Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Chicken Beak Stew...BOO!

Welcome to a haunted Three Pixie Lane.
Great Uncle Ed and Aunt Lou will greet you at the door.
How about a lollipop from an old suppository mold?

Or maybe some tonic for your headache?
Or maybe a French Elixir to wash down your stew?
Here is my secret recipe for Chicken Beak Stew.  It will cure any ailment.
A little mortar and pestle grinds up the eyes of newts for our stew.
An old microscope views the pumpkin teeth to see if they are rotten.
 A few old books hold many prescriptions, potions, and recipes.
And a scale weighs some poisonous 'butter bars' given by a neighbor for feeding her black cat.
Since the recipe is old and warn, I will share my secret with you...

Chicken Beak Stew
Eye of newt,
Skin of frog,
Scales of snake,
Hair of dog...
Spider's legs and lizard's lips,
Warts of toad and hornet's hips,
Turnip greens and chicken beaks,
A cup of bees,
A pound of leeks,
Claw of vulture,
Fur of bat,
Tail of lizard,
Meow of cat,
Smell of wet dog and a cup of fat
Stir it all together and let it all brew; on Halloween night you'll have Chicken Beak Stew!
EEUUWW!!

I have had the old medicine bottles for years.  The mortar and pestle and the suppository mold are from college.  The antique microscope found at a flea market was a steal at only $25.  My husband stares through one of these all day.  I guess anyone else would have passed it by!  Another great bargain, I purchased the old scale for $12. The 'Trick or Trick' sign is from Homegoods.  All labels are from the awesome Graphics Fairy. I caused a few explosions in lab when I was in college, so I burned the edges of the labels and the recipe to mimic real ones!  I saw the French Script books at Decor Chick.  Check out her site for the 'how-to.'  I used some books that I had already read.  The poem is from Alphabet Soup.  I cut the 'teeth' and 'mask' for the photos from a magazine page and taped them to the front of the glass.  (I mean no disrespect!) 

Thank you so much for the feature!
UndertheTableandDreaming

Also, thank you to Brooke at the Craft Cave for the feature!  I consider myself a 'craft wannabe,' so this is an honor!



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73 comments :

Okie Chic said...

very creative soo cute!!

Vanessa said...

Christie! That is seriously cute! Uhhhh...I mean Terrifying! :-) I love it and it all looks so fun and not overwhelmingly scary like some other stuff out there. My kids can't even go to the craft stores this time of year without freaking out! My scientist son would especially like this!
Vanessa

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

What a HOOT!! I especially love your old scale and the cloche sitting atop it :)

Blessings!
Gail

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Great job... HILARIOUS!

Warm blessings,
Spencer

Tee said...

That is adorable. I'm just smitten with your blog. Now every time we go fishing on Lake Wylie, I'm gonna be trying to figure out which house is yours.

Terry @ La Bella Vie said...

Oh this is just adorable! I love it!
Terry

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh I love it. This is so clever and everything is decorated perfectly. What a great idea. Love the vignette. Thanks so much for linking to TTT. Hugs, Marty

Katie @ On the Banks of Squaw Creek said...

Adorable! I love creepy halloween decorations!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Well, I could probably still round up the hair of dog!!! Really cute, everything is so much fun:@)

Peggy said...

Ha ha so funny! That suppository mold is just a hoot! Very creative, I love what you've done to your place. Thanks for the share.

Olive Cooper said...

It is creepy but in a Harry Potter kind of way!

Nice and Easy Antiques said...

I'm still thinking about the suppository mold...that's scary enough!!!

The Autocrat: Haley said...

Love the pictures that you revamped to make spooky! My favorite! Everything looks so good together.

Tete said...

Spooky whites!
Happy WW!

michelle said...

That is so great! I love your decorations!

Rebecca said...

I really like those pic your have put the mask and fangs on!

craftyles said...

