Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Of skeletons and flaming skulls~~~~

Hello Darklings,

Well we’ve been having another wave of heat, followed by drizzling rain with a lot of thunderstorms,  PERFECT for an aging elder Goth, but just give me the drizzling rain and the thunderstorms, I can do without the heat.

I am not looking forward to my GI test in a few days, tomorrow is when I take that meds and pretty much drink clear liquids,  I’m going to hate that.

But for the last week, Doyle and I have been having some fun,  I had to go to Home Depot with my handyman, and I have to confess, his old Dodge Truck rides like an old Dodge Truck but it is dependable as he says.   Although my bones wonder what roller coaster did I ride in.

We had to pick up some paint to do some painting work on one side of the house that gets a lot of weather and fortunately I had the original “paint samples” to compare with what was needed.  

As we  walked through this very busy business (I swear you need a traffic cop to direct people)  THERE IT WAS!!!   It was perfect!!    I HAD TO HAVE IT!!!

Yes Folks a 9 foot tall skeleton T-Rex with sounds and light up eyes,  and there were baby dinosaurs hatching out of eggs.

 But besides that there was also a 6 foot tall and a 4 foot tall skeleton Horse,  I knew instantly we could put them in the front of the house with a skeleton Rider on it and the T-Rex could be in the Pet Cemetery with the eggs.

My Handyman gave me a look like “Are you crazy lady?”  then shrugged his shoulders, he knows the insanity I do for Halloween.   Well around Halloween for an elder Goth who isn’t.

The good thing is that I have plenty of space in my basement to store them afterwards,  But I’ve always wanted a “Ghost Rider” and here it is!

And CVS has wonderful things out that would be perfect indoor decorations and Michael’s with theirs.   

And several Spirit Stores have opened up I am in HEAVEN!!!

Of course after we came home with the paint and painting supplies plus the skeletons Doyle saw them and said to me “You’re serious aren’t you.”   And I said “Yes!”   he sighed and said “Fine”.  

But first things first the painting.   And the GI test.

You know I’m thinking, for Christmas I could move the T-Rex to the front yard, have him holding Christmas lights with a Big Santa Hat on his head,  one of my cousins I know could whip one up provided I buy the material. 

That would be perfect for an Elder Goth Christmas!   Oh and I can also order buzzards as well!  Good thing my basement is large to hold all of this for the off season.

But then Doyle said to me, “Would it be possible to have a skeleton horse made out of re-bar and cement for a decoration in the yard?  Have it all year round?”  I love the way this man thinks.

And Darklings I’ve come across something else that’s terribly scary,  Flaming Skulls!

Let me explain they are made out of some flame resistant material and if you have a firepit, you know one of those elevated ones with a screen over it for the back yard, you could have a fire in it and the flames dance around the skulls.   Or put a couple in the fire place with the same effect.

This is what Charlie Hintz on the Cult of Weird site has to say about them:

“These life size deluxe skull-shaped fireplace logs from Myar come in black, white, and brown. From the photos, it looks like the mandibles can be open, closed, or removed entirely so you can get the perfectly arranged pile of skulls in your fireplace.

Each skull is highly detailed (just look at those cranial sutures!) and hand-painted. They are made of fire proof steel-reinforced ceramic and lava granules, and heavy enough that they won’t blow away if you leave them outside in the fire pit.”

Amazon sells them but I’m not sure about the pricing it seems they say you get 2 of them for $79.95 or it’s really 1 for $69.95.   Either way it’s made in the USA and I’m going to get 2 just to freak people out.

And Darklings if you’re into the strange, bizarre and just plain weird, then check out “Cult of Weird”  the link is    http://www.cultofweird.com/    It’s perfect reading for the dark October nights.

Later Darklings 

Here's that Big Boy I've been talking about

And how about these Flaming skulls----Creepy enough?


  1. Wow! I love those flaming skulls! Maybe I should come trick or treating at your house.

  2. Oh my god, the T-Rex is AWESOME! --And I love the Christmas idea. PLEASE DO IT!!!!!