It has been a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad week. Despite all the bad, a stranger managed to make me smile. Thanks, stranger at the party down the street, I needed it.
I like to change the decorations every year not only because I get bored looking at the same ones, but because I love Halloween projects. The problem with that every year is that I feel like I can't work on Halloween until September and then I run out of time. I need to change that thinking and just become one of those crazy people... I'm half way there anyway ;). So in case you were curious, here are the current decorations:
At night, some of it lights up:
Mildred is still out haunting the yard.
Crows on the door:
Inside. I must've looked at a hundred white Halloween Mantles on Pinterest. I went back and forth between having an all black and white or a splash of color. Since I had lots of little pumpkins I grew in the garden this year (man, I sound all Martha Stewart-ey - guhross) I decided orange was acceptable. I got everything done and it still needed something so I added some bats hanging inside. They are orange. Don't judge me.
The hutch in the living room was all skeletons this year because I have a lot of skulls and bones laying about. See my fake candles back there? Don't you love them? I do. All the fun and light of candles without burning down the house because you forget to blow them out.
Look it's me and Don because we were married on Halloween. It makes us skeletons? Eh, whatever. I love my skeleton bride and groom. When you shake it, they are surrounded by tiny bats.
This is my Halloween tree. This is the first year I've put it up and I hope to collect a few more ornaments for it. The vintage inspired ornaments on it remind me of my sister's Halloween women (I'll show you those in a minute).
As promised, here are my sister's women and a bonus couple picture of her bathroom decorations (every bathroom needs holiday decorations, right?)
Moving on... every year I hang bats in the kitchen because I love the way the swing when the door is open.
Since I have these... I don't know, we'll call them wall pockets, throughout the house, sometimes I like to fill them with scenes. I didn't do my zombie cemetery scene this year, but I'm sure it'll be back someday.
These aren't really decorations, but candy buttons I made for the party. They were delicious, but not many people ate them. I really need to have a kid party... no such thing as candy leftovers with kids :).
So that about covers it. If I can get this fog machine working, I'll take some spooky fog pictures out front and add them later. Happy Halloween!