Monday, October 19, 2015

Something Old, Something New, and Something Blue!

Now presenting the traditional
yearly photo of the Halloween hutch buffet,
featuring lots of "old" and 
a couple of "new" and even one thing blue.
It's the old blue haunted house cookie jar
we purchased from Dillard's in '02.
One of my first Halloween purchases 
when I started this bizarre collection. 
I had always displayed it on the
old computer cabinet in the past.
However with it gone, 
the jar needed a new home, I found a perfect spot 
on top of the hutch, precisely where the gingerbread 
house resides at Christmas time.
Over to the right we find something new,
 The Hallmark Dia De Los Muertos 
sugared cat head ornament.
What a happy smile and festive face!
It's always fun to incorporate a little more
Day of the Dead celebration into the mix.
Now for this year's piéce de résistance,
a gift from Sam for our anniversary,
and the prize of a frenzied Ebay bidding war.
The Dept 56 "Fearnology treat jar" by G. R. Ruesome 
with google eyes and laughing noise!
It has a high pitched laugh like a crazed lunatic 
when you lift the lid.
Inspired by the ancient art of Phrenology, the 
pseudoscience study of the structure of the skull to 
determine a person's character and mental capacity.  
The "Fearnology" Treat Jar is a fun new take 
on this zany old practice from the Dept 56
"Frankenstein's Lab" collection. 
The ceramic skull is divided into sections with
labels such as "Ghostly Reflective Faculties" 
and "Creepy and Ghoulish Sentiments".
Retired in 2007 and the ugliest thing ever, 
I've been wanting one for the past four years. 
And thanks to my loving wife, 
I can now add it to the rest of the Ozark
 Frankenstein and google eye collection!
Thanks for stopping by and happy haunting!

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