Saturday, October 17, 2009

NO TRICKS - BUT SOME GREAT TREATS!

My friend, Susie, is a Halloween decorator extraordinaire. Going to Susie's home at any time of the year is a real treat, but it is especially fun to visit Susie during the Halloween season. Today I'm sharing bits of her decor. On Monday, I will be sharing bits of my Halloween decor for the Halloween Party hosted by Fiberdoodles.









I want to share something that was a real treat for me! On my birthday last month, I won a prize from Bridget at My Silly Blog. Wasn't that just the sweetest thing for Bridget to pick ME on MY BIRTH DATE? It was such a fun birthday surprise. And, just look at what I won -- a Bridget original! Thank you so much Bridget. I can't wait to get it framed and hang it.


I treated myself by ordering these great plaques from the Etsy shop of Susie Harris at Bienvenue. They are a perfect fit on these two cabinet doors (which is a good thing, since I am running out of wall space!).



EDITED TO ADD (AFTER I REALIZED THAT I HAD LET MY ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY PASS, AND AFTER SOME VISITORS HAD ALREADY READ THIS POST):

I have a treat for you too! I guess I have to confess that I am becoming senile! So many of us began blogging at about the same time. I have been visiting bloggers who are celebrating their one year anniversaries, and I've been thinking that it was amazing that they had been blogging for a year. This morning, I realized that my first post was on October 11, 2008!!! So, I have been blogging for more than a year, and in my senility, I let the date pass by! You know how time flies when you're having fun. I, like all of you other bloggers, never expected blogging to be so much fun. I know that I have the nicest blog visitors anywhere, and I know I would never have blogged for a year had it not been for all of you. I had decided that one thing I like about blogging is that it keeps my mind active. I'm always on the lookout for a photo op for my blog, which has made me so much more aware of my surroundings. The blogs I visit have such wonderful ideas and inspiration. I learn so much from all of you bloggers, and I am so inspired by all of you. Apparently, it hasn't kept me from becoming senile though, since I forgot my blog anniversary. In appreciation of all of you, who have encouraged me to blog for a whole year, one person who leaves a comment on this post will receive this cake plate and server. I will be announcing the prize winner on Thursday, October 22nd (if I don't forget!).

I'm sorry. The giveaway is now closed. THE WINNER HAS BEEN DRAWN!

Thank you so much for coming to see treats posted by a senile blogger! laurie

39 comments:

Soosie said...

You are good, girl..I didn't even see you take pics..what did you do, get up at 3 am? Thank you for showy my freaky side in such a creative way..you know I loved having you-plus the mail man just delievered a fine treat in the mail to me from you..always ask Laurie to be a house guest, bloggers-you will get 100 treats, plus her delightful company! Susie

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

I love halloween going up the stairs! It is all fabulous!

I bought one of Susie's plaques and used it in the master bedroom redo.Love it! Yours are beautiful!

Happy Weekend, Laurie!

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Laurie, Congrats to you on your one year blogoversary. It seems like all of us girls started about the same time. What a wonderful treat you give us with each post. Looking forward to many many more.. now throw my little ole name in.. I'm usually not a winner,but want my name to join in the many others,... hugs ~lynne~

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Thanks for showing us Susie house Laurie...this is the same friend you shown us awhile bad right...Congrats on your one year my friend...and I like Lynne never win a thing...oh wait I just won at Magpie's could't beleive that one..toss my name in the hat at least I'll be with good company my friend...Once again girl Happy, Happy to you...hope all is well on your side of the mountain...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Kathleen said...

Happy Blogaversary to you,
I have the flu,
I hope you don't get it
Cause then I'd be blue....

Ta daaa...

Here's to another year of bargain hunting and chatting, Laurie!

Nina Patricia @ The Adventures of Nina Patricia said...

LOL
Your post cracked me up. Funny!
Great cake plate!
alain0207@msn.com

Ginger said...

Congrats on your year of blogging, Laurie. You always have such great posts, I don't think you are senile at all. lol
I keep getting a block, and can't think of things to post.

Sue said...

Congrats on your one year anniversary, Laurie! I always enjoy my visits here. And hey, it's not senility making you forget.... it's only 'cause you're such a busy person. That's MY excuse, anyway, and I'm stickin' to it!
hugs, Sue

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh wow, her halloween decorations are just adoreable. I love the stairs and the mice. Just unreal. Your two new plaques are wonderful and how beautiful on the doors of the cupboard. Also, Congratulations on your one year. That is fantastic. What a great giveaway too. You always have the best posts and I really look forward to each and every one. Hugs, Marty

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Love all the halloween treats! Fun! Please put my name in the hat for the plate and server! They're lovely.

carolinajewel said...

Laurie, I loved your friend's Halloween decor and always love your mosaics! Happy Bloggerversary!!! :D Jewel

Melissa Miller said...

Congrats on one year Laurie! Yay! We did all start about the same time didn't we. Mine's coming up as well. What a lovely flowered cake server.

Her Halloween stairs are just tooooo cute! Love your pretty rooster plaques from Susie. They really look gorgeous on your piece of beautiful furniture in the kitchen.

I found the scroll wreath hanger at Michaels just a few days ago so they should still have them. Let me know if they don't and I'll mail you one from here if you would like. It is unique isn't it.

Have a wonderful Fall weekend!
~Melissa :)

PS Don't forget about my giveaway coming soon!!! It's a good one!

ceekay said...

First of all happy Blogaversary! Isn't it amazing that we can come up with things for a year and then have more??? My hubs once told me he didn't think I had that much to say!
Second, question...the halloween and mice on the stairs....is that vinyl? That is soooo cute. Your friend has a darling place!
Have a great weekend....

ginny said...

