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I don't know about the rest of you, but I am already getting excited. There are only about two months until the first public signs of Halloween arrive.

One day this week, I checked one of the web-sites that handles the Lemax village pieces (and realized I will have to take on a second job to afford Halloween this year). Michael's will have them out for sale the second or third week of July. The excitement is almost too much for me to bear.

Am I the only one chompin' at the bit here?
 

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I'm definitely on board! Prop-making is underway, and I keep waiting for the overly-cheery Spring and Summer decor to start giving way to Autumn.
 

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Thank God! It isn't only me.....& the rest of you guys on the forum! I almost feel guilty getting excited for Halloween when the kids haven't even had their summer break yet! The one great thing about spring/summer.....GARAGE SALES!!!! Today I picked up (2) brass wall candle scounces, a HUGE witch's broom, another storage cabinet for the garage, 36' of green rope light and a box of old man ties which will work perfect with the old mans suits I found last week at Goodwill....all this for under $20!!!
IT'S LIKE CHRISTMAS EVERY GARAGE SALE WEEKEND!!!!!! Yeah!!!!
 

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The count down begins the day after Halloween. Really sometimes I wonder if there is a count down at all, but just a pause to complete the set up, look at it and then start making plans for the next time. Maybe going to the day after Halloween sales is the begining. How many days go by that in your daily activities that you don't see something and say to yourself "I could use that to make....."
 

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Not a single but it is usually quickly followed by "not another thing untill everything is completed"
 

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I've actually been counting down since last Halloween. Prop's take ma a while but I have a lot of time.
Being disabled has it's good and bad point's.
 

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This year was really the first time that the countdown started the day after. Ive had such a fun time this year making things, learning new techniques, and seeing new things the people on this forum do. I just need to finish SOMETHING..LOL
 

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Ahhhh, the smell of burning leaves always puts me in the mood......even if its May!
 

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I'm with ya on that! I always loved the smell of burning leaves. Autumn can't get here quick enough for me. And thanks for the heads up on the Lemax; it's one thing I alway go look for!
 

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169 days or 24 weekends it has been going by fast...
the further ahead I get the behinder I am it seems..
Glad I am not making alot this yr I wouldn't finish.
Also I will be doing the after sales instead of before this yr too.
 

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Slightly i feel the same way. Im gunna be a bear to live with come end of July beginning August.
 

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I subconsciously start thinking Halloween around this time, but really I'm sick and twisted all year round. My Xmas, Easter and V.Day gifts to friends this year proved it, but I guess that could all be tied to a jones for the day.

Lucky for me my Party City has a lot of costume stuff left over all year round, but my projects lately are suffering from quite a lack of eye balls and mini-tombstones. I worked through my supply from last year all too quickly.
 

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Now that I'm a Lemax collector (only Halloween), I'm anticipating getting more pieces. I really want the Pirate Ship (Haunted Galleon) and the Isle of Doom Lighthouse from last year's collection and the spider web fence. I looked at some of the new items and I think I'm interested in the Dry Gulch Hotel, Forsaken Souls Prison, and maybe the Vampire Castle.

I definitely started late last year and missed out on some of the pieces because of funds. Also, the Michaels where I shop must have a lot of collections that go there because most of the pieces were gone by Sept.
 

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All it takes for me is one cool day in May and I'm in Halloween mode again! I dread the hot days ahead, but I know it just brings October closer. All the more time to plan ahead!
 

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Now that I'm a Lemax collector (only Halloween), I'm anticipating getting more pieces. I really want the Pirate Ship (Haunted Galleon) and the Isle of Doom Lighthouse from last year's collection and the spider web fence. I looked at some of the new items and I think I'm interested in the Dry Gulch Hotel, Forsaken Souls Prison, and maybe the Vampire Castle.

I definitely started late last year and missed out on some of the pieces because of funds. Also, the Michaels where I shop must have a lot of collections that go there because most of the pieces were gone by Sept.
Last year I got the creepy mine one and the Isle of Doom Lighthouse. The only thing is you have to make sure you get the original lighthouse. I paid $60 for mine but the skull doesn't fog and nothing is animated. Just a heads up = )
 

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Can't keep up with Roxy!
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Da Weiner... you have to get to Michaels by the end of July beginning of August to ensure the best selection.

I have purchased the complete collection for the past two years. Three years ago, I got a few items.

This year there is almost $1000.00 worth of new stuff. Yikes. Guess I will have to be a little more selective.

There is a web-site that has a complete listing of all the pieces made and their current available/retired status along with the year of introduction. Some of the pieces are available for multiple years.
 
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