Monday, September 28, 2009

Treat Bags and Boxes

I love hearing about all of the exciting parties customers are throwing this year. This weekend I restocked and added new vintage Halloween treat bags and boxes to the Container section

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Paper Lanterns By Martha Stewart

Set of 3 paper lanterns are now available from the Martha Stewart holiday line. Treat bags and Honeycomb decorations can be found in the What's New section. Coming later this week the  finger invitation kit, Witch invitations, Mad Scientist treat bags and boxes. 

Monday, September 14, 2009

That first fall like weather

Front Walkway Halloween 2006
Originally uploaded by dragonflydesignstudio

After a very long summer of higher than usual temperatures fall made a brief appearance yesterday. Overcast, cool, and windy. Leaves were swirling about falling from our front yard trees. This is our yard from 2006. Tall shepherd hooks found on clearance at Lowes line our front walk. The paper lanterns are from the light section of the web site. The glowing lanterns on the ground are the cheap plastic $1.00 candy pails found at chain discount stores. Weighted with river stones and lit with battery candles. I reuse the plastic pails as flower holders with bright fall color mums on the porch during October.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009


Labor Day is apparently Halloween shopping day. Thank you to all the customers who have kept me busy and out of trouble this week! Trying to update all the sold out stock items this weekend. Back in stock is the lovely art card line that was so popular last year that includes Fairy and Frog. A quick reminder that Dept. 56 is no longer making Halloween decor. The napkins, plates, and tablecloths from last year are almost gone. 

Monday, September 7, 2009

Phyllis Hoffman Celebrate Halloween

Found this magazine at Target. Very enjoyable party planning section. The entire menu with recipes for a specific theme party. A buffet style party, Masquerade dessert party, and a murder mystery dinner party. Nice decor ideas including lovely table centerpieces. If someone makes that cake on the cover...please invite me to your party! Its five layers of chocolate, pistachio filling, and topped with a chocolate ganache icing. 

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Country Living Magazine October 2009

Good article on Vintage Halloween collectibles with current pricing. We carry a set of reproduction Trifold Jack-O-Lantern invitations. The original invitation on this page was made by Beistle.

2009 Portland Hallowe'en Bazaar

Our Booth 2008 Bazaar
Originally uploaded by dragonflydesignstudio

A quick reminder for locals to save the date:
The 2009 Bazaar will happen on Saturday, October 3rd, 11am till 7pm at the Lloyd Center DoubleTree Exhibit Hall, nestled neatly between Lloyd Center Mall and the Lloyd Center Max stop, and facing the lovely Holladay park. Admittance is only $5 for those 10yrs+ and kids 10 and under are FREE! Hallowe'en Costumes for all are greatly encouraged.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Little works of art

2 Bridge Tally Cards
Originally uploaded by dragonflydesignstudio

One of the more affordable vintage Halloween collectibles is the bridge tally card. Colorful with beautiful art work you can still find the tallies for less than $20.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Costume Ideas

Merry Revellers
Originally uploaded by dragonflydesignstudio

In the rush to decorate what to wear sometimes gets lost in the shuffle. Flipping through old costume catalogs I had to share this page from a UK costume company. The chick, the beautiful butterfly wings, and the little candlestick boy. So cute! Now, what to wear to the Portland Hallowe'en Bazaar this year?

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...