Tuesday, October 31, 2006

The End

Well Happy Halloween Everyone who has dropped by this past month. I wasn't sure I would be able to get thru a whole month of Halloween posts but some how I did ( well maybe I missed a few days). This last post for the the month is a giant vintage store display pumpkin we once had. The piece was great on its own but at one point there was a crow that would sit on the top . When I found it only the feet left which was molded onto the top (you can see on the top left where the feet are). The piece was the size of a basketball and looking back I wished I had kept it for at least a little while.

Hope everyone has a great Halloween, see you in a week when Tikiranch goes back to its irregular blogcasting.

Monday, October 30, 2006

Seasonal Smells

A few Vintage Halloween Themed Wizard Airfreshners my wife found.

And yes they still smell great.

Saturday, October 28, 2006

Super Over-the-Top / Knotts

Just a few choices out of a vintage Top Hat Magic catalog.

The Most Comfortable Rubber Masks Ever Made

Early 1977 Knotts Scary Farm Original Costume & Makeup Award

Friday, October 27, 2006

Thursday, October 26, 2006


A few vintage hollowday cards

They sure we full of Hi's back then

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Evil Seals

Well maybe not that evil. Two vintage seal/stickers, no peel and stick for these too they need a lick to stick.

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

To Wake the Dead

A few implements of noise for the Hallows Eve festivities

very unusual wooden ratchet noise maker made in japan

close up,

Vintage tin model

Sunday, October 22, 2006

Last Napkin with the works

One last Napkin for the week. This one has about everything jammed in it.

A witch,bat,cat,ghost,haunted house,owl,scary tree,moon,some pumpkins and don't forget those apples????

Thanks for dropping by this last week for all the paper party pieces. Next week we make some noise......

Saturday, October 21, 2006

Pumpkin in a pumpkin holding a pumpkin

One happy Jack-o-lantern posing as the scarecrow in the field. He had to gut one his own for a place to stand and staked another kin for something to hold. Just look at the poor guy on the stick his green tongue is sticking out. The artist of this napkin went the easy route on the back by just eliminating most of the front art but left just a piece of the pole.

Friday, October 20, 2006

Pumpkin Square

It seems to me that the older paper plates are square with round corners and the newer ones are round. This one has the usual Hallloween suspects, bats, cats and jacks.....stop by tomorrow and Sunday for the last two party posts.

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Jammin Witch

No faced witch with oversized eyes playing her broom while balanced on a black picket fence. Quite a spectacular talent for a witch back then add a few trained dancing owls for flavor.

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

41 pumpkins

Pumpkin plate overload......

and 1 not too scary black cat

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Just a Napkin

They went all with napkins designs back then. Not only the front but also the backs.



Monday, October 16, 2006

Set the Table

Vintage paper plates, napkins and more this week for the month long Halloween posts.

simple generic design late 60's

smaller napkin with witch over flaming cauldron and black cats


Saturday, October 14, 2006

You Sit Here

Need to show your ghosts where to sit?

use these vintage place cards

Friday, October 13, 2006

A Prize for the Costume Contest

What a great gift for the winners.

Thursday, October 12, 2006

Light with no fuse

9:50 pm House fuse blows
9:52 pm Search for replacement
9: 55 pm Drive to Home Depot
10:05 pm Find out Home Depot closes @ 10:00 pm
10: 15 pm No power to computer
10:23 am Post this light up I found on Ebay
Tomorrow Back to my Halloween Party Posts

Wednesday, October 11, 2006


Today are some scans off a leftover roll of vintage Halloween crepe paper streamers. I like the way they had alternating Sad/Frowning and Happy/ Smiling Cat and Pumpkin designs. It is nice that this stuff has survived all these years when for the most part it was used for a party and tossed out the next day.

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Lets Decorate

Before the strobe lights, fog machines and giant inflatable ghosts things were a little more simple, decoration wise.

jointed black cat , great colors

That witch again flying her broom

Smiling skeleton sayin Howdy.

Monday, October 09, 2006

Party Time

This week will feature all the goods needed for that Halloween Party.
What we need to do first is send out the invites

Small folded invite card

Early one sided invite postcard

Sunday, October 08, 2006

Toy for Octoober

Just the toys a kid needs for do it yourself make up and Halloween Pranks

These images came out of a little Mattel catalog feature all the thingmaker toys plus a few other toys they had out at the time.

Saturday, October 07, 2006

Caspers Friend

I have this card game set featuring many of the Harvey Comic Characters including these just in time for October.

Funny thing was there were no Caspers....

Friday, October 06, 2006

Final Bag Friday

2 Scary Treat Bags

Floating out of the cauldron stew is sort of smokey Blob Monster character with saber tooth teeth. Evil Witch finally doing something other than flying away.

Scary skeleton hiding under a see-thru Harry Potter cloaking sheet with his trusty owl on his shoulderblade.

I hope you enjoyed this week of Treat Bag art stay tuned next week..... it's Halloween Party Time.