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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

IT'S HALLOWEEN!!!!!!

Gruesome Greets All!

HAPPY HALLOWEEN to you all (yes Bonnie that means to you too!)  I hope you are all having a creepy good day in your neck of the haunted woods.  It is cold and grey here with the wind blowing the leaves around.  I didn't get many Halloween cards done this year since my "heart event" so no pics of cards.  However, I did decorate the house and front courtyard for the holiday, so I thought I would share those photos with you.  Take a look:

This is my courtyard as you come to the front door






These are the inside decorations:
HAUNTED BEDROOM MANTEL


Printed creepy photos off of the internet, framed them and set them around.

Spider web lace draped on lamps

Disgusting Dining Room (Plates say "Poison")

Jars I made - brains, tarantula, skeleton fingers 

Bloody Hand Print on Glass at Front Door


Gunther Sleeping with Rat on Pumpkin (real pumpkin)

I Made This Miniature Graveyard Topiary

Real Pumpkin (Isn't it beautiful???)

Witch's Broom I made (painted handle black, added various ribbons and added weird markings on the handle with Stickles)
Something Creepy in the Fireplace!

Pumpkin "Throwing Up Dip"  LOL

Baked Werewolf Hand!


I got a lot of my ideas from Pinterest (the meatloaf hand, graveyard terrarium, bones in fireplace).  I am so hooked on Pinterest now.  Such a great idea for a website.  If you've not been there, go join - it's free and what a great place to go for ideas!

Picture of the Week:

Thanks for visiting.  And thanks too for the great comments you left on my last post.  I can't tell you how much they are appreciated.  I love reading what you have to say and thank you for the time you spend to do it.

Again, HAPPY HALLOWEEN!  Love you guys!

Best,

Curt O'Brien

"God, please help me be the person that my dogs think I am."

39 comments:

mudmaven said...

OMG! You totally went all out with your decorating! Amazing job - so scary!!! Both indoors and outdoors you have outdone yourself Curt. Fantastic. ~chris

mudmaven said...

P.S. You should put a follow me on Pinterest button on your blog so we can follow you! ~chris

Heide said...

Curt,
What super fun decorating. Loving all the fun food ideas you found.
Happy Haunting!
Hugs, Heide

downrightcrafty said...

how fabulous love all the photo's such interesting pieces and love love love the inside Graveyard topiary piece
Hugs Kate xx

Myrna said...

Curt
You are da bomb!!!!
Happy Halloween to you and yours.
You have done an absolutely superb job of decorating.
I know even tho' I don't "do" Halloween I certainly appreciate the artistic decorations.
Myrna
p.s. I love your pumpkin and the rat.

ursula Uphof said...

Love all your photos. Hope you have a great Halloween. Not too big here were we live in SA. Take care and hope you are looking after yourself, hugs, Ursula

Clare said...

Curt I can imagine you have been like a big kid decorating your home!!!!it looks amazing darl!!!! that warewolf meatloaf is hilarious!!!!. Everything looks so cool. I just love Pinterest too. I hope that you are feeling good hun and I promise I will have your little package off in the post by the end of the week. Big hugs to you and the boys. Love Clare, Bert & Simone xxxx

Jackie said...

I didn't think anyone liked Halloween more than me, but you've got me beat by a mile! Your decorations are fabulous, absolutely fabulous! I bet the little trick or treaters are going to love it, too. Happy Halloween to you all!

Sue from Oregon said...

Wish I could introduce you to a friend of mine. She caters these super cool Halloween parties as a side business! No wonder you didn't craft, you were busy decorating! Enjoy your Halloween tonight! Sue K

Dee in N.H. said...

Your house looks really awesome!! Enjoy!!

Carmen O. said...

Wow Curt! I love your Halloween decorations...you really do the decorating. I love Pinterest too! I've made several of the recipes I've found and a few of the crafty stuff. I'll be looking to add you. Hope your Halloween is fabulous and your week ahead wonderful!!

Ted said...

Happy Halloween, Curt! :) Your house looks awesomely spooky!

Lee said...

OMG LOL.Curt it's so good to see you back in the swing of things.I LOVE all the wonderful imaginative Halloween decortations.Hugs xx

Dawn's Craft Place said...

Love all the decorations!
My fav is the bones in the fireplace how fun!
Hope your doing well and taking care
Hugs go you and the boys

Gail said...

OH EM GEE!!!
I LOVE everything!
I didn't decorate too much this year, cause I'm away next week, and no one would take it down!
Awesome, and effective!
Love the werewolf hand! hahahaha
The little throwing up pumpkin dip is cute!

Sharli Schaitberger said...

