Friday, October 22, 2010

Black Cat, Black Cat


Black Cat, Black Cat
Author Unknown

Black cat, Black cat
Looking for a witch.
All around the
Night is dark as pitch.
You can see because
Your eyes are green.
Black cat, Black cat
This is Halloween!


Black cats and witches seem to go together at Halloween, and we've a few who have taken up residence here at HFTS.


Little Miss can usually be found in the the pumpkin patch.


While Cyrus gleefully bounces about in Miss Sadie's basket. No brooms for this pair.


Many of these guys like to lounge around on the bare branches of this spooky tree.
You can read about a recent dinner party they attended here.


A Halloween Tail
Nancy Russell

Black cat prowling, stalking slow
Its shadow appeared in the pumpkin's glow.
Arched and stretching its silhouette,
It gave a yowl I can't forget.
On Halloween night, frightened as could be,
That sight and sound sent chills through me.
I still remember and it makes me smile,
What happened next put me in denial.
For there on the porch, as cute as could be
Was the neighbor's kitten for all to see.


We have costumed kiddies
and rolly polly kitties.
Black Cats on wheels and Black Cats that sing.


There is the Witch Cat found among the pages of this old English tale and . . .


This precious little Black Cat creeps through the pages of this charming little Cuddle & Read story about Halloween Night. If you have little ones at home I highly recommend this precious story.


We are Over the Moon about our Black Cats.

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Sarah
Sarah

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.

48 comments:

  1. Yay!!!..so fun and spirited and so beautiful! I looove black cats!! Gorgeous post! Thanks for making my day!
    have a glorious wkd of magic and joy!
    Kiki~

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  2. Sarah, you have more cute holiday decorations than anyone I know! I always love to see your collection. Thanks for sharing. BTW, I saw the cutest black cat pillow who had a zipper for a mouth! LOL!

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

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  3. I agree with Sheila...you have the best Halloween decorations!! I am in love with the witch on the bicycle! And I wish I did have little ones to read these delightful books to {maybe I can just spoil myself!!}.

    Thank you for the holiday fun. Have a wonderful weekend!! :-)

    XO,
    Janie

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  4. Hi Sarah,

    Spooky certainly is FUN (and beautiful!) at your house! Thank you for the literary suggestions --those titles sound like great fun for kids of ALL ages!

    Have a wonderful weekend!
    Bill

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  5. She's my favorite on the bike:) She reminds me of the witch in Oz:)

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  6. G'eve Sarah ~ What darling Halloween decorations! So fun! It is always delightful to pop over & visit you.

    Happy PS weekend ~
    TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

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  7. Sarah -- I love your cats and witches. We had a stray black cat show up in August and he was so cute. I have grown to love black cats. He went away then favored us with a visit about three weeks ago -- wonder if he found a witchie home to take him in? Joni

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  8. O my...you do have a lot of Halloween decos...all so cute.
    I have very few.:(

    When we were kids, my dad would take my brother and I to the rodeo..as soon as my little brother had eaten every thing they had to sell, he always wanted to go home. :))

    I always thought that the riders were like actors and just there to put a show on for us. Didn't realize they were real cowboys and girls, trying to earn a little money.:)

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  9. Hi Sarah! Your Halloween accessories are all so pretty. I love the witch on a bike!...Christine

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  10. Such a cute and whimsical collection! My favorites are Cyrus and Sadie.

    I love that you even gave the shout out to picture books. Books are my ultimate favorite things.

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  11. Posted like a true teacher! So cute! Sure wish I had known about the book "Black Cat Creeping" so I could have read it to my son's class. Every Halloween book I have, they had already read. Love all your cats!

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  12. Once again, your Halloween decorations are all so unique and so much fun! Love that rolly polly cat and also the cat on wheels. That first photo of the festive, vintage looking cat in purple hat is just so fun! I'm so glad you linked all of this fun decor to Favorite Things. laurie

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  13. I also have a collection of black cats. For some reason they have not decided to appear on the blog, and this is the perfect time of year for them. I will have to see if they can be convinced.

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  14. Ooooh, that was good and spooky! I imagine that your house must be the favorite on your street! I love the story books - wonderful to have special books for particular times of year.

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  15. The witch and cat on the bike is just too funny-I love it!

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  16. Enjoyed seeing your Halloween decor.
    Hope you are enjoying your weekend.

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  17. What a neat collection of black cats! Cute, cute, cute!!! All are so unusual! Thanks for sharing!

    Katherine

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  18. Dear, dear Sarah! What a fun Halloween collection you have! What a whimsical post! Thanks for your visit! I was a gate crasher at the moolight tea party myself and didn't get on the list in time!Best to you, Jacqueline

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  19. Great decorations. I love that first black cat!

