Saturday, October 21, 2017


Terra Cotta lanterns in the living room.

Friday, October 20, 2017

Halloween Terrarium-Style Rings

Found the rings by artist Hokiou via an article on MyModernMet. Direct link to her etsy shop.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Spooky Models in Miniature

Pricey little shadow boxes. The lighting is wonderful. You can see more of the artists work here.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

50% off at Michaels

Not much left at my local store. If they follow last years plan things will be 60% off next week. Found this interesting spool of extra wide ribbon. Its more like a banner. 9 inches wide and 6 yards long. Semi-sheer. $5.99 a spool.

Halloween is coming up fast and I was out of town last week. Product reviews and photos from my Halloween adventures will be up later this week.

Sunday, October 1, 2017

October is here!

Yet another grocery store find. The witches have really nice faces. There is an LED in the orb. Might bring a battery in to see what they look like lit up. Not buying much this year. There are no must haves and I went over budget last year!

On the road all of next week. Barely started getting the decorations up. It will be a rush to get to the pumpkin patch and decorate this year.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Target Finds

The snake candleholders were out of stock in my store. A friend mailed the set to me. They are rather spectacular for only $5. The apothecary bottles were in stock. Not the best photo. Bone Powder and Bat's blood.

The table cloth was pretty. My previous experience with Target tablecloths is they fade considerably when washed. The tablecloth is on my post Halloween sale list. Several things from the web site did not impress me up close.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Road Trip with bonus Halloween

We spent the last few days on the road driving my late fathers truck from California to sell up here in Oregon. We found Halloween along the way. Albertsons grocery store with giant ceramic Halloween figures. The second set of very heavy ceramics was up on top of the frozen food!

Monday, August 28, 2017

Spirit Halloween Stranger Things Costumes

Stopped at the Spirit store to see what had been added. This sign made me curious so I had to go look on the web site. Now I must have the Leggo my Eggo purse!

Getting excited about season 2!

Friday, August 25, 2017

T.J. Maxx Halloween

TJ Maxx usually starts out with an end cap display and gradually adds more stock to a few tables and shelves. This year it is an entire wall and multiple display tables. A pleasant surprise.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

JoAnn Decor

One of my favorite decorations from JoAnn this year. The LED Metal Cat Bones sign can be found here.

Brought this trio home. Set them up in the entry way to get a better photo. It would be easy to paste new images on these stands. The stands are listed individually on the web site.

The lanterns were in the Home Decorators line on the Home Depot web site last year.

Halloween Fabric at JoAnn

Love this new print for 2017.

Great Graphics.

This organza fabric is delightfully creepy. It looks like hands pushing through the fabric. The zombie shred fabric is back and the coffin lining fabric. Very happy with this years Halloween mix.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Williams Sonoma Vintage Style

I kept waiting for Williams Sonoma to add more to the Halloween Collection this year. The vintage style dishes, spatulas, apron, and linens are really nice.

The food section has some new edibles this year. This chocolate set and this chocolate set have lovey printed images. I have this illusion about making exotic Halloween treats every year. The reality is ordering pizza so I have enough time light all the candles, Jack-O-Lanterns, and plug in lights.

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Spirit Halloween Store Open

Our town is eclipse central. Traffic is supposed to be so bad several companies decided to close on Monday. Much to my surprise, The Spirit Halloween Store was open!

Bought this cute sign.

The mantle scarf also came home with me. I didn't see it on the web site. Tacked it on my mantle so you can see what it looks like. A solid fabric behind it will really make it pop.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Halloween Boo Box Subscription

This year, the Vintage Halloween Store is offering a Boo Box Subscription starting on September 1st. Buy one box or the entire season subscription. I was lucky enough to get a preview Boo Box!

The boxes are black with a vintage Halloween style mailing label. Very cool presentation. Inside the orange and black tissue paper there are many goodies.

Boxes contain random contents with a Vintage Halloween flair. Mine included this adorable tea towel.

The rest of the items were a set of vintage style Halloween tags, a "Don't make me flip my witch switch" notebook, a glitter Happy Halloween sign, a Bethany Lowe Bloom ceramic pin, and a vintage style metal witch pin. A card with a festive fortune and spooktacular stunt came with the box as well.

My mail service lady asked me about the Boo box. She wants to get a subscription for her daughter-in-law who was born in October. She loves Halloween and they are running out of creative ides for gifts. I thought this was a clever concept. Great idea for Halloween gift swaps. I must admit, it was very exciting to get a little black box full of treats in the mail!

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Michael's Halloween

Local store was filling the front corner with Halloween. Larger selection and more variety this year. We were rather fond of, Rat-On-A-Stick. In the floral arranging category.

All this years photos will eventually be in the Halloween 2017 album on Flickr.

Monday, August 7, 2017

Kohl's Halloween Decor

Soft goods were out at my local Kohl's and the pillows are 50% off. You can see the entire line here. The table runner and matching placements, not on the web site, have tiny holographic glitter stars.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Easing in to Halloween 2017

Sorry about the previous entry before saying, welcome to Halloween 2017!
The grave of Thomas Riddell. Greyfriars Kirkyard. We traveled to Edinburgh, Scotland in April. A geeky highlight was looking for the gravestones that inspired J.K Rowling while she was writing the Harry Potter books. Located in Greyfriars Kirkyard.

In May, my father passed away in CA. The funeral home shipped his cremains to me in Oregon.

First time I had seen one of these stickers. So, naturally, I took a photo to use for Halloween decor.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

The Bones

Halloween is creeping in to stores. JoAnn had bones and pumpkins out last week.

Saturday, January 21, 2017

The Women's March

I will be marching in my city. A sign made Friday night.

Hats made to give out at the march. Its crafting... just not Halloween. Excited, so I had to share. :o )