I’m not a gruesome Halloween girl. All the graveyards and skeletons kind of freak me out…just a bit. I’m partial to decorating my house for Fall and then throwing in some Halloween touches (like cute cats, black pumpkins and white ghosts) a couple weeks out. Well, a couple weeks out is this Saturday and I’ve scouted out some fun stuff for your house, all available locally from locally owned stores. So, stock up on pumpkins and mums, grab some bittersweet vine, orange mums and roses, and perhaps some white cabbages from Import Flowers (see pictures at end) and then add some Halloween Decor. When Halloween is over, you can take your ghosts and cats away and still be left with some seasonal decor. Be sure to see the end of this post for a fun party on Thursday, October 15th!
First off, these fun crows and eggs from Fabu. The eggs are $7 each and the crows are $12. I know the pictures are terrible; they are from my iphone…..but you’ll get a good idea!
The Beveled Edge
Next, check out this cute Halloween Village at The Beveled Edge. That’s my eight year old daughter staring in amazement.
The Beveled Edge also featured all this skeleton stuff which wasn’t overly creepy to me, just fun!
Caldwell Collection has these magnificent witches, and many more, for sale. There is even a HUGE one (maybe 3 feet big?) that you could buy and just bring out each October for the next few decades! She is fabulous. Witches start at $95 and the huge one is just over $300. Drop by Caldwell Collection, on Bandywood, to see them!
a la maison
a la maison has lots of Halloween decor as I pointed out last week. My favorite are these pillows, black on one side and white on the other, handmade in Nashville and just $25-$30 each! These old style jars are filled with fun witches brew ingredients for $17.95. I hear they have some more in a similar style, made by the same person, for $25 that have candle wax dripping and more fun ingredients! I love these….
Jason Parker Counce
Speaking of a la Maison, Jason Parker Counce’s handmade witches and other creations continue to be available for purchase there as well as at his booth at Gas Lamp Antiques next to the 100 Oaks Staples. His booth is at the far back of the showroom. Check out these pictures from his booth:
Custom Embroidery has some cute Halloween things as well. They always have fun seasonal items. They were closed when I went by, so here are some pictures from the outside looking in:
Import Flowers has some beautiful Bittersweet that they just got in on Wednesday (it’s yellow in the picture because it takes about 24 hours for the yellow “shell” to fall away after taking it out of the box). I was there as they opened the box! Check out the box of bittersweet ($18 a HUGE bunch). I love the cabbages as they last FOREVER (I got them one Thanksgiving and I still had them out at Christmas! They will start smelling like cabbage after a few weeks though….)
*As a final little decorating touch, Lou Ferrel’s (owner Import Flowers) wife is having a “garage sale” from the trailer behind Import this Saturday. Worth checking out if you are over there!
AND- Remember that EdgeHill Village is hosting a Halloween Block Party Thursday night, October 15th from 5-8PM! Nest Interiors, located there, will also be hosting a Ransom+Scout Handbag Trunk Show from 2-8PM. 20% off all Ransom + Scout purchases! Feel free to go in costume:-0! Yes, I know I put the “0” not the “)” as in “ooohhhh, if you dare!” Featured Band: The Young Republic.