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Monday, October 31, 2011

A Spooky Night

Saturday night was our Annual Costume Party!

We had a spOOky great time.

Mr. M. was a very handsome Charlie Chaplin.

They were dying to get into the livingroom.

This coffin served as a coffee table.
I have to say my favorite touch was the bunch of roses for the deseased.

For the party, I turn off all lights except orange light, black light and candles.
There was a fog machine in the garage to set the stage as they arrived.

Halloween in the kitchen.

Be afraid of things that go bump in the dinning room.

I really did end up lining one of the coffins in red satin.

Even the bathroom got batty.
I have to say, I think decorating the bathroom turned out to be the most fun.
I glued over twenty small bats from the ceiling and the walls and the large bat hanging from the
ceiling was awesome.


The official greeter for the party.
The Condemned signs were borrowed from a great Halloween inspiration,

Miss witch lead the way.

We all had a great time.
I have already decided next year we will have a Halloween party for the kids.

Tonight we dress up again to take the kids trick or treating.
We have taken our kids to the same area for the past eight years, and it is the best location,
the families get so into Halloween that all of the children have such a good time.

I hope that all who like to celebrate, a Happy Halloween,!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Halloween Inn

The Inn is almost ready for ready for guests.

I have been busy working on Halloween.
 Mr. M. helped me put the new mantel in the living room. 

A simple bat project from last year.

Skeletons everywhere.

Last year my cherub lamps had black masks, this year I made them each a witch hat.

The eyeballs are on the wall.

The Boys are on the front steps to great my guests.

Mr. M. helped me make his and her coffins for the dinning room. 
Tomorrow I am lining them with velvet.

The witch peeking out in the back, why she is the guest of honor of course.

The details, they are the most important, they are what my guests remember the most.

I hope you are enjoying fall.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Whites in the Dinning Room

Where they belong.

I finally did it.
I removed all my rose china and pottery from the huge pine cabinet in my dinning room.

I may be getting ready for Halloween, but that is not really why I did it.
Just an excuse to get it done.

It was the last real area that had my roses in it.

Now that there is not as many pieces inside, I can display my favorites easier.

Don't worry I did not pack all of them. 
My favorite pieces are in the office cabinet.
I did manage to pack away four bins in the basement.

I kind of thought that once I started putting my collected white pieces and silver that I would deplete them from the rest of the house.

I guess I had more collected than I thought.

I am happy with how the cabinet looks now.
It is more ME!

This little cow silver butter dish is one of my favorite finds.

Button candles I made for my old shop.

How about you?
Do you surround yourself with what you love or hang on to some things just because?

I am joining Kathleen from Faded Charm for White Wednesday.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Arbor House Lane Home Feature

I just wanted to say thank you to Melinda from Alabaster Rose Home and Designs and

*~Feature Button~*

Melinda is the first blogger to Feature me from Arbor House Lane.
I am just so honored to be considered a Vintage Inspired Home.

If you want to see more, make sure to visit The Vintage Inspired Home.

As for me.

I am up to my eye balls in Halloween.

Here is a sneak peek at what the kids and I have been up to this weekend.

Witches always need a place to hang their broom!

These are simple paper bats I cut out of paper and put on the wall.
I borrowed the idea from here, after finding the picture on PINTEREST.
If you want to see more of what I pin on PINTEREST.

Crows just say Halloween to me.

The biggest change will be in the dinning room.
I packed up all of my rose china from the pine hutch and put it into storage.

That's right no roses in the dinning room. 
I will share more photos of the dinning room later in the week.

I am sharing my simple Halloween decorations for Tuesday's Treasures with Kristin from My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia.

How about you?
I hope you are enjoying Fall.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Fall Weekends

Last weekend we took the kids for our annual visit to the Pumpkin Farm.

It was a rainy day and we figured that it would be slow, but we didn't figure it would be almost empty and the vendors went home early.
Oh well, we decided to stay, and they gave us a voucher to come back this week.

Two weeks ago we went to Letchworth State Park for a family get together.

It is a beautiful time of year and the weather turned out to be perfect.

We enjoyed hiking along the trails.
I had to keep reminding the little one;

There was plenty of food and even a playground for the kids to play on.

The falls were just beautiful, almost as much as my daughter.

This weekend Mr. M. is away for work again.
I am trying to get the house in Spooky order.

I love how the rat tail is dangling.

Crows are everywhere.

Glue gun blood, my favorite to use for Halloween.
Yes Karen that is an eye ball, a candy one.

It is starting to look a little SPOOKY around here.

I also wanted to say, I think Witchy poo has been casting a spell on my computer.
It seems I am not always able to post a comment. 
 I write the words, then when I push the publish comment.

 POOF, it disappears.

I have heard others are having this problem, so I am hoping Mr. M. the REAL computer guy will help me when he gets home......pretty please if you are reading this.