This is the Dept. 56 Halloween scene I put up every year. These pictures from last year, but I do almost the exact same each year. I will start putting it up today or tommorrow. It takes me about 5 hours because I also do a Halloween tree next to it. Then the tree turns into a fall tree ,after that a Christmas tree .This is all in the dinning room . Almost everything has moving parts that I have to carefully plan and hide all the cords. It lights up and the middle haunted house has lighting ,thunder , screaming and creaking sounds. We have almost 11 grandchildren oldest only 9 years old. They all love it and not one of them ever touches it. I have seen them stand on a chair and just watch it. It makes me so happy to see them enjoy it. The cloth I use over all the game boxes to make different elevations is cheese cloth that I tea died. I will admit I kinda like what I came up with , that is why I don't change it up
Truth be told my husband is the one who loves it the most and got me started with it. Yesterday I said I think I might skip putting it up. He loves it so much I have to say I do it for him, he does not ask for much . My husband loves me to decorate the house. I also do 3 Christmas trees, because it makes him happy. The last picture is what I put up for fall, when I take it down,
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