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{Tricks & Treats}

{clockwise left to right: polka dot lighted pumpkins via Imperfectly Beautiful, all other pumpkins via Martha Stewart’s Halloween photo galleries}

With Halloween approaching this weekend, I’m a little sad we did not get a pumpkin this year since we will be out of town. I would have loved to try some of these pretty carving and hand painted ideas as an alternative to the classic jack o’lantern.

{clockwise left to right: Victorian pumpkins from Martha Stewart, photo by Dana Gallagher via Country Living, stenciled pumpkin DIY, and pumpkin fireplace shot via Country Living}

{above: mini pumpkins light the way from Martha Stewart, and trick or treat pumpkin greeting, photo by Matthew Benson via Country Living}

It seems that Halloween becomes a bigger holiday every year with retailers providing an array of items to create a macabre mood.

{Clockwise left to right: shocktails decorating kit, paper lanterns kit, venetian feather mask, pre-lit grapevine pumpkins, Creepy crawlies/Skelegant mug designed by my talented friend, Elisa Cachero, available at select Barnes & Noble locations, beaded cobweb charger, skull porcelain set of 4 plates, raven plate, black vinyl lace placemats, trick or treat for unicef bag and gothic throw pillows}

Luxe Halloween items {Clockwise left to right: encyclopedia skull and bones chart , crow mobile, skull and bones barware, gold journal with skull stamp, halloween cupcake topper labels, and salem candle}

If you’re throwing a party, there is no better source of inspiration for tricks & treats than the amazing Amy Atlas, queen of dessert tables.

{Images above via Amy Atlas website}

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  1. Posted November 4, 2010 at 7:11 am | #

    I love browsing your site because you can always bring us fresh and awesome stuff, I feel that I ought to at least say a thank you for your hard work.

    - Rob

  2. natalie
    Posted October 27, 2010 at 6:30 pm | #

    Pumpkins aren’t just for Halloween! If you can’t carve one for Halloween, then how about Thanksgiving! Especially the ones with the pretty designs, leaves, etc. I always like to save a few for our Thanksgiving decorating as they add in nicely with the rest of the festive fall decorations. And, carved Thanksgiving pumpkins are something different and unexpected!

    • luster
      Posted October 27, 2010 at 6:37 pm | #

      Natalie…definitely! I think carved pumpkins for Thanksgiving would be so pretty, so perhaps I’ll carve some after all. Thanks !

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