Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween!!!

Happy Halloween Cuties! We hope your bags are filled only with treats (not generic candy), the don't tricks go awry, and all pumpkins as cute and happy as this one!!! xxxo

Broom Hilda: Halloween Cutie

Today we celebrate a cute Halloween with one of our favorite wacky witches in the world!Broom-Hilda a cute old witch with green skin, a wart on the end of her nose, and stringy hair. She always dresses in black, but wears a flower on top of her hat. Hilda is said to be Attila the Hun's ex-wife and is always unsuccessfully trying to land a new husband. Originally Hilda smoked cigars and drank like a sailor, but she seems to have mellowed out a bit in her old age.Broom-Hilda is a classic newspaper comic strip created by Russell Myers. It is distributed by the Chicago Tribune Syndicate and debuted on April 19, 1970. You can read the strip every day here.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Hello-ween Kitty (redux)

This sign from Japan features Hello Kitty wearing a witch costume in a patch of laughing cutie pumpkins. To make this even more psychedelic, there's a smiling train coming up behind her to give a hug... Times like this I wish I read Japanese! xxxo

2 Cuties on a Broom

Good Gracious, Witch, how Hallowe'eny! - I have no clue to what that means. Happy day before Halloween.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Pocky Cuties

I love Pocky and you shoulda heard my squeals of dee-light when I found out they made some special for Halloween. Rumour is (as I can't find it in the US), that the pumpkin one isn't de-lish (his smiling pumpkin friend makes up for this) but the ghostly milk one is TDF... and look how cute the happy ghost is. Awwww, Hello There Pocky Cuties!!! xxxo

5 Hallowe'en Cuties

3 pumpkins, one kid and an adorably cute doggie - a perfect Hallowe'en from days gone by.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Graveyard Cuties

When I think of graveyards, I don't usually think of cute... boy was I wrong! If this bunny (with a super cute accessories), silly pumpkin friends and scared ghosts doesn't make a graveyard seem friendly, I don't know what does. Hello there cutie graveyard pals!!! xxxo

We Wish You a Merry Hallowe'en Cutie...

"Merry" and "Hallowe'en" are two words you often don't see together. This cute vintage postcard harkens back to the days when that saying was perhaps more common.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Booooooo Cuuuuutie

Having been to (and adored) Illinois many times, this cutie could tempt me outside Chicago... Between the adorable croc costume, spooky ghost in the background and happy pumpkin friend on a chartreuse background, we just gotta say Hello There Cutie! xxxo

Cuties in (Halloween) Love

A rare romantic Hallowe'en greeting from ye olden days. This is an aspect of the holiday that has long since been forgotten.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Treat-Pak Cutie

"Any treat will stop a trick as long as it's from Post Treat-Pak" went this ad from the 1940s. Underneath a scary witch mask lurked this sweet child who would rather have cereal then candy... def wouldn't of been this chocoholic poster!!! xxxo

Devilishly Cute

This cutie is celebrating a Starry Hallowe'en - and she's not letting those little red devils spoil her holiday fun!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Squishy Cutie

Awww... who doesn't love a squishy keychain pal that is easy to find in your purse? Adore this green puppy (or is it bear?)'s sweet face and his pumpkin friend sitting atop his head. Or is it a hat? Okay, I have no idea what this is except darn cute so Hello There Cutie Halloween keychain!!! xxxo

Cute Treats

A pumpkin-headed cowboy ropes in some sweet treats for Halloween rustlers on this vintage candy bag.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Secret Cutie

Who wouldn't be excited to get this cutie card in the mail? Between her gypsy outfit, not scary (but adorable!) black cat and harvest moon, we just gotta say "Hello There Cutie" to this Hallmark moment! xxxo

Cracker Jack Cute

Cracker Jacker has been making trick or treaters smile for over 100 years now! The sticky sweet mix of popcorn and peanuts (and a surprise inside!!!) has been a favorite since 1893 - that's a long long run for Jack and his cute dog Bingo.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Hello-ween Cutie

We adore Hello Kitty and here she is in her Hello-ween outfit... A black cat costume! Love the bat belt for a goth touch, and her little paws are stretched out to grab some treats. I hope she gets a lot of them!!! xxxo

Cute Scaredy Cat

This vintage Halloween mask might be a bit spooky, but it's also a cutie.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Beware Cuties

"Beware! If you see a spook, Or hear a noise that's eerie as can be- If you get scared on Halloween- Call out- But not for me!" I admit, I'd call out for the cutie illustrations and fabulous retro typography too... xxxo

Don't Do This At Home, Cuties!

