Monday, September 21, 2009

Happy Autumn to everyone!!














I think tomorrow is the first day of autumn, but I put my decorations out last Friday because my grandchildren were coming to spend the night. They are like their grandmother and enjoy the fall festivities. I love autumn. Halloween and Thanksgiving are two of my very favorite holidays. As a young girl, my mother always made my Halloween costume. In fact, she was a very accomplished seamstress and made just about everything I wore. I always went trick-or-treating with my good friends, and we had so much fun getting to dress up and of course, that yummy candy, too. On several occasions we went to our school carnival where we did the cakewalk, bobbed for apples, "fished" at the pond for prizes, and went through the haunted house. Many times there would be a fun movie on tv Halloween night such as, Ma and Pa Kettle, Francis the Talking Mule, Abbot and Costello, Spanky and Our Gang, or The Three Stooges. On Thanksgiving, we would always have a big family feast with cornbread dressing, turkey, and my mom's delicious pies. I have never tasted a chocolate cream pie or a coconut cream pie as good as my mother made. Then, we always watched the football game afterwards. Our tummies were so full we could hardly move. But, later on, those left overs were even more delicious than ever.

Thank you so much for dropping by for a visit today. I always love it when you do. I am wishing for you many autumn blessings and a wonderful week!

30 comments:

Tammy said...

Happy Autumn to you! What a great display! I'm sure your Grands loved it!

Mary said...

Oh,my, I remember those movies! Your Halloween decorations are great...very tasteful. Have a wonderful time with the grandkids...they will thoroughly enjoy all the spooky goodies in the yard!

Blessings,
Mary

Ana said...

Hey Vicki,
Your front yard looks great! This is my favorite part of the year! My favorite holidays are back to back...Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas!!! Unfortuntely it's when I gain the most weight too :-D I love candy corn, turkey and the fixings and chirsitmas COOKIES! Great I'm hungry now! :-)
Wishing you a wonderful Monday.

Blessings and hugs,
♥Ana

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

Don't you just love this time of year! All the fall colors are in full bloom and a beautiful October lays before us with the promise of pumpkins, goblins, and cider! Love your yard decor and all!!!

Susie Jefferson said...

I love your Autmn Blessings piece - very sweet. And your Halloween arrangement is lovely.

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

I love your autumn decorations! The scarecrow looks like it is handpainted. I have never seen one like that. :) I love fall too!

Debbie

Marilyn said...

Happy Autumn to you too!!
I just love your decorations.....
Love,
Marilyn

Terry said...

How great your autum decorations look. You did such a nice job, I bet your Grandchildren were very impressed.

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Hello Vicki, now I really want to come visit you, in my favorite season of all! Your decorations look adorable and I'll bet your grandkids loved them! You always make everything so much fun, and remind me of my own happy childhood memories... we did many of the same things! My mama always said the 21st was the first day of fall, so I say it is too! Bisous... Julie Marie

CollectIn Texas Gal said...

Well, talk about a trip down memory lane from Homecoming to Halloween and then my FAV Thanksgiving. Our Thanksgivings sounded so much alike right down to 'cornbread dressing', but my favorite pie was and still is 'Pecan'. Your decorations are great and I bet your Grands love to visit this time of year. Enjoyed the movie sketch, too...not too scary for Halloween. Thanks for visiting my 1963 Homecoming...Sue

CollectIn Texas Gal said...

Oh! I forgot to answer your question about school. Grandfalls-Royalty High School, a small community in West Texas....closest city...Odessa-Midland. It's even smaller now than it was in the 1960's. My class graduated 14...I was not one of them as my family moved my Senior year 20 miles to Monahans. I graduated in 1965 with 153...a little bigger school. We are having our 45th Reunion next month. It's kinda neat...having two High Schools to claim...Sue

Holly- Girls At Heart said...

Everything looks super! You have some really cute decorations. ♥ Pa and Pa Kettle! Ha! wish I could find those movies now.

Tanza said...

Hi Vicki,
This is adorable !! LoVe all your Fall decorations !! You can be my Gramma too !! I'll be right over !! How fun and it would get you in the mood for FALL no matter what !! You have done a wonderful job !! Happy Fall day tomorrow !!
hugs ~tea~xo

Lisa said...

Yeah Autumn! Love all your decor!
Hugs, Lisa

Cottage Rose said...

HI Vicki... I too love Autumn. I love your Fall and Halloween yard art... Your grand kids must have a blast helping.. such memories you brought back to me while reading your post... I always made my own costumes with the help of my Mom.... thanks for sharing... have a great week.

Hugs;
Alaura

koralee said...

So lovely....I need to start decorating soon for Fall. I love your yard! Happy week rest of the week to you!

Martha's Favorites said...

The outside of your home looks adorable. You do such a wonderful job. Did you make all those things yourself? They are too cute. I got to get myself in gear. Blessings, Martha

June said...

Hi Vicki, I love all your decorations. I also loved reading your memories about Halloween and Thanksgiving. I bet you had the greatest costumes too. We had a big Halloween carnival every year. I spent most of my time at the cake walk. I was no good at bobbing for apples, my nose turns up too much and I always felt like I was drowning. Great Fall post.
Hugs,
June

Valerie@travelingthrough2 said...

Much too cute! I have come by a couple of times to look but have not been able to leave a comment (because of time). Oh the things we will do for our grandkids! It's beautiful Vicki.
Valerie

Atelier de Charo said...

Happy Autumn for yard looks great!!!
Hugs
Charo

Darlene said...

Thanks for stopping by!! I LOVE all of your decorations. They are soooo cute!! What fun memories of school carnivals!! I just LOVE Fall!!!

Elise said...

I love those signs ! You are really getting into Halloween !

A Rose Without A Thorn said...

Your garden looks lovely and already for halloween. The top picture is lovely, did you paint it, it is so beautiful....

Maureen.....

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

You have some great fall decor ! I know your g.kids love it !

someplace in thyme said...

Vicki, that is just too cute for words. I love it and would love to Trick or Treat you!! Char

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

What cute fall decor! Love that big wooden scarecrow, and that first framed picture is adorable!

Katherine

Bunny Rose Cottage said...

WOW!! You have some darling fall/Halloween decor!! I bet kids love to trick or treat at your house, how fun :)!! I love the shadowbox in the first picture, that is so pretty :):)
Hugs,
Amy

Heather ~Pretty Petals said...

Your house looks soooo cute all dressed for fall. How fast is has come this year..

xo Heather

Catharina Maria said...

I love your Autmn blessings piece very much !
love from Rini

wingedbook said...

Your yard looks great! Fall is one of my favorite seasons, because the weather finally cools down enough for me to enjoy the outdoors again.