Friday, August 16, 2019

Goodwill and Michaels-low stock

The haul from Goodwill today. All for $15.

A plastic bag for $4 contained 6 fall garlands. Enough to start the base for my bannisters. There were several surprise small decorations wrapped up in the garlands. We are going to be carving and painting Funkins for weeks!

Michaels had the made in store wreaths and other decorations out. We noticed after the 50% off sale last week that some Halloween items had very low stock or were sold out! The bottle cap moon sign was gone. Ordering on the web site is still an option.

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Flaming Pumpkin

The new bigger and heavier flaming pumpkin at Lowe's.

The new pumpkin is huge compared to the old flaming pumpkins. I own 3 of the Ichabod pumpkins and this large pumpkin does not look as good as the Ichabod pumpkins. The size is impressive. Waiting for the pre and post Halloween sales.

Cool new item in projections including blinking red eyes from Gemmy. The green ones are pretty cool too.

The inflatable projections were interesting.

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

JoAnn Craft supplies

Something new and odd in the styrofoam category, torsos!

Torso with guts has some potential. The female torso is a bit of a mystery. Mr. Old Fashion Halloween thought it could work for a La Catrina look.

The cool wiggly eyes are back and include the dragon eyes!

Trying to match up merchandise in the store with the web site. I was taking photos as the poor gal was trying to put things on the shelf. Found some cool Tarot Card fabric that was not in stock at my store. This has potential as a border on a tablecloth.

Monday, August 5, 2019

Michaels Old School

The sign is shaped like a bottle cap.

Nice graphics on this set.

Large selection of old fashioned pieces this year.

Not a great photo. The sign is gorgeous. The signs were calling to me this year. The moon sign might jump in my cart with a 40% off coupon.

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Fortune Telling

There is a delightful collection of Fortune Teller signs and figures at Michaels.

More images here. Ran amuck in the store Tuesday night. So many great collections. Decor, lights, floral, lab containers, plaster figures, and the Halloween village collection were out at my store. No paper items and no Martha Stewart yet.

Thursday, July 25, 2019

The New Digs

We noticed that every house we looked at, with the exception of 2, did not meet our Halloween decorating needs. A Georgian house had excellent potential only it was at a VERY busy 4 way stop. Then we found a 1902 Queen Anne House.

Our new Halloween project! We bought it in February and started work inside.

That upper window on the east side will have a projection running in it. We need to paint this house sooner than later so that will suck up all the Halloween funds. I really want pumpkins covering the railings on both porches. The plan is to invest in Funkins, over time, so they can sit out the entire month. Haunting the thrift stores now to find used Funkins.

Found this little gem at Goodwill last night. Lights up and was only $4.99. Goodwill is putting out Halloween at the same time as Christmas. At one store this lead to a standoff between the wiseman and the skull.

Peace was restored. Halloween and Christmas are now on opposite sides of the aisle.

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Michaels Halloween

My store has the fall floral out and some Halloween items.

Not sure what to think about a Halloween tree like the old ceramic Christmas trees. The ceramic tree was part of every Christmas when I was a kid. The light pegs always fell out and rolled under furniture. Might take a second look if Michaels plugs one in.

The trio of plastic doll heads has potential.

The critter skeleton section.

Fear the itty bitty dragon! He is kind of cute. Started the 2019 Halloween album on flickr. Trying to get my ducks in a row to start on the Halloween craft projects.