A few years ago on this blog I did a 13 day countdown to Halloween with some fun holiday related posts, one each day up until the big day. I thought it might be fun to challenge myself again and share my 13 favorite things about my favorite holiday, beginning today.
When decorating for Halloween, I always get out my old time "collectible" Halloween stuff out first. Now I mean collectible in a very loose sense of the word. This doesn't mean high price mint condition items. To me they are things that I have found that have a certain vintage charm and I value them, having no idea what the actual "market" is for the items. They are purely for my enjoyment. The cotton spun picks above were a garage sale find this summer and are one of my favorite Halloween finds ever! This is my other prize possession, an old cigar box that was cut to look like a jack-o-lantern and used, who knows how many years ago. This is one item I would love to know its story.I also love to find inexpensive vintage Halloween paper items such as treat bags, paper tableclothes, napkins and plates. I put them in little shadow boxes for display. I also love old magazines, such as this Farmer's Wife publication from the 1920's.Also this pack-o-fun booklet from the 1950's.