First the red and gold leaves entice us into fall...then the days become cooler. We pull out sweaters and jeans, tuck the summer clothes to the back of the closet. Bring in the garden harvest...strawberries, zuchinni, squash. No luck with tomatoes this year. Make jam, zuchinni bread, apple crisp, yum. Bring on the hot chocolate and a cozy fire and what do you have? A new exciting and entertaining season. Costumes to be made for Halloween, hours spent preparing for piper & chloe, trying new recipes and gathering friends and family to join in the fun.
Halloween decor has begun. I painted one of my alpine Christmas trees black, covered it in tiny orange lights, ghosts, raffia bows, and draped black velvet around the bottom. Then pulled out my purple Snow Village Victorian house, put orange lights in it and placed it under the tree. It sits in the dining room bay window. A good find at the fabric store, black velvet with tiny sequins makes the perfect table cloth, ( although the fabric was more than I had planned to spend). Stars and witch glitter and fall leaves surround the ceramic jack o' lantern centered on the dining table. What do you suggest for a ghoulish menu? Any costume ideas? I remember the year I dressed as a witch. I put a green facial masque on my face and it was dry and peeling by the time the door bell started to ring. The trick or treaters were pretty spooked when I opened the door to great them. BOO! Have fun in the preparations.