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Wednesday, October 27, 2010


I wore a witch hat; little brother wore a sheet.
I held his hand, and we slowly crossed the street.
witch hat
As I rang the door bell, he yelled "Twick or Tweet"
Don’t you think he’s just sooo sweet?
As the door slowly opened, we heard moans and creaks
And a very loud voice said...
Something about that candle lit table didn’t seem right,
And I was really glad we had our jack-o-lantern light.
She said, in a voice that shattered the night,
"You don’t need that candle to light your way;
My house is really just as bright as day!"
And then with a puff, she blew out our light!
Oh my, she said, you dropped your treat bag!
I hope you’re not frightened by this old hag!
bag Look, I’ve captured the ghosts in a cloche and a jar,
And that ghost who is loose won’t get very far.
captured ghosts Oh yes, I hadn’t noticed - another ghost is still free.
I’ll soon capture him too .. just wait and see!
ghosts in jar Now just reach in that cauldron, and get you a treat.
Those skeletons can’t get you -they don’t have any feet!
cauldron No, that’s not a swirling cauldron I’ve got.
Perhaps you don’t like that candy a lot.
cauldron swirl
My dearies, I do have more candy over here.
Yes, that does mean that a witch might be near.
163 Just take that scoop from the witch’s hand,
And scoop you some candy as fast as you can!
M M WITCH Oh My, you are looking a little forlorn!
Perhaps you’d like a bit of candy corn.
hand Oh, that hand on top? Don’t you worry about it.
That was left here by someone who ran away in a twit!
Okay my dearies, I see nothing will do,
Unless I turn on some lights just for you.

full tbl I think I’ve done everything for you
That any good hostess could do.
I’ve offered you treats, and I’ve turned on the light.
Now go fill up your bags, and I’ll just stay very quiet.
Did I scare you? Even in all of this bright light?
You  think a good hostess shouldn’t give you a fright?
I admit it--most of the time, that would be right,
But scaring guests is permitted on Halloween night!
I am linking this post to Story Tellers Wednesday at A Southern Belle With Northern Roots. Shannon, I hope it’s okay that this is an imaginary story and not a remembered story,
and to Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps On The Porch.
Thank you so much, kind friends, for putting up with my silliness. I hope you’ll be back Friday evening to link up for Favorite Things Saturday. laurie


Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Laurie, you are soooooo good at story telling. Your table is just tooo cute for words. Your Halloween decorations are simply darling. Looking for some of these cute things are on the list of things to find next year.. hope all is well your way.
hugs ~lynne~

Anonymous said...

This is fabulous, Laurie. I love your story and the images.

Happy Halloween!

La said...


Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

You are so darn creative with your posts. Loved every bit of it. How on earth did you make that swirled picture. That is so cool.

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Oh girl you gave me a fright so early in the morning...your story was wonderful my friend...I have always loved them wished you would share more like you use to...just me being selfish again..Hope you have a GREAT day with the that's scary girl ha ha!! Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Laurie this story and your photos are exactly why your blog is one of my favorites! Wonderful!! Spooky!!

Anonymous said...

Great post Laurie! I really enjoyed the story and have quite the gift :)

Olive said...

I am with Kim how did you swirl that image? Your imaginary story is thrilling. I know your grandchildren think you are the bomb! hugs♥olive

Unknown said...

Oh my Laurie, this sure looks like the perfect Grandma's house to visit at Halloween. I love your header, by the way, but I think I mentioned that last week.

Love all of your decorations. My dogs go nuts when they hear that creepy voice on the little pumpkin decoration. I have one that I put on my steps too.

Have a lovely day.

Blondie's Journal said...

Your story and pictures were just so had me giggling!! Now this was a treat!!


Mellodee said...

Sooo cute! You really got me with the hand and arm, too! I thought it was your hand actually holding the jar, until I looked more closely at the table and saw the disembodied arm!! YEOW! Spooooky! Don't you just love Halloween? :)

Debbie said...

I have decided that this one deserves a STANDING ovation!! This is great! You had me smiling from beginning to end, and I'm still grinning now.

You know what I think? I think you should write children's books. You have the cutest gift with words!

Now, I have to go back and enjoy the pictures more. I was completely taken in by the poem.

Debby S. said...

What a great story! What a lot of detail. This is amazing! You captured Halloween perfectly! Thanks for all the hard work!!!! Love it!

Sue said...

Take a bow, Laurie as the author of the poem and the creator of the magical photos.... Bravo!!!! Such fun and talent prevails. Great photo effects, too.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

What a fun post! :-D You are so talented.

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

This is so darling! Love all your ghosties the bestest! And my grands say "Twicker Tweets Nana!"

On Crooked Creek said...

Too cute. .. your little Halloween poem! Thanks for reminding us that Trick~or~Treat can be an entertaining time for the children in our lives!

shannon i olson said...

cute little story Laurie. You have so many fun things. Have a great week!!! Thanks for sharing.

Ribbonwood Cottage said...

Hi Laurie! It has been way too long since I came by for a visit. Sorry about that. Your blog is wonderful as always. Love your story and your post. I still am not over the fact that you have a Holiday closet to store things in. I just love that!!!!!! Have a great day and I will be back soon for more visiting.

Donna (Timeless Settings) said...

This is a great post! You are so creative!


Michelle @ Sweet Something Design said...

Fun post Laurie!! Happy Halloween!

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Adorable post, Laurie! I love your fun tablescapes and your wit!

Big TX Hugs,
Angelic Accents

Alycia Nichols said...

Lots of fun, Laurie! I hope you have a great Halloween weekend!

Entertaining Women said...

So a child, I would have never made it through your house. I was so afraid of Halloween and witches. Great storytelling and tablescape. Thank you for sharing your design. Cherry Kay

Sonny G said...

love your story and the display is

Marigene said...

What a fun table, Laurie! I love The Witch Is In sign, must find one for my kitchen!

Anonymous said...

Very clever, my dear. You're letting all your best talents show!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Fun table, Laurie! Very creative and spooky! ; )

Marlis said...

Love your spin on things!! Very clever and creative. the table is wonderful

Miss Janice said...

Laurie, LOVE your silliness. I'm reading this post and wondering, how in the world do you think up this stuff? So very clever you and it's just darling. So enjoying catching up with your posts...I'm simply the worst blogger ever--don't know how everyone keeps up...I just can't:):):)

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Laurie, you just amaze me. This is just totally unreal. I love everything. Fabulous post. Hugs, Marty

Kathleen said...

You are so tweet, I mean sweet!
That was wonderful!
Happy Halloween to you and all the little Bargain Hunters!
I am back, thank God!

Barbara said...

What fun! I especially like your metal jack o' lantern. Happy Halloween!

Kristen White said...

Fun are so creative!!!! Happy Halloween!!!!

vernice said...

You made me laugh so hard. Your blog is hilarious.

Dreamgoddess said...

What a fun post and your table is fabulous!