Thursday, November 8, 2018

Election Results

The Manitou Springs Skeleton Craze winners are:

First Place:
The Green Horse Gallery for Frida Khalo and her cat

Runner up
Anna's Apothecary for their beautiful golden witch with the well placed rose buds.

People's Favorite (for the second year)
The Custard Shop's Captain Custard and Family.
The funniest is good Karma Cafe's Wizard of Oz
Finally, scariest was The Avenue Hotel B and B yard display.  Partly pictured here with my sister and I on race day.
So overall, I am pleased with the results and felt the winners were deserving of their accolades.

Tuesday, November 6, 2018


A weird little video done by one of the Heritage Center Volunteers, Ashley.  I am not enamored of the sound track but really enjoy the imagery.

Monday, November 5, 2018

Done and Dusted

Well with the last of the lights bulbs stored above the garage, Halloween is officially done and dusted for another season.  I want to thank all the swell readers who stopped by the parlor this year and left comments.  I have enjoyed a long and fruitful blog relationship with many of you and hope you know how much I appreciate your visits.  Halloween Countdown was fun - I picked up some blogs to follow and a couple of followers - welcome Holli and Rain San Martin to the parlor.

Here are pictures of Halloween storage.

It was the number one query of the party - where do you store it?  This year I "tried' to be organized when putting away.  The real test will be if I can find my skeleton hand wine holder at Creepmas.

So anyhow feeling a little relief and a lot of sadness.  Hope you enjoyed your holiday as much as I did.  Judging from your posts, it seems like everyone had a great time.  Now back to business as usual as views drop to single digits and the most exciting thing in my life is what I am going to eat for dinner.

Sunday, November 4, 2018

Wow - I knew it

Here's an article about how Christmas music actually brings us down after a while.  I knew it.  It happens to me every year.

The Last of the Skeles

I failed to post of all of Manitou's Skeleton as I became distracted by guests and Halloween. Here are a few additional very fun and very creative skeletons.
 In the Green Horse Gallery, Frida Kahlo looks amazing with her unibrow.  The folks there said their skeleton from last year fell apart and they put the pieces in this floor grate.  Pretty awesome.
In the window of the 6412 Shirt Company, we have this guy wearing a "villains of slasher films riding in the mystery machine" t-shirt.
 Here is some detail from the shirt.
 The Cotton Club features a day of the dead bride and groom.
 Bella Terra houses this pair of jolly scientists?
 Or maybe it is Groucho Marx without a hand? 
So many of these skeletons are falling apart.  I don't know what these people do to them.  I can keep one intact for years.

Here is another fun Day of the Dead skeleton holding witches brew bath bombs in Salus
 Whickerbill added yet another (I think they have 6 in total), this one running the Pikes Peak Marathon with a rather realistic tongue and one shoe.

Finally, the Goldminers candy showcases this convict who is threatening to steal Halloween Candy.  The judging should happen soon. Looking forward to hearing the results.