Saturday, October 9, 2010

I Love this Halloween House!

Last week, my friend Tonja and I came across this house.  It was so perfectly dressed for Halloween that I made Shawn drive me by again later so I could snap some pictures of it to share with you.

First, let me preface by saying that I was not meant to be a drive by shooter, photo shooter that is,...but I think the pics are good enough for you to enjoy and maybe get some great ideas for your own Halloween decorating.  

The house has caution tape all the way across the yard, tied tree to tree, and as you can see here, around the door too.  Giant bats hang from the trees throughout the yard.
I want the hands!

"Do you think this chair makes my butt look big"?

A visual definition of 'Everyone needs a hand up, not a hand out', these skeletons are in, and out of,  the window over the garage doors.

I am so glad Fall is here!

The Witches’ Spell
Act IV, Scene 1 from Macbeth (1606) by William Shakespeare
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1 WITCH. Thrice the brinded cat hath mew’d.
2 WITCH. Thrice and once, the hedge-pig whin’d.
3 WITCH. Harpier cries:—’tis time! ’tis time!
1 WITCH. Round about the caldron go;
In the poison’d entrails throw.—
Toad, that under cold stone,
Days and nights has thirty-one;
Swelter’d venom sleeping got,
Boil thou first i’ the charmed pot!
ALL. Double, double toil and trouble;
Fire burn, and caldron bubble.
2 WITCH. Fillet of a fenny snake,
In the caldron boil and bake;
Eye of newt, and toe of frog,
Wool of bat, and tongue of dog,
Adder’s fork, and blind-worm’s sting,
Lizard’s leg, and owlet’s wing,—
For a charm of powerful trouble,
Like a hell-broth boil and bubble.
ALL. Double, double toil and trouble;
Fire burn, and caldron bubble.
3 WITCH. Scale of dragon; tooth of wolf;
Witches’ mummy; maw and gulf
Of the ravin’d salt-sea shark;
Root of hemlock digg’d i the dark;
Liver of blaspheming Jew;
Gall of goat, and slips of yew
Sliver’d in the moon’s eclipse;
Nose of Turk, and Tartar’s lips;
Finger of birth-strangled babe
Ditch-deliver’d by a drab,—
Make the gruel thick and slab:
Add thereto a tiger’s chaudron,
For the ingrediants of our caldron.
ALL. Double, double toil and trouble;
Fire burn, and caldron bubble.
2 WITCH. Cool it with a baboon’s blood,
Then the charm is firm and good.

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Seasonal Sundays at The Tablescaper
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  1. I love the skeletons on the garage! How cool is that! And thanks for sharing the poem.

  2. That is a great house! Luv the decor.....Julian

  3. OH they really go all out!! HOW FUN!!!

  4. Great halloween house, Nancy!

  5. Oh so cute! Those skeltons are everywhere! LOL!

  6. Wow! Someone went to a lot of work. Thanks so much for sharing it with us and inspiring us. Thanks also for being a part of Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

  7. Oh what great fun~ Thanks for sharing it with us!! I would have had to go back by and take pictures too. The skeletons hanging out the window are terrific!

  8. this!!
    Cute post.

  9. At first I thought the house was condemned! Guess what? My grown daughters live in the Tulsa area. I am from Norman and now live in Texas.

  10. Nancy, Thank you so much for coming over to my blog. Were you able to take a look at the black transferware I had on there? I would love any value information and item specifics you may have for me. I have no clue. It is so beautiful, but I can't seem to find any info on google search except for auctions that I can't see unless I pay for viewing it:)and I don't really want to do that. Also do you know what the little tureen is actually called? It's bigger than a sugar but much smaller than a soup tureen. Thanks again,
    Kelli Wright

  11. Oh what fun! Those skeletons are so clever! Thank you for sharing all of this fun for Favorite Things Saturday. laurie

  12. Hi Kelli, I did look at your transferware...great post! I sent you a long email with some information about the potters and some dates for you. I hope the information is helpful. Best of wishes for your blog!


  13. Some people have amazing imaginations.. Just up from where I live, there is this house where the owners actually cover the entire house in black tar paper every year, fill their entire lawn with what looks like a real graveyard and then to top that off, when you look in their front window, it looks like a mortuary with a real casket and funeral going on... Great pics!

    Cheers Tracy

  14. thank you so much for sharing.. Drive by shooting or not, the pics tell the story perfectly. What a fun house. love those skeletons.

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