Indulge me if you will as I introduce you to a few Halloween treasures I display each year.
There is no real value to them - just sentimental. Or maybe just mental!
The first shown is a small gourd made by a former student. He knew I adored gourds and let me have his fall art project.
There is pine straw weaving around the top, shells hang down the side, and painted stripes are all around.
I know, I know, it just like something I would do!
The next is a cookie cutter set I found at an estate sale. When I went to check out, the daughter was appalled that this had been put into a box of kitchen items. I begged and begged until she gave in and made me promise I would not sell it.
I have kept my promise even though some have offered several times to buy this.
Stick with me here because I have to show you every little detail.
First it is in the original box.
The six tin cookie cutters sit on top of a diagram with vintage designs: bat, cat, pumpkin, witch, owl, and broom.
Here is the box's top. I love how they spelled cookie "cooky".
The graphics are wonderful.
I must admit I have never used the cutters. I do plan to scan and use the graphics.
For eighteen years I painted Santa gourds for Christmas presents. One year I gave away 65 of them. For a couple of years special people received pumpkin gourds.
Here are the last three I have.
I loved the idea that pumpkins are in the gourd family and I was painting the gourds to look like pumpkins.
I am not sure if that qualifies as an oxymoron, but I am going to count it as one!
This one appears to be scared of his own shadow.
This one is embarrassed by his one snaggle-toothed grin.
This one looks as though he is smirking about some secret that only he knows.
Yes, I do think my gourds can converse and think.
Yes, I know it is crazy for me to imagine this.
Yes, I am easy to entertain.
No, I am not currently being restrained.
Hope you enjoyed my Halloween treasures. Soon you will see them all displayed. They stay up until the day after Thanksgiving so I can enjoy them.