Wowing, Curt! You've really got the spooky thing down! I'm thinking I'll have nightmares now! LOL
I love the dog lounging by the rat-on-pumpkin. And yes, that is a gorgeous pumpkin! Not sure I could eat the meatloaf, honestly! Amazing.
Hugs!

Leigh said...

Oh my goodness, look at it all. Halloween is not big where I live Curt, but I know you absolutely love it. Hope you had a wonderful night.

Joan Fricker said...

My goodness Curt, you sure went way out with your decorating. You have quite the collection and super good ideas. I love Pinterest.

Traci Davis said...

OMG, I love the bones in the fireplace. I hope I remember this next Halloween. Great decorations, thanks for sharing!

Bonnie Weiss said...

OMG ... You Americans and your Halloween ... especially you Curt!

I know why you decorate outside .... It's to scare the kids so you don't have to give out treats! Now you have to take everything down and put up Christmas stuff. Well, at least that will keep you out of the bars and off the streets for a while.

Hope your health is improving so that you can prepare for my month-long vacation at your new home. Hugs to all.

Miranda said...

Curt, Love the spooky decor! You did an awesome job! I too, am hooked on pinteret! LOL

Soni B said...

So AWESOME or should I say GRUESOME ???? wow I like Halloween, but uh not quite like you do...lol Your creativity is amazing and your ability to re create is even better
I am so glad you were able to enjoy Halloween, in what ever manner you wanted...

Hugs, and wishes and hopes that you are resting and taking care of yourself too

Gina Wrona said...

Great Job! Bravo, Bravo my friend!

Hugs,
Gina

Beth Norman said...

Holy smokes, you really love Halloween. I liked so many things, but your goul peaking out in the garden was pretty cool, as was the skeleton in the fireplace. You are so creative outside of your studio. Rock on!

Anonymous said...

I WISH ALL OF YOUR BLOGGING FRIENDS COULD HAVE VIEWED YOUR CREATIVE WORK IN PERSON. I'M GLAD YOU WERE ABLE TO DO IT....IT WAS SPOOKTACULAR, AS WAS THE HALLOWEEN DINNER PARTY. LOVE YOU, MOM

Alli said...

SO Spooktacular Curt!
TFS!

Mary said...

Love your decorations, wonderful! Hope you had a great evening too!

Patti J said...

Your decorations are awesomely spooky! Love the creepy guys on the front porch, the bones in the fireplace are wonderful fun, and although it would be tough to make myself eat pumpkin 'throw up', that's one that I pinned myself, thinking it would be fun sometime! Looks like you had a great time! Can't wait to see your Christmas decor :) Thanks for sharing the photos with us. Haven't had a trick or treater in probably 20 years (we really DO live 'out of town'). We don't decorate anymore for Halloween :( Have a great weekend...

Jean ~ said...

Wow Curt you really know how to rock Halloween! All of the decor is awesome! Glad you're feeling up to it. Looking forward to when you are up to card creating again. Jean ~

Ellen said...

I see you love Halloween as much as I do! This is the first year I haven't decorated. It was to cold and snowy. Your house looks completely spooktacular inside and out!!! I especially love the skeleton in the fireplace! Careful hours feel like only minutes on Pinterest! So addictive! Have a great weekend!

lisa808 said...

Happy (belated) Halloween!

Your Halloween decor is awesome!

Hugs, Lisa

Glittered Paws said...

Wow - totally awesome - wouldn't it be fun to live in your neighborhood??? Glad to see you back in the swing of things - hope to see you "creating" more soon.

Oma said...

Wow! You are so creative! Love your decorations! Can't wait to see what you'll be doing for Christmas! Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving such an encouraging comment!

Linda said...

Wow I want to come to your house next year. You real do a wonderful job. Looks like a fun party. Yummy food! You are very clever to make such fun halloween foods.
I hope you had a wonderful time and thanks for sharing all you ideas.

Anonymous said...

I got to eat the werewolf hand - it was yummy! Curt's house was definitely spooky for Halloween!
Ken

Anonymous said...

I couldnt have said it any better to be honest! keep up the awesome work. You are very talented & I only wish I could write as good as you do :) …

Lorraine said...

so scary LOL you really went to town with the decor fantastic. Hugs xx Jersey U.K.

Krissy said...

How fun! I LOVE Pinterest - I'm a total junkie! My favorite of all of your fun decorating is the skeleton parts in the fireplace and the skeleton in the basket! SO much fun!

Hope you and Jay are well and enjoying life!


Now, I'm off to find you on Pinterest!

Lorraine A said...

WOW !! I wish we celebrated Halloween here ,,, maybe next year I will have a party so I can decorate like this !! absolutely brilliant !! :-)