Highlights From Target’s New Halloween-Themed John Derian for Threshold Collection
On October 10, decoupage artist John Derian is back on Target shelves with a limited-time, Halloween-themed collection. Don't miss our top 10 pieces!
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Be the ghostess with the mostess by turning the vintage-style Scram welcome mat ($15) on its head for trick-or-treaters or anyone else who dares visit your haunted house. The 100 percent coir, high-pile mat is more than just spooky-cute. It’s perfect for wiping pointy boots, ruby slippers or monster claws, too.
These smoked-glass apothecary candles ($10) labeled with a warning of “potion,” “nightshade” or “spirit” house a trick that doubles as a treat: a lovely rosemary-mint-basil–scented paraffin-soy wax candle. Still, the design allows you imagine them in a mad scientist’s lab or next to a witch’s cauldron.
These blackbird drinking glasses ($15/set of four) are adorned with illustrations reminiscent of 19th-century nature drawings, giving them a beautiful Victorian look that conjures the creepy lore of ravens. They would also be great for holding greenery or candles, or on display on a shelf or mantel.
This oval beady-eyed bead pillow ($20) is a showstopper in the collection, looking much more expensive than it actually is. Turquoise velvet is embellished with an orange-and-yellow beaded eye, repeating a motif that shows up often in Derian’s work. Don’t miss this one! While it’s a great Halloween decoration, it’s cute enough to keep out all year.
This is truly a de-light: A haunted house light-up countdown calendar ($25). This Victorian-inspired home can stand on the mantle or hang on the wall. A push of a button on the chimney each day for a week lights up one more room, counting down to Halloween. Brilliant.
Terror at Teatime
These black-and-white bone-chilling tea towels ($15/set of two) are what we’d call pretty creepy — both pretty and creepy, all at once — and true works of art. Hang them in the kitchen or bathroom, or use them as napkins for dinner on Halloween night. The price is nice, too.
The willow tree already gives great ambiance, but this all-black faux willow ($35) takes it one spooky step further. Just 22 inches tall including the ceramic pot, it’s perfect fake plant for a foyer, plant stand or side table for Halloween. Arrange with orange-and-black pieces. Or, for a new take on the holiday palette, consider using metallic accents.
Another standout from the Derian for Threshold Halloween collection is this skull and crossbones footstool ($50), made with a sturdy hardwood frame and embroidered top. This piece could easily be displayed year-round with the right décor, and will really pop with other Halloween accents, especially in orange or purple. Metallics would work well with it, too!
These “darkly chic” black metal lanterns ($25 and up) have stars and a willow punch-out pattern, plus a door on the side to insert a real or battery-operated candle. These lovely lanterns can light up the night indoors and out.
This one’s worth the splurge: A scary and stunning five-foot-tall life-size skeleton pillow ($60). It’s got a loop for hanging on a door or wall, but the fully posable arms and legs make it possible to prop it in a chair, too. For more large decorations, try some Halloween inflatables for your yard.