On Monday, Patty hosted a wonderful Halloween Brunch at her home for the Breakfast Bunch!
Her table was set in just a festive manner. . . putting all of us in the "spirit" of the season!
For some reason I decided, in a weak moment, that my hubby and I should host a Halloween Party this year.
Actually, I do know the reason was because for the first time in years, that weekend was finally open for us and I wanted to actually enjoy a gathering in honor of the occasion. . . and it was also a huge motivation for me to CLEAN MY HOUSE!!!
I have been on a cleaning rampage this week. . . . ceiling fans. . . woodwork. . . .blinds. . . . I even cleaned my oven this week. OK. . . if you look closely you can see that I didn't clean the racks. . . but the rest of of the oven looks amazing!
I find that I open that door about 22 times a day, just to see the sparkle and glow coming from the clean metal!! :)
I've really been a slouch about Fall decorating this year. SO, having a party inspired me to "get with it".
My pal Bonnie gave me some wonderful corn stalks.
Yesterday, I had this really great idea to put the cornstalks on the front porch, but I couldn't get them to stand up.
After a bit, I came upon the plan to use a couple of old metal plant stands as bases onto which I could anchor the stalks!
I pushed the stands against the brick wall on each side of the window on the front porch. Then I stood cornstalks around the plant stands and secured them in the middle with jute.
I had to enlist the "weighty" help of one of THE STONE RABBIT'S concrete bunnies to help secure the base of the plant-stand.
I added some birch branches and bittersweet, then wrapped burlap ribbon around each group of stalks.
Sally, our teacher, was fabulous! She gave us such great directions for making the perfect crusts, then demonstrated how to fill a fruit pie and a custard pie.
She then turned us loose to make our own pies to take home and bake!
I couldn't think of a better item to bake in my pristine oven than the little cherry pie I had created with my own two hands!!
THE STONE RABBIT was really impressed with my new found pie making skills. It didn't slip by him that I had nibbled away on the crust. :)
What a wonderful treat. . . .homemade cherry pie. . . .with the perfect amount of pinky-redness!!
Hmmmm. . . .Twiggy was pretty impressed, too!!!
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Happy PINK SATURDAY!!!