Recommended Reading:Bethany Lowe's Folk Art Halloween is a cute little book on crafting with vintage style imagery. There are all kinds of craft projects from paper projects, to decoupage, to sewing projects. Some feature popular Bethany Lowe products and how to reproduce your own.
In the back there is a great section of vintage Halloween clip art and templates you can use.
Richard sent in more photos of his finds! His display updated and this hard to find diecut below:
Send in pictures of your collection or displays this Halloween! I was inspired after seeing a special display made for Martha Stewart for her collection of rolling pins to start planning some kind of display for my noisemaker collections.
Invitations should be bold and have an air of mystery to set a haunting mood and entice your guests.
Suggestions include: handmade paper invites or computer printed invites with magical wording.
Use images with vintage flair or copies of old images from vintage postcards and other paper ephemera.
Some examples of old-time invitation wording:
"Won't you come and Sport with fate on Hallowe'en at -------- o'clock"
Whe-ee - Who-oo! We-want-you oo At this number:_____ On this street_______ Hallowe'en's the time We meet
If on a broomstick you can't fly Some other way of traveling try, But come you must, at _____o'clock to _____________St.
Come to our Hallowe'en "Hoop-te-dee" Scare-crows - 'n everything on a Spree!
Other invitation suggestions include delivering jack o' lanterns to your invitees, asking guests to bring a jack o' lantern as their ticket of entry, and creating a box filled with trinkets and favors along with the RSVP information.
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How do you display your vintage Halloween collectibes? Send us photos and we'll sprinkle them throughout our Blogs leading up to Halloween. These photos sent in by Richard, who commissioned the phantom pop rattle below from us:
No matter how you display it--be it in groups of like items or collectibles or a mixture of everything, it's spooktacular!