Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Busy time of year!

Running amuck trying to get everything up and done so I can enjoy the rest of the season. Lanterns went up in the foyer tonight. This beauty is an older lantern that was sold at The Vintage Halloween store.

Spent saturday braiding the front porch garland. This is the big section across the front of the porch. Ornament garland, festooning, and lights. Big project that is up now. Ran out of festooning and will finish the light garlands hopefully tomorrow.

Work in progress. Really hope it gets done this weekend.

Monday, September 12, 2022


Etsy artist Nightmerriment. Creates these amazing twig like poppets and larger creatures. I was fortunate to buy the witch and death only the pumpkin head I wanted sold out. No problem, the artist made another one for me. Take a look at the sold section and you can put in a custom request.

Such a mischievous grin! The unique materials used makes each poppet one of a kind.

Thursday, September 8, 2022

The Gift Shop

The gift shop attached to the Ace Hardware store has fall and Halloween out. The gal at the shop said more Halloween is on the way.

I was afraid to ask how much is this moon with cat? Trying to behave myself.

The skeleton boys are on a spring they bobble nicely.

Mondays am I right?

The only thing I brought home was the tiny wings spread bat plate.

Wednesday, August 24, 2022

Fred Meyer Halloween

Halloween inventory is going out earlier than usual with the back to school supplies. This blow mold black cat with glowing eyes was one of my favorite items.

The cheerful terra cotta pumpkins are starting to make an appearance.

A different take on the hands with an eye in the plam that has a color changing LED.

Promising collection this year. Looking forward to the towels and dishes.

Sunday, August 21, 2022

More Lowe's

Love the old fashioned blow mold lights and this more serious looking pair.

Lowe's version of the giant skeleton is dressed as a mummy. That reminds me the giant skeletons from Home Depot were spotted on top shleves, still in pallet wrap, waiting to be stocked. Looks like my store has 6.

The flame tiki torches are back and the more sinister looking pumpkins. The mouth opening is a little too big on the tall pumpkins and you see the LED. If I wanted one more project I'd put diffusion or scrim behind the eyes, nose, and mouth.

Huge collection of Nightmare Before Christmas filling almost 2 giant sections.The carvable foam pumpkins are very spendy this year. Very happy I bought extra last year on sale!

Saturday, August 20, 2022


Lowe's is selling Haunted Mansion Halloween quickly. The Madame Leota tombstone hubby sent me a photo of yesterday was sold out today. Can't find any of the merchandise on the website.

When you press the skull button it lights up and plays Grim Grinning Ghosts!

A lot of fun stuff this year. More pics tomorrow. The Haloween 2022 photo album is here.

Friday, August 19, 2022


My store had some great Katherine's Collection pieces like this pumpkin. Like all of the line it is spendy at $129.00 or it would have come home with me. This guy would be great in a shop window display.

Struggled with wanting to get the framed fairy. I behaved myself and didn't buy anything at HomeGoods today.

Love this table runner and Psychic Reading box.

Thursday, August 18, 2022


More housewares out now at T.J.Maxx stores. The owl is from the Harvest Moon collection. Felted cutie pie and only $14.99.

Harder to find than the lap throws is full or queen size Halloween blankets. Finally found another queen size Halloween blanket!

Rugs! Dancing skeletons or a skeleton on his side with Trick or Treat. The biggest collection of Halloween bar and liquid hand soap seen so far. Bath bombs, aromatherapy scent packs, and diffuser's. Forgot to get a photo.

Sunday, August 14, 2022

Michaels Tins-update

Update: Thanks to some wonderful friends I have Halloween tins in hand or en route! Thank you!

One of 3 tins at Michaels. I am searching for the other 2 in this set. If you find either of them can you leave a comment or message me? Will happily pay shipping and for your time.

Michaels has been a real rollercoatser. Items listed on the site as in stock at my store are not actually in the store. Items listed as sold out were on the shelf. It looks like some stores are getting the old fahsioned orange and black items and my store, so far, has only the Dark Romance and the Naturally Scary line.

Saturday, August 6, 2022

World Market

The Halloween collection can be found here. The black cat bust looks promising.

The snake in pumpkin might be interesting. I'll reserve judment until they are actually out in stores.

The moths are a must have. Fingers crossed if they do not show up at my store they will eventually be stocked online.

Thursday, August 4, 2022

Crate and Barrel

I wish there was a better photo of the ghosts with their lights on. The ghosts and the houses do make a cute tabeltop or mantel display.

The ghost table runner is adoable.

Sunday, July 31, 2022

Big Lots

Creepy Doll Head is back at Big Lots this year with a crackle finish. It is sold out online and I don't see any information on local availability. Local stores might be the only option now.

The Haunted House pillow is new to me.

The Halloween tablecloth style I bought last year is back in stock in 3 rectangle sizes and a round version. I plan to make curtains again this year from tablecloths if I can get enough of the 102" version.

Thursday, July 28, 2022

Pottery Barn Kids

My favorites from this years collection thus far. A little diappointed the Peanuts cartoon characters are back. They are cute only not my favorite for Halloween.

The glow inthe dark sheets on the other hand are speaking to me!

Wednesday, July 27, 2022


From sample MDF baby gravestone to the full size model. Carved the final version from insulation foam. A bit of a learning curve for Mr. Old Fashion Halloween to learn the software, design the stone, and carve on the CNC. Kind of an odd sueded effect on the foam from the bit carving the surface. Using outdoor paint again since it works on the pumpkins that sit out in the rain all month.

Forgot to share the cute dog toys at HomeGoods. They squeak!

Saturday, July 23, 2022

100 Days to Go!

Excited to see folks on social media counting down the days to Halloween. Time to get serious about all the pojects I need build this year. The little terra cotta Jack-O-Lantern was found at Goodwill as a set of 3. They stand 6 inches high on metal stands. My Goodwill started putting out Halloween last week.

Friday, July 22, 2022

Home Goods

The inventory at my store is rapidly turning over and there is new stock twice a week.

Giant light up tricks sign.

The Lego head containers are adorable.

Just a sampling of the goodies. JoAnn has fabric and a few pumpkins out only it looks like now that the summer clearance is gone there should be more out this week.

Busy time of year!

Running amuck trying to get everything up and done so I can enjoy the rest of the season. Lanterns went up in the foyer tonight. This be...