VOTE for F.D.R. and eat Smarties!

Ooops- wrong election, but then who’s paying attention to the nonstop, yakkity-yak-yak political adds these days?


My house is all about enjoying the King Daddy of visual holidays.  For color, creativity, and candy Halloween covers the gambit. I love it!                                                                       Dianne Ross photo

Like millions of you, I enjoy tuning my kitchen into a mini haunted house gallery for the month of October. There is a wonderful, green faced witch posing as a cookie jar on the counter. Another long, slinky, one who  holds a bouquet of fresh flowers, strikes a pose next to the sink. I like plastic bugs and spiders, too. They add nothing in the way of color, of course, except black – and every room benefits by a touch of black, if not by creepy-crawly things. They just add some goofiness.

The photo is of a pumpkin shaped candy dish with a riot of brightly colored, juxtaposed Halloween goodies.  Can you read the headline about F.D.R.? Some more fun.

 But, if Halloween isn’t your bag ( sometimes, you have to admit I am funny ), you can still bring out the rich tapestry of autumn colors in your home by placing a pumpkin or two on your kitchen table. It’s a superbly simple statement but it does bring a blast of orange color into the room. It announces a new season of harvest is with us again. It is possible, nevertheless, that it may bring on an uncontrollable urge to eat shrunken candy bars, Sponge Bob Squarepants gummy Krabby Patties, Smarties, or cogitate over the news that you didn’t even know F.D.R. was running again.

As my 2 year old grandson says, “There’s happy punkins everywhere!” 

 Eat lots of candy. Give away even more candy. Have fun this weekend!



Dianne Ross

Interior Designer/Phelan’s Interiors



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