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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

O, HAPPY HALLOWEEN.....boooo...








SCARY EYES....CANDY CORN....SPIDER WEBS...PUMPKINS....
THESE COULD MEAN ONLY ONE THING.....
HALLOWEEN.....
booooooo
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ADORABLE little bird tea lights from ARTIE .....
i just love them !!
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The ONLY time I use the color orange is around the
Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Autumn times...
No other color REALLY describes these times better than ORANGE...
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PEEK -A- BOO....I SEE YOU....
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Apple dumplings....
I am SURE the angels in Heaven eat these for breakfast...
This recipe came from my good friend, MIMI, and they are delicious and so easy...
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I have tried and tried, all my entire loooong life, to peel an apple with the peeling
intact....you know...one long continuous piece....
but...I have never, once, done it...
how DO they do that ??
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THESE are so good, I made MORE the very next day...
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REMEMBER....those bright red, perfect little apples...
Seems they are all going into
APPLE CAKE
APPLE PIE
AND
APPLE DUMPLINGS....:o)
May not have any left for......APPLE BOBBING on HALLOWEEN NIGHT....
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HAPPY HALLOWEEN TO ALL....

I AM LINKING TO
*NOTE...due to computer problems, I wasn't able to visit with anyone all day long on Wed....boo hooo
I THINK I am back on for awhile.....
See you as soon as I can!!
Love, bj

59 comments:

Kathleen said...

Love all your Halloween cuties. The napkins..boo to you too!
And the dumplings..they are calling to me.
They look delicious!
Fun table, Miss BJ!

Justine said...

Mmm... that looks SO yummy!!! I could never peel an apple like that either. I'm horrible peeling potatoes too.

And oh my, I covet that polka dotted pumpkin! And now I realize why seeing the dots on my blog would mean so much to you. You love polka dots and checks!

Justine :o )

santamaker said...

Everything is so cute, love it. Okay, I must admit, I love the apple dumpling the most!...( as I wipe the drool of my chin..)

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

This is just adoreable, really cute. I love all of the polka dot dishes and linens. It is really such a fun table. Hugs, Marty

Julie said...

Love all the wonderful pumpkins...I just love it all
xoxo
Julie

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

Love the polka dots...black and white...all very cute.

Sue

Blondie's Journal said...

You have it all here, BJ!! Tricks & treats. Love all your spookiness and cute pumpkins but I am drooling over the apple dumplings!! I will check out the recipe!

My mom could peel an apple or potato in one long peel. As a chikd I was amazed. As an adult, I gave up trying!! lol!

Happy Halloween, sweet lady!!

xoxo
janie

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Hi, sweet Ms. BJ! Of course you must know how my pulse races when I see polka dots! Sooooo cute!
And I love your polka dot pumpkin in the mix. Your apple dumplings look delish!

I'm still behind the eight ball on my fall decorating... just can't get it in gear. But I did start something new. Pleeeeeeeeeease come over and check it out. I think you'll like it. It's all about burlap and being HIP! ;-)

Love ya,

Sheila :-)

Dawn said...

I bet my hubby would love those apple dumplings. I'll have to check out that recipe!

Hope you get a chance to come by before next Tues. I've got a giveaway with lots of red, and a rooster or two...
Hugs
Dawn

Jessica said...

Adorable post! I've always wanted to peel an apple like that, too. Your apple dumplings look delish!

J~ :)

Phyllis AROUND THE HOUSE said...

I love all your painted pumpkins, so cute and now I am ready for my baked apple...I can taste it now..

Kathleen Grace said...

I may not be a big fan of orange, but you have to admit, it looks great with black and white and blends really well with red and you know we both love those colors! Your table looks so pretty!

Kammy said...

I was ssooooooooo scared and then I saw food - and it mellowed me out....LOL ! Love your Halloween table, BJ !
Kammy

Theresa said...

SWEET! Looks delicious and love the boo plates! Have a blessed day!

Stacey said...

Adorable as always! :)

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

I just LOVE the three painted pumpkins in the center! Too cute! Everything is so festive and coordinated so well! Those bird tea light holders make my heart flutter...LOL...beautiful!

I'll have to go to Mimi's and get that recipe! Sounds and looks delicious! ~hugs, Rhonda

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

A cute table and apple dumplings, too! I love it!!

