Our favorite local yard display. Next week I will try to get night photos with all the lighting. More photos in the 2018 Halloween Album on Flickr.
Monday, October 15, 2018
Gorgeous fall day at the pumpkin patch yesterday. Vince Woods Farm is still my favorite family run patch. This was the first time we had been on a weekend. It was crazy busy. Picked out 2 good size carving pumpkins for home and 2 smaller pumpkins for The Great Pumpkin Project. Bought cornstalks and gourds to go with the old hay bail. The porch decorating is still a work in progress. Next project is hanging lanterns.
Friday, October 12, 2018
Fred Meyer this year had corn and millet growing in big tubs. Nice concept if you want a living display on your porch for the season.
We were traveling last week in California. Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween party at Disneyland and Halloween Horror Nights at Universal studios. Mr. Old Fashion Halloween is teaching the History of Haunted Attractions class again this fall. We had to do some field research.
Last Friday we were at Paramount Studios for the VIP day tour with a break for dinner. We came back for the after dark tour that takes place on the back lot and in Hollywood forever cemetery. I do highly recommend the after dark tour if you can still get tickets. A lot of walking quickly in the 2.5 hours! More on the adventures later.
Friday, September 21, 2018
Walmart has BEATSYNC lights that sync with music for $5.98. The web site only shows the Christmas colors. The Halloween lights blink orange and purple. The lights do a pretty good job of blinking with the music. The light reacts easily to clapping and cackling sounds! Nice compliment to voice activated props.
On my way to the Disneyland Halloween Party on October 1st. Trying out the lights to wear at the party. Making my own version of "GLOW WITH THE SHOW" mouse ears that will blink with the music of the shows.
Friday, September 14, 2018
My favorite Halloween treat, so far, this year is the Infinity Bat Light at Target. Nice little optical illusion.
Mr. Old Fashion Halloween thinks I am kidding about using it as the Yule tree topper!
Blogspot stopped mailing me comments some time last year. A back log of comments has been posted. My apologies for thinking it was just REALLY quiet out there!
Tuesday, September 4, 2018
Sunday, August 5, 2018
3 set collection of tableware and decorations this year.
My favorite decoration is this set of 3 Deaths-head moths. They are beautiful. The wings move and the gold highlights catch the light. $12.99 for a set of 3. I'll post pics when they are up in the living room.
JoAnn and Michaels have most of their Halloween out now in my town. Michaels is just missing pricing. Went a little photo crazy with both a new phone and camera. Slowly uploading all of it to the 2018 Halloween Album.
Friday, August 3, 2018
Image courtesy of Pottery Barn.
Halloween 2018 is fast approaching and I am having trouble finding motivation this year. We are actively looking for a new house. Found a house, priced out of our budget, with an elementary school at the end of the block! Imagine all the trick or treaters!
Making chalkboard tombstones is on my to do list. Fairly easy to make and the ability to change the sayings is a good idea. Something new for the path to the front porch this year.
Saturday, July 28, 2018
Today we were fortunate enough to attend day 1 of a huge warehouse sale. Liquidating the props, furniture, set dressing, and wardrobe from the show The Librarians and Leverage. You can find more information on the sale here.
There was a newer coffin going for $350 out in front of the warehouse. Sadly, we missed seeing the sarcophagus. The lines were long and the warehouse was 90 degrees. Some very dedicated fans scoring great deals. Many recognizable items from The Librarians. Trying to down size for a move so we didn't bring any treasures home. Some of my pics here. Local new station story about the sale.