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.
Sunday, September 16, 2007