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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

My Spooky kitchen wall

The only Halloween decorating I've done in my kitchen is on the big wall. I only have one wall in my kitchen area that I can decorate. The other two are covered up by cabinets.

I wanted to stick with my black & white theme since the kitchen & my family room is actually one big room. But I did add a splash of orange.

Only because I found these cute pumpkins at Target this year. They were like a couple of bucks each. Pretty cheap. A dollar a piece would have been better. But I can't complain too much.

I didn't want to change up my existing decor too much. So I placed 2 of the pumpkins inside some goblets that sit on top of this shelf. I did remove my rooster finial that usually sits in the middle so the pumpkin with the witches hat could sit there.

On the plate rack I added two of the black & white damask plates that I already had. They came from Marshall's last year or the year before. The Halloween subway art plate is actually a paper plate from Target this year. I just taped it to one of my ironstone plates.

In fact, I taped the paper plates to three more ironstone plates. The paper plates from Target were less than $2.00 (at least I think they were). And the best part, I can throw them away when Halloween is over. But I won't. I'll save them for next year. Except that next year subway art probably won't be in style.

Target also had a matching Halloween subway art tablecloth. But I had already purchased some spider lace to use as my tablecloth this year. But I was sooooooooooo tempted to buy the subway art one at Target. I did get the pillow for my family room.

I hung three more white ironstone plates on the wall. I printed out the letters from Allsorts blog to spell out "EEK". Last year I had printed out "BOO" from The Graphics Fairy.

And of course, I forgot to take a photo of the entire wall. Here you can see at least 1/2 of the wall. The EEK plates are hanging above an antique secretary that sits just to the right of the 3 large plates.

And on the left you can see I hung 2 of the 3 Halloween signs I picked up at Dollar Tree.

I'm having such a good time trying to decorate as frugally as I can this year. And at this point, I can't see a reason for dragging out my old Halloween stuff. I'm liking the new stuff better.


  1. love the frugal plates - great idea :D

    love the halloween header on your blog too :D

  2. Hi Kim...

    Girl, you know that I just adore those pretty black and white damask plates! I sure wished that I had seen those...they would have jumped into my cart...quicker than you can blink! Hehe! Now, I think that taping the pretty subway art paper plates to the white genius! Seriously, where do you come up with all of these great ideas, my friend? I just may have to steal that one! I love getting another peek at your pretty and festive hutch! Thanks for sharing your halloween pretties with us!

    Love ya,
    Chari @Happy To Design

  3. Tape paper plates to real plates? Brilliant! The wheels in my head are turning-thinking of taping Thanksgiving & Christmas & 4th of July paper plates to other plates! You are full of great ideas!

  4. Love it! What a great job you have done!

  5. Love it! What a great job you have done!

  6. I love your black and white kitchen! I might need to change mine to that!!!

  7. Hi! Thanks for the visit to my blog! Nice to come and see yours! Those paper plates, totally tricked my eye! I had to look really close to see......clever!!!

    Love the decor and white shelf too.

  8. It looks great! I almost bought those three pumpkins at my Target and passed them up. Now they are gone and I wish I hadn't!!

  9. Just wanted to let you know that I puffy heart love your blog! You have so many fabulous things to look at! You got my mind just a spinning. Really-not a good thing on account that I have so much Halloween decor-I have no where else to put ANY MORE!! Until I saw your blog. Crap, now I have to go and create and then re-decorate. At least I will be in good company! Keep up the great work!!
    Happy Week!!

  10. how cute! I love the pumpkins in the wine glasses! Thanks for stopping by and leaving me a note earlier. I found the laser cut stickers at Ben Franklin Crafts but I am sure Hobby Lobby or any scrapbooking store will have similar ones. We dont have Hobby Lobby in

  11. Great ideas! The plates look beautiful as do the signs- They look very charming all together on your wall! :)

  12. Love the idea of the paper plate on the ironstone to make it tie in! Very creative!

  13. You just think up the best ideas -I am always amazed by your posts

  14. Fabulous display! Love that wall shelf!

  15. OK, I'm making a trip to Target. These paper plates are too cute. I'm not crafty, but they are giving me an idea. Hope they still have them. ;-)
    ~ Sarah

  16. Kim, I love all your Halloween goodies. I'm with Tai Pan. If you ever need a carpool inabler, I'm just town the street in T-town! Oh, do you have any good thrift stores in your neighborhood?

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  18. Im back. Just found the cutest pumpkin you need for your B&W kitchen, Go to

    Happy Halloween!