The first day of autumn is tomorrow, but I couldn't help jumping the gun on Halloween. Not only is it my favorite holiday, but we are going to be throwing another costume party (second annual, baby!) and as veterans, we now understand prep is key. We have our costumes decided (but not together yet), a menu figured out, and I am already thinking of sophisticated ways to deck the halls for halloween. I'm not really into the gory halloween or the cutesy halloween--but I do think there is a middle ground...at least that is where I am aiming to land.
I ran across this awesome site yesterday, Vintage Printable. They provide hundreds of free, public domain/out-of-copyright images to print or download. (Score!) Most of the images are vintage naturalist or scientific illustration, but there are loads of other images, too.
What a great source, right? I have already picked out several that I love for around the house--maybe some botanicals for the bathroom, they have a great juvenille section that could be worth looking at when we re-do Greta's room. Although for now, I thought it would be fun to see if they had any vintage halloween posters I could print off and frame. First I checked out their "Monsters" section. It. was. weird. They imagined up some crazy monsters in the old days. Luckily, under "Seasonal" they had a "Fall--bats, black cats, witches" section that was more my style.
I fell for this vintage chart filled with different kind of bats:
And this bright black cat poster from 1903:
I framed the cat in a basic white frame from Ikea:
And my floating easel frame from West Elm seemed suited for the bats perfectly. As if they are really flying. Ha!!
I am thrilled to find a source for free, vintage printables that will make it so easy to rotate art for the seasons--we couldn't not share it with you. Anyone else already geeking out over Halloween??