I grew up watching Meet Me in St. Louis and it gives me a sense of comfort and warmth still. I love the Halloween scene in the movie with cute little Margaret O'Brian. As a child I remember watching the kids in the movie dress up in old clothes, build bonfires, and pretend to kill their neighbors by throwing flour in their faces. What fun! (I think most little kids, like adults, have a gruesome side). Halloween has such a diverse history in terms of how people have celebrated over the years. Today, of course, there is the ever popular trick-or-treat excursions that children so love, as well as the fun of finding the perfect costumes, but I like to reference the past when I celebrate with my friends and family.
|Directed by Vincent Minelli in 1944.|
|Adorable Margaret O'Brian's scary adventure!|
|Snap-Apple Night by Daniel Maclise: Victoriafiles.com|
it was called by some). It makes me think of Washington Irving's, "Ichabod Crane" another of my favorite
Unfortunately, I am too busy with this blog to actually host a Halloween party (something is wrong with that) but if I was, here are a few things I would use:
|Vintage Halloween Tags|
|Vintage Halloween Cards|
|Vintage Treat Bags|
|Vintage Sheet Music|
|Vintage Crepe Paper Garlands|
|Gwenna little lamb. |
My daughter's not-so-scary Halloween costume, made by my
friend Min--thanks Min!