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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Tour de Halloween

First things first...We are truly blessed to have the means to set a pretty table and invite our friends to join us for good food and fellowship. As the harvest season approaches I am mindful that many are not so fortunate. My daughter has a passion for the work of the Food Bank. As a singer-songwriter, she has written and recorded a song that is the anthem for the world wide Crop Hunger Walk project. Her song, "Raise Your Voice" is featured in their video. I've included a link in the side margin of my blog. I hope that it will encourage you to support projects in your community that contribute to the effort to overcome hunger.



We're not entertaining at our house this week...although my dining table is chock-full...



And I've pulled out lots of silver...



So what's happening?....


IT'S FINALLY TIME TO PAINT THE DINING ROOM!  I'm so excited...I'll share the results, hopefully in the next Metamorphosis Monday...or the the one after that.  We'll see.  Instead, I thought that this would be the perfect week to share my photo's of my friend Debbi's Halloween House with you.  I'll let your imagination provide appropriate captions.  I do want to warn you that this post will be photo intensive....Enjoy!  Happy Halloween!











The black apothecary jars used to be mine.  They worked so well in Debbi's dining room that I gave them to her for her birthday.  I can always borrow them if I need them.































Everything is so BOOtiful!  Have a Happy Halloween this weekend!



You can check out KC's music at www.kcclifford.com, on iTunes, and on YouTube.  I hope that you'll take a few minutes and give her a listen.  You'll also enjoy reading back through her blog on this site.  The girl can really write!  Her latest CD is called "Orchid."

    

Thank you, yet again, to Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for hosting her magical meme, "Tablescape Thursday.  I'll be linking my post to "Tablescape Thursday.  Click on the button below to hop on over and check out the myriad of marvelous tablescape designs, after 9:00 pm on Wednesdays.  You'll be glad that you made the trip...it's a wonderful adventure. 

48 comments:

Maria@BubblegumandDuctTape said...

I LOVE Halloween so this is right up my alley. Love your friend's decorations, they are all awesome! what a fun house.

I cannot wait to see your dining room, I'm so excited. I'm sure it's going to look fabulous, it already looked so nice.

Hope you're having a wonderful day!

Miss Char said...

I can't wait to see your dining room when its finished. I am so envious of anyone who has an actual dining room. Its the one thing I regret that we didn't add when we built the house we currently live in.

Your friends home......oh my goodness she does love Halloween. My favorite was the witches legs and shoes sticking out from under the hutch. Thanks for sharing.

Denise Marie said...

Wow, your friend worked hard. Can't wait to see the dining room painted. It is soooooo much work. We've been finishing the lvg room here and it is pain-staking. lol

Life with L said...

My goodness! That's quite a collection your friend has. Very BOOtiful! I can't wait to see your dining room painted. Have a wonderful day and thank you for sharing. Linda

we three dogs and me said...

Thanks for visiting.Scary stuff especially the red eyed portraits. You really outdid yourself.I know what you are going through as my son and are are peeling wall paper and plastering cracks. It will be a long time as I have do it at his convenience. Good luck

pozypeacock said...

I can hardly wait to see your dining room painted! That light fixture in there is grand! Also your bathroom is every endearing even with all the spooky scary stuff.LOL You even have cute little Halloween napkins in there.
Love the color you did on your front door.

Joan said...

Your friend's decorations are a SCREAM!!!h
I can't imagine working on my dining room. THere would be so much to move as YOU well know!

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

I knew something was up when I saw all that glassware on the table!! I am about to embark on the same project! I love the glittery ornaments and little village on top of the kitchen cabinet. Linda

Pondside said...

Lucky you to be having the dining room painted - it's on my list here too!
Your friend's house is amazing - My one lonely jack o'lantern and wreath just don't compete!

Marlis said...

Can't wait to see your dining room. I loved looking at all the things sitting about. The post was fun, I loved seeing all the decorations. Loved the red eye portraits!! Happy Halloween.

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

How exciting to get new paint in the dining room! Lots of work, but a labor of love?!

Your friend really has a lot of neat Halloween decorations!

Katherine

Scribbler said...

This is a seriously hard-core Halloween fan who knows how to do it well! Can't wait to see your DR.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

What fun pics! I love her Halloween ornaments! Good luck with the painting:@)

Pat said...

Fun Halloween images!

Looking forward to seeing your dining room renewed.

lulumusing said...

You do like Halloween and you've introduced a new decorating concept with the tree filled with spooky ornaments. Hope your dining room project is not as drawn out as my kitchen has been.

Jacqueline said...

I can't wait to see your dining room, but how fun to see your collection of stemware!!! I was actually trying to count how many different kinds you had!

Debbie's house was fabulous. I love her spiderweb tablecloth and "Food To Die For" I am going to use that tomorrow night.

Good luck on all the work ahead as you finish up the redecorating.

xinex said...

OMG, that is a lot to have to put away but I am excited to see how it looks afterwards. Great scary decor! Fabulous!...Christine

Tricia@The Dull and the Dutiful said...

Oooh! Can't wait to see your newly painted dining room! Thanks for sharing your friend's delightfully decorated house! I especially liked seeing how she decorated her bookshelves. I appreciate your visit to my table this week!

Through My Red Door said...

Very ghouly stuff! Can't wait to see your dining room when it's done!
Sheila

Debbie said...

I like the whimsical stuff the best! The fingurines like the boy in the pumpkin are so detailed and fun. I also liked the witch legs coming out under the cabinet. Cute!

And I'll be looking for the great reveal. I love things like that.

