Thursday, August 9, 2012

Halloween Decorating

I start getting nervous this time of year.  When I think about how much I have to do in just 4 to 5 months I feel pressured!  Maybe that is one of the reasons I start to decorate so early.  It helps relieve some of the pressure!  So, I started to drag out some of my decorations.  I have a huge set of these Royal Doulton Witch Series plates which I have collected for years.  I've been selling off my entire Halloween and Witch collection but there are some things I won't part with.  These are staying with me for a while!

I bought this last year at the Country Living Fair.  Now I need some pumpkins to fill it . I actually have 4 growing on my vine right now.

The same artist did all three of these pieces and I love them.

Some of my vintage Halloween.  I have a constant lump in my throat and tears in my eyes when I look at all of this stuff.  My friend Kary would have been so excited to see all of this.

Two of the girls are unpacked.

She looks like she smells my cabbage bread baking today!

Click to enlarge.  My Staub pumpkins are back on the stove.

The sign is up but I still have the whole outside to decorate.

I have to find all of these.  This pic was from last year when I still had my beautiful maple.  No red leaves this year! 

We are supposed to get cooler weather this weekend.  I sure hope so.  I am ready to build fires in the fire pit.

Last year when I found these lanterns at Michaels, I was so excited.  I grabbed them and flew home to tell Kary to get to Michaels asap and get some.  She drove there in her pajamas and got one of the last ones they had.

Somehow I feel that she will be very present with me through the holidays this year.