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Friday, October 30, 2009

OCTOBER 19TH HALLOWEEN PARTY



HERE it is....THE DAY BEFORE HALLOWEEN, 2010
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Several friends emailed to ask if I would
repost  this HALLOWEEN tidbit...
so HERE 'TIS....
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This has always been one of my favorite holidays...
I so enjoyed it as a kid.....then...with my kids...and now.....GRANDkids...
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My mother and my AUNT LILLIAN always dressed me up as a gypsy woman...
A scarf around my long black hair, lots of eye makeup and lipstick..Oh, I was lovin' this at the age of 7 and 8....
lots of jewelry, long skirt.....I felt just beautiful.....
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"The day is often associated with orange and black, and is strongly associated with symbols like the jack-o'-lantern. Halloween activities include trick-or-treating, wearing costumes, ghost tours, bonfires, costume parties, visiting haunted attractions, carving jack-o'-lanterns, pranking people, reading scary stories, and watching horror movies."
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Yes, I always dressed like a gypsy woman....i always thought they were so pretty....
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BUT...FOR THIS PARTY....



......IT'S SUPERGIRL....with the shapely legs and tiny feet.....
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MISS LUCY LOOSE is our guest of honor at this part of THE party...
come on it and join us before a nice, warm fire in the FRANKLIN wood burning stove...
We have our table right in front of the fire so you will stay warm...it turned COLD
out here in West Texas...
(well, for THIS day, anyway..a cold front blew thru and right on to somewhere else)
remember...this was 2009

I've set the table in the grandest of HALLOWEEN magicalness....
NEVER, NEVER anything scary....OH, NO...NEVER SCARY !!
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We like "fun and colorful"
for HALLOWEEN....
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OH, here's MARSHMALLOW GHOST-WANNA-BE...
we're so glad you could come and join in this fun party, MARSH.....
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MARSH chose a chair right in front of that roaring, comfy fire....
and check out that ghostly smile....he is SO happy to be here...and warm!!
He is usually hanging around out on the front porch at this time of year...
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EXCUSE ME, Miss Lucy....it is VERY impolite to
READ AT THE TABLE...
especially when there's a ghostly guest...
this IS a party, you know.
Even if you are reading a really great magazine..COUNTRY LIVING with some of the BEST Halloween recipes in it...
IT WILL HAVE TO WAIT....!!
***I hope you like the ceramic pumpkin I bought last year at WALGREEN...
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AHHH HA!! I am so glad to see you put away the magazine and have made friends with MARSH....
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We are all so glad you came by to see us on this 
DAY BEFORE HALLOWEEN....
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Have a great and safe holiday....

42 comments:

CIELO said...

You've been invited! Come celebrate your home with us in "Show off your cottage Monday"!

cielo

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

BJ...you make a great super hero and I adore your table setting!
Come to think of it, I was a gypsy for Halloween a bunch of times, too! I'd had long since forgotten that! :-)

Alicia said...

Love the pumpkin tureen in the middle of your table! What a cute little story!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

You look great in the superwoman outfit, and your guests are perfect for a Halloween party, and you've set your table so cute! Fun party! laurie

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Thanks for the fun Par-ty my friend...Your too funny girl...Loved this post...hope all is well on your side of the mountain...Please come by tomorrow for my 1 year Par-ty....hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Kathy said...

What a cute post and a great Halloween tablescape! Have a beautiful new week...Kathy

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

Love that mosaic and thanks for throwing the perfectly ghostly Halloween Party for us bloggers...
Becky

p.s. the superhero outfit is so "YOU"...

Kathleen said...

I don't think I was ever a Gypsy..but I can belt out a good rendition of I Love Lucy singing I am the Queen of the Gypsies!
Fun post...
You are part of my party Miss BJ!

Caroline said...

Ohhhh...how fun your party looks! Your table setting is so whimsical and fun!

Martha said...

Lovely table -- I love Halloween and your decor is just the best!

Debb said...

Thanks for stopping by and the kind words .Love your party

Eva Gallant said...

I loved your Halloween party. The pictures are great!!!!

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

You must have had a great time putting this together. I'd like a few tips on how to look so great in that "super" costume! This was fun.

Sue

Jorgelina said...

Hi Bj!!
You look great in the superwoman ,very fun!!
Lovely table .
Happy Halloween!!!
Booooooooo

Judi said...

Hi BJ
I'm loving all your Hallowe'en and in particular your wonderful costume...thank you for sharing..you look daaaling in that Missy.

Your tablescape is so pretty your napkins and your centrepiece and all the goolies at the table. Do you love the candy too?

yum!
have a great day
Judi

Mary said...

Oh BJ, what a cute party! Thanks so much for including us at MM. :)

jeanne said...

