Welcome to the 2016 Fall and Halloween Kitchen Tour! While most of my Fall decorating is focused on our living room, and dining room (you can see that here), some of it spills into the kitchen as well. I also brought a bit of Halloween into our kitchen by filling our hutch with my little cast of Halloween characters!
Our galley kitchen is, by default, a long narrow shaped room.
Starting at the far end of the kitchen is a hutch that sits near our kitchen table.
The hutch is holding the majority of my Halloween decorations; black cats, smiling jack ‘o lanterns, happy ghosts, wooden pumpkins and one very friendly ‘welcoming’ witch!
This is a collection I have slowly built over the years; the 4 little wooden characters were sitting on a sale shelf at Target.
I found the black jack ‘o lantern (above), and the white-ghost-pumpkin character (below), of all places, in a hospital gift shop. (You really just never know when or where you will find decorations and treasures!) The newest edition is the laughing ghost sitting on the left side in the picture below. I almost DIDN’T pick him up, since I only noticed him as I was paying for purchases at my favorite thrift shop. I happened to glance in his direction and immediately fell for that wonderful gregarious smile – in fact, I think he is laughing!
The wooden pumpkins, ghost and black cat on the bottom shelf are from craft fairs or thrift shops.
On the oven side of the kitchen, I have set-up a mini-milk bottle set (Home Goods) growing some pothos, matched with a pumpkin plaque from Joanne’s, and a little green and white gourd.
On the same side, a fall theme pitcher (Home Goods) holds cooking utensils, with one my arrowhead plants keeping it company. But please don’t be fooled by the beautiful cookbook; that recipe holder is usually stacked with a chaotic array of recipe print-outs and cookbooks.
Over the sink I have a plate shelf that changes out with every season. I bought these galvanized boxes at Joanne’s (years ago!) simply because they appealed to me.
And you know what? This is the only way I have found to use them. During the rest of the year, I pretty much only use them to hold random things – Post-it Notes, rubber bands, paper clips, pens & pencils, wine corks, calculators – you name it!
But this particular presentation came together last year; I hung the fall plaid napkins over the edge to bring focus to the shelf, and then filled the galvanized boxes with fall fruit, pine cones, wine corks and bittersweet.
Over the 5 or 6 years that I have decorated the plate shelf for Fall, this is my favorite combination.
This completes the tour of Fall and Halloween in the kitchen! I hope I have given you a few ideas on how to bring a little Fall or Halloween into your kitchen. Please leave me a comment sharing what Fall or Halloween elements you like to add to your kitchen!