Must Be the Season of the Witch


© The Strangelings 2009

When my mother’s ancestors migrated from France, they settled in Canada. In the 1600s they migrated to Massachusetts.
During the Salem Witch Trials, one of her great-great aunts was arrested and executed.
The women in our family have always been an empathatic lot. We’re known for being a little quirky, too. I suspect these traits have attributed to my love of Vintage Fashion and my penchant for mixing eras.

3 dice and clear sphere: ThirdShift Witch's Hat: Shabby Peonie

3 dice and clear sphere: ThirdShift
Witch’s Hat: Shabby Peonie

This time of year always brings me back to my roots. I love cats, candles, and a good horror story.
There are many ways for a witch to honor her heritage and look great doing so.
Even if you’re not a practioneer of Wicca or Majick, the styles are fabulous. Pairing an Antique Edwardian dress with a 1960s veiled hat conjures up a unique fashion statement.

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Sheer Edwardian Gown: RanchQueenVintage
Black Veiled Tophat: GoodMourningShop

Accessories play a very important role in getting your witch on. I found this terrific Saint Benedictine medal and as it turns out,  it is also known as the witch’s medal. The proper pointy toe boots are a must-have.

St. Benoit Witches Medal: MeanGlean Edwardian Boots: wretchedshekels

St. Benoit Witches Medal: MeanGlean
Edwardian Boots: wretchedshekels

If you prefer to be an edgier witch, a body-hugging black knit dress is perfect.
Pair it with some interesting high heeled boots, and you’ll definitely put a spell on those around you.

Black knit dress: BethelsVintage Floral High Heeled Boots: ScarletFury

Black knit dress: BethelsVintage
Floral High Heeled Boots: ScarletFury

Be sure to have all of your accroutements on hand. Every witch needs a familiar.
It doesn’t have to be a black cat. A raven does the job nicely.
And don’t forget, you will need a cauldron or large pot to cook up all the fun.

Cauldron or cowoy pot: Modred12 Paper Maché Raven: opendoorstudio

Cauldron or cowoy pot: Modred12
Paper Maché Raven: opendoorstudio

For all your crow’s feet, locks of hair, eye of newt, or buttons and small trinkets, an embellished box is a great idea.
This one is large enough to use for storing your spells – I mean recipe cards.
If you’d like to read about the Salem Witches, there are many books available for you to peruse.
The details on the cover of this antique one written in 1870 are really great.

Black Wood Box with Lace: 4EnvisioningVintage 'Witch Hill' book: WhatCheerProvidence

Black Wood Box with Lace: 4EnvisioningVintage
‘Witch Hill’ book: WhatCheerProvidence

Have a Very Magical Season of the Witch!

All items with the exception of the book are available in Vintage Etsy Society Street Team members’ shops on etsy. The book, “Witch Hill” is from a non-member, but is also on etsy.
This Blog was originally written by Leisa K. Farrow of nowandthenstyle for the Vintage Etsy Society Street Team.

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2 Responses to Must Be the Season of the Witch

  1. Anita says:

    Great story and I love your finds!

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