living in: beetlejuice

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Beetlejuice is now my ultimate fun Halloween flick. I honestly hadn’t seen it in 15 years and had only a vague recollection of stripes and the Day-O banana boat song. Silly me — I’ve been missing out all this time. This goofy mix of New England farmhouse meets Tim Burton kitschy kook is pitch-perfect for Halloween shenanigans.

1. Wide-Brimmed Hat, $31; 2. Model Trees, $23; 3. Mechanic’s Beacon Light, $148; 4. Country Church Wooden Dollhouse, $159; 5. Snake Toy, $15; 6. Antique Key, $23; 7. Woolrich Buffalo Plaid Shirt, $49; 8. Diana Parisian Camera, $65




In Beetlejuice, a recently deceased husband and wife test their spooky skills in order to rid their house of its new owners. Hilarity, of course, ensues when they hire bio-exorcist Beetlejuice to aid in the fright show. An adorable Winona Ryder plays Lydia, the misunderstood daughter. Bonus: Lydia Deetz is an epic Halloween costume. All it takes is a big black hat, black dress, black shoes and an old camera. Poof! You’re practically a Halloween legend already! — Amy M.

1. Striped Jacket, $120; 2. Betsey Johnson Stud Earrings, $36; 3. Marquee Lighted Arrow, $176, 4. Tulle Poof Clip, $45; 5. Antique American Rocking Chair, $445; 6. Belle by Sigerson Morrison Studded Oxfords, $250; 7. Shaker Box Kit $45; 8. Alkemie + Snake Earrings, $140

  1. valerie says:

    will you be doing a secret garden post.

    –ps love your site

  2. Karen Longo says:

    Thanks for this; I love anything and everything Tim Burton! What style he has! And, I actually liked the Deetz’ version of the house better than Adam and Barbara’s! They were a bit too ‘country kitsch’ for me. I love the style of Otho and his dinner guest, as well (the one who is mad because “they dropped a house on her sister”!)

    ps – Would love to see a post on “That Thing You Do” – Liv Tyler’s 1964 wardrobe alone is worth a post!

  3. Christina says:

    Great post! With Winona in mind, I’d love to see Living In Heathers! I was Veronica Sawyer for Halloween a few years back and revisiting that movie was amazing! {:

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