Halloween 2014

Baby and the Spy

Baby and the Spy

Brrrr! Baby was going to be a pumpkin but opted for this cozy skeleton costume instead. She had long underwear and a full fleece zip up onsie under there; kind of like a Christmas Story Halloween haha.

Not much trick-or-treating action on our little street...

Not much trick-or-treating action on our little street…

We went to the Spy’s friend’s house in a nearby neighborhood for trick-or-treating.

At the Spy's friend's house rummaging through last-minute costume accessories!

At the Spy’s friend’s house rummaging through last-minute costume accessories!

And check out that golf-cart in the background; that is what we rode on while out-and-about. It was frigid and windy; but we all dressed warm and stayed toasty!

Hahahaha

Hahahaha

Costume Chaos

Costume Chaos

Smoochie and Baby

Smoochie and Baby

Ready to go!

Ready to go!

Scary boys!

Scary boys!

AHHHH!!! Scary Medusa!

AHHHH!!! Scary Medusa!

Baby trick-or-treating

Baby trick-or-treating

Scary Skeleton!

Scary Skeleton!

Back in the garden, Halloween brought with it…

The first frost!

The first frost!

Frosty Citrus Mint

Frosty Citrus Mint

Frozen! No more twisting and climbing for the squash!

Frozen! No more twisting and climbing for the squash!

Hope you all had a happy Halloween! I am already dreaming of next year’s pumpkins…

Dill’s Atlantic Giants…www.giantpumpkins.com…Holland’s Giants :)

And one more link for you: the digital version of the Spy Garden article in St. Louis Homes and Lifestyles Magazine! (The article is on page 54!)

9 thoughts on “Halloween 2014

  1. narf77

    I never realised that Smoochie was in an 80’s power band! Best you keep that quiet. You don’t want all of those old groupies lining up down your street to catch a glimpse of him now ;). MY what an upmarket magazine that is! I can see little Cholmondeley and Lillibeth posing nicely in their fox hunting accoutrements early on in the piece and I can just imagine Dexie posing like that lovely most sterile looking white poodle on your furniture. No dead stag heads anywhere to be seen, only pristine and most beautiful “DECOR DAHLINGS!” ;)

    What on earth are “California Closets” doing in your neck of the woods?! They could take a page out of Baby’s book and dress that model in a big furry onesie lest she becomes the frozen ice queen!

    Just looking at that magnificent dog sliding strip on page 42 and 43. I can just imagine the workout that floor would get with our boys. That vinyl bed would last about 5 seconds for Earl to descend on it with the jaws of vinyl death and that bedroom is almost as big as half of our house ;).

    FINALLY I got to Spy Garden…an oasis of gorgeous reality in the middle of all of that sterile opulence. I can breathe a sigh now without worrying that my breath will leave a mark on that highly polished furniture ;). How did you get into that top shelf mag Ms Spy? The article was really lovely; it cut to the essence of what you are doing and was well written and gorgeously illustrated with images. All in all a top class job and all you have to give all of your relatives now is a hard copy of this mag for Christmas ;).

    Wish I could find some of those sweet potato pumpkins but I am having no luck. That won’t stop me though…I have been known to hunt far and wide for seeds that I want. I bought seeds from America that I have growing as mature plants now in my glasshouse. If they are out there (and I can import them) they shall be mine ;)

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    1. Spy Garden Post author

      I plan to cook up the sweet potato pumpkin today. Probably they taste like a regular pumpkin and if that is the case you can rest easy and grow something else, ha! I will let you know. Can’t I send you some seeds sneakily in an envelope? Jeez its just a vegetable! But I know you Tasmanians have had a horrible time with invasive species so can see why they keep a tight watch on “live” things crossing the border. Even if you can’t actually order from it; check out http://www.rareseeds.com they have this cool exotic species schtick they are hawking right now and it is pretty awesome and captures your “hunting far and wide for seeds” spirit. If anything you can just be inspired by all the (1400+!!!) varieties. I can pore over those seed descriptions for hours!! Yes, the STL homes magazine is quite fancy;) They found our garden through this site; I had submitted on their blog to be one of their “recommended STL blog” and thus the feature on Spy Garden began. They really did a wonderful job on the writing and it is so cool to be “an oasis” of something really different in that magazine. I, of course, think our house is impeccably styled; but in a WAY different way than the rest of the homes they ever show in there…i.e. homemade things, found objects and original paintings (by everyone in our family!) I abhor buying things unless absolutely necessary! So much more fun to make it (or find it!) As for the dead stag heads…its pretty funny that in last month’s article they had a “Classic or Craze?” piece on faux deer heads used in decor. My take? Definite craze; faux is always a faux pas; get the real thing! hhahaha

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      1. narf77

        I say old chap, you could get Dexie earning her milk bones and fetching deer heads for you to onsell to the elite masses ;). I think artists homes are always awesome. I remember visiting some friends houses when I was a kid and their parents were artists and sculptures and their house was amazing and full of half finished art, the smell of paint and turpentine and you could almost eel the artists angst dripping over the furniture elating and terrifying at the same time. You can be very proud of Spy Garden as the article was awesome but then, so is Spy Garden and they were very lucky to feature your garden :)

  2. Eliza Waters

    Loved seeing the pics of trick-or-treating. I esp. like the one of diminutive Baby bravely mounting the porch amidst ghosts and giant spiderwebs. :-)
    Frost at last – you captured some good shots – dormancy is here!
    Thoroughly enjoyed reading the magazine article, it portrayed your garden well and emanated health and happiness – wonderful!

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    1. Spy Garden Post author

      She was mostly brave but only wanted to go to the “happy houses” as some porches were VERY scary! ;) Thanks, glad you got to check out the article; I think they really did do a great job with the writing! Yes, frost, and I forgot to bring in the succulents! AH! I did so quickly in the early morning after the frost so hopefully they will be ok. The only last thing to do is dig up that big eucalyptus. Our basement already looks like a forest!

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