Monday, March 23, 2009

An old-fashioned Halloween... simply my idea of Heaven! Not much could make me happier than combining my love of vintage collectibles along with my love of Halloween. I just discovered that has some really wonderful vintage Halloween posters. You can even order them framed! I couldn't resist capturing a few of the images and posting them here to share with my fellow Halloween enthusiasts. I am definitely going to be ordering some and putting them on my walls (and I don't mean just for the Halloween season! ;) (FYI: to see the huge collection that I came across, I went to Google and typed in 'vintage Halloween posters'.)
I loved being spooked as a kid on Halloween.

Halloween Parade (Artist: Ken Brown)

I wish this graveyard was in my backyard. (Artist: Dynamic Graphics)

While technically not a vintage print, it brought back memories of my own TOTing days. Love it from this angle.

Wish I was with 'em!

A witch, a cauldron, a broom, and a full moon over a pumpkin patch....the perfect makings for a Halloween night.

I want to live here. (Artist: Blonde Blythe)

Love these rich colors! ( Blonde Blythe)

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Halloween nostalgia

A Halloween greeting from yesteryear. I want to walk along that path with only the jack-o-lanterns to light my way. Heaven.

I want to jump into this picture and live in that house. If only...

Vintage Halloween collage...I actually smiled when I saw this.

I gotta' learn how to make this. Beautiful.

Another must-have for Halloween....spooky candles and cookies!

You can't have Halloween without Linus and the Great Pumpkin!!!

Love that moon!!

I want this red dress for a costume. that an "owl hat"??

In addition to my usual interests, I also have a love of antiques. Naturally, this includes antiques of the Halloween variety. I did a search for "vintage Halloween" and found some really cool stuff. Somehow, a lot of vintage Halloween decorations seem to capture the feel of the holiday for me more so than many modern-day ones do. I'm not quite sure why that is. There is just something about the thought of Halloweens of yesteryear that really appeals to me. I don't actually have any vintage Halloween decorations or anything, but I wouldn't mind starting to collect some.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

The halfway point

Considering that we are now in March, it occurred to me that we are now *almost* at the halfway point. Not to seem anxious or anything, but Halloween is only a little over six months away! I know I'm not the only one counting down the months. C'mon, admit it. ;) Those of us who adore Halloween can't wait for it to roll around again, even if it's only a month after we've celebrated it. Even during these seemingly long, wet, boring months of winter, visions of my next Halloween never cease to occupy my mind. I know that especially by the end of summer-- when I am sick to death of those near 100-degree days, and I am anxious for that first hint of the Harvest season--I will have already been anticipating Fall's arrival for several months before it gets here. Now is the time to be preparing for it. As always, I will be ready.