Thursday, October 28, 2010

Halloween Table

Halloween is in just a few days so it was time to redo my table with a more appropriate feel.
(click pictures to enlarge)
How does one go about creating a graveyard feel ?

First came my spiderweb tablecloth.

A spooky old tree with tealights for a eerie glow. 
A few tombstones and skulls.

Of course a witch with her cat lurks there.

A few dancing skeletons.

 Is that a ghost I see?

One definitely needs a coffin or two.

Hope you have a spooky Halloween!

Joining Debra at Common Ground for:
           Stop by Susan's Between Naps on tthe Porch.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Loving Lace

Hello Ladies! I was debating about what to show today and came up with my vintage hats and women's garments.
I apologize for the flash glare, I tried everything to do without it but all my pics came out way too dark!

I found this beautiful piece at a yard sale and could not pay for it fast enough!

The dress in the back was an "extra" thrown in with other items I bought at an auction. I really didn't like it at first, but have since then learned to love it.

Of course some of my purse collection add some sparkle to my display.

I love the rose in the center!

The furs are all given to me from my mom. I know she NEVER wore them, not too sure even where they came from. Wearing them years ago was a wealth statement I guess.

Even the buttons are lace covered.

This weeks parties are at:
 Coloradolady with Suzanne.
Faith,Grace and Crafts for the final day's of Doni's 100th post giveaway.

Also Show and Tell Friday at My Romantic Home.
First time joining White Wednesday at Faded Charm.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Party Reminder

Ladies don't forget about this Friday's upcoming party over at Common Ground
Debra invites you to show off your fall or Halloween table for this fun party. See ya there!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Autumn Poem

What a beautiful day it was today! Mother nature does the best metamorphosis with her changing of seasons. Every autumn I recall this poem we had to memorize and recite when I was in second grade. Granted I had to research it since I could not remember the whole thing.
I am sharing with you the poem and scenes from Gettysburg dressed in her finest autumn dress. ENJOY!


by George Cooper
"Come, little leaves" said the wind one day,

"Come over the meadows with me, and play;

Put on your dresses of red and gold;

Summer is gone, and the days grow cold."

Soon as the leaves heard the wind's loud call,

Down they came fluttering, one and all;

Over the brown fields they danced and flew,

Singing the soft little songs they knew.

"Cricket, good-bye, we've been friends so long;

Little brook, sing us your farewell song-

Say you're sorry to see us go;

Ah! you are sorry, right well we know.

"Dear little lambs, in your fleecy fold,

Mother will keep you from harm and cold;

Fondly we've watched you in vale and glade;

Say, will you dream of our loving shade?"

Dancing and whirling the little leaves went;

Winter had called them and they were content-

Soon fast asleep in their earthly beds,

The snow laid a soft mantle over their heads.
Also joining Between Naps on the Porch for Met Monday.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Under Construction

My home is under major turmoil. We had over a YEAR AGO a company put in new windows and vinyl siding. The timing was a nightmare! It was just when my mother died and they called to deliver the supplies beforehand. We told them that my mothers funeral was that day and we would not be able to be there. No problem they said. An hour before we were to leave ONE guy shows up to unload himself. Now we had a bow window ordered and there was no way he was going to unload it himself. So hubby in his suit helps him unload just that window. Why would they send just 1 person with such a big item to unload?
The FIRST crew starts work and remove all old windows and siding. Good start. Then comes the nightmare. Three guys all start at different places. After they  left we go out to see the progress. Oh my! The corner posts are at different lengths, the siding was at different levels, when you looked down the side the seams were wavy. Not only that any garbage they had was now thrown in the yard. It did not take my hubby long to call the main office to complain and demand they be replaced with a different crew.
In comes the second crew.... Ok it looked better, BUT after they left we found the problems. The first day a piece of siding fell off, we had a wind storm and found that the windows leaked, the storm door did not close properly. etc......
Hubby calls to complain and that is when the nightmare started. We would leave messages and get no call back. When we finally get some one here he says he sees no problems. More calls, more people. After a year we finally call a lawyer and suddenly they are ready to fix the problems.
So here we are in cool temps and now they seem to have sent a crew that is really doing it right. But we will see....
Of course so many things we planned to do waited. Curtains half hung since we had put up no molding knowing the windows had to come out again. My wallpaper sits in the closet waiting for the new drywall to be put up. Paint chips tucked in the door molding waiting for the final decision. Hardwood flooring stored also waiting.  Pictures that were removed from walls are still in storage and anything that could have been broke packed and waiting. My home is on hold. Now it is too cold to do what we wanted to do so we have to wait till next spring. Lets not forget that my flower beds are a mess. Mulch was put on hold since men tromping on top would have been useless. Flowers were at a minimum , why plant when you think someone is soon coming to work? Alas that also tends to limit me on posts. I don't like how my home looks right now.So I'm careful on cropping the yuch out. But the good side is all they redecorating I get to do when we are finally done!
Sorry for rambling and long post, but I needed to vent and hopefully there is light at the end of the tunnel.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Basic Black

Welcome Ladies! First I must apologize for the hurried pictures. They are not the best, but we have contractors here (more on that here ) and getting to take time was not an option.
Funny how many collections one has when you actually think about it.
This is just a portion of my collection of vintage purses.

 This purse is made of small seed beads and is actually on the heavy side.
A lace collar embellished with pearls would dress up a plain shirt beautifully.
 My favorite purse is this silver mesh purse.

Hope you enjoyed this rushed post, I promise to do better next time!
Be sure to check out these great parties!
Suzanne at Coloradolady,

Common Ground with Debra

My Romantic Home with Cindy

 And of course, Brambleberry Cottage

The French Cupboard for Vintage Black Friday

Monday, October 18, 2010

Gettysburg Graveyards

Every fall we love to go to Gettysburg to enjoy the leaves and historic sites. Some of our usual stops are the cemeteries. My daughter thinks I'm crazy but, I love the detail that was put into these headstones. 

These are so unusual. The roses with the drapes material effect is amazing in detail.

Infant headstones are the hardest to bare.

There is so much to see and do in Gettysburg if you ever get the chance to visit please don't hesitate. I'll post more pictures of some great autumn settings in Gettysburg later this week that I'm sure you will enjoy.