Monday, September 17, 2007

Crafty Devil

Just when we think we have Martha's Halloween game plan all figured out (hand-dipped candy apples, intricately carved pumpkins, etc.), she warps our fragile little minds with an offering of "glittered skeletal parts".



Thankfully she stays true to her brand by using "vintage glass glitter" for this project. (Careful kids--it's made of real glass shards). For more traditional decorations and recipes visit Martha Stewart Living.

In other Martha Stewart news, it has been announced that her team is joining E. & J. Gallo Wineries in a new venture, "Martha Stewart Vintage". Good thing? MSNBC has the details.

18 comments:

{RNVL} said...

Ooh, I actually really like these! And the "vintage glass glitter" made from real glass shards couldn't be more Martha :)

Habitually Chic said...

It's a little creepy but I kind of like these. It's like a cheap version of a Damian Hirst.

Laura said...

yikes! i'm a little scared of the skulls. i think i'll stick with her beautiful pumpkins, gourds, leaf displays, etc.

dianamuse said...

BA, you are so fine. This post is a scream! I'm digging (pun acknowledged) the place setting, and the delicate arrangement of skulls under the glass. (Reminds me: do you remember the Barneys Christmas window - when the main store was on 17th St. - parodying Martha? The photo of her here reminded me of it.)

My daughters will love this skull glamification project!

Sarah said...

I think what's a bit disconcerting is these are practically life- sized skulls!!! Human skulls OK when you they are minatures, or in printed material, but these are scarily real.

On another note Brilliant Asylum, I've been tagged and I had to find people to tag so you're it. Sorry! Come and visit for the rules (that's part of the rules).

The Peak of Chic said...

I wouldn't try it myself but I actually kind of like the idea of it. Are you going to try it???!!!

Mélanie said...

I love these !!
I have always liked this kind of things . I'm a fan of fiesta de los muertos and their decoration in Mexico

Kelly Mahoney said...

They're cute, but I'm not letting any kid decorate with glass shards. I love Halloween and all things spooky, though.

Brilliant Asylum said...

Call me weird, but I have always thought skulls were kind of beautiful. I just thought it was so funny to see Martha with a pile of heads under a glass cheese dome.

As far as trying this at home, I have not gotten around to Halloween decorations yet. This is the first time I have lived in a house that will acutally get trick-or-treaters so I will probably go a bit out of my way this year.

And thanks for the tag Sarah. I will get it on it!

Style Court said...

Back when I used to watch the original Martha show, I noticed how she LOVES Halloween. Each year they push things a bit further (one year they sold severed fingers :)

Anyway, I like these glittered creations, but that particular type of glitter is quite pricey. Beautiful though.

Mrs. Blandings said...

I think these are fabulous looking - and seem easy to do (have you ever read her instructions for the gingerbread house? heavens.) I think I could use the old stand-by dime store glitter and still come out ok.

Brilliant Asylum said...

Absolutely. Re-reading the instructions, I see that it is just the hand bone that is made with glass glitter (which to me is prettier, but I would think twice about eating off of that plate). The skulls are made with superfine velum glitter, so it should be a safe project. I believe you can order the plastic body parts on her website.

katiedid said...

I love the place card holder! With all the spare bones around, it sort of makes you wonder what's for dinner.:O

ALL THE BEST said...

Call me crazy, but I LOVE these!!!

Jackie Von Tobel said...

Glitter and skeletal remains - can they really coexist? I'm thinking it's kind of weird. I could see black glitter maybe for the skulls or iridescent glitter for the skeleton. Maybe I'm too much of a purest. If you love Halloween you should check out curious sofa diaries photos of her shop all decked out. It's quite Poe-esque. Very cool.
Jackie

HBryan said...

Have you checked out her collection at Macy's? I haven't seen any of it in person but from what I have seen it's pretty awesome...based on some of her own vintage and antique pieces.

atlanta social said...

I love it. I think it's fun.

Anonymous said...

Those skulls kinda creep me out. Martha Stewart is super cool though. I use to love watching her show.

-Zane of ontario honey