October 19, 2009

Ghoulish Decor 2009 . . .

If you don't already know, we've got a little Halloween love going on in our family. The Queen's got skulls and rats aplenty, as well as some creepy framed bugs and a death mask of my younger brother's face. Weird? Yes! Spooky? Absolutely!

My photobro has an interesting assortment of dental molds and assorted tooth specimens he brings out around this time of year. I have a theory that his fear of dentists has caused him to warn all the little kiddies about the danger of too much candy through his seasonal decor. Yeah, we're strange like that!

At my house, we lean a little more towards the child friendly Halloween. But only a little. Here's a sneak peek at this year's fare:

Pumpkin under glass.

The plate wall in the dining room has some new visitors. Arachnophobes beware.

What little eight-legged friend wouldn't want to live in an urn of decrepit, black ivy?

Our family's version of "Thing" {name that show} holding test tubes full of creepy, crawling friends.

Whimsy & Warning - perfect for All Hallows Eve!

Spooky black branches adorned with skull & bone ornaments and black and white ribbon.

Anatomy of a skeleton - it's important for the kids to learn, you know.

A skull candle just waiting to be lit on the big night with rats standing at attention.

Stay tuned 'til tomorrow when I'll give the how to's on a few of these EASY, CHEAP decorations.
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Tobi said...

Spooky, cool and fun as all get out. How did you do that cool effect with your pictures? Do tell maestro.

Apis Melliflora said...

My favorite holiday of the year! I'm all over those spooky pics. I feel a ghoulish howl coming on! Aaaaoooooh!

Petit Elefant said...

I love the editing of these photos, fabulous!

Emily said...

You're creeping me out! HA HA! Great Ghoulish Decor!

jd said...

I have never seen or loved Halloween deco's as great as yours and the Queen's (sooo lucky to have seen hers last year!!). And I sooo appreciate your creepy black-and-white photo editing, reminiscent of creepy black-and-white old horror films! Nice work, my friend. :)

And yes-- everyone needs to learn the anatomy of the skeleton. That's how I learned that my upper torso is freakishly short.

The Queen Vee said...

Hauntingly clever DF, spookalicious!

Christy said...

I love it all, esp. Thing. Did you make it or find it?
I can't wait for tomorrow's post.

The Carlsons said...

You out did yourself. I kept it to a minimum this year. Very unlike myself. Think I need to come visit you to enjoy.

Mindelicious said...

Hmmm.... That crow scherenschnitte looks familiar.