(I will be opening from October 19-31)DAY 1
Alrighty... I opened my first package today and was absolutely thrilled to find this delightful adjustable candelabra! It has transparent spooky images that seem to be floating inside of the clear glass balls. Awesome! Thank you so much coocoosnest! DAY 2
A zombie chia pet! How awesome is this? And so very 'me'. DAY 3
Three of the thickest, squishiest, perfect sized crocheted (I think... I'm so very yarn-challenged) pads for our holiday table. I need these so bad, they will not be stored in early November.
Practical Magic coasters! One of my favorite movies ever!
This one shows them on the roof of that gorgeous house at the end of the movie and says "We Owens women have always created a stir"
A photo of Sally that says "Plant lavender for luck and fall in love whenever you can"
Gillian's says "Always throw spilled salt over your left shoulder and Keep rosemary by your garden gate"
Midnight margaritas!!! "Eye of newt and toe of frog. Wool of bat and tongue of dog. Adder's fork and blind-worm's sting. Barbados lime is just the thing. Cragged salt like a sailor's stubble. Flip the switch and Let The Cauldron Bubble. How Convivial!"
Aren't they fantastic??Day 5
Today I opened the most gorgeous framed silhouette of a witch flying in front of a full moon, which is my all time favorite Halloween image! DAY 6
Today I was delighted to open this crazy awesome eyeball scarf necklace. The beaded eyeball is super cool! This is a craft I wouldn't even know how to begin to do myself. Seriously! No clue.
Here's a close-up of the eye. It looks super realistic! DAY 7
A drinking bird, all decked out for Halloween!DAY 8
Today's package is so much fun! A gorgeous box filled with Halloween goodies. I'm going to take the fan with me when I take our farm goods to the farmer's market next Summer.
Here's a closer look at the top of the box. I love the image. So cool!DAY 9
BOOK! I was thrilled when I opened today's package and found Winifred's spell book. Hocus Pocus is one of my favorite Halloween movies of all time. I love this so much!
What's inside?? A shrine!
This side features Winifred's life potion and three nooses.
And this side has the black flame candle (and spell) and a cute little Binx. We got a cat a year after Hocus Pocus was released and named him Binx. DAY 10
A vampire baby in a tiny coffin, so deliciously creepy looking!
Check out those tiny fangs!DAY 11
I opened an amazing shadowbox full of historical documents related to the 1919 killing of the vampire of Clermont.
I love everything about it!
There's a newspaper clipping that describes the loss of the young Bohannon family in a vampire attack. And one that lauds Mr Robert Parker, whose patented vampire shells were used to kill the beast. One of the patented bullets (silver tipped and wooden) is included.
A photo of the hunting party and one of Billy James whose ginormous gun was used.
The case also includes splinters found in the vampire's heart and the fangs which were eventually raffled off . What a fun, inventive and incredibly crafted piece of art this is!DAY 12
Let me start by saying I have been bummed that our vacation plans kept me from joining the Halloween Chunky House swap for the first time this year. So... I can tell you I was happy to see something house-shaped (house-sheeped?) when I opened today's present. It's our farm! With zombie sheep! I collect Halloween chunky houses and have a tiny collection of zombie sheep! Do you have any idea how thrilled I am??? That's our farm logo and a photo of sheep eating people on our front lawn.
She even zombified a plastic sheep toy and it looks SO realistic. The spine is visible and intestines are hanging out of it.
The back is awesome, too! Coocoosnest, you are amazing! DAY 13
When I opened today's package, I was thrilled to find a chunky Halloween book! It's something I've coveted ever since I saw one that loves2experiment made a few years ago.
When I opened the book my jaw dropped. There were old timey photos of costumed animals. But wait a minute. Those aren't just any animals.
They're OUR animals! To say that coocoosnest has been stalking my blog is an understatement, and her talents with photoshop completely blow me away!
Some of the photos contain dear departed pets, like our cat Gypsy.
And our guardian dog FiFi. *sniff*
Marsha Marsha Marsha! A fox took her from us this Spring. I miss her.
Jenna and Jack!
This one of our dear departed border collie Jenna and livestock guardian Milos is my favorite.
Thank you thank you thank you, coocoosnest from the bottom of my heart for this and all of my wonderful gifts. You made me cry on Halloween this year, and that's a good thing.