Mysterious and spooky? Not so much at my house. I didn't used to decorate much for Halloween, but over the last few years I have collected some fun stuff. I think you've seen it all before, but I did try to mix it up a bit this year.
For example, I hung the Autumn banner over a coffee filter flower wreath, on a picket fence.
The tags I made, and some that I got in a swap a few years ago, are resting in this pottery holder with three owls.
My Puss in Boots black cat stands among some wire-y, texture-ful items like owls and pumpkins.
Including these teeny tiny wire brush trees dyed in Halloween colors!
Halloween in low color.
I also got out the Halloween card "album" I made last year and I love it just as well as I did when I first made it!
It's full of Halloween family memories from over the years; you can read about it and see more here.
This one always makes me giggle: Lady Wanted.
What we want around here, now, is a job for my husband. Two weeks ago he was laid off unceremoniously, along with 19 other people at his company. It was a complete (and awful) surprise. He's keeping his chin up but we are both nervous, and I especially am dreading heading into the holiday season with him unemployed. Makes me want to cry. I'm so thankful to be working, and also that we switched over to my company's health benefits last month when we became eligible.