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  • blueribbonfair 10:21 pm on November 12, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , decorating with books, dolls, eclectic autumn decorations, Halloween, , Halloween DIY, hand made thanksgiving, handmade halloween, Thanks giving decoration, ,   

    Fall Home Decos1: Halloween, Thanksgiving 

    Here are some of my decorations for Fall this year,

    (Sorry, My photos are not the best; I am having to use an old camera waiting for a cord for my better one.)

    As you can see I use a lot of stuff even Fall looking album covers, jewelry I wear, cream pots, dolls, old photos, a wine bottle, and even a snare drum. Thank you for visiting.


































































  • blueribbonfair 9:45 pm on November 1, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: 1800's halloween costumes, antique costume photos, costumes that you cannot unsee, creepy Victorian life, Halloween, Halloween history, Macabre costumes., melancholic and odd Halloween, nightmare costumes, nightmares and memories Oct. 31, scary costumes, terrifying old days Halloween photos, Victorian costumes, vintage halloween fright   

    So We thought Halloween costumes were bad in our decade? 

    Return to a continuation of my last post: “The Things Nightmares are Made Of.” 


    I wanted to show everyone my deco’s for Autumn and my Halloween crafts but we went to so many things and with my conditions, I was too worn out after getting home (And getting ready to go!) I also had my daughters birthday. I loved celebrating, but I hope I can relax awhile before The Thanksgiving week;

    So I changed course and decided to do something else. I hope my great readers will not mind if I follow this up with a later post of the Fall Deco’s and crafts did?

    Ready for the nightmares? Only these are strictly Halloween I think. (Maybe they used them for other things?)……………

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    To make you feel better about the pumpkins I decorated, they look nothing like the pumpkin heads here.  I also promise my Decorations will be lighter fare.

    Which is scarier the clown here than It? Wonder about his doings that night?

    No wonder some of these families left us Haunted Houses.

    What a sweet Rabbit we have here.

    And is that Shrek gone back in time?

    And is the Girl with the Braids Annabelle The haunted doll come to life destroying someone’s toys with a haunting? (If you do not know the story of the actual doll you can look it up. It is easy to find.)

    So stay away from opening the door to the dog boys and the “what is that thing” walking the street. The “black-eyed children” have nothing on these.

    Side note: I do not know if the black-eyed children are anything real or mere stories. But if you like campfire creepy stories you can look them up also.

    What is your favorite?

    You can find a couple of these photos pinned on my Pinterest board: Creepy, Dark, Melancholy, or Odd board.

    There is a diverse manner of posts and subjects on that board that some of you may be interested in.

  • blueribbonfair 2:02 am on October 23, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , female killers, filicide, Halloween, homocide, killer nurses, , poison deaths, vintage killers, woman killing family members, women murders, women serial killers   

    The Thing Nightmares are Made of 

    When people of serial killers what comes to mind are guys like Ted Bundy, Jeffery Dahmer, Dennis Radar (BTK), John Wayne Gacy or Gary Ridgeway (The Green River Killer). The Latter one was from my state and was in prison for some time in my hometown. 

    What you may not know is that there are female killers you do not hear much about. Though they kill in different manners and usually for different reasons, about 10% of these kinds of killers are women.

    So since it is the season and month of Halloween I thought to add a few of these creepy evil spooky women for October 31st.

    If you wish to learn more I will leave a link at the bottom of the post since I will give a short synopsis of the facts.

