Saturday, November 25, 2017

Sourpuss's New Black Cat Themed Kitchen and Home Decor Products

One of my favorite quirky clothing companies occasionally comes out with some kitchen and home decor items to complement their clothing styles. Here's a quick peek at their Black Cat line of home products!

These black cat salt and pepper shakers are super cute. I wish they winked in different eyes though, to make it easier to tell the salt shaker from the pepper one!

Sourpuss's Black Cats serving platter features retro cats climbing into skulls and pumpkins. I admit it might be too Halloween-ish to use year-round.

The Black Cat rug is small, so might be best in a bathroom or an entryway.

Who wouldn't enjoy this Black Cat pillow on their bed or sofa?

The New Shelley Victorian Doll from Blythe

New for November 2017: Blythe's new steampunk-themed Neo-Blythe doll, Shelley Victorian.

I was delighted, thinking Shelley Victorian was named after Mary Shelley, the first sci-fi author. But it turns out Shelley is a name of a couple other Blythe doll models. Oh well! Anyway, I love her copper hair color, striped dress and faux leather boots. She's the perfect doll for autumn, too!

"Sometimes, I like to travel through time to meet my friends. Who you ask? H.G. Wells and Jules Verne of course! I love to chat with them, thinking up new concepts for our books and inventions."

She's available on eBay and via the Junie Moon shop.

Goth Stocking Stuffers for Christmas: Haunted Mansion Nail Polish

This is the "Beautifully Disney" Haunted Mansion mini nail polish set. It came out back in 2014, but I wouldn't hesitate to put it on my nails if the little bottles haven't been opened. The glittery burgundy color is my favorite!

Disney's Haunted Mansion polish set is also available on eBay.

Welcome Guests this Christmas with Jack Skellington

Wouldn't you love to have this "Santa Jack" Skellington airblown inflatable decorating your yard this holiday season? He stands nearly six feet tall. He just looks so darn cheerful! I wonder if I could find a way to hide a Bluetooth speaker inside him and have him playing the Nightmare Before Christmas soundtrack?

Friday, November 24, 2017

Nightmare Before Christmas Pet Supplies

How cool is this Jack Skellington plush dog bed? Too bad my 70 pound retrievers wouldn't likely fit well on it! I find it hilarious that Jack's bow tie doubles as a squeaker toy!

Your dog can have their very own "Zero" doghouse. It's totally ok if your dog's name isn't Zero, too!

Your dog can eat and drink out of a Jack Skellington dog bowl.

And if your pet gets cold, they can snuggle up in a Jack Skellington throw blanket specially made with pets in mind!

I prefer the look of this Jack pet throw. It can also be used as a cat mat.

For cats or small dogs, here's a Jack Skellington Cuddle Cup pet bed.

Or is Sally your favorite? Here's a Sally pet bolster bed.

Older dogs might benefit more from a Sally-themed orthopedic pet bed.

Here's a pet throw blanket featuring Sally's beautiful face. It can also be used as a cat mat.

All of these cute things are making me want to get a cat!

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Monday, November 20, 2017

Dark and Elegant Paper Plates for Creating a Beautifully Bleak Thanksgiving Table

If you're hosting a Friendsgiving like I am, and your friends attending lean towards the more macabre side of life, or have dark senses of humor, why not spread a beautiful feast for them on dark themed place settings?

I am really tempted by the darkly botanical still-life themed "Porcelain Baroque" foiled paper plates from Talking Tables. I probably spent too many years reading Victoria Magazine because I really love florals like these.

There's a matching set of "Porcelain Baroque" napkins available as well.

I probably would serve wine out of my existing wine glasses and not paper cups, but just in case you'd want these for water, here's the matching "Porcelain Baroque" paper cups.

Or for convenience sake, you might choose these disposable black plastic wine glasses. Tacky? A bit, but I still like them for a busy Thanksgiving holiday weekend.

Since I really don't care to spend the rest of Thanksgiving evening washing my silverware by hand, I'd probably pair these paper plates with this set of black disposable flatware.

I know that not many goths find the color (or the metal) gold attractive. We're usually more attracted to silver tones. However, some of you might like this "Porcelain Baroque" party bundle with its elegantly foiled paper plates and matching disposable gold patterned flatware.

If you want to serve your Thanksgiving guests on something dark yet classic and simple, here are some black plastic plates with silver rims.

Paired with something simple, these black paper lace napkins might not come across as "too Halloweeny."

I like the look of these embossed napkins too!

The designer of these cloth-like paper napkins calls them "Black Elias."

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Nightmare Before Christmas Coat Racks for Hanging Gothic Outerwear

I stop by the amazing German Etsy shop, Raxfox, once a month or so to see what's new and whimsical. I'm delighted to show you these Nightmare Before Christmas coat racks!

You can hang your coats up on The Mayor of Halloweentown, on Zero the ghost dog, on Sally, and on the fabulous vampire. Makes me want to watch the movie all over again!

Gothic and Horror Book Safes for Flasks or Macabre Treasures

I'm tempted, though I don't usually use leather products, to buy one of these gothic and horror book safes. Some people joke that they use them to hide flasks, but I'd use mine for a little sentimental jewelry and secret documents!

I can't even begin to imagine how they hollow these out so precisely, nor how long it takes! Each BookRooks book safe begins as a leatherbound hardback book. They're fitted with magnetic closures so your treasures don't spill out even if the book is dropped or turned upside down.

They have a nice offering of classic gothic and horror books that you might own already, and if not will blend seamlessly into your home library.

Shop for other leatherbound hollowed out book safes on Etsy at BookRooks!

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Living Dead Dolls' Limited Edition Sweet Tooth Doll for Autumn 2017

Hallowe'en might be over now (heavy sigh), but there's no reason we shouldn't be tempted to add "Sweet Tooth" to our Living Dead Dolls collections!

She's a limited edition for Autumn 2017, wearing stripey stockings, a darling orange tiered dress trimmed with black, and vibrant long orange hair.

Imagine the macabre stories one could act out with this creepy little dollie. And how magnificent would she look if nestled between lacy gothic black pillows on one's bed like a boudoir doll?