Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween to all you boys and ghouls!  I hope you all get lots of treats, and maybe just a few tricks :)


I just love a Disney Halloween.

Boo!




Saturday, October 25, 2008

Back Online!!

Greetings Foolish Mortals!


Today we have internet and all is right with the world again!  I can't believe how much I missed it.  What a sign of the times, eh?  Thanks for all the emails while I was away.  I promise I will be responding to everyone shortly.  

We are living in the new house now, but still have tons of stuff to move from the old house.  What a pain!  Who ever said moving just a few blocks away will be easy should be shot!  Wait, that was me....  I was so misguided.  We still have collectibles in the old place needing to be packed, collectibles in the new place dying to be showcased and a beautiful modern home waiting to be transformed into a habitat suited for 999 happy haunts.  I can't stand all these white walls and I miss my demon eyes wallpaper!  As I start anew, I look forward to sharing the process of decorating for the spirited collector.  It should make for some fun posts!  



Monday, October 6, 2008

Haunted Mansion Holiday Scary Teddy on Coffin Bobble

Greetings Foolish Mortals!

Today's collectible shows how attention to detail can make a ho-hum collectible into something really cool. I'm not all that into bobbleheads.  When I think of bobbles I think of my kids' Littlest Pet toys or Dwight's bobble from The Office. Ok, I admit Dwight's bobble is kinda cool, if not a bit scary.  In 2004, the Haunted Mansion Holiday event released a Scary Teddy on Coffin Bobble. Beyond the fact that its a nice resin piece of the "Lemme outta here" coffin guy, at first, the piece doesn't appear to be all that special.  However, upon closer inspection, you start to notice all the beautiful layers of details.


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I love the roses carefully placed at the head of the coffin, but I love even more the scattering of the delicate petals around the coffin. Also atop the coffin is a bat adorned christmas tag. What about the meticulously painted fingernails? And of course, Scary Teddy sitting on top of it all, like a proverbial cake topper, flashing his mischievous grin. For a relatively inexpensive piece, originally selling for $25.00, there's quite a bit of bang for the buck. I love examining all the textures and details of this piece. Did I mention that it is limited to 500 pieces?

** Update**

So we believe that all things happen for a reason.  We might not understand what the reasons are, or even accept them at first.  In our case, we were really hoping to move to New Hampshire with our friends, the Bell's.  Well, as you may recall that move never happened, and now we like to say there was reason for us not moving out of state.   In two weeks, we are, in fact, moving into the Bell's old house, here in Southern California.  Go figure!  The house will afford me to expand my home business, providing my family more financial security.  The house also has room for extended family to live with us, allowing us to help another family member in need.  We are so excited about this move and feel like we're heading in the right direction.  Sam has had a few jobs with a temp agency and is doing very well with the interview process at a local hospital.  Remember crossing those boney fingers?!  Keep 'em crossed.  He's moved onto the 3rd round of interviews with one more to go.  :)

Also, thanks to the readers that have contacted me about purchasing some of pieces offered here on the website.  I'm proud to say that the Maid Costume, the Gracey Lenticular pin, and the Jack Lenticular have SOLD!  Thank you so much for your business and I'm confident my babies are going to good homes!

Still available for purchase are :***ALL ITEMS ARE SOLD.  THANK YOU!**



If you are interested in purchasing either of these pieces, please email me at hauntedmansioncollectibles@gmail.com.

As we are packing away, I will be pulling aside more collectibles for sale, so hurry baaack!

And I haven't said it enough recently, but I really appreciate everyone who stops by this little ol' blog of mine.  I can't believe how much the viewership has grown in just a few short months.   I love to hear your comments, so do stop by and say hi!

~Carrie