Timely Manor in October

October always will be the best of all possible months. The weather has been glorious, the colors beautiful. The trees look like they’re spreading multicolored gifts on the street every time the wind blows.  St. Louis could not be more lovely. The light at this time of year makes everything look magical, dust motes dance on wind gusts, it’s the only season in which I feel really truly alive and as if I am in the right place.

This is my favorite time of year inside the house, as well. Decorating for Halloween is one of my most favorite things to do  (I usually start shopping in August, and sometimes start decorating then too.) This year I am getting ready for am upcoming party at my place, so decorating has been even more fun than usual.

Here are a few snapshots of life around Timely Manor in the season of Halloween:

The madness begins!
It begins…
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Paper Halloween straws with bats and Jack o’Lanterns.
From a set of Halloween ornaments I ordered from zulilly.
From a set of Halloween ornaments I ordered from zulilly.
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Trick or Treat sign found at a thrift shop, holiday placemats and candles from TJ Maxx.
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LED candle, witch hats, webs. Hanging “Bones” sign from World Market a few years ago, if I remember correctly.
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I have been coveting these Pottery Barn caged raven lights for years, and I finally got them on sale! Yippee!
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Timely Manor, in all her stately night-time glory (the cats in the windows are cut outs that my mom used in her windows when I was a wee lass. They’re some of my favorite childhood possessions.)
The lights from inside. So spooky! Wrapped around the concrete planters my mom helped me put out this spring.
The lights from inside. So spooky! Wrapped around the concrete planters my mom helped me put out this spring.
The steps with mums in daylight.
The steps, with mums, in daylight.
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Bat-house cloche has got to be my favorite Target buy this year, the Beware sign was $2.49 or something ridiculous in the Halloween aisle of a local Walgreens. The Halloween tree I’ve had for years (it’s out year-round.)
Another year-round item. Specimen cage from Pottery Barn, with air plants and moss. Raven to quoth at me from time to time.
Another year-round item. Specimen cage from Pottery Barn, with air plants and moss. Raven to quoth at me from time to time.

I hope you’ve enjoyed my photos. I’ve certainly been enjoying my home. Good luck in your own decorating adventures, if I take any more photos around the party time I will share.

Take care, be happy, may it always be autumn and never winter.

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