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Sunday, October 16, 2011


My friend, Susie, made this “BOO” banner.  S-h-h-h-h.  Don’t tell her I told you this, but the first time she made it, the banner read, “OOB”, but she quickly figured it out, and rearranged the letters!
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Susie also gave me this great Halloween pillow (yes, she’s a very generous friend),
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and I placed it on my “new-to-me” sofa, that I purchased at half price on the last day of an estate sale.  My husband said I was the only person he knows who could take a trip to a Blues Festival and come home with a sofa from an estate sale.  He obviously doesn’t know all of my blogging friends!
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I love my new sofa, and I love my new Halloween pillow.  Thanks Susie, and thanks to my sweetheart for getting my sofa loaded on the truck at the Blues Festival.  Susie also made me an “Autumn” banner.  Isn’t it cute?autumn
Kristen at Kristen’s Creations crafted this pretty “Welcome Fall” picture.
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A page from my Mother’s scrapbook (circa 1929).
It was so nice of you to stop by for a visit.  Yes, I confess it was me.  I let the ghosts and goblins out!  Laurie


Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Laurie -- I do LOVE all your "spirited" decor --- such fun to be "spooked" at your house.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Enjoyed seeing all your Halloween/Fall decor - However, the best was the page from your Mother's scrapbook. What a treasure to have !!
"They" say our temps are dropping this week - are you ready? :-D

Carol said...

Your fun,spooky decor made me smile. . .especially the hand! I bet your grandkids love hanging out at your house.


Linda @ A La Carte said...

You have some wonderful decorations! I really enjoyed you letting the Ghosts out!

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Love your banners and your decor. YOur new sofa is to die for, what a fabulous find. The pillowis perfect on it also. How fun is this. Hugs, Marty

Blondie's Journal said...

You are definitely ready for Halloween, Laurie! As always, I adore your mantel. And the sofa is gorgeous...if I were there we might have been fighting over it!! ;-D


Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Laurie you have to have the most fun house in all of blogland..I bet your grands just love coming to your house..How are you doing my dear friend?? I have missed ya girl..I hope to be back soon as my health allows..Girl I started to read your book and then couldn't get back in it won't let me finish it..please send me a new link Laurie..Thanks honey much love and hugs to you my dear friend..Hugs and smiles Gloria

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Oh that scrapbook is an amazing treasure Laurie!
And that arm hanging out is just hilarious!
You have the bestest Halloween decor and home around and I adore your new to you couch!
Hugs friend,

Maggie said...

Hi laurie,
No one enters into the seasonal spirit more than you my dear.
Love all your mosaics!
The Halloween pillow is fab and what can I say about your "new" sofa? It's just lovely, how clever of you to find such a bargain at a Blues festival.
Happy MM

Lynn said...

Lovin' your great Halloween decorations and the new couch Laurie! The pillow looks great on it-enjoy:@)

Cindy J. said...

Oh Laurie! Everything looks so wonderful! That Susie is a clever girl, love her banners.. I am still chuckling about the ooob...sounds like something I would do. Love, love love your new sofa.. You are incredible! Love, Cindy

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Always a treat to visit you and see your wonderful decorations. You do the best!! Love the new sofa too.

Debbie said...

I just love all your stuff. I tried so hard to have a bountiful look this year, and I just can NOT pull it off. Yours always looks enchanting. Mine just looked like a jumble of fall stuff. I guess you either have that touch or you don't.

I shall continue to enjoy yours and copy in miniature.

I laughed about OOB. That's so funny!

And I love the sofa. It would look beautiful in my living room, I think. (At least the living room in my head.)

Kathleen said...

BOO! That man's hand is extra creepy!
Your mom was ahead of her time, or mine was waaaaay behind. I don't remember a single Halloween decoration. No one even went Trick or Treating where we lived, till we were 12 or 13!
We never had a real pumpkin as it was wasteful, read no way was she making pie with it! :)
Through all that hardship I became a better witch, LOL!
Always love seeing your treasure trove of decorations!

Alycia Nichols said...

Hi, Laurie! I haven't been in touch with you for awhile, and I just wanted to say hi! I love this post, especially the scrapbook from the 1920s. What an incredible treasure to have!!! Your Mom's creativity was probably a little before its time!!! As for your Halloween decorations, I have NO idea where you got that fake arm, but it is a hoot!!!!!! I need one of those to hang out of my car door! :-) Hope all is well. Take care, and Happy October to you!!!

xinex said...

Hi Laurie! That hand is really creepy, it looks soreal. I don't think I could have it in my house or I won't go to the room where it is placed, lol. But I do love your sofa and pillow. How lucky for you to get it at half price...Christine

Curtains in My Tree said...

I really like the black and white Halloween pillow I haven't seen that material before

everything is really lookin cute

Ginny said...

Laurie, You are so fun to visit! I love all your Halloween decor and I appreciate your enthusiasm for decorating. I love your new sofa. It is so beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Hey Laurie Eve, The Target pillow looks great on your new couch! I love all your decor, esp the hanging arm..I know it's not everyone's cup of tea but i think it's funny..My fav is Weymouth's Halloween scrapbook page-that is priceless! How old was she when she made it? I am so glad you still have it and will share it with us..Thanks for coming to visit me, the other Halloween NUT. Susie

Sarah said...

Laurie, glad you let the ghosts and goblins out. Do you hear mine calling out to you? They want to come out and play, I've got them locked up in the attic this year. Not much fun for me either, but certainly makes life easier at the moment. LOL
What a fun post. You know I love seeing your holiday things. ~ Sarah

lvroftiques said...

Well your decor is fabulous! (as always) I saw that first shot and I was thinkin' "Laurie really should be using some more hand cream" Lol!! LOVE LOVE your new sofa!! What a score girl! And yeppers I'd have brought it home too no matter what I'd been doing before *winks* Vanna

The Tablescaper said...

Congrats on the new sofa. It's gorgeous and lucky you for having such a terrific friend - love the pillow. Sooo neat to see your Mom's page. Clearly attention to detail runs in the family.

- The Tablescaper