The smells of Halloween are in the air at Yankee Candle stores across the land.
For a wonderful mix of macabre and elegance, take a look at the offerings from Pottery Barn this year!
Jo-Ann Fabrics is another great arts and crafts store that carries Halloween merchandise. I particularly liked the miniatures, skeletons selection, and party supplies.
ScreaminScott says “Dig it Up!”
Previously, I posted about the “At Home” home decor stores. My son and I headed back to the store recently to take video of some of the animated decorations. Personally, I had a blast!
Check out the videos below!
I dropped by the local Michaels arts and crafts store, and was pleased to see they had a lot more Halloween goodies out on the shelves. There were still a few bare spots, and the Spooky Town miniatures weren’t out yet. But there were still a lot of things to gawk at. I was impressed that there seemed to be less glitter and more classy Halloween decor this year.
In 2014, Garden Ridge home decor stores rebranded with a new name, At Home.
There were some changes, but they still have good Halloween stuff out earlier than almost any other store outside the craft store industry. To find a store near you, check out the At Home store locator
I visited to see what goodies I could find, and I wasn’t disappointed. I really liked the collection of small animal skeletons, as un-realistic as they may be (Ears don’t have external bones, and spiders have EXOskeletons, not ENDOskeletons) But I digress….
Visited the local Michael’s arts and craft store this weekend, and found a few Halloween items on the shelf.
Hobby Lobby arts and crafts stores have gotten an early start with the fall merchandise this year. Of special interest may be the Funkin brand foam pumpkins. They do seem to carry a higher price tag – $39.99 for a large pumpkin (ouch)! The Michael’s store brand was cheaper last year by 10 dollars, but I haven’t seen them yet this year.
Here are a few pictures from the Hobby Lobby seasonal aisles
Haunters are a interesting breed. We add our special touch to all holidays. And Valentine’s Day is no different.
So why not give your sweetie something something unique this holiday? Instead of a boring box of chocolates, try a box of anatomically correct chocolate hearts.
Or other body parts
There’s more at visualanatomy.com if these two don’t make you shudder with delight.
Or you are in a more Do-It-Yourself mood, you can bake a cake and mold these Zombie cake toppers from ThinkGeek.com.
Just remember to bite the head off first!
ScreaminScott says ‘dig it up’!
Death has a hard job. Can you imagine wearing that long black cloak all the time, even in the summer? And try getting into elevators and taxicabs with that scythe! Not to mention the trouble when things go horribly, hilariously, wrong…