For the past few years I've said to myself "ugh, why do I want to pull out all the Halloween decorations!?" Though fall is my favorite time of year, getting out all the totes is not. I tell myself that my boys are older, they won't notice.....it's such a pain in the butt to take the everyday things down to replace with pumpkins......but then I give in. And I'm glad I do. When I go through the totes of pumpkins, witches, cobwebs and ghosts I remember why I do it....simply because I like it. As the darkness comes earlier day by day this time of year I like to see how the pumpkins faces light up with a candle. I like to stitck a cute little figurine in a dark corner and actually see it's
personality come to life.....as if that is how the creator meant it to be. I'm always glad when I have everything positioned just so. It's as if all these little trinkets bring a new life to the house.....the beginning of the holiday season......the warmth of candles......apples, pumpkins, orange and green penny rugs and wool creations....I love it all and I'm glad I decided to it.....and you know what, so are my boys.....22 and 26 and they still like to see the holiday decorations come out. It's as if they provide them that "warm" feeling too, at least that's what I like to think, they never say as much, but I know they notice! So, here are a few of my decorations.......
Hobbes likes the decorations too!
I like this little sitting area. The Witch with pumpkin board is one of my Sister's wonderful pieces. She gave it to me as we converted this piece of art into a hooked rug design called "I got you my pretty!"
That fun rusty arrow was purchased at Hobby Lobby believe it or not. I love it!
This isn't really showing Halloween decorations, but I did a little reorganizing in my kitchen and I just love this spot. Always have....perhaps it's because it's where the coffee is, but I decided to display my bennington and special pottery mugs. The blue piece in our kitchen is actually a dresser that my husband refurbished by adding a long top to it so we would have more counter space and drawers for storage, we have such little space in our kitchen that every nook and cranny is valuable.
See what I mean about the figurines having a look on their faces. I swear they come to life when they are placed in the perfect spot. Look at that guy!
Yes, I am glad the decorations made their way out of the totes again for another year! If you enjoy decorating the way I do you'll understand, but even if you don't, we all have those things that make us feel the warmth of the season. Whether it's the cider mill, or even just grabbing a store bought Autumn treat or special goody, we all have our ways of enjoying the season.
Until next time.....