October 16, 2012

Probably not the safest way to decorate...

Yes.  This is Chris on an extension ladder balanced on our stairwell!!
The sacrifices we do for Halloween!

 The clouds are made from quilt batting and wrapped around plastic light holders with fishing line.  Hooks hold everything in place.  Black lights cast an eerie glow and create lovely shadows on the ceiling.

Our witch has been around for several years. She greets our guests as they enter our front door.

Other reasons for a ladder inside the house right now include larger-than-life spiders and a Halloween banner hung from the vaulted ceiling.


We also have a bride and groom soaring around our dining room chandelier.


Each year, I keep finding more things to drape on the dining room chandelier.

There are so many special collections and rooms to share yet.  It's a nonstop party around here!
 

23 comments:

Nellie said...

That witch looks like she is ready to take off! Great work! I'm totally impressed with your Halloween preparations!

xo Nellie

Lee said...

WoWie! Looking great~I feel totally inadequate this year....guess I ran out of steam. I can tell you are young! LOL
Thanks for sharing your fun!

Tammy's in Love said...

You guys do Halloween like we do Christmas...way much. One of my Chinese co-workers who came to High Tea at my house told another colleague, "Her house looks like a department store." Yah, sure, lots of little villages, two trees, and vignettes on every flat surface!

Lynne said...

Probably not the safest but he looks like he is being careful. Having a good time too!

You have amazing Halloween decorations . . .

RetroSandie said...

I remember doing that ladder thing on the stairway to decorate when I lived in a condo. Yes, we do crazy things just to get things done! Your house looks fantastic. I'l bet it looks even better in person! Happy haunting ...ooooooooh.......
Sandie

vintage grey said...

Oh, how I wish I lived closer to come look at all this in person!! Love it Kim! xo Heather

A Little Creation said...

All I can say is WOW!!!!
Chris =]

vivian said...

such happenings going on in the kenward household! Id say I'd love to be a fly on the wall.. but Im afraid one of those spiders would eat me! LOL! (sorry.. couldnt help myself there!)
someday I'm gonna make it to one of your halloween parties! would that be fun!
YOU are truly the queen of halloween! and omg... LOVE those clouds!
happy day!
xoxo

KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

Chris looks like an old pro at this! Everything looks like it is coming together, your Happy Halloween family sign is a really nice touch too!

Jboo said...

Wow!! I hope you're going to have a huge party -- hmmmm -- how far is it from Nebraska? :)

DearHelenHartman said...

Wow wow wow! First, BE CAREFUL! Next, wow! It all looks so cool. Love seeing how your decorate.

chris mckinley said...

OMG!! I am so impressed with your Chris on that ladder! The result was worth the effort! The witch looks great! The bride and groom flying remind me of the Haunted Mansion at Disneyland!,

Chris

Donna W said...

Wow,Chris is one brave man! So neat how he gets into the Halloween decorating spirit, too! Everything looks so amazing, love the spooky witch and those neat clouds!!

ImagiMeri said...

OMGosh Kim...........

All I can say is...when you're my age you won't be doing that anymore!!!!

I used to go all out for Halloween, but now I only save my energy for Christmas, my first love holiday, and Halloween gets a small nod with a display on my hall table. I'm too old to be climbing around decorating for each holiday.

However, your displays are magical and I know will create sweet memories for your kids to carry on.

Hugs,
Meri

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Wow, Kim, everything looks so fun at your house!! Love the witch! Chris looks like he is being careful though. Wish I could attend your party!!

Hugs,
Debbie

craftyles said...

Those clouds are spectacular-I love them. All the witches flying-it makes my heart go pitter patter. Everything is coming together so spookily. I bet the girls can hardly wait. Chris is a brave man!

Debby said...

Love the flying witch and the clouds. You really do it all well. Scary ladder man, hah.
Happy Halloween.

Cheryl G. said...

Wow! Look at those huge spiders!
Where did you get those?!
Amazing decorating!

Jenn "Rook No. 17" said...

Wow! Totally worth the dangerous endeavor on the ladder (now that we know he's safe). What an incredible Halloween display! Spectacular!

Joanna said...

Wow, everything looks so great!

Barbara said...

You two were definitely meant for each other! Can't wait to see more. Be careful!

Pam said...

I love how you guys go all out for Halloween. The witch and clouds are awesome and spooky.

Corey Moortgat said...

Oh my goodness- that ladder scares me!! The witch is wonderful!!! Although I think it would scare my kids!