    Left to right first row then 2nd row:

    • Jane Toppan: A nurse who killed dozens on her watch who had a sexual motivation she stated. She was found insane. Doubt if that would pass for a reason of a not guilty today (Boston, Massachusetts, Crime started 1885 until caught in 1901.
    • Genene Jones: Another nurse who may have killed up to 90 children and infants but only one was confirmed. She injected them so they would get sick and got praise for saving them. Something went wrong and she ended up killing at least one.
    • Marianne Nolle: Life in Prison for 7 murders. (1993) She may May have killed up to 17 people they could not pin on her. (Cologne Germany and also a nurse)
    • Marybeth Tinning: (1972- 1985) So horrifying to find someone who killed their own children. She got 20 years for the murder of at least 2, confessed to 3  but may have killed up to 9 of her kids.
    • Anna Maria Zwanziger: Bavaria. A housekeeper who poisoned her employers with arsenic. She would nurse them back to health for attention. Making mistake she ended up killing 4 and was beheaded for this. (In the early 1800’s)
    • Bertha Gifford: Another arsenic poisoner who killed 2 dozen friends and relatives. Killings happened between late 19th century to early 20th century. She died in a mental institution.
    • Marianne Nolle: Life in Prison for 7 murders. (1993) She may May have killed up to 17 people they could not pin on her. (Cologne Germany and also a nurse)


    Female Serial Killers

    • de Wets Wild 2:31 am on October 23, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      You’d certainly never guess what horrifying things these women were capable of by just looking at them!

    • slfinnell 6:46 pm on October 26, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      You’re right, we don’t think of women much. Good to bring the attention to it. And great timing for Halloween!

    • America On Coffee 9:39 pm on November 10, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      All of these insane acts puts me into many ponders about the human mind and spirit.

      • blueribbonfair 8:28 pm on November 12, 2018 Permalink | Reply

        I know it. How on earth do they get so Jaded?

        • America On Coffee 1:17 am on November 13, 2018 Permalink

          I don’t know. Some people confess to murders and.crimes they did not commit. And I believe the green river suspected, convicted murderer is not the real killer. I believe the real takes to different forms of insane pleasures. He is not. molesting anymore and neither is he killing any more… but is comfortable in another crime (has moved on)

        • blueribbonfair 10:36 pm on November 13, 2018 Permalink

          I lived in the area it happened at the time with the green river killer. I still have family there. But I do know people confess to things they did not do. But there was piles of evidence with Gary Ridgeway tht could not be disproved. Evidence trumps confessions. Years of investugative work and so much used in the Trial.

    • Gypsy Bev 1:37 am on November 15, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      They certainly don’t look like evil ladies. Guess you can’t tell a book by its cover.

      • blueribbonfair 9:25 pm on November 15, 2018 Permalink | Reply

        Yes, you cannot. I read and study crime a lot and some of them as far as men go extremely good looking; It is so hard to catch them also because the outside appearance and their charisma make people think they are wonderful. They do charity work to look as exemplary citizens. (John Wayne Gacy as an example in Chicago as far as charity goes.) Thank you for commenting.

      • blueribbonfair 3:52 am on November 28, 2018 Permalink | Reply

        I am watching a show about one of them called Dark Angel on Amazon prime. Mary Cotton. There were many more listed where I got the info from. I cannot remember if I added her or not. Serial killers in the 1800’s so strange. She killed her own children sickening.

  • blueribbonfair 11:40 pm on October 10, 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: black and orange, diy hallowen dcorations, Halloween, halloween crafts, , halloween mason jar, halloween party, , kids holiday, mason jar craft, October 31st, pumpkins diy, spider   

    Halloween Party or None? 

    A few Pinterest ideas I saved to my Halloween Board of DIY Decorations for the home whether for a party or not.  


    halloween decorations blog monsters front door

    Monster door

    halooween orange black balloons decoration blog

    Black and Orange Around the room or entryway



    halloween kid crafts blog

    Have fun with the kids to make decorations. For some of us, these actually are adult crafts.




    halloween maon jar spider blog

    The single craft…..Spider and Web



    DIY-Pumpkin-Tutorials-at-the36thavenue.com- halloween blog diy

    Fancy Fun Pumpkins: Ideas for a Ladies get together or gifts 



    Monster Door

    Black and Orange Balloon

    Kids Diy Halloween Decos

    Spider Mason Jar 

    Pretty Fancy Pumpkins

    • rothpoetry 1:49 am on October 16, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Lots of great creative ideas!

