Friday, October 17

Show and Tell Friday

It's time for Show and Tell Friday. If you would like to participate, drop over to Kelli's at There's No Place Like Home.

Last Monday, which was Thanksgiving in Canada, the boys came over to help me finish decorating the yard. We had started it about two weeks ago and hadn't had a chance to finish it.

First we took some Indian corn and tied it together with binder twine and hung it by the door. The photo doesn't do it justice. It is rather pretty.
While we were tying the Indian corn, Grandpa went to the basement and brought out the pumpkin head man that we've had for years. He is getting in kind of rough shape, but he still looks good lounging on the bale of straw.

We put a mum plant and some gourds and pumpkins beside him to brighten up the yard near the driveway.

Then we put up the ghost that I got last year. It has such a pleasant face and welcomes trick or treaters to the yard. We couldn't get it into the hard ground, so Grandpa put it in for us. Mmm! My fairy is lying on the ground. Looks like Meeko has been in the flower bed again. Grrr!
Then we added last year's scarecrow that will keep my new larger one company this year. We added a few cornstalks to the mix.
About three years ago the boys and I were at a holiday speciality shop and saw the groom from the Nightmare Before Christmas on sale. I bought one for their house and one for here.
A look at all the decorations from the top of the terrace steps. It looks kind of spooky, don't you think. Brandon was sure enjoying it after it was all done.

See that smile. And Anni, that witch hanging on the porch railing was given to me about five years ago by the boys. She has watched over the yard every Halloween since.
Jordan helped with all the decorations but for some reason didn't get in the photos. I think he was too busy raking leaves and trying to fill that big bag with the pumpkin face on it. After the decorating was done, we went to the front of the house where a poplar tree sheds leaves like crazy and filled that bag to the brim. I didn't get a photo when it was finished, but the boys took it home to set in their yard. They can't fill them they don't have many trees in their survey, except at the park.

We had a lot of fun decorating again this year. Oh, and notice the green Christmas lights that we are going to light on Halloween to make the yard look eerie. After Halloween, they will be shut off until December. I'm hoping that someday the boys will have many fond memories of decorating for Halloween at Grandma's.

It's colder here today and our lovely Indian Summer is gone. The wind is nasty and it has been overcast all day. Have a pleasant weekend, stay safe and take time to enjoy the simple things in life. ~Blessings, Mary~


  1. I love all of your beautiful decorations, you really out did yourself, what a great show and tell, have a great weekend

  2. Your Halloween decorations look great! The boys did a good job! Thanks for sharing it with us!


  3. Come by my blog, I have a rose for you.

  4. Looks like you are all set Mary! Isn't it nice to have helpers? I love the things that hang and blow in the breeze--wooooooooooo. Have fun on Halloween!
    PS-Next week I'll be posting my fall/Halloween decorations for a blog 'show'-around the 22nd.

  5. It all looks great!

  6. Mary,
    Wow! You and the boys and Grandpa went all out....isn't it glorious to do things with our grandchildren....creating memories that they will always remember...

    Edward is doing well and we are so thankful...God is so good....

    We had a wonderful time with Marion and was if we had known them always....

    I am always so pleased to see that you've been by....Betty

  7. Nice job on the decorations, very festive.

  8. Some great decorations you have there my friend! Looks really super cool and scary too! Sure to keep the ghouls and ghosties away I bet!

  9. I think your old "pumpkin head" man is so cute! :)

    Come over and help me wish my hubby a happy birthday if you have time!


  10. What a great idea Mary. A show and tell. I think I will do that for Thanksgiving... I really enjoy Harvest-y/fall decorations.

    Just wanted to let you know that Day 1 of the Love Dare Challenge is posted.

    Sure hope you'll stop by...

  11. Love the face on your pumpkin.

  12. Awesome Mary!!! Just awesome. The two did a terrific job of decorating. High 5 to the boys. The ghost on the porch is my favorite....I would love to watch 'him' sway in the breezes.

  13. Looks like you're all ready for the trick-or-treaters. They will love it, but they'll love the goodies they receive even more.

  14. Wow you guys are all decked out! Great decorations!


  15. I love all your decorations (those pumpkins on a string are do-able:), everyone needs a pumpkin head to stuff! The green spooky lights are cool too! Good idea! I especially like you having your boys help! Thats what makes memories. Thank you for sharing today:)

  16. Those kids will always have fond memories of helping Gma. i know i remember so many times and would not trade them for anything..making memories is what we Gmas do the best i think..

  17. Your decorations are very scary! Love them! I am sure the grandchildren will always remember this special time.

  18. Hi Mary, I don't do much decorating for Halloween , but enjoy looking at all of you's and others in my neighborhood..Many happy memories for the boys to have of their sweet Grandmother and her time spent with them.. Hugs, Baba

  19. Oh Mary what a fun show and tell post. I loved your photo's you seemed to have had a wonderfully fun day. Thanks so much for sharing them all the way from Canada. Wow!
    btw I just love all the photo's on your sidebar. Where did you find them? They are great.
    Oh and I want to invite you to come back and join my Wednesday meme. It is the first week and I am extending it all week. Come by and check it out. It is all about friends. I would love for you to join. And I have a giveway going on right now. So join us!
    Many Blessings,

  20. Your porch does look a little spooky. Not sure I'd want to go up there in the dark. I looked at costumes in Walmart today. They have some great ones. My wonder boy will be a knight and Princess is going as Hannah Montana(who else). Daughter was going to buy her some church shoes and she wanted heels. She even said she'd pay for them herself. Well, that was vetoed. She just had her 8th Birthday, you know. I don't like the way society is influencing our little girls to grow up so fast. We are trying to dress her for the age she is but it is hard with what is in the store.
    Didn't mean to get off on that tangent!
    It was 60 here this morning. Maybe this weekend, Honey Bear and I will sit out in the everning with a fire in our firepit. I had him bring it from Memphis and I bought a log today.
    Have a great weekend.
    Mama Bear

  21. Great decorations! Mr. Pumpkin Head man looks great with the mums and pumpkins.

  22. Too spooky for me, glad the boy's enjoy it.

  23. Every thing looks great. I love the groom the most. Have a great week.

  24. Ooooh... love all the Halloween decorations! Thanks for visiting me this week. Have a wonderful weekend.

  25. Fun times, fun decorations!
    Thanks for sharing...

    Warm Regards,

  26. What a wonderful time you and your grandsons had Mary! All of your decorations look great and I love the pumpkin head scarecrow!

  27. The decorations are beautiful, Mary. Lot's of fun doing stuff like that each year...This year I'm not going to because I'll probably be taking a road trip