Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Halloween Lantern Collection! Repost!
I posted this last September when my blog was pretty new. I am currently working on changing the decor on my front porch and I haven't decided if I will use these cuties this year or not. The following text is from last September.
I would love to have a huge collection of vintage Halloween decorations, but they are hard to find and can be expensive. One exception are those funky plastic blowmold lanterns from the 60s and 70s. As a child I was delighted to see them lighting a neighbor's windows. I never realized how many different designs existed. Most of my lanterns are still in working condition and most cost only from $1-$5 at the D.I. or Savers. Some are duplicates and some are more faded than others. I don't know why, but seeing them all lit up at night makes me happy! If you have happy memories of these simple lights, try visiting your local thrift stores and maybe a few late season yard sales.
This bright orange owl is my favorite. I found it "new in package" on eBay.
Cute Ghost with Jack-o'-Lantern
Three Faded, But Well-Loved Pumpkin Heads
I Love the Witch with Jack-O'Lantern
Have fun getting ready for Halloween!