Hi & as promised, back again to share some pictures of what our cleaned (!) front porch looks like just at present. Many of the homes in our subdivision are decorated up so nicely for Fall & Halloween, so we decided to make an effort too. Hopefully those who pass by, enjoy it, and on Halloween night, the tricker treaters will too. We have some small ceramic pumpkins with scary faces that we add right by the door (in front of the wagon & wheelbarrow). We do that Halloween evening as the punkins have tea lights inside of them that glow in the dark; but only if the weather is such that we can sit outside when the kids are coming. Thought about arranging on both sides of the steps that come up to the porch - but didn't want to cause a trip hazard. We don't want some little one stumbling or bumping into a candle; so if it's too cold to sit out, we don't put these out.
Now on the other side of the front door:
Just in front of the porch:
This guy moved from Florida and usually has some straw bales with pumpkins & mums surrounding him, maybe a corn stalk or two. Mr didn't want to go to that much trouble, so all we got was Mr. Scarecrow. This was about the time he remarked to me, that whatever we put out, is going to have to be picked up and put away. This dampened my enthusiasm for adding yet more decorations. We have some colored Halloween lights but decided to go with just what you see. In 2 windows that face the other road (we are on a corner) we have some ceramic pumpkins from long, long ago, that have orange lights inside. When it gets dark, we turn those on, and they show pretty scary in the dark windows. We had 3 of these (and we have 3 windows that could use them!), but somewhere along the way, one got broken. Neither of us can remember if we made them during our 'ceramic hobby phase' or if we bought them - they are really old. In Florida Mr. would put them outside and he really decorated up so well, with skeletons, crows, even made a 'grave' out of bags of mulch, sprayed a sheet to look like dirt, and had an RIP tomestone. The kids used to love it. We had to be careful with the really tiny tots, that they didn't get scared. It was fun, but we don't do that now.
Hope you enjoyed seeing the pictures. Come again when you can. Big Fall Hugs.