Monday, January 31, 2022

Mid-Day Macabre Mix

I took the last few days off for a little rest and my blog post got delayed this morning as I tackled the New York Times' Spelling Bee and then tried a new yoga routine. I feel so relaxed! But I didn't forget you and so, at last, here is today's Macabre Mix Monday Mid-Day.

Pumpkin Essence Potion Prop Jar from Burned Raven Tales

Lucky Bird Lamps from Sugar Divine Studio

Coffin Moon Decor from Tempted 941

"How Unfortunate" Banner from Fyurena

Death Head Moth Bolo Tie from Belts Buckles Bolos

Etched Spider Web Glass from EtchologyAZ

Bone Jar Terrarium from Starling Witchcraft

Remember to take some time for yourself today, and yes, shopping counts.

Thursday, January 27, 2022

Paintings and Oddities from New Orleans

New Orleans is such a magical place. It really has its own energy. About 7 years ago my husband and I celebrated our anniversary there at Halloween. We'll never be able to top it.

Recently I stumbled across a New Orleans shop on Etsy called Ye Olde Bleating Goat. It's filled with curiosities, oddities, and original paintings all with that magical New Orleans vibe. 

Second Line Skeletons


Paper Mâché Skeleton

Death's Head (Hawkmoth) Specimen

1930's Funeral Ephemera

Buddy Mortem

Mardi Gras Mask
Doesn't this shop get you in the mood for Mardi Gras?! I can't wait to celebrate.

Wednesday, January 26, 2022

January 26 :: February 1

Looking for something to do this week? I have a few ideas that might interest you! 

If you haven't seen the French film Les Diaboliques you really must. Even with subtitles, watching it on an iPod, I was on the edge of my seat. 

There is also going to be an interesting online talk on Colonial Era Gravestones by the Springfield, MA Preservation Trust on Thursday. I've been to this cemetery and the gravestones are really awesome. It's free and, who knows, you might learn something new.

Plus there are a few Halloween artist shop updates including the monthly sale through the Eclectic Halloween Artists Guild (EHAG). 

Wednesday the 26th

Thursday the 27th

Saturday the 29th

Monday the 31st

Tuesday the 1st

And as always, check out upcoming anniversaries on my Ghoulish Days calendar.

Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Adorable Monster Jewelry

The pewter jewelry from Djek Carr is so fun. The ghost and monster pendants will outright charm you. Sure, it will be shipping from Moscow, but I think it might be worth the wait.

Forest Monster with Fireflies Pendant

Ghost with Spider Pendant

Mouse with Wings Pendant

Autumn Ghost with Umbrella of Leaves

Ghost Pigeon Brooch

Spider-Hare Pendant

I love these so much. And, the price is super affordable. Get one before the U.S. places sanctions on Russia! It's not going to be pretty, folks.

Monday, January 24, 2022

Macabre Mix Monday

Well, enough of this languishing. The world goes on. I'm back and while I may not be bright-eyed, I'm at least a bit more awake. 

Mondays are when I share with you a mix of artists who create for people who accept the macabre around them as natural. These pieces all made me pause during the last week and that says a lot since I was languishing on the couch.

Halloween Decor
Paper Mâché Pumpkin from Twisted Realm Crafts

Halloween Decor
Coffin Serving Board from High 3 Handcrafted

Halloween Art
Gold Leaf Skull Wall Art from Phrankies Phreeks

Halloween Decor
Insane Asylum Working Lock from Gypsy Macabre Inc

Halloween Art
Spirit Board Crate from Reasons and Rhymes

Dark Art
Horror Freaks Original Painting from Benjamin Buntaine 

Dark Art
Danse Macabre Handkerchief from MaLaine Feutree

If you feel the need to stop what you're doing because it doesn't bring you joy, give yourself a break and languish for a week. You may decide to move in a new direction or you may find a spark of joy to keep you going. 

Wednesday, January 19, 2022


 The Miserable Season started on January 15th.

I'm languishing and the blog is resting for a few days.

Friday, January 14, 2022

Dark Jewelry to Make You Feel Good

Now that I work from home I haven't been wearing as much jewelry as I used to. I make the effort to put on earrings and rings, but the brooches and necklaces are quietly waiting for me to pull them out again. And I will! My mom always used to remind my grandmother to put her dentures in by telling her "Put your zęby (Polish for teeth) in! When you look good, you feel good." Words to live by. (Also when my mom said zęby is sounded more like zoobies so my sister and I still call teeth zoobies)

So with a vow to wear more of my jewelry everyday my eyes are pealed for new pieces. GUITAshop has jewelry that appeals to my dark fairytale soul.

Evil Eye Earrings

Catrina Pendant

Skull Cuff Bracelet

Skull Ring

Amethyst Ring

Sugar Skull Bracelet

I love the coldness of silver, don't you?

Thursday, January 13, 2022

Miniatures Madness

I keep changing directions in my head about what kind of miniature house I want to build and decorate. Will it be a shop, an apartment building, a room box for my spun cotton figures that I can hang on a wall??? AGH! I just can't decide. I do think I want to build it from foam core and paper mache though. That at least I'm certain of... I think.

In the meantime, I'm still getting inspiration for the miniatures pieces I find. MiniMelange is an Etsy shop owned by Susan Clark. The witch hats caught my eye first. Do I want to build a witch hat shop? Maybe.

Witch's Hat

Hand Painted Skeleton Chair

Vampire Baby in Cradle

Batty Ironing Board

Halloween Skulls


This shop has items for many different holidays. I think you'll have fun just scanning through the pages.

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

January 12 :: 18

Thursday the 13th

Friday the 14th

  • (1978) Death Anniversary of Blossom Rock (portrayed Grandmama Addams)

Sunday the 16th

Tuesday the 18th

  • (1971) Death Anniversary of Virgil Finlay (science fiction and horror illustrator)

As always, celebrate responsibly. And if you want to peak ahead, you can always visit my Ghoulish Days page for a full (in-progress) calendar.

Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Carrie Crafts: Spooky Figures

The gourd and paper clay figures from Carrie Lewis fall into the whimspookal category in my opinion. They're cute and spooky all at the same time. The shop is Carrie Crafts.


Viva la Vida

Demora the Demon


Trick or Treat

Blue Eyed Devil

I just love the devil figures! You can't have too many really.