Sunday, July 27, 2014

Martha Stewart at Joann Fabrics

This was the only Halloween in the store. The rest was all fall decor. The cork stopper test tubes are back. The pumpkin sleeve you slip over a pumpkin or funkin for a quick dress up looks interesting. Best guess is a drawstring to tighten the fabric sleeve. Its a guess since you can't tell from the package. 3 different packages of the sleeves with different designs.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Glimmer Lights

Thank to Jen at the Vintage Halloween Collector Blog for posting about the new Halloween offerings at Pier 1. Found this light string in purple and orange on the site.

Love these little battery operated grain of rice size LEDs on a copper wire held on with a bit of epoxy. They are bright and look fabulous on costumes. I own the same lights from the Martha Stewart Christmas line in white, red, and blue. Hidden behind a little piece of tulle or gauze you get a nice diffused glow.

What I love about the the new Pier 1 set is they now can be used with a remote control. Pier 1 carries a remote for their pillar candles that will work with this light string. In a live chat with customer service they confirmed the remote on sale for $6.36 will work with this light string. Extremely handy to save battery life when an actor is not viewable to an audience. No fumbling with a switch on the battery pack. The light strands should be in stores in August.

Friday, July 25, 2014

First Look at New Haunted Mansion Merchandise Appearing This Fall at Disney Parks

The shoes! I cam imagine shuffling around the manor in those purple beauties. My second favorite item is the tea cup. Totally impractical for packing back home on a flight and yet I still want it. Images of the new T-shirts along with these items can be found here. If you can't make it to the parks some of the merchandise will be online after it debuts in the parks. The current collection of HM online merchandise is available at the Disney Store.

Hurst Public Library Halloween 2013

A long time reader and fan of this blog was kind enough to send me some photos of her collection. Every year she loans her collection to the Hurst Public Library in Texas. A big thank you goes out to B for sharing these images.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Williams-Sonoma Halloween 2014

Williams-Sonoma has started adding their Halloween selections. My favorite is this plate set. The oval design is different and with plate hangers they would look good on my dining room wall. In the table scape image you can see there is a big skull punchbowl and mug set. The mugs are up but not the punchbowl so hopefully more goodies are on the way. The entire collection can be seen here.

Michaels Halloween 2014 -The Skulls

This end cap shelf is always a few rows down from the main Halloween decor. The display is usually a repeat of old favorites with some new additions.

New this year was the stack of skulls candle with flicker flame for $7.99. 11 inches tall and it has a nice flicker. There were 2 on the shelf and I did show some restraint and only took one home.

This lantern got my attention from across the store. Its canvas with a plastic insert and metal base. 12 inches tall and about 5-6 inches across for $19.99. Its got a contemporary look and will probably sit out under the covered deck year round. Remember to use the apps for stores and show the coupons on your phone or tablet. There is always a coupon.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Be Prepared for ‘Villains Unleashed’ at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

50 Disney Villans in the Disney Hollywood Studios park on August 23rd. Be still my beating heart. More info on the event here.