This blog is simply the story about my little life
with my sweet family that the Lord has blessed me with
and the day in, day out things that we do.
It basically is my online diary/photo album of our life.
I'm glad you're here!

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

A spooky dinner for two....

 Last week I prepared a fun and romantic table for two dinner for my husband and I.
It was very cozy and romantic!
 This is a new interest of mine and I'm having lots of fun with it. My husband enjoys it too!
 I've been picking up all kinds of dishes in pairs to set these romantic tablescapes for my hubby and I now that we are empty nesters.
 I placed a black and white checkered piece of fabric over our card-table for starts.
 For the centerpiece I used this wonderful spiderweb covered black candelabra.
 I actually did this last year for him and I but I did the traditional orange and black colors for Halloween, click here to see pictures.
 This year I decided to have a black and white theme.
 I used some pretty floral trimmed black and white plates for the salad we used simple black plates.
 I made a delicious spaghetti with clam sauce for dinner.
 I also served Italian sausage, green salad and garlic bread sticks. It was delicious and reminiscent of the meals we used to have at our favorite restaurant we used to go to when we were young newlyweds called The Spaghetti Warehouse.
 We had fun! Hubby's happy and that makes me happy!
Wishing all of you a very Happy Halloween today!

"For everything created by God is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving, for it is made holy by the word of God and prayer." I Timothy 4:5

Hugs, Sharon

Monday, October 29, 2012

Halloween at our house!!!

Halloween has taken over at our house! I think it is so fun to decorate for this holiday.
I made a fun black and white display on our entryway table.
Here's a spooky bowl filled with chocolate eyeballs!
I stacked some mystery books together and topped them with a fun black and white pipe.
Oh no, we've been invaded!
Haha! Just a couple of spooky black rats!
I hung this vintage owl cardboard cutout on our curio cabinet on the stairs.
I got this idea from my friend Mary.
I placed my vintage light up pumpkin heads on the stairs. Don't they look cute!
I hung this wonderful antique cardboard garland on the mantle.
Isn't it amazing!
The graphics are fantastic!
I grouped a few things to make this vignette on the hearth. My friend Mary and I found an old paper Halloween tablecloth with cats on a fence in the moonlight from the 60s at a thrift store and we cut it up and framed it. I love it!
This old orange ceramic owl is one of my favorites!
More spooky books..."And then there were none", "Death in the Afternoon", and "The Dark Woods."
On this side we have "The Patriotic Murders" and "A Candle in her Room"
More fun vintage cardboard cut outs that were made to hang in primary classrooms.
These two are friendly and happy, but...
...this cat is a little scary!
Seeing his skeleton is just a little spooky and.....
...his face looks mean, but I love him!!!
In the kitchen I put this fun spider covered candelabra.
In this corner I have some cute cats.
This is how the windowsill turned out this year.
I love all this old stuff!
 This little black puss in boots salt and pepper shakers are perfect for Halloween!
In this corner I have more black cats.
I absolutely love this light up spooky house!
The little ghosts inside seem friendly though!
Here's my favorite thing...a framed picture of my four boys all dressed up for Halloween about 14 years ago.
This little frightened pup is a new addition to my collection this year.
More vintage goodies!
Cute old yarn black cat and some fun candles.
I love the old metal noise makers!
Here's my bookcase decorations.
I love this new decorating area.
I decorated it with white pumpkins and black crows. Isn't the cardboard cat marvelous!
More pumpkins.
These are two very special antique paper-mache pumpkin lanterns.
I found this fun candy dish at an estate sale; it's a front page of a newspaper. I thought it would be adorable with candy corn laying in it! I placed a cute spider votive holder next to it.
I put a few little things in the powder room.
A cute little "Boo" tea towel.
Love the old wise owl!
These chocolate fingers are creepy!
Outside I just added a few Halloween touches to the fall display that I already had out there.
My favorite Trick or Treat sign that my son, Cameron, made.
Love it!
Isn't this little wooden Trick or Treat box cute!
Have a fun, safe and happy Halloween!

" For I, the Lord your God, hold your right hand; it is I who say to you, “Fear not, I am the one who helps you.” Isaiah 41:13 

Hugs, Sharon

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