Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Colorful Halloween T-shirts: Menagerie Of Mayhem

It's a fact that you can never have too many t-shirts. What I love about the t-shirts from Menagerie of Mayhem is the watercolor effect and bright colors used in Fiona's Halloween designs. You'll see more than just black and orange here and that's pretty groovy.

Purple Pumpkin T-shirt
Bat T-shirt
Tarantula T-shirt
Heart in Hand T-shirt
Skull T-shirt
Werewolf T-shirt
Mummy Tank Top
You'll find men's, kid's, and women's t-shirts and sweatshirts in the shop along with mugs, phone covers, and prints. Lots of fun, colorful designs here.

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Victorian Trading Co. 2019 Halloween Collection!

By now you've hit Michaels, HomeGoods, At Home, Marshalls, and Grandin Road looking at the Halloween decor they're putting out. You've probably scoped out Target's new Halloween collection online as well. I know you, you're not tired yet so I'm going to share with you one of my favorite online Halloween sources that not everyone has seen. 

Victorian Trading Co. quietly delivers a vintage-style Halloween collection every year that has magical decor and costumes. My catalog just arrived yesterday and I was as excited as if I received the Grandin Road Halloween catalog. Let me show you some of my favorites.

Batty Belle Fringe Poncho
Madcap Tomcat Table Topper
Raven's Roost Candle Pedestal
Arachne's Aura Stained Glass Lamp
Black Widow Headband
Whimsy Owl Table Overlay
Witch of the West Costume
Black Hooded Cape

The Shrine Mantle Piece
There are pages and pages of deliciously spooky pieces just like these! Victorian Trading Co also has great sales at the end of the season so don't forget to go back in November.

Monday, July 29, 2019

A Spooky Anniversary with Tussie Mussies

Shiver of Delight Turns FIVE!

If I may, I would like to bring your attention to the fact that this Halloween blog has been going strong for FIVE years. (I think that's like 45 in cat years.) Before my usual post, I just wanted to stop and thank every one of you for visiting, commenting, liking posts on social media, and keeping me faithful to a project I never thought would go on for this long. Please introduce yourselves to me on social media! I think we probably have lots in common. I celebrated with a tiny chocolate cheesecake -minus the poison. I don't know if I have another five years in me, but I'm not ready to quit yet. 

If you have something spooky to celebrate, I want to make sure you know about Paper and Mache. I just discovered this shop last week and I'm smitten. Leah Maes is the designer of all sorts of decorative paper fancies. She doesn't solely focus on Halloween, but her collection of spooky pieces is significant enough to bookmark her shop. I just love her Halloween tussie mussies and candy baskets.

Halloween Tussie Mussie Gift Cone
Halloween Candy Baskets
Witch Hat Table Decor
Victorian Halloween Witch Photo Ornaments
Halloween Star Ornament
Halloween Coffin Box Decor
Looking at these makes me want to grab some glue and glitter. If you're like me though you probably won't. That's why we need to be thankful for the people with more creative energy then us and support them!

Friday, July 26, 2019

Mad Scientist Room: Xavian Miniatures

Ahem, I know you like looking at the tiny, macabre miniatures I've been showing every Friday. It's time to take a leap of creativity and let me know if you'll be making a doll house size Halloween room for the Miniature Haunted Room Challenge! The suspense is killing me.

Today, I have miniatures that would be perfect in a mad scientist's room. If you can add a speaker with an evil laugh to it that would be awesome. These pieces are coming from the mad mind of Suzanne van den Nouweland. They're fantastic and so affordable!! The shop is Xavian Miniatures.

Miniature Cabinet of Curiosities 
Miniature Test Tubes
Tiny Stone Goblin
Skull in Bell Jar
Raven Skull on Pedestal
Miniature Mandrake Root Plant
Miniature Shrunken Head
Now you're inspired, right?!

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Vintage Style Halloween Decor: Folkstyler Primitives

If you favor a whimspookal Halloween over a horror-filled Halloween, you're going to love the paper maché pieces by Michael Davis. His vintage looking creations are delightful and will make you wish Halloween was is actually, if you want it to be. The pieces are molded so if something is sold out, I'm sure a similar piece will eventually appear (I may shop before this is posted- sorry.) Davis's shop is Folkstyler Primitives.

Halloween Bat
Devil Candy Container
Monster Candy Container
Halloween Witch
Primitive Owl
Pumpkin Man Box
I can't wait for Halloween!!!!

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Pumpkin Watercolors: Huff Craft Art

The simplicity and charm of Sam Huff's watercolor paintings of pumpkins drew me in immediately. They're so sweet! But Huff has more. There are also watercolors of very creepy horror movie characters that will give you a chill. These original art pieces are very affordable and in my opinion you should always buy original pieces over prints if you can afford it. The shop is Huff Craft Art.

Puck the Plumkin
Ptolemy & Petya the Plumkins
Pascal the Plumpkin
Pennywise Killer Clown
Beetlejuice Strange and Unusual
Boris Karloff Frankenstein's Monster
As we're now 99 DAYS from Halloween, you need to buy yourself a little treat.

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Patches That Will Knock Your Socks Off: Monsterologist

There are plenty of patches out there, but the ones by George Coghill are going to knock your socks off. They scream Halloween and I just love the cutouts. The shop is Monsterologist and you need to check it out.

Sons of Samhain Biker Patch
Black Cat Magic
Night Watch Patch
Hollows Angels Biker Patch
Double Trouble Witch Patch
Stingy Jacks
I think I'm buying all of these! I'm not a jean-jacket wearing girl, but if I can find a cool men's vintage jacket to sew them to I'll be set. The shop also carries pins, stickers and some t-shirts. 

Monday, July 22, 2019

Enchanting Totes: Bags By April

My work tote bag is starting to fall apart. I'm searching for a new one and came upon some spooky themed tote bags that are enchanting. I like that they have a rectangular bottom that helps them sit well.  I think you'll like them too. The shop is Bags By April.

Halloween Cats Shoulder Bag
Jack O'Lantern Tote
Skeleton Portrait Bag
Tarot Card Tote
Day of the Dead Purse
Raven Nevermore Purse
Nightmare Before Christmas Tote
Maybe you could use these for an adult trick-or-treat bag too?