Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween!


Wishing everyone a Happy Halloween! May your day and night be filled with Magic and Sweet Treats!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Witches Brew - Vancouver Film School (VFS)


Just for fun! Enjoy!

Jack Frost (1934)


I really love these old shorts! They are very enchanting and if your not careful hours can go by on youtube. I think I have a youtube addiction and that's scary!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Spooky Tree # 2



Here's Spooky Tree #2! The Witch Hag is front and center a wicked original by Sheila of Primdolly. She also makes other creatures of the Night! The little Green Goblin was created by Theresa of Sycamore Moon Studio. His hat is a real acorn cap and his body is spun cotton he's got a lot going on for a little fellow. I love him because he is a cutie but also because he is so original! I'd love a tree full of these Green Goblins! Who wouldn't oh and she also makes some wonderful root people too. The little Jol is from Shell Hawk and he's next to William Bezek's wonderful Acorn! There is also a Skeleton ornament from William. The wonderful Pumpkin on the base is yes none other than a Gourdqueen original! I love Linda's work she rocks the Halloween world off it's gourd. The Skelly Doll I adore and Nina from Gothic Southern Belle Art created her. More Tags from Retro Rudolph's and the pear and cat ornies are Greg Guedel. The other glass ornaments I got years ago at Joann Fabrics. Now some of these I was lucky enough to win in giveaways so never hesitate to enter because you could win some wonderful and amazing Treats!
Now I'm off to tie down the house before the Wicked Winds whip though here today! I hope we all don't blow away!

Monday, October 25, 2010

My Spooky Tree filled with Goodies & not just from me


I also love to collect other artists Halloween and Christmas when I can. So here's one of my Spooky Trees decorated with just a few of my favorites. Lisa Nelson of Bucks County Designs Black Cat and Jol Ornament is front and center. She's wonderful and I love her vibrant spooky creations! Lori Rudolph of Retro Rudolph's vintage style lantern's and tags grace this tree. I love vintage style Halloween goodies and no one does that better than Lori! Greg Gudel is amazing I love his original Halloween woodcarvings. I can't afford those at the moment. I was able to snag these paper mache ornaments which are reproduced by Bethany Lowe. The glass owl and jack ornament is by Old World Christmas. The little Jol with the hat is vintage plastic and I found him on ebay. The other dodas are mine. So that's just one tree I'll post the other tomorrow! Now I'm off to put Halloween bags together for kid parties. Wishing you all a day filled with Spooky Goodness!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Night Glow






Just thought I share some photos of our Halloween lights. Since we don't get Trick or Treaters way back here in the woods I just put some lights up on our deck. I was wondering if any of you put up lights for Halloween? If we lived in a neighborhood I'd go all out.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Monster High Dolls not your average Barbie




I love these Monster Dolls by Mattel. I prefer them to your average Barbie. I found them in the Target ad yesterday. I won't be getting them since I don't think the boys would be into them to much! lol!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

The Haunted Trail at the Lake







I really don't think there could be a better setting for a Haunted Trail than a beautiful Lake. There was a Witch and a Vampire and Spider Man. Many Ghosts and Ghouls came out for the occasion. The scene was set for Spooky Fun. Then Darkness fell and the Haunted Trail was open. Tricks and Treats for everyone!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Trick-r-Treat- animated short & a Pumpkin Fairy Giveaway!


This is a fun Short for those of you who are a Sam fans!
You must fly over to see my Friend Jeanne who is having a Magical Giveaway! She's giving away a very enchanting pumpkin Fairy! Click here to be transported!
Wishing everyone a wonderful weekend too!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Trick r Treat Movie Sam


Isn't he the cutest. Don't you just want this action figure Sam from the Trick r Treat Movie. I loved the movie they need to make another one spooky good!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Back from the Art Show


My husband took some of my Ornaments to his Art Show in North Carolina. Several of them sold which is wonderful! Thank You! For those of you interested several of my Halloween ornament sets listed on Etsy are now listed individually. Oliver Owl has flown home and is now listed here if you'd like to take a peek. I'm in the process of making loads of Christmas. I'm hoping to do a local show so back to work for me. Wishing you all a wonderfully creative day!

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Clowning Around


I got these retro Halloween masks a few years ago. Every year we take spooky pictures in our woods. I use photo shop and adjust the tint for the desired affect. Wishing everyone a very spooky weekend!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Oliver Owl Ornament



I just finished Oliver. I don't have him listed anywhere yet he is going on a road trip down to North Carolina. He may not come back but if he does I'll let you know where he'll be.
Owls I love them don't you! They have been associated with mystery and magic since ancient times. A nocturnal bird of prey who's eerie screech could be mistaken for a scream! No wonder they fit perfectly into Autumnal and Halloween decor. Owls often known as a Witches Familiar. It was also thought that a Witch could shape shift into an Owl. Hecate the Witch Goddess and Athena the Goddess of Wisdom both had Owls as their familiars. During dusk known as witching time the death of the day is called Owl Light. During this time a Witch can be transported into the other world. I just thought this was fun info!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Hollies & Berries Ornament and fun Folklore


I'm just diverting away form Halloween for a moment to share my newest ornament. I am always fascinated to discover why we use certain symbols for decorating through the holidays. The folklore of Holly and Berries is wonderful. A symbol of rebirth used for protection against: naughty faeries, bad weather and lightning. It is considered very good luck to bring Holly & Berries into your home for the Holidays. If you choose the thorny type which is consider male or the smooth type considered female this determines who will rule the home in the coming year husband or wife. I think mine is smooth I didn't add thorny points. Hollies & Berries are here if you'd like to take a peek.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Halloween Napkins






Don't you just love the Halloween graphics on vintage and not so vintage napkins. Ebay is a wonderful source for Vintage Halloween. I just love these! Just sharing today off to paint. Wishing everyone a wonderful and creative day!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Ghastly Goodies at Ghoultide Gathering








Saturday I attend the 4th annual Ghoultide Gathering Artists Spectacular in Northville Michigan! Many of my favorite Halloween Artists were showing off their wicked wonderful creations! The Jack O' Lantern Scarecrows and Skeleton Man pictured above are creations of Scott Smith of Rucus Studio. His work is pure Halloween Magic! I tried to take a close-up of me and one of his Jack's. I'm a little soggy from the rain which did not damper the Halloween Festivities! I was really thrilled to get to meet several Artists. I had a long Halloween wish list I would have loved to get a treat from each and everyone. That didn't happen but I was able to pick up a couple of goodies from two of my favorites. A wonderful Witch Hag ornament from Sheila Bentley of Primdolly Designs. Her Witches are beyond Wicked! I also had to have one of William Bezek's acorns! William's work is amazing and to die for! It was great meeting both of you! I've already got another wish list for next year. Halloween Dreaming!

Friday, October 1, 2010

October's Calling Time to Decorate





Happy October!
Growing up one of the first things we'd do is pull out the Halloween die-cuts and stick them all over the windows. With tape! I don't do that anymore but I do use window clings and I do hang Halloween die-cuts around. The Beistle Company still makes wonderful Halloween Party decorations. The book pictured above is a wonderful resource for you Vintage Halloween Collectors. The imagery from that era is breathtaking. Check Amazon to find a copy of Timeless Halloween Collectibles 1920-1949 by Claire M. Lavin. I have this book and it's really wonderful.
I'm on the hunt for the die-cuts pictured above: Witch with Spooky Tree, Ghosts, and Halloween Jol Tree. Wish me luck I hope to find them this year. Wishing you all a very Happy October & Happy Decorating!