Sadly Horchow has bene stocking less and less Halloween each year. This year the selection is Autumn Celebrations. The black checkerboard pumpkins and the dark velvet pumpkins are a nice touch for those who like black and white Halloween decor. I miss looking at the decadent and expensive Halloween offerings.
Sunday, August 31, 2014
Saturday, August 30, 2014
Friday, August 29, 2014
Spooky treats arrive at Disneyland
StartingSeptember 12th the Halloween apples will be in the Disneyland parks.
Halloween at West Elm
Nice selection of spooky tableware and decor including the X-Ray drink glasses. Halloween assortment found at West Elm.
Thursday, August 28, 2014
Dryer Vent Pumpkin Tutorial
Great way to make a large pumpkin patch. Instructions found here.
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
More Halloween Goodness from Joann Fabric
The wall of Martha stuff was so new there were no prices. The price scanner at my store is in the back. Loaded up a basket and scanned to see some prices. A lot of repeat Martha merchandise with a few cool new goodies.
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Witchy Tea Thyme Cross Stitch Kit
If I only had the patience. Kit found here.
Sunday, August 24, 2014
More Joann Fabrics Halloween 2014
Local store now has all the Halloween on the shelves. Some new Halloween fabrics were added last week. Full line of Martha Stewart Halloween goodies. More photos on the way.
Elegant Halloween Crafts
Clever Halloween make overs from thrift store finds. Source material here.
Saturday, August 23, 2014
Help out a wonderful Halloween Family
Davis Grave Yard is an incredible haunted attraction that takes place in the yard of a family who truly loves Halloween. They are 2 very generous souls raising money every year for local charities with the yard haunt. You might remember the Extreme Home Make Over episode at the Oregon School for the Deaf's haunted attraction. The Davis household was a big part of making that haunted attraction come back to life. They volunteered countless hours to be part of the team.
In a cruel twist of fate the Davis household is now in need of assistance. Both Chris and Jeff have lost their jobs. You can read more at Chris's blog here. A Gofundme campaign has been set up to help them get back on their feet until work comes their way. We have all been there at one time. You find out how truly generous friends and the community can be when things look the worst. I thank you in advance if you can help this talented and caring Halloween family.
Halloween in the craft section at Target
In the scrapbook and craft section at Target I found Halloween stickers, tape, and decoration kits. The haunted house is a black chalkboard to decorate. The skull next to it is part of a 44 piece decorating kit.
Friday, August 22, 2014
BHG Tricks and Treats Mantle Ideas
Simple Black and white decor. The poster above the mantel and the skeletal hand on the vase can be downloaded here.
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Crate & Barrel Halloween 2014
The Day of the Dead is a strong party and decor theme this year. Halloween section is here.
Better Homes and Gardens Tricks & Treats 2014
Magazine was released yesterday. Found my copy at Walgreens. Traditional decor mixed with some gorgeous black and white party ideas. So heads up its out there! More images to follow. The release of this magazine every year reminds me to start working on all my Halloween interior decor craft projects. This issue is packed with easy to make projects.
T.J. Maxx Halloween 2014
T.J. Maxx set up a floor/table display until they sell more back to school dorm merchandise. Nothing outstanding so far. The skinny round lanterns have a color changing LED inside. Good mix of Yankee Candle jars with scents like Candy Corn. Nothing I had to have as of yet. Picked up some hand towels. Photos of linens next entry.
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Ichabod Flame Pumpkin is Back
The much sought after flaming pumpkin has returned to Lowe's and can be ordered on the web site here. Found out after someone on HalloweenForum.com posted my video and the flickr activity went through the roof. Its one of my favorite light up Halloween goodies. We run ours year round. Pumpkin is silent the crackling noise in the back ground on the video is my cat walking on the packing materials.
Ordered mine on line. Two attempts to pick it up. Finally have my Ichabod Flame pumpkin home. The same as last year only this one has a lighter reflective coating so the flame color is not as warm as last years version. Will try to post video of both side by side soon.
Monday, August 18, 2014
Reproduction Bat Ornaments-Not Vintage
Tried to find the original catalog image but couldn't find it in my collection so I scanned the bats.
The bats are from the 2005-2006 season sold wholesale by Cody Foster and Co. made in China. The bats should come with a gold sticker on the hanger thread stating they are made in China. The bats were shipped in stacks so many had the scuffed look of an older piece. The large bat has a 6 inch wing span and the smaller bat has a wing span of 3 1/4 inches. The bats are embossed and have nice detail.
New collectors are often fooled by reproductions and this was a very sad case of over paying for items that originally sold for around $12 a set on the high end in 2006. I sold my Halloween business back in 2010 and no longer have stock of these bats.
Friday, August 15, 2014
Thursday, August 14, 2014
The skull clothing hangers at Urban Outfitters have been on my want list. The hangers would look lovely draped with semi sheer fabric hanging along a porch as simple spirits.
Monday, August 11, 2014
Halloween at JoAnn Fabric
Not much to see at JoAnn yet except a few scarecrows and pumpkins. There was the promise of things to come on the display sheets.
Sunday, August 10, 2014
Halloween Boutique at Rodgers Gardens 2013
Love the walk through videos each year at Rodgers Gardens Halloween display. The little tabletop dress forms with painted rib cages are adorable. I have a child size dress form that might need this treatment.
Saturday, August 9, 2014
Toying with making some large cut outs this year in corrugated plastic. Back light the characters. A trio in the lot next door would show up well from the road. Image found here.
Friday, August 8, 2014
Love the mix of Halloween and Steampunk in this tea light holder. Instructions and materials for making 4 different tea light holders are here.
Thursday, August 7, 2014
Craft project for making fun fur and fleece pumpkins. I'm afraid they would turn in to Halloween tribbles in my hands. All left over fun fur from costume projects gets turned in to tribbles at my house.
Monday, August 4, 2014
Halloween Tubular Crinoline at Michaels
Michaels this year has bags of mesh tubing or tubular crinoline. 2 different color bags. 35 yards of 6mm tubing. My bag has black, white, orange, purple, and lime. Running little lights through the tubes creates a diffused light. Its handy for hiding cords on light strings running in to lanterns.
Ethafoam rope threaded in to the crin makes great snakes for a Medusa headdress. Ethafoam is soft so it works well for dancers. Be warned if working on craft projects that cats love this stuff!
Found today at Market for the Strange in Salem, Oregon. The artist is TransinThesis only the pumpkin heads are not current...
Found this lovely project here . Scroll through her blog to see the rest of her amazing Halloween home decor ideas.
TJMaxx is where I bought a set of these Wicked skull plates. They are perfect for my "Dead and Breakfast" bar. Home goods h...
This is yet another great piece from artist GrimQuiet on etsy. He also offered Krampus Lanterns you can see if you click on his sold items...