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Although this could very well be a picture of me finding a new treasure at a favorite nursery, it's actually an illustration by David Catrow for a children's book called Plantzilla.

Friday, October 31, 2014

Happy Halloween!

I hope  you share the holiday with someone who is truly a treat to be with!



And perhaps you can visit one of your favorite haunts.

If you find yourself alone, may you still have a better time than this guy seems to be having!

I call these Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.  Overwhelmed on Monday, grumpy and tired by Wednesday, and happy the whole thing is over for another week on Friday.


Into every life an argyle pumpkin must fall.  The bat is for a very special old bat in my life who just had a big (70th) birthday.  You know who you are!

Whether you open your door to cute little costumed candy demanders

 Or turn off the porch light and eat all the candy yourself,

may your Halloween be very happy!
(For some reason, I didn't throw the black tablecloth on the dining room table this October.  Oh well, there's always next year.)


36 comments:

  1. Happy Halloween to you too Peter! We'll be watching a horror flick on the cinema tonight. Booo!!!

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  2. Happy Halloween Peter! (That first photo of the pumkinhead dolls -- those things are so creepy!)

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    1. They are creepy, that's why they made me smile!

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  3. Great tablescape, well done! Happy Halloween to you too! I love the dolls in the white cages.

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    1. Thanks. The white caged ghost dolls are cool!

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  4. Fun stuff, Happy Halloween to you guys too! Handing out candy and scaring the crap out of neighborhood kids...that's our plan.

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  5. Is that the lovely Watson's in Puyallup? I may live in the UK, but I have been there many times in my countless visits to Pierce County but never at Halloween.

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    1. Some is from Watson's in Puyallup and some is from Spooner Farms in Orting. Good eye!

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  6. Wonderful decorations. As a fan of miniatures, the candy 'demanders' are my favorite. They are adorable, where did you find they?
    Do you dress up for Halloween? I'm too lazy to come up with a costume, and don't get trick-or-treater in my condo. Instead, I go all out with decoration and candy at work and some coworkers do dress up: it should be a fun day today. Happy Halloween!

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    1. The cute kids in costumes are a favorite of mine as well. These were at Spooner Farms in Orting but I saw them for a few years at Willow Tree Gardens and Interiors. I don't know the company that makes them but they are really cute!
      I don't dress up for Halloween, I look scary enough as it is. Hope you had a grand day at work today!

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    2. I searched online for these miniature dolls and found them! Check this out:
      http://www.christmastraditions.com/Merchand/LaDeDa/LaDeDa.htm

      There real scary thing is the price. I might indulge myself just once!

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  7. I see you bought overwhelmed, did you buy grumpy and happy too? Hope you have a fun day!

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    1. I only got overwhelmed. Grumpy and happy stayed at Watson's.

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  8. Wonderful decorations! I especially liked those caged characters. Happy Halloween, Peter!

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  9. Beautiful tablescape. Those pumpkin head dolls are so cute!

    Happy Halloween!

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    1. Such a fancy word for a bunch of pumpkins thrown on the table. Thank you! Love those pumpkin head dolls but they stayed at Watson's.

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  10. I think we'll go downtown and wander around a bit to watch the goofy costumes come out at night. Happy Boo Day to you!

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  11. Happy Halloween! A very charming post Peter! BOO!

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  12. Bah, Humbug! ... Oh, wait, wrong Holiday.

    Yours is the nicest Halloween display I've seen.

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    1. Thanks for the laugh and the compliment, Jean!

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  13. A special old bat, huh? I just discovered my adult son refers to me as "the old bird!" Very festive Halloween decorations, I like your table display and you can see it better on white anyway.

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    1. It was our affectionate name for my mother and when she died, we passed the torch to my eldest sister. Thanks, I'm glad you like the table display.

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  14. Great decorations! I especially liked the table arrangement on the last photo. Well done!

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    1. Thanks! I love looking at all of the seasonal stuff at local nurseries.

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  15. Happy Halloween to you, too! I tell my students that if any of them stop by, I"m giving them a test instead of candy. ;o)

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  16. Wow great photo's, hope you had a wonderful halloween. I love these ornaments and especially the dolls in the top shot-wonderful. We don't do halloween over here as much as you guys do it over there.

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  17. Glad you liked the photos. We had a quiet Halloween with the lights off pretending that we weren't home.

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  18. Fun pictures! We didn't get any trick or treaters so my husband ate all the candy!

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