Sunday, October 7, 2007


October is one of my favorite months, I love all the fall colors and it's Halloween time! This little pumpkin person is on the dinning room table, I found her at the Summer Cottage, a darling shop in Morro Bay. The crochet table topper and pink depression glass candle holders are from a dear friend and I love them.

I love, love, love Aunt Gerdie started this collection for me many, many years ago. My first pieces were a set of salad plates and a little top hat.... and I have been forever hooked. Last weekend I found the picture stand at a street fair and thought it would be perfect for holiday postcards. These sweet little Halloween cards are from Lisa. Oh, and this hutch has been in my Dad's family for over 100 years. It was in his family home while growing up, then passed on to him, and now to me. It is a love. This is just a sweet basket filled with floral pieces. It's on our "sidecar"......and that's a story I'll share later on.
Halloween under glass is on the kitchen table.....I have always loved witches and this is a perfect place for her, she just makes me smile.

Happy Halloween wishes from me to you.........Linda


Purple Pixie said...

Hi Mom,
Halloween, as you know is one of my favorite holidays too. You amaze me every year on how you decorate the house and yard for each season/holiday. You could be an interior decorator! I just love it! Holidays are speacial, but you make then even more special. Glad your my Mom.. love ya, Lisa

Michelle said...


What beautiful decorations! It's hard to pick a favorite.. you have a great collection of moonstone and it looks great with the fall colors. I love the whimsy of the witch under glass - too cute! The pumpkin on the table is adorable too!

Happy Halloween to you and yours..

TinaTx said...

All your decorations look so good! I love that pumpkin person. I guess I am going to have to buy some more Halloween/fall decor since mine seems to have gone missing!

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Hi Linda! Thank you for your kind words yesterday!! My dad is doing better each day. :) Praise God!

So that is what you call those dishes..Moonstone. I never knew. I love your collections. Your aunt is very sweet to have started you with a collection.

Love your undercover witch!! Too cute and the cake stand is wonderful!!!



Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

I just love your decorations. It looks so warm and cozy! That witch under glass is the cutest idea :)

Have a great week!

Esther Sunday said...

Morning, Linda.... I love your decorating!!!! Looks so fallish. Thanks for checking in on me over at Esther Sunday. I'll post in next day or so... been sick. Yuck.
Love, Esther

Sophie Honeysuckle said...

ooh I love what you've put under the glass dish!!!

quiltorstitch said...

I am sorry it took me awhile to get back to you after you have asked me to help you!

Here is how I show multiple pictures on my posts:

I have a photobucket account. Photobucket is a site that you can upload your pictures to, and then “link” them to your blog. So, you go to and start an account. It is nice because you can organize your pictures easily. Once you upload your photos, you will see 4 options on how to display your pictures. You will need to click on the “Direct Link” box under the photo you wish to display. Simply clicking in the box will automatically copy this link. You then open your blog and get to the page where you are writing your post, click on the Add Image at the top of the page, and a box will pop up that says on the left “add image from your computer” and on the right it says “add an image from the web” you will then click in the box on the right under “add an image from the web” and paste the photo link, so hit Ctrl – V which will paste it right in. You then click the upload image box on the bottom, and it should be there for you on your post! You can drag it around to where you want it on your post.

You can do this as many times as you want, until all of your photos are on your post.

I really hope this makes sense, it’s hard to explain when I can’t be sitting next to you showing you how! Let me know if I need to clarify anything :)

You can email if you like

Alison Gibbs said...

Linda, thanks for visiting my blog.
Love your little witch under the glass dome.

ginger at enchanting cottage said...

What a beautiful display, I love to putter also I call it nesting.Thank-you for stopping by and saying hello at my blog.
Have a nice day

Littlepenpen said...

I'm not familiar with moonstone, but love your collection. It is so feminine and pretty! Thanks for the info. on posting several pictures at one time. I'll try it soon.

FarmHouse Style said...

I love your Halloween decor:) You have a wonderful collection of moonstone glass.
Good thing you have those withches under glass...they can be quite crafty LOL!


Scrappy Moments said...

Linda, Wow I love your Fall Decorations, I got mine up now too...

Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving sweet comments :)


Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Hi Linda,
Thank you for visiting me at my blog!

Very pretty decorations! The witch under glass is fun!

Counting Your Blessings said...

You're so much better at the vignettes than I am! I just don't take the time to set them up, though I know that we'd enjoy them. Perhaps it stems from trying to keep all things that the kids can use as weapons put up out of reach. =) Blessings... Polly

Dona said...

So glad to find another Time Keeper.all my clocks go off at different times, can't beleive I'm still married sometimes.Love the cake plate idea. Cleaver


Andi said...

Your moonstone collection is lovely! I adore all your halloween decorations. I just love this time of year!

Deb said...

Wonderful Halloween decorations. I especially love the little vignette under the cloche.

Kathleen Grace said...

Linda, I am so glad you visited my blog and left a comment, because I followed it back to your beautiful blog! I love it! I will be visiting you often now. Thanks:>)

Nunnie's Attic said...

I love all of your treasures!! I don't know how it happened, but SOME how I failed to add you to my blog roll. I will promptly fix that!!


Gardengirl said...

Your halloween decorations are lovely. The display under glass with the witch is soooooo cute......very creative.

Sweet Remembrance said...

Your Halloween decor is lovely...
I love moonstone too!

Ragged Roses said...

Hello! What wonderful Halloween decorations you have, the colours are so cheerful. I love the witch under the glass!
Kim x

Bejeweled said...

What lovely eye candy here!

Your little pumpkin person is adorable! And that crochet medallion table cover is so intricate and beautiful!!

But I have to say, the most amazing thing is your collection of moonstone - just sublime seeing so many beautiful pieces together!

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog!

DebraK from ~the Bunnies Bungalow~ said...

Hello & thank you for visiting my blog! It's great to hear from new people.

Moonstone...thats what it's called, I see it in antique shops & never knew what it was. It's so pretty. What a lovely collection you have there.

Back Through Time said...

Your daughter was so sweet with that comment! I love all your moonstone!!
Have a wonderful weekend!

Mrs. Staggs said...

I didn't know that this was called Moonstone. I've learned something new today!
Your collection is beautiful.
I love Halloween too, and think your decorations are charming.
Best wishes to you!