Wednesday, October 29, 2014

A Vintage Happy Hallowe'en!

I love sharing vintage cards with you and Hallowe'en is no exception. Why don't you grab a cup of warm apple cider, sit in a comfy chair and enjoy the beauty of vintage cards?

Isn't she sweet?  You may notice that earlier spellings of Halloween have an apostrophe between the e's of the word Halloween.  This comes from an earlier term of "All Hollows' Even".  "Even" was the term for evening.  Eventually, the "all" was dropped as well as the "s" in the term hallows.  The "v" was replaced with an apostrophe and the term became "Hallowe'en".  This particular spelling was observed as far back as 1786.
This one is from the early 1900's.  The color is fabulous. She reminds me of an actress from the 1920's.
 Vintage cards have the best graphics.  These little girls are in for a fright!
How about a romantic card for someone special? 
I have two boys, so I am always drawn to cards for little boys!
You don't want to read this card before going to bed.  I bet anyone who did was not peeping through the curtains!
Aren't they cute?  Ruby cheeks, button lips, and chubby knees!
Beware!  Take care! 
We move from a "jolly" Hallowe'en to a "merry" Hallowe'en.  Of course black cats, brooms and pumpkins are always popular graphics in vintage cards. 
This one is hilarious!  Notice the crank for the auto!
Here is a Halloween game, complete with a spinner.  I would not be able to do #12 without my reading glasses!  Read #8!
This is a beautiful card. You do not find many Halloween cards with light blue backgrounds.
Here is the same cat and owl from the card above, but facing forward. 
This is a very old card.  Fay is another word for fairy and obviously helped with the rhyming!
I saved the best two for last! I like the cute, little mother owl.  Reminds me of Miss Hickory in a way!
This little "punkin" is adorable! Doesn't she look like a Kewpie doll. They were first produced as bisque dolls in Waltershausen, Germany in in 1912, so she may just be a Kewpie Hallowe'en card.


10 comments:

  1. Ah, teenagers, they always have to have the scary costumes instead of the cute pumpkins and bunnies that the little ones wear. Your "Hollow's Even" cards are so cute! Thank you so much for sharing them on my blog! It is always great to meet another sister in the Lord. Have a blessed week, Mary

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    1. Thank you Mary for stopping by for a visit! My boys last several Halloween costumes were knights! Each year we added something new. I love to see the cute pumpkins and baby costumes each year! Come back soon!
      Blessings from Still Woods Farmhouse

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  2. You have a great collection of vintage post cards, the last one is super cute. Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!!!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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    1. Hi Cindy,
      I think the last one is really cute too! She has such a sweet face. I am looking forward to sharing more on Amaze Me Monday!
      Blessings from Still Woods Farmhouse

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  3. Happy Halloween, I found you through Share Your Cup Thursday. Vintage postcards are the Best, the graphics are so elaborately detailed and have so much personality. Just a joy, thanks for sharing. The last one with the baby holding the pumpkin reminds me of a Campbell's Kid. Hugs,

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    1. Hi Betty Jean,
      Thank you for stopping by. The last vintage ad seems to be everyone's favorite! She is a cutie. Please come visit again. I will be posting some great Thanksgiving dinner ideas on Monday.
      Blessings from Still Woods Farmhouse

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  4. Thanks so much for linking! I love all those Post card. I love paper art. Following you also and hope to see you tomorrow at the party.
    XO
    Isabelle

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    1. Looking forward to tomorrow's party! Thanks for stopping by and following along.
      Blessings from Still Woods Farmhouse

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  5. Wow, these are fabulous! I love vintage postcards! I have a few of these, but a lot I have never seen. Pinning. I really enjoyed learning the history of the spelling!
    hugs,
    Jann

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    1. Hi Jan,
      Thanks for pinning the collection. I was excited to learn the reason for the spelling as well. I love vintage cards and always saw it, so wanted to check out how the word was transformed over the years.
      Blessings from Still Woods Farmhouse

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