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Saturday, October 29, 2011

Witches on Walls plus a few others!

Just about the time I thought I would run out of postings I found more things I haven't blogged about. Along with Halloween all over the house, it can also be found on my walls! Some are cross stitch and some are other types of pictures. Here are a few that stand out.

I did this little Drawn Thread design for my Grandson's first Halloween. Since I had thread left, I made one for us!

This is one of the first cross stitches that I did. The pattern disappeared long ago.

I did this after I started collecting witches. Then I dyed the whole thing to look a bit older.

Here are some of the details.





This was a paper cut that I purchased at the craft fair in Sharonville, Ohio many years ago. I love the finish on the frame.

I bought this print of a watercolor in Rockport, MA also many years ago.

Later we saw the exact house the artist had used for his painting. I had to have a picture of that house!

Sweet Caleb two years ago.

This is from the Blackbird Designs Halloween booklet Trick or Treat.

I bought this at a garden center in Huntsville two years ago.

This picture was made by cutting out different pieces of wool. Again, I got this many years ago at a great little shop in Scottsburg, IN.

One of my favorite artists, Will Moses.

Last but not least, this is a print of a painting of a place in Snohomish ,WA called Craven Farms. They have lots of different pumpkins and fall decorations.

Thanks for taking a look. I'll have to see what I have missed for tomorrow's post!

Friday, October 28, 2011

Witch Stories and a few Others!

Today's post is a bit different. I decided to share some of my favorite witch stories and some that are just spooky or sort of! I own most of these, but the first one is from the local library. We do have a great library system. If you like witch stories I hope you get some ideas here. My favorite book isn't here. I have loaned it to a friend. The title is "The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane." I loved this book. First I read it then I listened to the audio tape(several months after I had read the book). If you are interested I'd check this web site physickbook.com.


I just finished this book. I did enjoy it. The main character is indeed a witch. This was the first time I heard the expression , hedge witch.

Lot of fun things in this book-even some spells you might want to try. A great history of Halloween!

This book is a collection of stories. This is from the dust cover:" American Witch Stories uses authentic dialogue as it brings to life the activity of witches and their craft , all of which have become an integral part of the folklore of America." A fun book!!!!!

Another fun read. I got it second hand as I think it is out-of-print.

I loved this book because it takes place in a fictional town but one that is based on one of my favorite places, Port Townsend, WA. I'm looking forward to the second novel. It had ghosts not witches.

Super good craft ideas!!!

This book was written by a local author. I love the illustrations.

Since we spend lots of time in Huntsville, AL, my dear daughter-in-law picked this one out for me as a Christmas gift!

I love the cover,not so much the poems.

We've had this book for years. Again more about ghosts than witches.

A light cozy mystery that I'm reading now.

There is even a story about my town, Poulsbo in this book.

A book about the Salem witch trials,loaned to me by a friend.

I haven't read too many of these stories as yet.

We lived in Louisville for several years and visited Old Louisville fairly often.

More Ghost stories!

My son gave me this for Christmas years ago.

Another Christmas gift, this time from m y daughter! Guess my kids know me!



This is my next read!!!! Looks good to me.

I think I'll do a few favorite witches and some cross stitch witches tomorrow. Thanks for having a look.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Vintage Halloween!

Today's post shows my small collection of vintage Halloween with a special emphasis on witches. Whenever I go to an antique mall, shop, or show, I keep my eye out for Halloween items. They are few and far between so I'm glad to have what I have. My good friend , Doreen had quite a nice collection and we had fun sharing ideas. She has moved away and I miss her, especially in the fall!!
I found this nice horn/noise maker at a mall near here. It was a good deal. In fact, I came home and looked it up in my book of Halloween values and ended up taking the ferry back to buy it!
It is a US Metal toy from the 1930's.


Here is a close up of the witch.

This cute noise maker is also made by US Metal Toys. It is from the 1940's.

Here is another noise maker. It is another US Metal Toy Co. This is possibly from the 20's.



This little tin clicker is made by Kirchhof, probably from the 50's.

This cute witch tambourine is made by Kirchhof in the 30's. It s special because it was a gift from Doreen.

This little broomed witch diecut is from Germany in the 1920's.

I have several post cards. This one is by Raphael Tuck and Sons.

This one is from Ironton Ohio in 1902.

A fun little game by Beistle came out in 1940.

This post card says copyright by M. L. Jackson.

I love that little rhyme.

This is another Raphael Tuck and Sons card. The post mark is dated 1908.

This is called "The Bogie Book." It was made by Dennison for their Holiday series. This particular book came out in 1926.

I love this picture. It is made from a Halloween Bag from the 1920's. It was made by the Beistle Co.

I love the hearth.



Wouldn't you love to be at this party!!

Several years ago I bought this witch diecut at an antique fair in Louisville. It is called the walking witch. It was made in Germany in the 1920-30's.

Thanks for touring my vintage Halloween. Tomorrow we'll have a look at my witch book collection.