My favorite time of the year is upon us. Yes, I'm talking about Halloween. Any time I can work Halloween into one of my books, I do. Protective Custody, for example, begins with a murder on Halloween night!
So it should come as no surprise that I have quite the collection of spooky decorations. Or that I do up my house big time for the holiday. My husband is floored that our attic is packed with more totes full of Halloween decor than Christmas/Hanukkah decor! So without further ado, here's a sampling.
This little display is in my office.
I love that this lighted pumpkin is carved top side forward instead of the usual way.
The jack-o-lantern below has fiber optic lights strung through the straw hair and around the hat, eyes, mouth and nose.
I fell in love with the wreath on the right. The witch has so much detail from her multi-colored tulle broom to her pointy shoes and frizzy hair!
This is the front entrance to my house. I have a mini graveyard complete with tombstones and a spooky fence.
Here's a closeup of the guy guarding the door. When I brought him home from the store several years ago, my son asked my daughter what it was supposed to be. Without blinking, she said, "That's Mom right before we have company." That moniker has stuck!
And this little guy is animated. He plays Great Balls of Fire as he plays the organ. His eyes light up and his hands actually move along the keys. He's an old family favorite.
And this lovely lady hangs next to DH's computer desk.
This is another animated decoration. He sings Hot, Hot, Hot. His eyes light up bright red and his mouth moves.
I hope you've enjoyed my tour of my Halloween props. Everything goes up October first and comes down November first. As I decorate, I can be heard singing It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year.
I hope you and your family have a happy, safe and spooky holiday!
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