Friday, October 30, 2009

HALLOWEEN COSTUMES THROUGH THE YEARS

I've had so much fun the last couple of hours going through Halloween pictures from years past dating from 1970 to 2008. I've always sewn so the majority of these costumes I made. We have always maintained a costume box, so that they could be recycled. That's why you see the same costume on two different kids; or in the case of Daniel Boone three different kids (2 different generations dating from 1975 to 2007). Have I ever told you how FRUGAL I am?








The second generation!


I see where a gypsy blouse has become a pioneer girl's blouse 23 years later.




Hope you enjoy this look back as much as I have.

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!



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I will be away for a week while my son has surgery on a shattered elbow. I'm not much of a nurse (the kids discovered that early on), but I can drive, cook and iron a couple of weeks of shirts for him.


See you soon.

Sally


I'm linking to Mary's blog, Little Red House, for mosaic Monday. Be sure to stop by her beautiful blog to see all of the mosaics.

34 comments:

Manuela@Pleasures of Homemaking said...

What a good idea to have a costume box (and how fun)! I hope your son has a speedy recovery from his surgery! Enjoy your visit!

Manuela

santamaker said...

Sally those grands are sure cute, but my favorites are the oldie goldies. Takes me back! Happy Halloween!

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Sally, these are too adoable fo words. My Bailey comes on Sunday and I'm looking forward to having him... Any snow your way. We've had tons of rain and cold..Happy Halloween.. hugs ~lynne~

Janean said...

how smart of you to take photos all these years and then get to see the progress! too cute.

Sue said...

Hi Sally....what a wonderful post..I haven't seen anyone else posting old Halloween pictures, great idea...You know me I'll be rooting through the old picture box of black and whites and begin planning next years post.. Just what people need more picture of me!!.Have a fun Halloween and take good care of the son....be back soon....((((((Hugs))))))) Sue.

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Sally these all so cute! Cute kids and cute costumes!

Happy Halloween!

Chatelaine said...

Love the old photos. Those costumes are great. Love the one of little Dorothy and the ruby slippers.

Must have been fun to reminisce. I'm the baby of the family so you know what that means, less photos of me. Is that good or bad?

Hope all goes well with your son.

ceekay said...

Sally, first of all I hope your son does well and has a fast recovery!
The pictures of all the costumes is so cute...and how wonderful you saved them all!

eileeninmd said...

They are all so very cute. Great memories of Halloweens past. Wonderful mosaics.

Ebie said...

Oh, Sally, you are such a talent. I have enjoyed the beautiful costumes and the photos through the generations!

Take care of your son!

Ebie's Mosaic".

Shelia said...

Sally, I send well wishes to your son and pray the surgery and recovery will be fast.
I have loved seeing all of the Halloween costumes on a bunch of sweeties. I see a couple I've made myself.
Great mosaics. Take care and you'll be missed.
Blessings,
Shelia ;)

Dishesdone said...

Adorable kids! What a great idea for the costume box and how neat that the costumes all have history to them! Fun post!

Jeanne said...

What fun memories. Such cute costumes too. Thanks for sharing!

Mary said...

Omigosh, how adorable! Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful costumes at MM. :)

Hope your son's surgery goes well. :)

ellen b said...

This is so much fun Sally. What a great comparison over the years! Happy MM to you...

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

I love the costume box idea...wish I had done this. Love all the photos...

Lavender Cottage said...

Your photos were fun to look at Sally. Brought back memories of improvising costumes for our two girs back in the '70s and I didn't sew!

Puna said...

I love it! Such a wonderuful look back.

grey like snuffie said...

How fun...I really love the first mosaic of the 2nd generation....great faces...so much joy!

Michelle@Sweet Something said...

Love these! Great mosaics!

Anita said...

This is such a great idea! How neat to have pictures to remind you of the past. Anita

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

How great that the costumes you made were recycled 20 years later! Cute post and mosaic!

~Susan

Sharon said...

What precious memories and darling mosaics. Priceless! Sharon

Caroline said...

You made all those costumes? How awesome! I wish I could sew like that. Even better that they are passed down!

Carole~Maynard Greenhouse said...

How lucky your children are to have such a talented mother to have made these costumes over the years. Memories they will have forever!
xxx.........C

Really Rainey said...

What fun mosaics... great memories for you too!
Happy Fall Daze...
~Really Rainey~

Cindy @ Chalk it Up! said...

It's so much fun strolling down memory lane! I admire your sewing and costume making skills.
I hope your son has a speedy recovery!

Marsha said...

The children in your life are so lucky that you are a sewer and have kept a costume box! They must be thrilled to go through it and find something or to know that you can create something entirely different. Fun post!

KarenB said...

They are adorable! I especially love Dorothy! Very cute!

Brenda @Cozy Little House said...

How cute they all look!
Brenda

Marice said...

those are really cool collections of photos! thanks for sharing these to us!

u may view mine if u have time

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

what a great idea....love your blog...
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Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

You sound like a wonderful person and a fantastic Grandma and Mom! :)

Susie Q said...

What fun and such a warm walk down memory lane! That is one lane I always take my time on! : ) I KNOW you were a great help to your son. I am no great shakes as a nurse either but love to help as I know you do. They are all blessed to have you.
Love,
Sue