Saturday, October 29, 2022
Friday, October 28, 2022
Wednesday, October 26, 2022
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 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
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
Wednesday, October 12, 2022
Thursday, October 6, 2022
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
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.
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...
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...
The big terra-cotta lanterns made a return this year with even more shapes and sizes. Local chain store Fred Meyer now owned by Kroge...