Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Etspiration Wednesday: Halloween In August?

It's totally a thing right?  Well, if Halloween in August isn't a tradition just yet, I'm making it so.  We just started feeling so sorry for Halloween after all this focus on Christmas the past few weeks.  It really is one of our favorite holidays. 

Around these parts, kids don't trick or treat to houses.  (Our neighborhoods are very, very hilly).  They go trick or treat in our downtown area and all the shops decorate and pass out candy.  It's quite fun. 

It's a great tradition, but a little of the emphasis on sprucing up the home for Halloween is lost here because no one is coming around to see it.  This year, I'm just going to decorate anyway.  :)  I'm sure my toddler and two lovely cats won't do anything to disturb the decorations.

In any case, Etsy is a goldmine for Halloween.  Whether you're looking to tap into the primitive tradition or Victorian style Halloween art, there are tricks and treats for everyone.  Check it out!

1A:  Candy Corn Halloween Tote Image Courtesy CreativeJenV
1B:  Boo Halloween Cupcake Toppers Image Courtesy SongbirdGreetings
1C:  Black Hat Society Witch Stencil Image Courtesy Maisondestencils
1D:  Spiderweb Pillow Cover Image Courtesy BubbleGumDish

This spiderweb pillow cover is just the coolest.  I've developed a different relationship with spiders since moving to Oregon.  I don't love them, but I don't flee in terror anymore when I see them.  (Though my husband may disagree).  The fall brings them out in droves, it's bananas.  You'll drive down the street and there will be webs spun between power lines like fine netting.  That's a little much, I don't need my house enveloped in spiderweb, I think this fabulous pillow is just enough!

2A:  Victorian Inspired Haunted Banner Image Courtesy FavorMeDesigns
2B:  Vintage Samantha Good Luck Kitchen Witch Image Courtesy Bittersweets13
2C:  Grey Ghost Cushion Image Courtesy Needleandi
2D:  Le Chat Noir 5.5x11.5 Stencil Image Courtesy Maisondestencils

You've got to take a look at Samantha, the Kitchen Witch in 2B.  I learn something every week when I compile these Etspirations.  This week it was the felicitous kitchen witch who caught my eye.  They are a sort of good luck figure for your kitchen, to ward off bad spirits and the like.  She also doubles as a utensil holder!  Hooray for multitasking.

3A:  Vintage Halloween Cooky Cutters Image Courtesy LexisMonkey
3B:  Vintage Halloween Sign with Black Cat Image Courtesy SweetMeas
3C:  Matroyshka Nesting Doll Pumpkin Tote Image Courtesy dozydoatstotes
3D:  Autumn Blessings 5.5x11.5 Stencil Image Courtesy Maisondestencils

Okay you may be thinking that strictly speaking, the matroyshka tote is not Halloween related, but it came up in an Etsy search for pumpkin.  I happen to absolutely love it, so I'm including it! 

4A:  Chat Noir Ceramic Pendant Image Courtesy JasminBlancBoutique
4B:  Boo Stencil Image Courtesy Maisondestencils
4C:  Primitive Witch Ouija Board Image Courtesy TheHomespunRaven
4D:  Gypsy Witch Fortune Telling Cards Image Courtesy BonneyhillShop

This little ceramic chat noir is just darling.  JasminBlancBoutique has it in several different color options, but I like black the best. 

Thanks to all our spooky Etsy sellers for letting us feature their images.  We'll be back on Friday!


  1. Love both your Black Hat Society and Boo stencils. You've really come up with some wonderful new stencils!

  2. This is wonderful! You picked such wonderful items and I love your stencils. Thanks for including our tote in your post!!