Hello! Welcome to Ivory Pumpkin. Here you'll find snippets of things that I like and, hopefully soon, of things that I've created. Please stay awhile and browse.

Friday, September 23, 2011

A Practical Magic Giveaway

One of my favorite parts of the movie Practical Magic is the Aunts. I love their eccentricity and their style. I would love to wear vintage hats and clothes but, I don't have the wardrobe or the courage!

To celebrate Fran, Jet and Practical Magic I'm giving away this pretty victorian witch pendant. Fran and Jet's style seem to be more Edwardian but, this witch reminds me of them none the less. If you look closely, I think you can see the Owen's house in the background.

 The pendant will come on a organza ribbon necklace (length up to your specification) the pendant measures 1x2 inches and is set in a copper tray with a glass overlay. If you'd like to be entered into the drawing become a follower on my blog and leave a post or if you are already following just let me know in a post as well. Be sure to leave me your contact info.

I'll draw a name at random one week from Saturday and announce the winner here. I'm so glad you've flown over to visit. Enjoy the party and good luck!


Tuesday, September 20, 2011

In Search of My Perfect Halloween...It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown

It's not Halloween without the Peanuts gang. I've watched this every year since I can remember. It's classic Halloween. Charlie Brown warms my heart with his optimism and who doesn't love Linus who is wise beyond his years. Even crabby Lucy has a tender spot in her heart - remember when she gets up in the middle of the night to bring Linus home from the pumpkin patch? And Snoopy as the WWI Flying Ace! I don't need to say much about the creative genius of Charles Schultz, his work speaks for itself.

It's that time of year to welcome the Great Pumpkin into our hearts.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Autumn Leaves and Victorian Witches

I have some new items up for sale at my Etsy shop, Ivory Pumpkin,  if anyone would care to stop by. Here is a sample of what I have AND I'll have something similar to one of these items as a giveaway for the Practical Magic Blog Party! Click on the link on my side bar to find out more info.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

In Search of My Perfect Halloween - Creepy Dolls

I've mentioned before that I love the vintage Halloween of the past, the whimsies of a bygone era. But, for me, Halloween has to have an element of scary. The deserted house on the hill that mysteriously has a window lit at night or long dark hallways (think abandoned asylums), the old cemetary at night, mannequins in a department store after its closed. These things are not really scary in and of themselves but, it's the thought of what could happen in the environment or where our minds take us if we let it go there.

This brings me to creepy dolls. Dolls can't harm us. Many of us love them and collect them and have had a favorite one when we were children. They are inanimate objects. But, as we've seen in many scary movies, what if the dolls we know and love have a soul? Or are possessed by something dark? Or what if they are crying out to us in their silent stare that they still want to be loved?
creepy doll
Very Creepy Doll
Creepy Birdcage Doll
creepy doll
What if?