Fall and Halloween Decor

I had a fun weekend of poking around the Dollar Tree store and decorating the house, so I thought I'd share it with you all. I love looking at "fall decor" on Pinterest and if there's one thing I've realized, it's that I'm more of a minimalist than I thought. I'm not one to make an epic tablescape nor do I have a mantle that looks like a Pottery Barn ad (I don't even have a mantle). Instead, I like to find little things to place throughout the house. I was pleasantly surprised by what I found at Dollar Tree and I think that by not putting all of the cheap stuff in one place, I made it look less cheap. In addition to the Dollar Tree, I got flowers, gourds, pumpkins and smelly (in a good way) pine cones from the grocery store. So without further ado, here is a tour of our Fall and Halloween decorations:

Window stickies for the kiddo are a must for every season. Her placement of the stickies was on point.

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My favorite: Sunflowers in a mason jar. Swoon.

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We've had this really amazing Fall leaves painting from my Dad and Stepmom's neighbor, who is a super talented artist. I had a heck of a time taking a picture of it so please forgive the reflection and odd angle. 

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The painting is in the corner of the living room so here is a zoomed out picture. The glitter pumpkin with a flickering LED light is from Dollar Tree.

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My favorite Dollar Tree find:

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A Grocery Outlet skull (came in a big bag o skulls) and a purple glitter LED flickering skull from Dollar Tree:

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Now, let's talk decorative gourds. Instead of hand picking my gourds, I bought a big (green mesh that I couldn't see through) bag of them because it was cheaper. I won't do that again. I ended up with a rather weenie-esque gourd that I couldn't make look un-weenie like for the life of me. Then several of the other gourds wouldn't stand on their own.  So I put the non standing gourds and the weenie one in a bowl and called it a day.  This beautiful fall glitter globe is borrowed from my Mom's place. Pay no attention to the scratch on my wall that I'm just now noticing.

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Fall candles and stands from Dollar Tree. Another one of my favorite finds.

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Candles, more gourds, and a bowl from Goodwill filled with pine cones:

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Here is the overall zoomed out view of our dining room. Hi Blue kitty!

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and here are the doodads on our built-ins leading into the living room. The little lantern flickers and is from the Dollar Tree as well.

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One last thing: We had so much fun painting pumpkins this year. I displayed them in P's playroom.

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