A Bit of Boo

Last year was the first Halloween in our new home.  I was very excited to decorate the front of our place and welcome all sorts of little ghouls and goblins.  Our porch was complete with huge black spiders, pumpkins covered in little spiders, a big black crow to eat them all, and of course plenty of spider webs.  Unbeknownst to us, every Halloween our little town shuts down Main St. and hosts all sorts of festivities and trick-or-treating opportunities for the kids…which I think is fantastic!  But, what did that mean for us?  It meant two trick-or-treaters…well, three, if you count the kids that came back a second time.  Boo.

This year when October 1st came around, not only did I not have my decorating act together, but I think I was still feeling deflated from last year.  Plus, I come to find out my husband doesn’t care much for Halloween decorations!  WHAT?!  In fact, he practically broke out in hives when I forced him into our local Halloween store.  So, I’m sorry to report that Weekend Decorator did not spend a weekend decorating for Halloween this year.  Boo.

Fortunately, my friend Evelyn LOVES to decorate for Halloween.  She and Musician Husband (of The Best Nest fame), along with their upstairs neighbors, hosted their second annual Halloween party and went all out again this year.  A couple weeks ago, I joined Evelyn at the Long Beach Antique Market in search of some decorations for their Masquerade-themed party.  We found some great stuff.  Woohoo!

Here are a few shots from the party.

We found a fantastic candelabra (and huge chandelier) at the LB Antique Market.

Evelyn scouted a couple of these photos at the Antique Market.

We found two of these concrete busts at the Antique Market, too!  They easily weigh 80lbs each…thank you MH and Brandon for hauling them to the car!

The masquerade theme was woven throughout the entire house, including movie clips of masquerade balls projected onto a big screen.

Halloween is by far my favorite holiday.  People’s creativity always blows me away.  Fortunately, I got to be vicariously creative this year.

Tune in next week when I’ll be back home with a new project of my own.

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One response to “A Bit of Boo

  1. Candace Miller

    Love your blog Marji! Your Mom and I have been having fun doing art together. Love, Candy Miller

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