October 30, 2010
Halloween at my Home
Because Halloween is one of my favorite holidays, I really like to have fun with the decorations around my home. Throughout the years, I’ve been acquiring many wonderful props and a lot of them are from Grandin Road. A couple of years ago, MSLO teamed up with Grandin Road, the catalog company, who now carries a great line of Martha Stewart Halloween and Christmas decorations. My housekeeper, Laura Acuna, has once again, done a fabulous job of creating a haunting Halloween haven. I hope you all have a really spooky and fun holiday!
1 My Sheraton style sideboard decorated with bright orange ceramic pumpkins
2 A better look at those pumpkins
4 The dining room table with Mexican pottery bowls filled with Halloween candies
5 Funkins are great for decorating indoors because they're so light.
6 Unusual tiny gourds adorn this side table.
7 Step down into the green room.
8 Green glittered skulls and bones look great in the green room.
9 More glittered bones
10 These plant stands are handy holders for pumpkins.
11 Not much left for this vulture to pick.
12 Interesting squashes and succulents atop this marble table
13 A miniature type of aloe
14 And a spiny one
15 I love this warty pumpkin.
16 A spider on a cactus
17 No leaves and very eerie looking.
18 Another spider
19 A spider about to be zapped
20 I found four of these great jars at a nearby antiques store.
21 The servery is prepared for dinner guests. I chose glasses in different colors.
22 A spooky black owl
23 And a scary black cat
24 More owls adorn these flowing succulents.
25 The brown room is festively set for dinner.
26 The mix-and-match dark table linens look great together.
27 Salt and pepper and rodentia
28 A wonderful centerpiece
29 The amethyst glassware is perfect!
31 The mantelpiece decor
32 Spooky rats
33 Very spooky rats
34 Blooming just in time for Halloween is the bat plant or devil flower - Tacca chantrieri.
35 It really is an incredible flower.
36 What better use for a Wedgwood bowl?
37 Meanwhile, in the kitchen, Chef Pierre is busy preparing dinner for my guests. We'll be serving a Moroccan bisteeya, a lamb couscous, and for dessert - pomegranite and quince sorbets.
38 Kitchen decor
39 Picked right from the garden - carrots, horseradish, garlic, and celery
40 Peter and Amy making a delivery from the TV studio - You can't have too many pumpkins at Halloween time!
41 The gym building by the main gate is decorated with gauzy ghosts and silhouettes.
42 More skeletons and skulls
43 The skulls are actually eerie illumination powered by a solar chip.
44 The sentinel outside my gate
45 A sitting sentinel
46 A ghost flying above
47 So very eerie
48 Hanging around