Just call me… um… something clever… uh… Shoot. I can’t think of anything. But I got the mantle decorated for Halloween before we left for vacation last week! So I need a clever name for being efficient and decorated ahead of time. Yeah. I can’t think of anything.
Here’s the overall view.
Hmmm… Not a super picture. Let’s zoom in closer.
The little plastic cat with the pumpkin on his back and the two Elf On A Shelf type guys sitting back to back are vintage. The pumpkin is a reproduction and the pumpkin man in the wreath came from the Country Living Fair last year.
This picture turned out a bit fuzzy. All three are vintage. The one on the left is a black cat standing next to a black urn. Made in Japan, I believe. The cat on the right is a “buttless”.
Again, the pumpkin is a repro.
The black cat head is only a few years old, but the postcards are vintage as is the horn and the cat standing on the skull.
This is one of my favorites. It was a model kit put together back in the 1960’s-70’s. It was being thrown away by “the kids” cleaning out their parents’ house. I’m so glad I was able to rescue it.
And finally the little guys. They’re no more than a couple of inches tall. Newer? Older? I’m not sure, but I kinda think the pumpkin man and the cat might have some age on them.
Vintage Halloween is hard to find. I think it’s especially hard to find here in the Bible Belt. I just don’t think people decorated for Halloween like they did Christmas. So anything I’m able to find, I usually hang onto. Tightly. How about your area? Do you run across them very often or are they scarce as hens’ teeth?
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