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

I love Debbi's H'ween decor. All of the vintage-looking decor really appeals to me, and she has some very uniqe and cute pieces. Thank you and thanks to Debbi for the tour of her fabulously decorated H'ween home. Can't wait to see your d.r. when it's done. laurie

LambAround said...

Eeeeew! You have some very SPOOKY Halloween decor, especially the bowl of eyeballs with tongs! :)

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Wow! Lots of cool decorations. My fav is the witches shoes!!

Alycia Nichols said...

What cool Halloween stuff! That skeleton with the heart coming up from the grave is REALLY wild!!!!! Have a wonderful Halloween!

Barbara said...

Oh, I enjoyed every bit of this tour. Those eyeballs with the tongs just creeped me out! LOL! What a wonderful collection of Halloween treasures your friend has. I can't imagine the work involved in getting your dining room painted. I hope all goes well and you are back in soon. Happy Halloween!

Anita said...

Wow, I thought I was looking at my mom's dining room! That is where I do most of my "shopping" for pretty things! Can't wait to see the finished room!

My Cozy Casita said...

Thanks for visiting,Can't wait to see your newly painted dining room.
XOX
Isora

Rettabug said...

I know you'll be soooo happy when this painting project is completed! Lots of work before & after but I'm sure it will be beautiful.

Thanks for sharing all those wonderfully fun photos of your friend's Halloween decorations. I loved the tweezers with the eyeballs. Eeeewwwww!

Purnima@a creative project said...

Mind blowing!! she has decorated her house wonderfully.. all the scary Halloween themed items are so thoughtfully arranged!!! Quite a collection I must add!! Looking fwd to see your new dining room!!!

Paige @ The Wandering Cottage said...

Thank you for the sweet comment on my blog. Glad I reminded you to get candy! The Halloween decor is great. Who is the sailor in the picture? My husband's in the Navy.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

You have got some of THE BEST Halloween decorations I have seen so far this year! :) I am so ashamed to show off what I do after seeing yours, and Halloween is my birthday! You'd think I'd go all out.

Thanks so much for visiting my blog today!

CAS said...

First let me just say "Thank You" for the link to your daughter's lovely song. We do a lot with our county food bank here, but I can't remember ever having the Crop Hunger Walk which would be such a great idea. I'm going to see who I can speak with at our bank.
Secondly, good luck on your painting project. It always seems rather overwhelming at first when you are just getting started. Then, when it's all finished, you go "Oh, that was a piece of cake," right? I'm sure it will be just beautiful.
Carol

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

LOL Love all your Halloween decor...what fun! Painting is such a huge job, isn't it. I can't wait to see it! That will make a great Met Monday post. Very exciting. I love how paint just tranforms a room over night. :)

Tricia - A Rosy Note said...

Wow...your friend has a lot of Halloween decorations. I love that liitle boy in the pumpkin. Good luck with your painting project :)

FrenchGardenHouse said...

What a beautiful song, I so enjoyed listening to your daughter's song, and watching the video. Thanks so much for visiting me today, too! xo Lidy

Michelle Jamieson said...

Cherry, thank you so much for commenting on my blog that I posted for TT for the first time. I enjoyed reading your post and am going to listen to your daughter's song right after this comment. My son plays guitar and sings too though he doesn't have any originals yet. I have followed you and hope you'll stop back to my blog and decide to follow me too :)

Michelle
www.jamiesoninteriors.com

E. Charlotte said...

Great photos!! I just love folks who really get into the Halloween spirit! :) Thanks for sharing these!

April @ HomeHinges.com said...

Super fun stuff at your friend's house, but I'm really excited about your painting project. The molding in that room is beautiful. I'm sure whatever you're doing will turn out amazing. Well have to keep our eyes out to see what you do.

Monique said...

Hahaha! I laugh my had off :) Food to die for :))) Today is has comepleately other meaning :) Thank you for visiting my place & happy halloween!

Jenny said...

Can't wait to see the new paint in the dining room, and those decorations are out of this world!! Love them!

Thanks for your very sweet comment on my blog :)

Jenny
www.simcoestreet.blogspot.com

Beth said...

You have a lot of pretty china pieces! Loved your friend's decorations; she really goes all out for Halloween! This was a fun post!
Blessings, Beth

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

What a wonderful treat to freshen up your dining room! Love your stem display! What a wonderful mixture of Halloween fun at your friends home -- thanks for sharing!

retha said...

Looks like it will be a huge job to get things back to normal again.
I like the green you used in your 'party' it is very encouraging words. I am guilty of not making an effort to invite those people.

Bunny, THE PARIS HOUSE said...

Wow, your decorations are amazing Cherry Kay! I love the spooky butler. I can't wait to see your finished painted dining room.
xx
Bunny

Nancy said...

Cherry Kay, I am so excited to see the 'reveal' of your newly painted dining room! You have beautiful glassware there on the table.

So neat to hear about your daughter...and will be listening just after this comment.

Thank you for sharing your friends home. I just love Halloween so this I enjoyed seeing so much. I love the creepy old butler. I had one of the ghosts reading the 'Spooky Ghost Stories' but he got broken in a move.

Have a wonderful week,

Nancy

Moogie said...

Wow.... love all your Halloween decorations.

Jessa Irene (Holiday-Haven) said...

WOW look at all of that decor, wonderful job! Love the green tablecloth, makes for a wonderful photo. Fun post!

xinex said...

Did you ever get done organizing, Cherry Kay? I cannot wait to see the room....Christine