Sunday, October 31, 2010

hallowed eve

This was taken last year on the night of Halloween. We were all lit up and ready for any trick-or-treaters that dare climb our scary stairs. I changed out the bulbs to purple strobes.
Spooky music was playing and treats at the ready.
The torches were lit up and down the drive-way to ward off any evil spirits and vampires.
We had a small jack-o-lantern and an electric pumpkin light in the window.
My Mom gave this electric light to me years ago. All it requires is an outlet.
There is something to be said for no carving, no mess.
I am not lazy, just busy - and this holiday seems to come and go so fast, that I barely have the chance to hang the skeleton and bring out the rats, which by the way are on the steps, hiding.
Happy Halloween to each of you!

21 comments:

Purple Flowers said...

Your decorations look great - scary and fun at the same time.

Hope you have a Happy Halloween! :)

two hippos said...

how brilliant, over here we don't do so much decorating for Haloween.

Days at Buttermilk Cottage said...

Those steps look like a pretty scary climb!!! You certainly have built in excercise. I have a couple of scary-looking terra cotta pumpkins so I don't have to do any carving either. I do always get several real pumpkins and hope they last until Thanksgiving.
Susan

abby jenkins said...

love that purple strobes, what an effortless way to create a mood! Happy Halloween

Ideezine said...

Happy Halloween!

Bette

Kwana said...

Looks great. Happy Halloween.

JMW said...

Looks great! I can totally relate to the business of the season. We finally carved a pumpkin yesterday, at a pumpkin-carving party, so we got that item accomplished!

Ivy Lane said...

Happy Halloween!!! Love the lights.. I should get one of those electric pumpkins..I did not get out to get any this year...

By the way.. LOVE your home!! can we have a peak inside?? pretty please!!

VictoriaArt said...

Happy haunting!
We have done more this year then ever, thanks to my youngest...He pushed us through!

xo V.

Karena said...

Oh Patricia, you did just great you would laugh to see how litlle Holiday decorating I've done!

Xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

The Buzz said...

I love celebrating holidays virtually and see what others do to dress up their homes... we just barely got the pumpkin carved in time! Happy Halloween!

Acanthus and Acorn said...

Whew, I was beginning to feel a tiny bit guilty for not carving! These decorations are great and love the staircase angle you captured!

Joyce said...

I would love to be scared stiff at your door. Enjoy and Happy Halloween to you! xo

Barbara said...

...gotta say I read one of the funniest lines you ever wrote in this post ..."I didn't have time to hang out the skeletons and the rats". Why not, were you in the kitchen mixing up some Monster Mash???
BarbaraG

24 Corners said...

Your electric Halloween is very fun...love the purple strobe and the glowing pumpkin! And spooky music...you can't beat that! I'm sure there will be a few nervous little hearts walking up all those stairs to get to their treats!

Happy Halloween!!!

pretty pink tulips said...

Love your decorations! I love getting mine up early...but tomorrow, I will be on a mission to get them down, put away and bring out some elements for November.

The months are flying!

Aspiring Kennedy said...

i would be so scared if i were little! haha... you did a great job. :)

jacjewelry said...

Happy Halloween! Did you get a lot of visitors?

Liz, Viive and Benji said...

Should I confess, my nod to Autumn was to purchase a chrysanthemum. I did turn on a scary movie, so, here I am at all hours!! On to the very best holiday--turkey!
Best,
Liz

Formerly known as Frau said...

So inviting for the brave! Hope you all had a wonderful Halloween weekend!

maureen @ The Inglenook Decor said...

looks awesome Patricia! I hope u had a fun Halloween!