Sunday, September 21, 2008

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

My October Martha arrived today. Some very cool things including a glow in the dark section that starts with a vintage vaseline glass display.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Fireplace Screen

Many of you have been asking about the fireplace screen shown in the image at the top of the page. It was made by an amazing artist. His work is the best you will find for recreations of vintage Halloween art. I own many of his pieces. So, if you want to support artists who make hand crafted Halloween in the USA his site is the place to shop!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

New Book

Halloween Tricks and Treats by Matthew Mead
I was trying to find out why I couldn't find a cover image for this wonderful magazine apparently published as both a hard bound and a paper back version. Its at Target and Wal-Mart for $11.99 but you save 10% at Wal-Mart on it.

Monday, September 1, 2008

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Party Favor

Halloween Party Favor

Needed items;
(1) Small cardboard tube like those in tissue rolls
(1) Orange paper napkin*
Orange and Black crepe paper streamer*
Black curling ribbon
(1) Decorative sticker*
Candy or toys*

Items marked by * may be found at

Wrap an orange napkin around a cardboard tube, allowing two or more inches to extend past the tube at both ends. Gather and tie the napkin at one end with 16 inches of black curling ribbon. While the other end is still open, fill the tube with candy, toys, or other small prizes. Then gather and tie the remaining end of the napkin with another 16 inches of ribbon, closing the tube. Curl both pieces of ribbon.

Cut a piece of black and orange crepe paper streamer about 6 inches long. Wrap around the outside of the tube. Tack the crepe paper in place with tape or other adhesive. For the finishing touch, place a decorative Halloween sticker in the center.

These favors are wonderful additions to many holiday events; festive dinner place settings for children or adults, party door prizes, treats for special trick-or-treaters, gift exchanges, etc. They are also fun when attached to greeting cards or even to gifts!

Halloween on the brain

The little snake bottle is from DeeDee & Shark a very talented artist making spooky, creepy, and truly unique ceramics. Her in person...