I live in France, you know that country that has PARIS for its capital? We don't celebrate Hallowe'en here, but we have "Toussaint" that is just... not as fun!
Last year, though, I decorated the veranda and I believe with this modest "decor" I went to my first blog parties! What I had not had in mind what that some kids actually came trick or treating last year and I couldn't help smiling when I saw their faces lit up as they saw the Hallowe'en-y veranda.
So I promised myself to do it again this year.
Please, if you really want to get in the mood, you should listen to this music... I did while putting up the "décor".
Maman, appuie sur la flèche de la vidéo, la musique devrait te rappeler des souvenirs... tartaresques!
I danced on this music when I was young and the first time I heard it, it actually gave me shivers...
Off topic, I know...
All the decor was made using only things I already had (budget is kept for more important things in the house!), except for the flowers, the squashes (but I'll eat them later!) and the candies (I can't give kids leftover old candies, can I? - I'm not such a bad witch!)
The teapot is a gift from my mum. It's an old "Villeroy&Boch" and I thought the black transferware would be perfect for Hallowe'en... Roses are from my mum's garden and my own.
The mirror, which made taking pictures a nightmare, is there for two reasons: it's my nod at the old superstition that if you hold a candle and combed your hair watching yourself in the mirror on the night of Hallowe'en, you should see over your soulderthe reflexion of your future husband... It can't hurt to try!
Also, those convex mirrors are called "Witch's mirror" in French. Maybe in English too, I don't know...
I found that one a while ago in an English Charity shop run by some English folks who live in the area.
Wishing you all a very spooky Hallowe'en...
Magali, from the Little Haunted White House
(I apologize if the adjectives are not in the right order, I never could learn the rule about the adjective order!)
So now, grab some candy or try bobbing for an apple and let's party!
Here's where to party: