Toylanta was this weekend—it’s a big annual toy convention held in Atlanta over a weekend. It started as a hub for GI Joe collectors but expanded to include vintage toys across the board. I have friends that attend, friends who are vendors, and friends who attend with me, so it was an all-around fab time Saturday! Here are some highlights:
One of my best pals, Mel, sent me a box today that I think she called the “Hallowchristmas Box”. In other words, it contained stuff she had gotten me for Halloween and for Christmas! I gotta share this with you guys, because it’s just beyond amazing.
The first thing I pulled out was this knockout of a purse. I forgot to take pictures of the neat magical symbols on the back and the green satiny eyeball fabric on the inside.
I shoulda written about this sooner; now things are picked over and if you like what you see here you might not be able to get them.
We have several Dollar Tree stores in our area; generally I haven’t been too thrilled with their holiday offerings; it always seems like everything looks too “kiddie” themed or just as if it were made by the lowest-paid designers, which of course is how they keep things cheap. But this year I was really pleasantly shocked at the designs of some of Dollar Tree’s Halloween Wares, from glowing gloves to decorated treat boxes!
Here is the One-Eyed Halloween Beast for this year, and what a beauty. She is made from a giant yellow pompom, one bloodshot wiggle eye, a felt set of eyelashes I had lying around, a hair bow, and I cut up a Publix shopping bag with my pinking shears for her limbs. It’s a little tradition I started a couple of years ago, and as I expected, I’ve run out of room for my growing family of creations.
I have christened her Beauxdacious.