This year it was fun to decorate because of the new addition...more room to be creative. I've decided that I can't buy/make any more Halloween decorations because I have too many. I don't even have it all out this year because I couldn't get to two of the boxes. That just means I'll be able to change it up next year. :)
Here are my Lori Mitchell figurines. I tried to buy a new one for each of my kids but the Gatehouse didn't carry them this year. I guess the kids will just have to inherit mine. (The candle sticks aren't part of the centerpiece on my dining room table but will be part of the centerpiece for my kitchen table. )
I took lots of pictures because I was practicing my depth of field and shooting in aperture priority for an assignment in Candice's "Oh, Shoot" class. (It's a great class to take if you want to learn more about your digital camera. This is my second time through. She's changed all the videos and Pdf's so it's like taking a new class. She filmed parts of it in our new addition so I really wanted to see the new videos.)
The mantel scape.
The left over favors from one of my parties.
I hope you enjoyed the tour. I decorated Candice's mantel last week in Texas. I took pictures that I will share tomorrow. I've decided that it is a lot more fun to use what you have to decorate with. Buy a few crows, pumpkins and few basic Halloween things and then use moss, cut branches, books, dishes and other things you already have, to set the scene. I'm challenging myself to do this on my kitchen table. Please send me a link of what you have created. I would love to see it.
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