Happy Halloween 2015

by brae  

I missed Halloween with the renovation and move last year, so I wasn't about to let it go this year!  :D  I've set up grandma's fine parlor for some fun.  The dollhouse room has poor lighting at night, so I tried some fancy flash covering work and other tricks of PhotoShop.

I like this photo because the lighting makes it look like a sound stage for a play before the lights go down at curtain time!

That dashing fellow in the photograph seems to take on a different personality if you look really close.

There are many curiosities going on around the room on this fine Halloween day.

I don't think I want to know what this spell is for, though.  :O  With that bottle of arsenic, it can't be good.

But, it's no wonder you get up to no good when you're on a bender of cookies, Absinthe and magic mushrooms.  I would imagine the story about to be typed is going to be a weird one.

These mushrooms are just for show.

It's awfully cool outside, so the fan can be put away for the season.

Is it time for candy yet?  :D


Seriously, there's nothing spookier than a curious old sepia-tone photograph.

Can't you just hear a tinny music box playing out of tune?!!  =shudder=  Happy Halloween, everyone!!!  :D

Notes and credits
The gentleman's photo is a Martha Stewart hologram sticker and it changes to a scary face at certain angles.  It glared with certain light, so Elizabeth Wharton Drexel returned for some of the photos.

Pumpkin with candle by Marikes Magical Minis, fossil trilobite from Wendy's Miniatures, and working clock from Halls Miniature Clocks.  Mortar and pestle from Jane Graber, blank bottles from Mini-Tiques, Wright Guide Miniatures and CW Lubin.  Dandelion by Lamis Minis, typewriter by Shaker Works West, open book by L. Delaney, magnifying glass by Bill, poison and Absinthe from Four Little Walls.  Friedrich the rabbit by micksculptures724, Isabeau the cat by Maya Schippl, the brace back Windsor chair by Weston Miniature, and mushroom specimen case by Tony.  Antique table fan by The Kummerows.

I made ... well, the Haunted Heritage :D ... and the country table, griffin box, skull cookies, mushroom, burrowing owl, bird statue, playing cards, Oly Studio Ichibad Side Table and rustic stool.  Here's the post on the parlor at its day job.


Comment from: Barbara [Visitor]
Wonderful photos! I just love your Halloween vignettes. I feel as though I'm about to see a play by Ira Levin. Thank you for posting the links to the various vendors - the mushroom specimen case has gone to the top of my wish list. Happy Halloween to you!
10/31/15 @ 08:41
Comment from: Keli [Visitor]
Happy Halloween!
10/31/15 @ 09:09
Comment from: Debora [Visitor]
Happy Halloween to you too! Wonderful room! I love all the treasures displayed. I didn't realize you made your burrowing owl! More wonderfulness!
10/31/15 @ 09:42
Comment from: Blondie [Visitor]
Happy Halloween!!!
10/31/15 @ 10:12
Comment from: Kat [Visitor]
Nothing better after a long day of decorating and scaring kids then a nice tall glass of Absinthe with a poison shooter. Builds your poison tolerance. Lol Love the scene!
10/31/15 @ 10:19
Comment from: April [Visitor]
That room is such a great setting for old eerie shots.
10/31/15 @ 10:23
Comment from: Lucille [Visitor]
A great presentation and write up. Love those sepia photos! I truly, truly love that assortment of green wallpaper!
10/31/15 @ 18:33
Comment from: The Grandmommy [Visitor]
Ok so why did I get chills just looking at the pictures! LOL
10/31/15 @ 18:46
Comment from: Betsy Rogers [Visitor]
Oooohh, such a Spooky and Bizarre collection of items! The Stories that could be told.... Well, maybe we Don't want to know!!! I Love your Haunted Heritage... and this is such a strange Twist in the decor! Very Spooky!
10/31/15 @ 19:06
Comment from: Monique [Visitor]
very nice scene Brae, I especially like the shot with the typewriter. Haha, and I can only imagine the weird story being typed on that peculiar diet :D. That sepia-colour does give it that curious feel, I always like it. Very nice selection of miniatures!
11/01/15 @ 02:27
Comment from: Pat [Visitor]
Do you keep a ledger with items and who they came from? I am amazed at how you remember each name of the artist. Pat
11/01/15 @ 06:48
Comment from: azteclady [Visitor]
Very nice--very evocative. I love all the details that make up the spooky whole. Thank you, Brae, I hope you had a lovely Halloween as well.
11/01/15 @ 18:44
Comment from: brae [Member]
Thank you so much! :>> I have just started a ledger to keep track of my things, but up to this point, my blog has been the way to keep things straight. :))
11/02/15 @ 10:18
Comment from: Pepper [Visitor]
Argh, playing catch up again. Isabeau is gorgeous, great tip for the paper/upholstery and Happy (belated) Halloween =0)
11/03/15 @ 04:31
Comment from: Janice [Visitor]
You have such a good eye for detail. There are a lot of beautiful items in this room but they all have their place. Love it.
11/06/15 @ 15:20

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