Monday, October 26, 2009

Halloween Displays: Diecuts & Lanterns

Richard has sent more photos of his displays--I especially like the Beistle lantern pictured above--it's spooktacular!


Jenn:)

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Bethany Lowe's Folk Art Halloween

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.

Jenn:)

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

More Halloween Displays

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.

Jenn:)

Monday, October 19, 2009

The Invitation: Make it Spooktacular!

Bogie Book Image

As taken from our Party Ideas page at our website:

The Invitation:

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.

Need some ideas on invitations or want something in a hurry already put together, check our our website shop!

Jenn:)

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Bewitching Bracelets

Just added a few more bracelets to the shop with those old-time inspired lanterns and put others on sale! Enjoy :)

Jenn:)

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Shake, Rattle, & Roll

Festive rattles for your Halloween parties--our signature rattles are quite nostalgic. Featuring vintage images decoupaged onto paper mache boxes..

Make your own barrel style noisemakers-instructions at our website.

Jenn:)

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Halloween Displays

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!

Jenn:)