With all the Halloween stamp releases being posted I decided to pull out last years Halloween supplies, and have a little fun. I'm just completely in love with this little Halloween diarama I made. The rosettes and pine sprigs are my favorite!
I found this vintage Halloween image on pinterest, and just fell in love. It epitomizes everything that was Halloween when I was little. Slightly spooky, but at the same time slightly humorous in a very odd cartoonish way that is still on the scary side. The kids carrying the pumpkin and bat on the sticks are probably my favorite part.
One of my favorite things at Disneyland right now is the zombie gingerbread men. THEY ARE SO CUTE!! And they are everywhere like little hidden Micky's. They even have little bites taken out of them! In the Haunted Mansion you will see them rising from their graves! But by far is their variant which is the New Orleans Jazz Funeral gingerbread men. I could get only one picture of that and it's at the bottom of the post.
There is a great article on the Etsy Blog about the origins of Halloween. This Hallwoeen party table picture is from it. It just tickles me that if the picture was in color it looks like something you would see on pinterest today even though the picture was taken in 1924. She must have
been very proud of her creation to have taken a picture of it. An early century Martha Stewart I would say. The article also gives a link to a blog post for making Candy Corn YUMMY!!! In that post it has an excerpt from The Book of Hallowe'en published in 1919. The description gives you a sence of how these parties were.
" For the centerpiece of the table there may be a hollowed pumpkin, filled with apples and nuts and other fruits of harvest, or a pumpkin-chariot drawn by field-mice… Jack-o’-lanterns, with which the room is lighted, are hollowed pumpkins with candles inside… Corn-stalks from the garden stand in clumps about the room. A frieze of witches on broomsticks, with cats, bats, and owls surmounts the fireplace, perhaps…The prevailing colors are yellow and black: a deep yellow is the color of most ripe grain and fruit; black stands for black magic and demoniac influence.
Having marched to the dining-room to the time of a dirge, the guests find before them plain, hearty fare; doughnuts, gingerbread, cider, popcorn, apples, and nuts honored by time. The Hallowe’en cake has held the place of honor since the beginning here in America. A ring, key, thimble, penny, and button baked in it foretell respectively speedy marriage, a journey, spinsterhood, wealth, and bachelorhood. " ) The second image is from shewasabird's blog . That whole post is about images from Dennison's Bogie Book (Vintage Halloween Decorations, 1920). I'm going to have to try my hand at making a few of these. They are adorable!
I almost forgot to post this little dear. This pretty little festive rosette was made with some seasonal Halloween paper, and card stock. There are two rosettes stacked one on top of the other to make up this ornament. It wouldn't be a proper Halloween decoration without tons of black and diamond stickles. And the owl from my favorite Martha Stewart Halloween stamps Elegant Witch looms from the center. Oh and of course you can't forget a little bit of black satin ribbon to finish it off. Here is the Rosette Tutorial video that first taught me how to make them.
Neenah Creative Collection Classics Specialty Cardstock Starter Kit, 12 X 12 Inches, 72 Count (46408) -- Martha Stewart Halloween stamps Elegant Witch -- Ranger Stickles Glitter Glue 1/2-Ounce, Diamond -- 3L 3D Permanent Foam Squares 308-Pack, White -- Martha Stewart Crafts Scoring Board and Envelope Tool -- Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad, Vintage Photo -- Glue Dots Removable Dot Sheets School Value Pack, 600 Clear Dots, 1/2-Inch -- Stickles Glitter Glue 0.5 Ounce-Black Diamond - 621641 -- K&Company Kelly Panacci Halloween Mat Pad -- Sakura 30061 3-Piece Pigma Micron Blister Card Ink Pen Set, Black -- Offray Dainty Double Face Satin Craft Ribbon, 1/8-Inch Wide by 30-Yard Spool, Black -- Scor-Tape 1/8" X 27yds- -- Tonic Studios Tim Holtz 817 Kushgrip Non Stick Micro Serrated Snips -- EK Success Paper Shapers 1-Inch Circle Nesting Punch, Old Package -- Fiskars 12-23518897 Hand Punch, 1/8-Inch, Circle --
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