Halloween Countdown: Roger’s Gardens

Posted in decoration, halloween, home with tags , , on October 15, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

Those located near Orange Country might want to check out the unique Halloween display at Roger’s Gardens.

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It almost feels as it one is exploring the craft supply shelves of a witch (who has mild OCD and arranges everything neatly), somewhere in an old mansion.
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Classy, indeed.
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I adore the antique style decor…
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The trailer (yes, the display has a trailer!) is even more impressive!

Roger’s Gardens

Halloween Countdown: The Creepshow- Sleep Tight

Posted in halloween, macabre, music with tags , , on October 14, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

I was going to make a pre-Halloween mix of murderous songs to post, but I’m not sure I’ll get to it. So here is a wonderful “rockabilly doo wop” ballad, by a gal who met an untimely end at the hand of her ex lover…and haunts him as her body lies hidden under his floorboards.

Halloween Countdown: Williams-Sonoma Skellie Toile

Posted in anatomy, decoration, halloween, skulls and skeletons with tags , , , , on October 13, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

The Williams-Sonoma Skellie Toile collection is reminiscent of vintage anatomical textbook illustrations.

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Given my predilection for anything that makes me feel as if I’m either in a museum or studying something that belongs in a museum…I’d give these items a spot in my home all year long.
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Now this is an apron I could cook in.
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Skellie Toile

Halloween Countdown: Ruth & Sira Garcia’s Chocolate Skulls

Posted in food, halloween, skulls and skeletons with tags , , on October 12, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

These creative confections have been featured on at least 15 sites I follow, but they are too pretty not to share. The inclusion of the gummy brains (with corresponding colors) is genius. Walnuts, as it turns out, also serve this purpose quite well.

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Ah, now where are my chocolate molds so I can try my hand at this?

See the individual pieces of the collection here.

Halloween Countdown: Hilary Wallace

Posted in art, halloween, monsters, undead with tags , , , on October 11, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

Hilary Wallace suggested her portfolio for my Halloween countdown, and I feel it fits.

This was done in colored pencil:
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I adore this vampire’s hands.
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Well, miss…your hair looks lovely.
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The perfect zombie mouth:
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Hilary Wallace

Halloween Countdown: Krisztianna

Posted in craft, day of the dead, halloween, sculpture, skulls and skeletons with tags , , , , on October 10, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

Krisztianna has a series of Day of the Dead inspired sculptures she calls “Muertitas.” There is one representing each season (and a few others).

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They are all gorgeously blossoming with life, drawing elements from their respective times of the year. The color coordination is lovely.
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She crafts these beauties with styrofoam, paper maché, wire, clay, wood, acrylic, synthetic flowers, twine, pins, glue, sealant, screws, “and lots of love.”
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Krisztianna

Halloween Countdown: 101 Horror Movies

Posted in film, halloween with tags , on October 9, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

I’ve been trying to gather some potential films to set the proper spooky mood of the season. My lovely friend Bettie pointed me to 101 Horrors You Must See Before You Die. I must say, it’s a fine compilation.

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What’s on your viewing list this month? I’d love some suggestions for movies, shows, cartoons, etc.

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