When my children were small we always celebrated Halloween and had fantastic parties, we learnt how to celebrate as we had spent quite a few years in the states and the americans sure know how to do Halloween, so it became a part of our celebrations too, although at the time Halloween was not as big in the UK as it is now.
We made our house as scary as possible, with smoke machines, the sound of screaming music as the front door opened, grave stones covered the front lawn and were all covered in cobwebs and of course, all of us would open the front door dressed up like the adams family!
My children used to love to play tricks on me, they would put scary things like spiders and lots of horrible gooey bits in places I would least expect to find them, then the would burst into laughter when they heard my screams as I would reach into my handbag and feel something rather unfamiliar in there!
This year I thought I would do a bit of my own messing around, a little more stylishly though.
Now my children are all grown up and prefer to go out for halloween, so I thought I would turn this year into a much prettier event with of course a vintage feel!
This pretty tea cup used to be my mums, so I really cherish it
Mini pumpkins on pretty vintage plates, this one is from the LA flea market
A lovely vintage cheese dish
8 legs & vintage pearl clutch
a spider thief
Romantic.... pumpkins in tulle
I remade this bag, it was in very bad condition when i bought it, but i knew I could do something with it and I was going to a wedding, so I gave it a new lease of life by covering it in pale pink silk and flowers, its so cute now
Vintage cut silk & a black spider what a nice glamourous contrast!