In the hall the shopping parcels from Diagon Alley where stacked nonchalantly on the window sill, next to a bowl of sweets for trick-or-treaters, and a small “Halloween tree” trimmed with bats, miniature brooms and a black cat.
In the hallway on the way to the kitchen I put a pile of books – I rather liked the image of the toads and mushroom on the cover of one of them. On top of the books I put a jar of dried plants and my twig candle holder (still not sure how I like that one).
Most of the decorations were concentrated to the kitchen, as that’s where we’d spend most of the time. The floating candles were up again, but instead of scattering them evenly across the ceiling, I divided them into three groups, one in the corner by the sofa, one above a cupboard and the rest over the kitchen table. I rather like how it came out. Thanks to my mother-in-law who gave me more electrical tea lights to play with 🙂
In front of the windows curtains of bats were flying – sorry for the poor image quality. The Ravenclaw and Hufflepuff wall hangings were also up.
In the lamp above the kitchen table I had hung various plants to dry, some with tags noting the name of the plant and when it was picked.
In the window above the sink I had a couple of magical plants, and some candles in bottles.
The noticeboard was full of ads, notes and flyers from various magical shops, St Mungos and so on. A few hand written letters finished off the look.
I had made new cushion covers for the throw pillows, in purple linen, and I put them on over the green checked cushion covers that was already on them, making one of many small instances of purple and green combined.
The party was, as usual, ‘bring a dish’, and the theme was “British or Wizarding”, and to accompany the Ginger Newts, green-and-purple biscuits,
But that will come when it comes – now I feel ready to start posting about Christmas decorations!