I love decorating my house for the fall. As seen in the following photo, I went all out this year…NOT!
What happened was that I had joined several linky parties in early October, including THE POLOHOUSE FAVORITES ON THE FIRST: FALL DECOR.
I decided that my fall decor would include the pumpkin topiaries, which I copied from a Southern Living magazine article on fall decorating. See my post HERE.
After publishing my post, I received several very nice, polite compliments about my topiaries. But I think everyone just felt sorry for me, because the more I examined them, the more ridiculous I felt they looked.
So about a week later, I redid my front:
I ditched the orange wreath and pumpkin topiaries and added a new white pumpkin wreath along with some zinnias on either side of the front door. I also planted some yellow mums and added lots of pumpkins, squash and other fall foliage. I'm much happier with it now:
When my children were little, we had ghosts, spiders, skeletons, cobwebs…you name it, we had it. But a fall theme is much easier than Halloween, so I've gotten lazy. No ghosts or goblins at this house.
HOWEVER…… Let me share with you a house in Dallas that goes ALL OUT for Halloween. You won't believe it!
This house was built in University Park (a small township within the borders of Dallas) back in the 1940s. Valued at almost $16,000,000 on the tax rolls, it's one of the most expensive houses in Dallas. But I digress.
Below is one of the gates that leads to the property. The whole place is gated to keep out the riffraff (like me). Fortunately I can slip my camera through the fence and take fairly good photos. Love the huge cobwebs and spiders:
I saw the workers as they were building the straw house below. Unbelievable!
Is that the Cat in the Hat?
They even added Spanish moss to the trees. (It doesn't grow naturally in Dallas!)
Gotta have a graveyard...