Happy Halloween! Hope you've enjoyed your day dressed up as your favorite scary creature, dangerous villain or famous celebrity today for Halloween! It's that one day a year even adults get to play pretend from morning until night. It's also that time of year when we may be drawn to add a little more black into our decor. When I decorated our rental home here in AZ last year, I went all out - from faux potion wine bottles I made for the stoop to skulls & gauze hanging in the entry to sheet covered furniture and a Goth-like dress form on the third floor. I think I went so overboard because the year before, I had to pack us up to move, so I really couldn't decorate for Halloween. Although I did decorate for Halloween inside this year, I kept it minimal: Just a simple vignette on the buffet. Most of the items I used were everyday decor accessories I've collected over the years (mostly from HomeGoods): silver vases, a faux snake tray, a croc pattered glass cylinder vase, a magnifying glass and a pair of tall thin buffet lamps (I switched out from the bedroom). For the Halloween details, I just re-used some of my black crows, black gauze, black chains, plus a fantastic wiry branch I found here in AZ. I also used a black velvet top hat I actually wore last year on Halloween and two thrift store items I found last year: A black feather wreath and a silver framed round mirror...

Definitely a mix of new and old here: The faux snake skin tray is my newest find from HomeGoods while the two silver vases are one of my first buys from Target Home (back when they had Furio in the late 90s) . They worked great as risers holding the two sparkle skulls (another HomeGoods find, but from Florida 2010)...

These "BEWARE" letters I got at ZGallerie back in Florida (2010)
Last year, I hung them on the stairway leaning mirror - This year I hung them off a floor standing lamp, draped with black gauze.


In this shot, you can see the simplified Halloween vignette, on the buffet I did my Mummy & Skulls Halloween entry vignette back in Florida in 2010...

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The mummy was a fave find from HomeGoods, in Pembroke Pines, FL.
You can read about my other budget friendly Halloween decor, and pin some ideas to save for next year at:

Inspiration To Get Your Spook On

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Halloween - Steampunk Style

 Thrifty Treats: DIY Halloween Party Decor

Fall Decor: Tips For Halloween Decorating

Seasonal Changes: Decorating for Halloween and Fall 

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Simple Halloween Vignette
Black Gauze Runner (BigLots) layered on a White Linen Runner (HomeGoods)
2 Black Sparkle Skulls (HomeGoods)
1 Black Glass Cyliner Vase holding found branch (HomeGoods)
1 Fluted Round Silver vase (HomeGoods) with Black Velvet Top Hat (BigLots)
5 Faux Crows (Dollar Store)
1 Faux Snake Skin Tray (HomeGoods)
1 Claw Handle Spy Glass (HomeGoods)
2 Silver Buffet Lamps (HomeGoods) with Black lamp Shades (Ikea)
1 Vintage Buffet (Miami Thrift Store)
Silver Round Mirror + Black Feather Wreath + Black Croc Box (Goodwill AZ)

Happy Halloween!
See you Halloween ghosts and goblins next year!
Now it's time to get ready for Thanksgiving dinner and Christmas decorating!
Thanks for stopping by...

Note: This post is sponsored by HomeGoods and the Happy By Design project. All thoughts and opinions are of my own.



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