Since the girls are not around as much to enjoy the Halloween decorations, I have found that I use less Halloween and more pumpkins and harvest themed items to decorate for fall. There are a few fun, spooky decorations scattered around my house and I have some great things to put outside a little closer to Halloween.
This scary, skeleton garland makes you shiver as you walk by.
My mantle is filled with pumpkins of every size and texture, berries, acorns and a candles at various heights. I like to use reds, browns and greens mixed with the orange colors of fall.
Subtle colors and texture keep things interesting. A cloth pumpkin with a wooden stem is one of my favorites.
This vine wrapped, paper and leaf pumpkin contains all the colors and shades of fall. I usually buy one new, interesting pumpkin each year and this was a great find.
This grapevine pumpkin with a few orange berries brings great texture the mantle display.
I have several of these off white, nuetral pumpkins and they are a good, subtle contrast to the oranges and reds.
These sweet acorns hang from a mirror in my foyer stairway. I love how simple, yet perfect they look.
A shelf in my dining room holds a pumpkin made of small pieces of wood and birdseed.
This wreath with touches of wheat is my newest find from the Farmer's Market. I love the natural elements and neutral colors.
As you can see, my house this time of year has a little Halloween, and a whole lot of pumpkins to help us celebrate the season. My empty nest decorating has changed; it's less kid centered now. Have a wonderful weekend!
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