Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween

On Hallowe'en the thing
you must do
Is pretend that nothing
can frighten you
An' if somethin' scares you
and you want to run
Jus' let on like
it's Hallowe'en fun.
- - - from an Early Nineteenth Century Halloween Postcard

Over here in New Zealand, we do not really celebrate Halloween.
So I am taking this time to wish my friends that go out trick and treating,... a very happy Evening and lots of fun.

I hope that you are having a wonderful weekend.
The weekend for me, has been lovely, but really it has gone too quickly.
It is now Sunday afternoon and there is dinner to get started and ironing to do.
I look forward to coming over to visit your blogs soon and many thanks for visiting me.



  1. What a wonderful vignette, Carolyn!

    I "treated" myself today! I bought a witchy doll! I've been eyeing her for over a month now and today was my lucky day, she was 50 percent off! No TRICK, LOL


  2. Sending you some trick or treating love your way...but more your sweet treasures. xoxo

  3. Hello Carolyn...
    Love your little doll and lovely accessories. So pretty.
    We are back from a holiday...I will be updating in a day or so.

    We don't really do much very few children in this area...our little grandson will come over for a little while and get his treats.

    Have a happy day!
    Hugs, Nancy

  4. Hi Carolyn,
    Your post is lovely. Your vignette is beautiful too. Halloween has always been a time to remember loved one for me that I've been so fortunate to have in my life, a good thing.

    I want to thank you for your visits, you always leave very kind comments and I truly appreciate your visits. From the heart,

  5. Dear Carolyn,
    what a beautifull display, you are showing, so elegant and simple-love it.
    Here in Denmark we also don`t realy celebreite halloween too much,but I enjoy a little simple display, too.
    Happy sunday evening-or maybe you are sleeping now?

  6. Lovely vignette. And we don't celebrate Halloween over here in Spain either!

    Hope you have a great week ahead,


    XOXO Lola & Nora:)

  7. Hi Carolyn ~ We are the same here , little mention if any made about Halloween. But I do love pumpkins!! and when I go to the Farmers Market in the Barossa Valley, I usually arrive home with more of them than I can possible use.
    Have a lovely week!

  8. Happy halloween weekend Ria...

  9. Hi Caroyln,
    And a Happy Halloween to you even though I know it is not celebrated in NZ.
    So nice to see you early this Sunday morning of Halloween day.
    I am up early to make coffee and I took a few pics while still dark for my little Halloween post I will try and do now.

    What a sweet Halloween post card verse and vignette you share today. The doll is adorable.

    Thank you for stopping by and your always kind and encouraging comments. You mean more then you will ever know and I thank you so very much.
    Big hearty hugs,
    Your friend, Celestina Marie

  10. Beautiful vignette Carolyn!

    Have a beautiful day!

    LuLu xoxo

  11. Happy Halloween lovely one
    Best Witches

  12. What a sweet post, Carolyn! How very thoughtful of you to think of those of us who celebrate Halloween.
    Your vignette is lovely! Love the white pumpkin under the cloche!
    Have a wonderful week!
    Hugs ~ Jo

  13. Happy happy Halloween, Carolyn. We do not celebrate it that much but I do celebrate another lovely Sunday with lots of treats ;) xxxx

  14. Hi Carolyn,
    I love your first picture! Nice display, even though you don't celebrate Halloween. Have a lovely evening, glad that we met through blogging! Take care, Maureen

  15. Fun post, darling!

    Happy Halloween!


  16. Thank you for the Halloween wish my friend. Your FAll decor is beautiful!!!
    hugs to you...

  17. Thank you for the Halloween wish my friend. Your FAll decor is beautiful!!!
    hugs to you...

  18. Happy Halloween Carolyn (although halloween is probably nearly over in NZ now). I hope the weather is warming up for you.
    Here in the Uk its grey/damp, but mild.
    Just wanted to say that I'm enjoying your posts and have loved looking at your pics of NZ. I have relatives in Wellington and have been twice, but not since 1990 (when I was 15 years old!. Would love to come back one day when the pennies permit!)
    Have a lovely start to the new week,
    Sarah -

  19. Hello my dearest friend!



  20. I love your decor with the white pumpkin under the glass cloche on the wire cake stand! Very nice! I must steal that idea! :D

  21. I'm having a fabulous Halloween! Thank you sweetie for spreading the cheer :) xoxo

  22. Halloween or not, that's an elegant autumn display. I'll save some candy for you tonight!


  23. Dear Carolyn, same happens in Chile, we do not really celebrate halloween... but it gets happening more and more over here.
    I have loved seeing you as a child with the grubby face and all those buttons, soooooo sweet!!!!
    maria cecilia

  24. Happy Halloween. Great pictures on your post

  25. Hi Carolyn, thanks for popping by my blog!

    Weekends always go by too quickly, don't they? Still, I'm grateful for them. Love that cute little quote from the postcard!

  26. Hi Carolyn,

    What a pretty vignette and thanks so much for dolling it up for we folks on this side of the Equator. Hope you had a lovely weekend.


  27. I hope you had a great halloween! :) Nice pictures! We're been working with building the house, so we're trying to get it ready before the winter comes. :)

    I'm hoping you will have a great week! :) Enjoy!


  28. Halloween is always fun, Carolyn. More fun when your kids are still young...or if you're lucky enough to get invited to a costume party. People are so creative!
    Hope you had a lovely weekend!

  29. Hi Carolyn! Had a very pleasant Halloween with some lots of chocolate and time with grandchildren.

    The youngest trick or treaters in their costumes is fun to see.

    Had fun, hope you did as well,

  30. Oh...your bears are adorable! I look forward to seeing more of them and as such have become your newest follower! Please join me at my history blog - I'd love to have you!
    PS My daughter and I are going to start re-watching The Lord of The Rings tonight - want to see some of that gorgeous Scenery your country has to offer!

  31. We don't really celebrate Halloweeen either, but I do love the decorations surrounding this holiday! Wonderful accessories and displays! Hope you had a lovely weekend!

  32. Dear Carolyn
    I love your Halloween post as it's not "dark" It's brigth and clear with that pretty white pumpkin
    I don´t like Halloween...only its pumpkins and some nice witches

  33. I am glad to hear you had a great weekend! Halloween was pretty calm here and thankfully the rain held off. I hope your week ahead is wonderful and filled with some beautiful weather!

  34. Carolyn, thankyou for all your lovely comments on my blog and for becoming a follower!
    I hope the start of the week is treating you well,
    Sarah x

  35. Your decor is so pretty! I love the way you set it all up.
    Thanks for the visit.
    Someday you will come here and celebrate Halloween with me.
    Wouldn't that be fun?
    Happy week,

  36. We had the most amount of cute little Trick or Treaters ever last Sunday knocking on our front door. Maybe it's starting to really catch on here too Carolyn. A happy week to you sweet girl.
    Millie ^_^


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