Friday, August 31, 2012

Ghost in the Graveyard Game

Ghost in the Graveyard Game

Anyone remember playing Ghost in the Graveyard as a kid? I remember loving this game :) It's a version of tag, in which the designated ghost tries to turn others into ghosts before they can get back to a safe zone. Consider playing a round of this at your parties this year!

Here's a How-To if you've never played or want to refresh your memory.


Vintage Martha - 1999 Halloween Special Clip

Vintage Martha Stewart Living Halloween Clip

I was searching for a MSL clip on You Tube and ran across this old clip from her '99 special--boy did the kids seem scared ;-) Amusing! Enjoy :) I discovered there's not a whole lot of vintage Martha clips on You Tube, I have old video tapes from some of her past shows but wanted to highlight some of those things here for you. Her website does have some clips however, that you can check out for great Halloween How-Tos!


Vintage Beistle at Vintage Halloween!

Vintage Beistle at Vintage Halloween!

The Beistle Company has just thrilled us at Vintage Halloween by releasing a line of Vintage Beistle reproductions for sale and fun party items with vintage Beistle images! Beistle Halloween decorations are some of my Spooktacularly favorite things :)

We are carrying this line at The Vintage Halloween Store - perfect for throwing a vintage style party for this year's Halloween! They even reproduced two games which are popular among collectors. Can't wait to play these!

Here's a sampling of the over 30 items we now have in the store:


Vintage Halloween Store - Spooky Labor Day Sale!

Spooky Labor Day Sale!

We've put dozens of items on sale throughout The Vintage Halloween Store! See Blog entry below for how to win a Spooktacular prize pack!

Shop & Spook in Style :)


Vintage Halloween Store - September Prize Pack Giveaway

Spooktacular September Trick or Treat Giveaway!

Place any order at The Vintage Halloween Store from September 1 - September 30 and receive 1 entry per order to win the following 9-Prize Pack:

 Hallo Ladies Clutch Bag

Witch Cameo Pin

 Witch Wheel Fortune Game

 Witches Dance Case

 Hallo Ladies Watch

 Johanna Parker - Bat, Cat Pad, & Crow

Martha Stewart Halloween Countdown Calendar

1 Lucky winner will be announced on October 1st when we begin our Spooky Countdown to Halloween Blog Party!


Monday, August 27, 2012

Spooky Cocktail Necklaces

Spooky Cocktail Necklaces

A little old-time whimsy, something Victorian, something Deco, something Steam Punk, something classic--whatever your poison, you'll enjoy adding one of these cocktail necklaces to your little black dress, your costumes, or spice up your jeans! Featuring costume jewelry pendants/pins that have been re-purposed to create this look.

These 5 styles can be found at The Vintage Halloween Store.


Sunday, August 26, 2012

Halloween at Michael's #3

Halloween at Michaels #3

I spotted several more neat things on a visit to Michaels this week. Above are 2 Styrofoam lanterns that are nice and light weight. Below they have candy corn painted faux pumpkins and some great decorate it yourself pieces like the candlesticks, skulls, haunted houses, pumpkins and the witch face plus an assortment of body parts!


Thursday, August 23, 2012

Martha Stewart Halloween Handbook

Special Martha Stewart Halloween Handbook

If you were hoping for a special Martha Stewart Halloween Handbook this season, it looks like one from 2 years ago is back on the stands! Maybe we'll see another pop out, but I doubt it, if this one has been reissued from 2010. It's a neat one though so if you didn't pick it up then, here's your chance.

I'd love to see MSL put out a new one next year though with mostly new content, rather than recycle old content. There are so many neat ideas that could be showcased and they could focus on artists and crafters plus sections on "vintage style" which is so popular right now and what I focus on so much at Vintage Halloween. Plus some vintage collecting pieces. I think it would go over very well among her fans. (Hint Hint!)


Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Better Homes & Gardens Tricks & Treats Halloween Magazine #2

Better Homes & Gardens Tricks & Treats Magazine #2

Here are a couple of other ideas I enjoyed from this year's BH&G Halloween issue--the serving set up using a cute witch hat as a topper along with the hands and crackers. We sell a set of spooky crackers at The Vintage Halloween Store if you're looking for a festive and "noise making" favor for this year's party.

And this page has some cute ideas for decorating and favors:


Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Spooktacular Halloween Party Invites

Calling All Spooky Party Guests!

Getting people to your Halloween party might be easy if you're know for throwing a fabulous affair :) Sometimes it doesn't hurt to pamper them a little with a fun and festive invite! We've got several festive invites at The Vintage Halloween Store. These 2 invitation kits from Martha Stewart are clever! The Spinner Invites shown above have a real working spinner and the striped envelopes lined with orange paper are so clever.

The Specimin Box Invites are a sweetly sinister way to entice some spooksters to join you as well!

Whatever you do this Halloween, make sure your invitations are memorable and Spooktacular!


Monday, August 20, 2012

Vintage Halloween Lanterns

Vintage Halloween Lanterns

You can find all kinds of vintage Halloween lanterns at eBay but the trick is to weeding out the reproductions and the ones that maybe have been "restored" by repainting and/or adding new inserts. Want some advice on how to weed out the newer/re-purposed from the vintage, check out Mark Ledenbach's website for advice in the FAQ section on this subject.


Sunday, August 19, 2012

Better Homes & Gardens Tricks & Treats Halloween Magazine

Better Homes & Gardens Halloween Tricks & Treats

I picked up the 2012 Better Homes & Gardens Tricks & Treats magazine today and found several clever items I'll be previewing here. One of my favorite articles in this issue was "The Witching Hour" party which featured mostly a black/white theme that included some great silhouettes! Here's one clever way they dressed up drink bottles with silhouettes of witch heads:


Sweetly Sinister - The Raven & Crow

Raven & Crow Decor

Having a Poe theme or just like ravens and crows? They're perfect for adding a mysterious vibe to any decor! We've got a few Raven & Crow theme items at The Vintage Halloween Store like our Johanna Parker notepad above and these spooky specialties below including the shirt and pillow which can be found in our Cafe Press Shop: