I'm on a roll! My last post got me thinking about seasonal decorations. And when I took a quick spin through eBay, I'm reminded of why I love the auction giant.
Don't you love the vintage lantern above? I have a few decorations that were my grandmother's that are very similar.
I also personally own one of the die cut skeletons for my front door. It reminds me of my childhood in the 70's!
Finally, I bought a stuffed snake at a yard sale for $10 years ago. I immediately knew what to do with it... Halloween! As it turns out, I had two boys who think it's a cool and creepy decoration. (On that note, I think I've posted about the taxidermy section of eBay. It's pretty freaky what's out there, but lots of it is perfect for Halloween. Imagine the skull above on a stack of coffee table books in your den!)
So with one look, you have kind of a classic cheerful Halloween thing going. With the other, I envision more of a Victorian/creepy look. Or mix the two. Either way, you have really unique seasonal decorations that your guests won't instantly recognize as all coming from Target.