Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Vintage Halloween Inspired Window Silhouette

Find Vintage Halloween Halloween inspiration when styling your Halloween parties! For my annual Nancy Drew Halloween party, the front window silhouette combine Nancy Drew in her infamous silhouette pose with magnifying glass and scarf with the bottom of this witch image on this old Halloween costume box. The witch's skirt and the skeleton marionette were great inspiration for my skeleton decor this year. Want more vintage inspiration, check out my Halloween Pinterest Boards for ideas -- over 80 boards in many different themes.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Trick or Treat! Halloween Treat Sacks

Who doesn't remember trick or treating for those fabulous treat sacks of candy goodness? I loved getting Halloween treat sacks full of loot on Halloween night--one of many favorite memories from childhood. So every year at Halloween, I like to treat the kids to a candy filled bag with toy. I have started giving them to the younger kids only--the teens/high schoolers seem to be more about the candy ;-) The neighbor across the street was chatting with us while we were working on our Halloween decor outside and said her kids love the goody bags each year and the decorations, so it's nice to know the kids appreciate it and look forward to it each year :)

If you're on a budget, it's easy to make your own goody bags but you can often find them at the dollar store for a $1. I usually make my own, but store bought work just as good. Here's a few sample loot bags you can find at my Halloween Loot Bags Pinterest Board along with a lot of other neat ideas. Plain bags, rubber stamps or stickers, and you're set--easy to do. You can even make a rubber stamp out of a potato as done in the image directly below--a Martha Stewart craft. Some require minimal work, some a bit craftier are more time consuming--if you're pressed for time, plain bags and stamping or stickers will do in a pinch. I usually put in a candy bar and one other type of candy--gum, suckers, etc.. and then a toy or two. Last year the vampire fang whistles were a hit as were witch fingers.

I still love the style and look of the Nancy Drew favor bags below that I gave out at a past Nancy Drew Halloween party--very simple with the paper cutout attached to plain black bags.


Sunday, October 19, 2014

Vintage Halloween Round-Up

Vintage Halloween Collectibles Sold on eBay in recent months. Check out what they sold for and then check your spooky attics to see if you have any Vintage Halloween lurking about! The cat diecut above sold for $177.50.

Beistle Hat $149.99

 Dennison Bogie Book - $510.00

Buzza Party Box - $371.99

Dennison Cutouts - $285.00

Dennison Cutout - Around $250.00

Devilish Girl $317.57

Devilish Lantern $405.00

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Friday, October 17, 2014

Woman's World - October 27 Magazine

The Vintage Halloween Store is featured in the current October 27 issue of Woman's World Magazine! One of the very neat Johanna Parker items from Primitives By Kathy--the cat stand-up--is featured in this issue. You can purchase it at the store and other similar designs in the line for PBK. In addition to the feature on old-fashioned Halloween charm, there's a neat chocolate haunted house creation on page 26 as well as other spooky treats.  


Thursday, October 16, 2014

Halloween Collection Spotlight on Martha Stewart Living Shows

Martha Stewart featured the Halloween collection of Barbara Trujillo on her show a few years ago. Here's the video--check out all the neat collectibles!