Good Witches That Go Splat!
I don’t like scary.
If you follow me, you know this about me.
I know that at this time of year it is all about ghosts and and goblins and things that go creak in the night.
I get it.
I like smiling pumpkins…and corn stalks with Indian corn.
I can appreciate the black cat with the humped back looking spooky along with the black raven or bat.
Because I like happy….my Halloween decor is more funny than scary.
My dear readers….I have yet another confession to make.
I have spoken about my Mother
…..and both my grandmothers extensively and I am sure I mentioned how
cheap frugal my grandmother on my Father’s side was.
Yep, she never ever threw anything away!
I mean, she kept everything even though she really didn’t have enough storage, somehow she managed to find a drawer to stuff aluminum foil that she had used to cover a casserole…completely washed and dried and put away until the next use.
When she hand washed her dishes, she put plastic bags and aluminum pie plates and plastic utensils right along with her glass dishes and stainless flatware.
I could almost say that she and all those of her generation invented recycling long before the environmentalists brought along their blue plastic recycling tubs that now sit neatly along side our streets on Recycling/trash day.
I don’t wash aluminum foil and I am the first to toss something that has become worn, BUT I do save lots and lots of “stuff” which is stored in plastic tubs in my garage attic.
The things I save are many,… such as my size 4-6 clothes, because one never knows when one will fit into them again.
Yes, I am aware that it has been at least 10 years since I had on those size 6 jeans….but I want to be ready when I wake up one morning to a svelte body which I am almost sure will happen overnight.
I also save Holiday decor. Yes, I am one of those who keeps that strand of white lights with three bulbs out because one day I might need it….OR one day I may have a whole afternoon to kill and won’t mind sitting with a light tester and the string of tangled bulbs watching re-runs of Murder She Wrote!
Which leads me to my Splat Witch.
I know many of the employees of TWA will remember my Splat Witch. I bought her about 20 years ago and positioned her on the Boeing Office Door.
I know they will remember because they have commented on my current witch’s legs….a part of my Front entry decor which imply that a witch has taken a nose dive in my large planter that sits by my front door.
Well, my dear friends and readers….I just happen to have the splat witch from years of yore…. and even tho she is a bit tattered and taped together…I brought her out of storage and displayed her on my lanai.
Her plastic cape is a bit wrinkled…but I am sure a bit more flying and the wrinkles would have ironed themselves out….and her broom is not quite as long as it used to be, which is probably why she went splat against the lanai wall.
OR maybe she saw the colorful frog and was thinking of making up a potion of eye of newt and frogs legs and could not judge her distance.
I also decided to make a pumpkin topiary by placing three of my old pumpkins on one of my urns. I was only going to do one because one of my urns had issues.
Below is a pic of the pumpkins after removing the stems.
Very simple to do…just take three pumpkins of various sizes, either real or faux…remove the stems on two and position them together with florist wire or you can use hot glue. I have seen them in stores for over $150.00 each…I made mine from my tub of stored pumpkins and urns. I slapped a bit of paint on to give a distinction of color and there you have it.
To see how to paint faux pumpkins, check out this post A Blue Pumpkin Patch
I ended up doing both urns. One of the urns needed to be sort of patched…I just couldn’t toss it out, so I bought some plaster of paris and “mended” it.
You can’t see the patch job as it faces the house but it works.
I then added some fall leaves around the bottom of the largest pumpkin and now I have two topiary pumpkins for my front entry.
My grandmother would be proud.
Have a great and blessed day!