Monday, December 5, 2016


These fortune teller lanterns were on clearance at Home Decorators Collection after Halloween. They are now part of the Yule decorations.

Clear glass with a fortune telling hand on one side and a phrenology head on the other side. Testing diffusion methods with 2 different sheets of vellum. Tried white vellum and wax paper.

Final choice was tracing paper.

Nice warm glow from the flicker candles at different heights.

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Vintage Photo Generator

My early 1900s swim dress costume from Halloween night.

You too can have fun making your own vintage photos at the Japanese photo generator.

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Skeleton Photo Banner

Found this great canvas photo op banner at Home Decorators. Turned it in to a mirror for guests to see themselves as skeletons. The mirrors in the faces are mirrored plexiglass. The plexiglass is lightweight and held on with duct tape on the back of the canvas.

The plexiglass was used in a stage production. It was pre-distressed so the audience couldn't see in to the mirrors on stage. Mr. Old Fashion Halloween is a scenic designer. He was kind enough to loan me the mirrors. The aging on the mirrors matched the canvas!

Not ready for Halloween to be over just yet. I tried some new things this year, like the banner, that worked well for my purposes. So, stick around, if you are curious, for a few more weeks. I took a lot of photos!

Wednesday, November 2, 2016


Rain is almost a given on Halloween night in Oregon. Waterproof items are a must out in the yard. Found these illoom balloons. My pack had 5 balloons. Zip tied the balloons to the boxwood. The balloons held up to rain and wind and were still glowing Tuesday night. The 2 button batteries used to light the tiny LED can be recycled.

Monday, October 31, 2016

Halloween Night

I hope you all had a great evening.

In Hiding

Woke this morning to find a bit of chaos from the wind storm. The scarecrow was still dressed but really shy!

The chance of rain dropped to 20% for the prime trick or treating window. Have a great Halloween!

Happy Halloween

The clock says Midnight. We are having really high winds tonight. I looked out to see the scarecrows outfit blowing in the wind. Hope my guy is still dressed in the morning!

We are using one of the remote control fire/ice lights aimed at the scarecrow. It has multiple solid colors and multiple colors with patterns. That added some interesting movement to the display this year.