Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Show and Tell Friday - Fall/Halloween Decor

Fall - Halloween is coming!

Well, let's say I hope it is. In deep South Texas, we really do not have the Fall season as others know it.
If you haven't seen Julie's pictures of the horseback ride
she and her husband took, please check out her blog.
Fall is beautiful where she lives!!

My Halloween decoration for my breakfast nook.

I know Halloween can be sort of a controversial event
but I do love old Halloween decorations.
That shade of orange, the grays and blacks and the off-white really does it for me.

... so Trick or Treat!!

I'm almost embarrassed for anyone to see my bald walls.
We had our walls stripped of its wallpaper and painted last November.
I STILL cannot bring myself to poke a hole in that fresh paint
for the sake of a picture. I recently bought some upholstery
needles and will attempt to use them in place of nails.
I know... it's probably a phobia or something like that.

I'm getting a jump on the week
and will link to Show & Tell Friday
at My Romantic Home!


Colleen - the AmAzINg Mrs. B said...

Love the black and white checks! So festive and cherry. Your decotating just speaks fall to it!

Donna @ The House on the Corner said...

Try those 3M Command Hook thingies for your walls. I had a similar problem - my husband designed our front door, milled the rough lumber, stained it, constructed it, installed the stained glass panels in it and when I said I wanted to put a nail in it for a front door wreath, I'm pretty sure I saw his heart stop for a beat or two. He brought me home one of those and it works like a champ.

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Hi Karen,
Your mantel looks so lovely and I love the Halloween decor. I saw Julie's pics and they are amazing!
Have a great day friend,

Theresa said...

Gorgeous! I love that hutch and beautiful decorations for the breakfast nook! I have trouble poking holes in nice painted walls too:)

Enjoy your day my friend! HUGS!

Lisa said...

Since I have not begun my fall decorating, it's so good of you to let me come over and enjoy yours.:)
PS It's lovely!

Laura said...

Karen- this looks wonderful.
I may need to add Courtly Check to my collections.

Thank you for your comment on my blog post about teaching.
That means a lot to me.


Ann said...

I wish fall was in the air here in my part of GA! I just can't get into fall decorating in this hot weather but I think your decorations are great! I love the black and white. You've really done a fantastic job!
The Tattered Tassel

Nancy's Notes said...

Oh Karen, I am crazy about black and white checks! Your hutch looks great, love how you always put things together, you've got that great decorator's touch! Love it all.

Enjoy your day~

Marydon said...

G'morn, Karen ~ Your vignette's lovely ... you have created an adorable welcoming setting for all to enjoy.

Have a great day ~
TTFN ~ Hugs, MArydon

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

Mmmmmm, mmmm, mmm!!! favorite time of year. Your decor is very pleasing to the eye...and gives a warm, loving glow to the season.

Sheherazade is my link to Show n Tell...a doll I finished for the Halloween Season coming up. I do hope you can find time to visit with me! Have a super Friday, and a blessed weekend.

Celestial Charms said...

What a lovely Halloween display. I love the vintage style types, myself. Love that hutch. So pretty.

A Vintage Chic said...

Lovely Halloween decor, Karen! I'm so ready for fall! Our weather doesn't feel quite fall-like yet, either...this is our hot time on the central California coast...summer's usually cool and gray.

Going to get decorating over here this week--thanks for the inspiration, my friend!


Anonymous said...

I love all your decorations! I need to get busy. You inspire me!

Linda Q said...

Looks really darling for Fall/Halloween around your place!
Thanks for sharing,

Jan said...

so cute!

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Your hutch is so pretty all decorated for fall! Happy Fall!