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Sunday, October 28, 2012

Spooky Greetings...

Don't you just love Vintage Halloween postcards ?

It’s always a thrill to see the little ones, dressed up and ready to head out to a thrilling evening of frights, thrills and lets not forget the piles & piles of candies that we all have to hide until.. almost Christmas, right ?

This is about as scary as I like. . . 

Bags will be overflowing with treats...  Scary stories will be told & retold at lunch with friends the next day.

My very favorite scene related to Halloween is from a wonderful  movie starring Judy Garland. 
It is “Meet Me in St. Louis “.  
When the smallest member of the family Tutti is hurt during the neighborhood festivities,  her sister, Ester ( July Garland ) is led to believe it was at the hand of the boy next door.  The fur flies , fists fly and the neighbor boy receives all her fury. (  Boy, and how.. )
Tutti, of course is stretching the truth greatly ! 
As the entire family is retelling stories of the evening and eating cake, they discover that Tutti is just that - ( A TOOT ) and now Ester has to eat just slightly more than cake -   
Can we say crow..?  

Graphics Fairy 

  An apology is definitely in order to her new neighbor ! !

Such a cute movie- if you haven’t seen it, take a minute with your sweetie or grandkids and enjoy. Good anytime, but some great Halloween scenes 

and great family fun.

Now, for my own personal treat- I need to finish my church pew and wish myself a Happy “BOO” day.  Now for that cake. . . 

Have fun out there with your little ones. And, watch out for those Spooks ,
Ghost & Goblins :)

Isn't she scary ?

What a doll !

Till next time-     gotta run out and get some candy.. 

Diana &Aubrie
Aging your home gracefully, Home decor with a past. 

Hurry on over to see the new Nate Berkus book give-a-way

Looks like a beautiful book. We hope you win !

Enjoy some of our very favorite inspiration with these very talented ladies:

The Nester ( Nesting Place )


  1. My daughter and I do NOT like scary things! No way, no how!
    I have never seen "Meet Me In St.Louis". I will have to order it on Netflix. I know my daughter would enjoy it too!

    Lovely blog! I am your newest follower!


    1. Oh . . .Thanks so much Andie ! We love it when our readers leave us comments.
      I think you will like "Meet Me In St. Louis"- it is a musical and has lots of wonderful
      stars.. and unlike so many movies today- you won't have to worry about anything in
      it being offensive. And, thankfully it has a wonderful story ! Lots of beautiful costumes
      and scenery. Most of all - the thing we are drawn to is the Loving Family !
      Thanks for following along. We love new readers !


  2. Went to check out your blog as well.. very clever Raven drawn Carriage.
    We like creative people !


  3. Diana, Wow..what a surprise...I stopped by to say hello and see that you have recommended our blog...That is so nice of you...PS I don't like scary things either! Have a great week. Mona

  4. Thanks Mona- You and I have such similar design taste.. how could I not recommend one of my Favorites-
    I check at least twice a week to see "whats cooking" design wise, or maybe in search of a great new recipe.
    So glad to see you and your Sister went to Round top/ Marburger.. wish I could have gone.. but maybe in
    the Spring !
    Thanks for stopping by.

  5. Thanks for your comment about Marcy Jo's Mealhouse. Haven't heard of it (or Pottsville), but I'll save that info for a future adventure! :) Happy Friday! xo!

  6. Your welcome.. We just discovered the husband & Wife team of Joey and Rory a few months ago. Joey &
    her sister-in-law own it together. A lovely little place, great food and charming atmosphere.
    Enjoy if you get to go someday. P.S. NOT on a Sat. line starts
    forming at 5 am... and continues thru the day :)