Good morning BJ. Your Halloween party is wonderful and lots of fun. Marsh might be in a dangerous spot right next to the heat. LOL. Your table looks so festive and I adore that beautiful pumpkin. It looks magical. Beautiful tablescape for Halloween. Can Halloween be beautiful?? Your bet your Sheila witches brew. I too think being a gypsy queen is pretty. No wonder you are full of fun and joy. Your mom and aunt passed it on to you. I love that about you BJ. Yes, I have to tell you, visiting your posts is one of the pleasures of my day.

Thanks for being you and bringing many others a smile each day.

Love you, xoxo, Jeanne

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi BJ...your post is delightful...every single part of it.

Mine will have to wait....I am sick. :-(

Thanks for entering my giveaway....you are the best!!!

Barb ♥ Oh, I love your music!!

Charli and me said...

Good morning BJ, What fun! I love your tablescape. It's hauntingly beautiful! Your Halloween outfit is a hoot LOL and your ghost and pumpkin are just darling. Happy Halloween!

Bunny Jeans Decor... and More! said...

Morning fellow Texan!

I noticed you visited and left a comment... but didn't enter for my Pumpkin Head Box giveaway. Just making sure that you saw it.

I always love reading your stories that go along with your cute pictures.

Your Superwoman costume is really cute... but I wouldn'd say those shoes are exactly small!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

BJ, you are SO funny! Loved the "Thriller" background music. BTW, I was a gypsy once, too! Do you think that's why we travel around in caravans as bloggers??? ;-)

Did you ever figure out what to do the BR? I abandonned my projects for the time being. My brain feels too muddled to try to figure out some of the details. LOL! I'd rather be blogging.

Love to you...

XO,

Sheila :-)

Kathleen Grace said...

I swear BJ, you can make a tablescape to match any holiday we have! This is a cute one, I don;t like the scarey creepy decorations at Halloween just the cute ones and yours are cute!

susan said...

Bj-Everything is so cute! Is that an old sewing machine I see? Good luck on the wreath. I bought mine and added to it. I always say I was born without the craft gene :) Thanks for stopping by!

SmilingSally said...

Supergirl never looked so good!

Sandi McBride said...

Now that's a party I'd love to attend BJ, looks lovely and fun! I would go as a witch, of course!!! But more a Samantha witch than the other...no green skin for me! And I see you as Superwoman year round, not just now!!!

Sandi

Brenda @Cozy Little House said...

Oh, did I spy a sewing machine table in one of those photos? You're full of fun and good cheer, despite the cold blowing through! I know it makes my dogs frisky!
Brenda

Courtney Mroch said...

I found you from the fiberdoodles party list...what a fun post! I like all the personality that came through. And of course all the pictures. GREAT!

squawmama said...

Your are wonder woman for sure BJ... What a fun post and I really loved all your decorations... Have a fun filled day!

(((HUGS)))
Donna

Irma's Rose Cottage said...

What a lovely tour of your home, loved all of the decorations.

Please come and visit when you get a chance.

Irma :)

Kammy said...

So cute BJ ! I love your super hero costume - you are rockin it !
Kammy

Rettabug said...

You got both the "fun" and the "colorful" down pat in this post! What a wonderful collection of not-so-scary Halloween items. I love them all!

Barbara said...

BJ, The table is great, I love your table quest. I am still in awe of your as superwoman, great costume.


Barbara

Phyllis AROUND THE HOUSE said...

you look great in that costume, love the old witch too...

xinex said...

Nice! So spooky and so much fun, BJ!...Christine

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Yes - You ARE a superwoman -- love the party you threw for these very special guests -- thanks for "inviting" us too! Cute!

Beansieleigh said...

Hi BJ! What a fun post, a fun tablescape, and I just LOVE your Halloween spirit! It was a pleasure meeting your dinner guests too! Happy Tablescape Thursday! ~tina

Chari said...

Hello BJ...

What??? I thought you were Super Girl...you mean this is just a costume??? Hehe! Too cute, Darlin'!

Love all of your beautiful autumn/Halloween decor! Your table is so pretty...so bright and cheerful! What a fun place to dine! I love your "Peek-a-boo" napkins...darling!!! Ohhh, and I also love your ceramic pumpkin...it sure does make for a beautiful centerpiece all nestled into those pretty red and yellow florals! Now...your Lucy and Marsh were just the cutest...bet you have lots of fun with them!

Thanks for sharing your fun table with us, my friend! Here in Colorful Colorado we had bunches of snow this morning...I have the nicest fire going in our little wood stove! Enjoy your cooler weather, my Texas friend!!!

Warmest wishes,
Chari

Mimi said...

♥ Miss Lucy Loose, she is gorgeous!

Liz said...

Such cute post! What kind of work out plan are you on??? To be able to pull off that Super Girl costume...WoW! :)
LOL! Too fun!!

Your table is darling too.

~Liz

sherri@lavenderfields said...

Your table looks like way way too much fun. I love it! Hope you have an awesome week...Sherri : )

MissB said...

Everything looks great! I love the napkins.

nannykim at spindle cottage said...

Got to say==I love your ghost