Monday, October 30, 2006

31 Days of Halloween - Day 30

Tomorrow's the big day!

I can't believe it got here so quickly.

The weather here has been real crappy all month; lots of rain and wind. We even had snow twice.

In some ways it's perfect Fall weather, with the dreary mood that suits the holiday, but it's not really conducive to my needs for decorating the outside of the house.

All of my outdoor decorations (which I don't put up until the school buses have already whisked all the neighborhood kids to school on Halloween day) are made out of paper mache or involve actual candles.

I can't put out either if it's raining, and if it's windy then no candles.

I'm keeping my fingers crossed that tomorrow will be a calm, clear day around 60º f. in temperature, but it doesn't look like that's going to happen.

I hate to think that our house is going to be limited to a few jack o'lanterns, especially since we're the only house on our street that does any real decorating, and only one of a couple of houses in the neighborhood that goes all out on Halloween, but I'll do what I can.

In the meantime, here are a few photos of some of the stuff that can be found haunting the inside of our house this year.

Come back tomorrow day for a post on what I consider would be the perfect Halloween viewing marathon, and come back tomorrow night for the last of my Halloween viewing for this year, and if all goes well, pictures of the outside of our house this year.


Todd Franklin said...

Wow! You have some cool decorations! Good luck on tomorrow!

Dane said...

Great decorations, and I can't wait to see your viewing lists.

Kirk D. said...

Love the goodies! What is that little graveyard?
I look forward to seeing the outdoor setup.

John Rozum said...

The little graveyard is from the Lemax Spooky Town collection. It's one of those village sets, like the one's you see everywhere at Christmas.

I've mostly seen the Halloween villages at places like Michael's, the craft supply store, and Super Markets. The quality leans towards the garish and tacky side, and the painting on the pieces is real hit or miss, so I've avoided most of the buildings, and such, and have just picked up a handful of the figures such as these graveyard pieces, as well as some trick-or-treaters.

To be honest, I wouldn't know what to do with an entire town of these things though, other than perhaps fantasize that I lived there, or that I had my own theme park, and that this would be the scale model.

Kirk D. said...

Oh yeah, I've seen some of that Halloween Village stuff. There's a shop nearby that has a whole bunch of it set up, and I feel the same way.. there's some really cool stuff and some really lame stuff. Your graveyard looks cool.
Yeah, I've thought about how it would be neat to own the whole town, but I could probably build my own dark ride for the money it would cost.