Hello my friends! We are all decorated for Halloween here and the boys are very excited about tomorrow! I asked Kristi to bring down my Halloween things on Wednesday - and the boys opened the bins and started looking through things and got all excited and were saying "I remember this!" They started putting things where they were last year and Dayle and I got the biggest kick out of watching them decorate. I told them we needed to take off the tablecloth and put on my Fall-inspired orange one, so pretty soon they were taking the things off the table and removing the tablecloth and putting on the new one.. and continuing to decorate the table. Dayle hung up the big orange paper lantern pumpkin in the dining room and they boys hung a big skull on the door with lit up red eyes.
And above is exactly how they set things up.. so cute! Below are my collection of handblown glass pumpkins.
I try to pick up a Halloween decoration when I fall in love with them. This set below is one that I adore, it's porcelain, a black fence backdrop with 3 cute little Trick-or-Treaters.
Here is our big old paper lantern Jack-o-lantern that we've had for YEARS. He casts a warm orange glow in the house while we have him up. I kind of miss his glow when we take him down.
Some of my other favorites...
I can't even remember where I found this - but it's a porcelain scarecrow candelabra - as you can see from years of wax drips we've had him a long time.
Another one I fell for.. a cat all dressed up holding a hat and pumpkin with a wire edged black cape that you can pose making him look like he's standing outside on a windy dark night...
And this funny little witch - her pumpkin can hold a candle, but then you can't see her cute little face.
My glass pumpkins.. I love the the light behind them makes them glow.
The boys put my collection of pumpkin tea light holders on the TV cabinet.. here they are all lit up.
I forgot to show you the thoughtful gifts that Betsy and Gracie gave me when we met up for dinner when Betsy and her husband Dennis were passing through Portland. Betsy gave me a crocheted scarf that is so soft, and a New Orleans inspired Christmas ornament and a cute little fridge magnet. Gracie gave me a book of crochet ornament patterns and a bookmark she made. Sweet!
Such a cute ornament and magnet.
One of the designs in the book Gracie gave me. I read through it and there is so many different patterns it was amazing!
I was sitting at the table taking photos of the decorations when I looked outside on the deck to see Simba staring at me. He's looking better every day with the good food that Kristi puts out for him. I think we need to make a warm hideaway bed for him for the winter.
We need to get a few candy bars on the off-chance that someone will actually come trick-or-treating here. We haven't had one for years. Do you have trick-or-treaters come to your house? How many? I hope you have a fun time tomorrow!
((hugs)), Teresa :-)