Come Into My Parlour, Said the Spider to the Fly

Welcome to the 664th Metamorphosis Monday!

Okay, I may have paraphrased that first line of the poem, The Spider and the Fly, just a little. I’m still trying to figure out exactly how to position all these legs! This was a bit of a dress rehearsal for Halloween night.

Decorate a Porch for Halloween


Getting dark now…

Decorate a porch for Halloween


Would you brave these creepy crawlers and trick or treat at this house on Halloween night? I may add another spider or two. It would be fun to have one climbing down the pediment around the front door. Hee, hee. Yup, I need one more spider for the full effect. Ha! (Spiders are available here: Halloween Spiders and here: Halloween Spiders.

Decorate with Spiders for Halloween


In the past, when I’ve used lanterns on the porch, I think I’ve normally placed them directly across from each other. I really like how they look in this staggered fashion a lot better. I placed a little faux leaf fall garland around the base of each candle inside each of the lanterns. Lanterns are such an easy way to decorate a porch and they add just the right amount of spookiness on Halloween night.

Spooky Spider Porch for Halloween


I found these adorable pillows in Marshalls a few days ago–picked up one for each bench.

Halloween Porch Decor, Halloween Pillow


The colors are more vivid than they are coming across in the photos.

Halloween Village Pillow


Here’s a better view of the creepy (in a good way) village that’s embroidered onto each pillow.Β  There’s Horseman’s Bridge, Dracula’s Castle, Candy Corn Mountain, Jack O’Lantern Patch, and Witch’s Broom Forest. I don’t know about you, but I don’t think I’d take any shortcuts through Witch’s Broom Forest on my way home! πŸ˜‰

Porch Decor, Halloween Pillows


I love the “Happy Halloween!” with the spider dangling down in the corner. So fun! When I shop for Halloween goodies, for just a few minutes I forget all the cares in the world and feel like a kid again. I love the silliness of Halloween!

Porch Decor, Halloween Pillows


The wreath is from a previous year–looks like it could use a bit of fluffing on the right side.

Spooky Spider Porch for Halloween


Here’s a better view of it from a previous post. I’m pretty sure I found it in Pier 1.

Decorate Door for Fall with Pumpkin Wreath


Happy Halloween my spooky friends!

Decorate a porch for Halloween


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  1. That looks Spooktacular!! Great pillows! Your porch is ready for Trick or Treaters. I’d love it if you would put some spider webs on the two large bushes by the porch. πŸ™‚ Happy Halloween, Susan!

  2. Your porch IS pretty spooky, Susan. Love the lanterns and that adorable Trick or Treat pillow on your porch bench. so much fun. have a great week!

  3. Love the lanterns and spiders! On a side note, I know you really liked Pier 1 (didn’t we all!). World Market is carrying a collection called Pier Place. Clearly the same vendors that Pier 1 bought from. They have some beautiful things for Christmas.

    • Really? I have one not too far from me–I need to check them out. Thanks for letting me know, Peggy! Yes, I def miss Pier 1. Wish they would reopen again.

  4. I was hoping you’d have a Halloween “Porchscape”! Thank you!
    I love the staggered look – maybe a few spider webs??
    And here’s the poem πŸ™‚

    • Thanks, Liz! Yep, I looked it up since spell check kept trying to change my spelling of the word Parlour to Parlor. I decided to stay with the way it was spelled in the original poem. πŸ™‚

  5. Barbara Jackson says

    I love how the spiders are positioned. Oh how I miss Pier 1. On line is just not the same. No World Market in my area.

    • I know, online just isn’t the same. I used to love to drive to the one that was about 2 miles from my house and browse through. It was so relaxing and definitely a happy place to visit.

  6. Spooktacular Porch indeed!!!! πŸ™‚

  7. Love the pillows, so cute!! Thanks Susan!

  8. The pillows are adorable! But I can’t stand spiders in any form or fashion so I don’t use them in Halloween decorations. I’m happy for you to use them, however, and hope you’ll enjoy all the playfulness of the season.

    • Thanks, Joy! Yeah, I’m not a big fan of the real ones but I try to remind myself that they catch annoying bugs. That makes me feel a little about them. lol

  9. Very cute! Love the pillows!!

  10. Joyce Fowler says

    Very nice, but I think you need a Halloween wreath. The spiders are something!

  11. Love how your Front Porch looks!!
    Thanks again for hosting this lovely party every week! I know how much time and effort goes into doing so and I want you to know that it is greatly appreciated!! Stay safe, healthy and happy!!

  12. Bobbi Duncan says

    Have been looking forward to your Halloween porch, and it’s great! Love the staggered lanterns and those pillows are beautiful. Hugs!

  13. Your porch looks so fun and festive! I love your pillows and beautiful wreath too. Thanks so much for hosting, CoCo

  14. Hm. Hoping you will see my comment: just discovered that the links to other blogs at this end of this post are not working. I’ll see if I can access them from one of your earlier posts.

    • Kathy, check again to see if it’s working now. I had the same issue just a few minutes ago and now it seems to be working okay. I don’t know if that was a glitch somewhere or what was going on.
      Also, just make sure you’re using the latest/updated version of your browser. I know that can affect if the links load sometimes.
      Also, try rebooting your computer, that seemed to help when I did that with my computer just now. Let me know if you continue having trouble seeing them.

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