John Derian Does Halloween for Target

My pretend boyfriend John Derian has done it again with a spectacular, or should I say spooktacular, new collection celebrating Halloween for Target.  John has long done great products for Target from dishware to paper goods all in his signature whimsical style derived from his decoupage work. I’ve long written about John’s decoupage work and have even stalked his shop in Provincetown, which has never been open when I’ve been there! Someday!

We even shared the pages of The Boston Globe in 2010 when my kitchen makeover was featured and his house was featured (his feature was bigger, of course). It looks like the photo shoot for the John Derian Halloween for Target Collection was shot in his Provincetown home, which is really the perfect setting. His house is an antique Federal style home right in town which he famously keeps pretty low key with lots of old wallpaper and chippy paint.

John Derian Halloween for target montage


John Derian Halloween for Target glassware

John Derian Halloween for Target tabletop


John Derian Halloween for Target owl dishware

These hand towels must be mine!

John Derian Halloween for Target owl dish towels

Well, this gives new meaning to the concept of a body pillow…

John Derian Halloween for Target skeleton pillow

I hate spiders but these dishes are amazing!

John Derian Halloween for Target spider web dishes

John Derian Halloween for Target pillows owl bones eyeball


John Derian Halloween for Target cat bag scram mat lanterns

I need to re-do my mantle.

John Derian Halloween for Targetowl platter on mantle

Am I wrong to love dead roses?

John Derian Halloween for Target tabletop


This table runner is amazing!

John Derian Halloween table runner


It’s a hard year for “entertaining” and even trick-or-treating seems like it will be pretty low key.  These pieces – all so reasonably priced – will bring a little spooky-spirit to your home!

(Edited to add: My new fall mantle! And no orange in sight!)

Linda Merrill Nook Cottage John Derian Halloween mantle


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(Note that items are apparently only available in stores but can be ordered online for local store pickup. Given quantities are limited, this is probably a good way to go. Also, this shop contains affiliate links and a small commission is paid to me on any purchases made from clicks on the links, at no additional cost to the buyer. This helps support this blog, thank you!)

xoxo Linda

14 thoughts on “John Derian Does Halloween for Target”

  1. Hello Linda, Finally you are giving us some practical decorating advice! I think my favorites are the graveyard scenes–Halloween is such a fun holiday, and Derian captures its essence perfectly, not too serious but not at all “cutesy.” Too bad there is no Target here so I could go look for myself. I will tell my sister in the US definitely to check them out. I do have some Halloween decorations in Taiwan, although I don’t plan to put much out this year. I once found some majolica-like snake platters that might go well with Mr. Derian’s efforts, second photo in this post:


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