Handmade Halloween

Happy Halloween everyone! Halloween is hands down one of my favorite holidays. It’s the holiday with no rules; full of fun and whimsy. So of course, our little house is brimming with handmade goodness. We’ve had so much fun whipping up this year’s decor and thought you might like a peek of our festive little abode.
The hearth is really the center piece of our home. It’s one of the first things you see when you walk in the door. We decided to put the book mobiles to use once again. Flying books and a newspaper pennant, the mantel took on a very scholarly theme. Mr. Blue Eyed Yonder really pulled out all the stops by creating these beautiful silhouettes. One of my favorite parts of the display.
It just so happens that we had to cut down a splitting pear tree in our yard a couple of days ago. We decided to use the wood in our display, filling the fireplace from top to bottom.


I’ve always loved these Halloween canvases. I found them a couple of years back at one of my favorite stores, Home Goods. While they’re cute as pie on their own, I added a few paper pinwheels for a touch of whimsy. Love it! My sister created beautiful paper pinwheels for a wall in her bedroom. Seeing her display inspired me to create some of my own. Such an awesome and inexpensive touch.
The season wouldn’t be complete without pumpkins, scarecrows and cheery yellow mums. Let’s step outside and take a peek.


Now there is just one thing missing…little trick-or-treaters! We’ve got the goodies ready and can’t wait to see all the funny, scary and just plain cute kiddies. As the sun dips down, we’ll light the jack-o-lanterns and warm up a bowl of homemade chili. Later, we’ll build a little fire in our fire pit and make s’mores. Looks like it will be a spook-tacular night! 
Now, now… don’t think for a second that I wouldn’t have a little goodie for you too. 
HANDMADE HALLOWEEN GIVEAWAY:
Because it’s finally cooler outside, the leaves are falling and there are little goblins running around…
To enter, send me a picture of your Halloween decor (jack-o-lanterns, scary treats, costumes, whatever!) I want to see what Halloween looks like in your neck of the woods. A winner will be picked at random and announced next week on the blog. I’ll also post some of your Halloween pictures.
Pictures can be emailed to blueeyedyonder{at}gmail{dot}com. Can’t wait to see whatcha got!

Posted 10/31/10, Topic: Blog

  • Kathy
    October 31, 2010 at 4:09 pm |

    I just love the fireplace…I love it all..the silhouettes….wow!!!!

  • Gina
    October 31, 2010 at 6:32 pm |

    Oh My Goodness! I am in love with this post!
    Love Love Love everything! So, I have decided to make a wish list for my birthday … I want the fireplace complete with logs, the silhouettes, the pictures of the owl, the cat, and the raven (I know the raven is not on this post, but I saw it in when we were celebrating Kameryn's party in ATL and you were in Paris)

    What? I can wish can't I? At least today.

  • Miranda
    October 31, 2010 at 8:23 pm |

    I love your wall color!! Do you know what it's called and where it's from? If so, I'd really appreciate it if you have a sec to email the info to me. Thanks so much!! sippycupsandfingerprints at gmail dot com

  • Natalie at Our Old Southern House
    November 7, 2010 at 10:51 am |

    please, please, PLEASE come to my house next year and decorate for halloween. i'm always at a loss of what to do and your house is magazine-worthy! love it love it love it.

  • Kathy
    September 28, 2011 at 8:37 pm |

    This is incredible I love everything about your room. The wall with the vintage text is great, did you make those? What clever ideas, I am a first time visitor but I will be back. Drop by my site. Kathy

  • {BlueEyedYonder}
    September 28, 2011 at 10:53 pm |

    Kathy – I wish I made those prints. I actually found those at TJ Maxx one year. Love that place. Thanks for stopping by. :-)

  • PⒿ @ $ € € ₦$ ₣®0₥...
    October 12, 2011 at 12:36 pm |

    Every detail is wonderful! You've done a great, very creative job.

    I'm your newest follower. :)

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