I love vintage Halloween items, but unfortunately they tend to be expensive and hard to find.
Like these beauties that were originally shown in the July 2007 issue of Country Living Magazine.
Look at the graphics on these boxes. If clowns weren't creepy by nature, that candy container would be adorable (no offense meant to any clowns out there).
These noise makers are so festive.
And the quirky grin on this pumpkin candy container makes me smile. Look at those teeth!
So instead of true vintage, I tend to buy vintage inspired knock offs.
Like my honeycomb black cat. Meow!
I bought him at Big Lots a few years ago, but he resembles the vintage ones.
And these paper mache candy buckets remind me of the guy above with the quirky grin.
My sister bought these vintage style blocks for me a few years ago. They spell out Halloween. I guess you can see that though.
The images on these things are soooo representative of the era.
So until I hit vintage Halloween heaven at one of my local thrift stores I'll be buying the knock offs.
Does this effect make them look more authentically vintage?
I am linking to Debra's Vintage Inspiration Friday party at Common Ground and My Romantic Home's Show and Tell Friday.
Pam- I love the vintage stuff too...but not only is it expensive it is hard to come by. I'll be keeping you company at the knock-off store. Hugs-Diana
Gail @ Faithfulness Farm
I too like vintage trick-or-treat items. We used to live near Anoka, MN...the Halloween Capital. Their downtown district has the greatest antique shops just full of these great things. Very fun to see 🙂
I am totally with you on loving vintage Halloween decorations! But, so do the serious collectors and the prices on most are sky-high now. I've seen some good reproduction pieces online similar to your honeycomb cat centerpiece. They remind me so much of the decorations we had when I was a kid - so much nostalgia - a much simpler time! Now, those little blocks with the figures on top - those are darling. Just too cute! And I think they have a very vintage feel.
* French Farmhouse 425 *
*~*Too cute Pam!!! LOVE them~*~* Hugs,Rachel
Cat Nap Inn Primitives
oh I love your vintage looking items just as much..they are fab!!!:>)
Your collage is awesome Pam. I found a vintage scrabble game Saturday I am using to spell Holiday names with. I think clowns are inherently creepy too! Have a great weekend! hugs♥olive
Love your Halloween stuff Pam!(vintage or not:))
love the items you have...someday they will be vintage also!
I love your vintage knock offs. The Halloween blocks are awesome.
Have a great weekend! La
Sometimes you can't tell the knock offs from the originals. Your finds are really cute!
I love vintage Halloween stuff!!!! I really love your blocks too!
Hey I got those carmel apples at Alsi last wek for $1.29 for 3!!!! Not bad!!!
I meant to say Aldi!
I love vintage Halloween, and you are right, when and if you find it, you can't afford it. Those pictures from Country Living are great, though. I love your black cat and other vintage knockoffs.
You are so right, the vintage pieces are highly collectible, and therefore expensive. But it looks like you have a lot of fun with your collection too. Enjoy! And thanks for visiting my blog (:
Those blocks are amazing!
I love all the vintage Halloween items too. But I have to say I really love the yellow table they are on:)
Thanks so much for stopping over! Love all of those vintage Halloween treasures. I thought I was the only one who thought clowns were creepy!:)
First let me say before I forget and hit post (which I sometimes do) that last photo would make terrific wrapping paper. Great effect!
Now on to talk of shoes and ships and ceiling wax...I love the collection you've got started. My daughter collects vintage Halloween, but she mixes in the new things and done right...it's hard to tell the difference. She would have a fit over those blocks. They are the cutest. Remember...someday yours will be vintage too!
Oh I just love them all too. I do have a few nice authentic items, but with the cost, the repros will have to do the trick. Check out my shops seasonal dept. I do have a few left and guess what, they are on sale:):):)
[email protected] Ground
Your collection is really wonderful, and it DOES look very vintage. The prices of real vintage Halloween is thru the roof, so this works for me!! Thanks so much for linking up with VIF, really loved this post!