You know it's probably a toss up whether I like Halloween better than Christmas or vice versa, right? I think, though, that I'm more of a sucker for Halloween paraphernalia, probably in part because there's just not as much of it in stores as there is Christmas stuff. So, anyway, during my lunch hour today I made a quick run over to JoAnn's for a few things. Halloween was probably the furthest thing from my mind: I mean it IS August, right? Halloween's more than two months away for goodness sake! Well, gosh darn it, but there it was: The Martha Stewart Halloween decorations. ARGH! I was sunk right then and there!
Martha, of course, designs some of the best Halloween stuff, year after year. I saw a few items today from years past, but there were a bunch of new things too. Want to see? Because, of course, I NEEDED to buy some. How about that heavy cardstock paper Halloween Ferris wheel with "seats" that hold candy? How cool will that look on the dining table or sideboard?
I've had fun with her rats silhouettes in years past; this year I decided to go with the black crows. And I always love bottles and jars filled with Halloween candy with funky labels, so I had to get that one too. THEN there was one thing I can't show you just now because they're for my stitchery friends at our October gathering--I'll show you then.
So, consider yourself warned: If you have low shopping self control when it comes to Halloween and/or Martha Stewart, stay away from JoAnn's for awhile. I'm sure you won't have to stay away too long; all the best things usually sell pretty quickly anyway. (But if you can't stay away? Not only is there a 40% off one item coupon in the current mailer, but there's also a $5 off coupon. Happy Halloween Shopping!)