Monday, December 26, 2011

There are zombies mentioned

that is my tie in for this post to Halloween.

If you have been around my blog any amount of time I am sure I have bored you with my love of Tim Minchin. Well, it seems he was on the new Johnathan Ross show on ITV and he was asked to write a Christams song.

First of all....you are asking Tim Minchin to write a Christmas song.....no one should be suprised that it might be a bit....of shall we say, unconventional :D

Shame on them for removing this from the broadcast.

Although, I have to say this would NEVER be shown on any US network, cause, at times, some of us, do not have a sense of humor and take ourselves and our beliefs way toooooooo seriously.

When he mentions that "...geeks would try to smack him with a shovel" ....I spit wine all over the living room!

This is not White Wine in the Sun.....but it did make me ROFL!

As usual Tim writes quite clever lyrics.

If any of you reading this are deeply religious and/or have no sense of humor (which includes most of my family) do NOT click on this link. If you do and you leave a negative comment, I will delete it.  Yeah, I am in that kind of a mood. Hee Hee!!!

:D

And if for some reason you have not heard one of my favorites of his, which is a Christams song - please check out the video below, it is the Frog Queen's favorite Christmas song.

Hope everyone had a good holiday!!

Sunday, December 25, 2011

All decked out for the holidays

and, by holiday I do mean Christmas.....although this picture looks a lot more like Halloween.


But that is how we roll at the Davis Graveyard house.

Merry Christmas everyone!


The hat makes the man

or in this case the skull.

Anyone that has visited the Davis Graveyard for an event or a party knows that we have top hats for the crew.  Traditionally they have skull on them, but the crew has gone a bit steam punk lately....which I totaly approve of.

Since I did have the time to make steam punk goggles for the hat for the skull at the top of the tree.....I went with the traditional skull.

Better than any angel or star as far as I am concerned.

Merry Christmas from the Davis Graveyard.

Before he got the official hat


Davis Graveyard Christmas tree - almost complete.

I learned that casting skulls and painting them in a shop that is less than 50 degrees is very difficult.  Had to move production into the house.....thanks husband for being so understanding.


Thursday, December 22, 2011

What do your decorate your tree with?

Mine is decorated with a cat.  I guess it is Dor's cat toy.


Funny, it says "christmas tree" on the tag :D


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So, what do you do for Christmas?

That is one of the most common questions we get a Halloween.  So here is the answer.  Merry Christmas everyone!


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A very long time ago

I used to have this stuffed frog in the passanger seat of my little red convertable :)   I came across her while cleaning the basement and just had to put my crown on her and put her in the car. She seems to be very happy to be out and about again


...a crown, you say?  Of course I have a crown - I take my title very seriously!  (Thanks to my friend Karen for making the crown.)


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Friday, December 9, 2011

The colors of christmas

Are black and orange at my house. Just got the new ornamnts for my new black Christmas tree!


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Thursday, December 1, 2011

I was going to say I hate him

but when that happens, it is usually just jealously......I was watching Qi and listening to Stephen Fry talk about meeting not only Peter Cushing......but talking to Christopher Lee on the phone (behest of Peter) and then on to his experience with working with Vincet Price.

I totally Hammer/Horror movie nerded out on this bit......




.......if I had been in the same room when Peter Cushing called Christopher Lee......I would have acted the same way......

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

I know that I am dreafully

late to the party on this one and many of you might have seen this.....but husband and I have been on a huge Stephen Fry kick (watching Qi and Kingdom and Stephen Fry in America) - we adore him.

There are very few famous people I would love to meet.....he is one of them....not that I would have anything that interesting to say.....except, how are you always so f**king brilliant and nice to everyone?  :D

anyway....back to my latest discovery on the season three disk of Qi - sorry, this show is only available in the UK - so it is PAL format....get a universal code DVD player.....we love our Pioneer unit, you can watch the Terry Pratchett movies.....months before the US versions.  That alone is worth the $40

So on the extras of the latest and looks like last version of Qi to be availabe on disk I found this.....I ROFL....a lot!!!

Why am I sharing.....Peter Cushing reference of course!!!


Bless you.....

or what ever....I think I need these for the new office.


Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

As you all know

Hal owns the place

I just love the pictures of "Halloween Cat" that other people take.

It is almost like looking at Hal from a mythological sense....they come into the yard looking for the leader....and seem to capture him in all his glory.  This is a picture from our friend Bryan Dorr.



Trust me, .....the yard is his......if you do not do things the way he wants.....he is outta here!! There are other worthy houses in the neighborhood....make no mistake! :D


Monday, November 21, 2011

Margarita anyone?

Thanks to my sister for this cool gift. She is thoughtful. She got me the one with spider webs for eyes :)


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I think the guys just wanted

an excuse to rent a scissor lift.....that is how I got the abbey built.

That said.....the next prop I come up with must involved a back hoe and I am sure to get what I want!  Every time we drive by the place and the backhoe is out front.....husband has to mention how he has always wanted one - he is just a kid at heart - that is why I adore him! 

