Sunday, October 19, 2008

Halloween decorating and a wedding venue visit

I dragged out the Halloween stuff I bought last year and put it up, bought a couple more pieces, and got the house all deckyrated for Halloween. Here are some pics:

My favorite method of compositizing a bunch of pics together, of the front of the house, above. I'd like to draw your attention to the newest additions, the two skeletons who are trying to climb up the house:

Also worthy of focus are Adam's pirate flag:

The growing collection of lifelike carrion birds:

Davy Jones trying to climb the side of the front step:

The unwelcome mat...

And the grim wreath. (I'm torturing the English language trying to get "grim wreath" to "grim reaper," but can't quite make it.)

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In other news, Adam and I went up this afternoon to Castle on the Hudson, in Tarrytown/Westchester, for a tour of the place (a possible wedding site) and lunch. Adam postulates that any chef will bring his best work to his regular restaurant and will have to dial down quality when he is cooking for 85, but I'd take this guy's B (or even C) game for my wedding, that's for sure. Lunch was fantastic. The place is gorgeous and very castle-y and I know we'd have a wonderful event there. I don't even want to look anywhere else - though we have a lot more research to do, and a few more site visits, before we make a final decision.

1 comment:

Angela said...

Great decorations! I've been meaning to get one of those pirate flags for our treehouse.

The Castle sounds like a great venue. Not that following my example will get you anywhere but I looked at one other place before finding our spot and stopped right there.... perfect spot or perhaps laziness... we might never know.