This month's theme caught me really off guard. Being the scatterbrained scientist I am, I thought that September had 31 days and I would have one more day to participate. Obviously I was wrong, so I had to do something in a bit of a hurry. I redecorated my flat for Halloween, which I had planned for quite some time! This year, I was toning down with the colours anyway, so it mostly fits!
Since last month’s theme (Makeup) was very specific, I wanted to do something for October that is more open to interpretation. Something that could be as simple or as elaborate as you desire, and something that could cover just about any topic out there, not just fashion. What is more perfect than Black and White? We could celebrate photography, movies, art, music… So many possibilities!
One of the windows of our living room houses most of the plants that did not die when encountering my black thumb. Now it also has some cute decoration: The ghosts and bats hang there all year long, but the candles and Yorrick my glittery silver skull are Halloween decoration:
The other window is even more bare - plants and I do not do well together - but now you can find a pretty glass bowl with a skull and some candles there, too!
One of our DVD/blueray shelves now has my silver pumpkin in it. I even lit a candle inside because it makes such a nice atmosphere!
For the dinner table I bring out the same thing every year: A centerpiece with little bats. I just like it and have not found anything better yet! ^^
And another thing black and white: I had sewn some black and white baroque pattern pillows a year ago. They did not hold well to living with us, maybe we are too rough with being comfortable on the couch?!
On the lower border you can see the velvet-y stuff hanging down. On other parts of the pillow they are already lost somewhere on the couch or floor. So we replaced themwith pillow covers (bought from H&M some weeks ago) that could not be more gothy: Black, velvet and skulls: