In most years, I have the Halloween decorations already stored away by Thanksgiving. Not this year. Ghosts, goblins and witches stood guard over our Thanksgiving meal. They had good company with our turkey decorations. I just didn't take the time to tuck things away, even temporarily before company arrived. Maybe next year?
I did want to share some super cute Halloween items I picked up on sale. The terra cotta pumpkins were on my wishlist all fall. I didn't want to pay full price, so they were on my watch list. During each visit to one of our local grocery stores, my mom or I would do a price check. The morning after Halloween, I found two on deep discount - score! My mom called me a few days later to tell me that she had three more that she bought for $1 each! Now, I have five of these little gems for next year.
The bottom is open so you can set the pumpkin over a tea light. I think they will be great on our porch.
One of my favorite catalog and online retailers, Wisteria, had these awesome jewel-toned skulls in purple, green and orange. These are miniature in size and perfect for a garland or hanging as ornaments on a tree branch. I am thinking about how to display them - maybe tied with ribbon to barbed wire or attached to a grapevine wreath or garland? We'll see. I have a year (or so) to figure it out. (And, they were only $4 for the set!)