Welcome to the 246th Metamorphosis Monday!
I last posted about the front porch when it got a good bath and was relieved of all that yucky mildew and dirt it had accumulated during the intense rains we had all summer. Afterwards, I dressed the door with a fall basket.
With October almost half over, it was time to change out the basket for something with a bit more of a Halloween vibe.
I waited until it was almost dark to take pictures. The porch still needs a pumpkin or two, but other than that, it’s ready for All Hallow’s Eve.
My favorite decoration for the porch anytime of year, especially for holidays, would have to be a lantern.
Candlelight really conveys that welcoming feel I want for the porch on Halloween night, at Christmastime and for parties any time of the year. If you don’t like decorating with real candles, use the faux candles with the flickering lights. Some are amazingly realistic.
Corn shocks add a slightly spooky feel with arching branches looming out as you approach the door.
The Witch is in! 😉 You may remember the hat on the door from this previous Halloween tablescape: Dining in the Killer Cafe
I started out with this one but decided it might be a little too busy. It’s the one you see on the door in the first few pics of this post. It was also used in a previous table setting: Halloween Tablescape with Spider Cupcakes
Which one do you like better: this one or the solid black one with the orange accents? This one has a HUGE black spider on it, just visible there on the lower right.
Here’s how the door looks with the black hat.
Need a flying lesson? 😉
A few pumpkins and some candy and I think I’ll be ready for the ghosts and goblins. They’ll soon be calling!
Have you decorated for Halloween, yet?
Looking forward to the Before and Afters linked for this Met Monday!
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