an Urn...





More pretty mums in a smaller urn...



Dressed this up with a witch's hat from The Dollar Tree and a mini pumpkin...





Here are my spray painted white pumpkins, now adorned with a its own witch's hat...



Wow, I have never used this many plants...and I know it looks like a lot, but you can barely see them from the street, so sad...



But they still make me happy!





They look kind of happy themselves...




I love this pumpkin planter, have had it for years...my little 4 year old helped with the lights, he was so excited! Oh, to be 4 years old again :)




Have had this happy ghost for a long time, too, I guess I am pretty lucky with Halloween decorations :)


"Ghouls just wanna have fun!" sign...from The Dollar Tree, yippee!!!




"Blood donations needed...see the count!" sign, also from The Dollar Tree...




My Hydrangeas...I should really bring some in and dry them...




Do you remember this brass container, I got for free at a garage sale? I sprayed it black. The pumpkin is sitting on an upside down smaller planter that is inside of the bucket. Would love to do a pumpkin topiary this year, and this bucket may come into play if we do...



Another sign, from guess where? The Dollar Tree! I decked out this pumpkin with Groucho Marx glasses...do you think all of these glasses will scare away the deer and squirrels? I hope so!



Close-up of these ginormous mums and the pumpkin planter...



LOL, the cords were really bugging me, so I stuck this car over them for now...will come up with a better plan I hope! You know my dh is an electrician, don't you? And the only outlet outside is around the side of the house...yep, my husband is an electrician, so I guess I will never get an outlet on the FRONT of the house, lol...



I got this wispy corn husk wreath at HomeGoods. I stuck in a couple of spider martini glasses from where else, The Dollar Tree! lol Works for me...





An urn with some real gourds...love the colors...



A sweet little witch on my phone charging table...



Even the Lemon Topiary got in on the act...Argh!!!



Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed your time here.

Please make sure to stop by the other parties over at A Soft Place To Land...and leave a nice comment, every blogger lives for comments :)


See you soon,


Bella


PS: I am planning on posting my next giveaway TOMORROW! So, please make sure to stop back then...it's a NICE one :)

80 comments:

Mary said...

Bella, everything looks terrific! You've inspired me to get started. We brought the decorations in from storage, but haven't put them up yet. Love the Dollar Tree signs! And the flowers are awesome!

Darlene said...

Hi Bella,

Everything looks FABULOUS!!! Your entry way is gorgeous and the tree really looks good out there! And, no I didn't paint the signs...I found them in a little store for a couple of dollars each!

Chris said...

Good morning Bella, Your decorations are so inviting and beautiful. Thank you for sharing them with us.

Hugs,
Chris

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Hi Bella,
You went all out for the party! I had a great time touring your home and decorations.
Thanks!

Jan and Tom's Place said...

Hi Bella...everything is so cute! You've done a terrific job. I love the "happy" ghost!!

santamaker said...

Oh, loved seeing your halloween decorations...especially your front entry...lovely pumpkins and beautiful mums...mine are dying...must get some new ones! I have the same lemon topiary..mine is a cream color!

edie+steve said...

It's all gorgeous but I love the white hanging bucket with the faux-liage and spiders!

Sandy Toes said...

Wow...you are all set and it looks wonderful!!!! I love that stick cone "thingy" so very cute! Your home looks delightful!
Happy Monday!
-Sandy toes

Gray Matters said...

Wow! Everything looks amazing - I love how you decorated the front of your house!

Amelia said...

Thanks for the invitation to your party. Certainly enjoyed the walk thru of all your decorations...A lot of work went into it- but don;t you enjoy the process and the results.

Have a fun week.

Amelia

Marie said...

Bella! You really get dressed for a party, girl! :o) I love all your mums... I am still working on that at my house. I move slowly. lol All your decor is very nice... love it!

Connie said...

I love Mums! Your porch looks great!

emily said...

I love all the plants. Fabulous job. I totally wish I could trick or treat at your house.

Darlene - Our Creative Life said...

Your porch looks very inviting! Mums look awesome!

Jen r. said...

You entry looks great! it's so ready for fall and the mums are beautiful!

Meghan said...

Love the decor!!!
Totally heart that tree & I have the same white tin thing (thanks Southern Living!).

Great job.

new every morning said...

What GREAT pictures!

I love, love LOVE the grapevine boo tree. Can you change the stuff on it for different holidays? I really like the size/shape!

You're so creative!

Becky said...

Everything looks spooktactular!
Your decor was a delight to view.
You gave me some great ideas.

Becky

Betsy said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! I love your decorations....especially your outside. Love that little tree. I will be back often!

salmagundi said...

Halloween is NOT going uncelebrated at your house! How fun. Sally

Julie said...

Wow everything looks so great and very fall!
julie

Holly said...

Oh my goodness! You really go all out! My little door decor looks sad in comparison. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

Wow, look at you all decked out for Halloween already! It looks great!

Happy Monday!

Melissa

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

A very good "boo" to you!

tidymom said...

Thanks for visiting! This party is FUN!!
Your house is beautiful!! Love your fall decor too!
I see I could spend a LOT of time on your blog!!....I'll be back soon, shhhhh I'm supposed to be working on bills, not playing on the puter! LOL

Happy Fall!
~Tidymom

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

Wow, it looks fantastic! Great job and Happy Halloween!!!

Angie said...

Bella...

I do think you should get paid for all your promotion of Dollar Tree...lol. Everything looks great! I love mums and am so bummed I haven't been able to get any this year (that kinda rhymes..lol) but there is always next year! Stop over when ya get a chance...you have been tagged.

~Angie

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Loved every little thing...especially your little lit-up tree and the candy corn and candle under glass. Very clever ideas. Thanks for taking us on the whimsical tour. : )
M.L.

Carrie said...

Your mums look great! I am so in love with your stuff its giving me inspiration to finish mine! love it all!

Mrs. B said...

Everything looks great! Your mums are gorgeous! Mine are all half dead now. How do you get them to look so nice?

Stephanie said...

Looks great! I love your little tree!

mollyandmarshal said...

Wow! You have so many great decorations!! What a great job!!

Kim's Treasures said...

Bella, everything is so very beautiful! Your home is wonderful! It makes me smile!

Amber said...

Your entrance looks wonderful! I love all the mums. And you're right. Too bad people from the street can't see it but at least they make you happy!

Shannon said...

Everything looks so fun and festive!!! Your mums are huge!

Nichole said...

Ohh, I love that grapevine tree! Everything looks so pretty! You just reminded me that I need to get my Dollar Tree Halloween sign up!

Have a wonderful day!

Karen said...

LOVE that glass "thing" in your first pic. Need to get me one of those! It all looks so pretty!

Astrid said...

I LOVE your decorations! I LOVE LOVE LOVE your front door. I really need to get some urns for my front porch. I love yours! :)

Manuela said...

Everything looks just terrific! I love all the mums outside with the pumpkins and your grapevine tree looks so good!

Manuela

lipstickandlaundry said...

I LOVE that spiral twig tree on your porch! SUPER cute!
~Jen

nikkicrumpet said...

wow you've done so much work to make your home beautiful! I love that pumpkin planter!

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

Oh my...you went to TOWN! I wish I had half your energy. Or...half your mums! :-) They are GORGEOUS!!

I started to pull some stuff together this past weekend...It's my first year in a house (vs. apartment) so I'm starting from scratch.

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

WOW, Bella,
What great deocrating treasures and it looks great. Please come over and help poor little me:)
You have so many great things and maybe I can borrow some of your ideas.Thanks for sharing them.
Warmly,
Deb :)

Joy said...

Oooooo, loads of fun Halloween and Fall decorations! Your house is looking great all decked out for the season.

AJ said...

Love all of your outdoor decorations. You entryway is gorgeous!!! One can never have too many flowers-especially fall ones:)

Amanda said...

WOW! It looks amazing! Especially outside- I LOVE LOVE mums!!! Great job

Diane said...

Hi Bella, This is beautiful! I need to go mum shopping now! I found you on Gollum's log & I'm adding you to my blog list. :0} Diane

Vintage Mommy said...

Wow! You really go all out! Everything looks absolutely gorgeous!!!

The Berry's Patch said...

Holy cow Bella, your front entryway looks fantastic. I love all the mums. I can't believe you can hardly see it it from the street. It's probably a good thing, don't want to stop traffic and cause accidents. All your Halloween decor looks great. I love that little witch on the cell phone table. :-)

Mandy Gregory said...

