Thursday, September 29, 2011

"Creepy Classics" hunt gift preview

Just in time for Halloween, Eclectic Dreams is hosting the all new "Creepy Classics" Hunt, and I'm excited that Montagne Noire is among the shops selected to participate.

Halloween being my favorite holiday, and Edgar Allen Poe being a favorite author, I decided to create a gift based on the Poe short story, "The Masque of the Red Death," originally published in 1842.

"Le Mort Rouge" features gifts for both women and men: a ball gown in red and black, and a "cloaked stranger" costume.

For those not familiar with the story, it follows one Prince Prospero as he hosts a masquerade ball in his castle, where he and other aristocrats have taken refuge from a plague called the "Red Death."

A masked stranger appears among them... well, Poe tells it far better than I ever could. You can read the full text here.

"Creepy Classics" starts Oct. 1 and runs through Halloween. Visit the Eclectic Dreams blog for more information on the hunt and participating shops.

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