Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween! I thought I'd show a few more vintage Halloween decorations before they are all packed away for the year.
This is a witch decanter.
Michter's Whiskey - her head screws off.

A couple of kitchen witches.

One is a handle holder, her sleeves and eyes light up, the other a spoon holder.

This old witch is a bird house.

A scary witch from Dijon, France.

Witch hat and broom candle snuffer and pewter witch statue.

This is an old clay pipe, from about the mid 1800's. It has Salem Mass on one side.
And a witch on the other.

Hope everyone has a wonderful Halloween!

Friday, October 29, 2010

Vintage Halloween

I have lots and lots of vintage Halloween items. Most have been found at estate sales and antique shops. A few things found at thrift stores.
Above is an old witch weathervane.

These are some of the vintage Halloween items scattered throughout the house (took them outside for better light).

Witch figure and an iron owl candle holder.

A trick or treater and a black cat.

I found this witch trophy at a thrift store, it was probably a best costume award.

Medallion on the bottom.
Topped with a witch riding her broom.

Some scary black cat candle holders.

Black cat iron door stop.

An old peach crate with a Halloween label.

Collection of 1960's blow mold lanterns.

Another blow mold and a crow perched atop some books (when the cats haven't knocked him over).

Some old Halloween noise makers.

A book with a great witch cover from the 40's.

A couple of framed Halloween images - Tam O'Shanter, and a witch carving a pumpkin.

A peach luster plate with a witch painted on it by a wonderful artist.

Linked up to Vintage Halloween, hosted by Anything Goes Here.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Etsy Treasury

Anyone familiar with Etsy is probably familiar with the Treasury Section. Buyers and sellers can put all of their favorite items together in a "treasury". I love to browse through them. Some people are very clever with the themes.
I particularly like this one, called A Haunting, put together by missbirdies shop (and it features a Ouija Board from my shop).

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Vintage Jewelry

I don't know much about vintage jewelry. I rarely buy it, but love to look at it when at estate sales. These are a few pieces that have caught my eye - I picked them all up at different estate sales.

Enamel and rhinestone brooch - love the pretty colors on this.

This pin is marked Sterling on the back. The art deco style caught my eye. It is made up of little silver beads (?) that kind of look like stones in certain light. Does anyone know what this is called?

Long brooch with faux pearls.

This is my favorite piece.

The cat face slides open to reveal a watch! Love the green rhinestone eyes.

I used a mini pumpkin as my model since I couldn't keep the watch open and snap the photo at the same time.

Linked up to Nifty Thrifty Tuesday, hosted by Coastal Charm.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

More Vintage Halloween

This is some more of my vintage Halloween decor.

A blow mold witch lantern. Her pumpkin lights up when she is plugged in.

Another blow mold lantern - though this one is missing the lighting innards.

I found this great planter at a recent occasional sale.

It has a heavy iron base, a child figure on each side.

And it came with the bright orange pot. It seemed made for a pumpkin to sit in.

Linked up to Vintage Thingie Thursday, hosted by Coloradolady.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Halloween Silver

Victorian era silver is my very favorite thing to collect. I especially like anything Gothic or with faces. This is my collection of "Halloween" silver.
A carving set, a large ladle and a pie server.

They are all by Reed & Barton, and they all have a devil-ish face within the ornate design.

Tiny saccharin or pill box. The little figure looks like a cherub from some angles, and like a little devil from others.

A variety of spoons, some from Salem, Mass.

Pair of spooners with a 17th century village scene. A snake oil salesman is selling a treatment to the villagers, and those who try it become ill and are wheeled off in carts.

Gothic style sugar bowl.

Each of the feet have a scary face.

A silver devil shot glass.

The face is on each side and is winking.

Linked up to Silver Sunday, hosted by Gypsy Fish.