Long-term followers know that I’m a bit of a curmudgeon about Halloween. I don’t like graveyards set up as decorations or my bank teller dressed as a space monster. However I do love decorations like this at the Red Lion Inn in Stockbridge MA. The center pumpkin weighs close to 650 pounds!
This striking Kente cloth runner was bought on a long ago holiday in Capetown. As the ‘orange’ is more of a muted coral/beige, it didn’t say Halloween to me until I paired it with a black wreath, sugar pumpkin and bittersweet.
How about this kind of enchantment? A French Canadian owl, seen in Montreal, mais oui!!! Beautifully crafted from a variety of dried materials, it is whimsical and fun. Thanks to Mrs. Pasadena for this one.
Back at the Red Lion, if that was Mama Pumpkin, here is Dad, clocking in at a whopping 840 pounds!!