Thursday, October 30, 2014

A Boo~tiful Night!

A group of girlfriends have

enjoyed a dinner group for over 30 years.

Cindy was our hostess this month,

and her beautiful home was ready for Halloween.

Want to take a look?

This charming vignette on a bed of crispy fall leaves 

sets the mood on the entry table.

Sweet Faced Witch

Pumpkin People

See the chandelier reflected

in the mirror.

It gave off a festive glow .   .   .

As we dined below.

These are the party favor treats from everyone.

I forgot to get a shot of the lovely meal.

~ Chilled Avocado Soup ~ Quiche ~ Green Salad ~


This tray showcases a collection of 

Halloween pins collected through the years.

This one in the kitchen holds

a coven of folk art witches.

The breakfast room buffet

offers a whimsical vignette.

A jolly jack-o-lantern and

a witch in flight.

Whimsical pumpkin people

by artist Dan Dipaolo.

Chunky Jack

Three Black Cats

Trick or Treaters,

the work of Lori Mitchell,

March across the shelves of

a kitchen baker's rack.

Hope you enjoyed a peek into

Cindy's beautifully decorated home.



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. I love your friend's collections Sarah, they are so fun! The little trick or treaters are adorable, especially the one dressed up like a pea pod, very clever! Happy Halloween:@)

  2. Hi Sarah! Oh, my goodness! What precious little Halloween displays your friends have. I love the vintage look to all of these and she must have been collecting for some time! I would love to see the rest of her home too! Hope you're doing well.
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  3. I did love seeing Cindy's Halloween decor, Sarah. It's fun to take a peek inside and see the personality of your friend's home. The whimsical decorations were a treat to check out. How nice that your group of friends enjoy your dinners together for so many years. Happy Halloween!

  4. Cindy certainly knows how to decorate for the season - everything is just splendid. The collection of Trick or Treaters has to be my favorite - adorable characters made by a very talented artist.

    Know that was a fun time Sarah - bet you really look forward to your gathering of friends each Halloween.

    Trick or treat?
    Hugs - Mary

  5. Now that's my kind of Halloween decorating! How pretty. Reminded me that I want to get more Lori Mitchell figurines. :)

  6. I love her collection of whimsical Halloween decorations. Thanks so much for sharing. fondly ~lynne~

  7. So sweet! Not at all scary like the myriad displays we are so often bombarded with!

    Have a lovely Halloween, my friend!



  8. First of all you are lucky to have such friends for so long a time!
    Lucky you!
    Beautiful entrance..and the cute treasures..what fun you must have had.

  9. Beautiful home Sarah...Love the wreaths on her front doors!

  10. What a fun, fun collection. I LOVE that coven of witches. There is lots of see here and it is a "pretty" Halloween rather than a "scary" Halloween.

    I used to make those black cats with the arched backs. I bet I cut out and painted a couple of hundred of them years ago...along with other cats, etc. So much fun! xo Diana

  11. Your friends home is beautifully decorated for Halloween.
    It is just me and my hubbie here, so I do not decorate for Halloween. I rarely entertain. Bur I so decorate for fall because I just love the colors of this time of year.

  12. Wow - what a fabulous collection of halloween items! and how fun that you all get together for dinner! How was your trip?

  13. Sarah, you know I loved this. Her displays are so creative, and she has such wonderful pieces to work with. From what I could see, her home is gorgeous too. This wasn't a trick for sure. it was a treat to see her delightful décor. Thank you for the tour. laurie

  14. Dearest Sarah,
    Well, she sure did go out of her way to change it into a complete Halloween look!

  15. I enjoyed seeing your friend's collections! She has a knack at displaying them very attractively. I think all of them are just darling!

  16. Sarah,
    How wonderful that you and your friends still connect after 30 years.

    Ah... another Austin white stone house. I would love to see a shot of the whole exterior. Your friend is such a wonderful decorator that the house outside must be truly beautiful.


  17. Sarah, Your friend's collection is wonderful. I especially like Lori Mitchell's pieces. So cute, and Lori is a Georgia gal, too. The collection of pins is really interesting. Thanks for sharing the photos. I know y'all had a great time.

  18. Wow what an amazing Halloween collection. She must have been collecting these for years, they're so unique looking. And what a beautiful home, your dinner group sounds like such a fun time Sarah.


  19. Beautiful post.Awesome collections.
    Nice to hear you and friends keep in touch and meet over for dinners.Hope you'll had lot of fun.Have a beautiful week end.Love sujatha:)

  20. Hi Sarah. Thanks for taking us to your friend's home. What an amazing collection of Halloween figures she has! You are very blessed to have the same friends for 30 years. We have moved to new cities twice so I don't have that. (Hugs) Rhondi

  21. Love her style and what a fun Halloween party! Love the Lori Mitchell figures...soooooo cute!


  22. Cindy has such a wonderful collection of whimsical Halloween pieces. Such a great way for us adults to enjoy this time of year! :) I really love the Folk Witches. The dinner sounded terrific!

    Happy Halloween!

    Jane xx

  23. Sarah, What a bewitching collection and beautiful home your friend Cindy has! I love the chandy decorated with ornaments and the pumpkin people!

  24. Such amazing collections displayed beautifully, Cindy's home was the perfect venue for your dinner group this month.

  25. Sarah,
    Cindy's home is exquisitely decorated for Halloween! I love that you have a group of ladies spanning so~o~o many years of friendship.
    Love the collections through the years grouped together on trays!!!
    Thank you for sharing!

  26. Oh Sarah, such a beautiful home, and the Halloween decorations are wonderful. I’m sure it was a fun evening for all...........Thank your friend Cindy for inviting us too.

  27. OMGoodness, what a beautiful Halloween display your friend has! Now we are all dying to see the rest of her house! I am betting it is beautiful, maybe she will let you share it? Hope you had a wonderful evening. I have been in a birthday group for 40 years now!!!!!!!!!!! This year we celebrated 40 years! Amazing. Aren't old friends the best!!???

  28. How fabulous Sarah! She has so many wonderful collections. I love it all!! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  29. Sarah,
    I just love to visit at Halloween and see all of your little figures. The chandy looks great too! Thanks for sharing!

  30. Love all the Halloween creatures and witches! Especially the last one.

  31. Cindy sure has outdone herself! Thank you for sharing. You are one of the fan favorites today at the Sunday Showcase from the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Here is the link to the Showcase so you can check out your feature. Hope to see your prettiness again tomorrow at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse


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