The oldest agreed that the house was not spooky enough for Halloween yet, so we were on it this weekend. I went to Michael's and got the googly eyes needed for some florals, and he started some Perler bead bats to hang off the ceiling. I also pulled out the houses from the Goodwill in Bellevue I ran across last weekend to make my spooky Halloween town tablescape.
I had the hardest time finding tiny houses for my project. I looked first at the dollar store and came up empty - wasn't it just a few years ago that tiny Christmas houses were all over the place?
I went to two thrift stores and ended up with one small house, but I needed at least three to complete my town. Luckily, the Bellevue Goodwill location was brimming with holiday houses, chipped and covered in snow. As usual, I took the roughest ones there, so that someone who actually wanted a Christmas decoration wouldn't be thwarted.
I was so excited to find them, I had to spray paint them solid black right away. They became pretty spooky at that point, in the same vein as these figures from Makely (their cute fluffiness makes it even creepier!):
With the small houses balanced on empty Teavana canisters (scary- we're out of tea!), it's a neat focal point for our main table. And when the tea lights illuminate the pieces, I hope they'll add some eerie to the outside as well.
I also got some serious knitting done on a scarf while watching Resort TV 1 coverage of Animal Kingdom post-Irma. I think I'm dodging work on my baby Gaston costume for my youngest. I just so want that one to work out! When we got the newest movie, he was totally Team Gaston, dancing and even singing random words when the early musical number played. He's so cute, and while he doesn't understand the character's homicidal tendencies yet, he sure gets fancy footwork and singing songs about yourself.
Nacho will give you something to fear if you keep putting things in her window space.