I have the Halloween lights up!! I did it all by myself too,well the spicy littlest pumpkin in the house helped me...just a little.This is the view in the courtyard before coming in my house. I'm thinkin' I need more real pumpkins of different sizes and colors to scatter about in the landscaping.
Heres the view from the street. We have a wee little fence that I line the pumpkies up with. The pumkie supply at the store was ,not so much the day I shopped for them and I am realizing I need more!
Here is a close up of the little wooden pumpkin guy. Doesn't he look like a vintage German diecut? They were 4.99 each at Ross,and I wish they would have had just one more...gosh I love these little guys!
Heres what it looks like during the day. You can see the top of my little Mexican Palm tree,it is doing soooo well. My hubs planted it this summer. There was once a very old Mimosa Tree there ,but straight line winds took it out 2 years ago. I was quite saddened about this and we tried transplanting the baby Mimosa's that spring up wild,but they just wouldn't take.I think this new beauty was meant to be here though,and we must take good care of her this winter.
I actually don't decorate that much for Halloween. I leave all my overboard tendencies for Christmas !I do however,always try to do something on the mantel. This year I found these wonderful silver skullie candle holders (click to enlarge any image)at the dollar store,thats right the diggity dangnab dollar store!I added little pie pumkies and my collection of movie monster figures.For me the look is perfect ,a little organic,a little modern,and some kitsch!!!Hi,Bela ,hi Boris!
I also do a little somthin' on the dining table. Here I have foregone my Gloomy Gladiola idea from last year in favor of a grouping of Fall gourds and mini pumpks! I traded out my usual candlestick holders for these wonderful seasonal ones.
A Witch ....
...and (read with Translyvanian accent!)Dracoooo-la .I like the sleekness and the modernity of silver Halloween decor. I certainly think cute little dollie counrtry witches and plastic skellies are cute....just not for me. I prefer an uncluttered look...
...as you can tell by whats going on beneath the mantel(tee-hee).
I grabbed a couple of dead stock halloweenie tees from last year at the goodwill....
...and gave them my own sprucing up. A couple of bows and a lace hankie. Very Annie Hall!
I leave you with a pic of my little petal modeling her new shirt ,and rockin' the Bob Fosse moves!