Vintage Halloween Adverts

It’s that time of year again… cold, dark nights; clocks are turned back (this coming Sunday!); blustery days… Halloween and Bonfire Night are just around the corner. This year we’re having a Halloween party and have asked people to dress up. Aidan and I have got some pretty snazzy costumes to wear – although, as…

West German Pottery: Autumnal Colours

There is a definite chill in the air now and that lovely October feeling is starting to steal over me. I adore this time of year: Hallowe’en, Bonfire Night, leaves falling from the trees, woolly scarves and hats, mulled wine. Although we’re still decorating like mad – which means I can’t create my usual Autumn…

Halloween Pumpkin Contest

Tonight is our last night in the cottage in Devon, so we’ve decided to have a Halloween themed evening. We’re drinking real ales by the name of Wychcraft and Warlock’s Brew and have spent an hour or so carving pumpkins. We now need your help! Which is the winning pumpkin? Pride is the prize… Please…

Vintage Illustrations: Pleasant Fieldmouse’s Halloween Party

It’s a spectacularly rainy day here in Devon, so we decided to take a trip to Totnes. Unfortunately, the pickings were fairly slim in the town’s charity shops. However, we did find this little gem and after some deliberation (and yummy veggie food at the Willow cafe), I decided to buy it: I got thoroughly…

Autumnal Pottery

This is one of my favourite times of the year. Once half term is over, it’s the countdown to Christmas, Halloween and Bonfire Night. There’s something about the smell in the air at this time of year: crisp, leafy, smoky… it reminds me of walking to school as a teenager, wrapped up in my thick…

Happy Halloween!

Last night we had a small Halloween gettogether at our house. As promised, I dressed up as Balinese Girl by Tretchikoff… I think I was a lot greener looking in real life. Aidan dressed up as a giant fish (!); a couple of friends were zombies, one was a CSI investigator; her boyfriend a dead…

Retro Halloween Postcards

Since October the 1st, I’ve found a vintage Halloween postcard hiding somewhere around the house or on my person. My lovely, daft boyfriend knows how much I love all things vintage AND Halloween so has managed to obtain some old postcards. As they are so utterly fantastic – and I’m off work with the lurgy…

Scheurich 249 30

This was one of our favourite finds from the last German Road Trip. It was in one of the few vintage shops we found over there – very similar to Pop Boutique but an odd mixture of really cool stuff that was quite inexpensive, but then rubbish, really REALLY expensive things. Bizarre. Anyway, this was…

Halloween’s Coming…

Which means it’s time for curling up on the sofa in the dark evenings, watching horror films from behind a cushion, and planning what to wear for our Halloween party. I’ve definitely decided to go as Balinese Girl by Tretchikoff now. Yesterday, we went to Blackpool and I bought some green fabric from ‘June’s Fabrics’…

More Halloween Owls… why not?

Continuing on with the Halloween and owl theme, I thought it was about time I showed you the vintage owl prints I got from Crosby last week.  I found the picture above through another Google search. These vintage Halloween pictures are fab: I think next year, I will be decorating my classroom with these before…

All Hallow’s Eve: All you need is a Little Owl…

Halloween is one of my favourite times of the year. I love autumn anyway: the colours, leaves, bonfire night, soups, warm clothes… So, I figured that now I have a retro and vintage blog, I should have a suitable vintage Halloweeny post. Hence the updated header for a limited time only!