Even though we're mostly skipping Halloween this year, because it just reminds us too much of Betty, her fantastic costumes, and integral part of the holiday, I finally got around to starting the Halloween Apothecary I've been collecting and hoarding for over the last couple-few years. It's stashed in the niche above our pantry doors for now, but might just stay there all year.
I had so much fun coming up with the various "ingredients," making the labels, and decorating the bottles that I took two pictures of each. And you lucky so-and-sos get the opportunity to see all of them! If you choose to continue, that is.
|Bat Brains, Flying Gunard Dorsal Scales, Scales of Arctic Sea Lion|
|Dollar store rubbery brains, cheat grass seed heads, pine cone scales.|
|Mystery Lady and Authentic Bearded Whale Whiskers|
|Some part of pine cones, seed pods from something in the yard|
|Patagonian Su Tail Fur and Mummified Lamprey, Whole & Complete|
|Samara-type seeds and a poppy seed pod.|
|Cone from Pine of Siam (in a font called "Symbols"), Flutterbi Wings, Scales of This Guy or These Guys|
|A mutant, double-tipped pine cone that I jarred too soon, so it moldered, pine white butterfly wings found on the ground, pine cones stripped of their scales by the local squirrel gang.|
|Authentic Lung of Unicorn|
|The spent seed stalk from the hen & chicks growing in the yard.|
|Scales of Old Salak, Authentic Mermaid Underarm Hair|
|Pine bark found on the ground, moss/lichen also found on the ground|
I have a few more that are alllllmost done to add this season, but these are only about half of the total specimens in jars I have. The rest will have to wait until next year, at least.