halloween

Hip Halloween

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“If human beings had genuine courage, they’d wear their costumes every day of the year, not just on Halloween.” – Doug Coupland

BLACK GLASS BRASS BAR CART | @D.L. Rhein

October really marks the beginning of fall and the official kick off to the Holiday Season.  Warm cider, caramel apples and the smell of cinnamon sticks evoke a sense of childhood nostalgia and a time for everyone to come out of their shells and be whatever they want for one night a year.  There is something very liberating about that.  Whether you’re taking your littles trick or treating, or having an adults only soiree, here are some of our favorites from our newest arrivals and vintage hunts for sophisticated, yet whimsical objects of the macabre.

Halloween Decorating Is So Fun | @D.L. Rhein

BRASS NUT BOWL GLASS ORB | CAST IRON LABRADOR

Halloween Decorating with a Vintage Bar Cart | @D.L. Rhein

BLACK GLASS BRASS BAR CART | VINTAGE CHINOIS RUG

Halloween Decorating with Big Bugs | @D.L. Rhein

SILVER DIPPED BEETLES | PEWTER SPIDERS | VINTAGE BRASS TRAY

Halloween Decorating with Big Bad Bugs | @D.L. Rhein

POLISHED HORN BOWLS | BRASSY INSECTS AND COBRA

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HAUNTING VINTAGE OIL PAINTING | BIG RING NICKEL TOP CANISTERS

"FOO" + "BOO" for Halloween | D.L. Rhein

CERAMIC FOO DOGS | VINTAGE LEATHER BOUND BOOKS | MAGNIFYING GLASS

Decorating for Halloween | D.L. Rhein

PAIR OF VINTAGE SIAMESE FIGURES

"WHO" "WOOT" | D.L. Rhein

VINTAGE OWL TRAY AND GRECIAN URN

Halloween Decorating is best with a Skull - or Two | @D.L. Rhein

POLISHED HORN SALT CELLARS | CAST IRON SKULL DISHES

Happy Haunting!

XO,

D.L.

Magical Merchandiser

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 “If we are together, nothing is impossible.” – Winston Churchill

A Black + White window display to usher in the festivities of October | D.L. Rhein

When I walked into my Motor Avenue store on October 1, my socks were blown right off, reminiscent of the Wicked Witch of the East and her Ruby Slippers. I have to say that I think our windows are always inspired, fun and whimsical.  But this one was really something else.  It incorporated all of the elements that we strive to convey to the many people passing our very funky, out of the way shop, tucked into a corner of a major thoroughfare halfway between Fox and Sony Studios.  This display is multi layered, incorporating the spirit of Halloween in a sophisticated way, that has a taste of everything we do: beauty, shiny, vintage, hand made, chic and unexpected.  A story is created packing in the perfect pieces but with a delicate eye.  I am very proud and so, I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to tell the story of how Deb met Jess.  read more

3 Favorite Spooky Things Part 2

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What boy would not want to decorate with this authentic Crocodile Head? | D.L. Rhein

Alligator Head – $45

Graphite Pencils - The Perfect Gift! | D.L. Rhein

Batle Studio Graphite Objects – $32 each (whale, snake, sparrow, quill)

A set of these on your Halloween buffet table makes a great statement | D.L. Rhein

D.L. and Co. Memento Mori Collection – box of 5 skull candles $42

Costume Recap

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As promised… The Mask and The Crown of Suburbia

Thing One and Thing Two

Pretty Little Princesses

and One Sweet Guy

Hope your Halloween was just as colorful as ours!

XO,

D.L.

Happy Halloween!

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I love Halloween… such a magical mystery in the air!  Even though it falls on a Monday this year, there are ways to be festive all day long: the dentist assistant has horns in her hair, and she’s allowed to stay that way; I can eat candy for my three meals, and no one looks at me funny.

Every year, we go to my friend Jennifer Trilling’s house for creepy foods and trick-or-treating.  What’s cuter than kids in costume?  Maybe dogs, but don’t let my children hear that.  Trick-or-treating dates back to the Middle Ages, when people would go door to door for coins and treats.  Trick-or-treating resembles the medieval practice of souling, when poor people would go door to door and receive coins in exchange for saying prayers for loved ones.  Shakespeare indicates souling in his comedy The Two Gentlemen of Verona (1593), when Speed accuses his master of “puling (whining) like a beggar at Hallowmas.”  A theater major like myself always loves slipping in a little Shakespeare!  In Scotland, children still do a “trick” for a treat- a ghost story or a song.  So cute!

Jennifer just throws the best parties, and I am so grateful our families get to come together at least this one, very special, time of year.  All ages, from grandparents to little ones, we all eat eyeballs and go door to door.  This year, Mia and Lila, Jennifer’s older daughter, will be princesses and Rose and Dahlia, her youngest, will be Thing One and Thing Two.  I asked Rose if she was going to be Thing One or Two, and she said, “We haven’t decided yet.”  It turns out Jennifer and I have the same costume in mind- I just got off the phone with her- harried housewives.  My kids said I should wear a mask, so I’m putting a mud one on.

Pictures to follow, I promise.

Have a happy, healthy Halloween!!

XO,

D.L.