Sunday, October 5, 2008

OCTOBER FUN & FROLIC

This is a sign Sara picked out a few years ago to hang above her door. I love it!! It seemed appropriate for this post. : )

I got my inspiration from a few sites this season. One being 'Sadie Olive' and the other being 'Made With Love and Lots of Glue'. Oh, and we can't forget Martha Stewart. Thanks girls! (Like I can call M.S. "one of the girls"). ;-)


I love my little spider crawling over the O. He's new this year.



I painted these three little guys a few years back, but now they've taken on new life (ha-ha) since I put them under glass. My kids have commented on how "cool" they think it looks to display them like this. When my kids think their old Mom has done something cool, that's all the approval I need. The ghosts are staying. : )

Sorry if this is too warped for some of you. But if you have boys in your family, you'll know why Halloween has to include some stuff like this.


My candy corn lights, lit up.
Mr. Pumpkin Head, lit up.
And the VERY BEST for last... My three grandbabies make my universe go 'round. There are no earthly words to express the joy they bring into my life! Therefore, you will just have to wait to find out for yourself one day and then you'll get it. : ) I once saw a bumper sticker that read, "If I'd known how fun grandchildren were, I would have had them FIRST". Hee-hee!

Above, is my little grandson, Master S. and me, Halloween 2004.
Here is Master S. as yoda, Halloween 2006. Too adorable and cute for words!
This is Princess G., Halloween 2006. Couldn't you just eat her up? This is Princess C., Halloween 2007. That precious expression on her face reveals how sweet she is on the inside too. Nana (that's me) made the little Dorothy dress she's wearing for her Aunt Sara, when Sara was little. What a thrill to pull it out of the box and use it again. : ) And here are my wonderful, precious little cupcakes all together for Halloween last year. My two sweet little girls belong to my daughter and SIL. And my adorable little guy belongs to my son and DIL. How can I ever thank my children enough for giving me these most prized little gifts? Oh how I love being a family!!
Mary Lou

72 comments:

mollyandmarshal said...

Your Halloween decorations are awesome! You've outdone yourself, my dear! Martha Stewart would be so proud! I love that you displayed them all together and that they're sitting right next to your spooky tree. And the candy corn lights are a perfect addition.

Your grandkids are adorable!!!!

Suzann @ Lavender and Roses said...

Your Halloween decorations are wonderful! I bet you can sit and stare at them for hours and never be bored - so much to see and admire.
Those are some cute grandbabies you have there. My oldest is going to be 18 so I imagine that I'll be a Nana (family tradition) within the next 10 years. By then my youngest will be 17 (almost 18) and I'll be needing a little bundle of joy to snuggle.

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Your grandkids are so adorable. Loved your post and decorations!

Jen said...

how FUN! Love your darling decorations. :) When we ever get a house I'm paying you to come decorate it!!! (Remember what you did for our wedding?!) :) And yes, you have the best grandkids!!

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

Your halloween decor is fantastic...you knocked it out of the park....FABULOUS!!

What cute Grandbabies!! It is funny, my mom says the same thing....she would have had the grandchildren first...

Hope you have a great week!

Lisa

Aunt Mimi's Creations! said...

Looking spooktacular at your house!

Angie said...

Your Halloween display looks sooooooo good! You have a lot of cute stuff. Love those candy corn lights!

~The Robin's Nest~ said...

Your decor is wonderful AS always...AND your grandchildren are as cute as mine! ;)

Jen - Balancing beauty and bedlam said...

WOW- you have outdone yourself on this tour. Thanks for all the eye candy.

Lacey in the Sky said...

So cute!!

1938 Elm Street said...

You have so many cute decorations...they look great! And your grandkids are adorable.
Annabelle

Chris said...

There's so much to look at, and I still can't get enough!! That table just blew me away! Great ideas!!

Christian said...

WOW! You went all out! Thank you for stopping by my blog, this is my first "blog party." It is fun, especially with such a fun theme. Is that your mantle in the blog banner? I love those colors.

TMI said...

I'm lovin every single idea on this post! And that little curly-haired, red-haired fairy/princess? Adorable!
Thanks for stopping by my blog today.

