Halloween is mere days away, so I think it’s time, my friends. Let’s continue my 2013 Haunted Halloween House Tour.
This is Big Jack and Little Jack, two precious ceramic pumpkins with lots of happy memories for me. The wee little Missy Nik and I painted Big Jack together when she was three. We went back to the same shop to paint another together just last year. You can sure tell the difference a few years makes in painting skills.
My mom found me the picture at an antiques shop a few years back. It is vintage crepe paper that the dealer had framed. Amazing to me that something so delicate could have stood up to the test of time.
Every good haunted house needs a few tissue ghosts, right? These were made by my wee sweetie a long time ago. Yes, I keep everything.
The back of my basement door has a vintage hanging basket filled with goodies. Antique linen and cheapy cheap dollar store flowers. The skull is one of my mom’s amazing Halloween cards she’s sent, and the ghost was made in art class when my daughter was two.
I, too, have a Halloween tree, although on a much smaller scale than my competitors. Some of the ornaments I’ve made myself, while the bulk of them are lovely felt creations I’ve found along my journey. My mom found the strand of pumpkin lights at a yard sale.
You’ve seen these guys before..
This round wire basket is an old laundry cart. You fill the wet clothes into the basket and wheel the cart out to the clothesline for hanging. There are hooks on the side to hold the little bag of clothespins. And the cart folds completely flat for storage.
This piece, too, is an antique. It’s a Butler’s Chest and was used by the help back in the olden days. There are several large drawers for clothes, and a pair of smaller drawers for gloves, etc. The center folds down into a writing desk. This chest, along with a simple bed, would comprise a servants accommodations. Of course mine is completely decked out with spooks.
Thanks so much for spending some time with me! I hope you all have enjoyed more of my Halloween silliness. Just a few more days, my friends….and then it will be all over.
For another year, that is!