Halloween is a magical time to add retro decor to your home. The spooky smirk of a vintage cat or pumpkin blow mold will get the ghostly vibes going. Here are my favorite places to find retro Halloween decorations.
- Shopping for a Vintage Halloween
- Indoor Retro Halloween Decorations
- Outdoor Retro Halloween Decorations
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Shopping for a Vintage Halloween
First, shop local…in Mom and Dad’s basement or Grandpa’s attic. Your kin might be holding on to heirloom decorations that would be perfect for your mid-century house.
But if they tossed out the good stuff years ago, then the next place to look is your local antique or thrift store.
As early as Labor Day, I was spotting all kinds of goodies at the shops near me. (Hint: If you’re in the Portland area, head to the antique paradise of Aurora, Oregon!)
Many antique stores carry a variety of vintage decor along with newer retro-style options.
Indoor Retro Halloween Decorations
Adorn the walls in old-timey Halloween cutouts. Get witchy with your centerpieces. Dress up the fireplace with a garland, and don’t forget a cute towel for the kitchen.
You can also get creative with your antique collection. A mid-century cat figurine might be the perfect addition to an October scene. And wouldn’t you love to see your grandma’s dolls dressed up in spooky costumes?
Outdoor Retro Halloween Decorations
You can take the party outside, too. Place mischievous cats, owls and other iconic creepers throughout the yard. Go big with a banner or door cover, and bring back the Halloween blow molds.
Light up the front porch with retro jack o’lanterns and blow molds, or change it up with these easy painted pumpkin ideas.
Make a mid-mod Sputnik wreath and fill it with witchy postcards as the final touch. Happy haunting!