~Tara

Bella Casa said...

Aww, so pretty! I love your decor! I saw that "Spooky" sign at Cracker Barrel yesterday! :)

So nice to attend your party :)

Bella

Darlene said...

I LOVE all of your great Halloween decorations!!! You have a bunch of really cute ones! Your grand kids are adorable too!

Gray Matters said...

Those decorations are definitely magazine worthy - they are great and your house seems like such a fun place to live.

santamaker said...

Holy Moly....you're a grandmother?!? you barely look old enough to have kids yourself! Wow, what's in your water?
Loved the Halloween decorations, the candycorn lights are my favorite! You sure do have some gorgeous grandkiddies! Thanks for visiting!

Stephanie said...

Great decorations! I think I have a few more years of "After Halloween" sales to go before I can keep up with your house! :) I love it all!

And nothing makes me smile like a proud Nana! Your grandchildren are precious (but you already knew that didn't you?)! :)

new every morning said...

What spooky fun!

tidymom said...

Spooktacular display!!!! I love it!!
........and what darling little one's you have as well!!!

~Tidymom

Connie said...

Can you come over and do my decorating? It looks marvelous!

And I teared up when you talked about your grandchildren! Very sweet.

Julie said...

All of your decorations for Halloween look great I love the candy corn lights! And boy those grandbabies are too cute!
julie

Traci said...

I love the candy corn....soooo cute!!!

AJ said...

Oh my gosh! I would love to have one of everything you have! Love how you used your apothecary jars! And the light up candy corn! I could just keep going!!!

Hooked on Houses said...

Wow! You went all out! What a fun Halloween post. And you're right--my son would love a few "gruesome" decorations like that. -Julia :-)

Jen r. said...

Very cute decorations! Love the little guys the best!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Your decorations look fantastic!
Love everything under glass, well done.

Emily P. said...

You could be the next Martha Stewart (only with a sweet heart and a genuine personality). I loved seeing them in "real life" last night. I'm so glad you posted the pictures of the grandkids. The girls loved seeing their faces on our computer, as well. You have to be the best Nana in the whole world! Luvs!

Nichole said...

I love your decor, especially those little candy corn lights!!

Debbie said...

You are one "Hot Grandma". You look wonderful and I would have never guessed you to be a grandma (yet).

Those grandbabies are so precious all decked in their little costumes.

I love your vignette; it truly belongs on a magazine cover. I love the way you paid attention to detail, very pretty! And I think Martha Stewart would love to be included with "the girls".

Carrie said...

Wow everything looks great. I want the candy corn lights they are so great.

Stephanie said...

LOVE it all!!

Mo..."Mo's Cottage" said...

Looking at your post, I just have to get my fall decorations out....It is just a matter of going into the attic to get them....when it is done I am always happy because it just looks so fallish, is that a word!!!
Everything looks soooo pretty....and the grand kids are adorable.....
Hugs,
Mo :-)

Mrs. B said...

Wow! Look at all the cute stuff you have! I love it all! And the kids are so adorable!

Amber said...

Wow! You're all decked out for Halloween!

The ghosts displayed in the cloche are so cute! I love that idea!

Oh, and thanks for the comment on my pumpkin centerpiece. Glad you liked it!

Rachel said...

Oh how stinking cute is all your stuff! Great job, it all looks so FABULOUS! LOVE IT ALL!

Caitlin said...

I love all of your decorations! So, so cute! My favorite is the spider sitting on the "O!" So sweet. And those grandbabies of yours are adorable! Happy Halloween!

lipstickandlaundry said...

I too spotted your fabric pumpkins... I LVE your fabric choices! CUTE header... Now for ALL of the Fabulous FUN on your post... I am going to have to go back though all that decor, I am sure I missed something... LOVE LOVE LOVE your post...
~Jen

Kimberly said...

Girl, I hope I look as good as you when I have grandchildren! (I don't have children yet, though, so that will be while :) )

Enjoyed your decor!

♥ Fyra √•rstider said...

