Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Creating Your Vintage Hallowe'en: Book Review

Every so often a Halloween book comes along that so utterly charming and enjoyable that it is the season's must have. Creating Your Vintage Hallowe'en by Marion Paull is just that book (available from Amazon or your favorite bookseller). The book is produced with loving care and attention to every detail: hardcover, full color, orange-edged pages, and filled with period illustrations, crafts, recipes, and lore of Hallowe'ens past – and even a ribbon to use as a book marker! This is the book you keep by your favorite chair to peruse while sipping a cup of warm apple cider on a chilly October Sunday. It's a joy to delve into the nostalgic feeling it instantly creates, but don't let the compact size trick you. It's celebratory tone yields some highly informative vignettes, and the layout is visually appealing and encourages further exploration. What a treat!

CREATING YOUR VINTAGE HALLOWEEN by MARION PAULL, published by CICO Books ($16.95)

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