BJ,we didn't paint our chairs. We found them at Pier One a few years ago. We walked in the store and almost at the same time, we said..oh look at those chairs. I mentioned them on my decorating board and said they were on sale. One of the group sent a coupon all the way from AZ, so we got such a deal on them! We bought two of each color. The color is almost like a stain, instead of paint. The wood is slightly visible. We didn't know how they would hold up, because we have some pretty good sized kids, but they've held up well! Thanks for asking about the paint. I think if you want to paint yours, you could get the same effect. Might be easier to sand and stain with a cloth, than painting, using colored stains.

Dena said...

Morning BJ,

OH be still my heart...I am in love with that black and white polka dotted punkin!!!!

Hugs,
Dena

Beverly said...

BJ, I love your table. And, I would love an apple dumpling. My grandmother used to bake those.

Girl, you know I am nuts for that polka-dot pumpkin.

I'm glad you are able to use your laptop.

Sarah said...

BJ, your table settings are always such fun and full of inspiration. Love the black and white polka dot pumpkin and other black and white dishes. Every detail is too cute and the apple dumpling looks delicious. I might just show up on your door step this afternoon. Happy Halloween! ~ Sarah

Betty said...

This is just so cute and as usually I am sure I gain weight just looking at the goodies. Have a great day BJ!

Brenda @Cozy Little House said...

Please, BJ, don't fly off on your broom before you tell me where you got your polka dotted pumpkin! You have the cutest things for holidays. And oh my, there's that quilt I soooo adore! Fun Halloween tablescape you have here! Can you email me your address? I want to send you something.
Brenda

fiberdoodles said...

Oh your table looks wonderful! Very fun!! And the bird tea lights are too cute. So what time will the dumplings be ready to serve? ;)

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Hi sweet BJ,

Oh my how festive and fun everything looks at your house! Love that polka dot pumpkin. I will be right over for coffee, and one of those apple dumplings! Yummy!

Hugs,
Debbie

Cynthia said...

Love the polka dot pumpkin. Thanks for sharing and have a great day.

Sue said...

BJ, The table looks adorable with those "BOO" plates and your bird tea lites! Sure wish I could eat one of those apple dumplings- yummmmm...

The only way I could possible get an apple peel to come out in one long strand is to use one of those old timey apple peelers. I'm sure you've seen them- you stick the apple onto a stick-like appendage, turn the crank, and it spins around while being peeled- leaving one long peel.
I am not talented enuf to do it manually...
Have a Happy Halloween! hugs, Sue

nannykim/spindle cottage said...

Those apple dumplings look so scrumptious!! The thing I like best is the orange pumpkin in the blue chair---I looks so cool there!! I love the contrasting colors!

Bill said...

Hi BJ,
I love the way you used the Autumn leaves, those great bird-y tea light holders, and the painted pumpkins as "neutrals" to balance all the bright, happy colors. The overall effect is fun, friendly, and charming ... just like the lady who created it!

Thank you for your visit and kind (and amusing!)comments. It's always a delight to have you stop by. Happy Halloween!

Bye for now,
Bill

Shelia said...

Hi Dear BJness! Oh, I'm so skeert looking at your spooky table! But I have to admit, you have some cute Halloweeness!
Now I could really use one of those apple dumplings! That's more my style! Yummy!
Have a safe and fun Halloween.
Be a sweetie,
shelia ;0

PEA said...

I love anything made with apples and those dumplings look soooo yummy! Like you, I've never figured out how to peel an apple in one long peel either! lol It looks like you're all set for Halloween and I must say I LOVE your decor. xoxo

jeanne said...

Hello BJ, Today I am recovering from 20 days of company. Just maybe I will be back to my normal schedule. If only someone will tell me what that is. Laughing!

Your Halloween pics are all so terrific. Love them all. You didn't give us the dumpling recipe. It looks awesome. I too have never peeled a whole apple in one piece. I gave up!!!

I had a laugh when I saw your baskets. Stenciling IS hard. Having a flat surface is important.

Brook is so handsome. Good for him being so good on his dirt bike.

Love you, Jeanne

Melody said...

What a hootin good time your party goers will have! Great scape

Tara said...

oH Dear Bj--how people must love to visit your home so filled with warmth and merry!

Barbara said...

Happy Halloween Bj, Love your pictures and the black and white pumpkin is to die for!
It always has a home with me if you ever get tired of it. The black and white plates, etc look great.

Barbara

Jeanette said...