    • aj vosse 7:42 pm on November 5, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Rather like the simplicity and fun element of many of the ideas!
      I’m really not a hooloween person but as I’ve been designated to do the grand kids pumpkins I think I’ll take a few more of these ideas along next year! Thanks!

  • blueribbonfair 1:48 am on November 4, 2016 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , , Halloween, Home Deco, Painting pumpkins, pumpkin decorating, ,   

    Pumpkin Deco Luv 

    I love pumpkins. Every year I wait for my favorite season of Autumn and the apple cider, colored leaves, crisp air, cozy cocoa days, baking, Halloween, Thanksgiving and Best of all PUMPKINS!

    The greatest thing about pumpkins other than the cozy feeling they give me just looking at them is they are a wonderful and inexpensive pallet to paint or use as an artistic tableau.

    So this is the result of my pumpkin endeavors this year:

    (Oh and I thought I would use this for:Cee’s Odd Ball Photo Challenge.)




  • blueribbonfair 7:31 pm on October 20, 2016 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , busy lifegood quotes, , getting behind, Halloween, Halloween costume, hurrying, vintage art, white rabbit   

    “I’m Late.” 

    As a kid, My mom had a plaque on our kitchen wall with the quote: ” The hurrier I go the behinder I get.” Now I understand exactly what it means.



    A “white rabbit” costume would be a perfect costume for me most years  because  even though I may make it on time, the pressure is always on in my mind screaming, “I’m Late. I’m Late!” 


    • Photography Journal Blog 5:35 am on October 21, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      That quote is pretty much perfect.

    • slfinnell 3:08 pm on October 23, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Alice in Wonderland was my favorite bedtime story. Funny how your mother was ahead of her time with keeping one of the quotes on her wall 😉

      • blueribbonfair 7:09 pm on October 24, 2016 Permalink | Reply

        Yes, was a very rustic plaque. Wish I still had it. She probably sold it in one of our yearly yard sales. Thanks for commenting.

    • voulaah 12:13 pm on October 24, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      so beautiful
      thank you so much for sharing
      have a very nice week dear

    • Aquileana 7:07 pm on October 25, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      That quote on on your mom´s kitchen is so true… I guess when we are in a rush everything gets messy, because of our own “speed”… So we´d better slow it down! 🙂 Wishing you the best. Aquileana 😀

    • Christy B 9:35 pm on October 26, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Hehe! I do like the story of Alice and the white rabbit 🙂

    • gunnardeckare 6:00 am on November 3, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Words of wisdom. I love Alice in Wonderland

    • nihillocus 8:05 pm on November 11, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Dear friend,
      when reading Alice. The rabbit is talking but Alice is not surprised. She was surprised when the rabbit is looking at his clock. Great pun by Carroll….and maybe the best lines of the book.

      Hugs by Rinaldo.


  • blueribbonfair 1:07 am on August 31, 2016 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: creepy, , , Halloween, horror, hustory, , museum of death, museums, , vice,   

    Creepy Vices via the Museum 

    Word Press Daily Prompt. This week for the subject of “Vice” I thought I would share a museum to visit if you are in the neighborhood of L.A.  or New Orleans.

    Vice is a failing or defect. I would put this museum display at the top of the scale for this.

    A vice House of Horror Rated 10


    Museum Of Death


    The World Famous Museum of Death was founded in 1995 to fill the void in death education in the USA. With locations in Los Angeles and New Orleans, the Museum of Death is a self-guided tour lasting approximately an hour, but those who can stomach it may stay as long as they’d like.

    Great reviews and warnings here: Yelp

    Not for the faint of heart and children according to reviews. Use common sense and wisdom before entering.


    museum of death






    • theeditorsjournal 5:01 pm on September 2, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Oh now this is interesting although the reviews I scanned didn’t tell me much. From what I gleaned I’d visit.

      • blueribbonfair 5:25 pm on September 2, 2016 Permalink | Reply

        I could not find much with reviews either. I would probably visit, but not 100% sure of it.