We dont celebrate halloween in my house in sweden, but i like your pictures
/Lotta

Virginia said...

I'm not participating, but I'm going around looking at all the fun decorations and yous are wonderful.And your grandkids are soooo adorable!
Blessings, Virginia

Cathy said...

It all looks beautiful! I enjoyed seeing your home all decorated for halloween.

Cathy :)

Betsy said...

Wow! I love your decor! I am so inspired! I even like the creepy skull and hand.

Stacey said...

I aam drooling.....everything looks great! I would never wanna pack it all up!

Meghan said...

How cute are you decorations!
I soooooooooooo want to move in!!

Manuela said...

The kids are adorable and your decorations are awesome! Love the little painted ghosts under the cloche!
Manuela

Tamara Jansen said...

I just can't WAIT for grandkids. What fun to dress the up for Halloween :)

Girly Stuff said...

I love all your decorations! My three year old was Yoda last year, he was. Glad to see you having so much fun with them!

Marie said...

Wow. Your decorations look a store display. If like... MARTHA STEWART had her own store! So beautiful! I had to look at it all, scroll back up to look again. You outdid yourself. :o) Your grandkids are just as beautiful!

Cameo said...

Those are so great! That table looks like a professional display. IT is just awesome. Your mantel is so pretty. I love those pumpkins!! The grandbabies are cutie pies too!ovmqh

Joy said...

Your decorations are awesome and I love your kids costumes. The baby is adorable!

Sher's Creative Expressions said...

Great spooky Halloween decor.

Blessings,

Sher

Laurel MacD said...

I love the skull and hands - I even think my daughter would love it.

melissa said...

Your grandchildren are adorable, and hello! you so do not look like a grandma!! I love the spookiness under the cloches for your boys.
Melissa

Kimba said...

Wow! Your decorations look like something out of a magazine! Fantastic!

And those grandbabies are adorable too.

Jan said...

Really cute ideas and decor. I love your grandbabies too. That is a cute picture of you too. There is just a whole lot of cute going on in here.

Glitter and Bliss said...

Your grandkids are so precious...and I absolutely love your halloween decor. Super cute!!!

Glamorous Life of a House Wife said...

WOW! You are awesome! There is stuff everywhere! It's great.

Astrid said...

I think you have the coolest Halloween decorations and vignette I've seen! Everything is just perfect! :)

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

Hi, I just love how you put everything together. It turned out so good, it really should be in a magazine. You and Martha Stewart would make a pair. Really you did a great job, You are definitely going into my idea file.
Blessings,
Debbie

Blissfully Enamored said...

first of all...holy COw you have so many comments! you will probably NEVER get to mine! :) and second of all..... your table looks AMAZING!! you did such a great job putting all of the pieces together without making it look jumbled!! i love it!

Joanna said...

I absolutly love that lit up candy corn!! Your decorations are stunning! We did some bats too a couple of weeks ago. *smiles*

Cherry's Jubilee said...

Fun stuff....love it all. cherry

ThriftyDecorChick said...

Oh my goodness, I love your Halloween decor! I love your blog, thanks so much for stopping by mine! I'm off to check out more of your site!

GingerLouise said...

Fun, I am having a halloween party and I am going to use some of your ideas. I'm having a giveaway on my blog, come say hi!

Ms. Tee said...

Oh, your decorations are just adorable! You have a little spider in there that is so cute - and I never thought I'd say spider and cute in the same sentence!:) Oh, and the candy corn lights are perfect, along with all the sweet photos of your grandkids. Thanks so much for sharing it all!

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The Blonde Duck said...

I love your blog! I thought I was the only whimsical one around!

mx2mommy said...

Girl you don't even look old enough to be a grandma...never would've guessed!! I LOVE all the layering you did with your decor! Can't wait to check out more of your blog! Happy Haunting!
Janae

salpetitt said...

Beautiful mantle on your header~! I love how you have fun with your Halloween deocorating. Every little detail spells F.U.N.!

GRAMS said...

Such fun! Don't you just love Halloween. I'm in love with your little spider. Where did you get him?

Janis

http://janiszettel.blogspot.com/