Best 10/10/10 Ever. Includes Spooky Linkdump!

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The agenda: Lunch at Bocelli’s with a new friend.  She gave me a stack of awesome LTCs!  Then, met up with some other friends and headed off to the Halloween Bazaar, where we met the Great Pumpkin, and saw lots of super costuming and tempting vendors.  Oh, how I wanted a steampunk raygun!  I collected a bunch of cards, so here’s a link dump, so you can see some of this great stuff for yourself:

Voodoo Doll Designs. Lots of vintage jewelry and found bits on flowers, and other lovely bits.

Madame Talbot. You see these wonderful posters, and think, oh, she’s selling vintage illustrations!  Nope, these are all hand-drawn originals, and they’re great.

Coffin Friends make gruesome little dolls in coffins. My favorite was the vivisected panda.

Clockwork Beetle was sharing a booth with the steampunk stuff.  She made some very nice vintage-look jewelry.

What caught my eye at the Portland Black Lipstick Company table was not the lipstick, but the skull-shaped bath fizzies.  I went home with two heady-smelling skulls.  (Get it?  Heady?)

There was a lot of steampunk costumery at the Bazaar, and I must say, the fashion makes just about any guy look hot.  The best steampunk table was from Steam Baby.  Brass goggles and rayguns to make your heart go pitter-pat.

I had a nice look through the work of Robin E. Kaplan.  Her illustrations are filled with melancholy, whimsy, and a bit of mystery.

Finally, the booth I kept dragging everyone to (and most of us bought something), was Addie Pearl Jewelry.  Cute little felt skulls with Czech sequins (I’m wearing one), darling critters, tiny zombie hearts–all perfectly designed and well made.

Was that the end of the day?  NO! We wandered over to Sock Dreams, where I found a pretty pair of black socks with Chinese dragons for the Spousal Unit, then we had the most amazing dinner at Portofino.  I think dessert just about killed me with chocolate goodness.

Last and best, we got our minds blown at Davis Graveyard.  Last time I went, they had one projected ghost.  Now the entire place is populated with spooks, including a full-size ghost horse!  It’s just amazing, and will no doubt be the highlight of the season.  I think I want to go again.

1 Responses to Best 10/10/10 Ever. Includes Spooky Linkdump!

  1. Camp Fire Lady says:

    Thanks for a great day Cat! We must do it again soon!~

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