What’s your favorite holiday?

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Karen Knapstein

About Karen Knapstein

Karen L. Knapstein is Print Editor for Antique Trader. A lifelong collector and student of antiques, she lives in Wisconsin with her husband, Joseph, and daughter, Faye.

“What’s your favorite holiday?”

My daughter asks me this as each and every holiday approaches. I’ll bet I’ve heard it at least nine times in the past two weeks.

Of course, right now, Halloween is her favorite holiday. I have to admit, it ranks right up there with me, too. I remember donning a costume with a mask I couldn’t see out of and trick-or-treating with my brothers while my mother followed behind us with the family car.

It was just as difficult for us — as it is for children today — to wait until we got home to delve into our bags of treats. I enjoy Halloween now for the decorations and the fun-spirited novelty rather than for the edible treats.

It’s always fun to see those houses with lights and decorations in every window, cobwebs and skeletons dangling in trees, tombstones and caskets propped in yards.

I can only imagine what decor lies behind those closed doors.

It would only make sense that some of them are vintage, as we usually don’t purge our holiday decor very often.

C. Dianne Zweig, the author
of Hot Kitchen & Home Collectibles of the 30s, 40s, 50s and Hot
Cottage Collectibles for Vintage Style Homes and editor of
Iantiqueonline.com, has a great blog entry on Halloween and Halloween collectibles.

Have a spooktacular time!

— Posted by Karen Knapstein

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