Thursday, October 29, 2009

Take a stroll with me to a friends house...

Hey guys, Halloween is just a day away and I want to take you on a walk through the neighborhood to a friend's house....





Please excuse the "heel nippers", they won't bite........




I love walking the neighborhood, I always see something new..........






Just love the double doors with hanging baskets...those ribbons are so pretty!






This is what I wanted to do this year and I didn't get around to doing it. LOVE the monogram!







On the otherhand....this one ....NOT SO MUCH! (Think it's safe to say they lost their minds!)









Here is another favorite...again, those cone floral arrangements are gorgeous!






This "griffin" doesn't look too thrilled to see me...ummmm better speed it up Duchess!






Some homes didn't do any decorating, just look great the way they are.








This one I call the "castle house". So pretty !






Here's a close up of their front porch. (loooove those doors)





Aren't these gorgeous wreaths? This is where my Meals on Wheels buddy lives.






Shhhhhh.....don't tell my B.F.F. that I'm coming to kidnap" little pumpkinilla"....




Love how the tree frames this pretty house.....





Well, I had to get a close up of this one...they might consider calling the pest control company to spray for spiders.....






Just a tree in all of it's multicolor glory.........








Oh, wait.........here's my other BFF's house, let's just call her " Anita Walk " (hint hint)








Doesn't this look like Martha Stewart made it? It's gorgeous! So simple and elegant!







"Come on in", says "Anita"......




She made these cute little owl treat bags for her son's classmates! Isn't she clever?! Soooo cute!





Oh my, there's a lot of hooting going on here! A huge flock of owls just landed on the table!








But that's not all.......... take a look at these "out of this world treats"!! Little alien spacemen, she made from mini chocolate cupcakes, a donut hole and a marshmellow. They're covered in green frosting and their little beady eyes are actually chocolate covered sunflower seeds!
If you would like the recipe go to Duncan Hines.com.






Well, that's it guys..........
I hope you all have a HAPPY HALLOWEEN!



22 comments:

D said...

Thanks for the great post of all the cutely decorated houses. Your pictures are so big and clear. I enjoyed this.

D

Diane @ Four Paws and Co said...

The homes in your neighborhood are beautiful! Loved the walk & the tour. "Anita Walk" is so clever! (You are too... I'm still giggling over Anita Walk!) ☺ diane

The French Bear said...

Wow, that is awesome!!! Love the pictures!
Hugs,
Margaret B

Marsha's Mpressions said...

Oh! just loved the tour!!! What great ideas!

Eileen said...

I loved the tour of your neighborhood. The homes are beautiful and the decorations were inspiring! Thanks for sharing!

Justine said...

Geez, do you live in some kind of creative minds commune? Your neighborhood looks amazingly beautiful. The houses are just stunning!

And those alien cupcakes are the coolest things ever!

Justine :o )

Deanna said...

Enjoyed my walk about with you!
Got some great ideas for next year!!! I sooooo luv bloggin' and getting to see what others are doing.
May you have a nice week-end as we enter into November.
God bless,
d

Karen said...

I just discovered your blog today! What a delightful feast for the eyes! Beautiful.

Bill said...

Beautiful homes! Hope you'll take us for another tour at Christmastime. Thanks for taking us along.

Hope your weekend goes well.
Bill

~Country Lady~ said...

What a joy to view your pictures and see all the creative people surrounding you. Thanks for the inspiration.

Zoe said...

Beautiful, thank you for sharing with us. I too am a Meals on Wheels volunteer and I just love it. My husband and I feel so blessed to have met such wonderful people during our Meals on Wheels travels.

Love your blog!

Zoe

Chari said...

Hi Rose...

My friend, your neighborhood is simply gorgeous! Thank you so much for taking me along on your walk! Ohhh...these beautiful homes are just "picture perfect"! I loved all of the beautiful autumn wreaths and baskets! And...all those pretty autumn leaves!!! Girl, I loved those cute little owl bags that your friend made...they are just the cutest things I've ever seen! I copied the pics to my computer for future reference...and the little alien treats...cute, cute, CUTE!!!

I also visited your last post, "Cozy Up To the Bar". My friend, you just have the most beautiful home...and I love your style! Your autumn decor is soooo pretty! I really do think these lovely photos belong in a decor magazine, my friend!!!

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a peek at a few of my autumn vignettes...I really enjoyed your visit, my friend!

Have a wonderful weekend,
Chari

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Oh wow! Great tour -- loved it all and those bags are too cute! Thanks for taking us along.

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

WOW!! What a great neighborhood. I'm amazed that you can put out halloween decor and still have beautiful ferns growing. We've had nothing but rain and gloom for a week, however today the sun is shining YEAH!!! Your friends home is beautiful... I love those pumpkins in the first picture... girl I've got to try and find some... hope you got away with your goodie before your BFF caught you..lol... Happy Halloween
hugs ~lynne~

Tardevil said...

Love the cupcakes, the monogramed pumpkin topiary & Pumpkinilla! I love living in or seeing homes in a neighborhood that are tastefully decorated. Happy Halloween!

squawmama said...

Wow thanks for showing me around... Loved it!!! Have a SPOOKtacular weekend!!!

Happy Halloween
(((HUGS)))
Donna

Aprons Gone Wild said...

Oh My....what a beautiful neighborhood. Thanks for letting us take a walk with you. And...have a spooky, scary, haunted and wonderful Halloween!!

Manuela@Pleasures of Homemaking said...

What a pretty neighborhood! I love the monogrammed pumpkin! I only did one initial this year - I'll have to remember to do it like theirs next year. The treat bags are just adorable!

Manuela

bj said...

Rose, I loved this walk thru your neighborhood. Such beautiful homes...and the decorations are all great! Especially LOVED the monogramed pumpkin.
Now I have to go back and catch up on some of your posts I've missed....
xo bj

Dining Delight said...

That was a fantastic tour! What beautiful houses and decorations on such a gorgeous fall day!! Your pics are awesome! I'm going back to stroll through again!

DD

Its So Very Cheri said...

It's been so fun decorating for Halloween now my mind is getting ready for Thanksgiving and
Christmas.

Cheri

Andrea said...

Great pictures...thanks for sharing..just love the homes and great ideas...i really like it when a neighborhood decorates makes for a great atomsphere!

Happy Decorating,
Andrea