Halloween Home Tour – Part One

Welcome to my Halloween home tour! I’ve decorated my home for Halloween using vintage Halloween decorations and I am excited to share it with you.

Halloween Home Tour

The porch is ready for trick-or-treaters to arrive. I decorated my door with an upcycled plastic bag Halloween wreath and the landing with mums, pumpkins, spider webs, and spiders.

Halloween Porch Decorations

Halloween in the Formal Living Room

Welcome to our formal living room which is primarily used by our dog, Sherman.

Vintage Halloween Decorations

I love decorating this room for each season.

I decorated the top of my grandmother’s chest with her cat, an Emerson Creek Pottery cat bowl and candle holder, and an orange candle of my mom’s candle holder.

Vintage Halloween Decorations

My grandparents used this cat to scare away critters in their garden. The cat candy holder is from my grandmother’s childhood.

Vintage Halloween Decorations

This Emerson Creek Pottery bowl is one of my favorite Halloween decorations. I purchased it in the early 1990s.

When I purchased the cat bowl and also the matching cat napkin holder, Mama purchased the candle holder and then a few years later passed it along to me.

Emerson Creek Pottery Jack-o-Lantern candle holder

The table in front of the mantel is decorated with a Byers Choice witch and cat and a pumpkin that I bought at a craft show when I was in college.

Byer's Choice witch and cat

The music stand beside the fireplace is decorated with vintage decorations that a blog reader kindly sent me and a Halloween card that my mom gave to me.

Vintage Halloween Toys and sucker holder card

Candy is ready for the trick-or-treaters in the bowl that my mom used when I was a child.

Halloween candy in a vintage woven bowl

Halloween in the Dining Room

The dining room table is decorated with a Hallmark “Fraidy Cat” centerpiece that my grandmother purchased for us in the 1970s.

1970s Hallmark Fraidy Cat table decoration

I used to display this in my classroom and my 7th graders loved it!

1970s Hallmark Fraidy Cat table decoration

Vintage Hallmark Halloween decorations are quite collectible.

My grandmother’s washstand is decorated with more vintage Halloween decor.

Vintage Halloween Decorations

The owl was my grandmother’s and the cat ornament was purchased in college along with a ghost and jack-o-lantern. Granny helped me to make a Halloween wreath using the ornaments to hang on my dorm room door.

Vintage Halloween Decorations

My buffet is decorated with gourds that I dried and orange candles.

Vintage Halloween Decorations

Halloween on the Sunporch

Converting our screened porch to a sunroom has made this a space that we enjoy so much.

Sunporch Halloween decorations

The sofa is decorated with black, orange, and a Halloween ouijh board pillows.

Halloween Decorations in the Sunroom

I scored this ouija board pillow at Big Lots.

Ouija Board Halloween Pillow

The vintage TV stand is decorated with a jack-o-lantern that I made using a medicine bottle. The jack-o-lantern is sitting on my grandfather’s Edgar Allen Poe book, perfect for Halloween.

upcycled medicine bottle jack-o-lantern

I made this gourd lamp long ago using a gourd that my dad grew and dried.

Jack-o-Lantern gourd lamp

My cousin made these gourd lamps this fall using gourds that she grew and dried. Didn’t she create a lovely display on her fireplace hearth?

Fun Fact: The table beside the gourds is actually a potty.

Jack-o-Lantern gourd lamp

The table between the chairs is decorated with a jack-o-lantern, a vintage owl that was my grandmother’s, and a ghost ornament.

Vintage Halloween Decorations

Mama passed this along to me and I used to use it in my classroom as a Halloween decoration.

Vintage Halloween Decorations

This rug from Big Lots greets guests as they enter the sunroom.

Hey There Pumpkin Door Mat from Big Lots

It was so much fun to share my Halloween decor with you!

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Halloween Home Tour

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  1. So fun and spooktacular. I love how you have so many Halloween decor pieces that hold such meaning coming from treasured family members. The trick or treaters will be delights with your porch. Does Sherman help hand out candy? xo

    1. We hand out candy from our firepit and Sherman is there to greet the trick-or-treaters. When he was younger, he often tried to “hug” them! Ha-ha!

  2. It’s so fun to see your Halloween decor and keepsakes, Paula. The vintage Halloween decor makes me nostalgic about the Halloweens I enjoyed as a child. I’m amazed by that gourd lamp you have that you said your father grew! It’s always fun to see your vintage goodies. Happy Halloween!

  3. Wow, Paula! I am crushing hard on all your vintage Halloween from your Grandmother, mother and even your college days. This is absolutely fabulous. I’m way more impressed than Sherman seems to be. 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

  4. Love all your fun vintage and collected Halloween pieces, Paula. I’m featuring this post at All About Home this evening. Thanks so much for supporting the party. We appreciate you coming by to link up each week!

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