So just for following the lovely Miss Miranda over at Spooky Little Halloween, I was entered into a drawing for a really cool book. And I won!
I confess to being kind of 'meh' about it at first, since I'm not really into blood & gore & hardcore horror. But this is actually really awesome! It's broken down into chapters like vampires, werewolves, man-made monsters (aka Frankenstein), aliens, ghosts, etc. It's full of images from old movie posters, paintings, magazines, illustrations - the whole gamut! If you click on the link up there, Miranda posted more pictures on that link, but these are a few of my favorites...
The cover art for the book "The Clock Strikes Twelve" by H.R. Wakefield
drawn by Ronald Clyne
"Bat-woman" circa 1890, by Albert-Joseph Penot
On the front endpaper...
"Hellscape", part of 'The Garden of Earthly Delights' by Hieronymus Bosch
Me & some friends wasted a lot of classtime in 12th grade when we found this in a book. It's one of those pieces where you're always finding something new & interesting in it.
Christmas was really nice - Hubby got a me FitBit that I asked for, as well as the autobiography of Phil Collen from Def Leppard (my favorite band since high school) and this neat book. I haven't got into this one yet, since I started reading Adrenalized first.
We got Randy a Man Crate - full of bacon jerky, bacon popcorn, bacon sunflower seeds, bacon peanut brittle, etc. It was hilarious because it came in a wooden crate and they sent a crowbar with it, and I selected the option of having it shipped in a "diabolical duct tape cocoon"! So the crate was in a cardboard box, and completely covered in duct tape. And we got the girl a laptop. There was other stuff, but those were the big things.
Christmas Day / afternoon we met up with the rest of my family at Frankenmuth and stayed at the Bavarian Inn that has a waterpark. Saturday, we went to Bronner's. You can find ornaments for just about anything (except ham radio - I've looked! Randy & I are both amateur radio operators, but I digress) It can be very pricey, tho! I only bought 7 ornaments & big Mrs. Claus blowmold and spent $125 (~swoon~)
I still can't believe I dropped $20 on this one. But look at the detail & glitter! It's about 5 inches long. I don't normally like the blown glass ornaments, but this is a nice one.
The one on the left will look nice with some fake snow or something inside it to show off the trees. And on the right has haunted houses & scary trees & the graveyard.
I really like it!
For shitz & gigglez - here's the rest of what I got there...
The purple peacock bulb really caught my attention.
The lighting in this pic doesn't do it justice.
And it's hard to have a crappy Christmas when you have a happy toilet on your tree!
The heavy silver angel cat says 'In Loving Memory' and
I'll write the names of our 2 cats that crossed the Rainbow Bridge on it.
It's tough to find girl sailors, so I got this cute little guy for me
and will put my rate & rank on the bottom part.
(8 years in the Navy 1992-2000)
And here's Mrs. Claus. I've been wanting her forever and couldn't pass her up because she was on clearance for $35! She was a display model and has a tiny little bit of paint damage on her face. But unless you're all up in her grill, you can't see it!
She goes well with the Santa.
So how was your Christmas?