I am dancing with delight! Our mermaid skeleton came today--well, yesterday--it's late, and I am absolutely happy. I was worried that she would be a cheap piece of junk, but no. She is beautiful, articulated, and a sort of weird grayish color that rather suits a sea creature. We got her from Oriental Trading company, after my homemade mermaid tail for my skellie just up and died. I was hesitant to make the purchase, as I was afraid it would look tacky, but no. And, she was on sale. Squeeeeeee
I can't wait until the other shops start selling Halloween things again. I remember when they didn't do so until July-September. I have a wish list . Last year, someone stole our giant cauldron we put candy in for the TOTS. We need to replace that, and a few things that did not quite survive storage and the move. As it is, we no longer have the shed, so the skeletons and such are piling up in the new smaller house.