Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Tomorrow is October 1st!

Did you hear?

Tomorrow is October 1st so... let the spookin begin!
Two wonderful blogs hosting Halloween fun in which I'm participating in.
Domestic Witch's October Blog Party

and Mrs. B's 31 Days of Halloween with super amazing giveaways each day!
I just found out, I'm up first for the giveaways!

So hop on those broom sticks sisters and check it out!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009


A little more orange here and there.

Orange lights and leaves in the hearth. Orange kitty with pumpkin;)

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Thrifty Witchy Finds

The hubby and I stopped in a Thrift Store yesterday and found a couple of witches and a pair of monks. We also stocked up on some really nice flannel shirts for the boys and warm sweaters for everyone. A chill is in the air!
Note here: The hubby told me "NO!" to the $40 vintage upright player piano. (You had to move the piano yourself.) See, he's mean to me!!! Spoiled Queen talking here, LOL! Oh and as I'm telling how mean he is... he says I can get a puppy ONLY when I get rid of all three cats!!! We'll see about that one:) Humph! Okay on to the thrifty photos.

A Kitchen Witch Set.

Salt and Pepper shakers... I love the S and P's on their head scarves:)

Have any guess as to what this tall witch is for?

At first I thought she was a utensils holder, right? But the holes are so low, cut straight in and go all the way around her. I put a large spoon in her and it stuck out rather oddly. It couldn't be a utensil holder.
We thought about a tea light candle holder but.... the holes are much too small to get a tea light in and then to try and light it, no way!
So I'm clueless as to what she's for. If anyone has a guess I'd appreciate it!
A 1987 Wizard Air Freshener Witch still in her package. She doesn't smell "harvest fresh" anymore but she glows in the dark! Well, she is 22 years old now.

Two monks/ Salt and Pepper Shakers
I think the fat one has had more than his share of the daily bread!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Mission accomplished.

Now on to mittens!

Thanks Noah for being so kind as for letting me borrow your head;)

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Progress and Gifts

Progress on my hat. Huzzah!!!!

Autumn and Kevin stopped by with gifts for me, just because they love me. Too sweet!

A rockin' Happy Camper shirt. Autumn took a photograph of their vintage camper and Kevin made the photo into a graphic and silk screened it on to shirts. They are a amazingly talented couple!
A lovely old blue and white plate.

and this cute squirrel card, remind you of anyone?

I found this photo of pretty mums on my camera and wanted to share it with you.
My seventeen year old son Caleb took this, I thought it was so cute that he would photograph flowers. Sometimes they just surprise you, don't they?

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Autumnal Equinox, celebrating Ojibiwa Indian style.

Fall Equinox, also known as Mabon, occurs in the middle of September.
This year it is September 22nd. Tomorrow!

A beautiful way to celebrate the Autumnal Equinox is to decorate your door, mantel or a table top. Colors are Orange, Dark Red, Yellow, Indigo, and Brown. It is the festival of thanksgiving. The time of harvest. The Ojibiwa celebrate Thanksgiving twice a year. During the Spring, when the maple sap runs, melting away the winter. Also in the fall, during harvest time.

Select the best of each vegetable, herb, fruit, nut, and other food you have harvested or purchased and give it back to Mother Earth with prayers of thanksgiving. I love finding new ways to honor my family's heritage. Let the celebrating begin!

Hang dried ears of corn around your home in appreciation of the harvest season.

Blessed Autumn Everyone!

dgwaagi ! / Ojibiwa = It is Autumn! / English

Thursday, September 17, 2009

A little of this, a little of that...

Not much excitement around here.
Ready for the Not Back to School Carnival next Monday in the park with our homeschool group.

Now, I know what to do with this!

But with this... I'm clueless! I want to make a hat. Now I just need to watch some Youtube videos on how to knit with circular needles and how to knit a hat. Wish me luck!


Some rather pretty posies, don't you think?
Love is in the air...
Think~ Autumn Rose, pumpkins, leaves, shabby chic, amber colored candles glowing,
cake and champagne, cider and doughnuts, 50's style, a Victorian mansion, October 2010
and two soul mates!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Thrifty Finds and Smashing Pumpkins

I found this shirt for Noah at a thrift store in a small town earlier this summer, brand new but very vintage cool! I love the embroidered bucking broncos on it and the pearl snaps. He looked pretty rockin when his sister Autumn took him to meet Jimmy Chamberlin from the Smashing Pumpkins. (see Purple Squirrel for that post.) Noah's hat came from Autumn's yard sale.

A lovely little embroidery piece, prefect for a pumpkin and some candy corn to sit upon.

A Beistle Company vintage witch in a brown dress with a honeycomb cauldron. She's sitting on my mantle... I know, it's a tad early for Halloween decorations. But I just got her this weekend at an antique shop, why pack her away for a few weeks?

The Beistle Company was founded in 1900 and are still in business today.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

October's Birthday Trip Plan

I'm so excited! We've planned our annual October Birthday trip. My son Noah and I share the same birthday:) Each year our family takes a trip somewhere and do something Halloweenish.
This year we're headed south to The Hocking Hills in Ohio. It will be beautiful with the fall colors peaking. We leave on a Friday morning stopping on the way in Circleville Ohio to visit the Pumpkin Festival, then we'll head to the cabin. That evening we are going to The Haunted Waters Wood, a haunted house only it's outside in the woods. Hope it's super scary!!!
Saturday we have a huge day of site seeing planned of visiting caves and waterfalls. Sunday we will wind our way home, stopping here and there.
The Frontier Cabin we've rented with a fireplace and hot tub.

The hot tub:)

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Poison Cupcakes?

Stopped in at Michaels yesterday to buy some new paint brushes. The brushes were 25 % off this week. I found this wonderful brushes that have a rubber cushion grip to them. They are so comfy to hold, I'm lovin them.!

Of course I had to browse the halloween stuff. I really want to get my Halloween stuff down from the attic, I'm fighting myself on that. Any whooo....
I just had to pick these wicked cool cupcake wrappers from the Martha Stewart line for my daughter Autumn who loves cupcakes and vintage halloween graphics. She's love to throw theme parties and is having a Day of the Dead party this year. There is another design in the pack a spider with the word Beware on the side. They come in a 48 ct. pack.

Autumn Rose has a really cute blog with hardly any readers, so if you have some extra time you should pop in and say Hi!


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