Sunday, September 16, 2007

Hooray for Halloween

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Every Halloween, my mom would make my brother and me costumes. Eliot and I would spend weeks deliberating over the various design elements. My favorite was Pippi Longstocking.

Mom engineered my pigtails using bright red yarn and a coat hanger. She sewed a patchwork pinafore and dress to go with my mismatched socks. Ta Da! I was successfully transformed to another time and place.

Walking down the street, no one recognized me as the girl next door. And I beamed underneath my newly painted freckles. I was so proud of my mom’s creativity and loved my one-of-a-kind costume.

Today, Halloween continues to be an important holiday in our household. My boys look forward to dressing up and I try to live up to the tradition of home made costumes. We host an annual party for neighborhood friends—bobbing for apples and pitching pennies in a pumpkin.

Everyone at the Warm Biscuit Bedding Co. is thrilled with our Halloween finds this year and hopes our vintage Halloween Treat Totes take you back to your childhood.


deb said...

Those halloween bags are darling! I dressed up as Pippi Longstocking one year too. It was and still is my favorite costume! Every year my family does pumpkin carving. We plan for it two months in advance because it's one of our favorite traditions.

Anonymous said...

I saw a Pippi the other day. I think that the trick is the coathanger suspended red-yarn pigtails!