Friday, October 30, 2009
Flashback and Foodie Friday ~ Vintage Halloween
For this week's Flashback Friday, I am flashing back through vintage Halloweenish graphics. I just love any old timey holiday illustrations and cards. I would love to collect these in real life but they are hard to come by. Many of these I "borrowed" from The Graphics Fairy, an oustanding blog that shares these little treasures on a daily basis. Many are from the blogger's personal collection. Check her out HERE.
I love the funny moon theme you see in many of these old postcards
Is it nice to think of the big moon in the sky laughing with us
Better than this moon...which has me a little scared!
Some of the illustrations are cute
Like this precious guy
But some lean towards risque....in a victorian kinda way
Check out these two old bats...
Owls are big in spooky cartoons
Here we got the moon and an owl
More cute kids
Even kewpie like little girls
Throw in a couple of witches.....one sweet
And one pretty creepy
And a black cat for good measure
What about a butterfly...what..you've never heard of the Halloween Butterfly? What rock have you been hiding under?
Not sure what this advertised, but it wouldn't be Halloween without at least one skull
And the most important part of the holiday....CANDY!!!!!
Hope you have a fun and safe Halloween! I didn't make any Halloween treats but thought I would share the cute and yummy goodies my friend Carolyn brought to work. Her talented sister Toni put them together. You may recall me mentioning their efforts for the local humane society. She requests donations in exchange for goodies. I'm sure she would be pleased as punch if you gave to your local humane society as well!
There was quite an assortment to choose from, including these mini bundt pumpkins
And maple leaf cookies
A big eyed alien creature
And these...use your imagination and fill in the blank. I'm not sure?
Plus she gave us the finger!
Then..if that weren't enough, Toni sent Carolyn's co-workers (including me!) the cutest little dirty cupcakes. The base was a little plastic Halloween cup filled about half full of candy, with the cupcake set in cup on top of this candy, then the cookie grave and gummy worm stuck in the cupcake. It was quite the set up...and the cupcake was to die for and had a cute little wrapper. I will have to get the recipe....
If you have a flashback you'd like to share please add your link below.
I'm also joining in on Foodie Friday this week. Check out the other great posts at Designs by Gollum.