Now that the dust has settled, it’s time to see how everything turned out! Based on The Brothers Grimm Fairy Tales, this years room is divided up into four stories: Sleeping Beauty, Hansel and Gretel, Red Riding Hood and Snow White. Let’s take a stroll through the (haunted) woods, shall we?
Enter if you dare!
First up, Cinderella. Midnight is fast approaching, we should hurry!
No Cinderella story would be complete without a glass slipper!
Turning the corner we enter the world of Snow White.
That apple looks tasty.
As we exit, we pass the apothecary. Someone should really do something about that moth problem!
Crossing the aisle we are now in the darkest part of the woods, Sleeping Beauty.
Let’s make a quick detour through the library, which is actually the main entrance to the storybook rooms.
Magical Spell Books
And into Hansel and Gretel
Which is right next to Red Riding Hood.
Let’s step outside for a look at our main entrance where a normal colorful garden greets you:
but then suddenly changes into a dark and foreboding one.
That’s about all I can show you without giving everything away! But before I leave you, I wanted to share with you some new Halloween artists we’re featuring this year. I am just blown away by the incredible talent of these amazing artisans! First up, we have artist Jennie Hepler-Takens of ‘Prim Pumpkin‘s quirky, creepy but incredibly lovable creatures and pumpkin people.
We are also fortunate this year to include Nancy Lee Malay‘s intricately detailed fairy tale scenes. From Hansel and Gretel’s sweetly beckoning cabin, to Snow White’s wicked witch cunningly disguised as a harmless old woman offering a treat.
We are also proud to welcome back Joyce Stahl‘s beautiful ‘Enchanted Productions’ dolls also sporting a fairy tale theme. Maleficent was always my favorite villain! (They are all too beautiful to be evil)
Another favorite of ours, Scott Smith of Rucus Studio, mesmerizes us with his beautiful fairy tale visions.
You really have to see these in person to believe them! I think these artists may love Halloween as much as we do! (OK, maybe a little bit more?)
Well that’s it for me this year. I had a blast showing you all our Halloween set up. Now to fire up the ol’ wagon and get on outta’ here.
Just kidding. Although this would be a sweet ride, this perfectly suited vehicle actually belongs to a dedicated Roger’s regular whom also enjoys Halloween just a little bit, being one of the first in line opening day! And who also generously gave his permission for me to photograph his wheels for use in this blog. Thank you!!
Thanks for stopping by! See ya’ next time with ‘Behind the Curtain, Halloween 2017….’. You thought I was gonna’ tell you next years theme didn’t you? Sorry, you’ll just have to wait. (dun, dun, DUN!)
Meanwhile give us a shout out in the comments. I’d love to hear how you survived… I mean, ENJOYED your visit to Rogers Gardens Grimm Tales!