What a cute Halloween vignette. So creative. I better get going-you've got me inspired!

the cape on the corner said...

that is so fantastic, the whole thing. the whole flippin' thing! i absolutely love it, and wish i was that talented! i picked up a few things to arrange, and i hope it turns out half as good as yours! in my head, it's looking pretty snazzy, lol.

Kim said...

That's very cute. Your display is cute & sophisticated at the same time :).

Blue Ridge Altered Art said...

Your vignettes are wonderful. I love the photo's. You are just too ready for halloween. Thanks for sharing your wonderful ideas. ~~Sherry~~

Shannon P. said...

I love it!

EnchantedBella said...

Very cute. I love your vignette.

Rebecca

Barbara said...

This looks wonderful! I haven't started on Halloween yet but hope for the same kind of "vibe". My little nephew is going through a "I'm scared of everything" stage. I have had such high hopes for Halloween decor but I don't want to freak him out. You have such great treasures.

Queen of Dreamsz said...

Hi Christie,

How cute is all of this!? I love the lollipops in the suppository mold...what a scream. :0)

I'm visiting for White Wednesday. I'd love for you to pop in for a visit. :0)

Happy Day to You,
Stephanie ♥

Bree said...

You are so talented! I am def a new follower!

Bree

illini89 said...

very cool

xinex said...

Oh how creative! Really spooky! I love the microscope, being a lab tech!...Christine

Andi @ Jane of all crafts said...

Hello! Stopping by from the shabby chic cottage. What great decorations! Being a vet tech I can appreciate the old microscope! What a cool find! And the suppository mold made me chuckle. :-) You are very creative. I'm now a follower!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

This is too cute! So clever. The suppository mold ---what a great touch! Thanks for the fun and all the great ideas!

Mikey said...

Beyond fantastic! You have inspired me to decorate for Halloween--I was going to let it slip by again this year.....

Chris @ Celebrations At Home said...

Totally Love This, Christie! I am filing away for a future feature!

Kasey @ The Little Brick House said...

That is so cute! Very creative :)

Style Sisters said...

OH my gosh I love this!! You are so creative! Chicken Beak Stew!! Classic things you have used for a fun creepy centepiece.

Thanks for linking up to Centerpiece Wednesday!
Karin

Dee said...

Love, love, love it! So cute and just scary enough!

Miss Merry said...

What fantastic ideas! What great decorations! Very eeerrrrieee. I hope you don't mind if I borrow a few of your display ideas. These are fantastic. I love the microscope - it sounds perfect with your husband. Thank you for posting - it is adorable (and scary)!

Debbie said...

That is just the cutest darn display. Love the menu!

Katie@LeBeauPaonVictorien said...

This is so awesome! I love it!!!

Mimi said...

Cute, cute, cute...love your creativity!

Joy said...

Such a fun idea! Stopping by from sassy sites! WOuld love to have you join my party every Friday!
mommaskindacrafty.blogspot.com

Hanna said...

Hi there! I'm your newest follower from the Friday Bog Hop!! Lovely blog you have here! You can find me at www.bouffeebambini.blogspot.com

Vanessa said...

Hi Christie! Thank you soooo much for coming over today and joining the party! And your sweet comments just made me think, "now why can't she live closer?" When you said you don't do facebook or twitter either I about fell out of my chair! We rebels need to stick together! :-)
Love this post and love your blog!
Blessings,
Vanessa

Meadowsweet Cottage said...

I must have exclaimed too loudly about the Chicken Beak Stew because my hens started flapping wildly before they hid in the coop. Then my dog took refuge in her crate when I read about the smell of wet dog--she's convinced a bath is in her near future. Good thing I don't have any pet newts, lizards or frogs! Have a spooky week:)

Cap Creations said...

Wow what fun photos! Impressive! Stopping by from nff your photo caught my eye! Come say hi sometime! http://capcreations.blogspot.com/

Hazel Williams said...

