I haven't been doing a whole lot of display planning yet, but ideas have been flitting around in my mind. As of this minute, I can't think of anything new I need to buy (at least until I start browsing!) so I'm going to concentrate on bits & parts that I already have.
Like this massager. I've had this for a couple years after picking it up at the Salvation Army. Guess it's time to do my first non-static prop? Obviously it's going to be a ground-breaker. More on that in the future once I do some research.
And I've also had this cool leather covered trunk (with sunglasses for scale) for a couple years, too. But inside???
What the hell was I thinking when I bought wooden fruit??
How can I incorporate this into my witches kitchen? Maybe next to a spell book?
Speaking of browsing, I had some time to kill before my Weight Watcher meeting (don't judge!) so I went into Hobby Lobby, since I haven't been there in quite a while. I was not prepared to see fall stuff! And that's all it was, autumn & harvest. I tried not to look up in some of the aisles, since there was red & green looming up there.
OMG, too cute!!
I found a few things in the jewelry section. I could probably make these snakes into very subtle earrings, I bet only one particularly nosy-body coworker would notice what they actually were.
Thought this guy was pretty interesting. I may not even repaint him!
I really like the blingy spider,
So in August we're having the girl's graduation party and her school colors happen to be black, white & orange. So for the flower pot on the back patio, I chose this selection of black-eyed susans, those soft white fern-like pants (gardener I am NOT) and I was happy to find one lonely sweet potato vine in the "Bewitched" variety. It's got spikier leaves than the regular ornamental sweet potato vines and is almost black. The first greenhouse I went to was sold out for the season and the second had a lot of the deep purple ones.
For the table centerpiece, black petunias and impatiens. By the time her party rolls around, they should be filled in nicely.
In the front yard, I didn't stick with the theme. I have purple & pink impatiens and this funky coleus that is just easier to post a pic instead of describing. It should fill in nicely, too.
Life has finally slowed down a bit, dance season is finally over for Miss Angela until mid July. But since she's driving herself now, I don't have to spend all my evenings going back & forth. And there will be vacation in there, too. So really...I shouldn't be stressing about much Halloween-related anyways, until after the grad party. Until then it will be all about cleaning the house & repainting the one wall in the living room & scraping / repainting the garage & powerwashing the siding / etc / etc / etc. Halloween's gonna be the easy part!