Bella,

It Looks Great!! I like all of those mums, Happy Fall!

Cameo said...

Bella, Everything looks fantastic. I have been away from decor blogs for a while and I have missed it so! I am going to catch up on your blog in a bit after I browse the party.

TMI said...

so lovely!

Ruby Red Slippers said...

Gorgeous decorations!

Christina said...

Bella,

Love your halloween goodies. My favorites are the corn husk wreath and your wall pocket. I always love mums too, but I often forget to water mine, so I just didn't even buy any this year.

Thanks for sharing.

melissa said...

It all looks beautiful~I especially love the mums and white pumpkins!
Melissa

AndreaW123 said...

So pretty....everything....I was wondering if you made the grape vine...topiary? that is outside of your front door? if so....how! I love that!
Andrea @ Big Creek Cottage
http://www.andreaw123.typepad.com

Scooterblu's Whimsy said...

Bella, I love your arches, and everything is just fabulous all decked out in Fall! You outdid yourself! :) ~Rhonda

Justine said...

Bella, I can't believe all the decorating you've done for halloween? I've done NONE! All your flowers look so beautiful. I hope they stay that way for a while!

Justine :o )

Jenny said...

Hi! I found your blog through A Soft Place To Land's fall link party. I am in awe of your front porch. I so wish I could bring my family trick-or-treating to your house just to enjoy your entry way.

tiffany said...

Those white pumpkins are cute! Mums are really pretty!

Jessmcw said...

Ribbon with pumpkins...can't go wrong!

Gina said...

Thank you for the wonderful tour, it's so amazing! Happy Hallows eve!

Mama said...

your house is beautiful! halloween is my favorite and I have never seen such elegant halloween decor

coco said...

Thanks for the comments...your fall flowers are beautiful. The only tip I have for the topiary is to go online and gather all the how to articles you can and decide which one you are willing to do. The main idea of mine was from Southern Living and I tweaked it here and there. Good Luck!

southerninspiration said...

Looks fantastic! You've got some great ideas!
Suzanne

Kimba said...

Goodness! I hardly know where to start! There's so much fall/halloween goodness in this post.

I love those grapevine trees. They're so useful. And what a great idea to stick the beany baby spiders in your arrangement. So cute!

I'd come trick or treat at your house! Love it!

Thanks for coming to my party! Happy halloween!
Kimba

Hooked on Houses said...

It all looks so festive and fun, Bella! Love it! -Julia :-)

Chris said...

OH my gosh! Have you SEEN your porch???? It is by far one of the best I've seen! I am stealing that, for sure!! Awesome job on all your decorations!

Christian said...

Thank you for leaving me a comment yesterday when you stopped by my blog! Your grapevine tree is so pretty, and you can redecorate it for every season, occassion. Do you mind telling me where you found it?

1938 Elm Street said...

Bella, your decorations are just beautiful. I especially love the candy corn lantern & the grapevine tree. I'll be back to read more of your blog. Thanks for the comment on mine.
Annabelle :)

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Gretchen said...

Bella,

I love your grapevine tree! Do you remember where you got it?

Your house looks wonderful. So many great fall ideas I can't even mention them all. I love it!

Gretchen

TopTwinMom said...

Hi Bella -

I love your Halloween decor. You have some great ideas, I especially like painting the pumpkins white. But everything looks very festive.

Happy Halloween!

Dawn Gahan said...

Bella, I can't wait to see what you do for Christmas, girl!!

Dawn

Ms. Tee said...

Oh my goodness! You went all out! I love all of the flowers - mums do look happy. :)
Hope you have great week!

Teresa said...

fabulous! Love the white painted pumpkins- for some reason when I was looking all over creation for some- it didn't dawn on me to spray paint them- I did find a couple real white ones- but next years I know what to do- Thanks

ThriftyDecorChick said...

I was looking at this again and was laughing -- I have that same white container and was about to paint it black the other day!! :) AND this was my first year for husks as well!

Erin said...

What a beautiful blog! Came over from The Inspired Room...Your porch is truly beautiful! I wish I could grow mums but it's just been way too hot here this year (I'm in AZ). Can't wait to see more on your blog!

Charli and me said...

Your post is amazing and so beautiful. I especially like that little ghost you have on your door.

Dawn-Hydrangea Home said...

Great Halloween decor!

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