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  20. Based on your suggestions, I think I'll buy the grandkidlets some cute Halloween BOOKS instead of candy this year, Sarah! All 3 of them love to read. We used to allow the oldest to pick 9 books to be read to him each night. Little by little, with each child, that number has dwindled. LOL

    I love all your black kitties! You do have some wonderful collections in your home. :D

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  21. Sarah, You have a great collection of vintage looking Halloween decorations! I love them all.... The witch on her bicycle is a favorite, indeed! Love the interjection of the poetry, too. I have been so busy these past 2 weeks, I have neglected to put out my own Halloween things... so off to the boxes I will go this morning- I have a party on Saturday so I'd better hurry!
    ~ Sue

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  22. Is it so?...

    Amazing decos here. Love the witch in a bike. Looks like me too §;-)

    Happy Sunday, Lady!
    /chie

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  23. I love your Halloween decorations and my absolute favorite is the witch on the bicycle!! My son is an avid cyclist and races so anything with a bike always catches my eye.
    Jane

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  24. You have quite a wonderful collection. I love them all.

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  25. Wow, now that is just spooktacular Sarah!

    Now, I have to get back to unpacking!!

    Hugs, Nancy

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  26. Sarah you really do have the most charming decorations. Such a fun post, and I loved the previous post on the dinner party too! That black cat on the crescent moon is just precious! Kat

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  27. So fun and inspirational! Inspiration to keep on collecting! LOL!

    Thank you for being a part of Seasonal Sundays!

    http://thetablescaper.blogspot.com/

    - The Tablescaper

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  28. Sarah~ you have the MOST amazing collection of holiday items! I'm so looking forward to seeing your Christmas collectibles...love the cats & wishing I had someone to buy those adorable books for :-)

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  29. You are going to laugh but, all I am thinking of is that some of these black cats look like thy are made of chocolate! hehehe!
    Are these all your home decorations? WOW!

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  30. What fun pictures! Have a grand day!!!

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  31. Dear Sarah,
    I love your black cat-post. Black cats are very special. I had one once and my husband always used to say: They are really black - outside as much as inside! My cat was not spooky but very special.
    I really love this charming Mrs. Sadie with her cat in the basket and the siderwebs ob the bycicly. That is so cute.
    Greetings, Johanna

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  32. Sarah you have the cutest stuff around!!~

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  33. Sarah,

    Love your black cats and the witch on the bicycle is the best.

    Have a wonderful week.

    Carol

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  34. Hi Sarah...such alot of fun photos and info on Black Cats. I've got to get the little book 'Black Cat Creeping' for my Little Jack. I think he outta be a JackOLantern for Halloween. Enjoyed this post so much...Thanks for stopping by..Sue

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  35. I can't begin to tell you how much I enjoyed this post! I love Halloween and I love cats. Thanks for showing all your kitties ready for the holiday and the books! Oh, the books! Wonderful!!!!

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  36. I enjoyed seeing these again! I really like the witch riding the bike!

    Katherine

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  37. You have too many cute things Sarah!! Thanks for stopping by and for entering the giveaway:-)

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  38. I do like black cats, Sarah, and your collection of Halloween Black cats is so special!

    I bought that book for my grandson! I just sent out a Halloween package to him a few days ago and that was one of the books I purchased for him. He also loves trains so I bought him a copy of the timeless tale of "The Little Engine That Could."

    ♥ Pat

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  39. Fabulous decor and I love the cats! I have one black cat out for Halloween....he's primitive but cool and he sits beside a big vase of dried hydrangeas. So I can showcase Fall and Halloween at the same time.

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  40. I can't think of a more fun place to spend Halloween than with you. Black cats and witches make a perfect pair.

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  41. I always love your Halloween pretties you display, Sarah!
    Brenda

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  42. Hi, Sarah...can't wait to hear all about your recent trip..bet you bought something pretty, too. :)

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  43. love all your black cats, as a proud owner of a few i am quite jealous of your pieces!

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  44. That is a great collection of black cats. I like the with on the bike that is a nice one. Thanks for stopping by and have a great Halloween.....Julian

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  45. What a collection! Just delightful- the one in the basket on the bike is just darling-but they are all so neat! We adopted a stray black cat a couple of years ago- or should I say he adopted us! He is a big charmer too!! Thanks so much for joining Feathered Nest Friday and sharing this great collection! :)

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  46. So loved this post! We have a black cat in residence...Pixie is her name. Like you, we have many little figurines around the house.

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