Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Halloween Decor For the Porch!

I've had this idea for a couple of years in my head-and I finally did it! I picked up the plastic cauldron candy bowl at a yard sale,got some gorgeous marigolds at a nursery,drilled holes in the cauldron,and viola! A Halloween planter! Marigolds are used extensively in celebrating "The Day of the Dead" and the colors on these are just awesome.
Ever notice how there's a lack of Halloween songs? For Yule,music a plenty-but for my favorite holiday,there isn't much aside from Bachs Toccata & fugue in D minor. But I will be watching Vincent Price DVDs! I picked up the Better Homes & Gardens Halloween annual (a tradition of mine) and love leafing thru it.
I've still got a ways to go on the front porch-hopefully today-seems we have a nice wave of cool cloudy weather and I really want the porch to be nice,neat,and a place that I can sit & pluck mandolin in a comfy chair.
Good grief,it's Oct 1 tomorrow and I need to get out the Halloween decor-I celebrate all month long and I'm in disbelief that it's that time already. I always remember my ancestors & friends that have passed over during this time,and I have a few "new" additions to remember this year-a longtime neighbor,a co worker,and one that I used to babysit as a boy and was "extended family" as an adult. This is the only area of life that I don't appreciate getting more of.
Michaels crafts stores are selling the most wonderful pumpkin spice candles in a tin for 99 cents! I'll be picking more up next time I stop in. They also have Sugar Cookie & other assorted seasonal scents. I like the metal container as I don't have to worry about accidents & the tins are always handy for something like knitting stitch markers & the like. Long lasting too! I can feel the chill in the air-that wonderful Fall feelin!

1 comment:

Lainey said...

I love the Halloween cauldron planter! What a great idea. I am enjoying reading your blog, lots of nice pics here.