Friday, October 31, 2008

Halloween Past and Present





I actually love this coat!!! Fall colors and all.


Guess who's Mom was not the most creative on the block??? Notice the snarky grin rather than a smile! Geez Mom, did we have a shawl or something...a blue turtleneck...really




Some one's Mom was more creative than mine. I was so envious of those boots and cape I almost cried!






In the "What the Heck Were You Thinking" Category...I can't believe I actually went out in public dressed as a deranged sugar plum fairy or something. I am so not sure what look I was going for that night. It was the late seventies...what can I say?




No money, no problem...grab some nighties, slippers, hair curlers and nets...ta dah...costume!!!
Notice older child looks like she is thinking...just wait until we pick out your nursing home!



And the "What should have been a costume but really IS NOT" category.....







Gee Mom, I think Lederhosen are for BOYS! Is that a cake on my head? Note purse actually did become part of Halloween ensemble...look up. Brownie dress complete with Beanie, knee socks and loafers!


Back yard view of my Mother's childhood home in Germany...my aunt still lives there...pretty creepy looking...huh...note wooden shed not to be confused with wooden outhouse in rear of yard. In one of my previous posts I mentioned the outhouse and the creepy cellar. Members of our family have lived in this house for 80+ years. That cellar gave me nightmares...one section was for beer and lemonade (kept it cold) it was delivered weekly in crates...one section held fire wood...one section was for storage and the infamous bathing section and laundry area...this place is perfect for a Halloween Scarefest. So whatever you do or don't celebrate today...have a great one! Happy Halloween! Excuse me, I hear the candy dish calling my name...







12 comments:

Ruth Hull Chatlien said...

I love the retro photos. And hey, I think I saw the twin of that plaid coat in the fashion article in the paper Sunday.

persistentillusion said...

I see that fan makes multiple cameos! I went through a fan phase myself - something about how elegant and pretty they were I suspect.

You look adorable though!!

thedailydish said...

HAPPY HALLOWEEN CONNIE!!!!

LOL - that comment about the nursing home TOOOO FUNNY!!


HAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHHH!!

We love you! PS: HUGE HERSHEY BAR -- SOOOOO GONE. :)

bFlat said...

I once went as a Bavarian princess in a dirndl, but never in lederhosen.

Connie said...

@Ruth, everything makes a come back!
@Hayden, I still like fans!!!
@Dishy, I hope you shared!
@bflat, I had a dirndl that I wore regularly (when I was a child):)

Jayne said...

Your fabulous sense of humor comes through loud and clear! Love it...especially those cool pictures. So is that a cake on your head or not?

Christy said...

Anna and you look so much alike in your kid photos!! SO CUTE!!

Rosezilla said...

Great post, Connie! Were you a geisha girl, with your fan? I had a brownie outfit too, I loved brownies! Still have my book... and what a great, spooky old house! You were so cute.

pippasporch said...

Happy Halloween, Connie!

Honestly, your dimples outshine every single outfit!

Hope by this time you have recovered from the candy fest. =)

curlywurlygurly said...

heey!!! am i a mind reader, or what? you were a witch at my "flat" party too.

love the 'back in the day' shots, very cute! i also have a pair of leiderhosen that my auntie brought back from a trip to germany. luckily, my mom never employed them as a costume.

jimsmuse said...

I love the feathers on your witchy hat, and although I don't think any photos of me from childhood Halloweens are still in existence, I am having the greatest time seeing everyone else's!

Connie said...

Thanks everyone! As I've said before I have no shame so you never can tell what may show up on this blog!