|Mind control marketing|
So anyway, as a result of years of this cart filling, I've now filled a large house with Halloween baubles and knick-knacks galore. And I have to admit that I'm not some creative genius who has arranged artful groupings of carefully selected pieces around in strategic places to create pleasing holiday visuals for the eyes. No, it's just stuff. Everywhere. I've packed away all the normal things I usually have out during the rest of the year on counters and shelves and tables to make room. It's kind of like a store. In a house.
To be clear, we have particular preferences for our Halloween stuff. We like the smiling pumpkins and the not too scary witches, the white, friendly ghosts and the dancing skeletons. Not the scary stuff, ugly monsters, skulls, bloody anything or anything with scars. And nothing too angry looking. That's right, we keep the Happy in Halloween in our house! The older two kids were never really into the too-scary and Zoe still clings to me in Party City during the season. So we keep it light.
We especially love Halloween sno-globes and picture frames and candles, oh! the candles, all those delicious fall scents: pumpkin, cinnamon, cider, apples, berries, nutmeg, hazelnut, caramel, rum and all the vanillas. Also, any decoration that dances is good. Here are a few fun pictures of the current decor. Inside decor, that is - outside to be highlighted in a future post. As a new neighbor that I just met at National Night Out told me, "I know what house you live in, it's the one with all that Halloween stuff." (This from a man who puts a giant spider in his front yard.)
|Halloween happiness in the kitchen window sill|
|Mr Potato Head Ghost|
|On the wall, in the kitchen|
|Witches live here|
|You can "blow out" the flame :)|
|He's so cute, right?!|
|In the library|
|A Must Have, of course|
|This is scary as we get|
|Is this too much...?|