Tuesday, October 6, 2009

I'll meet you at the cemetry gates

So, I started decorating on the last weekend of September, thank the ghouls I started early because last weekend there was a lot of rain. The first two pictures is the fence I made all by myself. Some of the pictures will show you some of the creations that I previously blogged about, you'll get to see the finished products now. As you enter my cemetery, note the smoke machines and strobe lights are not up yet, they will be on the weekend of Halloween.

Now, I will take you from the porch in the front of my house and into the dead end cemetery...

We've only just begun...
and so it begins... (real black light - purchased at Home Depot) the ones you get at the halloween stores are just purple lights (FYI). Also my favorite and one of my very first halloween decorations is the Crypt Keeper my mom got me many years ago.
Here's the potion jars... with flash
and without flash under black light! (use tonic water for the glowing effect). My spirit ball witch... she's a funny one!
Another potion jar and my cauldron.

My front door.

Dylan's costume from last year, mannequin head and body I made out of chicken wire!

This is my halloween boyfriend, he doesn't have a name other than "my boyfriend", he no longer is scaring the pants off my friend, Kim. haaaaa
The walkway...

You will now enter the cemetery... ps: those are not orbs from the cemetery, it's just a lil rain.
with flash!

don't fear the reaper

with flash!
without flash!

Tim's part in decorating was adding and inserting this shovel ;)

Not sure why my skeletons are all drunk in the graveyard...

the pumpkin king!
another one of my faves... the candelabra with flicker bulbs. One has bats the other a witch.

my North Carolina ceramic pumpkin my mom got me. I had two some devil child stole the other

Oddly enough... the only decorations in my house.
This last picture is for Tim (inside joke, because we're pranksters.... he scared me 2x this morning. So while he was taking a shower I threw cold water over the curtain. heeeee
24 more days till Halloween!!!!


  1. Whoa! You sure have come along way from those days when we used to cruise the neighborhood for "samples". It's amazing! I think my favorites are the potion bottles(very Martha Stuart of you). Wish I could see the looks on your neighbor's faces. It makes me giggle just to think about it. hee hee.

  2. FAAANG-TASTIC and Inspirational!!! I have barely begun. I love the cemetery fence too! I need more of that. EXCELLENT EXCELLENT JOB! It's great to see so many pics of your work! The Halloween spirit is alive, Alive, ALIVE and well in your neck of the woods to be sure!

  3. You know this post is from 2 years ago? lol

    I started to put stuff out last Friday, I still have the porch to finish. Cemetery is done besides some tombstones that needed fix'n from the crazy wind last Saturday. Also need to add details (i.e. moss, crows). Hope to finish this weekend.

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