For the past few weeks, I’ve been pulling decorations out of the attic and trying to find time to put everything up before the big night. One of the first things to go up were the window decorations. Nothing particularly spooky about these, I just think they look cool. Black and orange are the traditional colors of Halloween, and I like having the entryway in these colors.
After several days of empty Halloween shelves, Target finally started stocking Halloween merchandise. I wanted to take pictures of everything. But the employees were falling over me as I got down onthe floor to get close-ups of the Cat Skeleton. So I decided to split these pictures into 2 parts. I’ll post more after the shelves are fully stocked (and I’m not tripping Target employees). So here we go….
Took a quick jaunt to our local Target store to see if any of the Halloween merchandise was up (it wasn’t). So I meandered next door to browse through Dollar Tree. Last time I was there, they only had a few items, but they are fully stocked now. Here’s a grave full of pictures for you:
We’ve been lucky to have very little vandalism of our Halloween yard over the years. I’ve seen signs in other yards that are pretty severe (Did you know that in Texas, you are allowed to shoot intruders in defense of property?)
However, I prefer humor:
I found some neat faux book boxes at a Michaels Arts and Crafts store, while looking for Halloween items. I immediately knew I had to try out Dave Lowe’e Creepy Book treatment on one. I like the end result on the test run:
Next in line to stock the shelves with Halloween goodies is Big Lots. I was shopping for something else so I snapped a few quick pictures.
The most interesting item was the life-sized glow-in-the dark skeleton for $49.99