On Halloween...I joined my mother and Rozzilyn for trick-or-treats. We do it a little differently out here. I'm sure there are some neighborhoods where kids go door to door, but there are a few neighborhoods that really take the bulk of the kids around here. I live next to one of them, which is a small affair compared to the houses on Mt. Vernon.
For years, The Second Hand Man (who deals in antique and resale furniture) decorates his bay window of his stately home with the most fantastic skeletons having tea with each other. The whole window is all decorated for the holiday with the right kind of china and animals...you name it, it's wonderful! They also hand out big candy bars instead of the bite sized ones. But, it's gotten so popular, it's a bit of a mob scene...so we just hang out in this neighborhood instead...it's much more manageable.
There was a great house over here that had a skeleton kayaking down a orange light river, with a skeleton in an inner tube and one that was sitting next to a orange Karman Ghia, who had a guitar and a Hawaiian shirt on...totally cool. The entire scene was all light up with colored lights and everything!
Rozzilyn, as you can see, was Nancy Drew. Didn't she make a cute one?
On Saturday night, I went and hung out with the girls at Megan's mother's home...we ate drank and made merry.
I didn't have very many pictures of my costume taken...so I'm happy that we did these. As you can see, I used my orange crinoline, but didn't really make anything else. I remembered I had that black brocade corset...so, wallah! Add a pointy hat and some black and white striped stockings and you have an instant witch costume...
I am loving this costume, and since I didn't really get to wear it that much, I think I may have to drag it out again another year...what do you think?
As you can also see, Megan is the wonderful Frida Kahlo. She made a fantastic Frida, and said she had all the stuff ready to go in her closet except for the paper flowers, which she just acquired just in time for the holiday. In this second picture the sun was crazy and throwing some strange shadows across my face...hmmmm.
It's probably the last hurrah before it finally gets cold here. It's supposed to be nice and chilly starting this week...
I hope you all had a wonderful Halloween...
I totally forgot to crack the bottles of wine.
It's been a little nuts around here lately...so, I'll have to save them for another time...hopefully soon!