Thursday, October 31, 2013

Happy Halloween

My daughter and I finally visited Roger's Gardens last spring after hearing about it for years.
It was amazing!  HERE's a post about that visit.  Since then, I've "liked" them on Facebook.
In September I noticed that they started posting photos of what they were up to for Halloween.
It looked like they had some fun stuff and we had to go see.  What we found was far 
beyond our expectations!  Here's a little glimpse, via my cell phone camera...

They used a photo of this on their sign/poster of the event.  Pretty cool!


We entered the Halloween area through a hallway that had these really tall chairs.
I think the one on the left must have been at least eight feet tall!


These interesting characters were also in the hallway...


They had a lot of eery photos.  They looked like old portraits from one angle but 
as we moved they became scary and looked three dimensional (like the one on the top right).  
The quality was so good it reminded me of Disneyland.


They had glass beaded spider webs for sale...


And, heads in jars!...


Pretty, blingy pumpkins, owls and other Halloweeny stuff...


I liked the vintage Halloween area...




 I really wanted this wreath with vintage graphics.  
It was cute but much more than I was willing to pay.


I think my daughter's favorite things were the hats...



And, the masks...




Another room had some Dia de los Muertos inspired decorations...


And, fun signs...


And, yet another room, had lots of things to decorate like a mad scientist.
Bones, "potions", bugs, frogs and lots of other creepy things...


There was even a mad scientist lab.  It was dark with glowy lights and lots of white things...like bones!  And, decorations that would make for a great Halloween martini party...


They even used an old pump organ to decorate...


One side of the building had a "Scream" type painting...


Of course, they had LOTS of pumpkins...orange, white, green, bumpy, small, medium and large.
The only pumpkin area I took a photo of was one of the orange ones...


I bought a few decorations while we were there.
I got a couple of blingy spiders.  They're hanging out on some lampshades...



And, this glass, vintage style ornament...


It's hanging from a branch in our living room that I mounted on a mirror.
It's the newest addition to a collection of glass ornaments that I already had...





I already posted these a while back but they're cute enough to post again.  
I found them at Pier One...


We acquired some old cardboard decorations this year...




Here are some fun little Halloween "potion" bottles we've had for a while...


This one is my favorite...


We had so much fun visiting Roger's Gardens Halloween display.
And, it's been fun adding some new decorations to our collection.
Each year our house gets a little more festive.

Happy Halloween!

7 comments:

September Violets said...

What an amazing place! I'd be very tempted with all the decorations, but I really love those enormous chairs!! In our town we used to have a private gardens with a miniature village, and they used to decorate the entire garden for Halloween (& Christmas!). It was pretty good and my kids were suitably terrified to make it all worthwhile ;D

girlunwinding said...

Fantastic!! what a fun place to dig around in. I love the sign that says Surrender Your Treats~ I'll have to remember that one for next year!
Happy Halloween!!
~Dawn

Michelle said...

I love all of this! What fun! Halloween is always such a fun time of year!

Beth P said...

Wow that was really cool! I'm so glad you took all those pictures so you could share with us... I liked the vintage area as well :D
Hugs,
Beth P

Mereknits said...

What a fun place to visit, I love Halloween so much, great things to look at, so glad you brought home a few things, too.
Hugs,
Meredith

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

That looks like it was a fun visit. Love your little ornaments and the potion bottles. I never did get out any of my Halloween decorations or make anything Halloween themed like I usually do. Oh well! Best wishes, Tammy

Roxie said...

The spider hat was my favorite. I might try to make one of those for next year. Thanks for sharing!