I love this all, it is very inspirational! :) Hazel

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

Hauntingly delicious!!! All of it!! I so love Halloween!!!!!!

Sheherazade is my link to Show n Tell...a doll I finished for the Halloween Season coming up. I do hope you can find time to visit with me! Have a super Friday, and a blessed weekend.

Georgia said...

Im your newest follower :).

xxx

Carrie and Mike Groff said...

Hello! Stopping by from New Friend Fridays from The Trendy Treehouse. Now following your blog. Looking forward to connecting with you!

Carrie A Groff
http://livingahealthybeachlife.blogspot.com

Jenna said...

Hi! Visiting from New Friend Fridays at The Girl Creative. I love your Halloween vignette! So cool!

Modern Country Style said...

This is lovely!

Cindy said...

Great job, your little vignette is festive. How fun for Halloween.

Thanks for sharing!

Kate Dickerson said...

This is so creative and fun! You obviously put a lot of thought and time into this setting - thank you! (And I'm sure your aunt & uncle are thrilled to be part of the fun!)

Bonnie@Creative Decorating said...

This is great!! Made me laugh with the old pictures! Just stopping by from Inspiration Friday!

Rosie said...

Mmmmm...that is some yummmy soup...thinkin' I'll take the salad instead.
"AWFULLY" cute!
still smilin' Rosie

Marlis said...

pretty darned cute!!! Love the old suppository "stand"...

Life In The Thrifty Lane said...

What a great Halloween decor!!!! Love it! Visiting from It's So Very Cheri!

Carrie @ Dittle Dattle said...

Everything is great! I love what you did to the photographs :D

Thanks for visit and commenting on "Sweet Treat Table". I live in Chester, SC. I guess that makes us neighbors?!?!? lol

Following you too

Kathy said...

I think this is wonderful :-) Ahh what a fun display and what a sense of humor you have:-)

If you need any more wet dog I could supply some lol

Sassy Sites! said...

Thanks for joining us over at our Sassy Sites blog party! It's fun to see everyone! Come on over tomorrow and sign up for our Spotlight Giveaway! We would love to have you!! xoxo

Marni @ Sassy Sites!

Pamela said...

Tootoo cute! Thanx for sharing!

C.R.A.F.T. said...

love this! come on over and link up to MMM :)

Theresa said...

So clever! Love your creativity!

Karen- The Graphics Fairy said...

This is fabulous, what an amazing vignette you created!!! The bottles look great too! Thanks for linking this up to Brag Monday.

Leah said...

Popping in from Brag Monday at the Graphics Fairy. Great post! That is an inspiring display!

http://mommyonthebus.blogspot.com/2010/09/spooky-photos.html

Heather said...

What a fun idea! I would love if you linked it to my linky party!
http://memakingdo.blogspot.com/2010/09/your-so-very-creative-linky-party.html

Leslie said...

oh yes.. I am loving this.

MJ said...

So cool! I love all the really old-looking stuff, and the candy corn under the microscope is so cute :)

Ginia said...

Amazing Detail! I love this. You take great pictures of it all too.
Thanks for sharing.
Virginia Bell

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

Awesome! Wicked! Stinkin' great vignette! Love it!

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Stephanie Lynn @Under the Table and Dreaming said...

Christie - This is fabulous! I love all the elements you have pulled in like the scale and microscope - very neat! Thanks so much for linking to The Sunday Showcase Party, I have featured this here:
http://www.bystephanielynn.com/2010/09/clean-mama-printables-winners-sunday.html#comments

Stop by and grab a featured button if you like. Hope you are enjoying your week! ~ Stephanie Lynn

Brooke said...

SO CUTE! Everything looks amazing.
Thanks for sharing. I will be linking to your great decor.
Brooke
thecraftcave.blogspot.com

Autumn said...

AWESOME display! How fun!

Ellen Marie "Mama" Pike said...

Wow, this is the most unique Halloween display I have ever seen. I love it!

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