While these homemade Halloween masks are certainly cute, it's not advised to wear a paper bag on your head for several reasons. 1) you won't be able to see where you are going 2) you may not be able to breathe properly while wearing a bag on your head 3) you might scare other cuties.
So please, choose your Halloween head wear carefully.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Pumpkin Dress Cutie

This "tally card" is so fabulous I'm speechless. Pumpkin dress + Marie Antoinette wig + amazing art nouveau fan = beyond amazing. Just one question, what is this a tally for??? Dances or drinks or...? xxxo

Cute Jill O'Lanterns

These harlequin cuties are celebrating Halloween early with this gay graphic from the early 20th century!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Owl Always Be Cute

This is adorable trio of owls look so cute I give a hoot! Made of artificial wood with
green and yellow felt eyes, these sweeties rest on a real wood branch and were probably conceived in the 1960s. Makes me want to redecorate just to accommodate their cuteness... Hello There 3x Cuties! xxxo

Owl's a Cute Treat

This vintage Halloween graphic features a wonderfully stylized (and cute) owl in the foreground and a simple & skinny witch in the moonlight. The amazing type treatment is a bonus as well!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Cutie Cereals

Altho Quisp was my fave childhood cereal, I always wished my Mom would buy me either of the two above, along with their good friend Count Chocula. These cereals made every morning Halloween for my lucky friends... looking at the boxes now, I think I was just attracted to their cute faces. Hello There Cuties! xxxo

Cute Witch Cycle

This cute plastic plaything features a witch, a pumpkin and a motorcycle! I guess sometimes a broom isn't fast enough!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Devilishly Cutie

In the 1970s, 4" statues like these were all the rage and this saucy devil seemed Halloween appropriate. The front reads "Good Little Girls May go to Heaven... But Bad Little Girls Go Everywhere." In the land of Hello There Cutie, bad girls eat chocolate before supper so wee hee, we get to travel!!! xxxo

Cute & Strange

A cute vintage plastic Halloween knick-knack from the mid-20th century...this pumpkin plays the accordion. Sure, why not?

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Count Cutie

Altho vampires are all the rage, my childhood fave vamp was Count von Count (aka The Count) from Sesame Street. The Count's still on SS, with his main purpose educating children on simple math, most notably counting. That's the official descrip of the Count... mine is Super Count Cutie!!! xxxo

Carving Cute Pumpkins

These boys have obviously followed the directions posted on Hello There Cutie earlier this week because they are doing a fine job of carving their jack o'lanterns.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Policing Cute

Time for a break from Halloween for some arresting cuties... Hikaru-kun and Hikari-chan are the mascots of the Niigata Prefectural Police Force in Japan. They even have their own merchandise here. With their bright yellow gloves, adorable hats and sweet faces, we just gotta say "Moshi Moshi Cuties!" xxxo

Cute Costume in a Clown Box

Here's a cute costume with mask – and it's flame retarded!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Boo-Nilla Cutie Shake

Time for another Hello There Cutie recipe... this time for Halloween!

