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I'm a mother of four grandmother of seven and great grandmother of one. I have many hobbies and interests but gardening and rug hooking are my main interest at the moment. I live with my husband in the house that we built with the help of my brothers and have been married for 51years.

Saturday, October 16, 2010


It's been a relatively nice day if you don't count the few showers and a bit of wind but the sun did get out for a while. I decided that since I didn't feel particularly frisky today while nursing a slight chest cold, I would do the least amount of work and that I would hang out my Halloween decorations. After all Thanksgiving is passed and the Christmas decorations are already in the stores. I was at Canadian Tires today to buy a watering can for my indoor plants because my old one is getting brittle and leaky, and was taken aback with all the Christmas things out there.

I also was at Value Village to finally replace my  teapot with a coffee carafe and the parking lot was full. People were shopping for Halloween costumes.

Here are some of my Halloween things and also Fall decorations.

This little scarecrow's head was flopping forward and I had to glue the two sticks that connect to the shoulders and leave it upside down to dry the glue. He looks kind of silly therein the corner.
This is last year's picture because my little guy is still upside down drying.

I really need to clean my can but my little scarecrow will hide the mess left by those pesky spiders 
This is is me
I just liked his positive smile.

                                                     My pet tarantula hanging in the archway a Dollar Store buy. 

My Halloween and Fall decorations are mostly stuff bought at the  Dollar Store, Value Village  or on half price sales. Except for this beautiful Autumn Gathering sign which was $13.99. I bought it because I thought that it was  $4.99 as the price said just under it but it was the price of the object on the bottom shelf. I liked it so I kept it. I'm such a penny pincher sometimes except when I really want something.

 I think that it's like shopping for wool, the trill of the hunt. It's no wonder that my Chinese sign is a dog or I must have been a hunting dog in my other life. Even this old home made antique buffet that came from Newfoundland and I bought $75.00 years ago and refinished it myself because it had been stored in a stinky shed. I still haven't painted the top board when life got hectic. Even the rooster which had a slight defect which no one other than me would notice and I got it on sale at Claire De Lune and still managed to get it reduced more because of the defect. I wanted a perfect one and the busy clerk couldn't find another one out back that evening so I said that I'd take if she further reduced the price.  I'm pathetic.


  1. Love all your Fall decorations. I especially like the picture of you on the door. You look a little pale - must be your cold! Lol. And I did not bargain hunt today....I bought the first one I saw! I had to stop the madness!!! Hehehe

  2. Thanks for your comment Kim. I hope your first meal cooked on your new stove turns out fantastic. Have a safe weekend and keep warm. Hugs, JB

  3. Love the buffet!! It is just beautiful. I love your decorations, but I laughed and laughed at the ghost being you. You are so funny. I laughed at the scarecrow in the corner, upside down. So funny.
    I hope you get over your cold. I am glad that the weather turned out nice.
    I am hoping for a weather change for us next week.
    Have a great Sunday.

  4. Hey Julia - I've been kind of out of the mood for blogging, but I have been reading your posts, just not commenting.
    I thought the pumpkin "smile" above was the one you were saying was you!!
    I really hate the way commercialism has monopolized Christmas - it also causes lots of folks stress. I try to stress the real meaning of Christmas with my family. One year we said all gifts had to be made, or bought only at the dollar store. It worked good and everybody was happy, and not in debt.
    Talk to you later/Deb

  5. Hi Julia,
    I love your decorations. I think you should leave the little man standing on his head - too cute! Your buffet is lovely and so are the decorations. Christmas is way to commercial and is coming to soon. Happy halloween!

  6. Thanks for your comments everyone.
    Kim (Farm Girl) I'm so glad that I can make you laugh. That's what my blogging is mostly about, to make people laugh and not take me or what I do too seriously. Laughter is good medicine...

    Deb, I was glad to read your post and that your book is coming along really well. I thought that you were so focused on it that you didn't had time to blog. As for not being in the mood to blog, I totally understand. I've been down that road but not with blogging. Sometimes things just loose their luster for a while and it all comes back in due time.

    Also I'm glad that you are moving in a new office. Hope that you will be happy there.

    I agree, Christmas is way, way too commercialized.

    Doris, Thanks, I took your advice and left my little scarecrow boy upside down but I turned him around. He's still in the boot tray, lol. An ditto on Christmas being too commercialized.
    Have a blessed Sunday everyone. JB