Sunday, October 11, 2015

My Halloween House

 People always associate me with Halloween but the truth is, I'm really much more into Fall.  Don't get me wrong, I love Halloween.  I used to really decorate for it when my kids were young and I threw huge Halloween parties. This was back in the days when Halloween wasn't celebrated the way it is now.  Back then it was actually hard to find Halloween decorations and I made most of my own. Halloween had almost disappeared until Martha Stewart brought it back. Now I primarily decorate for Fall but if you look close enough, you can find a bit of Halloween around my house.

 The funny thing is that my house is pretty Halloweenish all year long. I live with the things I like.  Here's a closer look at the hanging bronze bat that I showed the other day.  He's been hanging there for a dozen years..

 The green man is always on guard in front of my living room fireplace.  He comes alive when a fire is lit behind him.

 My magic wand from Salem sits on my desk all year long.

A dragon flies over a lamp.
And a bat sits on top of another.
 These black crows guard the Celtic crosses.

 And serious brooms can be found in corners all around my home.

 This human skull from my days in dentistry sits on one of my bookshelves.

 And pumpkin cookbooks and witch corkscrews take up another shelf.

 My favorite antique witch tambourine sits in front of my original set of The Equinox  (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Equinox).

And one of The Raven bookends holds up my collection of Kafka books from my days of studying German.  Why decorate once a year when you can live this way all the time?  Ha ha...I guess I am a bit more into Halloween than I thought.