Wednesday, October 22, 2008


Autumn Gathering ...UPDATED!


Welcome everyone! Today is the Autumn Gathering...hosted by ArtsyMama.


I am about 3/4 way through decorating my house for Halloween. I still have a few more rooms to spook. Each year I do a theme for the trick-or-treaters, but that's always a surprise until that night. The theme features the majority of the outdoor decorations, so you will need to come back and visit on Halloween Night to see those!


Some of my earlier posts highlighted some decorating in a few of my rooms. You can scroll to the blog entry ...Halloween Party ...to see the post I did for Vanessa's A Fanciful Twist party. I didn't want to repeat any of the pictures I already posted, so I decided to showcase Black and White at today's gathering.

Come on in...join the fun!


There it is...the haunted house that all the tick-or-treaters are afraid to go to!



Are you sure you want to enter, asked the owl...it's so spooky!


On the mantle, the spiders have created a web ...




Quick...grab a little candy to hold you over...



What's going on out the window?



The bare trees swayed in the crisp air. Two sisters sit under the tree...trying not to think about those OTHER house guests...

These lovely ladies were created by Christine at Du Buh Du Designs.


I think she's dreaming of Paris...anywhere but this haunted house. There's no place like home...there's no place like home...

What's that you hear coming from the attic?... eerie sounds of something not from this world...


Boooo...Boooo...Booooo..............



Even Peaches, the house cat senses that something is in the air...



Booooooo! ...


That sounds like something wicked!
The scent of witche's brew fills the air...




"Psst...There's a treasure hidden in the rocks behind me," whispered Bones! Have a glass of wine to calm your nerves!




"Listen closely," he continues. "First you will have to go through a graveyard...




and into a spider's lair...


...reach deep behind the rock and you will find your treasure!"




You quickly place your candle on the rock's ledge...reach inside the spider's den...

and grab it.....


you are thrilled to find...


a vintage bracelet!... and something else? What is this treasure? Post a comment by midnight tonight (eastern time) to take a chance on winning the spider's mystery giveaway.


There are only 10 days left until Halloween! I'll pick the winner at 12:01, so I can rush it off to you... and hopefully get it to you before Halloween!

For those of you who are following the calendar countdown features...stay tuned.



Calendar Countdown
Treat of the day...these wonderful bewitching clock chocolates.

Special food...graveyard dirt cups!

My black and white art...
Activity...watching this fabulous movie!




18 comments:

KathrynAntyr said...

I love all of your decorations. Simply lovely.

If you have a moment, swing by my harvest gathering. Don't forget to bring your pumpkin!

Shell said...

I love the black and white theme. Also, sweet Peaches. I'll be back later.

roseylittlethings said...

I love your decorations, All the black and white, so pretty and spooky too!

ArtsyMama said...

Ooooh how fun. I love it all!! The black and white decor is just stunning. Your mantle with the spiders is oh so spooky. I'm really enjoying my visit. Can't wait to see what the mystery is! Thanks for the fun:)
Happy Halloween!
Kari

Chris Worthy said...

Gorgeous!!!

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

oooh, wonderfully pretty while being spooky! I love the cabinet with all the black and white! And the dolls, how dreamy!!

But of course, the spider's treasure is really lovely.

sherri (Tied Up In Ribbons) said...

I like the black and white theme. Your mantle is awesome

Romy said...

Fabulous decor! I love it!

Recycled Rita said...

What a fun post! I love all your black and white stuff! I love your Beth Quinn doll and the little box you made also! Thanks for showing us all your fun goodies come and visit me also, I had computer problems so I just posted!
karen...
recycledrita.blogspot.com

dubuhdudesigns said...

Ok..I'm envying your gorgeous home and ability to decorate every room for a holiday! You must throw some serious parties/dinners that people talk about for days:) What a beautiful and spooky setting~I don't think the dolls mind being there at all! (Millie is just nervous about the Headless Horseman showing up, that's all). Can't wait to see more:~well done Elizabeth!
~Christine

Patricia said...

Black and White - my absolute favorite. Your home and decor is beyond beautiful. My favorite is your fire place. Truly a place for the perfect Autumn Gathering.
Patricia
http://theunfinishedflower.typepad.com/

Sheila R said...

Your decorations are so cute and the music is great! Thanks for stopping by my gathering

Kris said...

The black and white is beautiful! I use these colors year around~~so lovely! Happy Autumn Gathering! Please stop by and say Hi,
Kris

have a lovely said...

everything looks so lovely!!! i love all of it!! so creative!

*SHeRRy B* said...

I love all of your black and white decorations!

Wendy said...

I enjoyed looking at your photos! I love your decorations, the house looks great!

cindy said...

Your mantle and tablescape are fantastic!

c

Jeanie said...

Thanks for visiting the Marmelade Gypsy and for your nice comments! I am finally able to do my holiday visiting and am enchanted by your black and white holiday, the elegant decorations and Peaches!

Peaches reminds me very much of my one-time best pal, Stimpy (currently passed over to the Heavyside Layer, if you know "Cats"). Seeing Peaches made me smile.

I loved all I scanned through on your blog and hope to return. Thanks!

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