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I thought I'd post what I'm working on throughout the year. Helps me stay focused and I love when you guys share feedback and ideas with me.

This year I'm adding a Fortune Teller, Wizard of Oz and Nightmare Before Christmas Scenes. I don't want to bite off more than I can chew but if I can I'd like to add a werewolf scene and finish up my Sanderson Sisters.
 

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Which leads me to question #2 I actually want it to spin. What kind of motor goes in a circular motion? Where can I buy one?
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And by the way if you haven't seen the Rogers Gardens 2015 Halloween video you are missing out on some great inspiration!!!!
http://youtu.be/u-_W2kzXkOg
 

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I love your ideas, and the feel of your Pinterest board! Not all the links work for me, but the pictures that show up are great. I went to ebay for some of those big printed fabric pieces, too. Yours look perfect!
One suggestion for cheap tarot cards is to find a digital download and print up your own on cardstock. Then you can have the size and quantity you want. You can even print the sides separately in layers, so you could laminate any connecting wires in between. You might be able to find some free ones, and/or color cards if that's what you prefer, but here's one B&W option that's <$4.
http://www.alphastamps.com/p3344/Italian_Tarot_Cards_Collage_Sheet/product_info.html

The site has some interesting craft stuff -- good if you can't find it locally. Shipping can be very slow, though, so if you can find what you want locally, that might be a better option. (Digital downloads are available right away, of course.)

If you're interested, here's what I did a couple years ago. DD was studying for testing, and didn't want to spend the time brushing up to read tarot cards this past year so we took a break, but I intend to do this area again this upcoming year. (I already have a few upgrades to the room.)
http://www.halloweenforum.com/members/ooojen-albums-fortune-teller-area-2014-a.html
 

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Oops, one more thing--- rotisserie motors work great for turning things slowly and gently. That might be a good place to start looking.
 

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Thanks so much ooojen. I can always count on you for great advice. I will definitely print off my own. I never even thought of that. That will actually be perfect to put on the wire form.
I tried to fix some links. Hopefully they work now.
I'm going to go check out your links now. You're the best :)
 

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Oops, one more thing--- rotisserie motors work great for turning things slowly and gently. That might be a good place to start looking.
Why didn't I think of that. Maybe I can find one at a yard sale this summer or maybe a thrift store! Awesome!
And did you find the throws on eBay? Look under mandala gypsy blanket. They are pretty cheap. I'll find a link

I added the blanket links under the pictures. Look around on there though. Some are super cheap.
 

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Following!! :)

Thank you so much for sharing the cup of destiny. I snatched one up. I don't have a fortune teller's scene, but it will go well on my witches' kitchen table. Thanks again for the heads up.

Sylvr Sharp designs such gorgeous displays for Rogers. Sigh... Another idea that popped in my head for your spinning tarot cards is a Christmas ornament spinner? I remember when I used to do Christmas displays, there are little motors that hang that spin things, you could google and poke around Christmas resources for something that might work.

You always do such a great job with your themes. I can't wait to see what you do!
 

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Thanks! (You're very sweet.) I did find a throw a while back, but I could use more. I have a lot of windows and those would make great atmospheric window coverings.

I'm looking forward to watching your plans come together. (I'm always impressed with pictures you share of your decorating.)
 

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I'm back! I don't remember if you have some kind of 'crystal ball' yet. I got this one last year at Big Lots. I was not sure how much I was going to like it, but honestly, it got great reaction from my guests. You can select either lights only, or with the voice. The voice is a witch saying Happy Halloween, also asking people to close their eyes and she will do 'magic'. Which is when you open your eyes back up, the color of the globe had changed. Very funny to the little kids. Or, switch off the voice and it shimmers and changes colors, so I am super happy with it for the price! Still kind of kitchy, if you know what I mean. I am sure there are more elegant or realistic options out there.

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You know me, I did change it a little bit. Here it is on my table.

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I pulled out the rubbery witch hands. I had found this pillar candle holder (I wish I could remember where)... and it was an exact fit. So I painted them both and used some metallic rub n' buff to marry them together. The globe just sits right on top of the candle holder, making it a little more substantial. I love how the removal of the witch hands, and the rub n' buff really brings out the symbol on the front.

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The scenes you have so far have turned out fantastic. I had so much fun looking at everything, taking in all the details that you have added. So, I can bet your new scene additions will be just as fun. Looking forward to seeing how you display all the cool new fortune teller items.

Looks like you have acquired some great items already, and it is only January. To me, that is what makes for a great display - being able to collect and make detailed items over the course of the whole year. Gives you time to hit up yard sales, school and church rummage sales, search on Craig's list or Ebay, and shop for clearance items as well.

Have fun and keep us posted. This will be fun for us too. :cool:
 

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You guys get me excited to do more. I appreciate each and everyone of you and your input.
I was thinking some kind of motor mounted on the table but now I'm thinking hanging from the ceiling may be easier. There are usually lots of spinning hanging things for summer. The wire and cards shouldn't be to heavy. I think this may be the way to go.
 
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