Thursday, October 13, 2011

spooky kitchen

I never really decorate for Halloween. I'm more of a pumpkin and fall leaf girl because it's a look that can last from September through Thanksgiving. However, our recently acquired vintage typewriter (Question: doesn't a typewriter pretty much have to be called vintage?) inspired me to spookify the kitchen a tiny bit.

Brad is actually the one who fell in love with the typewriter, and I'm glad he did, because I knew I had to use it to leave  "a dark and stormy night message."

I paired the typewriter with a bowl of mysterious silver pumpkins and fruit.

On the nearby cabinet, a bat tree adds a little extra creepiness. It was super fast to create - just a few branches and some bat clipart.

My tablescape should last all the way through fall.

I copied Pottery Barn and filled my lantern with pumpkins and gourds.

A small dough bowl holds silverware.

No one was coming to dinner, but I had to try out my apple place card idea for the pictures.

Now I just need a pot of cider heating on the stove and the kitchen will be deliciously full of my favorite fall things!

What kind of Halloween decorator are you? Do you stick to the harvest look? Do black cats and bats make you smile? Or do you go for the full ghouls and goblins scare?


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Christen said...

The typewriter with "dark and stormy night" note is GENIUS! :) Such a cute job!!

Christen said...

Hey, Hattie, what kind of camera do you use?

Hattie said...

Christen, I use a cannon rebel T2 EOS. I really like it a lot!

Becca said...

Hi Hattie,
I will be getting married next fall and was searching on Google "images" for lanterns filled with gourds and came across a picture of the one you have posted on your blog. I LOVE it! I am currently looking for reasonably priced lanterns and found some on Ikea's website. However, before ordering them I would like to know if it is about the same size as your lantern in your picture. Would you mind giving me the demensions of:
1.) the base
2.) from the bottom to the top of the lantern (maybe not actually to the tip top of the handle but more like from the base to where the handle connects)

Thanks so much! Your decorations are very cute!

Hattie said...


The lantern is a good old ikea find. It's about 11 by 5 1/2. I've been very happy with it. Congrats on your wedding!