Friday, October 17, 2014

Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday to a certain wolf prowling around out there today. You know who you are. Have a good one man.

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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Monday, September 29, 2014

Monday Madness

Dragging myself to work again.
Just one of them days...

Monday, September 22, 2014

Monday Madness

Who feels fabulous today? Yeah, me neither.

Back to work you lackadaisical vermin!

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Monday, September 15, 2014

Monday Madness

Off to a messy start. And there's a whole 4 days more left in the week...

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Wednesday, September 3, 2014


Nothing says Halloween like a good, vintage orange.

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The Witches Cottage 3

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Witch Cottage Inspiration: SunRay Kelley

I've always wanted to build my own little house, out in the woods, moss crusted and weather worn, away from the world. I'm perfectly okay with being labeled the local crazy lady, the witch that everyone's scared of. I found the work of SunRay Kelley a little while back. The witchy cottages I've been finding reminded me of the natural, whimsical aesthetic of his sculptural architectural style. Pure inspiration. He's a sort of witchy, gnome-like man himself.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Dead Passengers

I found an article about  how British Airways disguises dead passengers. All I can think is a remake of Weekend at Bernie's (with Andrew McCarthy as Bernie) should this information fall into the wrong hands. More seriously though you have to wonder-- if they have a system in place, how often does this happen?(!)

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Monday, August 25, 2014

Saturday, August 23, 2014

On tap today:

See the trailer HERE
Streaming on Netflix...

As the poster for more info.

Friday, August 22, 2014


Just a couple finds from Halloweens past...

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

All Hallows Motifs

Found these gems mixed in with a book of repro vintage "Seasonal Motifs" scrapbooking paper in Michael's clearance. They're kind of small, and in most cases hard to read (definitely hard to photograph), but I can think of a few things to do with them. ;)

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

AC Moore Halloween 2014

Wandered into AC Moore cause I was nearby. I haven't been there for Halloween (or anything else to be honest) in a long time, but if what I saw today was any indication of years past, I guess I didn't miss much.
Except for these goofy little guys, I didn't even think to pull out my camera I was so underwhelmed.

I did walk away with some things though. It's pretty much an inevitability at this point. :)

They had a bigger version of the pumpkin (another tea light holder)-- I think for about $10-- but the little one was only $1.99. Grabbed the coffin and the skeleton pad for a $1 each and the stamp set I found partially buried under a Christmas set-- only $5.99, but I had a 40% off coupon. The bats came in green, black, purple, and orange for... $6? But everything Halloween is on sale this week for 40% off. I wish I'd bought the orange one and a string of pumpkin lights I saw. Still, it seemed slim pickins if you ask me, despite the fact they looked fully stocked (and with Christmas already encroaching on the fall aisles).They don't even have the little 3 foot skeletons they carried forever, or the cheaper Lemax stuff and the pumpkin candles smelt burnt and... I don't know, just gross.

Very disappointing...

Monday, August 18, 2014


Some new zombie, mummy and a Swamp Thing hand pens up for sale over on my etsy shop!

Monday Madness

The start of another millinia  week... Happy Monday.

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Saturday, August 16, 2014

Twisted Treasuries Presents Storefront Saturday: The Gothic Horrors of Dellamorteco

Dellamorteco has made a few appearances on Twisted Treasuries a few times before. The "Werewolf Fetal Skull" (click the Dellamorteco tag below for a refresher!) and the "Anatomical Heart Vase"  a little more recently in the Homemakers Horrors treasury.  I love reading the descriptions, you learn a bit of folklore, mythology and history from around the world and as a skull freak, Michael Locascio's work is one of my top ogling stops on etsy. Best thing, his statues, magnets and even the vases are affordable so I know one day-- one day something of his will make it's way to the mantle of my humble little crypt. The problem is, what to choose?!
The Nosferatu Fetal Skull
La Bafana Ornament
Tentacle Candlestick Holders
Queen Calavara Wall Plaque
Fruit Bat Ornament (one of 3-- love them all)
Stop by Dellamorteco at his etsy. You can read more about his process and inspiration on the shops about page.
Trust me: goth, steampunk or occultist alike, there's a little bit of something for everyone. If nothing else, check out his eccentrically macabre and genius fetal skull line. SO worth it.
Click the pics for a direct links to an items listing.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Pier 1 Halloween 2014

Wandered over to Pier 1 the other day. It's really not my thing, Pier 1, and yesterday the woman making a big stink over her 5 piece wicker furniture set, her harried and annoyed looking husband left to carry it and secure it to his truck outside (both the only reasons I'm sure the poor guy was there) and the super nice employees with their lock jaw smiles trying not to kill her, proved an adequate reminder why... But the wicker furniture blocking the aisles and knocking over a breakable or two (it was quite the adventure let me tell you) made it easy to take some pictures without anyone giving me the evil eye...

Forgive the quality, the sun was really blaring in!

As is the perpetual state of Halloween sparkly things abound! Still I think they're a little less garish than what one finds at Michaels these days. The glass heads with the hollowed out dish on top was pretty cool and the metal bat candleholder (top right of the taller shelf you can barely see) was so tempting! I didn't dare look at the price...
This glass tree was super cute. I'd filed it under precious. They had some jewelry very similar. All I could see looking at the glass bead bracelets by the register was "wow. that's an accident waiting to happen."
I didn't get to Pier 1 last year, but a couple years ago I think they had an LED candle similar to this one. I liked it then and I liked it now, especially with the gold spider. Still couldn't bring myself to buy it though. I don't know why! I always think about it for days after... Maybe next year? :)
Glass pumpkins and more glass pumpkins... They were EVERYWHERE. Not necessarily a bad thing, but these are kind of garish in my opinion. I liked the mug but decided it would need it's own shelf for storage cause the cat handle was massive! But I love a good Halloween mug. Always on the look out for a new one. And then there's the wine glasses-- one could make those so easy with a dollar or thrift store wine glass, the right template and some stained glass paint. Things like that make me shake my head, but I guess not everyone has the time or the patience.
Mercury Pumpkins are another thing I always look long and hard at before I talk myself out of it. These guys were fake mercury with LED's inside to make them glow. The little black one in the corner was really pretty.
Tissue? There's a lot of owls lurking about this year... Only a dollar. I think my mom went and got some for my cousin. She's hardcore into owls.
Yikes... kind of a terrible photo. The only ornaments I saw of note were the wall-crashing witches. I never liked the big ones, but these had some charm. Other than that, again it felt like there were a lot of repeats...

The repeats... Mom reported a Frankenstein's Monster, but I never saw it. The Candy Corn spiders are kind cute!

Some sort of table topper. I think I only took it for the owls expression. It's kinda "WTF?" I dunno dude. I just don't know...

The more I look at that Haunted Shoe house, the more I kind of want it.
Spiders with top hats? Sure! Why not. Not too hard to make by your lonesome though! Just sayin...
Cute pillows...
More glass pumpkins...
(one of which the angry lady broke trying to "help" her husband= boss around. She quite loudly refused to pay for it BTW)
And some glass candle goodies. Their pumpkin spice and "pumpkin cake" candles smelled SO good, but are SO expensive! They also had this sort of brass, pumpkin-shaped tea holder "cage" that caught my eye.

Ultimately, this is all I walked away with. Most of it was clearance or last years leftovers, but no complaints from me!