by Lee Franklin October 31, 2019 2 Comments
Happy Halloween! We thought we would treat everyone to a fabulous collection of retro Halloween décor for the Eve of All Hallows this year. We've chosen 6 of our favourite Retro Halloween enthusiasts over on Instagram for your visual delight!
Here in the UK, our celebration of Halloween is pretty much restricted to the day itself when some households, who don’t mind trick or treaters calling, will decorate their homes or porches with suitably spooky décor. I think it’s fair to say that it’s generally quite a gentle affair …. But over the pond, our American cousins are grabbing the event by both hands and really giving it some! We would like to introduce us mild mannered Brits to some Queens of Halloween décor who are seriously rockin’ their stuff when it comes to embracing this autumnal celebration!
All our Insta Queens of Halloween are lovers of vintage and (of course) mad about Halloween, but they’re all very different in style and aesthetic. So if you’re looking to up your game in Halloween decor, then these ladies can definitely teach us a trick or two ... and it’s certainly a treat (sorry, I know, bad punn) ...
We'll start with Jennifer who combines fabulous Mid Century style with quirky Halloween décor, a lifestyle writer and blogger specialising in “crafts, kitsch and kids”, she can teach you how to create amazing trees for every seasonal celebration. She is also a vintage seller on Etsy .. check out all her links in her insta bio : @Jenniferperkins
Jennie is a kitsch-obsessed pyrex collector, and she puts together the most awesome seasonal displays. Check out her insta for all-year-round pyrex and vintage goodness! @Jennie_loves
Shanna’s home is an eclectic mix of Mid Century kitsch and ALL seasonal décor! … “ in this household it can be Halloween or Christmas (often both) on any given day of the year ”. Feast your eyes on her Instagram feed: @antique_vestige and from there you can also link to her Etsy store of vintage and handmade kitsch seasonal decor.
Vanessa, co-host of #theretroroulette on Instagram, has a fabulous dark sense of humour which she combines with vintage pop to create fun, high kitsch Halloween assemblages and décor … It’s a Halloween disco baby! @vintagevspot
We were honoured to feature her fabulous home in one of our House Tours earlier in the year. If you wish to learn more about her vintage philosophy and inspirations, check out Vaness'a Retro Rainbow Chic Home
Johanna is a self-confessed “Halloween Dreamer, Pattern Artist & Schemer”. She collaborates with other spooky artists to create some amazing Halloween themed décor and accessories in a retro folk art style. Check out her insta @japrkerdesign and from there you can also get to her website if you fancy owning one of her amazing creations.
Hazel, a Halloween and vintage obsessed decorating enthusiast has a home crammed full of fun … She writes a blog and sells her Halloween creations on several online platforms. Check the links in her Instagram account @halloweenhomemaker
A big thank you to all our HALLOWEEN QUEENS for allowing us to share their fabulous homes and decor! Do check out all their wonderful Instagram feeds!
Photo credits: All photos kindly provided by the ladies featured.
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Hi there! We are mad bad fans of eclectic vintage and retro style ...
The Inkabilly blog features fabulous real-life retro homes ... from vintage fanatics to eclectic collectors. We delve into the secret worlds of retro fans and their homes, passions & inspirations ... stories of hard work and happen-chance.
We also love to share cool vintage and retro sellers, DIY restorations, snippets on design history, our favourite vintage eras etc ... Our aim is to be a resource for fabulous retro inspiration!
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Inkabilly is husband-and-wife team Lee and Karl. A mid century obsessed couple who've been designing and creating our vintage-inspired homewares, accessories and gifts in our Bristol studio, UK since 2010. We love to mix up our Retro! So in our emporium you will find a happy, eclectic mix of nostalgic and kitsch designs inspired by the 50's, 60's & 70's.