Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Meet My Mummy


If wishes were kisses...

At my house, October and Halloween would be like unto December and Christmas. A month long celebration, full of anticipation and emancipation (not really that last one but it sounded good). I'd re-dress the place in spooky spooks and freaky frights. Instead of Holiday music, I'd pull out Monster Mash and other golden oldies. I'd dress up in costume every year (oh, wait...I already do that).

I'm not one for the cutesy decorations. I try them out for size sometimes, but they just don't seem to fit. I like full moon nights with haunted mansions, wicked witches, bags of bones, ravens and owls, mummies and mice, tapered flickering candelabras, brewing cauldrons, black cats, ghastly ghosts, freakish figures, and casting spells. Nothing freaks me more than a good fright night.

There's only one place that makes this freakish fantasy of mine come true. Grandin Road has such a vast collection of All-Hallows Eve collectibles it's almost scary. You want it, they've got it. Their Halloween Haven is my go-to source of inspiration for Halloween, and it never disappoints. Someday, when I have the space and time and money, I'm gonna buy every flippin' thing in their Halloween issue. Then I'll invite all of you over for the most freakishly fantastic night of your lives.

6 comments:

ali said...

I can't flip through Grandin Road without thinking of you.

Maybe in this way more than any other, you are your mother's daughter. Halloween lovers unite!

love.boxes said...

fun! Happy October!

Aimee said...

I am so onboard with making Halloween as celebrated as Christmas. It's for sure my favorite. Just wait til you have little ones to dress up. (almost makes the kids worth it, huh)?

Muranda said...

Hi there! I am a friend of Grant's from college. I saw him at lunch today, and he was telling me how fun your blog was. Boy was he right! It's adorable. Now that you guys are back in Utah, we should get together. I would love to get to know you.

Muranda Barker

Lorilee said...

I think my Mom has more Halloween decorations than Christmas ones...and that's sayin' something.
She just told me about a new "really scary spider" she got this year....so spooky!

lane said...

I love this post. So Jamie! I was just thinking the same thing as Ali--you follow in Pam's footsteps on this one.

One of my favorite things about mom is that she dresses up as that HIDEOUS witch to pass-out candy. She doesn't go for the cute--she goes for the freaky. It's more fun that way.