We miss October. We are two of those people who love the art of carving pumpkins and telling ghost stories over hot apple cider, and all the holiday brings. I started writing this blog for myself, keeping track of all I see and do throughout the Halloween season, and have been joined by my haunted friend What a Witch in our quest to live our upstate New York Halloween to the fullest. We document all of our Halloween projects, products and anything we can find related to October 31 here.
This blog is named after a phrase from one of my favorite, not necessarily Halloween-related poems, Edgar Allan Poe's "The Raven."
I know little to nothing about Samuel, although I believe a relative of his owed the house I live in during the 1800s. And I don't know if I would deem these women figures angels; they have a very, shall we say, earthly quality to their expressions and weights.
It's August. The last several days here have brought wind, rain. A slight chill to the air at night. Gone is the oppressive, heavy heat and humidity. Something cooler, darker, on the wind this way comes. Yes, it is fall- and the autumn season of the witch is almost here.
And, yes, that sun-catcher hangs in my kitchen widow all year.
And I hoped against hope others like me would be able to get something out what I had to say about my love for the haunted season of falling leaves, and I am so immensely grateful for all the readers and followers who share in the Ghost Upon the Floor community, and celebrate our love for All Hallow's Eve together!
Thank you, all, and I look forward to many, continued Happy Hauntings.
This past weekend, I was able to stop by one of our local Big Lots stores and, as has been the case the last few years, there appears to be mostly standard to great items.
I didn't but anything (yet,) but do have my eyes set on this Black Cat Silhouette Light decoration, to go with the Witch who first appeared two years ago (and I snared for 7 dollars at a day after Halloween sale that year.)
They also appear to have some new, more Vintage-inspired pieces, such as the signs below.
And I have a bit of a soft spot for these skeletal tea light holders? Although, at $4, the price is a bit much.
I also ordered this year's "Bride and Groom" online, and was considering the Witch and the Chapel (the latter which, to me, looks much better in person- I didn't warm to it as much online), but they are now apparently sold out.
And here is another photo from the event on Saturday, with a lovely Yankee Candle employee in a great Sally costume for the day.