Ahhh the chill on the air… The pumpkins lining stoops and porches… The tinge of red edging leaves… The spicy aroma of cooking pies… The squeals of delight… yes… Halloween is near.
My all-time favorite season, other than tornado season of course. Hot chocolate, foot ball games, warm sweaters and jeans. *sigh* Our town always gets into the swing of things, as they put the banners for our Neewollah festival about a week before my sons birthday. I’ve been seeing more and more houses pop up with decorations and I was anxiously waiting for the three pre-requisite houses to be decorated before I myself could decorate without looking ostentatious. I saw the third house last Thursday. It. Was. On.
Most all of my Halloween decorations are re-used. I never throw anything away. If I do, I give it away to someone with less stuff. I think the only thing I bought this year was the door cover we decided not to put on the door. For a buck. Not bad at all.
This is the little nook next to my door. I used one of our folding tables and just loaded it with all kinds of macabre things. I used some of my old prop trunks (thanks go to Mr. Good Witch for getting those out of storage for me!) to add a little depth.
Aforementioned door cover thingy. We decided to put it up on one of the windows that’s painted shut *grumbles*.
Just so not everything is scary… A cute basket full of fake apples, leaves and sunflowers. Uber cute.
Got a Happy Harvest pumpkin from Hobby Lobby a few years ago. Man that sucker is heavy. Also, the white pumpkin has Scentsy written on it in permanent marker. I used it for my Scentsy open house when I first became a consultant.
Used this set up last year for my Halloween mini sessions. Decided to reuse it for my own decorations. It took forever to get that wax to drip like that. And more than one black candle.
My absolute favorite decoration… It’s a skull “candy” dish with a scrolly decorative stand. I filled it with miniature skulls and skeletal hands. Oh, and the ONE raven to make it through last year’s mini session with its beak in tact resides over it.
Templeton and an eleven legged jeweled spider.
One of my oldest Halloween props, a macabre lantern that lights up… Along with a skull and cute little pumpkins.
Two skull candle holders and another eleven legged spider.
I <3 Glitter.
Another view of the setup.
My BOO and broom (my other car!) and my little houses.
The graveyard with a very……. Odd…. Looking skeleton…
The whole setup!
Mr. Bones says hello!
As does the one pumpkin that didn’t fall off the vine <3!