Friday, October 30, 2009

Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween to all my friends in Blogland and a BIG Thank You for those of you who joined my "BOO" Party! I have had so much fun discovering new friends and visiting their blogs. I hope all of you had as much fun as I did "BOO"ing everyone. And if any of you used the link I provided and "BOO"ed your neighbors, please leave me a comment and let me know. We "BOO"d a couple of our senior neighbors. Because they are seniors, we did not secretly boo them, we just put together the treat bags and poems and delivered the fun to them. They were surprised and very happy to receive their gifts. When my boys were little we lived in a neighborhood with alot of retired seniors and we would often bake treats and the boys loved to deliver the treats to our elderly neighbors.
I'm still making the rounds to everyone who "BOO"d and if I haven't stopped by your place yet, I promise I will :)
I hope everyone has a Safe and Happy Halloween! Watch out for the Goblins and Ghouls while your out and about on HALLOWEEN night.
Until Later,

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Boo Party

Let's have a BOO Party!! A fun way to spread some Halloween fun and an opportunity to discover a few new blogs :)

Halloween has always been a big event in our household and I have been seeing a lot of fall decor and Halloween decor around Blogland. So, I thought I would share a little of our traditional family fun with all of you. This is something we have done in our neighborhood since my boys were about six years old. And typically it is done in secret, but since I can't figure out how to do it secretly, I have altered it a little bit for Blogland. My boys and I had just moved into our neighborhood when our neighbor Renate boo'd us on our first Halloween on the block (12 years ago). The boys loved it and had so much fun trying to guess who boo'd us. After we boo'd two neighbors the boys wanted to boo their teachers. They loved seeing it spread around our neighborhood and through their school. Over the years we have worked to expand the variety of treats we create for each "booing".

Here are the Blogland instructions for participating in the the Halloween fun.

You have been Boo'd. Please keep the fun going by following these instructions

1. You have 24 hours to work your spell

2. Copy and post the Halloween Boo Poem with the instructions for playing.

3. Pick 4 blogs you enjoying visiting and tell why you enjoy visiting them, with a link to
their blog and remember to link back to me.

4. Be sure to ADD your "Boo" Post back to this original post (The Tattered Cottage) so everyone can join in on the fun.

5. Let's see how fast and far this spreads between now and Halloween.

You Have Been BOO'd

The air is cool, the season is fall,
Soon Halloween will come to all.

Ghosts and goblins, spooks galore...
Tricky witches at your door.

The spooks are after things to do,
In fact, a spook brought this "BOO" to you.
The excitement comes when friends like you,
Copy this note and make it two.
We'll all have smiles on our faces,
When we see who Boo'd who's places.

Ladies you have been BOO"d

Deb @ Garage Sale Gal

I love visiting with Deb, she gets the best deals on the wonderful treasures she finds! I seriously would go shopping with her if I lived closer. Deb is very talented and makes wonderful cards. My favorite card of hers had a pretty floral bra on the front with the phrase : "Your friendship is the most uplifting thing in my life without the underwire"!

Kim @ Bella Della

Not only is this gal lucky to live in a beautiful cottage farm house but.... she has her very own General Store next door!!! Yes, the property came with a general store!! She has filled her home with beautiful vintage treasures!! I turn green with envy every time I visit.

Beth @ Patina White

Every inch of this gal is pure talent. It shows in her beautiful home and how she has decorated it and it shows in her beautiful creations. It's magical the way she creates her masterpieces. I dream of going to her summer cottage or one of her events to be able to purchase one, okay let's be honest...LOTS of her beautiful treasures. If only she had an on-line shop :(

Deb @ Talking Trash

Love, Love this Texas Gal!! Her stories are the best and usually have me in stitches! And of course there is her better half "Cat Daddy" himself. I don't know how Deb handles all the women who always seem to surround Cat Daddy. She's a gal after my own heart, who has great taste...we both love big, gaudy jewelry. She is lucky I don't live closer or there might be a ring that could become MIA!!


Here is what you do to join the Linky Party. Have your Boo Party Post ready and link your Boo Party URL here on Mr. Linky. Be sure to ADD a LINK back to this POST so everyone can join the party.

(Here is a link for instructions on starting a BOO in your neighborhood.)

Thursday, October 8, 2009

I've Been Featured!!!

I am definitely doing the happy dance!!! Remember my headboard/foot board bench? Well, someone thought my little project was "chic & modern"!! That someone was none other than Stan Williams ( I could just die!!) aka The Elegant Thrifter and author of The Find: The Housing Works Book of Decorating with Thrift Shop Treasures, Flea Market Objects and Vintage Details. If you haven't picked up his book are definitely missing a treat. You can buy it at Borders, Barnes & Noble, Amazon or Powell. I feel like I have arrived!!!

His blog "The Elegant Thrifter" , is full of wonderful treasures he has found (he gets the best treasures), beautiful tablescapes, and of course his videos, love his videos!

You can see his "Reuse & Repurpose" a feature he does on Thursday where my bench is featured here.

I'm sure I'm like a lot of people...... when I have an idea..... I'm excited about it & can't wait to get it completed. I love seeing my ideas come to life and then there is that moment..... that moment I wonder if anyone else will see the beauty in it that I see. So to have someone like "The Elegant Thrifter" , the author of the most fabulous book, that is full of reuse and repurpose ideas...I'm on Cloud 9!!! I'm sure I will come down to earth in a couple of days :) But for now, I'm doing the happy dance :)

Until Later,