Season’s Greetings from Stonehaven Manor!
The question I’m most asked is “How do you make your tombstones?”
Actually, I’m most asked “Where do you store all this stuff?” (in the attic above the garage), and “Why does your wife put up with you?” (She loves me, as challenging as that may be). But a close third-place is people asking about the tombstones.
So lets take a look. Continue reading
I know I promised information about Tombstones in the last post, but I got busy. So lets talk about the reasons for these posts anyway.. Halloween!
We had 411 trick-or-treaters this year. Only one more than last year, but I think the cold weather and school football games reduced the number.
So, on to the pictures!
We put the fence up around the whole yard before adding any further decorations. I neglected to do that one year, and some of my tombstones grew legs and walked to another yard.
Funny how that happens.
For the past few weeks, I’ve been pulling decorations out of the attic and trying to find time to put everything up before the big night. One of the first things to go up were the window decorations. Nothing particularly spooky about these, I just think they look cool. Black and orange are the traditional colors of Halloween, and I like having the entryway in these colors.
Well, I headed back to Target after the employees were done stocking the shelves. It still looks like there are a few bare spots, but almost everything seems to be out on the floor.
After several days of empty Halloween shelves, Target finally started stocking Halloween merchandise. I wanted to take pictures of everything. But the employees were falling over me as I got down onthe floor to get close-ups of the Cat Skeleton. So I decided to split these pictures into 2 parts. I’ll post more after the shelves are fully stocked (and I’m not tripping Target employees). So here we go….
Took a quick jaunt to our local Target store to see if any of the Halloween merchandise was up (it wasn’t). So I meandered next door to browse through Dollar Tree. Last time I was there, they only had a few items, but they are fully stocked now. Here’s a grave full of pictures for you:
As I was picking up supplies for another Halloween project (updates soon to come!), I spied this collection of Halloween decorations at Lowe’s Home Improvement in Dallas. Continue reading