Once home, those Japanese Lanterns started it all.
Out came the antique brass birdcage with the sort of creepy bird, at least he's orange, and a pale green rooster.
Then a walk downtown for the little pumpkins and gourds.
My mother-in-law's reddish roosters and my thrift store candle toppers, came out of the cupboard, and so did the Dollar Store ceramic pumpkins from last year.
They all add up to Fallapalooza on my sideboard!
I know some would put the lanterns in the rooster, put the rooster on the table and call it a day, I've just never been that way!