Monday, August 29, 2011

The first.

How beautiful, how simple, how perfect- how needed this fallen leaf is; the beginning of the season.

Found by my mother in front of her house this morning.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Summer in Forest Lawn

I've posted quite a bit about my local Forest Lawn Cemetery, here in Buffalo, New York. In early July, I spent the larger half of a slightly overcast afternoon crawling the cemetery, taking photos and videos on my phone-- the visit was very spur of the moment.

It is possible I took hundreds of photos that day. Rather than overwhelming an entire post with even half of them, I've decided to break down the trip into segments.

I will begin with what I think is one of the most striking monuments in the sprawling cemetery. Forest Lawn's map describes Samuel F. Pratt, for whom the memorial is made, as "One of the greatest developers of Buffalo and its industries whose imposing memorial of great decorative beauty is set off by a group of angels."

View my photo album of the monument here: 

Forest Lawn, Pratt Memorial, 07-02-11

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.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Something wicked this way....

Is coming.

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.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Russell Stover's Buzzard Creme Eggs

Readers- monumental, earth-shattering news this morning.

Russel Stover candy company is producing the Cadbury Creme
Eggs normally associated with the Easter holiday.... for Halloween.

I give you Russel Stover's Buzzard Creme Eggs. To my knowledge, I haven't seen these before, though I very well may have been oblivious to the fact these existed for years.

Nevertheless, I do believe this is a welcome addition to the canon of Hallowen candy-- whenever it did, indeed, arrive.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Spirit, soon...

Anyone spotted this sign of the season yet? I do believe they'll begin cropping up around here soon, in time for the harvest.

 The store locator on their website lists locations for this year, but with no definite opening dates other than "Opening Soon!" 

 Hopefully, the wait will not be too long. Has anyone seen any signs of a store yet?


Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Year Three Begins...

This past Sunday, August 14 marked two years since I first decided to sit down and live out my obsession with all which bumps in the chilled October night, once the lights go out, with this blog. It seems mere days ago, when I sat down, to explain in my first post why I miss October.

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.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Big Lots 2011

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.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

My 2011 "Boney Bunch" (So far...)

 Another Yankee Candle "Boney Bunch"-themed post. The following is what I purchased from the "After-Life" party on Saturday.

-Boney Bunch Sitter 
-"Times Up" Grim Reaper
-Boney Bat Jar Clinger
-Skeleton Crew Sitter
-Witche's Brew (Candle)

 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.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Yankee Candle "Boney Bunch" Halloween Preview 2011

 Words do not easily convey how much the Ghost loves the Yankee Candle Company's "Boney Bunch" line. For the past few years, the "Boney Bunch" has sky-rocketed to holiday popularity, quickly selling out within days of arriving in the stores, and soaring to higher prices for collectors on eBay. 

 Tomorrow, Saturday, August 6, 2011, at 10AM at your local store, is the "After Life Party," the preview for the 2011 "Boney Bunch" line. The store knows full well what seasonal gold they have with this line, as I just received a voicemail from an employee calling to remind those who signed up for the party that on Saturday morning their will be refreshments and raffles at the preview party.

 Last year, my favorite buy was the Boney Gothic Farmer Couple. Desperately, though, I had wanted some of the raven themed items, and the Headless Horseman themed one. (As well as the skeleton couple in bed, too.) 

They've released this video, and I have to say, the Reaper and the Chapel are my early favorites. 

 Saturday cannot come soon enough! I will be live-blogging from the store when I am there.

UPDATE: I see that the line is available to peruse, and purchase, online.