Monday, November 30, 2020

Macabre Mix Monday: Dark Christmas

I don't know about you, but I spent the weekend shopping. Most of it was online as I didn't want to travel far from home to visit crowded shops. After a day spent on the computer, I was filled with thoughts of a dark Christmas. Here are some of those thoughts.

Krampus Doll from Tiny Pets and People

Sweet Tooth Molar from N2Hookin

Quilted Christmas Plague Doctor Mask from RadnRockinLocks

Plush Santa Plague Doctor Doll from Geeky Gift Lady

Evil Santa Costume from Brain Chow Studios

Krampus Tote Bag from EliotTS

It's not all bad. I did get a good portion of my Christmas shopping finished. 

Friday, November 27, 2020

Black Friday Equals Black Plague: Sheldon Pewter

It's been a Shivers of Delight tradition to highlight some Black Plague decor and fashion on Black Friday. When I started this I never in a million years would have imagined we'd be living it. But, here we are and I'm not stopping now. On this Black Friday I'm featuring some pewter ornaments from Sheldon Pewter made by Darryl Sheldon. Besides some wonderful plague doctor ornaments to commemorate the year, there are other haunting pieces and jewelry to decorate your dark Christmas.

Plague Doctor in Santa Hat Ornament

Plague Doctor Pin

Flying Monkey Ornament

Death or Glory Pin

Raven Ornament

Dragon Ornaments

Doesn't everyone on your Christmas list deserve a plague doctor ornament? There are also plague doctor earrings and necklaces in the shop.

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Folk Art Inspired Halloween: Farm and Foundry

Kaleen Zerbe's work is so charming! She and her husband own Farm and Foundry- their shop where you'll find wonderful folk art inspired Halloween pieces. I like all the grinning faces on the figures. You'll even find some spooky looking snowmen.

Halloween Bucket Lanterns

Halloween Cat Bucket with Light

Jack-o'-lantern Bucket

Dark Christmas Snowman

Small Pumpkin and Ghost Lanterns

I'll be watching this shop to see what other dark Christmas offerings will appear. 

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Tiny Terrors Tuesday: Bird's Wood Shack

I thought I'd feature some miniature houses today in case you're feeling like you want to create your own spooky doll house. The kits from Bird's Wood Shack are made by Nathan Bird. They're laser cut from Baltic Birch Plywood and although they're not 1:12 scale and may be more of a challenge to decorate, they're really fun to look at. If you're looking for a winter project, this could be the one!

Gothic Mansion

Fairy Tale Villa

Victorian Mansion

Assembled Cottage

Coraline Doll House

Amityville Horror House

These kits are like big puzzles to put together- you can see where the pieces snap together. I like that they're a smaller than the usual 1:12 scale though because it's easier to find a place to put one!

Friday, November 20, 2020

Halloween Embroidery: Lily Orphan Alien

Are you like me, who sees all those wonderful embroidery patterns, but never seems to get around to making them? If you don't seem to have the time to embroider your own Halloween art, then you may be interested in what Lily Orphan Alien has to offer. Are you like me, who sees all those wonderful embroidery patterns, but never seems to get around to making them? This shop has plenty of finished pieces just waiting for you to scoop them up. You're buying craftsmanship, time, and happiness.

Boo To You Ornament

Halloween Witch Ornament

Halloween HooDeeGoo Ornament

Black Cat Ornament

Halloween Ghost Ornament

Halloween Moon Ornament

I love how these pieces are edged, and the added bells are the perfect touch!

Thursday, November 19, 2020

Pumpkin Pottery: Loeff Bureau Creative

Wait till you see the pumpkin pottery made by Charlotte en Pat! The jack-o'-lanterns are petite and so adorable. They're shipping from the Netherlands so hop to it if you want one as a Christmas gift. The shop is Loeff Bureau Creative

Snake and Pumpkin

Two Faced Pumpkin

Cannibal Pumpkin

Black Cat and Pumpkin

Pumpkin Family

Pastel Flower Pumpkin

I think you can light these up with a little tea light candle. You'll also find Halloween mugs and even tote bags in the shop. 

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Paper Mâché Halloween: Wolf's Folk Art

Lisa Wolf creates Halloween folk art from paper mâché, saw blades, and paper clay. It's quirky and fun and you can find these pieces at Wolf's Folk Art on Etsy.

Black Cat Bobble Head

Saw Blade Halloween Hex Sign

Cat and Pumpkin

Hoot Owl


Pumpkin on a Stick

I don't think we see enough vultures in Halloween art. They're actually quite unsettling when you see one in real life.