My opinions today may be unpopular. Based on what I see as I drive around Dallas, I could be in the minority with my ideas regarding fall and Halloween decor. I've noticed that over the last 15 years or so, the way homeowners approach Halloween has changed drastically. When I was growing up, all people did was put out a pumpkin or a jack-o-lantern.
And, I really think that was enough. However, if I were going to do more, I think these examples are lovely. I appreciate a much more minimal approach to fall and Halloween decor. I like holiday decor that is natural and uncontrived. And, devoid of plastic, rubber and nylon.
A friend recently sent me this link to an interesting but somewhat disconcerting article about how much money Americans spend on Halloween. I knew that we had gotten excessive, but the article put it all in perspective for me.
Now, I'm getting to the specifics of what I don't like to see this time of year. INFLATABLES. So very sorry if I offend anyone here, but I believe that inflatables should not exist. Maybe I'm a Debbie Downer or a Halloween Scrooge, but that's what I think. I posted about this last October, and many of you agreed. Your comments were very amusing.
So, just for fun I have a "Which Would You NOT Choose?" below. If your across the street neighbor installed an inflatable for Halloween, which of the below would you be most horrified to see? For me, #1, #5 and #7 are the most appalling.
And lastly, congratulations to Kim for winning the ginger jar!