    • rommel 4:37 pm on September 4, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      That must be interesting. I always enjoy unique places so vthos is right my alley.

    • ghostmmnc 10:57 pm on September 19, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      That would be something I’d like to see! I do have a coffin keychain from the National Museum of Funeral History in Houston, TX. My daughter visited there, and brought it back for me.

    • lisadorenfest 12:33 am on September 22, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Sounds very interesting to me…albeit scary. I’d love to visit when I am back in the states. Great entryway!

    • Bun Karyudo 2:32 pm on September 22, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      The Museum of Death! Really? Wow! They should ask people to hand over all their money before exiting and tell them, “Well, you can’t take it with you.”

  • blueribbonfair 3:22 am on October 14, 2014 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , , , , , , , Halloween, ,   

    Pinterest does Pumpkins 

    As I mentioned over @http://ceenphotography.com/ earlier, pumpkins are my favorite thing that happen during the year.

    Today I have been pinning pumpkins off and on onto Pinterest. It is amazing how the designing and doings with pumpkins have changed over the years. Here are some creative, cool and different ones I found today on there. (Non of these first photos are mine.)

    English: An image of pumpkins in a Texas setting.

    English: An image of pumpkins in a Texas setting. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

    Pumpkins arranged in stripes of beauty.

    Pumpkins arranged in stripes of beauty.

    Bright crayons

    Bright crayons

    fabric pumpkins96ca8d8544f142ba631f763a8bf97501

    Checkered fabric.

    Brown bow Pumpkin Packages.

    Brown bow Pumpkin Packages.

    pinterest pumpkin patch

    Grape vine?


    Junk paperbacks

    Junk paperbacks

    blue and yellow2c7f99db1e0822531f6dcc020a78009c

    Blue and yellow diy pumpkins.

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    PINK! is the new Orange!!!

    As you can see i am pumpkin happy. Now here are a couple of my own making and photos: 

    Little pumpkins my kids did a couple years back. They are so creative. Used whatever they wanted to make them their own. I was so sad when they rotted, though they lasted almost the whole year.

    Little pumpkins my kids did a couple years back. They are so creative. Used whatever they wanted to make them their own. I was so sad when they rotted, though they lasted almost the whole year.

    Glue and glitter on top of it. I also wish I had sprayed a sealer since I have lost a lot of glitter. Hey I am learning as I go here-,Aren't you or were you born perfect? with kids , who needs a tornado? I may update this with more glitter and glue and sealer.

    Beautiful apple gourds. When I took the photo it had lost a lot of it’s glitter. It was supposed to harden and dry so I could keep it. maybe Missouri is too wet because it molded after about a year also.

    Yarn Pumpkins

    I love my yarn pumpkins. I made a white one to go with these this year.

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    My first go at a “pop up” card. Of course I could not resist trying this when I saw it was for a pumpkin.

    Check out my pinterest to see what I pinned: http://www.pinterest.com/luvtapin/

    My Autumn Holiday board: http://www.pinterest.com/luvtapin/holiday-autumn/

    ^Lots of help for the Fall gatherings for Halloween and Thanksgiving. Fun and Food.

    I am working on having a little Halloween get together. I also am making a paper mache pumpkin. I really want to try my hand at another pop out pumpkin card since the one I did ,  I had to use paper that was not what worked as well as the direction had you use. I got better paper now. I also did some other things  I want to share here, so hopefully I can post more fun stuff soon. (Look for these coming posts.)

    P.S. I also see some other blogs with some cute pumpkin ideas I want to skip over and visit. Thanks for reading and looking .

    • vothikhanhhoa 4:05 am on October 14, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      Creative ideas about pumpkins. I have never thought that they could be much beautiful like these photos 🙂

      • blueribbonfair 8:21 pm on October 18, 2014 Permalink | Reply

        Thanks. I saw some more ideas yesterday like making rooms in a pumpkin with small doll house furniture. There are also ways to preserve them, ( I have not tried that myself.) to keep them from molding. I could have used that with mine that molded, but never knew this prior.

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