Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Halloween Lamp

Welcome to Vintage Thingies Thursday, hosted by Lisa the Apron Queen. Since it is now October, many people are thinking about Halloween decorations. I don't do a lot of Halloween decorating, I'm more of a fall harvest decorator. However, inspired by my participation in VTT, I pulled out some neat decorations from my childhood.This cool jack o'lantern lamp has been around all of my life, so it's definitely vintage. I also saw it in a store for $25.00! There is a hole in the back where a small night light can go, but I lost the cord when I moved. I've got to get another one. When I was a kid, this light actually scared me, there is just something about the face that gets to me. But I am learning to be brave and I have it on the mantle this year! The details are pretty nice for what is just a plastic holiday decoration. The stem has ridges and bumps, the face has the lines going down, and the base has dancing skeletons on it.
That's it for this week, just one thing! Not like me, I know, but I'm trying to save something for every Thursday in October! Skip on over to Confessions of an Apron Queen and see what everyone else is showing off this week!

32 comments:

Lidian said...

Oh, Elizabeth, this is truly amazing! What a great vintage piece - though if I was a kid it would scare me too and I would NOT want it as a nightlight! :)

Jewelgirl said...

I want it! I love it! I had one of
these outdoor decorations at Halloween and it was stolen.
I even had it tied down, $25.00 now
I know why!!!!!!!!

Grandma Faith said...

What a neat Halloween decoration. I'm sure it gets you in the mood for treating some little goblins. Take care.

Smilingsal said...

I prefer the fall decorations over Halloween too, but this one isn't too scary. Although to a little person, I guess it could have been. Thanks for sharing.

Vintage Mommy said...

Yes, I agree--it might be a bit frightening as a nightlight! But what a great find!

Amy said...

oooh that is so cool!

Diane said...

Good for you - in overcoming your fear! Halloween stuff always unnerves me. Pumpkins are great though - to eat and for decor.

Carrie said...

What a neat lamp...so good that it has been kept over the years.

Coloradolady said...

Elizabeth....are you sitting down? I have that SAME lamp. My mom let me have it about a year ago. I remember it from my childhood. I have a large jack-o-lantern too that she gave me as well. I will most likely post it later in the month. I nearly fell out of my chair when I saw this post!!

Coloradolady said...

Elizabeth....are you sitting down? I have that SAME lamp. My mom let me have it about a year ago. I remember it from my childhood. I have a large jack-o-lantern too that she gave me as well. I will most likely post it later in the month. I nearly fell out of my chair when I saw this post!!

Miri said...

That is so cool. I can just picture it with the light shining through. Thanks for sharing.

Bridget said...

At first glance he seems innocent enough but I do detect a slightly bit of evil in that grin.
If he starts creeping you out, just put a bag over his head.

Justine said...

Oh, I think I had one of those when I was a kid!!!!!!!! of course I don't still HAVE mine though! LOL

Justine :o )

Rue said...

Hi Elizabeth :)

Awww... I think he's pretty cute, but I understand.

I feel much better now. Thank you :)

rue

Ronda's Rants said...

My grandson has a love/hate relationship with Halloween decorations right now...He wants to be excited but he is still a little worried about them! That one is quite pretty though!

marianedwardsdreamweaver said...

WOW I haven't seen a lamp like that before...very eye-catching and a little eerie too :)

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

I am more of a "harvest decorator" as well but I love this lamp. Try ebay or walmart for the replacement cord.

ellen b said...

What a fabulous vintage item to share for October :0)
Have a great thursday...

Her Shabbiness said...

My parents pull that same lamp out every Halloween! My dad LOVES Halloween and used to go all out. He's getting back into it again now that their are grandkids.
I'll let him know he's retro cool with his old decorations. ;)

Shell said...

Hi Elizabeth. Glad you enjoyed the tour of New York. I love the name of your blog! So funny. Hope you stop by again.

Ronnica said...

I haven't decorated for halloween for years, but my brother and I loved playing with the cardboard skeleton we had (the kind with the movable joints).

mub said...

Wow, I love this! I think I'd have been scared of it too as a kid!

Charlotte said...

Cute lamp. I'm glad you got over your fear of it.

Debbie said...

Hi Elizabeth! Thanks for the award below...I have to warn you I am not good at paying it forward...but I really appreciate how much you are enjoying Blog Around the World. Having said that, do you want to be our hostess in Mass. next Tuesday, Oct 7? Click on my profile and shoot me an email!

Teeny Tiny cabin said...

I don't decorate for Halloween either--but I do appreciate the vintage-ness of your Jack-O-Lantern. Just like vintage Halloween postcards, there's just something charming about the old style and artwork. Most anything vintage-Halloween is hot in the antique and collectable world.
Great piece!
Blessings to you!
Claudia O.

marybt said...

That's a really cool Hallween decoration! He's not scarey at all! :)

imjacobsmom said...

Yep, I've got the same thing. Buried below in the crawl space. Happy Halloween! ~ Robyn

Jennifer said...

Those are very cute. I love those lamps. They are worth something. I sold one a while back on ebay for around $30.

Virginia said...

A very nice festive vintage piece!

mrsb said...

Just found your blog and I love it! I also love this little pumpkin guy :O)

Justice said...

I love vintage trend..! I am a big fan of like vintage inspiredHalloween decorations.

J.H. said...

Hi, Nice light! I'm sure you can pick up one of those cords at any craft store or hardware store. -J.H.