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Martha Stewart, Halloween queen

September 1, 2009 |  6:00 am


Halloween is still about two months away, but you don’t have to look far for decorations. Those skeleton cutouts and strings of pumpkin lights are already filling drugstore shelves.

MarthaPumpkinsWhat if you're yearning for a more stylish Halloween?  Somewhere along the way, Martha Stewart has commandeered the holiday. Though design snobs like to pooh-pooh Ms. Martha, it's hard to deny her Halloween upgrades. These pumpkin-shaped lidded soup bowls are part of the Martha Stewart Collection at Macy's. The white porcelain pieces would look in season on your dining table all the way through Thanksgiving. They come in two sizes, 14 ounces ($10) and 64 ounces ($24). Now, where’s that recipe for pumpkin soup?

If you like a little glam to go with your Halloween gloom, Martha also has the glitter-covered black and orange decorations you see at top. Hang the chandelier silhouette over the dining table or stand a giant candelabrum next to the fireplace (leave them up all year, if you dare). The pieces, made of medium-density fiberboard, are part of Martha's decorating and costume designs for Grandin Road, the catalog and online store. The chandelier, which is 32 by 32 inches and comes with its own cord, is $149. The candelabra are 30 inches ($99) and 60 inches ($199) tall.

-- Debra Prinzing

Photos: Macy's and Grandin Road