Monday, October 31, 2011

Flowers In The House Of Horror

 Well hello there.  You say your car has broken down and you need to use my phone?  Please come in, I've been waiting for you.

Cue creaks shrieks and music.

Let me take your coat, have a seat. Those flowers?  Black dahlias and black pearl chili peppers.
















And one perfect persimmon.


Oh, it's a voodoo rose.  Do you believe in magic?


It's just a caterpillar spinning some silk.  Can you guess my name?


Bugs make you nervous? I make you nervous?



Even lightening bugs?

Well then come into my parlor kitchen then.  It's brightly lit.


Don't touch the cat!


Better now?  Good.  Treat?


Hey where you going?  Don't go yet.  Your glass ain't empty and we just met......

Happy Halloween to all my favorite ghouls and guys.

P.S. I just hooked up with the happy UK Homemaker, she has a great post on the origins of trick or treating.a

39 comments:

  1. Hey, maybe you can delete the first incomplete link the poltergeists left here with my name on it...thanks.

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  2. Spooky! Loving the black in your arrangements Jane. Thanks so much for hosting and getting into the spirit of Halloween. Have a Happy Halloween, love Linda x

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  3. Fabulous! I've never seen Hallowe'en flower arrangements before - these are just wonderful!

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  4. Lovely decorations have a wonderful halloween evening

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  5. Very very fun and spooky stuff! Can I have a shortbread ghost dipped in chocolate to go?

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  6. Halloween cookies on a majolica plate. Yum.
    That first arrangement is creepy in the loveliest way!

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  7. I was thinking that it was about time for me to make a trip to NoVA to meet you in person ... but now that I've seen how creepily you treat your guests, I'm having second thoughts. (not really!)

    Your arrangements are lovely ... I like the cookies best!

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  8. Happy Halloween, sweet spooky Jane!

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  9. I don't have one live flower in my house so I came to visit you. :)

    Love the bittersweet in the window!

    Happy Halloweeeeeen!

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  10. You're having fun over there, aren't you. I love it. I need some flowers...

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  11. Fun! I just linked to your party :) Love all your flower arrangements and yummy cookies - it looks so inviting! Wishing you a Happy Halloween and a warm thank you for joining Post Of The Month Club :) XoLaura

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  12. What a great post. I love the photography and the inviting words. I can just imagine the drama unfolding. Very clever...eli

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  13. Haven't you been busy. Cookies, even! And such creepily beautiful arrangements. I love them all.

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  14. What Rachel said! Love the black, must get some seed for the chilli.

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  15. Hahaha! Very funny, why can't we touch the cat????

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  16. So many flowers! Such spooky ingenuity! Such a lovely cushion in the background! Happy Halloween; you are an inspiration to us all.

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  17. Such beautiful and clever arrangements..Love the lightening Bug. I may have taken my changes and stayed for those goodies..Have a good one friend Jane! xo

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  18. Ha I LOVE your gorgeous halloween offerings Jane, especially the biscuits (cookies?!).... YUM! XX

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  19. Urrgh, what's in that jar, I just noticed it?
    Thanks for the visit and comments. If you can't go ott at Halloween, when can you!! Have a spooktacular evening! (Sorry, couldn't resist), love Linda x

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  20. Bet it's the most fun house on the block.

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  21. Your flowers are gorgeous, I tried and failed to make mine look spooky! xx

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  22. happy halloween! your house looks ready for a scary party! :)

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  23. So much fun, such good ideas! I love it. Happy Halloween, watch out for the goblins! xoxo

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  24. I love a dark arrangement and boy are these dark, and texture-y, with a tinge of spook too. Love how the leaves in the one on the windowsill almost appear claw-like. Sorry to miss the party this time!
    Happy Halloween to you!
    Camille

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  25. Thanks for visiting my blog! I'm glad you enjoyed my post about Lucy. Good Luck with the quitting smoking! I look forward to checking out your beautiful blog! :-)

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  26. Mwhahha hahhah! Love the dark stems. Sinead x

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  27. I love the black details in your amazing design..you and linda(http://flowersonmytable.blogspot.com) share same passion:)

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  28. Love the Halloween post. The flowers are pretty great as well!

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  29. Thanks for eradicating my first comment - that's what I get for typing on a laptop in bed late night.

    Do I see eye of newt in those cookies? Using witches brew in those vases - is that your secret? Niiiiiice.

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  30. Love the post....sneaked mine in whilst you were sleeping! x

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  31. Your flowers look spookily lovely Jane - can there be such a thing? Black dahlias and bugs - fabulous! Sorry not to join in this time round, my pumpkin just wasn't cutting the mustard! xx

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  32. 11/1, a good day for change. Go Jane!

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  33. Spooky flower ideas are wonderful and a great departure from the typical fall arrangements. I love those too, though. Fall is just lovely!

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  34. hi jane,

    sorry i did not participate this month. but i wanted to pop over and say go girl on your kicking nicotine to the curb. you may no longer smoke but you are smoking!

    xo
    janet

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  35. That lightening bug light is great. I love it. Popping over from Post Of The Month Club

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  36. Jane,

    This is so fun...always love your writing and your "spooky" flowers are absolutely gorgeous! I love the little vignette on the book and the arrangement on the beautiful table...the voodoo rose. And love love love your lightening bug...brings back such wonderful memories!

    annie

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  37. These are wonderful--truly inspired!

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