Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Halloween Night



Halloween Night was available through the Betty Crocker catalog 
in 2004 and 2005.  
One interesting aspect of Halloween Night is that the line had a number of variations of the decal used on different pieces. The decal used on the dinner, luncheon, pizza tray, oval platter, 19 oz bowl and chop plate covers almost the entire piece. It has a spooky house at its center with a large sunflower moon behind it. The background has a night sky and grass done in blues and greens. Outside the house is a graveyard with dancing skeletons. A black cat sits on the gatepost and a ghost is peeking out behind it. Tangerine jack o lanterns, a crow sitting in a bare tree and bats all around the edge finish it off. 
The gusto bowl and 2 qt serving bowl have dancing skeletons in the graveyard all around the outside of the bowl with black bats along the top of the decal. The mug has the black cat sitting in front of the sunflower moon and black bats along the top. The round candleholders have a black cat in front of the moon and the word Boo on it. 




Halloween Night
Item, Item Number, Decal Description

Dinner Plate, #0466
Spooky house with skeletons/ graveyard and cat and bats

Luncheon, #0465
Spooky house with skeletons/ graveyard and cat and bats

Mug, #0453
Black cat in front of moon

19 oz Bowl, #0461
Spooky house with skeletons/ graveyard and cat and bats

15” Pizza Tray, #0505
Spooky house with skeletons/ graveyard and cat and bats

Gusto Bowl, #0723
Skeletons in graveyard

Medium Oval Platter, #0457
Spooky house and bats

2 qt Serving Bowl, #0455
Skeletons in graveyard

Round Candleholders, #0488
Black cat with Boo

Chop Plate, #0467
Spooky house with skeletons/ graveyard and cat and bats

Submitted by: Andrea Sunnen
Photos courtesy: Sharon Smith-Mitchell, Alex Silva, Harold Cook


Friday, October 23, 2015

Strawser Fall Fiesta Auction


ATTENTION — upcoming Strawser Fall Fiesta Auction
November 6 & 7, 2015, LaGrange, Indiana

 Strawser Auctions will be conducting their 
Fall Fiesta Auction
on November 6 & 7, 2015 
in LaGrange, Indiana. 

This year's auction includes the Dr. Thomas Stough collection a long time collector and the auction includes many rare pieces including an ivory experimental cream & sugar, maroon Tom & Jerry mug, a red stripe two pint jug and red striped #4 & #5 mixing bowls, turquoise onion soup, a complete set of flower vases and much more. 

Visit the Strawser Auction Group website for more informationwww.strawserauctions.com.