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Sunday, October 13, 2013


I’ve had a busy week, and I didn’t get time to post my Friday Faves.  Hopefully, life will slow down a little this week. Today, I’m sharing some snippets of Halloween décor in our family room.  Y’all know that my family room shelves become more cluttered during holidays, because I add holiday décor to what is already on the shelves.

Halloween-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

On one of the shelves, I’ve displayed a page from my mother’s scrapbook, circa 1930.

Halloween-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

On another shelf, there is a vintage Dolly Dingle paper doll page, which was a gift from some friends.

Halloween paper doll-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

Fall Decor-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

Fall Decor-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

I’ve previously shared our Fall mantel, but now the hearth has a little Halloween décor too.

Halloween Decor-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

Halloween-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

Since I live in Razorback country, it is appropriate that a hog is pulling my witch’s cart.

Halloween-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

Halloween-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

Halloween-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

Halloween-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

Halloween-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

Halloween at Bargain Decorating with Laurie

It’s not easy to take a photo of a cloche.

Halloween-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

Halloween-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

My sister gave me this cute witch pillow for my birthday.  Did you see her witchy shoes hanging from the bottom of the pillow?  I think she is so much fun.

witch plw

Speaking of witch shoes, I was so glad that several of you noticed the witch’s shoes in my fortune telling post.  Those are the vintage shoes that came with the Red Goose shoe display that I bought at an auction several months ago.  I didn’t even know I was getting the shoes with the display, but when I saw them, I knew I’d be putting them on a witch for Halloween.

Bargain Decorating with Laurie

I know – I go a little overboard on holidays.  If you think this is crazy, just wait until Christmas!  Thanks so much for visiting my blog.  laurie

I’m linking to Met Monday at Between Naps on the Porch, Inspire Me Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life, The Scoop at Confessions of a Plate Addict, We Call It Olde at We Call It Junkin, Homework Wednesday at Worthing CourtOpen House Thursday at No Minimalist Here, and Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage.


Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Laurie, I have always loved your home and decor..I bet your grand loves enjoy their time at grandma and grandpa home..once again an awesome job my dear ya and miss you girl..Hugs from Cali..Gloria

Anonymous said...

Hi Laurie! Oh I love love love your decor. More is more is great. You do have the most wonderful treasures!
Hope your weekend has gone well.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Phyllis @Around the House said...

Oh Laurie I love all the wonderful little corners of cuteness in the living room, love the dolly dimples and of course your mothers scrap book is the coolest, her style reminds me of you...Love the bookcase so full of wonderful things, thanks for sharing all the vintage Halloween...Phyllis

Sarah said...

This is extra fun for me because I've yet to pull out the bins of Halloween decor. Hope to get some out this week or at the very least get some pumpkins for my front porch. Thanks for sharing your shelves. I'm inspired!

Sarah said...

This is extra fun for me because I've yet to pull out the bins of Halloween decor. Hope to get some out this week or at the very least get some pumpkins for my front porch. Thanks for sharing your shelves. I'm inspired!

Laura S Reading said...

Thank you so much for sharing your home and decorations with us. I love seeing how you change things up for each season and holiday. Halloween is one of my favorites. I enjoy the fun and cute side of this "dark" holiday.

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Oh Laurie, everything is great. Love all the vintage items and your paper doll. I LOVED to play paper dolls when I was young. The books shelves are stunning with all your treasures.Have a great week.

Perfectly Printed said...

Thanks for sharing the pics of your home!! It is truly "done up right" for Halloween!

lynne said...

Wow! so much work and creativity! everywhere you turn something unique to enjoy. great, absolutely great!

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Laurie,
Your home is decorated perfect for the season and Halloween.
Your ideas and vignettes are wonderful. You are such a talent.
Have a great week.

Mary Ann said...

I don't think you went crazy, I think it's JUST RIGHT!

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

You have the BEST Halloween decorations and I love how you display them. I think it's incredible that you have that page from your mother's scrapbook. I love seeing it all, including that cute cart pulled by a hog!

Candy S said...

I love the vintage Halloween decorations. They are so sweet compared to some of the ghoulish things I have seen out there in the blogoverse. Everything is simply charming. And oh yeah, I want your shelves in my family room( if my family room was big enough, which I don't).


Elizabeth said...

I love your fall decorating, I also add to things already there!

Anonymous said...

It all looks wonderful, I especially love the scrapbook page of your mom's and the vintage paper dolls. I hope you'll share this or any vintage/ history-related post with my readers at my We Call It Olde Link-Up, a new party started this morning and goes til Saturday. Join us! -Dawn @ We Call It

xinex said...

It is so wonderful that you have kept your mother's stuff, Laurie. I love all your Halloween décor and accessories. I want to shop from your shelves, so many nice items to choose from, lol...Christine

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Oh my word Laurie, your home just never ceases to amaze me. You do have a knack for decorating for all the holidays. Love it all. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

I just love it!
I don't know how you do it Laurie, but it looks just so beautiful!
If I had all that it would be a mess, I just know.
You have the talent and it shows.
I get so inspired here.
Hugs friend,

Jacqueline said...

Laurie, you always have the most elaborate and amazing decorating items and you know how to make it all work together. I am always blown away!

Unknown said...

Laurie, I love all of your fall decor! I wish I had your creative touch. I just bought this really cute fall wreath from Brookstone to try to give my new house some fall cheer -|CategoryProductList|868699p. I used a discount code from the Brookstone coupon page to get free shipping on my order, so check that out if you decide to order anything ( They have a good selection of fall wreaths if anyone else is interested. Thanks again for sharing!

Angelina at Petite Haus said...

Wow! Looks great!!! You must have a huge storage closet to hide everything during the rest of the year! Thanks for sharing... looking forward to your Christmas posts!

Christina Paul said...

what a fabulous collection! I want you to decorate my house!
visiting from Feathered nest friday :)

Cecilia said...

Wow! I love your collections! The paper doll and the hog cart are my favorites. Everything looks so fun. Visiting from Feathered Nest Friday.

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

I always love seeing yur home all decked out for the holidays, Laurie! My favs...those paper dolls! Just wanted you to know that you have been featured on my blog! Thanks so much for sharing at The Scoop!...hugs...Debbie

Anonymous said...

I just wanted to come back over and say thank you so much for sharing this at my We Call It Olde Link-Up. Another party starts on Tuesday, hope to see you there again. Take care - Dawn @ We Call It

Babs said...

So many fun Halloween ideas. Love the vintage pieces, and the Dolly Dingle paper dolls.

Anonymous said...

Laurie, it's always so much fun to visit your blog and see what you have been up to. Are you having a Halloween party? If so, can I come? xo

Paula@SweetPea said...

I love your vintage things and could spend hours examining every detail of your pretty vignettes. It's wonderful that you have your mother's scrapbooks to use for vintage decor. So many people would have thrown these out and now think of the people like me who get to enjoy your mother's things.


Oh Laurie, you made me smile big with the witch hauled by a porky, so darn cute! Yopur vignettes are gorgeous and fun each one and I also love your pretty vintage things. Cute DD paper doll too! Thank you for coming sweetie. Hugs,