Oct 30, 2010

Haunting Beauty...

An old graveyard seems like a good place
to spend Halloween....

Unless you are afraid?

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A good place to to be at dusk
when the world of the living
and the world of the dead
are only divided by
a thin line...


energy swirls in the air...


Try to move quickly 
we don't want to get lost in the 
maze of pickets...


This marker is that of a young bride,
who met a tragic end on
her wedding day ;-)

We should tread quietly
for awhile...




Funny and a little eerie
that so much moss grows in a sunny location...


Happy All Hallows Eve to you!
Stay Safe!!

A bit of trivia...
This old and truly very lovely graveyard is in
Roslyn, Washington.
Roslyn is the town that the TV series
Northern Exposure was filmed..

A strange and non eerie thing about the cemetery is
that deer are always wandering about!!


 Who knows what they see after dark!!!

I am joining The Tablescaper for Seasonal Sundays
Pop on over for a visit!

 Happy Haunting...

Oct 29, 2010

Just a Bit of Pink...

The wind and rain stopped for today...
 a little trip around the garden
was in order...

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There among all the falling leaves,
and yes mud...

Was one tiny Guadalupe Rose
the last for this season...

Her pink petals so soft and subtle...


I paired her with a sprig of Dusty Miller
it's soft silvery shade and velvet leaves
seemed just right....


The silver gave me an excuse
to play with my new faux mercury glass votive cups
(from Target only ninety-nine cents each!)


A tiny vignette of flowers
to gaze upon on the cool night ahead :-))

Tonight I am joining...

better late then never!
Feathered Nest Friday at The French Country Cottage
Show and Tell Friday at My Romantic Home
Vignette Friday at Color Outside the Lines
and
come visit for more pink delights :-)

Thanks for visiting me today!

Oct 27, 2010

Temptation...

When thinking about a tablescape
for tonight...

My mind was stuck on temptation..

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The cool weather of Autumn
always gives me a sweet tooth
and a desire for carb loading:-))


Sometimes you must indulge...

So... I had to give in and make my favorite coffee cake
using my Moms recipe....


I'll serve hot tea with the cake,

Using sweet rosy teacups
with mismatched saucers...


Roses and Candlelight are always essential :-)


I used my favorite and often enjoyed
Fluffy Roses dessert plates
from Homer Laughlin...

The muted colors
went well with the soft toned fall roses...


My Grandmothers silver forks,
were laid on delicate
Rachael Ashwell Napkins
from target..

Simple and decadent
like a good dessert...


The centerpiece
is bits of fall colors from around the garden...

A few last pink roses
Stewartia Leaves and Beauty Berries...


The votive candles were nestled into
tiny tartlet pans
while a few crystals were scattered about the table...

The twinkles looked like stars on the
gossamer vintage tablecloth...


Mmmmmm...

Tonight I am joining

Thanks for joining me today!

Oct 26, 2010

My Old Halloween House...

We have been having our first fall storm
four days of wind and rain...

Laziness has filled my days

I was looking at old photos
and thought I would share a few,
timely ones....

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We moved into our house
just a few weeks before Halloween,
eleven years ago...


It was an old Victorian House that I adored
 I had watching it, 
hoping to buy it someday...

A major fixer upper
with chippy paint
and a few rotting boards...

Not a plant in sight,
no real updates to the house in 50 years!

Although daunting,  a perfect blank canvas,
To build a dream on,
full of original features...


The stark original black and white color scheme
made a great Halloween backdrop
in it's simplicity...


Yes...
I loved crows even then :-)


These days
with it's pink exterior
 and lavender porch floors,
Eerie just doesn't work so well :-))

Today I am joining
and
Kathleen for White Wednesday

Thanks for visiting me today!

Oct 23, 2010

Sisters of the Moon...

The night of the Halloween Moon...

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The perfect time
for Sisters of the Moon
to gather for a soiree..

and a bit of tea...


You can park your broom here by the door...


Come sit for a spell :-)


The candles are lit...


A big pot of piping hot tea
is ready to warm your chilly bones...


The butlers have been turned to crows
to serve your every need..
Are you ready for them to pour you a cup?


We will be using my favorite Bone China...


How about a sweet for you?
My pretties...


Or perhaps with a long flight ahead of you
a nosh of fruit
will serve you better?


A little light reading,
to be shared among friends...


I have brought my Vintage Thingy...

Among such a group of witches,
surely someone will have knowledge
 of the mysterious powers it holds...


A Red Rose from my magical garden...

The Magical Tea Parties continue
Stop by for a cup!


I am also joining
 Funky Junk Interiors for Saturday Nite Special
and
Seasonal Sundays at The Tabelscaper

Thanks for Flying With Me:-)

Oct 22, 2010

Pink October...


With the almost freezing temperatures at night
the garden is wrapping up...

Even with the fading colors
and their tattered edges
 the flowers still shine in amazing beauty...

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The Asters grew so tall
they tumbled over,
their already fringed edges
fraying and curling...


The Hydrangea flowers have dried in place,
holding onto the most muted shades of pink...


The Queen Elizabeth Rose's
reign has sadly ended...


Her petals falling....


Floating elegantly in the little bird bath...


For one last moment of raw beauty...


Before,  she rests and prepares for another stunning year...


and I am joining...Today's Flowers


Thanks for visiting me today!