Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Thrift Store Therapy---Vintage Die Cuts, Wilder Mann and a Giveaway!

I love vintage Halloween decorations and I came across these Carrington die cuts on a recent thrift trip:




Also, I FINALLY got my copy of Wilder Mann. I guess it went into a reprint so it was 30.00 versus the hundreds of dollars I was seeing before:


The current crop of Halloween decor in stores has leaned delightfully towards those holographic pictures and I picked one up:


Very "Wilder Mann"---despite our modern lives,  we still feel the pull of "the wild".

I also have to share with you the fab Halloween crown I won from Marfi at Incipient Wings. Love it!





And now we get to the giveaway:




I've got one DVD copy of the Rankin/Bass classic "Mad Monster Party" to give away. This is a stop motion animation film that was first released in 1967. Boris Von Frankenstein (Boris Karloff) is retiring as head of the Worldwide Organization of Monsters and throws a "mad monster party" to deliver the news. Phylis Diller (as a witch) is there along with a whole gaggle of other monsters. I will warn you this film is very dated. Some of the humor falls completely flat, and the female love interest of the story has a classic bullet bra chest that is scary in itself.  However, its still a hoot :) Just leave a comment below and I will draw a name on Saturday, Oct 26th.

Linked up with Thriftasaurus
and participating in the Haunted Humpday



Saturday, October 5, 2013

Antlered Velvet Hat


Getting into the autumnal/Halloween mood, I'm joining in on the October Hat Attack over at the Style Crone with my antlered velvet hat. This is actually 2 headpieces combined---a velvet Stevie Nicks-ish hat I've had since the 80s, topped with a lovely mori girl-style headband made of some small deer antlers, a doily and a cameo (purchased here---Black Orchid Designs on Etsy). 



My Halloween costume for this year is going to involve this hat and some skulls. And a lot of face paint.
Happy October! And please check out Incipient Wings Haunted Humpday---lots of great fall/halloween posts and spooky stories!