Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Halloween decorations, WEIRD TALES style

Barry Traylor gets the award for best Halloween front yard. Here are some photos. If this isn't a WEIRD TALES kind of yard, I don't know what is.








Barry's wife Lynne made the coffee pot a few years ago and Barry made the coffin himself. A lot of the materials, including the coffee pot, the liner for the coffin and the bridal gown were found at his local Salvation Army.

Thanks for sending them, Barry. All I know is that I would think twice before approaching your door on Halloween!

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9 comments:

Charles Gramlich said...

Now that is my kind of yard. Excellent.

Walker Martin said...

Barry, these are great WT covers but I looked through my set and can't find the issues...

Deka Black said...

Eh, i know the guy from the 5th photo. Is Dead Bob. Don't talk much, well, because he's dead.

Evan Lewis said...

Cool! This yard would attract a big crowd in my town.

Barry Traylor said...

Thanks for posting some of my Halloween pictures Laurie. I must admit that there are times when I worry a little about how I am perceived by my neighbors. But what the heck it sure is fun to do and keeps me out of trouble. Autumn has been my favorite time of year ever since I was a boy and needless to say I really looked forward to Halloween. That was in The Good Old Days when you were able to go out with your buddies without Mom and Pop spoiling the fun.
Well, I gotta dash off---I have eight pumpkins to carve into Jack o' Lanterns.

Richard R. said...

This sort of thing is a whole new world for me, When I was a kid we would get and carve one pumpkin, my brother and I would flip a coin, winner to pick either eyes or mouth, loser to carve the other. It had a candle in it, and was on the front porch. That was it, no other decorations. We lived out in the country so no one came to the house, that pumpkin was really just for us kids. We went to a Halloween party, usually at school, and got a caramel apple and a candy bar. That was Halloween. That people make this big a thing of a single-evening, trick-or-treat thing just amazes me. We have one package of Mars mini-bars we'll hand out Sunday until they are gone, after which we turn out the porch light. This is a condo complex and we still hardly get anyone, these days parents are scared to let kids go to doors.

Jennifer MacNeill-Traylor said...

He does have a great yard, I can attest to that! Someday... we may inherit it all!! Mmmmwaaahaahaahaa...
(sinister laugh)

Laurie Powers said...

I agree Charles. I like these better than those blow-up thingies any day.

Walker, wait until you see the next photo Barry sent me...

Dead Bob...kind of has a ring to it...

Dave, I think it would here too. People appreciate it when things are made creatively rather than from plastic.

Barry, thanks for sharing! Send us photos of the pumpkins.

Rick, this is new for me too - seems that the whole yard decoration thing only started to really get popular over the past 5 years, at least in my area. I kind of like it though - people can get really creative. I wish I could have a quiet Halloween - the last four or five have been insane, so many trick or treaters.

Oscar said...

My early Halloweens were similar to Richard R.'s, but the next day would hear about all the outhouses turned over by the older boys. Nice work on the figures, etc., Mr. Traylor, and nice post.