I been trying to buy and collect all the Halloween decorations I had in my household growing up, eBay has been a huge help. Seeing those decorations brings me back to my youth, helping decorate the house and yard, shopping for a Halloween costume, and watching cable versions of 80s horror movies, it was a great time to be a kid.
Some of my favorite decorations came from AVON but another company that was a staple in my house was Beistle. If you don’t recognize the name you’ll surely remember the die cut cardboard decorations (See Picture Below).
My mom had whole sets of these Halloween decorations and would put them up all over the house. I always thought they were cool having that vintage look to them… So it was my mission to find these decorations and with help from eBay I found what I was looking for.
The first set I found was a package of eight pieces called Halloween Decorama. This set is known for its Witch and Flaming Skull Head. I would see those two decorations everywhere, even a few classrooms had them when I was in grade school.
Another one of my favorites is the mobile hanging decorations. This one you would hang from your ceiling and it was flying themed with a witch on her broom, a bat and a ghost. They were all tied together by a half smiling moon and black cat… I remember seeing this one hanging in the living room each year.
If Beistle wanted to they could get really creepy with their decorations. Just look at their jointed door decorations like the skeleton, mummy, or phantom but the one I bought was the Witch. I remember seeing this hanging on the living room door year after year. This Witch was truly wicked.
The one decoration I wasn’t able to find was the die cut of Dracula’s head… This is where my memory is a bit fuzzy. I do remember seeing this die cut hanging in my house growing up but I don’t remember the other die cut heads that Dracula came with. After some looking into he came in a pack with the Wolfman, Frankenstein’s Monster, and Grim Reaper. I don’t remember seeing them at all as a kid.
So! As you can tell by the pictures these decorations are still in their original packaging. I’m not a MIB collector, I will be opening these and displaying them around my house. Pictures to come, soon…