“Hobgoblins” from the vintage collection of Bruce Elsass
Bruce Elsass is never more excited than when he has found rare holiday pieces of ephemera in “mint” condition! His love of unusual and unique vintage decorations has taken him cross-country through antique shops, flea markets, garage sales and collector’s events for the past 30 years. All of the “Hobgoblins” designs, which include Valentine’s Day, Easter, Americana, Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas, are based on these items from Bruce’s extensive collections.
Growing up in the small farm town of New Knoxville, Ohio, Bruce has fond memories of celebrating holidays with his family - especially Halloween. His creative parents encouraged him to dress up and have innocent fun trick-or-treating throughout the town. Those childhood memories have expanded into a lifelong passion for collecting vintage Halloween and other holiday decorations.
Thanks to Bruce’s diligence in finding and preserving these unique and fragile bits of our past, Bethany Lowe Designs now is able to recreate, or “borrow,” from them so we all can enjoy a piece of history.