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Cat Eye Glasses

Filexd under: Accessories,Animals,Apparel,Fashion,Jewelry,Novelty,Outdoors — Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , — jane @

I don’t know about you, but I love weird sunglasses. I’m not talking about the stupid ones where the eyes are shaped like a beer mug or a peace sign. I mean the unusual ones like these great Cat’s Eye Glasses from Victorian Trading Co. Technically they are “Costume Eyewear”, but that never stops me from wearing them in the evening around town. Just don’t count on them protecting you during the day from that blazing sun. You’ll still burn to a crisp, but the upside will be that you’ll look cool doing it.

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Dracula’s Heir

Filexd under: Books,Fairy Tales,Games — Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , — jane @

Once in a while I wander through the bargain books area at Barnes and Noble looking for anything fun and unusual. This time I found the book Dracula’s Heir by Sam Stall. I haven’t had a chance to read it yet, but I am very intrigued. It has all sorts of little envelopes to open inside. Apparently it’s an Interactive Mystery, so there are clues to help you solve some murders that happened 10 years after the events in Bram Stoker’s Dracula. Not sure how interactive it can be since I didn’t exist in 1907, which is when this book takes place, but that’s maybe just me be being picky.

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Coffin Soap

Filexd under: Art,Arts/Crafts,Bed & Bath,Decor,Halloween Decor,kitchen — Tags: , , , , , , , , , — jane @

I’ve been on a soap kick lately. Actually more of a bath products kick. Ever since I was visiting Texas and went to a store in Dallas called Bath Junkie a couple of weeks ago. You can actually scent and color your own bath products! I had so much fun creating and discovering my own personal scent. The only down side? They didn’t have any red colorant. Unfortunately all of the colors were pretty pale and cutesy. My master bathroom is made up of browns, blacks and deep reds, so I ended up going with the kind of khaki color they had. I’m not particularly wild about their logo either come to think about it. I would have preferred something vintage looking, but that’s just me. I just wish there was a franchise near me. Anyway, I started looking around for some fun scary soap options and came across this Coffin Soap. Absolutely love it. It’s a little pricey at $5.75 a bar, but it would be more for display anyway. I could make a little soap graveyard display for my bathroom! It’s scented with their own Wicked Witch’s Brew fragrance, but you can also request something different. The only thing is… What does it say? Every time I study the picture I think it says something different. I know, I could just email them and ask, but I’m too lazy and what would be the fun in that? Let me know if you can figure it out.

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Cold Blooded Ice Cubes

Filexd under: Bar,beverage,Food & Candy,kitchen — Tags: , , , , , , , , — jane @

I’ve always got my eye out for something scary or funny and if it’s scary and funny I have to have it. I am the dream impulse buyer. If only most of the stores knew what sorts of items to put in the checkout line that would attract me. Of course that brings up another subject for me. Why, oh why can’t there be a store that just caters to my interests? You know, The Scary Jane Store. I would be there all the time. I’d spend all of my money there. I would constantly promote them on here. It would be a goldmine! Come on all of you entrepreneurs. Start this baby up. I would do it, but I already have my own business. There just isn’t enough hours in the day. So, it’s up to you to make my dream a reality. Anyway, back to what I was writing about. I was in a little gift store last weekend and came across these Cold Blooded Ice Cube Trays in the checkout line. Of course I grabbed them without even looking at the price. After I paid for my purchases and nervously looked at the receipt I found that it was a little more than I would want to pay, but still worth it. Anything to make my Bloody Mary even more bloody. This little coffin shaped tray makes 5 sets of vampire teeth. I tried it out immediately and they came out really good. The only problem being that you only get 5 at a time. So, if you are making them for a party you’d better get started early. I looked around online and found that you could buy them for only $8 on Amazon. I think I might order more from them. If you are still busy planning your idea for The Scary Jane Store I would suggest getting these in the store first.

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Halloween Clearance

Filexd under: Accessories,Decor,Halloween Decor,Holidays — Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , — jane @

Listen, I know it’s February, but if you’re anything like me Halloween is a year round holiday. What most people will only put out for Halloween, we have as our regular decor. I have found over the years that February is one of the best months for picking up scary stuff for my house. No one, except a few of us smart people, is thinking about Halloween this time of year. Everything that was left over from last year has been marked down to practically nothing. Most people would assume it’s just junk left, but I don’t find that to be true. A lot of times I see something I love in the fall, but decide to wait because it’s too pricey. Once Halloween is over the stores do a quick clearance and then the stuff disappears to make room for Christmas. After that’s over they do the quick clearance again. Nothing gets put up for January, so they haul out what’s left from Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas and slash the prices. By then no one is giving any thought to Halloween, so it keeps getting marked down until it’s gone. That’s when I swoop in for the kill. Most of the time that item I was coveting is now half the price or even less. The one thing about this, though, is that this mostly happens online. A few stores will put their clearance stuff in some hidden corner of the store. Most of the time, though, it’s only available on their sites because alot of the bigger stores have to send their stuff back to warehouses. Do a search on Google for Halloween Clearance and you’ll be surprised by the amount of listings. Anything from Target to BuyCostumes.com to the higher end things at Grandin Road.

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Oddities

Filexd under: Accessories,Art,Books,Collectibles,Decor,Furniture,Halloween Decor,Nature,Weird Stuff — Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , — jane @

Let’s face it, I am a little weird. Some would even say very weird. I collect unusual things, I dress weird and I decorate my house strangely. My favorite movie quote is, “I, myself, am strange and unusual.” Do you know what movie that’s from? It’s from Beetlejuice. Lydia says this when she is talking to the two ghostly inhabitants of her parent’s new house. I have always thought that it describes me perfectly. My extended family all find me rather odd and have never understood me. Once in a while I come across someone who is like minded and it helps me remember that there are many people out there like me. I have recently discovered a new show and it has quickly became my favorite. I’m actually surprised that it ever got on TV, considering it’s sometimes high ick factor. It’s called Oddities and it’s on the Discovery Science channel. It’s about an unusual antique store in New York called Obscura Antiques and Oddities. It follows the two owners as they deal with buying and selling strange old items. Anything from real skulls to old medical equipment to coffins. If it’s weird and old they probably have it or want to buy it. It’s a fascinating show and I highly recommend it to all of my strange and unusual friends.

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