I got another Salem Witch pitcher on ebay. This was a deal. Usually these sell for hundreds of dollars but sometimes they slip under the radar.
The front shows the witch trying to snatch bats out of the sky.
The back shows the witch pins. These pins were supposedly used like voodoo doll. The pins were stuck in a poppet to inflict pain on people.
More new magazines I picked up today.
Paula's doesn't look very Halloweeny but it says it has Halloween recipes inside.
The two best...Martha's and Somerset. I can't wait to chill out tonight and look at them.
I bought this old Collegeville Halloween wig for $2.92. As soon as I saw it I was transferred back in time to the Halloween's of my youth. I can remember how stiff these were and how they always slid all around your head when you were trick or treating. I think I remember the black ones 'bleeding' all over your face when you got sweaty. Black dye=brain damage. That explains a lot. This is from the early 1950's. Click on it for a better view and you will see some of the things it advertises. It insults almost everyone across the board. And it claims to be flame retarded......hmmmmmm....does that mean it doesn't know how to handle fire? Plus, I don't think you are allowed to say retarded anymore no matter what you are referring to. Unless you are me and had all that black dye pouring into your brain which made me retarded and allows me to say anything that I want.
A 1950's scarecrow for 25 cents. I think that is what these cost back then. Well, maybe 10 cents!
I am a mother of two humans and one wonderful puppy. I cook, bake, garden and sleep. The first three a lot more than the last one! And i dabble. I have many collections but none as special as my witches. I have been collecting for over 20 years and have amassed one of the largest authentic witch collections in existence.