Happy Halloween!

by brae  

There was a challenge posted on Mini Mod Pod to make a Halloween scene.  Well, even though the Heritage is still a few months away from actual completion, grandma is open for business on Halloween!  :D

Her kitchen broom is poised by the settee, and the local children insist they've seen her fly around the yard on it. Grandma says she wishes it would fly around on its own and clean the leaves off the front steps. Haaaaaaaaaa!

Grandma has a freshly carved jack-o'-lantern out front.

I apologize for the poor quality of the video, but it's the best my camera will do. At least you get to see the flickering LED!

One was hard enough, so she left the others whole.  ;]

There are bats flying around the portico.  :O

Mice are trying to break into the kitchen.  :\

Mr. and Mrs. Scarecrow have stopped by to say hello.  I made these for the tutorial I posted earlier.

I've borrowed the step stool from Baslow Ranch and the sunflowers from Baxter Pointe Villa for the front porch.  The ceramic pumpkin basket by Alex Meiklejohn holds candy for trick-or-treaters.  Grandma gives out full sized chocolate bars!  She has more in the bag in case they go fast.

The chocolate bars are made by wrapping foil around tiny pieces of cardboard (1/4" x 1/2") and then applying a custom made label.  The candy wrapper label came from Today's Creative Blog, but I had to change the font.  The original type was illegible when printed so small.  I love the vintage feel and personal touch of these wrappers.  I thought about using actual candy wrapper images, but grandma is more creative than that!

Looks like grandma has been reading Edgar Allan Poe outside while enjoying the crisp autumn air.  The afghan was made by Mary of Woodland Miniatures.  I made the book for the Heritage parlor bookcase.

The two pumpkin birdhouses are by Whimsy Cottage Minis.

This one Lyssa bought for me.  :D  She also made the tree and owl picture you see in the front window by the settee.

So, will you dare to climb the front steps for a full sized chocolate bar?!!

Or, are you a scaredy cat who worries about ending up in the cellar?



