Month: October 2012

No Tricks, Just Treats

Chloe & Gracie love Halloween almost as much as I do! It’s not Halloween without a few treats~ Wishing you a Happy Halloween with Plenty of Treats! Bone Appetite! Thank you for your visit, I’m joining: Seasonal Sundays

Bits of Fall & Blooms

I’ve been Dressing & Harvesting~ Planting bits of Fall & Blooms in my Potting Shed! You can take a peek at how the outside is dressed, here. My Ferry’s Seeds Box is a perennial favorite~ Harvested from Metrolina Expo and used for display in my shop years ago.  Finding its way later in a nook in my laundry room…

Ghostly Spirits & Halloween Peeps

In anticipation of some Ghostly Peeps Fun, I went in search of Halloween PEEPS® but these apparitions were nowhere to be found. . . I searched my favorite haunts~ Target, the grocery store, Walmart. . .it wasn’t that they had disappeared, rather that they had never made an appearance at all~  I was happily able to scare…

Animal Instincts

I am following my Animal Instincts at the table, inspired by Tiger Stripe Pumpkins and Animal Prints~ My Animal Instincts led me on a mini safari to World Market, where I spied Giraffe-spotted napkins in tan and in black~ And to Hobby Lobby, where I rounded up Zebra chargers to accompany Leopard chargers I already…

A Beautiful Weekend to Fly & Balloonist’s Prayer

I sharing my photos of the Carolina BalloonFest from last year. I haven’t had a chance to edit my 600+ photos {gulp} from this weekend’s 39th annual Balloonfest . A colorful, fun event and the Carolina Balloonfest is second oldest hot-air balloon festival in the country~ with 50 Hot Air Balloons and Mass Ascensions, a Balloon…

Witches’ Brew Stew

Witches’ Brew Stew, aka Chicken Soup, is a recipe that we enjoy and I’ve had bubbling in my cauldron before! Like all witches, I have my own special potion for Witches’ Brew Stew~ adapted from Southern Living’s recipe. Fire up your cauldron, or slow cooker! No fussing or worrying about stirring in a clockwise direction until your brew starts to bubble,…

Halloween Oreo Brownies

I’m a sucker for seasonal products & packaging. . . the temptation, scary~ their frightening pull too much to resist! Especially when Halloween Oreos come in 5 BOOrific shapes, one a witch :) I’ve seen Oreo Brownies all over Pinterest. I found a recipe from Picky Palate~ dipping the Oreos individually in brownie batter and baking them in a…

Cloche Encounters for All Hallows’ Eve

With All Hallows’ Eve approaching, I’m at the table with some spine-chilling Cloche Encounters~ All Hallows’ Eve sounds scarier to me than Halloween~ in contrast this is not the Jolly Halloween table of last week. . . No sweet treats or candy skewers are offered up in my vases as on my Halloween Treats table~ instead they…

Potting Shed Update- Fall Dressing

My Potting Shed is nearly finished~  and Dressed for Fall!  My early spring issue of Country Gardens Magazine was the inspiration for the exterior~ You can see how she’s grown here. A blend of old & new~ salvaged metal panels cover the porch roof and are married with new green steel~ Landscaping is on my…

A Jolly Halloween

Vintage-inspired pails are filled with assorted Treats~ To make your Halloween Jolly, with their Spooky Sweets! Ravens have flown in, landing on pumpkins at the table, Conjure raven snacks up here, inspired from a Halloween label! Lanterns dress in scrapbook paper, in time for Halloween~ With haunting double images, how-tos here can be seen. Tinsel-woven placemats, add…