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Saturday, October 15, 2011

A Sophisticated Pretty Halloween

Since I no longer have small children living at home I try to elevate my Halloween décor up a notch. I prefer a pretty, or sophisticated look over the scary look that is seen this time of year. I even like the cute side of Halloween.(I will do a post on that later!)

As most of my readers know I don’t do orange for the Fall, or for Halloween. My apologies to all of you orange pumpkin lovers. I look for black and white combinations that lean more towards the pretty, or sophisticated side of Halloween. Here is a group of images that I have saved in my picture files and on Pinterest……..

This would be so easy to duplicate. Just think of all the ugly not so popular discarded vases that are still on the shelves at the thrift stores. A can of flat black, or even chalkboard paint would give you the look of jasper ware.

Source: nood.ca via Kathy Sue on Pinterest

I thought these were actually pretty renditions of a Halloween owl. I think flowers or even votive candles inside would look really pretty all lined up on your window sill to greet your trick or treaters!

A sparkly chandelier ornament makes such a pretty little napkin ring for a Halloween dinner.

Another can of spray paint!! This time in high gloss with shiny metal upholstery tacks makes for a pretty pumpkin.

Source: bhg.com via Kathy Sue on Pinterest

How about a pumpkin candelier? I can not imagine cutting these pumpkins with all these pretty shapes, but I do have some pumpkins that are  carved somewhat like these that I ordered from Grandinroad several years ago. Unfortunately they no longer sell them.

Easy to do! Again, go to Goodwill or your local thrift store and purchase a broken lampshade. Strip it and spray the metal part black. Silhouettes are easy to find online, you can make a copy and put it in a frame and you can have this whole set-up!

This is just pretty!! This could be used for Halloween or for Thanksgiving as shown by the,”be Thankful!”

Simple white plates with the addition of black crows makes for an easy and striking decoration for Halloween.

This is a great example of mixing your textures. This is so sparkly and yet the clusters of hay give it a nice texture as well as the grapevine pumpkins. Simple cream candles keep this arrangement pretty and sophisticated.

I love, love this simple glowing arrangement. I am on the look out for some lanterns to paint white!

I remember when Eddie did this on his apartment mantel. I just loved the black rick-rack against the white pumpkin. He always does such amazing and inspirational ideas on his blog. He is now a regular contributor to Woman’s day and Southern Living magazines too!!

I don’t know about you all, but I know a lot of little girls that would love this butterfly pumpkin made with hinges and wire!!

If you like a little glitz in your life how about a spray can of metallic paints to do the trick?

Just a simple application of self adhesive black numbers, and you can add these to your porch with the numbers of your home’s address.

Source: bhg.com via Kathy Sue on Pinterest

Purchase a pair of ladies lace nylons and put them over a white pumpkin, and you have created a beautiful lacy pumpkin. Pretty not scary!!

More tacks to add a pretty scrolling design to your pumpkins. A simple and yet very pretty way to add a sophisticated look to your pumpkins.

I don’t know about you all, but I feel more inspired just writing this post and pulling together all of these images.

“Enjoy the Process!” Of:

Adding a sophisticated or pretty feel to our Halloween décor