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Continuing in my recent series of articles on good Halloween decorations, we take yet another trip to Carroll Gardens – a neighborhood with plenty of them. Below, you will find a picture of a Carroll Gardens stoop with a jack-o-lantern man and autumnal reef hanging from the door and two charming little Halloween scarecrows in clay flower pots – not to mention a rooster figure.
Seeing this scene convinced be that scarecrows are the most economical Halloween decorations. When you think about it, a scarecrow can plausibly be a decoration for both Halloween and Thanksgiving. The fox scarecrow on the right is a perfect example of this. While your neighbors are scrambling to replace rotting pumpkins and giant inflatable Frankensteins with a giant inflatable turkey, you barely have to lift a finger to present your Halloween scarecrows as Thanksgiving scarecrows.
To be sure, the above scene – which is not done full justice by my picture – inclines more toward Thanksgiving than Halloween, despite the fact that I took it within two weeks of Halloween. The principle of economical Halloween scarecrows should hold even for more heavily-Halloween-themed set-ups, however. Credit to this home not only for the good display, but also for their being ready for Thanksgiving while still covering Halloween.
I will note, however, that re-branding the jack-o-lantern as a Thanksgiving decoration might be a stretch.