Saturday, October 23, 2010

Our Halloween Decorations

I'm trying out a new look for my blog.  What do you think?  I may change it again.  To help put it in perspective, I am a person who has a candle "wardrobe" -- you know, different scents for different seasons.  It's just time for something different.  I am messing around with the blog template designer and am a bit stumped, and it may take several tries to get a look I really want.

Thought I'd show you what the outside of our house looks like for Halloween.
We've got a ghostly bride and groom hanging side by side, a "man" in a spider's cocoon hanging next to them, some pumpkin lights around the edge of the porch roof, and a large blow-up black cat whose eyes light up and whose head moves from side to side.  (Please forgive the lack of landscaping in the front garden bed....it's a work in progress.)

Can you see the mummy in the windows?  This, as well as the cocoon man and the light-up cat, is a new addition for us this year.  It's from a company called WOWindow Posters.   It is truly a neat decoration.  Comes in a pack of two vinyl sheets that you trim to your window size and adhere with the double-sided adhesive squares provided.  The mummy's body is in one window and his out-stretched hand is in the other.  Light from your interior lamps help him "glow" to outside passersby.
The quality of these shots in the dark leaves a lot to be desired.  I am still playing with my new-ish Nikon CoolPix camera, which my husband bought me a few months ago.   When it comes to me and technology, I take baby-steps toward really knowing my product.

No card to post tonight, but I hope to have another in a couple of days.

Goodnight!


13 comments:

Emily Keaton said...

Oh, how fun to see your awesome Halloween decorations, Colleen!! You really go big-time. So fun to see :) That mummy poster is sooooooooooo cool. I love how your interior lights light him up. A cool, spooky effect!! And the pumpkin lights are awesome. LOVE all of it, my friend :)

Marisa said...

I'm trying to remember what the old blog looked like LOL! Can you tell I'm tired...! Love the hydrangea picture! Well done on the house decor too :)

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Oh colleen, Love your Halloween decorations and that mummy is too great! We are still talking about what we are going to do, but now I am motivated to get up tomarow and do something! lol. Love it all.

Barbara said...

I love the new blog design, but then I also loved the old one.
Your Halloween house is fantastic! Best I've seen.

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Colleen, this is totally cool! My kids would love it! The window guy is so creepy at night and I love that cat! What a fun look for halloween!

Carol said...

Colleen I love your house!!! I would love to do this to my own house but living here in South Georgia, I would get run out of town putting up scary stuff like that. As it is we have to change Halloween to Saturday because the 31st lands on a Sunday and that is church day. Everyone in New England decorated like this and I miss it so much. You house looks so fun and so cool!

Bear Hugs,
Carol :O}

kristen malak said...

That mummy is so awesome!!! LOVE HIM! Great job on the decorations!

Julie Ranae said...

Really fun decorations!

Andrea Ewen said...

Super scary, Colleen! I bet the girls love to help decorate for Halloween. I know my daughter is out there all night with my husband putting all the "scariness" together. Then, when it's all done, she doesn't want to go back out there, because SHE'S scared. Go figure. Anyway, I bet you'll get a lot of foot traffic on Halloween, cos everyone's gonna wanna check out those neat decorations!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

That looks really spooky, but I guess its lots of fun too, I remembered I used to love driving around Long Branch NJ and looked at the halloween decor, it doesn't seem to have much in such big scale like those here in Vegas. Thanks for sharing your pictures!

Ann Schach said...

Awesome decorations! I love the cat! Plus I am really liking the clean and classy blog design!

Benzi said...

Ooh, I'm scared and I live far away from you. LOL Seriously, you've done a bang up job for Halloween. We have about 300 trick or treaters every year and it is so much fun. Your decorations are really cool.

Jullia Grace said...

Hurrah, that’s what I was trying to get for, just what a stuff Presented at this blog!! Thanks admin of the site. dream wall decor

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