Friday, August 31, 2018

Art For Book Lovers

I've been a fan of Tag Team Tomkins for many years. Diane and Madeline Tomkins say they make art for book lovers, so maybe that's why I return to their shop again and again. Their collection of spooky sayings make me giggle. Find one that speaks to you and hang it in the entrance of your home to let everyone know where you stand. These are fine letterpress prints ready for framing.

Macbeth Quote
The Raven Quote
Things Forbidden Quote
Alice in Wonderland Quote
Shakespeare Quote
Arthur Conan Doyle Quote
Scottish Proverb
I might need to hang one of these in my office too. There are lots of other quotes in the shop that aren't related to Halloween if you're interested.

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Halloween Door Decorations

Can you believe September is right around the corner! That means if you're going to be purchasing items online for Halloween you'd better get to it. Today I have some Halloween door decorations from We Are Wood Lab. These are a nice change from a wreath. They're located in Venezuela so don't dawdle if you want one for your front door.

Trick or Treat Sign with Bat
Trick or Treat Sign with Spider Web
Spooky with Spider
Trick or Treat Cauldron
Pumpkin Sign
Zombie Hand Garden Stakes
All of the designs come in a variety of colors to contrast with your front door. I think I'm going to need more front doors.

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Powerful Jewelry

Jewelry designer Grzegorz Szczerbiński isn't messing around. His pieces are powerful and dark. These are jewels for kings and queens of the night; delicate princesses need not apply.  I love them. His shop is My Sacrum.

Skull Ring, Garnet
After Death Ring
Hand Pendant
Steampunk Skull Ring
Hannya Earrings
Skull Bracelet
There are so many amazing pieces in this collection. Best of all, they're affordably priced!

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Halloween Chalkware

Do you know what chalkware is? I didn't. It's the American term for figurines made from poured or moulded plaster of Paris. There, don't you feel smarter? MMPrimitives uses vintage chocolate moulds for their figures. They have lots of Easter bunnies for sale, but there are some pretty cool Halloween figures too.

Witch 8"
Witch 6"
Witch 5 1/2 "
Witch 4 1/2 "
These look like vintage pieces, but they're actually new- just painted to look vintage. They look great as a set.

Monday, August 27, 2018

Macabre Mix Monday!

Macabre Mix Monday is when I feature works from several different artists. Usually they are artists that don't currently have enough spooky pieces to fill an entire post, but I love what they're doing. 

Beware of the Ghosts Wall Plaque from MementoMoriGoods
Ball Python Ring from SnakeCharmedBoutique
Trick-or-Treat Ghost from WhittleNScott
Skeleton Wreath from WreathWhimsybyRobin
Skeleton Box by WildFennelStudios
Mahogany Cat Stop Motion Animation Puppet from DangerousPuppets
Skull Black Feathers from ForestEra

I have already purchased one of the "Beware of the Ghosts" signs and I have to say it's awesome.

Friday, August 24, 2018

Fantasy Prints and Pins

Brett Manning says she makes things all the time. If the number of illustrations and venues to purchase her art is any indicator, I believe her! Besides Etsy, you'll find Manning on Print All Over Me, Society6, and Teepublic. Her art is a bit fantasy, a bit mystical, and a bit spooky. The shop I'm featuring today is BrettisaGirl.

Never Alone
Sasquatch's Socks Enamel Pin
Drawloween Original Grim Reaper
Homunculus Necklace
Leave Your Window Cracked Print
Mothman Print
The more I look at Mannings work, the more I like it! Check it out.

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Halloween Silhouettes

I'm starting to think about how I'll change up our outdoor Halloween decorations this year. Nothing major, I think I just want to add a few new things. You probably know that I have a "thing" about making sure that your daytime decorations look as good as your nighttime decorations. (No deflated creatures lying on the lawn in full view please.) I'm considering adding a few silhouettes this year for daytime viewing. There are several online shops I like.

Wicked Witch from IvysWoodCreations
Black Cat from MikesYardDisplays
Metal Ghost Stake from RusticaOrnamentals
The Headless Horseman from TheCarvingCompany
Witch Silhouette from TheCarvingCompany
Frankenstein from TheCarvingCompany
By the way, a group of silhouettes could mask a deflated Halloween pumpkin.  Just sayin'.

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Ye Olde Halloween

Here I go again, falling in love with the idea of a good, old-fashioned Halloween.  I just wanted to be surrounded by magic spells these days rather than a lot of stressful blood and gore. Which is why I'm sweet on the soft sculptures from Cold Creek Primitives. I want to hear the cackle of a witch instead of the roar of a chainsaw. Can you blame me?

Gertie the Witch
Ghost Ornaments
Salem Tavern Owl
Headless Horseman
Witches Trial Luminary Jar
Large Hanging Bat
Take a jump over to the shop to see a truck load of pumpkins, witch's shoes, cats, crows, and coffins. I wish I could post it all!