By: Tyler Schultz Photo courtesy of: Wildflowers
Pumpkins and skeletons and zombies, oh my! The first week of October has come and gone, but there’s still plenty of time to deck your house out in Halloween decor. No matter your style or taste, if you’re looking for a local way to shop spooky this season, we suggest checking out one of the spots below.
Serving Up Skulls and Crossbones
Searching for the perfect spooky table piece? Wildflowers has eerie arrangements of skulls and crossbones served in antique silver dishes, crystal balls to see the future, and captured skeleton centerpieces to get your home ready for a scary good Halloween party this year. To seal the deal, the shop also has some seasonal scents to really set the aroma for the season. 2729 S Padre Island Dr.
Traditional pumpkins may not last long, but Park Seven has a patch of pumpkins that’ll last a lifetime. Park Seven has a wide variety of Hot Skwash pumpkins, each meticulously handcrafted using the finest silk velvet, to bring an elegant flair to the fall season. Coming in an assortment of colors and providing an elegant texture, these gourds make for a tasteful fall look. 411 Doddridge St Suite 101
Find Your Fortune with Oddities and More
If you’re looking for direction or just an oddity to add to your collection, Skeleton Key Curios has miniature Zoltar machines in the shop. The iconic all-knowing animatronic fortune-telling machines are said to hold the wisdom of the ancients and can tell your fortune, or just look cool with your stock of eccentrics this season. @skeletonkeycurios
Gathering Goblins and Ghouls
From witches and warlocks to ghouls and goblins, Gatherings has every decor necessity you might need to prepare for trick or treaters this year. Whether looking for something spooky or sweet, the shop has a wide selection of decor to set the mood for hallows eve and impress those looking for treats. 3744 S Alameda St.
Autumn Aromas in the Air
What better way to get into the fall spirit than to enjoy the aromas of autumn? Hamlin Fountain & Gifts has a variety of fragrant candles from A Cheerful Giver that are sure to provide those seasonal scents. With scents like Praline Caramel Sticky Bun, Juicy Apple, and Pumpkin Chata, the candles are guaranteed to set the mood for fall.