Hello dear Shelterrific friends. Sorry for being so quiet the past couple of days, but here at our HQ we are powerless like the thousands and thousands of other East Coasters. Sadly, our Halloween has been postponed. Here’s a photo of our cute little vintage ghost light, back in the days when we still had electricity — like Sunday!
Hope you’re having a lot of fun despite the weather. More soon!
Is there anything more creepy than a box of old, beaten up, forgotten dolls you discover at a yard sale? Only perhaps, dismembered dolls, whose heads and limbs have gone astray. Perhaps they have wondered over to your house and ended up in your soap dish? That’s what’s your guests might think when they spot these chubby nubs in your bathroom. Real soap made from vegan glycerin, these baby doll arms will sud up your hands and send a chill down your spine. Baby powder scented, of course. Set of two is $6 at perpetualkid.com.
Hosting a Halloween party? Why not give your guests something to snicker about after they slip away to the water closet? Jack the Ripper Lavatory Mist will keep your ladies-and-gents rooms smelling refreshingly clean. Despite the yellowed label, the content is really a delightful concoction of sage and green apple. One bottle will give keep visitors smiling for about 500 applications of two sprays each. No blood curdling screams necessary. $12 at neatoshop.com. (Three other tongue-in-cheek flavors also available.)
We know that Day of the Dead, like Halloween, only comes once a year. But this flowery terracotta skull candle holder from West Elm really speaks to the Frida Kahlo in us. Yes, it’s great to use as a centerpiece this time of year, but we can imagine bringing it out for Cinco de Mayo or any other Mexican-themed feast. Best of all, it’s on sale: Now $18 marked down from $35 at Westelm.com.
Walking around the neighborhood yesterday, we noticed more than one “living dead” skeleton trying to escape from front yard gardens. What fun! But what would your guests think if they spotted this grizzly little guy peeking out from your door? Made from a urethane resin, this crawling zombie may have been squished by your door, but he’s not going down yet. Seems worth $20 for a good fright, don’t you think? Spotted at the fancy.com (which we are totally addicted to, btw).