Friday, October 29, 2010

A Vintage Halloween . . .

Happy Halloween!
Sharing a little vintage Halloween decor around the house . . .


This year I gathered up some old frames and put together a vintage vignette on the mantel . . . quick and easy to do with things you already have.







In the center, a very old jack-o-lantern from an estate 
[one of my hubby's favorites]



 Some old, title/color appropriate, books . . .
"John Brown's Body" {first edition printing 1928}, 
"The Opposite of Fate" {orange, but not old}, 
"Helbeck of Bannisdale"1898, and a black, old and torn, 
"Webster's Common School Dictionary"1892, from my husband's family

A vintage black cat from my husband's mother



and a vintage jack-o-lantern pumpkin, also from his mother




An old, large biscuit tin with a pretty fall scene on our TV cabinet

A vintage jack-o-lantern lamp shade . . .
for any children who might come for a visit



And, a light up jack-o-lantern to greet any trick-or-treaters





Wishing you a fun and safe holiday with your family.


~ Julie


Today I'm linking with:
http://thepottingshed-anythinggoeshere.blogspot.com/2010/10/vintage-halloween-blog-party.html 

11 comments:

  1. You have a cool collection of goodies nfor Halloween. Thanks for sharing them.....Julian

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  2. What a great collection of vintage Halloween decor! You've put it all together beautifully! Have yourself a very Happy Halloween Weekend.

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  3. While I have never really liked Halloween decorations, I love your vintage ones!

    I can't wait to see Whitney and Tayvee in December! Maybe we will see you guys then too!

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  4. I like how you have the cat in the frame.
    Happy Halloween.
    Michele

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  5. Your mantle is so boo-tiful! I love the look of those frames up there, and that black kitty is the coolest, meanest looking one I've ever seen!
    Happy Halloween!
    Carol

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  6. Hopping over from anything goes. I love your frames and black cat. Such a clever display. Happy Halloween!

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  7. I love your use of the frames! I giggled at the cat peeking through. It really looks festive.

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  8. I really like your mantel idea not over done.
    plus I couldn't resist the name of your blog I live in a saltbox in the country in New England.
    Cathy

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  9. The display on your mantle looks wonderful. A great use of the frames to set off the colors and shapes of your vintage Halloween items. Thank you so much for joining us for Vintage Halloween. Joan@anythinggoeshere, your party hostess!

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  10. I love the way you decorated the mantel for Halloween. The frames really set the decor off.

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