Thursday, July 30, 2009

New Halloween Items at Michaels

Michaels has their Halloween Lemax pieces out as well as the other items that are typically displayed around the Lemax and on the end cap. They have a lot of skull items this year. They didn't have the rest of the items out just yet, but they're starting to get them in. I didn't see a lot of vintage style stuff or that vintage flair. Kind of disappointing!

Here's a cute Lemax piece called "Witches Laundry Day"

This tassle is quaint


Sunday, July 26, 2009

Vintage Halloween Noisemakers at eBay #1

The Countdown to Halloween Begins!

For those of you who collect vintage noisemakers, eBay is great place to find average and easy to find noisemakers and those harder to find pieces. And most are pretty inexpensive to collect. If you're trying to decide whether or not to jump in and build a vintage Halloween collection, noisemakers are a great starting point from which to build and branch out.

Noisemakers were relatively very inexpensive toys to purchase back in the day. I enjoy collecting the metal ones especially from makers like Kirchhof, US Metal Toy, and Chein. Visit our noisemaker section at our website to learn more and see some examples of festive noisemakers and how to make your own barrel noisemaker.

I'm going to highlight noisemakers found at eBay between now and Halloween here at the Blog, to show you some of the variety that is out there to collect.

Happy Collecting!