Retro candies are all the rage this year. You can buy boxes of Wax Lips and Candy Buttons and re-live your 70′s childhood. But Williams-Sonoma is taking things really retro — like 100 years retro! Their turn-of-the-century (uh, last century) glass candy-filled jars perfectly display the yummy confections inside. Choose between six different sweets (sour bats is our favorite, just for the name). Afterwards, save the containers and reuse for displaying other holiday candies. On sale now for $9/bottle.
So perhaps a visit to the farmer’s market isn’t in your future. Maybe you’re working too hard and just can’t get out during the day (god, we hope that isn’t the case!). That doesn’t mean one has to suffer from lack of seasonal decor. Get thee a crate of pumpkins! Sure, $68 for 18 mini pumpkins might seem like a lot, but think of all the beautiful centerpieces and mantle-scatters you can do with them! Actually, these lovelies would be a beautiful gift idea. Thinking of sending flowers to your mom for her birthday? Try a crate of pumpkins instead! How can one not have a good day with these arriving your doorstep? Available now at shopterrain.com.
We’re big fans of Jessica Rust designs — in fact her personalized birch mugs are one of our go-to wedding gifts — so we are tickled to see she has come out with a special edition plate in honor of our favorite season. Introducing, Mr. Crow. As Jessica explains, “he came into our life last Halloween just for my children’s school Halloween Party. I liked him so much I just couldn’t say goodbye.” You can personalize it with your own customized “boo!” or just leave him to speak for himself. $70 for four dessert plates. $5 for customizing.
Is there anything spookier than a condemned, empty house? It’s where all sort of creepy crawlies can hide and spin their webs in the shadows. You never can tell just what is hiding in the dark- maybe a shambling zombie or a portal to an unspeakable, Cthulhu-friendly dimension (don’t you just hate those?). My imagination tends to run away with me and that’s why just this sign printed out and stuck on someone’s front door would scare me worse than a thousand fake spider webs. Visit Brooklyn Limestone for the simple, but effective download.
While you have your printer fired up, take a look at these other free Halloween printables:
- Creepy Halloween labels from Funkytime
- Spooky transfers for treat bags from Love. Obsess. Inspire. by Oscar+Emma Designs
- Apothecary jar labels from LifeArtCollide
- Halloween Bingo from The Crafting Chicks
- Spooky owl invitations from Martha Stewart
- Monster coloring book pages from Better Homes and Gardens
If you’re just getting around to planning a party on Halloween, don’t fret. You can send one of these gorgeous e-vitations by John Derian on Paperless Post. With a beautiful turn-of-the-century vibe, they feature antique inspired drawings of skeletons, owls, bats, vultures, ravens and other creatures that look like they stepped right out of a Poe short story. Because these are so lush — complete with envelope, themed liner and personalized invitation — they are not free. At about .50 cents an invite, they are worth it to make an impact. Plus, Paperless Post makes it easy to keep track of who’s coming and who’s not. The only pressure is to create a party that’s spooky cool as your invite!