Friday, October 2, 2009

~ Halloween Decorating, The Missing Pumpkin Jack O' Lantern

It's October so everyone now has permission to talk about Halloween all they want!
You are not the only one if you get grumpy seeing Halloween merchandise put out way too early. I have always been that way, but now I have gotten over it. We need the supply stores to have their goods out early so everyone can get busy with crafting and creating their holiday lovelies. And of course we need the candy out early so we can get the Snickers before they are all gone.

This is my busiest time of year so I'm doing a little repeat. It's the story of my missing Jack O' Lantern. Today I was again trying to figure out where I put him for safe keeping. I love this pumpkin because he is so unique and has a little age on him now.

See Y'all Soon!

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. The wonderful pumpkin is fashioned more like those which are older. The jack o' lantern was handmade by a potter. I don't remember his name, nor any of the other things he made for our shop. But I love how it is obviously handcrafted and not mass produced from a mold, even though I do have some of those, as well.

I decided to look again for the missing pumpkin. When I asked Sweet Hubby 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 then 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, and it was last year for them. I'm just happy that my jack o' lantern pumpkin returned to me and is going to have a special place where he can be seen every day.

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. And I appreciate a few signs of age more each year.


  1. I am so glad to hear the Mr. Jack O' Lantern pumpkin decided to make an appearance this year. I bet he has some fun playing hide-n-go-seek.

    As I continue aging myself, I chuckled in relief when you said that you appreciate a few signs of age more each year. Thank you for that comment. It made me smile.

    Enjoy your weekend!

  2. I remember last year when you thought you'd lost him....he's adorable...and aren't we all a little cracked and showing our age...!!!

    Have a nice week-end,
    Kathy :)

  3. Cute cute cute, Donna!

    I am trying to blog hop and catch up a bit this evening. I got behind when I lost my list!!

    Have a wonderful weekend!

  4. What a cute pumpkin, I'm so glad you found him again! That's so funny that your husband confessed, just in case! Thanks Donna, for the link to the Halloween counter, that was so sweet of you. I think I'm just going to continue to manually change him each day. It is an old fashioned image so, hopefully people will find it quirky and charming that it changes, at different times each morning!

  5. I am very attached to all my holiday decoartions, especially those that I have taken from my parent's and grandparent's homes, so I realte to the need to know where everything is. I am glad that you found it and are able to enjoy him another year.

  6. He very cute! Also, the Beau Bunny Halloween cards are cute (he always makes me smile)!


  7. Oh, déjà Halloween ?
    Ici, en France, nous le fêtons aussi, entre amis... C'est une tradition si charmante !
    Kisses from France,


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