I don’t decorate much for Halloween anymore. I did when my children were little. I actually used to go “all out”. But now, I tend to focus more on Fall time.
I like to find interesting vintage pieces to use when I decide to sprinkle some Halloween fun around the house.
I have a very special “one-of-a-kind” lighted witch that my mother made in the late 1970s. It has a switch on the back with a nite lite inside that lights up the pumpkin’s face.
Do any of you remember the ceramic “craze” in the 1970s? A friend of ours had a kiln and we would take ceramic classes and paint lots of decorative items. We even had a Christmas tree full of hand-painted ceramic ornaments. My mom and I had so much fun doing this together. We have since gotten rid of most of these items. But I’ve always hung on to this witch. My mom did a wonderful job painting her.
I found this charming little Jack-0-lantern a few years ago at an antique store. I say charming because he’s not scary at all.
It’s a vintage planter or candy dish from the Haeger Pottery Company.
Isn’t it fun finding neat little holiday items like this?
The older I get I’m less and less excited about holiday items at the big box stores and more interested in simple vintage. I’ve also found that I tend to throw away and get tired of what I call cheap, junkier type holiday items that I used to get sucked into buying.
I don’t know…maybe I’m an old fogey.
Here’s to good vintage and all the little ghosts and goblins that will be ringing our doorbells this week in search of treats!