Product Spotlight: Vintage Beistle Halloween Decorations
Get into the Halloween spirit with haunting classics from the Beistle Company!
You may have never heard of the Beistle Company, but chances are you’ve seen their Halloween decorations over the years. The company was founded in 1900 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania by Martin Luther Beistle, and is still run by his descendants.
What started as a small imprint and calendar production in the basement of Mr. Beistle’s home has evolved over the years with products that included wood children’s toys and artificial plants, but the Beistle Company really took off when it partnered with the Paper Novelty Company to pioneer the American production of honey combed tissue decorations.
They've created decorations for all holidays, but their first seasonal line was for Halloween in 1921. Since then, they have produced over 1000 different designs including weird witches, bristling black cats, spooky spiders, and spine-tingling skeletons! Their honey combed and die cut decorations helped popularize Halloween decorating across the country.
Here are just some of the amazing Beistle decorations we currently stock:
Vintage Cat and Moon Centerpiece inspired by Beistle's most popular images from the 1930's
Vintage Halloween Classic Cutouts feature images dating back to 1929!
This bony buddy is a reproduction of an original 1936 Beistle design.
Many Beistle decorations are 2 sided, making them perfect for hanging in windows or dangling from a string.
The Tango Witch and her Cat have been spookily spinning since 1929!
If you're looking for more of a swingin 60's vibe for your Halloween pad, dig these Vintage Halloween Jointed Go-Go Dancers!
The Vintage Jointed Halloween Goblin was first produced in 1960. Watch out! He's comin' to getcha!
Groove on in to the 70's with these Vintage Halloween Jointed Cats that were originally released in 1973 and 1976.
The Vintage Halloween Jointed Witch is based on original artwork from 1976.