Hello everyone and Happy Halloween!
Halloween is right around the corner and I am excited to announce The Brass Armadillo Antique Mall's Annual Halloween Bash! This event is massive and is greatly anticipated by patrons and employees alike.
We encourage everyone to put on those crazy costumes and bring your children down to trick or treat in a fun, safe environment from 5-9 PM. We will have refreshments and snacks as well as a raffle with fantastic prize give aways throughout the evening. There will be spook-tacular merriment for everyone! Muuuuuhahahahahah!
Here is the BEST part of our Halloween event for all of you shoppers out there. 15% off all items storewide! (All Day, Friday only) This is the time of year to find that perfect Christmas gift for a friend or loved one or the finest decoration fit for any holiday gathering. And maybe, just maybe you find next years Halloween costume for a steal.
We look forward to seeing you all for the festivities!
Pumpkin Carving Tip: Jazz It Up!
We all know that pumpkin carving has come a long way from the good old fashioned toothless smile and triangle eyes to that of a decorative art form. How do you make your pumpkins look as though they are created by a crafty genius?
Pumpkins are very woody and fibrous so utilising various power tools can come in handy. You can use a jigsaw to cut out the top and the larger areas you would like to remove. This saves a little bit of time, broken knives, and muscle strains. Other power tools can be used to take out smaller bits and gently shave off the skin. Kids, ask Dad or Mom to help you.
Don't be afraid to use other items when creating that original pumpkin. The sky is the limit when creating an interesting face. Yarn can be used for hair and facial hair but red or black candy vines are better! Red or green gel candy can be used for blood or gore, jawbreakers for colorless eyeballs, and then top it off with a hat. The list is as long as your imagination.
After you have put in all of the hardwork of carving and decorating this pumpkin you don't want it to get moldy and rot away before the big day. The easiest and most effective preservative is a spray bathroom cleaner with bleach. It kills bacteria, mold, and keeps the critters away. WARNING! If you use this method and have decorated the pumpkin with candy make certain children do not eat it! Better to keep those pumpkins out of reach of little hands and mouths.
Have a safe and happy Halloween everyone!
(Raffle prize photos in link below)