Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Sunday, October 28, 2012
Aren't they just lovely! I love everything about carving pumpkins including the guts! This year I helped my boys carve two. My oldest he carved his own. We roast some seeds and save some for planting next year. I used to hide poems and pumpkin seeds in my folk art. I should again I haven't in a while! Now I'm off to do some roasting. Wishing you all a spooky Sunday! And to those of you in the perfect storm be safe friends!
Saturday, October 27, 2012
Thursday, October 25, 2012
|I remember we had these! Late 70's early 80's.|
Monday, October 22, 2012
Sunday, October 21, 2012
|Type: Howden's Field|
|Types: Blue Australian/Jarrahdale and Butternut|
|Type: Scallop/Patty Pans|
Friday, October 19, 2012
Hi Friends Happy Friday! Do you remember these? They are from the 1980's, 70's and 60's. You can find many childhood memories on ebay and etsy.
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Most of these amazing tin litho noisemakers are from the 1950's. Many are made my US Metal and were made in the USA. I think it would be great if these were once again manufactured. I think the clicker style would be perfect for the tricker treaters!
|A Spooky Witch Clicker|
|Blow your horn!|
|Shake it up!|
|A Banger and Owl Click|
Monday, October 15, 2012
|Vintage Replo Pumpkin Man Planter 1960's|
|Vintage Witch Owl 1980's|
|Vintage JOL Nevada 1960's|
|Witch and her boyfriend 1970's|
The very best place to find affordable vintage Halloween ceramics is ebay and etsy.
Wishing everyone a magical Monday!
Sunday, October 14, 2012
Saturday, October 13, 2012
|An amazing vintage postcard with a bat and candle magic.|
|A spooky front porch from Martha Stewart.|
|Another wonderful Halloween postcard.|
|A very cool Dennison die-cut 1920's.|
~ Bats in many cultures symbolized death
~ As nocturnal creatures they roost in underground caves, old barns and spooky places
~ Known as Witches familiars
~ Bats are Witches in disguise
~ Sacred to Goddess Freya
~ They are a symbol of good luck
~ A symbol of rebirth
~ Vampire bats which I will discuss when I do a post on Vampires
Friday, October 12, 2012
The make-up job is amazing and yet very disturbing!
Thursday, October 11, 2012
~ Bonfires on All Hallows Eve were to honor the changing seasons the church decided instead they were fine and their purpose was to keep the Devil at bay
~ Devil's Night is October 30th growing up this meant cars were soaped and egged and trees were toilet papered
~ Do not peek in church windows on Halloween or you will see the Devil
~ Do not look into a mirror by candlelight on Halloween or the Devil will appear
~ Do burn a real candle in you Jack O' Lanterns on Halloween Night it will keep the Devil away
I did try and find some vintage Devils on ebay and etsy and there wasn't really that much. I do think if you collect them now is the best time to try and find some.
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Halloween has a long history with all magical being in the fairy realm.
Here's what I found on my hunt for folklore concerning Fae.
~ Fairies emerge on Hallowe'en when the veil between our world and theirs opens
~ It is best to leave them an offering so they do not cause you any mischief
~Iron is said to keep them at bay
~It is best to use a horseshoe which is sacred to the Moon Goddess and shaped in a crescent
~There are thousands of different types of Fae from goblins, fairies, brownies, pixies and so on
~On Hallowe'en Fae disguises themselves in the form of cats known as pooka.
~A Halloween full moon is known as a fairies lamp.
~Avoid Hawthorn trees on Halloween they are the portholes of Fae.
A little Fairy Rhyme
Hallowe'en will come, will come
Witchcraft will be set agoing,
Fairies will be at full speed,
Running in every pass,
Avoid the road, children, children.