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Thursday, October 20, 2011

Halloween Home

I know I have a lot of Halloween decorations.  I started my collection over 12 years ago and it has continued to grow a little bit more every year. Most people have NO idea that I have these Halloween decorations in my home (from the outside, there isn't much of a hint that I love Halloween). Slowly, I have begun to share my Halloween home and decorations and everyone seems to be delighted. 

I love vintage-style Halloween decorations.  I know you might not think it, but I am VERY particular about the decorations I select.  I like unique items that you don't see in every store.  As a matter-of-fact, I started out trying to make Hallowen items when I couldn't find what I wanted in stores.  I would see a pictue like this in a magazine and I would want the vintage-style decorations that I would see on those pages.  If Martha Stewart had a Halloween party table set, I wasn't looking at the cupcakes, I had the magnifying glass out trying to get a better look at some cute decoration off to the side.  I searched for several years on line before I finally began to find the items I wanted. 



So here we go...

Vintage-style is very appealing to me. I brings back the joys of my childhood when you could Trick-or-Treat with a friend...as long as you stayed together and you didn't cross the street.   It was a time when it was safe to be a child...

It was okay to be a witch when I was growing up.  Was it okay for you, too? 

Here's my Witch Coffee Table.  The little witch figure is an original from
Debra Schoch of  Hop Hop Jingle Boo
 (she makes Easter, Halloween and Christmas in papier mache').

I love to put out pictures of my daughter in her Halloween costumes.
  Here's her version of a little witch (in our neighbor's yard).

 
I like details.  Here are some balls I picked up at
Michael's last year.  I found the giant candy
 corn at another store.  I thought about
making it myself, but it was priced low
enough that it was cheaper to buy than to make it.


Here's a fun photo scrapbook I made a several years ago.
  It has pictures of Halloween adventures inside. 


 Here's a complete picture of my coffee table.


 

This desk is in my family room, too. 
 Here's what it looks like most of the time. 
 I like to add a few Halloween touches here, also.


Here are a few close ups of the decorations I have on the desk. 
 I try to work things in so they are easy to see without
 changing too many of my regular decorations.






My husband is so sweet.  He gives me a gift certificate at
Christmas to a local store that has a lot of my favorite
 kind of Halloween goodies.  I wait until the Halloween
 decorations arrive and then use my certificate.  Thank you, Sweetie!


This is Miss Moon.






Our Halloween kitchen table.

Here's the Butler's Pantry between our kitchen and our formal dining room. 
 This is how it looks a lot of the time.


I have to "Spook" this, too.


 The pumpkin on the cat's head lights up. 
 The little figure is "Simon the Sorcerer" --he's displayed on Harry Potter books
(The Sorcerer's Stone, of course). 
 I made the other pumpkin--it is a treat box.


How about some "Creepy Coffee" in a Mummy or a Frankenstein mug? 


Here are a few more collectibles I have in my kitchen.




I just love this vintage-style bucket with the cat.
  Sometimes I put candy in it, but I most often I use it for one of my plants. 

I hope you have enjoyed visiting my Halloween Home.

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11 comments:

Pam said...

I love those cat pillows with the big toothy grins. And that pale with the cat mask on is gorgeous. I can't get enough of vintage looking Halloween stuff (can't afford the real vintage stuff).

Scrappy Sugar Girl said...

I adore your collection and enjoyed your pics. I like kooky vintage stuff too. I am following you now. I hope you stop by and return the favor. http://scrappysugargirl.blogspot.com/

Rhonda

alroadrunn3r said...

Thank you! So where are the pictures of the guest bathroom? Ladies.. You HAVE to see what he did to "Fright Night" the guest bathroom!!!

Sarah said...

Oh, this post is truly a treat for me. I adore vintage Halloween decorations. I've some myself, but honestly I've not pulled anything out this year. Been out of town for a month and just no time. Seeing yours makes me homesick for my goblins. ;-)
I'm following now. ~ Sarah

Jilly said...

Those cat pillows with the big toothy grins is such a extra-ordinary. And that pale with the cat mask on is gorgeous. It is totally Halloween look you created here.
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Hi, I'm Linda said...

I love love love all of your vintage Halloween. I too have way too many boxes of Halloween and it is starting to be an issue storing all of it. Vintage halloween is my favorite. The problem is, I love Christmas too. It's hard to pick a favorite in your decorations but the pillows are really pretty cute and what you did with the cabinet in the family room is great. Thanks for stopping by my place and leaving a comment. Being new to this blogging thing, I read 100's but its a lot harder doing it yourself.

Town and Country Gals said...

Marsha,
your Halloween decorations are spectacular! The vintage things you have collected are amazing! Love everything! Just found you and am glad I did! I'm your newest follower and would love for you to visit me!
Rebecca

Coley said...

Your decor is all so cute. I love the 'witch' balls in the bowl with the giant candy corns!

PS. Please post your spooky guest bathroom decor! If people take mine offensive I will have to ask them to calm down and enjoy a bit of humor :)

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

Fabulous Halloween post! Great job. Thanks for sharing.
Hope to see you on my blog:)

Honey at 2805 said...

Adorable Halloween post! Everything is so festive! I am happily following you!

Thanks for joining Potpourri Friday! I appreciate your participation and hope you will make it a weekly party stop!

Catch A Falling Star said...

I think your collection is wonderful!
I love all the vintagy feel of them.