October 28, 2018

Margaret Morrison Paints Yummy Candy & Sweets

Got a sweet tooth? Then you'll love this post!
Margaret Morrison's realistic paintings are perfectly detailed
and ready to satisfy every confectionery craving!

Check out my past post, How is Candy Corn Made?

Everybody loves PEZ!
Check out the post from my visit to Connecticut's PEZ Visitor Center here.

More of Margaret's work can be seen here:

October 25, 2018

Remembering Vintage Beistle Halloween Diecuts

I grew up with Halloween decorations just like these
in our house throughout the month of October.
I didn't know them to be so at the time, 
but I now recognize them as vintage Beistle diecuts.

The Beistle Company began in 1900 in the Shippensburg, Pennsylvania 
basement of Martin Beistle. The decorating of American homes for Halloween
became popular largely due to his die cut paper decorations.

Decades later, with many folks attracted to the vintage trend,
The Beistle Company, including some Beistle family members,brought back 
many of the old favorites to sell under the name Vintage Beistle.

Take a look to see if any of these are familiar to you!

Some were jointed like this black cat,

this skeleton,


or the big goblin that we hung on our kitchen door.

You can find out more about Beistle,
and even purchase items like the ones below,

Have a happy, vintage Halloween!


October 22, 2018

Gail Myerscough's Fabulous Mid-Century Patterns

I love patterns and the illustrators who create them!
Came across Gail Myerscough on Twitter.
She's a talented UK surface pattern designer,
who has a modern, mid-century flair!


More of Gail's work here:

October 17, 2018

Eerie Antique Halloween Photographs

These antique photographs from decades back
show creepy Halloween costumes of the time.
There's something unnerving about them, isn't there?
Kind of makes your skin crawl.
Particularly unsettling in black and white or sepia tones.
Bone-chilling, eerie, haunting.