Sep 27, 2012

Haunting Housewares

With October on the horizon, my mind wanders to devilish decorations and haunting housewares. After all, a proper Halloween household would not be complete without a few spooky accoutrements. And who doesn't need a skeleton corkscrew?
Photo, property of Kikkerland Design.  Designed by Ariel Rojo and Stephanie Suarez for the Kikkerland Mexico Design Challenge.

Vanessa Valencia is no stranger to fabulous Halloween decorations.  As head creatrix at A Fanciful Twist, she designs amazing posts, blog parties and has her own art and design studio on Etsy.  These potion and spell labels are sure to make any bottle you place them on, look charming.

Photo property of and Vanessa Valenica

When doing up the dishes from your Halloween bash, why not use some chic linens?  This vintage-look towel might even make dish-washing duty fly by. 

Photo, property of Williams-Sonoma

Shots are ten times the fun in these skull glasses!

Photo, property of Crystal Head Vodka

I can think of a few other uses for these cocktail pics (poppets, anyone?)  Still - they would be incredibly fab impaling olives in a very Dirty Martini.  It's too bad that they are just a tad (a big tad) out of my price range.

Photo, property of Ralph Lauren Home

All your hors d'oeuvres will look more appealing on these spooky appetizer plates from Williams-Sonoma.

Photo, property of Willams-Sonoma.

And lastly, when having that nightcap of tea (or absinthe,) these sugar skulls are the perfect sweetener.

Photo, property of Dembones on

These are just a few ideas to get your Halloween decorations and party started.  If you track down any more scary or skeletal housewares, let me know!


Magaly Guerrero said...

I want to go shopping...

My gods, you are such a terrible influence lol

Now, I really need lots of things with skulls on them ;-)

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Very cool!

Wulf said...

Oh dear, does this mean I'm going to have to go to Williams-Sonoma for the first time? I've never imagined there would be anything there I'd want. Of course even those drink coasters are probably more than I can afford!

And speaking of expensive, Crystal Head Vodka has finally arrived in Ontario. Has anyone actually tried it? Worth the money for more than the bottle?

Jeanne said...

They're all great. I do like those sugar skulls though... Thanx for sharing!

Rue said...

It's pretty great in a martini, but more often than not, my martinis are fruity. Fruit juice can hide a world of sins when it comes to alcohol, so the cheaper stuff works too. But a good martini, fruity or not, is smooth. And this stuff is smooth.

Buy it once for the bottle, because it's fun & reuseable. Buy it twice, only if you really love it.

Birgit said...

Lovely items!