Wednesday, October 29, 2008

~ A Wee Bit More Halloween Decorating, the Missing Jack O'Lantern, Pumpkin

This time of year is so much fun that you can feel the excitement in the air. All the little (and big!) kids waiting as patiently as possible for that big day. Chocolate Day! OK, so maybe it's really called Halloween.

Last year I really thought that Sweet Hubby had broken my "almost vintage" pumpkin Jack O' Lantern that I loved so much, and of course I was sad about it. It's been with us since the early 80's. Only "vintage" by some loose definitions of today. Somehow even the 80's seems like vintage these days. It is fashioned more like those which are older though. The jack o' lantern was handmade by a potter. I don't remember his name, nor any of the other things he made. But I love how it is obviously handcrafted and not mass produced from a mold. Of course I have some of those, too.

I decided to look again for the missing pumpkin. When I asked Sweet Hubby before if he had seen it or remembered breaking anything that looked like it, he said maybe he had.... seen something broken that could have been a pumpkin. Sweet man, confessing just in case. But this time I found it. Right where I thought it was supposed to be. Of course I'm sure it was in a parallel universe. Somewhere, somebody was admiring my wonderful jack o' lantern last year. If "they" do measure time in years, or at all. I'm happy that my jack o lantern pumpkin returned to me.

He's showing his age these days. He's a little cracked and showing some signs of getting older. But that's fine. He's just perfect the way he is.


  1. Donna,
    That is such a cute story and what a handsome little man he is too. Love your decorations.

  2. I love your little "vintage" pumpkin. I'm in agreement with you that the 80's now seem like forever ago and a vintage time.



  3. Oh, that is an adorable jack-o-lantern. So much personality! I know just what you mean about misplacing something and then having it turn up. It drives me crazy, knowing that I had checked that spot in the closet over and over, and then the fifth time, it was there! laurie

  4. So glad you found your little man, he is adorable.

    We have little faries that live in our house don't you know, whenever something goes missing or gets broken I hear "wasn't me" so my response is always "oh it must have been those faires again" !! I just loved your husband's response !!!

    All the best,
    Kathy :)

  5. YIKES !!!

    Kathy :)

  6. What wonderful decor! He looks vintage to me! Very lovely blog!
    Happy Thursday!


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