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Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Vintage (Mostly) Halloween & Another Birthday Wish

Happy Almost Halloween, Everyone!
My Halloween decorations have been up for about a month and today is the perfect day to share them with you!  I was just looking back at my post from last year showing off my displays and it's crazy how much more stuff I have managed to find.  I actually have way more than I thought and I am happy to say that the majority of it has been thrifted.  It's a lot of hard work but totally worth it, don't you think?
If you missed last year's post, you can read it here.  Now, onto the spookiness!
I always have a hard time photographing this mirrored window shelf so I do it at an angle.  You came to see Halloween decorations, not Thrifter Sister Erica!
My little candy witch collection has grown to three.  The cat is part of an old Halloween party game.
That's the Beistle kitty honeycomb that Sister found for me at her Goodwill.  And how seriously sweet is that little witch creation from the one and only Magpie Ethel?
Here is the top of my kitchen buffet.
Some of my blow molds are on the bottom shelf.
Ready for some close ups? 

The black cat (found at an estate sale) is sitting on top of a black cat light up box that I purchased from Home Goods.  I have no issues with mixing in new but made to look old things.  I mean really, who (other than all of you) would be able to tell the difference? 
Cute Gurley candles along with the Trick or Treat Cooky Cutter set that Hanna bought for Maddie last year.  These all sit along with another cute Magpie Ethel witch.  If you haven't yet (which I highly doubt), you should check out her Etsy store!

You'll have to go back and check out last Halloween's post for the back story on this cute framed picture.  It's an awesome story.

More Gurley's and another light box with a pumpkin head sitting on top of it.  I'm not sure if it is a repro or not.  The witch honeycomb Maddie bartered on at Coburg last year.

I'm not sure if this piggy bank was meant for Halloween but the colors obviously make it a perfect fit for my decorations.  Doesn't my bug sprayer that I found a couple of weeks ago tie in great with everything else?

Love how these cookie cutters with Halloween colored painted handles along with the cupcake picks look in this old jar.  I should paint the lid a Fall color.  

My two thrifted blow molds along with a cute Beistle bat.

Randomly placed honeycomb pumpkin witch...

When I bought this Old Pal Minnow Bucket at the flea market a few weeks ago, it never occurred to me to use it in my decorations.  Not sure where my head was on that one!

I couldn't wait to use my black and red tablecloth from Farm Chicks.  It is PERFECT!!  The cat bucket is a repro but who cares??!!  It looks vintage to me!

This little display is on my entry way table.  It's more Fall than Halloween but I mixed in the pumpkin scarecrow light.  I love this light.  I bought it on a shopping trip with my Grandma Gloria about 16 years ago.  I remember exactly how long ago because Alex was just a baby.  I will pass it on to him someday.  I always think of her when I bring it out.

Another cute pumpkin mixed in on the other end of the table.

I thrifted this crepe paper witch at Goodwill a while back.  It came in the original packaging and is from 1981.  Is that considered vintage?

I actually passed up quite a few of these Beistle pumpkins this last year.  They are giant and I just don't have any place to display them so I am limiting myself to three.  Unless I can sneak them home with Hanna?  I'm sure my holiday décor despising brother in law would not appreciate that very much!

Ready for my favorite Halloween decoration of all time?

My handsome boy Brewski will be 3 years old on Halloween.  Don't you think he is absolutely perfect for the holiday?

Well, there you have the 2013 Rogers' Family Halloween decorations.  I am pretty excited to look back on these photos next year and see how much more my collection grows! 

Linking up over at:

Sir Thrift-A-Lot for Thriftasaurus
Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday
Mod Vintage Life for Mod Mix Monday
A Living Space for The Nifty Thrifty
We Call it Junkin' for We Call it Olde
Until next time....



  1. Wow! You have one heck of a collection! Love it all. Pack it up and ship it off to me, ok?

  2. Oh vintage Halloween...I just love it so much! You have such a fun collection. That black cat estate sale find is fantastic. Happy birthday to your pup!

  3. My birthday is on Halloween too, Brewster...oh if only I was that young too !

  4. Brewski is beautiful! Since we don't know when my Greta was born the Vets office gave her Halloween as her birthday!
    Your collection is amazing....is see many things I have myself. Love how you mixed old and new. Hope you get alot of treats and no tricks!

  5. I am not big on season decorating (it might be the fact that I grew up in another country) but I love to see how my neighbors and friends go all out! I love the fact that most of your decor is vintage! Hurray!

  6. Looking pretty spooky and thanks for the mention. Loving the black cat on top of the light up box. Fun stuff and isn't it amazing how a collection can grow in a year???!!!

  7. Your vintage Halloween decorations are wonderful, I love them all! Have you seen Kim's blog, Musings with Kim or something like that. She likes and has the very same things that you do! You should check it out. Have a great rest of your week,

  8. Erica, you have some amazing vintage Halloween items. I only have a few. Really never run across much around here. Great job on displaying them too!

  9. You are so lucky to have such a fabulous Halloween collection! That stuff is not easy to find, and I'm impressed that you were able to thrift so much of it!

  10. You knocked it out of the park! I love it all! My favorites are the party game Cat, and the Cat lantern from the estate sale. I can't believe that you found that at a sale! I would have had to get to the sale at midnight the night before the sale to get that around here! It's wonderful!
    I love mixing in new pieces too. Who cares! There are no rules!
    Yes, Brewski is a the perfect Halloween mascot!
    Erica :)

  11. seriously awesome! thanks for sharing!

  12. Great Halloween displays! I can't believe how extensive your collection of vintage items is. Without a doubt, Brewski is definitely the best decoration! He's beautiful. :) --Fran

  13. You have wonderful Halloween collections...

  14. How did I miss this post on Tuesday?? Oh, my....you have one nice Halloween collection! You really do need the Lefton girl to top it off!! Happy Halloween!

  15. Sooooo so jealous of the ample vintage Halloween decor. Halloween is my favorite thing ever, I want it all. Definitely need to hunt more to build the collection!

  16. You have really put together some wonderful Halloween displays. You have such a great blowmold collection, and that framed picture is great, too. I keep seeing one blow mold in an antique store but so pricey, keep hoping they'll reduce it. Thanks so much for sharing this at my We Call It Olde Link Up this week. Hope to see you again Tuesday. -Dawn @ We Call It Junkin.com