See, if it were my Halloween decoration (that is, if I’d gotten around to decorating for Halloween this year), I’d be sorely tempted to just string Christmas lights on it and leave the whole mess up till Easter.
There’s a house that I ride past on the schoolbus (yes, I’m a senior but I still ride the schoolbus) that has a big ghost made out of the lamp in front–it’s got a sheet draped over it, with black circles for the mouth and eyes. For Thanksgiving, they gave it a Pilgrim hat, and now it has a Santa hat. It’s really very strange looking. I bet it gets a party hat for New Year’s.
Why did you take him down after Easter then? The Fourth of July was right around the corner. The old guy is already red and white. All you needed was a blue bathing suit to convert him into the ultimate symbol of patriotism.
One of my customers in Philly has a neighbor way down the other end of the block whose house has no front yard at all. It is full of everything-Easter stuff, Memorial day stuff, halloween stuff, Thanksgiving stuff, Christmas stuff, and a half-dozen other holidays that I’ve not listed. If it is made of plastic, can blow in the wind, be plugged in, or just sit there, she has at least one of them, and they are all on permanent display, along with urns, trolls, chairs and tables, leering gargoyles, cutesy signs, reflecting spheres, and such.
The kitsch police should cite her for poor taste above and beyond extremely tacky.
My dearest just recently removed the remains of our jack-o-lanterns from the front yard. And Jack the Skeleton (who laid in wait in the tree branches on Halloween) has been laying on top of a black and orange rubbermaid on the porch with the other decorations gathered but not put away until a few days ago too (now it’s in my living room). The 5ft grim reaper was hanging on a coat rack in my living room. Tomorrow it all goes in the bins and down to the basement. Hey, it’s only Dec. 12. Not even 1/6 of the year has passed since the holiday.
Tonight, we put up our Christmas trees: the actual Frasier Fir in the dining room (not enough room in the LR; Cinnamon Little has her own in fake purple mini tree with pink lights in her room; and a 6.5 ft tall white light one on the porch.
Unfortunately, I’ve discovered I’m down to one light strand for the real tree. I may have to resort to using the orange and purple ones from Halloween. Thank goodness I didn’t put them away!
Hey, maybe I can put my fake spiders and webbing on the tree too! I do lurves me my creepy Halloween!