Monthly Archives: September 2013

Vintage Halloween Tag Display-a new kit!

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This is not your ordinary way to display tags! Remember the days of slide projectors, and the endless hours spent viewing a relative’s slides of their most recent trip? Now’s the time to pull out those vintage slide wheels and jazz them up! They make the perfect display piece.

The center of the slide wheel is hollow, but makes the perfect frame for a piece of decorative paper. Fussy cutting a title and adding vintage yarn and, of course, Stickles, creates the theme nicely.

Ivory festooning and titles trimmed from decorative papers complete the outside of the display.

Now the fun part-creating LOTS of tags to fill each slot! As soon as Halloween approaches, I will make tags from photos of pumpkin carving and the kids’ costume modeling. What a great way to create a “tag scrapbook” for everyone to see!


These vintage slide holders will also be fun to fill with photos and journaling!

Inspired now to make your own Halloween tag display? This project is now available, in limited quantities, as a kit! You can find it in our Halloween store HERE!

Happy Fall, and Happy Creating!
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Collecting-Cast Iron Doorstops

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I love finding vintage items that still have a functional purpose! This painted, cast iron doorstop measures about 12 inches tall and greets our kitties by the door as they walk into the laundry room for their food.

Iron doorstops first became popular in 18th century England. By the 19th century, they were also manufactured in the U.S. During the civil war period, the cast iron process became more refined, and all sorts of images became popular, such as animals.

During WWI, interest in doorstops went by the wayside, as all available iron was used in the war effort. After the war however, doorstops were once again manufactured, and were even available in the ever-popular Sears catalog.

I love the distinction of the colors used, and the detail. Both of which only get better as more time passes!

Happy Collecting!

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