Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Happy Halloween . . .

A bit of pumpkin and memory to decorate the house for friends.
 Bitter sweet, dried cone flower
and a piece of Roseville
of my dads
which years ago 
he housed in a bookcase in his office.
Soup and salad evening is ready.
We girls enjoyed a glass of wine
while the guys enjoyed 
some big boy drinks
as we grazed a bit before dinner.
The turnip kids joined the group too.
I carved another . . .
and turned the turnip upside down,
added a bit of green food coloring
and let the roots and stem
become an Irish hat. 


The front door fern was bit by the frost
and retired to the woods
leaving this area feeling quite void.
Although some real live pumpkins
plus some fake tin ones
jumped into place
ready to greet the little ones
tomorrow evening. 
Three Little pumpkins
Siting on a fence
A witch came riding by
Ha, Ha, Ha
I'll take you all
and make a pumpkin pie.
I remembered this little song from my
kindergarten teaching days
and have been singing it all day long.
Wonder what those little ones thought
while I was teaching them this song.
Oh my . . .I hope they survived!  
Call me Lucky
I was one of ten to win
the Holiday Issue of Midwest Living
Thank you Alison!
Being a first time visitor to
her beautiful  
was wonderful for me
and certainly would be for you.
Happy Halloween Everyone
Stay safe, the weather is predicted to be wild!
Until the next time,
Love, Lynne


Pamela Gordon said...

Your turnip pumpkin heads on the dining table are quite cute, Lynne, especially the Irish one. LOL I like your pumpkin display on the front porch. We had a beautiful frost here this morning but it's going to warm up to 50 tomorrow and 65 on Friday! Weird weather.

Musings from Kim K. said...

What fun you are having with family!! I really love your clever turnips too. The weather is definitely going to be wicked for Halloween. I don't think Josie is going to be visiting many houses tomorrow night. Good thing we've had a whole month of celebrations happening at my house!

Halloween hugs!

TexWisGirl said...

i like your turnip table. :) hope the fern survives!

Teresa said...

Looks like you've been having lots of fall fun, Lynne!
The Roseville vase is so beautiful and I love it filled with all the fall pretties.
Happy Halloween to you too!

Willow said...

I so love those turnip heads !

eileeninmd said...

A nice evening with your friends! Your Turnip kids are so cute! And I like the pumpkin display on the porch! Happy Halloween, have a great day!

Retired Knitter said...

The vase is just beautiful.

Sarah Huizenga said...

Love the Rosewood Vase and Midwest Living. That is a bit of a scary song to teach young children.

Nancy Claeys said...

My MIL gifted me a Midwest Living subscription some months ago and I love that magazine!

Cute turnip creations! :)

Vicki @ lifeinmyemptynest said...

Those turnips are so funny Lynne! Looks light a cozy, relaxing dinner with friends :-)

barb said...

Happy Halloween Lynne. Loved that verse. Our grands are kindergarteners. Bet you were a great teacher.

barb said...

Happy Halloween Lynne. Loved that verse. Our grands are kindergarteners. Bet you were a great teacher.

barb said...

Happy Halloween Lynne. Loved that verse. Our grands are kindergarteners. Bet you were a great teacher.

Lois said...

Happy Halloween. Love the turnip heads, and all the decorations.

Anonymous said...

Roseville.... swoon. Love that pottery and it's perfect for this tine of the year in that particular pattern. XOX

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams said...

Congrats on the magazine, it looks delish.

And your turnip jack o lanterns are pretty spooky.


Rural Revival said...

I LOVE your turnip!!

PlantPostings said...

Happy Halloween! I like the idea of carving Turnips--I must try that!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

What a cute centerpiece for your table. Who would have ever thought of carving turnips! LOL LOVE IT!!

At Home in English Valley said...

Hi Lynne, How inviting your lovely home all decked out for the fall. I know you'll enjoy your Midwest Living with Alison's home. I love that board you're using as a table runner...I asked my hubby if we could tie one to the back of the truck and drag it for a couple of blocks...;-). He doesn't say no to me often, but this time it was firm, NO! Have a cozy weekend dear one. Love, Penny

Gail said...

Love your decorations.

Nancy said...

I love Roseville pottery, Lynne. Yours is beautiful. Looks like you had a lot of fun with your friends. You are churnin' out those turnips, girl. Good job!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

I am starting my book tonight. I've been miserable the past couple of nights so I could not concentrate..but I've gotten into it now..and off and running. I'm gonna LIKE it, I can already tell! Thanks for sending it to me! HOW I LOVE a good book! :)