Wednesday, October 27, 2010


The months chug by and each year I tend to forget  the magical

 feeling that surrounds the Halloween season. 

It's an innocent thing for me as I recall the exciting memories from

 my childhood that this time of year holds. 

 My amazing grandma's always made the season extra special by

 spoiling us with creative and fun

Halloween parties. 

And oh those decorations of ol'...I think I define the magic most to

 those colorful vintage creations. 

So now I am on an eternal mission to capture the


 party scenes from my memory and stuff my attic each year

with all that I can find. 

Here's a sampling of my collection so far...enjoy!

Like my grannies I in turn, treat my friends and family to a party

 each year and here's just a portion of the scene

with the lights on...

Now comes the fun part...lights off!

It has such a different feel...don't ya think?

Most of the die cuts are repo's from


They have such a great archive of stuff available now. 

I adore these black cats with thier smirking grin!

Sometimes I find cute new stuff with a vintage look like the owl,

he came from Wal Mart.

It's really fun to mix-it-up!

Check out my Empire blowmold.

Found it at a thrift store...lucky me!

OK it's not really poison. 

It's how I serve hot chocolate to my guests from my vintage orange

 West Bend coffee percolator. 

The pumkin candle is a Gurley.

I love the black cat quartet...another

Beistle item. 

How do you like my spooky chandelier? 

Gotta have tons of flameless votives, it's only way to "glow".

These cute owl plates are from Target's

 Halloween line...'bout 4 years ago.

See... I save everything!

I hope I have evoked some of your special


memories with my images...

There is so much more to show ya...but you have to wait

until after Saturday night's party. 

Let me leave you with one last shot...

And one last thought...

How I did it:
Everything is draped in black plastic sheeting found at Lowes
I tea dyed, tattered and shredded old lace curtains found at thrift stores
I tea dyed and shredded basic cheese cloth found at any fabric or craft store
I scour my cupboards and shelves for anything orange or black such as the coffee percolator
I use lots of cans of flat black spray paint on candle sticks, metal serving dishes, etc.
I use tons of flameless votives and flameless pillar candles
Beistle die cuts can be found online - http://www.beistle.com/
Vintage Gurley candles from estate sales or ebay - Vintage Gurley Candles
Vintage Empire Blow Molds from thrift stores or ebay - Empire Blow Mold Images

4 of you say...:

Jackie said...

I have the lit up plastic pumpkin guy/ jackolantern too! :-) I love him! ~Happy Halloween~


Zootsuitmama said...

I love the pumpkin head guys! All but two of mine are different! Love that you decorate too! I am a kindred "spirit"! Us vintage "ghouls" hafta stick together! Check out my blog! I have just found my cats playing instruments.

The Vintage Kitten said...

Wow it all looks fab!
Happy Halloween X

Darrin.. said...

Mmmm. Percolated coffee!! THAT'S my kinda poison!!