Monday, October 30, 2017

Happy Halloween ! :-o

It's that spooky time of year, dear friends, 
when things go bump in the night and 
 eerie shadows flicker. 
I've been doing a little Halloween decorating......
just a little. 

We don't get Trick or Treater's here, tucked deep 
into the spooky forest, but you never know
who might pay a little visit! 

Come inside on this All Hallow's Eve and 
we'll bravely face the witching hour together. 

On this pagan night of appeasing evil spirits,
I have added a few (hopeful) deterrents.....

The 'Kitchen Queen' Hoosier cabinet
gets a new ghoul amid flickering candlelight. 

Sometimes smiles can be sinister.....

I just found the vintage spice tin at Diana's new Etsy shop, 

Whole cloves for making a witchy brew  <l;-o

The owl keeps watch for skittering goblins.

Wise words stitched onto black cotton.
Just as a reminder. 


Candle-light illuminates dark shadows
where phantoms may lurk. 

I keep myself busy, nervously baking treats, so as not to be tricked. 

Long into the evening, I work to mollify 
those who wish me harm, working quickly before
shadows get too deep. 

Ghostly apparitions float over a sugar cookie pumpkin patch. 

I keep a watchful eye out the kitchen window - 

for headless horsemen and witches on brooms. 

And black cats that might cross my path. 

(Wonderful hand-made card from a dear blogging friend)

Jack O'Lantern sports a jaunty hat. 
But don't let his happy countenance fool you........

It's a night of
haunted mansions and full moons.....

Spooky trees and flying bats. 

and innocents lured to creepy places.....

(This wonderful diorama is another find from 

Small children wander unawares....

Gaily dressing up and begging treats. 

While we, as elder's, keep watch for 
lurking shadows. 

So, while murders of crows gather at twilight, 

and we send our children out to knock on strange doors, 


The Gobble-uns will getcha
If you

You can read this wonderful childhood poem
by James Whitcomb Riley,  Here.



  1. Happy Halloween,Karen!Love your decoration with candles and delicious cookies.Such fun!

  2. Look at those beautiful cookies...they are too pretty to eat! We don't have any little ones here to stop by either but it's fun to do a little decorating. I have a pretty card made by a sweet friend too. How nice! And I love Nana Diana's shop! Happy Halloween! I'm off to look at that poem. Hugs!

  3. I read that poem aloud and my husband and I both got a laugh...oh but we were scared too! heehee! I don't every remember reading that!

  4. Wow Karen I just love this post ,I really love Halloween it's just starting to take off in Australia,thankyou for sharing your spooky home with us xx

  5. i love halloween, you have great decor to set the mood. i didn't do too much this year, i tire so easily!!

    the first picture, the spider web (awesome) and those cut out cookies bring back memories of baking when the boys were young. the house looks great, i always enjoy the way you switch up the kitchen cabinet, it looks wonderful for halloween!!

  6. Karen, love your scary celebration! That tin pumpkin is adorable! And oh gosh, those cookies! I haven't really baked since I've been dieting but come Christmas, I'll fire up my ovens 24/7! Happy Halloween! (I'm glad you like your card!)

  7. Such a creative,whimsical,scary post Karen....
    Have a great Halloween...
    Linda :o)

  8. beautiful.. tomorrow I'll bake cookies.. and I love you cat wind chimes

  9. Dear Karen,

    Loved seeing your scary celebration post. You have decorated your beautiful home so well and love all the special touches. As for the cookies, they look amazing and too lovely to eat.
    Happy Halloween week

  10. What a wonderfully spoooky post! Happy halloween!

  11. Oh, Karen - you've created such a fun and festive All Hallow's Eve, my friend. I love all your touches - and the way you presented it for us.

    Well done - can't stop smiling.

    Happy Haunting! : - )

  12. Happy Halloween, a lovely post haunting and spooky making me smile with every word.

  13. Sooo Spooky!!! Have a fantastic Halloween Karen with hopefully not too many frights xx

  14. Hello Karen, your house and decorations are lovely. The cookies look yummy. Fun post and photos. The poem is cute. Happy Halloween, enjoy your day!

  15. Look at talented you! Love those cookies you decorated. Your place is so inviting and cozy in a slightly scary way on this Halloween day. Happy Halloween! I wish I could stop by for a treat.

  16. We get no little trick or treaters here. Happy Halloween to you!

  17. Oh my goodness, you sure are all decked out in your charming home. Thank you for sharing. Homespun Hugs 🎃 Teri

  18. What a fun post, Karen, and great peeks of Halloween decor around your cozy home. Before I leave, I'd love a sugar cookie or two! Happy Halloween to you! 🎃

  19. Fun! That first pic of the spider web is gorgeous! And your cookies look beautiful, so professional. xo Deborah

  20. Lovely decorating and I promise NOT to maul you if you give me a cookie!

    Happy Halloween!

  21. Such fun and eerie decorations for halloween. you captured a cool spider web, Love the calendar blocks. The cookies look great, I haven't made sugar cookies in such a long time. Love your jack o lanterns especially the one in the fireplace!

  22. This was such a cute post. You're quite poetic. Enjoyable read. Happy Halloween.
    xx Beca

  23. We're not celebrating Halloween in Poland, but I really enjoy watching all these creative things you've made!

  24. you create such a story. Thank you for the beauty shared. LeeAnna

  25. Dear KAren, my sweet friend, your home looks so great! Hope, you ahd a Happy Halloween!
    HAve a lovely rest of the week, sending Love and hugs and blessings, Claudia xo

  26. I just love your place, so homey and inviting. I thank you for sharing it with us. Love that spider web, nature is always so much fun to shoot.

  27. Those cookies look delicious.

    All the best Jan


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