Sunday, September 9, 2012

Halloween season is picking up steam!

I'm always going to the grocery store. Like I'm there almost every day, sometimes twice a day. I always need something. One of the signs that fall is approaching fast, is the many pots of fall colored 'mums' outside the store. And when you walk inside, you are hit with the smell of cinnamon & cloves from these switch 'brooms' they have. And of course, PUMPKINS! All of these things have now made their way into the grocery here, and I couldn't be happier.

This weekend, I decided to take a trip out to one of our local Target shopping centers to see if they had started putting out Halloween stuff. I chose this one particular Target for 2 reasons: One, they have an in-store Starbucks and I could not resist getting my first Pumpkin Spice Latte of the season. And two, this shopping center also has a Michael's & a World Market. Well I got my Pumpkin Spice Latte and it was good. But the only Halloween stuff Target had out was some candy. They didn't even have their display stuff up yet. Well, no matter. After Target, came World Market and they had a bunch of Halloween stuff out. I took some photos while I was there:

Great stuff, and they're not done yet!! I actually didn't buy anything this trip. On the website, they have Frankenstein serving trays like the napkins (see third photo down) and I am going back next weekend to see if I can pick one up. Then I'll pick up a few other things. 

One thing I did get this weekend was this magazine, Phyllis Hoffman Celebrate 'Halloween'.

I haven't really had a chance to sit down with it, although I'm planning to do that tomorrow evening. I was very disappointed that Martha Stewart didn't do a new Halloween issue this year, but I'm looking forward to the October issue of 'Living'. 


  1. Hey...I just sent you a regular email about Target getting there Halloween stuff out today. And then I saw your post here. I haven't been out in two weekends because one was spent doing home renovations and this past one was spent helping my daughter with all her school projects. I can see now that I am missing a LOT! I'm loving a lot of that stuff at World Market, especially the Day of the Dead Stuff and those vintage look paper lanterns. But there looks like lots of good stuff. I'm so excited now to go out today! And there are new magazines too...yippee! Thanks for this post, I now have added World Market to my rounds today. I DID already have my first Pumpkin Spice Mocha Frappucino last week before my daughter's volleyball game....and it was TASTY! Hello Autumn! :o)

  2. WOW! Some really good finds there! I'm gonna HAVE to own the Frankenstein monster serving tray!

  3. Wendy, yes World Market is now my favorite place to go Halloween shopping. They don't have as much as Home Goods or Target, but the selection is pretty good. And they usually always have some cool vintage reproduction pieces, like those paper lanterns.
    Gill, Yes! The Frankenstein tray is my 'to get' item there. Hopefully they will have them out soon.

  4. Woah..that World Market stuff looks awesome!!! I'm going to have to make a trip to Durham. I saw a Martha Stewart Halloween mag at our grocery store, maybe it was just the October Living?

    On a separate note, I'm coming to A-ville Nov. 1-3. Wanna hang?