For 12 faces, place 1/3 cup (2 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl; microwave on high until melted, 1 to 1 1/2 minutes; stir. Using a small brush, paint chocolate inside glasses (if it hardens too soon, microwave 20 seconds more). Let set a few minutes before adding vanilla milkshake. Prepare glasses up to a day ahead, but don't fill until ready to serve. Voila! Boo-Nilla Cutie shakes... xxxo

Adorable recipe via

Sweet, Cute & Crunchy

Casper's back - this time the friendly ghost is serving up some Sugar Chex for a sweet, smart Halloween breakfast! With a FREE PRIZE INSIDE!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Cardboard Cuties Close-Up

Proving that "cute minds think alike" - here's my two favorite Beistle vintage Halloween decorations that I planned to post today not knowing that Sherri also was posting them too! Jinxies! Well, these two I've always referred to as "Country Pumpkin" and "City Pumpkin" and I imagined that these grinning gourds were cousins who saw each other only once a year–on Halloween!

Cardboard Cuties

"Who are these cuties?" you might be wondering... well, these are home decorations from the 60s for the home. I adore the adorable pumpkins and smiling cat, and even the witch looks sweet; oddly, it's the owl that scares this trick or treater! Well, they still get a big "Hello there cutie" for being so swell. xxxo

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Cutie Treats

On Halloween, the real surprises were in the bags that neighbors would fill with assorted stuff... would it be generic candy or homemade treats or something super yummy? Even a toy? Well this little cutie in disguise would make me want to see what's in his bag o' treats. Hello there cutie little boy!!! xxxo

Carving Cuties

After you find your Great Pumpkin, you gotta wheel it home and carve it up into a jack 0'lantern. These two cuties give us a step-by-step guide on how to do it right, decades before Martha Stewart came along.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Great Pumpkin = Cutie

One can't have cutie without the classic comic strip Peanuts... According to Linus, on Halloween night, the Great Pumpkin rises out of the pumpkin
patch he deems the most "sincere." The Great Pumpkin then flies through the air to deliver toys to all the good little children. One can cause the Great Pumpkin to pass him or her by saying "if he comes", as opposed to "when he comes." This means the Great Pumpkin is likely to pass by anyone who doubts his existence... we believe, do you? xxxo

Who's Cute?

Another great, classic Beistle vintage Halloween decoration was this cute owl. Owls are generally not associated with the holiday, but who gives a hoot?

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Cute, Silly & Soapy

In the tradition of Crazy Foam, here is Silly Soap–a fun bath time accessory that every child of the 70s wishes they had. This wacky product was basically dad's shaving cream in a taller can with a cute or crazy character on the label. Mister Monster was the most popular of the three Silly Soapers, along with Alphie the Astronaut and Woo-Woo the Whale.

Kawaii Cutie Sweeties

Sometimes we need reminders about how sweet life is... and these kawaii cuties remind me. Sweet in both their smiles and figures (who doesn't love a cupcake?), these five make it ok for us to partake in a sweetie (or two!) today! And for that I say Hello There Cutie Sweeties!!! xxxo

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Creepy But Cutie Too

This wicked witch mask may be a bit creepy, but her big toothy smile proves she's only a "trick" with a true cutie hiding somewhere behind the Halloween facade.

Creepy Yet Cutie

There's something haunting about this painting of a little girl and her pet skunk that is both creepy yet cute... From the way she's staring at us to the tight grip around her pet, this image reminds me of a scary movie. But she's so sweet and innocent in her white dress I must be wrong... or am I? xxxo

Thanks for the image Elisabeth!

Friday, October 9, 2009

Pumpkin Cutie

This little pumpkin is so kawaii I'm squealing... A UK mousepad, he would make me wish it was October everyday with him smiling from my desktop. Add in the dancing candy corns, all we can say is "Hello there cutie!!!" xxxo

Sophisticated & Cute

One of my favorite vintage Halloween decorations from the fine folks at Beistle Decorations, this feline fellow scares up some fond memories of trick & treats back in my old neighborhood. I loved decorating my family's front bay window each October with these wonderful and cute cut-outs, a tradition which I carry on today in my very own home.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Sew Cutie

What are we to be this Halloween? Once again, I looked at sewing patterns from the 70s for inspiration and look what was found: these cutie kids beckoning us to be bunnies, tigers or kittens. The problem is deciding which!!! xxxo