Since i was little I have always loved neighborhoods that take pride in pulling out all the stops to showcase their best, most creative Halloween or Christmas decor. Growing up in Bakersfield California, it was a family tradition to drive past the Hopple House (http://www.bakersfieldssound.com/arts/bakersfields-sound/398-the-christmas-house) each Christmas to see what new and exciting display they had come up with.
Secretly I have always wanted to be known as the Clark Griswold of my own neighborhood, so when one of my favorite online catalogs, Grandin Road announced a Spooky Decor contest I knew this was my chance to let my inner Griswold out. Using a mixture of random vintage store finds, amazing pieces from Grandin Road, and pulling inspiration from all over I came up with some of my favorite decorations yet.
I don't know the results yet of the Grandin Road contest but I am keeping my fingers crossed the The Merrill Manor wins the Grand Prize.
Here are some of the images from this year's Merrill Manor.
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