September 02, 2009

Too soon?

Is it ever too early to talk Halloween?* At least I waited until September. Which is almost October.

I was doing a little exploration on the Gump’s web site at work for corporate gifts, and couldn’t help but check out the (somewhat hidden) Halloween sale section. The fancy Gump’s certainly isn’t one of my typical thrifty shopping outlets (just wait until you see the Halloween decor I picked out of a neighbor’s trash!), but you’d be surprised what you can find in their sales section.

This flocked black chandelier ($39.99, marked down from $98) would look ghoulishly good over my dining table:


And I’m having a hard time picturing my front door without this sparkly witch silhouette ($24.99, down from $65):


I’m thinking she would also be a good little home craft project, but she’s 25 inches tall and that’s a lot ($$$) of glass glitter. And the glitter really makes the girl, after all.

And speaking of glitter, how about these tea light holders:


At $14.99 for the set of three (down from $45), they may fly to the shore house on the back of Miss Witch’s broomstick.

Speaking of witches, I’m a little witchy myself. I’m once again under the weather, and getting a little sick (pun intended) of it. Hrmph. I had a brief respite last week, and now the hacking and wheezing portion of the program has returned. I did go the doctor’s today (a big step for me), had some tests, and judging from my symptoms it could be anything from allergies to tuberculosis. How comforting.


* It’s also because my camera cord is AWOL and my blog pics are trapped in my camera.

18 comments:

Joyce said...

Laura never too early to celebrate! My concern is your health,I'm hoping it is just a cold that is lingering. Was this a choice? Really my friend be well and keep us posted. Sending you many many hugs and kisses. xoxox...

Liz@Violet Posy said...

Never too early!! I'll be starting in about a week :) Love those finds.

Patti said...

I have also had fall decorating on my mind...love what you found....and in regards to the bike giveaway, post it on your blog...and if you win, I will come to the shore for a ride in the "bucket"!! Here's the link:
http://www.madsencycles.com/contest/

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Halloween works all year round! Ummm, let me know if it is anything contagious? In the meantime feel much better, drink plenty of liquids, and watch a good movie on tv.
♥, Susan

Julia @ Hooked on Houses said...

Oh, no, I can't believe you're feeling sick again, Laura. So sorry to hear that! Seems like you've paid your dues and deserve good health by now. Hope it turns out to be something easily and quickly treatable. I've got my fingers crossed for you.

That chandelier is fun!

Barbara Jacksier said...

No witches for me until the 15th! It's still too early for me. I want to hold onto summer a wee bit longer.

Sue said...

As long as it's not the pig flu...you'll be fine...We adore Halloween decorations being married on Halloween and all...Yikes 39 years this year!!
I just bought the Boss a huge pumpkin head bobbling out of a big black drum like thing...he insisted from last month that it sits on top of our wine cooler in the kitchen...I just hopes he packs it away before Christmas....

Frau said...

Never to early for Halloween decorations or candy corn! Hope you are feeling better atleast it's not the Swine Flu.

Renovation Therapy said...

1. Feel better. No sickies on our trip!
2. I have a date with black glitter this weekend. I bought some pre-cut wood shapes at Michaels the other day...par-tay!
3. Can you take the memory card our of your camera and put it in the memory card slot on your computer?
4. I have coffee cake. Just sayin'.

Weef! said...

Love the tea lights!! (And the chandelier is pretty neat too). As for the witch-- you could totally do that as a DIY project!! You could find a neat "Boo" stamp for the little flag (they've got some good ones at Michael's in their Dollar bins). Actually, have you checked out their Halloween section yet? Martha Stewart has some great stuff this year!

Maureen said...

Sorry you're under the weather....

I love that witch - glitter is the best, well, until you try and vacuum it up.

My camera cord is in NY - it's due to return after the weekend. I feel your blogging pain.

Tina said...

Wow, hope you feel better soon. and I love the chandelier and witch. I'm in a black and white mood all neutrals for this season. With a pop of Autumn color here and there. Very Edgar Allen Poe.
Have a fun time finding Halloweenie finds.
T

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

They are all great decorations -- I love the witch!
Feel better soon! My daughter has a bad cold too -- something is going around.

Pearl Maple said...

Never to early to celebrate if you like the season go ahead and enjoy yourself. Nice collection you have happening there.

heidi said...

it's NEVER too soon to tawk halloween. We haven't put our decorations away from last year yet :-)

Kwana said...

It's not too early. I already did my 1.oo store shopping. Hey it was out and goes fast. Cool chandelier.

Fifi Flowers said...

OOOOH MY... not just talk about Fall... but actually Halloween... hmmmm... I haven't been in the stores... are there Halloween costumes out already too???

thelaundryisneverfinished said...

Oh Laura! I'm crossing my fingers for allergies. :) I'm so sorry you are still feeling yuck!
And Noooooo! I'm not ready to let go of summer!!!!!!!!! Let's not rush things, girl! :-)