Thursday, October 29, 2015

Throwback Thursday - Vintage Halloween on Pinterest

I love Pinterest.  You can find me here:  Birdhouse Books on Pinterest.  Although I do spend time there with work (posting vintage children's books and holiday cards), I also just enjoy the vintage graphics and photos found there.  Since I love Halloween and also love Pinterest, of course I enjoy finding fun Halloween pictures at Pinterest.  I wanted to share a few vintage Halloween pins with you today.

Spooky Music for Spooky Occasions is a vintage children's record:

Kool-Aid ad from 1964 - great photo of children in costumes:

A die-cut Halloween owl, like you would hang on a door or a classroom wall.  These were usually by Dennison or Beistle:

A 1960's vintage photo of children in Halloween costumes:

Also 1960's vintage, a little boy making popcorn ball treats:

An antique photo postcard of a witch and her cat:

A 1960's Halloween ad from Woolworth dimestore:

Brach's candy ad from 1962:

A Halloween candy cup made of plastic.  I remember these from parties!

Cute vintage Halloween postcard with two children looking at a grinning Jack O'Lantern.  "The goblins will catch you if you don't watch out."

Collegeville Costumes 1961 - trick or treaters in costume:

Eureka Halloween seals.  I loved these little booklets as a child.  Most of the ones I recall were by Dennison.  The design was very similar, though:

So there you have it - a few fun Halloween images to get you in the mood for the holiday.  I hope you enjoyed!  I'd love to hear from you in the comments, below.


Heather with WELLFITandFED said...

This is great! I remember the one of the family walking down the street too all in costume. I think it was a Norman Rockwell.

Mary Huckaby said...

All of your fun Halloween pictures sure do bring back memories, i.e. making popcorn balls, candy and caramel apples, etc. It makes me long for the 'good ole days,' but every generation has great memories! My granddaughters, who are 20-something, love to reminisce about the 'good ole days' in the early 90's.

Madelaine said...

I love them all especially the witch with her cat!

Birdhouse Books said...

Thanks so much for your visits and comments. Mary, I remember making popcorn balls in Girl Scouts!

Unknown said...

Thanks for these! I too remember the marvelously colorful decorations on my classroom walls in grade school during the holidays. Great winking owl you found! I loved seeing sewing patterns of costumes also! Your Goblin quote came from a poem called "Little Orphant Annie". Wonderful vintage illustrations. Thanks so much for posting these. I also collect on pinterest--a great showcase that saves me so much money at antique stores. - Lisa

Birdhouse Books said...

Lisa, thanks for your comment. I remember decorations on classroom walls too -- often Dennison die-cut skeletons, pumpkins, etc. Thanks for the info on the Goblin quote! - Trish