Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Photo Round Up

Piled some of the pumpkins in the entry way fireplace. Holding on to Halloween a bit longer.
The napkins found at Home Goods from an earlier blog entry. Cut one napkin in to 4 sections to decorate the office lamp. If you missed any of the photos the Halloween album is here.

Wednesday, November 3, 2021


A sampling of the photos and a little video. We didn't shoot a tour of the house this year only short videos. I need to see if the shorts will work as one long video. It was a very good Halloween with perfect weather!

Sunday, October 31, 2021

Happy Halloween

Crisp cold air and the sound of leaves crunching under foot.
We won this award! This also reminds me I do need to get the blue tooth speaker out and set the Haunted Masnion music box que line music to repeat on the ipad.
I hope you all have a safe and spooky Halloween night!

Saturday, October 30, 2021


Unusually beautiful weather this weekend. So many things taking place at the same time. Thrill the World took place downtown this year with a section of street closed off.

The dance was followed by the downtown Zombie Walk. I thought this couple had a zombie baby only it was a dog with his tongue sticking out.

Is everyone ready for tomorrow? I made 105 treat bags to go on the steps. Once that runs out we go to 150 piece bag and let the older kids dig for it in a bowl.

Friday, October 29, 2021


We had high winds for days and this lovely local gal took a break during 45 mph gusts! She is back flying with her stunning red hair.

The scarecrow was living his best life in the unusually warm and windy weather last night.

Found this lovely bottle at an estate sale last week. Started making treat bags last night. Digging for warmer costume options today. Halloween night will be dragging a lot of stuff outside for the treat station set up. Started timing how long it takes to get the house in show mode and shut it down each night.

Thursday, October 28, 2021

Witch House

Our favorite house in the old neighborhood is looking great this year! I need to go back at night to get a shot of the lights and the witch on the roof.
Front porch with all the new pumpkins and and a few old favorites.

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Work in progress

Quick little videos of the projections running. New brighter projector for the dancing skeletons and now we have ghosts flying around looking out the basment door.

If you can't find the projection screen you stored last year use a garbage bag. Split a white trash bag down the sides and used painters tape to attach to the door frame around the door window. It looks so good I kept it. The ghosts are for the kids and they see it from the sidewalk. Better video and photos as time permits.

Still working on litte projects. Weather should be clear for Halloween night.

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

The Hunters Moon

Technically this is last night. My fear was we would have heavy clouds tonight. Sadly, that is the case only last night we had amazing views through wisps of cloud layers.
Casual family scene in a graveyard. Yet another great neighborhood tableau.
The nightly ritual of setting up the front porch pumpkins and bringing them in at night. The east side of the house pumpkins are attached to a 2X4 that is attatched to the deck railing. High winds today and not a single run away.
Emergency costumes! Kind of a cute idea. Plastic ponchos in a small box for each character. It was hard to resist this Goodwill find to go with the first aid kit and fire extinguisher in the car! Left it for someone else who might have that epic costume emergency!

Sunday, October 17, 2021

Be Kind

Even the ghosts get it! Neighbors yard.
My favorite gathering is back. There is a contest again this year and a lot of new yards are being decorated. Wonderful to see.
Toby and the skellie twins are new pumpkins this year. Love the tall skinny faux pumpkins from Michaels. 8 new pumpkins carved so far for the front porch. Working on a new projection for the basement door.

Thursday, October 14, 2021

Places and Things

The All hallow's Eve Boutique at Islands of Adventure in Florida. Really great store decor and lighting.
The bursting out of the house skeleton is really well done. People send me so many Halloween and general spooky things at this time of year. The video made me smile.

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Halloween Shower Curtains

Every year I think about putting up a Halloween shower curtain. This year it finally happened! Sorry for the small intro photo it is a small bathroom!
Home Goods will have a huge assortmant of curtains every year. There were 2 rows of pegs and each peg held 5 shower curtains. They were sold out 2 days later.You almost need to be standing in the store to grab one here.
Really cute designs and I love my stripe, flying, bats, spooky houses shower curtain.

Monday, October 11, 2021

World Market

World Market has very little to offer in store only they keep adding things to the web page. The glowing wax pumpkins radiate warmth.
The bat taper candles are back this year in store.
The lantern set was a new addition this week.

Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Fred Meyer

Missed out on the purple version of this bottle light string a few years back. Loving how this string looks piled in an old wood bowl.
Over in housewares I found several dark goodies. The warty black ceramic pumpkins are gorgeous.
The ceramic planters, ghosts, and Jack's were back again this year. Ran in to Lowe's and discovered what little was left of Halloween was eclisped by the full blown Christmas displays.

Sunday, October 3, 2021

The bulk of the outdoor decor was up by last night. Making a list of things to work on this week.
My project today was base painting the new and old faux pumkins. I have a stack of pumpkins found on clearance at Target for $2 each. Needed a few more of the taller pumpkins and Michael's will deliver anything they have in stock for $4.99. Doordash brought me pumpkins! That has entertained me all day and less expensive than having Doordash bring food!
Gorgeous weekend and Halloween decorations were going up in the neighborhood. I love the weeping willow tree in this display. Bringing in some of the smaller decorations at night. Several yard ornaments, patio furniture cushions, and a lemon tree have been stolen around town. Then the thieves took a skeleton from a Halloween display. Not kids, adults caught on security cameras. Seriously, not enough imagination to worry they might be stealing cursed bones?

Friday, October 1, 2021

Happy October!

Hanging up the Halloween curtains or old Dept. 56 tablecloths. The kitty is a $5 blow mold from Target this year.
Finished swagging all the Halloween porch lights wrapped in garland.
Framing Halloween cards is a favorite way for me to decorate the rooms in the fall. I pick up second hands frames from garage sales and thrift stores year round. Inexpensive way to change out art work and to decoarate at Halloween.
Love this display from a vendor at the antique mall. Tonight we have first Friday artwalk downtown and I am so looking forward to seeing what spooky things are featured in galleries and shops.

Sunday, September 26, 2021

Aunt Bee's House

The antique mall Aunt Bee's is a few blocks from my house. I try to only walk through it twice a month to cut down on hauling more things home! Fall is the exception with weekly visits. My buddy phil here is well dressed.
$72 for phil, his ensemble, and the chair he sits in! I thought that was a great deal. Resisted the urge to bring him home.
What really caught my eye was the parasol in his lap. A cute idea for an old dilapidated paraol. A paper patch with skeleton image to cover one hole. Cheap little plastic skeletons to hang from the parasol points. A little more distressing with paint and add some lights. Suspend for a spooky floating paraol. This idea might make an appearance on the porch next Halloween. My very first rental home I had old silk paraols suspended pointing out from the wall with a light source behind. Very dreamy romantic look.

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

New Target finds

Fern loves her new witch house.
The Threshhold line at Target has some great pieces. Brought home this cute bat appetizer plate.
This animated tombstone is really cute.
This talking knight is well made and would look great with the right lighting.
The little vampire pumpkin has the brightest LED light so I was using it to project the face on the living room wall.

Plans and Radio Show

Taking photos of the faux pumpkins that haven't been carved. Picking them up at post Halloween sales, Goodwill, and garage sales. Ge...