My blog friend KathyB (http://irisheyesknitters.blogspot.com/) talked about her love for Halloween in her recent blog post and she had really cool pictures. I actually am posting today for her – to show her (and anyone else who is reading) how we decorate for Halloween – mostly in my kitchen.
My entire life my Mom (who had/has such an artistic eye and creative talent) decorated for all the various holidays/seasons. When I married, I honestly thought EVERYONE did that…….. so I started the tradition for my family. I even took it a couple levels above her and made season curtains for the kitchen windows. When we would entertain I would get the greatest compliments and comments about how cool it was that I decorated for all the various holidays….. (just inside my home, I never did it outside except for Christmas).
Now that my girls are adults (and one is not living at home) I have toned it down, but still enjoy getting the different things out and putting them up. I am getting feeble minded and so I forget from year to year how cute some of my thing are!!! 🙂
During the first year of our marriage my husband built this beautiful plate shelf over the big kitchen window I have. At first I use to just have old plates displayed on it. That all changed when I started decorating for the seasons. Here is my plate shelf now.
(I took these photos this morning at 6am).
The next photo shows the other window over my kitchen sink that shows the fall curtains I made and the little BOO! that my husband made (he is talented too!).
The next photo is a picture of a little shadow type shelf that my Dad made many many years ago for my Mom. She gave it to me. Notice the little hedgehog on the shelf just below the big candy corn candle? It’s Miss Tiggy wearing her witch hat and with her broom. That hedgehog stays on that shelf and is decorated according to the holidays as well! Sick aren’t I?
There you go. I love all the holidays because of the various decorations I have collected/inherited over the years. My whole family expects to see each season/holiday displayed or heads will roll!!!!