First, be glad I have some apple dumplings in the kitchen or I would not have made it through your post. It looked so yummy! Everything was darling.

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

Cute!!! And yummy to boot!!

Picket said...

Hey BJ!!!! Everything looks great and those apple dumplings look fantastic! Hope all is well with you and yours dear friend...Happy Halloween sweetie!

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

Bj.... I have missed you!! Your blog looks amazing. I hope you get your computer problem fixed really soon. oh, I stole one of your dumplings... I could not resist!!
Luv ya! Terrie

NM said...

Happy Halloween to you too!
Thanks for sharing these great ideas and I love your colourful photo collages. I am looking forward to seeing what amazing things you do for Christmas so have just signed up to follow. So happy to have found your blog.
Best wishes, NM.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

I have missed my visits and am trying desperately to catch up a bit at least.
yep...I think you are right. I think my age has slowed me down this time and I am not taking it very well. I hate rushing time..but I cannot help myself!

Your Halloween goodies look wonderful. I have missed baking...never got my cookies done..nothing. I so enjoyed visiting you and could almost taste how delicious they must be!
Hugs,
Mona :)

countrymans said...

What a lovely home and you are set for Halloween, I'm loving that oh so cute polka dot pumpkin.. Then seeing your apple dumplings.. girl.. They look so yummy.. Here I was sitting thinking I wasn't hungry, but now? Ha. Thank you for coming by my blog it's a pleasure to come by your home BJ. :)

ButterYum said...

Everything is lovely, but I'm dying over than cute polka dotted pumpkin!!!

:)
ButterYum

Dining Delight said...

Wonderful 'scape for a Halloween treat - looks absolutely delicious! Peeling any fruit/vegetable is not a forte of mine either!

DD

Kimberly said...

How very festive! Stopping by from SITS.

Rettabug said...

BJ, this is such a wonderful TT, I don't know where to start!
First let me tell you how much I LOVE your quilt on the wall behind the table. What a special treasure!

Everything you did to create this scene is just delicious looking. Thanks, too for the link to Mimi's site. I found the recipe for the apple dumplings & will try them real soon.

♥ Rettabug

p.s. I can't do the single peel of the apple either but both my mother & grandmother could. :*(

Celestina Marie said...

Hi BJ, Love your Halloween display. I love the black and white dot pumpkin. Everything is perfect on your table. So inviting.
Have a great weekend. Hope things in Lubbock warm up. We are in for some sunshine next week. It is about time.
Lots of rain here in North Texas.
Blessings, Celestina Marie

♥Mimi♥ said...

I'm going shopping today and now I'm gonna have to buy some apples and pie crust to make my own recipe! Thanks so much for the shout out! You are a very special friend☺

Charli and me said...

Oh wow BJ! I'm lovin all of your beautiful Halloween decorations. Everything is sooo pretty! Apple dumplings are my favorite. Yummy!

Mary said...

How could anyone not rave about this post. Your table and your dumplings are just perfect. I love to come here to see what gorgeous things you are up too. Have a wonderful Foodie Friday.

Nancy Jane said...

I love things made in individual portions, and these look grand.

Gary and Elizabeth~ said...

HiBJ,
I see a beautiful quilt in the back round, did you make it?. I love all your fall decorations, they are so festive and ready for a party.
You Grandson has a lot in common with my Nephew who is 15.5 he also rides and is very good. My Granddaughter love to ride when she has a chance, she scares me since she is only 11 and is fearless.
Take care and enjoy your weekend,
Elizabeth

The DIY Show Off said...

Wow - love all of your Halloween accents and decor! Those dumplings look SO good! :)

Roeshel

xinex said...

I came to see your boots but saw some delicious apples instead. I thought it was a small chicken at first, lol. Happy Halloween, BJ!...Christine

Sandi McBride said...

I do admire all of you who decorate so gloriously...and then have the kindness of heart to share it with us! Lovely work here...thanks, the apples were delish!
Sandi

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

It's fun playing peek a BOO with all your fun things! The apples look delish!

Lori E said...

I like the I See You napkin and the polka dots. What a fun table. For a minute I thought there would be no recipe but then I saw the link to Mimi.

heartnsoulcooking said...

Mmmm!!! I love the apple dumpling and your polka dishes and lines make a FUN!!! table.
Geri

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

You have lots of fun treats on your table! Happy Boo Day!

Sharlotte said...

What a fun table! It looks so yummy! Thanks for sharing!