Sunday, 21 October 2012

It's getting near time...Halloween time that is!

This is the weekend I am usually outside decorating the porch and the front garden for Halloween. It is quite popular here to go all out with spooky, scary decorations.

Sadly, this year will find us with only a pumpkin outside:(

Dh is already waiting on me hand and foot, changing dressings, doing all the cooking, shopping and a lot of the day to day cleaning. He can't be climbing up the ladder to get down the bins of Halloween decor and then spend hours setting it all up...and I would not want him too...but...I still can miss how it usually looks!

People write all sorts of complaints about kids at Halloween and we find quite the opposite. Teenagers come and look all around and discuss the decor before they ring the bell. Several lads have lifted up their masks to tell me they like what I have added that year...Obviously they are some of our "regulars" that they can notice the additions! Little ones are scared at times but that is what Halloween here is all about!

They do get a nice chocolate bar as their reward for braving the spiders and their webs and facing the skeletons and ghouls etc.

Today it hit me...I can still sort of celebrate the scariness of the season...I can show a few pictures of  past halloween outdoor decor. I have managed to find a couple of photos from 2009. So sit back, get ready and don't be scared......


...the yorkshire fox... said...

...over here in England we don't really celebrate Halloween but I always find it amazing how you guys go to amazing lengths with your displays...your home looks awesome so much time and care taken in the details, although you may only have pumkins this year, don't feel sad just think how it will look next year when your back to full stength...fantastic piccy's...Mel :)

Brenda Brown said...

I love your photos of the Halloween display and have read back as to why you are not able to do it this year. It sounds like you have had a miserable time and I wish you well and hope you are now securely back on the road to recovery.
I wish we had such lovely balconies on which to set out fabulous displays.
Happy Sunday.
Hugs Brenda xox

Sherry C said...

How fun/scary is that - love it! Wishing you a speedy recovery!

505whimsygirl said...

Oh how fun! How observant of some of the kids (and also very sweet) to tell you they like what you've added. That means that they love your creative spirit and appreciate it! That's so sweet.

Since my storage space is at a premium I really don't decorate for any of the holidays. I do have a Snoopy Flag in the spirit of Halloween, which I have out already.

I hope you are continuing to progress well.


Anne-Elise said...

Wow, great photos! Wishing you a speedy recovery! Hugs

Darnell J Knauss said...

Oh my goodness, Maureen, you REALLY do Halloween up proud! The neighborhood kids and families are all going to know (they probably do already) that you are off your feed this year when the fabulous decorations are missing!

The way time flies, my dear, we will back at Halloween 2013 in no time and you can get back to your amazing "tricks and treats" on the porch!!

Suzie's Card Den said...

Wow your porch looks great, don't worry there will be other years, just get yourself well.
Became a follower and keep looking in on how you are doing.
Suzie xx

Barbara said...

I used to love Halloween and really get into decorating, but I just don't have the energy or desire anymore ... much to my son's dismay. I keep hoping he'll pick up where I left off.

MaryH said...

Hi. Thanks for the sweet comment at my blog, and I followed your link back. Now I have you in my fav folders! Trying to get everyone sorted into proper folders so I don't miss anyone when I get time to blog surf! Your house dec's are just lovely. Totally understand about the recovery process and not asking DH to overload. Priority is the TLC, and decorations can be next year. Loved the cards and you have a very talented little girl at your house. Her bday dress is so lovely and I'm sure she will be so happy to receive it. Read through some of your posts, and surely hope you are well on the road to recovery by now. I could empathize with getting that first shower & shampoo. Heaven! Take care, thanks for the blog visit, come again when you have time & I shall visit again soon. Hugs.

sandee said...

wow, you do usually go all out for Halloween, I love it! I'm missing Halloween where I live, no kids, no trick or treators..just me eating all the candy and watching scary movies! lol Hope your recovery is going well, sounds like you are getting the royal treatment! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

Samantha Elliott said...

Wow! I would LOVE to come over and discuss your decorations! Fabulous. If I could, I would come and do it for you this year just for the fun of it!

Glenda Atkins said...

Oh hun your house looked marvellous, what a lot of time & effort you put into it! Pumpkins will be fine this year, just get better and take it easy till you are stronger. Next year should be a beaut!

Sarah said...

My goodness I don't think I've ever seen a big a Halloween display as this! It's more like I've seen for Christmas, I really didn't realise how much you all get into it!!

You've got a gorgeous house as well - it looks so pretty!


Lisa said...

Hope your getting stronger. Mine is done and up but getting wrecked with all the wind:(

Anonymous said...

I love your Halloween decorations, we've had nice kids too, but there hasn't been much turnaround in my neighbourhood so the kids know almost everyone. One year when a neighbour girl was about three, she came to my door dressed as a fairy. I bent down with my basket of candy to be at her level, but that put the candy right in her eye line and she reached out for some, tripped up the step and came flying at me. I dropped the basket, managed to catch her but she put me off balance and I ended up on my ass still holding her but got poked in the face by her wand!! I don't know was the most shocked, me, her or her mum!!