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Friday, October 28, 2011

Vintage Inspiration Friday #61 Halloween Nostalgia

As a child Halloween was always special, as it was my paternal grandmother's birthday. She always had homemade caramel corn balls (anyone still make these?) and a chocolate cake. Funny the things that are embedded in our minds and hearts from our childhood. I remember spending hours in my grandparents' "walk-in" attic; full of books, games, and Holiday decorations from when my dad was young in the 30's. 
After all these years, the 20's and 30's are my favorite era for graphics.

Here are some vintage Halloween postcard images found on Google.
They are so hard to find now, and go for more than a few dollars.

And some great vintage photos of Halloween revelers.

I remember the year that I was probably in 3rd. grade that my mom and dad thought it would be funny to dress me up like the "Frito Bandito". Anyone out there remember that piece of history? Mom drew a skinny mustache on me with eyebrow pencil. A serape and sombrero from a trip to Mexico finished the ensemble. I was humiliated but they laughed their socks off. Ha ha, I wanted to be a princess!

(Update!!! OK, I went back to Wikipedia, and it seems that the Frito Bandito didn't make it on the scene until 1967. I was older than 3rd grade in 1967. Clearly my sick parents were ahead of their time with this sad incident. I suppose in hindsight it was referred to as the FB Outfit!!)

 I've shared this before; My Grandfather was a printer and a practical joker. He loved surprise parties and hosted a secret get together for my Grandmother's birthday.

Wish I had photos from that party!

I know most of us have wonderful memories from our childhood about Halloween. So I celebrate the nostalgia and memories. Laura from Decor to Adore wrote a wonderful post that so resonates with my thoughts on Halloween. Hope you'll read it when you leave here. 

So let's see what was going on last week.
Sorry I didn't get by to visit, but as you probably know,
we were visiting our kids in St. Louis.

Theresa "Easy Peasy" Hein from 612 Riverside
really inspired me with her great Jack-O-Lantern scarecrows.

My sweet friend Julie from Idyllhours
adorned an old rake for her porch decor.
(she wanted a broom, but settled for the rake!)

Sue from Sullivan and Murphy put together a wonderful Fall display
with a demijohn that is fantastic.

Rita from MayDays creates a gorgeous buffet display
with her silver and natural elements.

My good friend Rebecca Ersfeld invites us in to visit,
and see all her creations for the upcoming Holidays.
Try to visit her online shop for some wonderful goodies.

And Aimee from It's Overflowing
transformed her rancher chandy into a thing of blingy beauty!

Thanks everyone, hope you'll link up to the party,

"Anything vintage or vintage inspired"
and all your Fall Decor.

I'm linking with these party gals:

Please have a link within your post,
so others will know where to party!


Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Late Summer Seed Box

August will be here before we know it, and with August my decor palette changes with the season. I start thinking about the beginning of Fall and all the subtle color that comes with it, but for now I'm still in Summer Mode. Today I'm sharing a staple of my vintage Summer decor.

Friday, May 26, 2023

Out and About at the Vintage Market

Hi Friends, today I'm taking you with me to my fave vintage market 
in the area for a late spring /early summer visit. 

You all know I definitely have a soft spot for wheelbarrows, carts, and wagons, etc. Anything with wheels and preferable could fit on top of a table or cabinet for display... So here's a wonderful vintage piece from my friends Sara and Abby at Sweet Magnolia's Farm here at The Vintage Peddler in Springfield. It's my go-to vintage market for a quick get-away that gives me a much needed boost of inspiration and fun seasonal ideas.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Vintage Inspiration # 110

Hi Everyone,
and Welcome to Vintage Inspiration!

We were out of town all last week, so I didn't get to visit many of you, but I had a great time going thru the links picking features this week. Amazing what lies behind those little thumbnail photos that are posted! Here are just a few of the wonderful links from you all last week, that are full of vintage Fall and Halloween inspiration.

Jill from Feathers and Flight is a wonderful artist, and if you haven't met her you will want to check out her blog for her amazing collage and digital work. When I saw this Luna Hanger and Tree of Crows I wanted to share it with you. Thanks Jill, you always inspire me!

Just part of Jill's Halloween decor along with her beautiful mantel.

You have to take a peek at this Vintage Spooky Dolly and Carriage and then read the backstory of these family treasures from Tracey at Crow's Feet Chic

Cathy has the most "Charming" cottage, and just take a look at her front porch decorated for Autumn at My 1929 Charmer . The white wicker and plaid blankets are just my cup of tea!

What a great way to decorate your garden gate; a fun rustic rake head with Indian Corn from Linda at It All Started with Paint.

And Missy from Junkfest
worked a miracle on these wonderful chairs
using vintage burlap coffee cool!

Hope you'll join in today for the party, 
"Anything vintage or vintage inspired"
And since we're still in the middle of Fall
I'd love to have you share any Fall or Halloween related posts.
DIY, decor, crafts, recipes...anything about Fall.
Please have a link within your post to be featured.

And I'd like to introduce one of my new sponsors

Where you can find some beautiful art prints framed and ready to go.
This is one of my favorites

and while you're partying today, 
be sure and visit these other fun Friday parties:

And on a side note, I wanted to invite you by my sweet friend Debbie's over at Debbie-doos Friday morning as she has invited me to be her feature in her Home Tour Series. thanks Debbie for the honor!!

Got your Fall On?
Let's Party!

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