Well, Hello autumn! And didn’t you blow in like a couple of angry banshees on broomsticks? After this year’s record-breaking dry spell, it seems Ali and Bronagh (pronounced Bro-Na, as in mow-na) sure are keen to ensure we get ALL the rain we missed during the long hot summer of 2018.
Can we call it that yet? Oh good. Because reminiscing about 1976 was making me feel old.
Today is the Autumn Equinox, which marks a very important turn on The Wheel of the Year. Some might say THE most important, for Mabon (as it’s also known) heralds the start of spooky season.
Halloween is coming!!
In celebration, I thought you might like a little preview of some of this year’s Halloween Home. The decorating is in full swing here at OneandSeventy but so far, the majority of my decorations have come not from Halloween storage, but items I’ve been making and buying throughout the year.
You could say it’s my Halloween Harvest!
This is our kitchen table at the time of writing. The majority of what you see has either been made or bought during the last year, much of it from charity shops. I thought it rather fitting to share this today as Mabon is a time to reap what you sow. It’s about seeing all the hard work you’ve put in over the past year coming to fruition.
I’ve been plotting, planning and making Halloween for almost 12 months and it’s so exciting to finally see the fruits of my labours. Seeds that were planted before I’d even closed the door on the last of 2017’s Trick or Treaters are now ripe and full and looking utterly spooktacular!
From the hours spent on social media sharing my passion with Pinterest, Instagram and Facebook, to connecting with a truly amazing bunch of fellow obsessives in the Halloween community, the past year has all been leading to this year’s Halloween House.
From drying herbs and flowers.
To the numerous charity shops Beloved was dragged into on the hunt for items to fit this year’s themes.
And the 2-hour round trip to collect a 99p eBay bargain.
Not to mention poor Beloved’s ears bleeding from my constant talk of Halloween, all the DIYs and makes I’ve been bringing you throughout the year and of course, the spoils of my recent Halloween Hunting exploits.
It’s all finally coming together.
What you see here is by no means complete. In fact, things change on an hourly basis, sometimes right into the wee hours, but I hope my Halloween Harvest whets your appetite for what’s to come.
Brightest autumn blessings to you and yours. I hope the seeds you’ve been planting are coming to fruition and are bringing you as much joy as they are me!
A hui hou,