I can't wait to decorate for Halloween, but with a 3 year old at home there are lots of decor choices that don't make any sense, especially with her new fear of the dark. I've just discovered these vintage Halloween products, and I had to share them. These would be great to decorate your house without scaring your kids, and they're more unique than a lot of the decorations you'll find in the stores.
The Beistle company has been creating decorations and party supplies like these since 1900. (They sell some of these items (in quantities of 12 or more) on their website, but if you're in the market for smaller quantities, you can find some of their (new) products by searching for Beistle on EBay.) You can also find real vintage decorations, for that bit of weathered charm, by searching for 'Vintage Paper Masks' or 'Beistle' on Etsy or Ebay. Shown above are a few gems we found, and there's many more.
1. Vintage 1980 Beistle Co. Halloween Paper Cut Outs, $22.00
2. Retro Biestle Cuotuts, $6.75
3. Scat Cat Band, $9.99
4. Classic Witch, $4.99
5. Set of 8 Retro Decorations, $3.50
6. Vintage Halloween Masks, $64
7. Black Cat and Honeycomb Pumpkin, $11.95
8. Honeycomb Cat and Turkey, $15.00
(Images: as linked above)