I got an email yesterday. Starbucks was happily announcing the return of the pumpkin spice latte.
I checked my Etsy stats and Halloween was the most commonly searched term in my shop.
Apparently it’s fall.
However, it’s like 100 degrees in LA and I’m just not feeling very…..pumpkiny
But the internet cannot be argued with! So I put on my Halloween Hat and got to work.I’ve long wanted to redo the photos for my Gothic Victorian Halloween Coasters so I gave it a shot.
(a request: if you want to Pin these I’d really appreciate if you pinned from my Etsy shop. Clicking on the pics will take you there)
I came up with these a while ago – a collaboration with The Muse actually - brainstorming all the businesses our favorite classic Halloween characters would start after their literary adventures.
The Wolfman’s Barber Shop
Dracula’s B&BJekyl and Hyde razor blade business
And I recently stumbled across the idea of a Spook Party. Have you ever heard of these? Apparently they were very big up through about the 60s. They sound like a hoot and they had great graphics.
I mean who wouldn’t want to see a “living zombie” (though I think there is an inherent contradiction in that phrase)
And quality entertainment pretty much always means ladies need a male escort, no?
And finally, last year I’d worked up a Halloween themed subway sign for a display but I keep getting asked about it so I made a version for sale on Etsy.
So welcome fall! You’ll forgive me if I hold off on enjoying hot pumpkin spiced beverages until the temperature plunges to the mid 80s.
(that’s three this week! …but whose counting)