Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Vintage Halloween

Welcome to Vintage Thingies Thursday, one of my favorite days of the week! This fun carnival is hosted by Lisa at Confessions of an Apron Queen. Be sure to go on by and see what others are sharing this week. I have an assortment of Halloween items that may bring back memories for some of you.
My sister and I each had one of these pins with the mouse peeking out of the jack o' lantern. The face lights up when a cord is pulled. Very fancy in the 70s!
My mom got me this tambourine at a yard sale the year I was a gypsy for Halloween. I wore it hanging from my belt so I jangled as I walked. I didn't realize it was something nifty until I started participating in VTT! Now I've seen it on eBay and other places! I use it for a decoration, propped in a little vignette.

These are just two of the many cardboard items my mom hangs on the kitchen cabinets every year. She has a ghost and a Frankenstein, jointed black cats, and a 4 foot jointed skeleton. They are all from the early 60s when my grandfather owned a card shop.In the 70s when ceramics was a big thing, my mom took some classes and made these pumpkins. They both have lids that come off so you can put cookies or candy in them. The little one, dated 1972, is actually the first thing she ever made, and you can see that the paint for the face ran. Once Halloween is over, I turn the face around and just have 2 pumpkins!
Only one more week until Halloween! Be sure to come back and see what I will have next week! Now float in a ghostly fashion over to Confessions of an Apron Queen and see what other people have on display!

33 comments:

Grandma Faith said...

Oh, how I enjoyed your vintage Halloween goodies. I have many happy Halloween memories from back when the world was kinder, more gentle place. Take care, Faith

ellen b said...

Fun Vintage Halloween Elizabeth. I really like the tambourine!!

marianedwardsdreamweaver said...

I love that sweet little tambourine and the ceramic pumpkins too :)

Diane said...

Vintage ceramic pumpkins?! *SWOON*

Carolyn (Harbor Hon) said...

I remember those old cardboard decorations. Still have some jack-o-lanterns myself. There used to be a novelty store around the corner from me that sold old pieces very cheaply. Mr. Finklestein was very nice about showing me the best he had. Thanks for sharing your collection. xxoo

Justine said...

Your mom still has her original cardboard ones? Woweeeeeeeeeee! I remember having a black cat and a skeleton made from that.

Justine :o )

Jewelgirl said...

Yes we are attached by the hip, I
love your vintage Halloween. The
Tambourine is amazing! Love it!!!!
The card board cut outs are neat too!
The only thing different for me is that few of my treasures/jewelry were originally family owned. And
that's another story.... :) ♥

Grandma Faith said...

Mom had the Hoosier for a long time. She had all the all the paint stripped off and then had it refinished. I'm sure that all cost a bunch. She seemed so happy that Bob wanted it. He treasures it dearly. I probably need to list it somehow on our insurance along with all my precious cows. Take care. Love, Faith

squawmama said...

Very vintagey.... LOL... I thought they were simply devine and really enjoyed your story to go along with them...

(((HUGS)))
Donna

jen said...

the tambourine is my favorite! I love it!

TX Poppet said...

What fun!

Vintage Mommy said...

oops...that comment from "Jen" was from me.

That's my family blog.

Ma'dame French said...

Loved that tambourine had one as a child~~~French;)

Smilingsal said...

I have two little jack-o-lanterns that I turn around after Halloween. So we match!

I really like the tambourine!

Coloradolady said...

Love all your vintage items. The tambourine is so cute. Thanks for the great reminder of Halloweens gone by.

TattooedMinivanMom said...

Love ceramic cookie jars. So pretty and cute.

Miri said...

Talented Mom!Those are great pumpkin cookie jars.

julietk said...

I am still working my way through Vanessa's party list. Well it is still a few days until Halloween and it is really getting me into the mood :D I enjoyed my visit
Cool blog title :D

Patty said...

I love the big pumpkin your mom made! And, I had a pumpkin pin that lit up too. I have see if it's still around.

Patty said...

By the way, I would have given you the Fabulous Fall Decor award if Suzanne didn't give it to you first. I love seeing all your decorations. Now, please come and make my house look Halloween-y. :)

mannequin said...

Love that tambourine Elizabeth!

You have saved so many pretty things from the past.I love it!

Bridget said...

Yikes, I need to get on the Halloween bandwagon!
It is going to take me a long time to catch up on all of my blog reading but I will try to read all of your posts from last week eventually!

Hugs, Bridget

Kellie said...

Such a fun post! I'm lovin' all the Halloween goodies...the tambourine is so stinkin' adorable!

Amy said...

wow these are awesome! I can't wait to see what you will have up at Halloween :-)

nikkicrumpet said...

Great vintage stuff...The tamborine seems like an odd thing to have Halloween decorations on..but what a great treasure!

Dawn said...

I've seen those tamborines around somewhere and the cardboard cutouts remind me of what we had hanging in our rural school house in the 70s! Thanks for the Memory!

Shelia said...

Hi Kady! I've loved looking at your vintage Halloweenies! I love that tamborine - it's darling!
That cookie jar is great, too!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Angie said...

Your vintage Halloween stuff is really fun.

Life on Bonnie Lane said...

I just love anything vintage! I think my favorite is the tamborine. It's so unique!

Kady

SarahLCC said...

Oh my goodness, your mom MADE those? I want that big one! I have a little clear pyrex pumpkin on my dining room table. And I love your new button!!!!!!!!! :-)

Mary said...

Your vintage Halloween things are treasures, for sure, especially that tamborine.

Enjoyed visiting with you.
Blessings,
Mary

~TAMY 3 Sides of Crazy~ said...

Your mom did a great job on the pumpkins. I still have an acorn that my grandma made during that era.

Lisa said...

I love how the pumpkin on the plate winks at you.