Sunday, October 18, 2009

Halloween Treats @ Susan's

Today begins the countdown to Halloween....13 days to go. Sharon @ Fiberdoodles and Whimsy is hosting a Halloween Bash with a Count Down to Halloween. To join in the fun, you just need to post something related to Halloween during the count down days. You can post once or for all 13 days. Today, I'm posting a visit to my friend Susan's home. Susan loves holidays and parties, and her home is always a treat.

There she is looking out the window to 

see who is here to visit today. Let's go on in.

The entry is always filled with 

fun vignettes, warm and welcoming.

This cute little group of 

pumpkin people stand ready to greet you!

To the side is a silver tray filled with with orange glass ball ornaments mixed in among some of Susan's collection of silver baby cups. Susan always thinks for some clever way to mix in this collection each holiday.

Susan likes to fill this entry hall bench 

with loads of fun seasonal pillows and dolls.

Another silver tray holds glass Halloween ornaments and petite Limoges type boxes with a Halloween theme. I like the way Susan mixed in the ornamental pumpkin looking pods with greens cut from your yard. They really accent to blue and white vase.

Her mantel is ever changing with the seasons. 

 Here she uses her collection of antique majolica 

with little sprays of dried pods on the left side.

The right side is balanced with more of 

her charming majolica and a wooden pumpkin.

The pine cupboard is full of beautiful blue and white china, 

but I focused on the whimsical vignette Susan arranged across the top.

The dining room chandelier is another feature 

that always figures into the seasonal decorating. 

 This time she has strung it with 

ribbons, lanterns, and decorated cones.

The center piece 

features a pumpkin clown.

This colorful vignette 

sits in the corner on her kitchen counter.

The wooden witch is hand painted, 

and the witch and pumpkin in the vase are made of felt. 

 Clever use of these stick puppets.

Susan's collection of vintage Halloween containers 

flows onto the built-in shelving on a wall in her kitchen, 

and these darling tea towels were made from ticking 

and embellished with the a black cat and jack-o-lantern. 

 What could be more perfect for Halloween.

Hope you enjoyed your visit to Susan's. Leave me a comment below, and let me know your favorite decorating idea. Then click here to go to
Sharon's @ Fiberdoodles and Whimsy to see a complete list of all the others participating in her Halloween Bash.

I'm helping to host the Quimper Club International's 10th Anniversary Annual Meeting this week, so my time at the moment is pretty scheduled. I'll post and visit as often as time allows, but my comments may be limited. Check back as I've plans to post for Outdoor Wednesday and Tablescape Thursday. Hope to see you then!

The summer we married, my husband was in graduate school, and I was employed as a teacher. We took a portion of our savings that summer and purchased a sailboat. We christened our Catalina 22, “Hyacinths For The Soul” after Saadi’s poem. Our "Hyacinths" provided years of pleasure.


  1. Hi Sarah,
    Your friend really seems to enjoy decorating for Halloween, the vignettes she has created are super.
    Have fun in Dallas

  2. What fun and whimcial decorations! Happy Halloween ♥

  3. FAB Halloween decor!!! Looks like FUN!!!

  4. Nice decorations. Looking at them puts me in a festive mood ;-) Thanks for sharing!

    Have a great day!

  5. This was one of the warmest posts I've seen yet on my tour of fiberdoodles party goers!

  6. Sarah, I really enjoyed visiting Susan's lovely home. She has some really cute H'ween decor, and I love the ways she displayed it. I would never have thought to casually display silver baby cups that way, and it looks great! She's just full of great ideas. Thanks Sarah and Susan for all of the inspiration. Sarah, I hope the meeting is going well and that you are able to enjoy it. I know you are going to be so worn out when it is over. You've put so much work into making it a success. When you get home, you need to take it easy for at least a day or two! laurie

  7. How fun-so many neat ideas. Thanks for your sweet comments.

    My 4 kids are all pretty sick-we won't be able to fly back to Fl tomorrow.


  8. Loved the Halloween Tour. I loved all of her decorations, but the tea towels are my favorite.
    Please come and visit when you get a chance.

    Irma :)

  9. I just loved your little tour! I am so admiring those primitive pillows! Thank you so much for joining the party! Hope to see you soon.


  10. Thanks for the tour Sarah! It was fun....

    Have a great week!

  11. I can't believe you just started blogging in August. I loved your post of your friends home decked out for Halloween. I get so busy with life that I'm in and out with blogging.

  12. Sarah, your friend's home makes me smile! You can tell she loves to decorate, just like you.
    Thanks for sharing her home with us.

    I hope your Quimper Club's annual meeting goes well for you. You will have earned a nice long vacation when its all over. :D


  13. Sarah, I can't get over all the trouble you friend has put into decorating her house. It's very creative.


    Sheila :-)

  14. I think my favorite part was her walkway. Simple idea that I've not seen before.

  15. Sarah, just checking on you to make sure you're okay. I haven't seen you lately, and I thought I would come over and check.

    Love to you...


    Sheila :-)


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