Modern Halloween

The summer has wrapped up, and fall is slowly arriving here in the pacific northwest. We have had a gorgeous fall so far…warm days, cool nights. And the leaves are beginning to fall, which means Halloween is just around the corner.

For years I have lived in a secure building so that meant zero trick-or-treaters. Part of me liked it and part of me felt a little left out. Part of the joy of this holiday is remembering when I used to go trick-or-treating and how much fun we had. It’s also fun seeing all the kids dressed up experiencing this fun night. The other part of me liked being alone and uninterrupted so I could cuddle up on my couch watching 80’s scary movies. However…this Halloween I may have a few trick-or-treaters. This means I must get prepared with decorations and a jack-o-lantern!

Digging through my Halloween decoration box I have decided to re-vamp a little this year. My place leans more modern, so I wanted something to reflect that.

Also, as my friends know, I am a bit of a type nerd. So when found these Halloween Boo Letters at Crate and Barrel I was stoked. They are perfectly simple and modern…just how I like!

White (Baby Boos) and Gray (Jarrahdale) pumpkins will line my porch stairs.

And Halloween quotes displayed across my numerous letter boards.

 

Small Shelves

Do you ever find yourself with little chotskies that you’re not quite sure what to do with? I sure do, and I’m never sure where to put them until I found these few small shelves that display my little items just perfectly.

Round Dorm Shelf by Ferm Living

I bought this birch plywood hanging shelf from Design Life Kids and I absolutely love where it ended up in my place. I put it at very top of my stairs, and get to see it’s contents each day as I go into my bedroom. :)

Featured on these shelves:

 

Tri Box Wall Shelves by Mint Rhapsody

I also got these at Design Life Kids (can you see a trend in my shopping habits?) :) These shelves provide a place to display your keepsakes, but disappear into the wall to allow for a nice clean display. I hung these opposite the dorm shelf, so as I walk up to my bedroom each day I pass these lovelies.

Featured on these shelves: