Sunday, October 21, 2012

Halloween At The Cabin

My motto this year for
holiday decorating is...
"Less Is Best"
Frankly, I am too darn busy
to fuss with it.
Just a simple greeting.
(I dug out last year's front door
sign and stuck it on the wreath.)
For the Halloween Hags.
As the old timers would say....
 "Just a wee nip, cuz thar ain't
nuthin' more ornery than a bunch
a stewed-up old hill hags!"
(I was at the store, they had
these little pumpkins, I put one
in the cart and sat it on the
porch barrel.)
The latest model in
hag transportation.  All
trade-ins considered.
(Okay, this hangs here year round.)
"The web of our life is a mingled
yarn; good and ill together."
William Shakespeare
(This stays out all year too, I just jazzed
it up for Halloween.)
Jim Shore colorful folk art.
(From the box to my table, I
didn't even change the place mats.)
What do these little critters
find so interesting?
(Same here, box to table. I didn't
even bother to dust.)
"Eye of newt and toe of frog,
Wool of bat and tongue of dog,
Adder's fork and blind-worm's sting,
Lizard's leg and owlet's wing,
For a charm of terrible trouble,
Like a hell-broth boil and bubble,
Double, double toil and trouble,
Fire burn and cauldron bubble."
 William Shakespeare
The jack-o-lantern looks
at home on my Granddad's
whittlin' chair.
(Gee whiz, I will have to pack
this all away in a few days!)
We live WAY out in the boonies,
in the last 10 years we have not
had a single trick-or-treater. 
I'm prepared just in case! 
 ( I really do love this holiday,
but out here in the hills, it comes
and goes without much fanfare.)







  1. I love your decor--my wee besom collection stays out all year too. And we too live way out in the boonies (although not as far out as you guys do) so each year I go visit my friend in town on Halloween night so I can see the little ones all dressed up.

    I am particularly fond of your little rat fellows.

  2. Straight Corn thar any left?? Cute post and delightful hallween decor, Sherri!

    Hugs, Carolyn

  3. Dear Sherri, Your Halloween decor is so fun! I especially love the pumpkin on the barrel. Everything looks cozy and happy! I hope you get a trick or treater! Love and blessings, Paula

  4. Pretty decorations. Everything looks perfect. We don't get any kids here either. We are in a private community and to far off the road. We have lived here over 30 years and never had any children to come for halloween. I like the little rats too.

  5. I love the little rats, reading William Shakespeare yet! This is a wonderful collection displayed for the season.


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