Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Crate & Barrel Halloween 2014

The Day of the Dead is a strong party and decor theme this year. Halloween section is here.

Better Homes and Gardens Tricks & Treats 2014

Magazine was released yesterday. Found my copy at Walgreens. Traditional decor mixed with some gorgeous black and white party ideas. So heads up its out there! More images to follow. The release of this magazine every year reminds me to start working on all my Halloween interior decor craft projects. This issue is packed with easy to make projects.

T.J. Maxx Halloween 2014

T.J. Maxx set up a floor/table display until they sell more back to school dorm merchandise. Nothing outstanding so far. The skinny round lanterns have a color changing LED inside. Good mix of Yankee Candle jars with scents like Candy Corn. Nothing I had to have as of yet. Picked up some hand towels. Photos of linens next entry.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Ichabod Flame Pumpkin is Back

The much sought after flaming pumpkin has returned to Lowe's and can be ordered on the web site here. Found out after someone on posted my video and the flickr activity went through the roof. Its one of my favorite light up Halloween goodies. We run ours year round. Pumpkin is silent the crackling noise in the back ground on the video is my cat walking on the packing materials.

Ordered mine on line. Two attempts to pick it up. Finally have my Ichabod Flame pumpkin home. The same as last year only this one has a lighter reflective coating so the flame color is not as warm last years version. Will try to post video of both side by side soon.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Reproduction Bat Ornaments-Not Vintage

This entry By Mark Ledenbach warns readers about this paper bat set that recently sold on ebay for $77. I wanted to post an image of the bats.

Tried to find the original catalog image but couldn't find it in my collection so I scanned the bats.

The bats are from 2005-2006 season sold wholesale by Cody Foster and Co. made in China. The bats should come with a gold sticker on the hanger thread stating they are made in China. The bats were shipped in stacks so many had the scuffed look of an older piece. The large bat has a 6 inch wing span and the smaller bat has a wing span of 3 1/4 inches. The bats are embossed and have nice detail.

New collectors are often fooled by reproductions and this was a very sad case of over paying for items that originally sold for around $12 a set on the high end in 2006. I sold my Halloween business back in 2010 and no longer have stock of these bats.

Friday, August 15, 2014


Two witch candy containers in my collection.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Hanging Around

The skull clothing hangers at Urban Outfitters have been on my want list. The hangers would look lovely draped with semi sheer fabric hanging along a porch as simple spirits.