To laugh often and much, to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children, to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends, to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others, to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition, to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson
October 21, 2015
It always marks "the season" for me....
the debut of
"It's The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown!"
Did you catch it last night on ABC?
I cannot believe we have been watching this seasonal
delight of Charles Schultz for the
past fifty years!
So even though I had decided not to
do a Halloween tablescape this year,
it put me in the mood!!
The vintage characters are simply too cute
not to be on display once a year!
They are each one rather old now..
but that seems to make them so special.
How I love these old Yankee Candle toppers!
I miss the kiddos being young Trick-or-Treater's...
even the first two grandchildren are off to "teen parties!"
The darling brought home this pie pumpkin last night,
which I have great plans for a bit later...
you're going to love it!
Witches, Black Cats, Jack-o-Lantern's
This might be one of my most favorite things....
the little children dressed for a night of fun.....
The scent of orange, cinnamon and cloves.....
I am making a chicken stew inside a pumpkin for Halloween night.....
The vintage Victorian jesters
This glows in the dark...
Jack riding his goat
Ring around the candle.....
My favorite witch
My parents bought this for me over
thirty years ago...I just love her!
Now, this one....not so old...
I found this in Maine at
The Christmas Tree Store....
Miss Piper's first Halloween!
Luke and Miss M from Halloween past!
Can you say "adorable?"