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awesome,bizarre, crawly,
creepy, fantastic, fearful,
frightening, ghostly, mysterious,
scary, spectral, strange, supernatural,
superstitious, uncanny, unearthly, weird...
Endless Creative Ideas from one word

SpOOky Dreams my Friends... ~adele~

Friday the 13th

The Black Cat
The ability to see in the dark, the lightning quick reflexes and glowing eyes all lend weight to the superstition that black cats are unlucky. Cats will often freeze in place and look at a disturbance that is almost undetectable to us, which many people believe is evidence that the common housecat can see into the spirit realm. In fact, that belief has endured for over a thousand years. No other domestic animal is as mysterious, and thus the target of superstition, as the common cat.

Cats have the honour of being mentioned in several religions, and were even deified by the ancient Egyptians. The male cat was inextricably linked to the Egyptian god, Ra, and female cats with the god, Bastet. It was actually worse to kill a cat in ancient Egypt, than it was to kill a human being.

Besides ancient Egypt, the cat can be found in the ancient writings of Mohammed and Confucius. The Romans even took the cat under their wing, and identified felines with their god, Diana, also known as Hecate. This wasn't a good moment for the cat as a race, since Hecate was said to take the form of a cat when she left the underworld to visit earth.

Later, after the fall of Rome, the cat was thought to be the symbol of Satan in Europe. This belief naturally carried over to witches, who were thought to need a familiar if their magical powers were to be effective. Of course, the witch was also thought to be able to take the physical form a black cat.

In short, the cat has been deified, Satanized, Demonized and domesticated. It's really no shock that some of the folklore and beliefs from the past has leaked through to present day, making the cat one of the most feared, yet respected animals to walk the planet.

SpOOky Dreams my Friends... ~adele~

Antique Crinoline Found in Attic

I found this Steel Cage Crinoline in the Attic of The Old Frost Farm....I'm thinking of parting ways with it...It Has a Wonderful Steampunk look to it...
Up For Sale...I decided to Part with it

Click Here to View on Ebay

SpOOky Dreams my Friends... ~adele~

Zombie Easter Bunny

Chocolate Zombie Easter Bunny

Zombie bunny made of solid white chocolate
April Fools product turned real!
No ordinary rabbit
May or may not infect you with a zombie virus
Not a silly little bleeder that will nibble your bum
Really, this is 8 ounces of vicious, delicious white chocolate

SpOOky Dreams my Friends... ~adele~

Odd & Cute Old Photos

Some Old Photos i thought you guys might enjoy

SpOOky Dreams my Friends... ~adele~

Bizzare but True Bits

Where did Piss Poor come from?

Interesting History

They used to use urine to tan animal skins, so families
used to all pee in a pot & then once a day it was taken &
Sold to the tannery.......if you had to do this to survive
you were "Piss Poor"

But worse than that were the really poor folk who couldn't
even afford to buy a pot.....they "didn't have a pot to
piss in" & were the lowest of the low

The next time you are washing your hands and complain
because the water temperature isn't just how you like it,
think about how things used to be. Here are some facts about
the 1500s:

Most people got married in June because they took their
yearly bath in May, and they still smelled pretty good by
June. However, since they were starting to smell . ..... .
Brides carried a bouquet of flowers to hide the body odor.
Hence the custom today of carrying a bouquet when getting

Baths consisted of a big tub filled with hot water. The man
of the house had the privilege of the nice clean water, then
all the other sons and men, then the women and finally the
children. Last of all the babies. By then the water was so
dirty you could actually lose someone in it.. Hence the
saying, "Don't throw the baby out with the Bath water!"

Houses had thatched roofs-thick straw-piled high, with no
wood underneath. It was the only place for animals to get
warm, so all the cats and other small animals (mice, bugs)
lived in the roof. When it rained it became slippery and
sometimes the animals would slip and fall off the roof...
Hence the saying "It's raining cats and dogs."

