Vintage Halloween (with Wolfhounds and Old Vampires)

halloween cat 1A large wreath on the front door was made of faded and cracked plastic flowers. You know, those plastic flowers that were sold in the Five and Dime stores in the 1960’s. Faded ribbons and bows hung in odd gray pastel tones.

Without even asking I knew Eleora had taken the flowers off of graves that nobody had visited for years. Long forgotten wives and mothers. I knew Eleora had replaced the faded flowers with real ones and taken time to sit and chat with the departed and sing them songs from their times.

Eleora opened the front door and greeted us wearing a bright yellow skirt with a well worn orange sweater with black cat head shaped buttons. Her feet were bare and her toenails painted a glossy red on one foot and black on the other.

“Do you like my Halloween wreath? I made it yesterday.” She took my hand and led me inside.

“Shabby chic.” I said. “Very nice.”

She gave me a hug and kissed my face all over then took the hands of my children and danced them into the house.

halloween punkin headThe old lab mix slid around the corner barking, followed by two HUGE wolfhounds.  I was surrounded by a sea of happy wiggling dogs. The sharp spikes in my leg was a tiny black kitten who had enthusiastically crawled up my jeans.

“Who are you?” I asked picking up the tiny purring monster. “Oh my goodness you’re cute.” It mewed back in one of those precious tiny kitten voices.

My brother Max had been there, because the wolfhounds were his. My daughter took the kitten who was named Jinx. A fitting name for a black kitten.

Eleora and Tellias are ancient Vampires. They’re seniors, despite the fact that they look like they are in their late teens or early twenties.  This dear old couple has been together for over 2,000 years – a long time for any romance.

Eleora had decorated the walls and windows with old paper Halloween cut-outs. Mostly cats with a few pumpkins and other creatures of the night. She’d also included decorations made by generations of both Vampire and Regular Human children who’d come in and out of her life over the past century.

halloween cat 2Tellias came down the stairs, his white blonde hair pulled back into a ponytail and wearing old farmer overalls without a shirt. He had a Mr. Rodgers cardigan on over it.

He gave us all hugs and kisses, a smile on his lovely face. Ancient yet forever young.

“Let’s celebrate Halloween early. Max dropped off two cases of Poet’s Blood!” He led the procession of dogs and family to the formal dining room and took crystal goblets from a large ornate hutch.

I heard a car door close and knew my brother Max had arrived. He came in looking handsome as usual obviously straight from work all in black leather.  I noticed he still had a weapon on his belt. The dogs went crazy dancing and barking.

Halloween is a time to celebrate. More than that, it is an excuse to celebrate and have fun. But we need to celebrate good times and those we love more often without an excuse of a holiday or other special event. It is always time to love and share, especially if you have elders or anyone who is alone or needs a little extra help or company.

Have a wonderful weekend everyone,

xoxoxo,

~ Juliette aka Vampire Maman

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Halloween Hotties #6: Vintage Witches

No words of introduction are needed for these Halloween ladies…

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Halloween Hotties is a regular feature through Halloween:

Halloween Hotties #1 – Vincent Price

Halloween Hotties #2 – Movie Vampires

Halloween Hotties #3 – Werewolves

Halloween Hotties #4 – Witches (TV and Movie)

Halloween Hotties #5 – Ghosts (part one)

Vampires Dig Watches! What to wear for the fashionable vampire guy (and regular human friends)

I heard a story on Marketplace this afternoon about watches! Fun story. http://www.marketplace.org/topics/business/watches-thrive-even-smartphone-age

My husband Teddy, like all well dressed Vampire men, is obsessive about his watches. I don’t know how many beautiful pocket and wrist watches he has. So of course my ears perked up at this story. And not ALL watches, in fact most really great vintage watches aren’t so expensive as the story from Marketplace.

OK I don’t do restaurant reviews, because, well, we’re Vampires. We don’t go out to eat very often. Duh. But I do like to pass on information about businesses I like.

I love going to East Sacramento and Midtown to shop. It is important that we all support small businesses. Plus small businesses have the best stuff.

So if you’re looking for vintage pocket and wrist watches, including Rolex, check out Crown Precious Metals on Folsom Blvd, in Sacramento. They buy and sell watches – so if you have a watch needing a good home and you need cash, Crown Precious metals is the place to go.  

Crown Precious Metals – 3245 Folsom Blvd, Sacramento CA, 95816. (On Folsom between 32nd & 34th).

916-456-6227.

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My friend Steve’s store, Crown Precious Metals is now open  10:00 am – 5:00 pm  Monday – Friday, 10:00 – 4:00 Saturday

Steve buys silver and gold – and gives the best prices – cash on the spot. He also buys watches including antique, Rolex and other brands.

Steve has a passion for sterling silver, antiques and watches! If you’re looking for unique silver or watches he is the guy to see! 

Steve is also looking for someone to buy a large lot of really nice depression glass. If you’re a dealer give him a call or drop by the shop.

Crown Precious Metals – 3245 Folsom Blvd, Sacramento CA, 95816. (On Folsom between 32nd & 34th).

916-456-6227.

By the way…I don’t get paid to post these things. I just like to support folks who rock!

One of our favorite shops!

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My friend Steve’s store, Crown Precious Metals is now open  10:00 am – 5:00 pm  Monday – Friday, 10:00 – 4:00 Saturday
Steve buys silver and gold – and gives the best prices – cash on the spot.
Steve has a passion for sterling silver, antiques and watches! If you’re looking for unique silver he is the guy to see!
Crown Precious Metals – 3245 Folsom Blvd, Sacramento CA, 95816. (On Folsom between 32nd & 34th). 916-456-6227.