Friday, November 5, 2010

Daylight Details Part 2 - Darkrose Manor 2010

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  1. Wow and more wow!!!! Absolutely beautiful to look at!


  2. Thank you so much for the compliments, Chris!! We really appreciate it! :)We had SOOOOOOO much fun this year!

  3. *applauds*

    YAY! Hee hee hee! SO much fun! It came together so perfectly!

  4. Incredible! Glad I'm not on your clean-up crew!

  5. Thank you so much, ladies! :)

    @Stephanie... Ah yes, the clean-up has begun and it has definitely proven to be a heck of a challenge this year! ;)

  6. Simply stunning! Most impressive display!!!

  7. Awesome, awesome, awesome! So creepy. What a great atmosphere you have created.

    Out of curiosity, how do you deal with "fire" while using such dry materials? Candles are a big part of my haunt. (Witch jars too, thanks to Pumpkinrot)

    Love the pics - they have a sepia quality to them. Adds to the mood!

  8. Thanks, guys! :)

    Thanks so much! We do use a great deal of actual flame in our haunt. This year was somewhat nerve-wracking as a result. You're right about the dry materials, we had heaps of leaves, straw, pallet-wood, jute, old branches etc.

    Truthfully, we do our best to use a commen-sense approach to flame. The week of the haunt we contact our local fire dept. to let them know what we are doing. If it is too windy outside, we don't light as many as we would on a normal night and use faux tealights instead. Fire extinguishers are abound (I think we had nearly ten postioned within easy reach of any part of the yard.) All areas with flame are NEVER left unattended (which usually means that we all REALLY need a bathroom break at the end of the night. ;)

    We also had an extremely well defined path for visitors to walk. We make sure to inform all visitors at the entrance gate of the real flame, to watch their step and to keep to the path, as we don't want to have to put anyone out. ;)

    Thanks so much for the kind words everyone!! :)