The first signs of Halloween in Homesense and TK Maxx started around the 24th of July and since then stores have been filling their shelves with spooky product after spooky product.
To begin with my local Homesense store was severely lacking in Halloween products and so I have been fortunate enough to have friends and family who are willing to check stores closer to them to find my Halloween fix and so far I think I have been able to cross everything off my list that I have wanted so far this year. My most recent visit though, I was so surprised to see the shelves full of new arrivals!
The first wave of products to arrive in most stores were Halloween Gnomes, metal decorations and mugs. This has now become full ranges that many of us Halloween folk are going crazy for.
Snow globes, light up decorations, hanging signs, candle holders (and candles), plush toys and much, much more are all quickly trickling into stores. There are quite a few returning items including the witch hats with 3 stacked pumpkins on the side, witch boot candle holders and more. Some have returned in the same style as previous years and others have had a complete makeover.
Although there has only been 3 kitchen products that I have grabbed so far, it does appear that they have invested a lot more into homewares too. Chopping Boards, Mugs, Spatulas, Cookie Cutters, Jar, Salt and Pepper Pots are more are all available. The three products I grabbed myself are a white pumpkin ceramic jar, ghost salt and pepper pots and a small pumpkin jar. If we're graced with Rae Dunn Halloween goodies (like in previous years) then I will be sure to on the hunt for those too, but so far there hasn't been any sightings.
The flying witch was also a very recent purchase but the moment I saw a picture of her online I knew I had to grab her. She's flying across the sky on her metal broom with black cat familiar in front. I absolutely adore her and have plans to potentially paint her cape from red to orange.... but i'm not 100% sure as she looks great as she is.
One of the earliest finds was the below Trick or Treat sign. This little sign was only £3.99 and I knew as soon as I saw it I was going to repaint it a little. I used orange acrylic to highlight the text against the spiderweb a little better and then placed it as a backing piece for my very filled shelves. I also used the same paint to re-paint the little Boo ghostie. Originally he was all grey (almost concrete looking) and so I decided to change his head and add a little colour.
I'm sure it won't be the last thing I tweak a little this year but overall I am really enjoying the releases that Homesense and TK Maxx are constantly adding too. I do have a few more items on my list of things I would love to own so will be hunting those down next.