This weekend was all about gettin' into the spirit... the Halloween spirit.
In our home- 'til the month of October has passed- we hold off on the pretty autumn leaf garlands, the harvest basket of pumpkins n' gourds, the festive seasonal wreaths, the colorful ears of Indian corn.
The "fall bin" & the "Halloween bin" used to be one and the same. But it never felt quite right hanging a hooded & gauzed grim reaper- amidst a black-feather-covered chandelier- above a table filled with pretty leaf-shaped candle holders & all sorts of other 'autumnal bliss.' Somehow comfy-cozy-bounty-warm just doesn't mix with creepy-crawly-spooky-tacky...
So this month's reserved for cobwebs & skeletons... ghosts & ghouls... black & silver... purple & orange. The traditional beef stew & crusty bread were savored... candles were lit... The Munsters & Scooby-Doo were watched... cider & wine were poured... My mom joined in on the fun, and as of today, the first of October~ our house has officially been spooked.
Now onto the really spooky part... figuring out the Halloween costumes.