Friday, October 21, 2011

Halloween kitchen at Red Gate Farm

Halloween.  When my kids were small it was definitely the start of all the holiday hoopla.  I think it is the start to the decorating season.  You know... first Halloween, then Thanksgiving, straight onto Christmas, then perhaps winding up with a bit of Winter Wonderland for the New Year....

My kitchen here at Red Gate Farm is mostly white, with a bit of black.... and quite a bit of pale green.  Pale green of the jadite variety.  I like the way the green looks with orange, so most of my traditional orange Halloween pieces are used in the kitchen.... scattered among the everyday green and white.

Actually, my collection of vintage Halloween is pretty recent.  I don't think I had any vintage Halloween before we moved to Red Gate Farm.

The glittery, black bottle brush trees aren't vintage... but the akro agate pots and the cute Gurley witch candle are.

As is the jack-o-lantern Gurley candle and the ghost taper... also in an akro agate pot.  I have three of these teeny, tiny green pots, usually perched on my kitchen window sill.  I bought them a few years ago, all three for $5... I saw one recently at an antique store for $17.... did I say for one?  Yep, just for one.

Then there's my orange glass candlesticks.... I have two, but they don't match.

The other one is here, in the cabinet that is usually just full of my milk glass.  I like to scatter in some orange Halloween fun for the holiday.

I just got this vintage inspired candy holder... the bottom pulls out so you can fill it up as you please.

One of my vintage honeycomb, paper pumpkins... in milk glass and a cool vintage bowl that is orange with black trim.  It was my first real vintage Halloween piece.

A cute nut cup all filled with Halloween goodies.  I got this on Etsy last year.  I also got some empty ones... thinking I'd make my own, but they're still empty and time is running out for this Halloween!  Have I ever told you I'm a bit of a procrastinator? 

And the top of that cabinet?  Well there is the star of my collection, my paper mache pumpkin that my mom picked up at a garage sale for .50 cents.... and worth many times that.

Anything orange and black makes it way into the decorating... like the vintage puzzle box.  The cute little glittery ornament is new this year, but with a vintage look of course!

And a cool old vintage paper plate, found at a thrift store for $1.00.

And no vintage inspired kitchen is complete without a vintage chenille witch!  I love her little crepe paper skirt, orange of course.

Be sure to stop by next week... I'm planning a Halloween table and it's going to be fun!


  1. I like the childlike and whimsical style of your Hallowe'en decorations!

  2. Oh everything looks wonderful... I love all the darling collectibles you have acquired.. will check back to see your table setting ~ Diane

  3. I found a small pumpkin in your blog, which is really interesting and awesome. I also same thing doing in every weekend, it is really fun to play with pumpkin, is it!!

  4. What fun to see your orange mixed in with your milk glass. I really like the akro agate pots. Quite the find! I would love to have a vintage paper mâché find like your mom found for you. I can't wait to visit again to see your Halloween table. It s obvious you enjoy your colections and provide gentle care and diplay them wonderfully!

  5. You really have some wonderful vintage Halloween treasures! What fun!

  6. no matter what age we are ... we all like to see life, celebration, holidays, the good times, the parties through "childlike" eyes. what a great vintage halloween collection you have. (:

  7. Hi Chris.... Things are looking festive at your farm! I love all the orange and black with white... it really pops! I just wanted to say thank you for joining Dandelion House friends and welcome you to link up every Friday on the Farmgirl Friday blog hop! We'd love to have you!
    Happy Fall!

  8. You went all out for Halloween and Fall - nice! :) I especially enjoy the vintage paper plate, what an incredible find!

    I'm a newbie here and I love that you live on a farm, you're living the dream!! :)

  9. Every where I look, there is fun Halloween in your kitchen!! Adorable :)
    Thanks for made me smile!
    xo, misha

  10. You have quite a nice collection of the vintage kind. I have been on the look out for more but it is slim pickings since Halloween has become so popular...Your place is full of fun!

  11. So pretty and fun! Love the vintage pieces mixed with the great milk glass.

  12. Such fun decorating ideas! I paused at the witch candle...something tells me, way back in my memory, we must have had one similar when I was growing up. Thanks for inspiring us with whimsical ideas!

  13. I always love seeing all of your vintage holiday decorations. They are so sweet!

  14. I like all your vintage halloween decorations. They look great in your kitchen. Love that paper mache pumpkin!

  15. I love, love, love everything! I am following now!

  16. Your vintage Halloween treasures are darling! Thanks for linking up at FNF :)

  17. It's all gorgeous. Can't believe that pumpkin was 50 cents! What a great find. Thanks for linking up to Share the Love Wednesday; hope you'll be back this week. Mary


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