Deep breath, Rioters. This one will hurt...
THIS YEAR'S TARGET HALLOWEEN DECORATIONS SUCK!
I know... I know... It's really a shocker. Each year around this time I spend an afternoon perusing the latest collection of kitschy, cutesy, beautiful yet practical Halloween/Fall decor in Target's seasonal section. They have a selection of classic, transitional baubles and items that not only work for October, but carry through Thanksgiving. While their witches, vampires, mummies, and monsters can err on the cartoony side, the store always provides a massive variety of types of decorations. There are simple pumpkins, beautiful metalwork, and things you could almost keep year 'round. On the opposite end are the yearly varieties of childlike, Halloween cartoon characters.
All fun. All interesting. All usually of good quality and at a reasonable price. That is until this year.
I went for my yearly early perusal of the goods and found the laziest most un-thought-out mess of crap ever put on shelves. It looked worse than the leftover bin after the third markdown of decorations from the cheap party store you never go to...because it's full of cheap crap. There was nothing fun, nothing new, nothing you couldn't get anywhere else for so much cheaper. It looked like Wal Mart's unpurchased items.
In short, I was utterly disappointed. Sure, I have decorations, but part of the yearly fun of Samhain preparations is finding new items to add to the household collection. I am so disheartened.
So, where should I point my shopping nose? What's a good store that has fun kitschy items right alongside classic designs?
BOOO TARGET!!! First you support anti-gay supporters and now you take the awesome decorations away. 0 for 2!
Love and Lyte,