Mt. Rainier and Lenticular Clouds - Dec. 2008 copyright: JMM

October 8, 2012

"Happy People Decorate!"

Or so said my bff Marsha to me on Facebook, when I was hemming and hawing about draaaaaaagging out the fall/Halloween decorations and did I waaaaaant to go through all the bother.  "Happy people decorate...Just sayin" was her reply.  Yeah, she's right.  I hadn't put any decorations out for years back in Washington due to crushing depression and an I-couldn't-care-less attitude.  It's been a long time since I'd seen them, except for a cursory look prior to moving, to give the ex a few decorations that I knew he wanted (and I now wish I'd taken).  But I got the lion's share, so out they came.  Due to space and storage issues, only a few pieces came out.  There's no room for the Halloween tree which is currently buried in the shed, and I couldn't get to my Halloween-themed needlework for the walls either.


Most of them are decorative candles or tea light/votive holders.  It looks pretty in here when all the candles are lit.


If spiders really looked this goofy, I wouldn't be afraid of them.








Hard to see, but these are purple bat lights.  They are just adorable!!

Happy people decorate.  Yes, it's true.

11 comments:

  1. You do have QUITE a collection of Halloween decorations. :D
    Since we live in a very rural area, homes are rather far apart and therefore do not get any trick-or-treaters. This I do miss, as all the really little children are so sweet when dressed up as their fantasies. Anyway, without the children, Halloween has lost its pizzazz for me. :( So yes, I guess it is true; "Happy people" do decorate. :)

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  2. You are spot on! Happy people really do decorate. The year I found out about Devin's addiction, I didn't do diddly squat in the decoration department. Last year we decorated more and this year we are excited about decorating.

    Your decorations look fantastic and if spiders were goofy looking, I wouldn't be paying $150 this week to have an exterminator come out this week to get rid of them. GAH!!!

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  3. I started decorating yesterday! I still have my mom's old Halloween tree, it was fun getting it out again. Now if my cats would just leave it alone ;)

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  4. You must be VERY happy now :)

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  5. Looks wonderful to me :0)

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  6. I actually have more decorations that didn't get used!!! lol I would like to have used my Halloween Tree and the ornaments for it b/c it's really cool with the orange and purple lights but I think Destructo Dawg would knock it over. lol

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  7. You have lots of fun decoration for Halloween, and have put together lots of cute little collection. Now that my daughter is in college, I don't usually decorate. Does that mean I'm not a happy person?:(
    Valerie
    Everyday Inspired

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  8. I love your collection of Halloween decorations. All I have out yet is this large plastic ghost that is holding a pumpkin with a black cat at the bottom. It all lights up. I need to get to the attic and drag out more one of these times. I love Halloween and always decorate for it, just as my mom did before me. Cool post!! Decorations make the heart lighter.

    Kathy
    http://gigglingtruckerswife.blogspot.com

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  9. I haven't decorated these last few years for any holidays - I'm going to be happy this year :)

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  10. Our shops are full of halloween decorations ,each year they seem to be more and more. My granddaughter is only a year old and things like that scare her so looks like it will be another few years before I can decorate with scary things.

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  11. Ha! I guess you're right about Happy People Decorating! It makes me happy when I get out holiday decor. This year I did far more Fall decorating than ever; this weekend that will make way for the Halloween stuff... this is my favorite time of the year!

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