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Not a mouse. Maybe a large rat. Or a creepy crawly. Something wicked this way comes…*

Vintage jack-o-lantern votivesFall wreath with raven

glowing skull

The Kaeslets loooove Halloween, so we’ve started with the decorations around here. My Fall choices have received a kid-directed Halloween twist: The mini pumpkins have witch hats, the wreath sports a black raven, and a huge hairy spider hangs over the leaf-and-pumpkin garland. There’s a skull in the dining room, a black lantern in the window, and jack-o-lantern votives in the living room. A witch’s hat, my alter-ego’s apparel, hangs on the coat rack. Even the flowers are jack-o-lantern orange. And there’s more to come. I believe we’ll have rats and some ghosts and spider webs soon, although we’ll probably stop short of dyeing the cats black.

Black witch lantern
orange flower arrangement
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Costumes are under discussion, as are jack-o-lantern carving ideas. Halloween books are making their way off the shelves.

Hist Whist and Ghost Moon

I think I’d better go find a copy of Bunnicula, too.

*Macbeth, of course. Act 4, scene 1. Best witch scene ever.