Thursday, February 13, 2014

Happy 2014 Halloween!

Happy 2014 - Hope it's a Spooky One!

Halloween is in 8 1/2 months! Time to get your haunt on.

Here's a few of my favorite vintage collectibles. Check us out on Pinterest for lots of collecting inspiration plus fun party and decorating ideas.

 
 
Jenn:)

Monday, December 2, 2013

2014 Vintage Halloween Calendars


Ring in the new year in Spooktacular style with our 2014 Bewitching Year of Halloween Calendar! Features Vintage Halloween witch postcard images along with neat old-time poems and sayings from postcards!

Jenn:)

Holiday Charm Bracelets Sale

Happy Holidays & 
Merry Christmas Everyone!

We've got 11 of our holiday bracelets on sale from $15-$20 ea - not to mention sales on our Halloween and Thanksgiving charm bracelets - scroll all down the page - at The Vintage Halloween Shop. We've also got a lot of items on sale as we're clearing out items from this year's line up--they make great gifts for yourself or that Halloween collector on your list.

 
 
 
Jenn:)

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Vintage Style Postcard Contest Winner


Winner of our postcard sayings contest goes to:

Dragonmamma

E-mail me your address to webmaster@vintagehalloween.com

Prize: Johanna Parker's Treat Cones set

Jenn:)

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Countdown to Halloween - Oct. 31 - Happy Halloween!


Happy Halloween!

Hope you all had a Spooktacular Halloween night! We had over 240 trick or treaters this year, it was quite a night! Time to relax with leftover candy - HA!

Now to start planning next year! If you're in the mood to get a jump start on next year's festivities, check out The Vintage Halloween Store - we've got sales going on and be sure to order our 2014 Halloween calendar full of vintage postcard witches and fanciful postcard sayings.

 
Jenn:)

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Countdown to Halloween - Oct. 30 - Nancy Drew Halloween Party


Nancy Drew
Blackwood Hall 
Halloween Party 

I selected the spooky Nancy Drew classic book, The Ghost of Blackwood Hall, #25 in the series as this year's Halloween party theme. This year was my 5th annual Nancy Drew Halloween Party and I set out to recreate a little bit of Blackwood Hall as the setting. 12 of us gathered at the house for an evening of spooks and treats with a ghostly theme. We dined on an old favorite, Parmesan chicken, penne Alfredo, salad with all the trimmings, rolls, chips and dips and salsa, peanut butter chocolate cream cheese ball with cookies and crackers, and for dessert: rice krispie treat cupcakes, popcorn balls, pretzel sticks dipped in chocolate, and Reese's peanut butter cookie cups. Sleuth Pam from Canada also brought us some delicious chocolates from Canada and Maple Sugar candies! Bess would have been in Heaven--except for the luminous green "poison" punch! Yum!

We played a quicksand trivia game for prizes, a nifty crossword puzzle based on the book, and we held our annual treat bag gift exchange. We also took photos with photo booth props and glowing glasses--the ones on the porch without the flash have a very ghostly effect! The porch was the hidden elevator in Blackwood Hall complete with green glowing specter and to the side was the secret room that opened off the elevator that had the skeleton, magic props, mannequin, and scary looking cat. The front window silhouette was a take on the second cover art shown above with Nancy standing apart from Bess (who says "Eeek!") and George with the flashlight. The house was decorated with ghosts, pumpkins lit the walkway and hung from the trees with lights inside, and 2 large scarecrows guarded the entry to the porch with crows perched on their arms. Inside the back of the elevator was a jar of green "poison" just like was left with Nancy in the elevator by the villainous Brex Brothers! I passed out goody bags to everyone with treats and Blackwood Hall buttons.

I loved creating all the "ghostly" decor, so enjoy some pics from the party:

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Jenn:)

Tuesday, October 29, 2013