Hey Laurie, I loved the Halloween decorations! Happy One Year Anniversary! Would love to win the platter,oh yeh!

Deanie Rae's Space said...

Hi Laurie, I love to see all the pretty things on your blog. Congratulations on a year. Blessings, Deanie

Susie from Bienvenue said...

Hi there! I just wanted to thank you from the buttom of my heart for praying for Mrs. Jane. She is doing well!

ann said...

Congrats girl.And you are not alone.I forget so much now,it's so frustrating.
I love your friends decor.The rats and the cat on the stairs,thats hysterical.
I'm sure I've been blogging a year also.I don't remember if you started first or me.Had a few other things on my mind,huh?
But the important thing is we're here,we all have met and we're having a ball and learning from each other....love ya...Anniepoo

Kristens Creations said...

Hi Laurie, Thank you so much for your continued prayers for Kevin. We just know everything will turn out fine. It's all in God's hands.

Your friend's halloween decor is so cute, love the stairs! What a great giveaway...I still can't believe we have been blogging over a year! That doesn't seem possible. I hope you are enjoying your frame, I love the plaques you ordered from Susie, too cute!! Kristen

Our really empty nest said...

lAURIE, Congrats on your 1 year blogaversary! I love your friends holiday decor esp the mice on the steps! I would love to be entered in your drawing for the beautiful cake plate and server! Thanks, Sue

Shelia said...

Oh, your poor poor most senile one! :) You've just been having so much fun, your blogaversary slipped your tiny mind! :) Happy one year anniversary! It's wonderful, isn't it? Oh, please please please Laurie, add my tiny name to the pot for that lovely cake set! It's really gorgeous! Can't believe your letting this go! But please don't change your tiny senile mind! You know I'm just kidding - I couldn't help myself because you set yourself up so well!
Be a sweetie,
shelia ;)

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Happy Bloggaversary Laurie! Loved the pics of Susies home! I think your brain is functioning quite well, look at all your beautiful posts! Please enter me in your giveaway, I love the cake plate and server, what an awesome gift! Cindy

Diane @ Four Paws and Co said...

Congratulations on your blogaversary Laurie, and on winning one of Bridget's watercolours. I love her work & I'm also the proud owner of one of her pieces.

Susie's house is always such a treat to see! ☺

Helen said...

Dear, Dear Laurie!
Now that my last houseguest has departed, I can play catch up with my favorite bloggers.
It's close to my one year blog anniversary as well. When I began, I never ever dreamed I would stick with it. BUT, I have met so many incredible people from around the world, I could not imagine life without them.
Enjoy this week and thank you for visiting me yesterday.

Ruthies Renewed Treasured said...

Enjoy your blog, I'll be back to visit.

9405018--Pat said...

Laurie! Congrats to you on your one year! I always enjoy my visits....thanks for sharing.......Pat H
please put my name in the pot.

pattygary@kc.rr.com

susan said...

Well, I am glad you are having so much fun it slipped your mind--senile--I DOUBT it!! Happy blogoversary. I, for one, am so happy to have made your acquaintance thru this and hope to enjoy another year! (and, of course, I hope to win the cake plate and server :)

Sharing with Sherri said...

Happy Blogging Anniversary Laurie!!
What a great giveaway, the cake server is so pretty!! Please count me in!!

Btw, I having a Fall giveaway! and hope you come by!!

Hugs,
Sherri:)

bj said...

I love Susie's work, too. I ordered a couple of things for me and some Christmas gifts..every thing I received is just perfect.
xo bj

Diann said...

Congrats on 1 year of blogging!! and thank you for this awesome giveaway!!

thriftygroove@gmail.com

mbkatc230 said...

Congrats Laurie! Can you believe it's been a year? I just love your halloween decor, especially the stair decorations what an adorable idea. Toss my name in the hat please, I love that cake plate. Kathy

mbkatc230 said...

Oops, I'm a dork. I love Susie's decorations! Sorry, the flu has affected my brain. It's that or senility has caught up with me too lol. Kathy

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

My name is written on the back of that plate isnt' it? huh? right? I know it is! xo Lynn

Irma's Rose Cottage said...

Congrats on your one year of blogging. What a lovely giveaway.
So glad to have discovered your blog, have enjoyed reading your blog.

Irma :)

Manuela@Pleasures of Homemaking said...

Congrats on your one year blogaversary! You always have the most fun post. Your wonderful personality just shines through!

Love the plaques from Susie(she's so talented). Loved the photos of your friends Halloween decorations.

Manuela

KarenHarveyCox said...

Congratulations Laurie,

Your blog is always a treat. I am crazy for mosaics myself, so I love to come here and see your creative style. Your home is amazing, and the way you stage parties. That circus one is over the top, and I loved it when you had that light up centerpiece a while back. Were you a window designer or an interior decorator? Well, have a great day. Tomorrow is Natasha Burn's ALL ABOUT ME party. She wants us to show off something that we made just for ourselves. Stop by and join in the fun.

Have a great day.

Karen

Paula said...

Laurie,
I just love your blog site. You always have soooo many little things in your pictures that it takes a quite awhile to go through your site and it is worth EVERY minute. Thanks for sharing.
Paula

Sassy J said...

Laurie, Happy One Year! I just love your site, you have the most adorable things and I always get great decorating ideas from your site....the cake plate is beautiful....please enter me! Thank you....and what a great idea! Jennifer

Miss Janice said...

These Halloween decorations are just darling! Congrats on your blogaversary celebration! I love the plaques from Susie.

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