Monday, October 31, 2022

Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween everyone. I hope you have a magical night. 90% chance of rain through the prime trick or treating hours. Making of photos and video will go up here later this week and in the Flickr Halloween 2022 album.

Saturday, October 29, 2022

Thrill the World

Thrill the world took place in downtown again this year. I had to rush around to try and find a spot when I realized the set up was different. Kneeled down on the wet street to get a few pics and this video clip.

This was the greeter at a shop.

Friday, October 28, 2022

Pumpkin Molds

I was thrilled to read that another company started making veggie molds. Sad that they were not available when we had a garden. Good news for you gardeners.

Wednesday, October 26, 2022

ShellHawks Creations

This gorgeous creation is from ShellHawksCreations on etsy. Hand carved with that gorgeous green glaze. The scarecrow on the cup reminds me of our scarecrow. Photographed in front of the tins friends helped track down and ship to me. Gotta love Halloween fans.

Non stop rain for days is proving a challenge for lighting. I hot glued a ring around the flames on the battery candles in the family plot. Hoping they stay dry long enough to get us through Halloween. 60% chance of rain during prime trick or treating between 5 and 8. Next project is rigging somehting to keep the self serve candy dry.

Sunday, October 23, 2022

John Derian German Collection

John Derian is the artist that had a line for Target. He has an excetional line of German made halloween paper mache pieces this year in his shop. Some of the collection can be seen here. The treat buckets are not on the site so you need to e-mail the shop.

The first 2 images are screen shots from the JohnDerian IG account. My Halloween budget was blown early on so I did not aquire a treat bucket this year. There is always next year.

The family plot was done Thursday night. Finishing a wreath today to hang on the fence. Editing photos to share. Now its mostly clean up and working on what to wear Halloween night. It will be wet and cold so I need to rig something to keep the self serve candy dry!

Tuesday, October 18, 2022

The family plot

A couple of quick phone photos hubby took tonight. Isabelle will have garlic draped over her gravestone. Final stone was set tonight and the lighting mostly in place. We have a lot of rain on the way. The cemetery pumpkins and most of the candles are not waterproof. Scrambling to find a solution.

The plot is on a steep slope so it has presented some challenges. Lost a puck light last night that rolled down the hill in to the intersection. It almost went in the storm drain. The things we do for art and Halloween!

Saturday, October 15, 2022


Delightful paper mache lanterns from GrimQuiet on etsy. Take a look at his sold items. He is @grimquiet on Instagram where he posts when shop updates will happen.

There are 3 buckets and today I was fortunate to grab a skeleton bucket to complete the set. Loved adding all these treats to my colletion this Halloween season.

Friday, October 14, 2022

City Flowers video tour

The Katherine's Collection Shakespeare collection is featured in the begining. More average merchandise instead of the over the top Halloween decor of years past.

Wednesday, October 12, 2022


Neighborhood man eating plant!

Falling behind on posting here. So many things to see and do this month. The neighborhood is going all in this year.

Thursday, October 6, 2022

Two Mushrooms

In the continuing saga of supporting Halloween artists, this is Two Mushrooms . Her emboroidered pieces are popular and sell out quickly. She has a Halloween shop update on Friday the 7th.

Having trouble with the video posting so it is here.

The light inside is from Oriental Trading Company. Sold out for the season now. It is a different flame effect a little faster than most flame lights. It looks good as the batteries wear down to a more muted flame. Using the lights in 4 of the pumpkins this year. At a distance it looks more like wind over a candle flame.

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.

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...