There was nothing to stop things from falling into the
house. This posed a real problem in the bedroom where bugs
and other droppings could mess up your nice clean bed. Hence,
a bed with big posts and a sheet hung over the top
afforded some protection. That's how canopy beds came into

The floor was dirt. Only the wealthy had something other
than dirt. Hence the saying, "Dirt poor." The wealthy had
slate floors that would get slippery in the winter when wet,
so they spread thresh (straw) on floor to help keep their
footing. As the winter wore on, they added more thresh until,
when you opened the door, it would all start slipping
outside. A piece of wood was placed in the entrance-way.
Hence: a thresh hold.

(Getting quite an education, aren't you?)

In those old days, they cooked in the kitchen with a big
kettle that always hung over the fire.. Every day they lit
the fire and added things to the pot. They ate mostly
vegetables and did not get much meat. They would eat the
stew for dinner, leaving leftovers in the pot to get cold
overnight and then start over the next day. Sometimes stew
had food in it that had been there for quite a while. Hence
the rhyme: Peas porridge hot, peas porridge cold, peas
porridge in the pot nine days old. Sometimes they could
obtain pork, which made them feel quite special. When
visitors came over, they would hang up their bacon to show
off. It was a sign of wealth that a man could, "bring home
the bacon." They would cut off a little to share with guests
and would all sit around and chew the fat.

Those with money had plates made of pewter. Food with high
acid content caused some of the lead to leach onto the food,
causing lead poisoning death. This happened most often with
tomatoes, so for the next 400 years or so, tomatoes were
considered poisonous.

Bread was divided according to status. Workers got the burnt
bottom of the loaf, the family got the middle, and guests
got the top, or the upper crust.

Lead cups were used to drink ale or whiskey. The combination
would sometimes knock the imbibers out for a couple of days.
Someone walking along the road would take them for dead and
prepare them for burial. They were laid out on the kitchen
table for a couple of days and the family would gather
around and eat and drink and wait and see if they would wake
up. Hence the custom of holding a wake.

England is old and small and the local folks started running
out of places to bury people. So they would dig up coffins
and would take the bones to a bone-house, and reuse the
grave. When reopening these coffins, 1 out of 25 coffins
were found to have scratch marks on the inside and they
realized they had been burying people alive. So they would
tie a string on the wrist of the corpse, lead it through the
coffin and up through the ground and tie it to a bell.
Someone would have to sit out in the graveyard all night
(the graveyard shift.) to listen for the bell; thus,someone
could be, saved by the bell or was considered a dead ringer.

And that's the truth....Now, whoever said History was boring!!!

SpOOky Dreams my Friends...~adele~

Working on a Large Specimen Bottle order of 100 pcs

Finally finished after applying Labels and giving them a SpOOky aged Look
They are packed up and off to their New Dwelling

SpOOky Dreams my Friends...~adele~

Cowboy Junction Flea Market Finds

Not too SpOOky but i also Love Retro...So these were a Great Find for me at Cowboy Junction Flea Market...This is a nice outdoors Fun Treasure Hunt with lots of Venders every Tuesday
I paid 5 bucks for all this Stuff including the Flower Power Cloth...of course i bartered a bit..

Now this Lady Has Class..She's a regular Shopper at the Junk-shun

SpOOky Dreams my Friends...

SpOOky Fun Finds

Cool Thrift Shop finds....There are a few great thrift shops locally that i try to get to as much as possible...i found these Great anatomy books for 75 cents each...they have lots of colored and B&W plates....i plan on using these in a large collage creation i will be working on soon...i'm finishing up my pink floyd then i will be on to a new project...

SpOOky Dreams my Friends...

Addams Family Find!!!

I found this Cool old Addams Family Album on Ebay...Original 1965...Love It!!


Wonderfully Unique Photography From the Mind of Pierre Beteille

Amazing Street Art

This is the Anamorphic Street art of English artist Julian Beever
Anamorphic simply means the artworks are painted in a distorted fashion, stretched out on the ground, but when viewed from a specific place the art becomes stunningly realistic and three dimensional.

Julian has painted on pavement all over the World