Comment from: Pepper [Visitor]
Just brilliant! It looks so effective with the lights on...really creepy. The Haunted Heritage is my all time favourite mini build EVER! Outstanding work Brae =0)
10/31/12 @ 01:47
Comment from: Marion [Visitor]
Oh my... I'm speechless, this is all so fantastic ! The Heritage is a masterpiece and every little detail is so great, I love all of your Halloween pictures, thanks so much for sharing !
10/31/12 @ 01:50
Comment from: Keli [Visitor]
Eeek! I love it! Happy Halloween :D
10/31/12 @ 03:00
Comment from: Audra [Visitor]
Beautiful - in a scary kind of way!
10/31/12 @ 04:04
Comment from: Eliana [Visitor]
The house ready for Halloween is fantastic. Congratulations for your excellent work! Happy Halloween! hugs
10/31/12 @ 04:41
Comment from: Wendy Cole [Visitor]
I love this Brae!!! Absolutely beautiful and scarey all in one. :) The jack-o-lantern is awesome. Love everything as usual! :)
10/31/12 @ 04:52
Comment from: Evelyne [Visitor]
This is soo cool! Halloween is the event this house was made for, the decorations fit wonderfully well! And great choices, again, I'm always in awe at how you find the coolest miniatures ever!
10/31/12 @ 05:04
Comment from: Natalie Wilson [Visitor]
I love everything, you have done such a great job of capturing the spirit of Halloween and spookiness. Look forward to seeing how you progress with the rest of the interior.
10/31/12 @ 05:23
Comment from: brae [Member]
Thank you all so much!!! :>>
10/31/12 @ 06:03
Comment from: Heather [Visitor]
I think the marker of a masterful mini is whether or not the scene makes you wish you were tiny enough to step inside. You have certainly exceeded that demarcation line. BRAVO! Thank you for taking the time to share your gifts with us. Happy Halloween!
10/31/12 @ 06:59
Comment from: April [Visitor]
Oh that afghan is beautiful! Love the whole set up! Full size chocolate bars...I'm game :D
10/31/12 @ 07:14
Comment from: Jeannette [Visitor]
Your creativity amazes me! You have done such a wonderful job, as always! I love the way the pumpkins turned out! Grandma is my kind of gal, full size chocolate bars! Oh Yeah!! hugs, *Jeannette
10/31/12 @ 09:09
Comment from: Betsy (Daydreamer) [Visitor]
Wow, Brae! This is Incredibly Realistic!!! You are Amazing!!! I LOVE every single detail!!! You think of Everything! There are a lot of old houses in New England that look a lot like this..... What a Treat!!! Thanks for scaring.... I mean Sharing...!!!
10/31/12 @ 09:35
Comment from: cockerina [Visitor]
oh! My God, how wonderful! everything is perfect, I love the mice under the window! ha ha! brilliant, as always! a kiss and happy Halloween to you! <3 Caterina
10/31/12 @ 10:13
Comment from: Heather Cutting-Rayl [Visitor]
Fabulous! It looks so real! You did a great job with the photography! That's what really makes it special!
10/31/12 @ 10:21
Comment from: Terry [Visitor]
Wonderful, magical, and very scary. I love it!
10/31/12 @ 11:10
Comment from: Sieglinde [Visitor]
WOW! Great job! Thank you !
10/31/12 @ 11:41
Comment from: Cactus [Visitor]
Awesome house! It looks like it was so fun to do. Thanks for sharing!
10/31/12 @ 11:47
Comment from: Elly [Visitor]
Fantastic , Brae !!! I love it ! Cheers, Elly
10/31/12 @ 12:00
Comment from: Irene [Visitor]
This is just brilliant. The scenes could be real. You should be proud of yourself for creating this. Happy Halloween!
10/31/12 @ 13:05
Comment from: brae [Member]
Thanks so much!!! &#58;&#62;&#62;
10/31/12 @ 15:55
Comment from: Mara [Visitor]
Your work is always so wonderful and perfect ... I really enjoy it. Congratulations and happy halloween
10/31/12 @ 16:15
Comment from: rosa [Visitor]
Mis felicitaciones por esta magistral obra, felicidades&#58;&#41;
10/31/12 @ 16:42
Comment from: Kyle [Visitor]  
I would've loved to trick or treat at this place,...just not alone. XD I really like all the detail work you do for your houses. They all look so real-if not better.
10/31/12 @ 16:59
Comment from: Pat in Phoenix [Visitor]
Brae, this is just magnificent! As a Halloween buff myself, I really appreciate all the fine details you've included in your setting! I want to be Grandma and move in!
10/31/12 @ 17:28
Comment from: Debra [Visitor]
This is fabulous! Everything fits together perfectly. And I would definitely climb those steps for a full size chocolate bar... or ANY steps, for that matter... Love that creepy basement!
10/31/12 @ 17:51
Comment from: Pip [Visitor]
It looks fantastic, Brae. Well done!
10/31/12 @ 19:24
Comment from: Lucille [Visitor]
Perfect, Brae, down to the last detail! Grandma absolutely outdid herself. I love Lyssa's painting which can be seen through the window. The jack-o'-Lantern with the flickering led light is a real treat to the eye! I don't think I would climb those stairs by all by myself, to be honest! The scene is so realistic that it could be part of a horror film with someone creepy ready to jump a lone trick or treater! Very, very atmospheric!
10/31/12 @ 20:13
Comment from: Blake [Visitor]
Happy Halloween, Brae! I love your pumpkins and jack o'lantern! That flickering light is PERFECTION!
10/31/12 @ 22:10
Comment from: brae [Member]
Thank you, thank you, thank you! &#58;&#62;&#62;
11/01/12 @ 00:50
Comment from: Alisa [Visitor]  
Your work is just astonishing and it takes my breath away. I will never tire looking at your creations. Many thanks and blessings to you. Alisa
11/01/12 @ 04:06
Comment from: Susan [Visitor]
Fantastic!! You have created a wonderful scene. I love it all! Happy Halloween!
11/01/12 @ 09:13
Comment from: brae [Member]
Thank you!!! &#58;&#68;
11/02/12 @ 17:46
Comment from: Erika [Visitor]
Your haunted house is amazing! I love it. Someone posted it on pinterest and I had to take a look. What a fantastic job you did.
02/23/15 @ 10:35
Comment from: brae [Member]
Thanks so much! &#58;&#62;&#62;
03/17/15 @ 10:10

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