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my halloween glassybaby collection
October 09, 2013

To say that I love Halloween is an understatement. I completely and absolutely love it! I can’t wait for October 31st to come around. I admit-- I’m a big kid, and proud of it. Halloween completely speaks to my whimsical, sentimental nature and my passion for anything spooky. I have great memories from my childhood of trick-or-treating, visiting neighborhood haunted houses and attending parties. Nothing has really changed now that I’m an adult, except that I’m a little too old to be dressing up and going door to door in search of treats. Doggone it. But one thing I can do is decorate. And I do it with enthusiasm.

My tastes run more towards the nostalgic and the classic (no zombies please) and I’ve become quite a collector.

From reproduction paper mache pumpkins, witches and devils… 

...to classic 60s and 70s Halloween masks,

...to rare illuminated plastic blow mold characters.

Speaking of illumination, that’s where glassybaby comes in. Nothing sets the mood for Halloween better than candlelight, so that’s why I have a gorgeous grouping of oranges and browns on my coffee table in the living room. I chose several of our oranges—'pumpkin', 'crush' and 'crayola'—added a ghostly 'creamsicle' and mixed in a couple of strikingly striped 'jane’s caramel'. The best thing about this combination is that it’s perfect for the entire fall season and all the way through Thanksgiving.

Here they are unlit...

...and lit.

Now, whether you decorate a little, or go a tiny bit overboard like I do, remember to make glassybaby the centerpiece of your ghoulish gathering. So light your candles, turn down the lamps, open your favorite book of ghost stories, and have a thrilling, chilling and very happy Halloween.

Until next time,
guy        

 

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