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Saturday, October 30, 2010

HERE it is....THE DAY BEFORE HALLOWEEN


Several friends asked me to repost this Halloween tidbit
so here 'tis....

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....
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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 HALLOWEEN table...
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)
this was in 2009

I've set the table in the grandest of HALLOWEEN magicalness....
NEVER, NEVER anything scary....OH, NO...NEVER SCARY !!

We like "fun and colorful"
for HALLOWEEN....
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OH, here's MARSHMALLOW, our live in 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...
We all hope YOUR Halloween is safe and 
fun ....
love, bj
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39 comments:

Zeemaid said...

I love all the photos and table decorations!! I love that ceramic pumpkin, although I have to admit I didn't know what it was in the first photo... kinda looked like a jellyfish. Okay... my eyesite's not so good. :0)

Stopping by from SITS and I'm so glad I did.

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Good Morning BJ Sweetie...
Oh my goodness gracious this is so stinkin cute. I just love this post. I am so happy you put this one up, you have me laughing and smiling this morning. Girl if we lived next door, I would be happy as a clam, laughing and sharing with you all the time.

I love the little witch and the ghost is to cute. But I have to tell you nobody, and I do mean NOBODY sits a table as elegantly and holiday(ish) as you do my dear. I love this setting, and I can feel the warmth from the fire this morning. Girl, I have so enjoyed my visit. The napkins and silverware, plates and pumpkins, everything is so absolutely delightful. I just love it.

Thank you for making my Halloween a little more fun and a lot more delicious. Your are such a doll.

Many hugs and so much love, Sherry

Blondie's Journal said...

I'm so glad you re~posted this BJ because I missed it the first time around. This is just darling. Your grands must have the best time when they come to visit! Your little witch and ghost just came alive! lol! And your table looks positively spooky! Great job! :-)

XO,
Janie

Jean said...

What a fun post. Thanks for sharing.

Marydon said...

G'day BJ ~ Another exquisite table decor ... so festive for tomorrow.

How fun your decorations & Miss Witch-y. You always add delight & magic to every write you share ...

Have a BOO-TEA-FUL weekend.
TTFN ~ Marydon

Adrienne said...

I was a gypsy girl, too - and I loved it. No more! I'm working on a new image. Haven't figured it all out yet but it won't be the old gal!
~Adrienne~

Susie Jefferson said...

Happy Halloween Bj! And Happy PS as well - love your beautiful decorations. Spooky....

nancy said...

LOve the decors. Happy Halloween.
Nancy

LV said...

The way you throw a party, regardless of occasion, you do it up right. I probably would like Halloween a lot more at your house. You are something else, and I love every minute of it.

Elaine said...

I can see why you were asked to repeat this darling blog.. I love that you dressed as a gyspy..I remember going to a Halloween party when young and they had a tent set up with a gyspy fortune teller...we girls loved that.

Thanks for sharing it again.

Donnie said...

Loved your Pink Halloween Saturday post. Everything was so cute. Loved your tablescapes.

Pat said...

I love that witch, BJ! I am dressing up as a witch. When my littlest grandson saw my picture online, he told his mommy I was an elephant witch. He said see, there's her trunk...it was my hat! He also said I wuv gamma. Made me smile!

I was a gyspy a time or two when I was a kid.
Happy Halloween!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I had fun just reading this! The perfect way to celebrate! Enjoy your evening, girlfriend! Happy Halloween! ♥♥♥

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

So much fun. I have a big witchy girl like that too...my parents brought her to me in the hospital a few years ago when I had my gallbladder out just before Halloween. Can you imagine...other people got flowers, my gift needed a bed of her own!

angie said...

Love Miss Lucy Loose. I want to be like her when I grow up.

My Crafty Little Page said...

No wonder you re-posted this! It's sooooo cute. Happy Pink Saturday and Boo to you too! :) Nancy

CHERI said...

I love that cute ghost! Happy Halloween!

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Hope you and all the grands have a SUPER (girl) Halloween...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Carol said...

I like Marsh the best. I think it's because I like marshmallows and I can taste them every time I look at him..

Annesphamily said...

I love the pics and I love the story. I loved being a gpysy too. I think acting a bite grown up with jewelry and make up was the fun part! Terrific post and Happy Halloween to you as well as HPS! Anne

Dru said...

Hi BJ - thank you for visiting my blog and leaving such a nice comment. Your post is such great fun and I do love the ceramic pumpkin and the pink pumpkins also! I signed up as a follower. Happy Pink Saturday!

Sue said...

BJ- You've got yet another fun table to add to your collection of tablescapes!! How cute. Love Miss Lucy- and yes, you should reprimand her for reading at the table. Young ladies, even witches, should practice good manners. Happy Halloween, my friend. xo Sue

Theresa said...

I love this post! Happiest Halloween to you my friend! My favorite is the marshmellow ghost! Going to Church this morning and going along with the Grandyounguns tonight to Trick-or-Treat! Can't wait to get some candy tonight:) HUGS!

Marina Capano said...

Hi! What a fantastic Halloween post!
great deco so pink so funny!


BOOOO

XOXO

PEA said...

Halloween

The night is dark
and the goblins are out,
and the witches and black cats
are prowling about.

And costumed creatures
the strangest I've seen,
are knocking on doors
'cause tonight's Halloween!

Happy Halloween dear BJ:-) You have such wonderful guests at your table and I wish I could be sitting right there next to them!! Your table setting is so delightful, I just love the way you decorate!

Due to ongoing living room renovations, I haven't been able to take out all of my Halloween decorations but at least I did get my 100 lb pumpkin carved! lol

Have a fun day and hope you get lots of little trick or treaters coming by:-) xoxo

Vintagesouthernlife said...

BJ, I am so glad you posted this again because I missed it before. Your posts are always such fun.You really know how to create a festive mood and share the fun with others.
Thanks for making my Halloween happier! Annette

Rebecca said...

I love dressing up like a gypsy-so many different things you can do with it!

Rita said...

Hi BJ,
I'm still behind with my visits to Bev's PS participants, but I'm so glad I stopped by tonight so that I could enjoy your lovely decorations. I understand why you were asked to repeat this post.
I've enjoyed every bit of it, especially your table decorations. So stylish and just perfect for the boo-ccasion.
Happy & safe Halloween
rita

Kathleen Grace said...

Happy Halloween Sweet BJ!

Julie Harward said...

Bootiful table indeed! I love that you were always dressed up as a Gypsy..I'm amazed that you didn't want to run away with them! Thanks for sharing a fun time! ;D

Rettabug said...

BJ, I'm so happy to did a rerun of this post, as I must have missed it last year.
Such darling decorations & such a fun table! Very well done!!!

Pondside said...

What a great table!
My mum always dressed my up as a gypsy girl too....

Snap said...

What wonderful Halloween fun! Well done!

Lavender Cottage said...

BJ, you are too funny! I had to come back and look at that SuperGirl again - yikes.
The table's set adorably for Halloween - have a good one!
Judith

Nancy said...

You look great as Supergirl! Your Halloween decor and table are great...such fun! I just love this night!

Nancy

Dishesdone said...

Looks like a fun really fun Halloween at your house! The table is perfect!

Deanna said...

What a charming table! Lovin' the witch and the ghost!

Happy Halloween sweetheart!
Deanna :D

The Paint Splash said...

All of your photos of your table and guests are so great.Just getting a chance to visit all the pinks. We bagged 21 large bags of leaves this weekend...uch lots of work but glad it's done. Have a great week. Debbie

Sarah said...

I'm with you, BJ. I like the fun and whimsical for Halloween.