It's almost Halloween, which means it's almost time to take down my Halloween decorations; the prospect of which makes me sad, every year. It's ok, though, they've been up since the beginning of September, and, I've got Thanksgiving decor to put out, so I'll live.
Besides, I'll always have pictures to remind me of this season and of the fun things that we managed to do during it. Which reminds me; it's time for this year's house tour! While not a lot changes year-to-year, in terms of what I own; I do try to switch up the placement and use of each item (and, let's be honest; I get a few new pieces each year, as well as rotating out older, lesser-used pieces).
As usual, a witch's wardrobe greets visitors in the foyer, and, this year, a colony of bats has joined the fun.
Moving into the living room, you'll see all of Hugh's jack-o-lanterns displayed on the entertainment center. Hugh carved the pumpkins over the course of a decade when the kids were small and each one bears a special message from him, as well as the year it was carved.