Sunday, October 25, 2015

decorated and ready for halloween

Not me, my sister.  We couldn't be more different.  Where I can barely get a couple of pumpkins on the front steps and don't personally own any Halloween decorations she loves to decorate for all of the holidays but I think Halloween must be her favorite.

Tonight we made a quick trip to the neighboring town to pick up a couple of things.  My mom picked me up first and then we went together to Lisa's to pick her up.  To further make the point about how different we are, she was shopping for home decor stuff--a great wood blind for her bathroom window--and I was picking up dirt.  Anyway, we got to her house and it was looking so cute that I had to take a couple of pictures.
 In the window is a large vinyl pumpkin that is backlit.  The sign on the table between the two skeletons says 'trick or treat, money or eats'.  On the table are three candlesticks with skulls instead of candles
 To the right of the door is a couple of straw bales and another smaller skeleton. 
 The vultures are checking out the pumpkins carved by her kids, one in college and one in high school.
 A little closer shot of a vulture.  These vultures started out as your standard pink plastic flamingos. 
 Her mailbox.  She actually gets her mail at the post office.  The newspaper goes in the mailbox.  Between the mailbox and the door to the garage is a small seating area with a cute pail with a fall plant and camo on the cushions.. 
She has a skeleton vulture in the house that she is not quite done building a perch for that is not displayed yet.  She also has a great vulture that moves his head and makes noise and his eyes glow red that will not come out until it is time to greet the trick or treaters.  

Oh, and she got her blinds, I got my potting soil and we all three got matching cozy lined flannel shirts/jackets with fleece hoods that we found on a rack in the men's department.  I wonder if her son will be embarrassed when we show up dressed alike for his first basketball game?

I am sharing her fun decorations at Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps on the Porch here.


  1. How adorable and fun! Great details, a little Spooky in a charming way. Love your post.

    1. Thank you Valerie. I will pass along your comments to Lisa. I know that she will appreciate them.

  2. Very festive! I love that sisters can be so different! I know that my sisters and I are...

    1. We are very different. She is a planner, very methodical, keeps basketball stats on an excel spreadsheet, makes detailed lists, puts things away as she uses them. Me, it looks like a tornado went thru when I am done with something. Maybe that is why she is my best friend. We compliment each other.

  3. This turned out great! Thanks for sharing! I love the skeletons!

  4. This turned out great! Thanks for sharing! I love the skeletons!