October 31, 2012

The witching hour is near

Grey pumpkin and cute Boo ghost Halloween candle

After 364 days of anticipation, All Hallows Eve has returned at long last and I'm bubbling like a witch's cauldron with joy and merriment over this fact. I'd hoped to get in a pre-Halloween shoot of my costume, but haven’t feeling well enough lately for that, so hopefully we'll get some snaps later today and I can share my festive ensemble with you all in the very near future.

Like much of North America right now, though we're on the west coast, not the east, and thus haven't felt Hurricane Sandy's terrible wrath firsthand, we've had fairly rough weather all week. The rain that's been present since last Friday continues this morning, as I curl up in a corner of the living room couch and silently ask the The Great Pumpkin to send a little sunshine our way.

No matter what the weather has up its sleeve today, and even though I'm feeling less than stellar on the health front, nothing can dampen my spirits - or the spirits that may very well be lurking amongst us on this spooky holiday - in the slightest!

Though we don't have tons of Halloween decorations (no room in our past homes to store much in the way of seasonal decor), we do have a beloved little handful (certain items of which, such as the candles pictured here, have been with me since childhood), and I took snaps recently of some of our collection - as well as most of the pumpkins we picked up at Bear's fruit stand - to share with all of you today.

White pumpkin and Halloween scarcrow decoration

Grey pumpkin and cute 1980s Halloween candles

Green pumpkin, plush shabby chic rustic pumpkin, cute teddy bear witch decoration for Halloween

Cute mini white and yellow Halloween pumpkin and witch teddy bear toy

However you celebrate today, I really hope that you have a frighteningly marvelous Halloween (and if you don't observe Halloween, I hope that you have a beautiful last day of October). I look forward to sharing my costume with you very soon, and can't wait to see blog posts about what you sported on this fabulously haunted eve as as well.

Happiest, sweet-as-candy, eerily awesome Halloween wishes, everyone!


  1. And a very happy Halloween to you too!
    I hope you feel better soon- I don't think the sudden change in the weather has helped my chronic fatigue much either, but I'm sure once I get use to it, I'll perk up a bit!!!
    Look forward to seeing your festive outfit ;)
    Tupney xxx

  2. Happy Halloween! I too adore Halloween! It's such a fun holiday. :)

  3. Happy Halloween!!! I love it :D

  4. I love all of the different colors of pumpkins! We were married in october and we grew our own tiny white pumpkins, hollowed them out and put tea lights inside! The warty green and grey ones are my favorite! Happy Halloween, darlin'!

  5. A very happy Hallowe'en, I do hope you are feeling better as the day goes on. I love the light blue-grey pumpkin you got! We picked ours up yesterday and there were very few left.

  6. Happy Halloween dear Jessica xxx

  7. Love the witch bear! Enjoy your Halloween. x

  8. Very cute photos. We've tried to keep our decorating elements to a certain amount. We don't want to end up with a garage full of decorations.

  9. Hello! I utterly love 'the boo ghosts' hehe they're so cute. I've never seen a white pumpkin before and I can't wait to see your Halloween costume.

    Hope you feel better soon.


  10. Happy Halloween dear Jessica! Feel better, and have a marvelous day.

  11. Happy Halloween! I hope you are feeling better and that the weather has improved, it's wet and windy here so only two of my lanterns are staying lit, the other two keep blowing out. A bit too wet for trick or treaters too I imagine - therefore more chocolate for me!!

  12. Happy Halloween! I can't wait to see what your costume is! Glad I found your blog. Thanks for visiting mine.

  13. I'm sorry to hear your feeling under the weather. :-( I hope you get to celebrate this spooky day!

  14. Happy Halloween! A beautiful collection of pumpkins and decorations there. Sorry to hear you've not been well but glad to hear you haven't let it dampen your spirits. Looking forward to seeing your costume! x

  15. Happy Halloween :)
    I hope you feel better!

  16. A belated Happy Halloween. Rain stopped play here, and not a single trick or treater arrived at our door. My two teenagers managed to put away a number of the treats though, and will no doubt be working their way through them for the rest of the week!
    I hope you are soon feeling better, and I look forward to seeing you Halloween inspired outfit.

  17. Beautiful pumpkins--so varied and happy looking with their little companion decorations! Thank you for sharing them with us. Happy, happy Halloween, although I'm a day late. I join the others in hoping you are feeling better and that this is a lovely day for you. Take care.

  18. I'm not really one to celebrate Halloween, as I can be a bit of a scared-y cat when it comes to fright and gore....but I loved your cute pumpkin day out outfit! It must have been fun, and there were so so many pumpkins! Saw the biggest 300pound pumpkin of my life on my recent trip to America...it was quite a surprise! Hope you will be feeling better soon and that you will have a fabulous weekend my lovely!
    May x

  19. I'm sorry to hear that you've been feeling unwell. I hope that you were still able to enjoy your favourite holiday. The white and *gasp* grey pumpkins are just divine! I have never seen a grey one before.

    Feel better soon and like the rest of your devoted readers, I am looking forward with great anticipation to see what your costume was!

  20. Happy Halloween to you too, Jessica! Or as i like to call it, Fabulous ghost and goblin day! I love your little ghosties and the adorable bear! :)

  21. I hope that the weather brightens up and that you feel better!! I love your decorations, and that they have been with you for so long (it is wonderful bringing out decorations that fill you with warm memories!!). I hope that you had a wonderful Hallowe'en!!!

  22. I'm sorry to hear that you're not feeling well. Hoping you'll have a great weekend even if you don't feel you're best. Happy Halloween to you!

    Hugs Annie

  23. Thank you very much, everyone, for your wonderfully sweet Halloween and well wishes, they all mean a great deal to me.

    Our Halloween was over-the-harvest moon fantastic, and a post about my costume will be going up bright and early on Saturday (the 3rd) morning, so be sure to stay tuned!

    Many thanks again & have a beautiful start of November,
    ♥ Jessica

  24. Hello Jessica,

    This has been such a busy week...I even forgot what today is.
    I hope you are feeling well.

    Love and hugs,