Happy Halloween friends! How is it here already? October flew by! Weather-wise it was one of the most pleasant Octobers on record. What a huge change compared to the past few years…and yes, I'm alluding to Hurricane Sandy, which was almost two years ago exactly. I can recall all of the destroyed Halloween decorations among the storm wreckage. It was such a scary time…but not the good kind of scary...I'd much rather get my scary fix from a good ole' Halloween horror movie marathon on tv.
But let's keep it light around here. This year the weather held for the trick or treaters…the predicted rain showers never came.
We love seeing trick or treaters but unfortunately we live at the very end of a dead end street and therefore we barely get any foot traffic. We saw a good amount of kids in costumes on our walk to the post office, but only received a total of three groups of kids at our door today. And yes…of course we had an Elsa! And we saw loads of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. I guess those guys are back in a big way...amazing!
I've been seeing some awesome costumes over on Instagram today. So so fun!! Being that Aaron and I have been in the studio all day, we had to live vicariously through friends!
So, in the spirit of the day…here are some Friday Faves! To begin with…the above image is just so so cute, creepy, and sweet….but at the same time you can imagine a much more sinister story. I'm imagining a family moving into an old home out on Long Island (yeah, somewhere like Amityville), and the young daughter finds this costume in the basement. I love seemingly simple photos that have a story hidden in them.
And then I LOVE photos like these! I've said it many times before…If I could time travel, one of my very first stops would be to a 5 and dime around Halloween, Christmas, and Easter! I'd stock up on all the cheap throwaway decorations, the gift wrap, and party favors. These old timey photos make my heart all aflutter!!
This store display is so fun! That 'Tricks or Treats' sign! The masks! All of it! I need a Delorean with a flux capacitor stat!! Who's coming with me?
We can disguise ourselves as these gals. Check out those honeycomb balls! And those shelves that are just brimming with magic.
Speaking of old timey decorations. If you are into vintage, you know that the best vintage paper decorations were made by either Dennison, Beistle, or Eureka. I have been collecting and searching out pieces for nearly 20 yrs. No modern decorations have imagery that even comes close to the perfect designs from 50 or 60 years ago.
The above piece is by Vintage Beistle! Based on the original designs of the 1920s-50s!
The originals can be found on ebay, but you'll need a whole lotta dough! If you are ok with having new, then these reproductions are fantastic!
Our friend Heidi over at My Paper Crane was lucky enough to visit Beistle headquarters last year, for an incredible factory tour. And she blogged all about it here. She's got awesome pics, and tells a brief company history…it's a great read!
I am in love with the Bella dress by Dear Creatures available at Hello Holiday! I think this would work perfect for me. I'm all about black, and layers, and textures…it's simple and sophisticated.
And if I had a party to go to tonight, I think my ideal attire would be the above dress paired with this creepy cool and stunning skeleton make-up. The details of which can be found in this tutorial from Dana over at Wonder Forest !
And ummm…since I'm not a candy person…I'd like my personal Halloween treats to be these Vegan Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls! We can always count on Minimalist Baker for amazing recipes! Aaron and I will baking these this week for sure! I can't even handle how crazy good these look!
Well, I think that's a perfect note to finish on!
Hope you guys are having a spooky, fun, and safe Halloween!
xo Jenny & Aaron