Tuesday, November 1, 2011

I'll let you in on a secret...

Today is November 1st. I am so happy to say all my Halloween decorations are packed away. I love when there is just Harvest decorations, right up until Thanksgiving. This morning before work I grabbed a couple of plastic tubs and went from room to room picking out the Halloween stuff and putting it away. I put all jack o lanterns and witches and ghosts into the attic. They joined the many items I never brought out this year. 

My little secret is that my oldest child loves, loves, loves Halloween. It has always been his favorite holiday. He came over last night and greeted Trick or Treaters in his Frankenstein costume. He used to decorate like crazy. fog machine , scary stuff, you name it. Well he decorated his house this year, but he dosen't get enough kids, so he came here. There were a few disappointed kiddo's that the porch wasn't all done up. I was quite content. I enjoy it  a bit pared down. the other half of the secret is I could live with out Halloween. I just don't remember it being a big deal when I was a kid...it seems to have grown into a big holiday. Am I just getting old? Maybe.

So here are a few photos of my "Just Harvest"










15 comments:

Raymond Homestead said...

Very pretty pictures!

Ann said...

Donna, One of my boys loves Halloween too! He has several tombstones and skulls he likes to decorate with. Wonder how he will be when he is your son's age? Love your stacked pumpkins. ~Ann

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Well, I am not a huge Halloween fan and this year didn't do any decor. So I am more than ready for just Fall. YOur decor is stunning. So pretty and I love the outdoor urn and pumpkins. Hugs, Marty

~Sara said...

Oh I am with you Donna, I love just the "Harvest" look. So many people go from Halloween right to Christmas, but I always look forward to Thanksgiving. I have a few sets of Pilgrims that I set out with the dried flowers, wheat, and squash, along with the bittersweet. It just says fall to me. And I am not ready for winter. I love all of your pics, your home is so comfy looking. Thanks for sharing with us. Blessings ~Sara

frontporchprims said...

Halloween is fun for the kids. Adults? UUUhhhh.....
Anyway, if I weren't toting around 3 little super excited ones, I probably wouldn't have anything to do with it either besides maybe a few prim decorations. -Steph-

Janet - underthewillow said...

Good evening Donna!...I don't care for Halloween at all and much prefer the just harvest look...your decorations are lovely!

Janet

janet said...

Your fall decorations are beautiful..Tomorrow I will be putting away my Halloween items and just leave out all the Fall items..I love Halloween but Fall is my favorite..Have a great week..

lilraggedyangie said...

Donna , Im ready for just Harvest as well , and OMY GOSH Love your mantel just beautiful ! Thanks for sharing hugs lilraggedyangie

A Primitive Place & Country Journal Magazine said...

I am with you on the Halloween decor - I prefer harvest myself. I know next year the downstairs will be Halloweened out for a certain little sweetie pie but it can stay down there!! LOL

Enjoy the nice fall weather coming this weekend my friend!! HUGS!!

my3Kitties said...

You have given me something to think about...i have never decorated "JUST" for fall...keeping out just the fall decorations longer. I too spent last evening pulling everything out, but i didn't get it all packed away. LOL. The day time job....i'll have to wait till tonight to finish putting away. Your pictures are inspiring!! Thanks.

Deppen homestead 1862 said...

Donna ~ Pretty!! A very warm & cozy looking Harvest Fireplace~ makes me want to curl up~
as always inspired~
smiles
Teresa

Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

You have a beautiful home and it is so lovely with all your fall decor.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Hi Donna! Thanks for your nice comment on my clock! : ) I am kind of obligated to decorate for Halloween as it is my birthday. Although, one of the nice things is that you can mix your Fall and Halloween stuff, then just take away the Halloween stuff and you are still set for the season. You have a beautiful blog ~ I am your newest follower!

Kentish Keg-Meg said...

Love your decorations.

Anna said...

Hi there,I am with u I love fall too and leave the fall decorations up until the week after thanksgiving.I love to decorate for Halloween. when my daughters were small we all decorated together but now its all up to me.I love your pics!Warm regards, Anna