:D

Here are some pictures from set up day......which typical for the NW - it rained.....and rained.....thanks to our friend and helper Bryan Dorr for the great photos!











Big thanks to Johnson Creek Rentals (literally two blocks from the house) for giving us a great rate on the rental....once they found out who we were, they were happy to discount the cost of the rental!  

Saturday, November 19, 2011

I still like ours better

a couple of years ago...husband and I talked about TOT's (trick or treaters) for the yard....since we are both big Charlie Brown fans.

So we created this last year


and his sister this year














although this is cool, and easier to mass produce and ship......and is that not a fantastic railing in the background!!!



I do so love my TOTs and look forward to completing the collection,,,,,this is defiantly a Frog Queen folly....thanks to everyone for playing along! :D


I made a new rule

no design decisions for decorating my house/graveyard after 2 am.

Point being that while I was dry brushing gold paint on the walls of my office (late one night/early one morning) I thought......

......blood splatters would be cooler.

Yeah, just get a paint brush and splatter red paint on my gray and black walls........

Then I thought......that would not match the gold color in my new chandelier.......but if I got blood on the chandelier........then that would....

.....I could hear my husband (who is sane and was in bed at that time) screaming in my head

"What the he....."

He would be saying that because he would hope that he was just dreaming and that chalk outline on the floor was just me being clever and not there because I actually.......or he ......

:D

So I resisted the urge to head out to the shop and grab the red paint.

Red....yes, to the crew I know that is a huge surprise......yes......

...in the Davis Graveyard shop there is more than

black

light gray (misty)

and.....

dark gray (stormy) paint in inventory!

I hear the collective WTF? from the crew!!!!!

:D  Before you lynch me, I can explain......

I did a very through job of relabeling all the paint in the shop so no one would know......because I am evil.....

....which is not a surprise to anyone - I know.

Yes, crew.....there is red paint in the shop, all those cans marked "poison" are actually "not shades of black or gray" paint.....there might even be yellow out there, yep....now you know......

Friday, November 18, 2011

There is a ghost

in my chandeler!

This lovely ghost has a brother and a sister....courtesy of the immensely talented William Bezek!  If you have not seen his work...head there now....you can thank me later.

I am remodeling my home office.....I am almost done and should be back soon!

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Thursday, November 10, 2011

Not sure if anyone actually used it

but I did put a QR code on my Halloween flyer this year (need to go check my stats) 

  Just something new to play with


It's official

I now have my web address permanently attached to my back window....a little crooked....going to have to get another one made...but this will do for now.


Saturday, November 5, 2011

I think the crates

were almost as cool as the tombstones.

We joked that we should have charged extra....cause I know LP used these in the haunt somewhere :D


We even "signed"/stamped the tombstones....so if they want more they know who to call!



Special thanks to Matt Rinker for carving out the logo stencil for the crates by hand!!



Friday, November 4, 2011

Davis Graveyard at the Mansion

yes, "the Mansion" - the Playboy Mansion. (no...not the "Haunted Mansion" if that would have happened, I would have mentioned that a lot sooner!!)

Yep, at the very last minute....and I do mean way past the last minute......my friend LP called me saying something about heading over to decorate for the PB Mansion and asked if we could do the tombstones.

For years we have looked at the videos and said.....really, those suck I mean we could do better.

We got our bluff called, time to put our money where our mouth was.

So about a week before Halloween me and a group of crazy I mean best friends helped me pull off the impossible.....in 7 days we made 36 tombstones and crated them and shipped them to California......

for very, very little money......but hey, it is all for charity right!?

Very special thanks to:

Matt Rinker
Lisa Rinker
Dawn Reid
Elyssa Thelin
Roman Moreno

....and most importantly...husband, who designed, built, packed and shipped the crates.

What did this get us?  A few hundred dollars toward the party fund.....and bragging rights.

Yep, there are Davis Graveyard tombstones at the Playboy Mansion.....not just "at the party" the were featured on the walk way up to the mansion!

Woohoo!!!!!

Thanks to Leonard and Jeanne Pickel, our favorite Halloween friends who got "our foot in the door" on this project.....yes, "thanks" ....yeah, that is what I am feeling :D





Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Happy Anniversary

husband....here is to 28 more fun and creepy Halloween filled years together! :)



Love you more than the Halloween decorations :D

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Holy crap hand me my credit card!!

I have this thing about rings that stick up off my fingers.

This makes husband really happy as that there is no impressing me with fancy multi-carat diamond rings or anything like that....flat band only rings for me all the way.

I was sure of that....until I saw this!


WANT!

Even if it just stays in the box forever :D

Etsy is going to be the death of me!!!


Monday, October 31, 2011

We are celebrating with pictures!













Happy Halloween everyone!!!





I am glad someone is paying attention

thanks to my friend Bryan for posting our street closure on Halloween.

I knew I forgot to do something......again.


So, in case you did not know....and you live in the neighborhood.  The street will be closed tonight, be safe out there - Happy Halloween everyone!

Cheers!

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