Thursday, August 23, 2012

Ready for the Fall and Hallowe'en!!!!!

Gentle Readers and Dear Friends thank you all for you kind words about yesterdays post and snap.
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Yesterday the FedEx guy dropped off a package I thought wasn't due to arrive until Friday - so lets give a cheer for early deliveries!!!!!!!  As you may remember I do love having candles, incense and things of that nature burning all the time.  I especially like Yankee Candles and when I saw the new candles for Fall I was beside myself with glee!!!  They made a totally black candle that has the aroma of black licorice for All Hallows Eve!!!!  I do not remember this from last year so it may be new - I knew the minute I saw it that one of these suckers was going to be in my home!!  They also made a topper that has black cats on it like the front of the candle....  of course I needed one of those...  and when I did my order on line this topper was on sale!!  Here's my new candle...


I couldn't just let it sit there with no other Fall/Hallowe'en things... so I hauled it upstairs and picked over my stitching goodies and came away with a basket of treats!

Here is my side table decorated with some fun things.....


The only comment I got from the peanut gallery was "you do realize it is still August?????"  I just went about my business!  I'm ready, bring on the Fall Fun!!!

That's about it for today sports fans, thanks again for stopping by, do stop again!

Take care,
edgar

41 comments:

Devon said...

Love it,,living in florida I am so ready for fall and winter to get here,,never to early to start in my book...
Devon

BrendaS said...

Edgar -- LOVE your display! I'm with you -- who cares if it's August -- I can't wait for cooler weather, leaves changing and all the wonderful Fall/Halloween decorations:)

SewAmy said...

Fall is favorite!! And I say bring it on too. I love your candle topper, so stink'n cute. And I am jealous of your Halloween stitcherys.

Tracey said...

I am anxious for fall this year too, and our weather hasn't really even been that bad! lol I haven't gotten my fall decor out yet but I did buy some Brach's Autumn Mix the other day at Walgreen's- I usually don't buy any until it's a little closer to fall. ;)

Vicki said...

I have "fall fever" so bad this year. I keep telling my husband I'm ready to decorate for Fall and he just rolls his eyes. I don't have long to wait though, I normally put out my fall decor Labor Day weekend.

riona said...

That Prairie Schooler Owl ornament is one of my favorites. I have two of them: one I stitched myself over two and one an exchange partner stitched over one. If I remember correctly, it was one of the ornaments in the first JCS Halloween issue. I think I'll wait a bit before pulling all my Halloween decorations out, though. I have some great Partylite candles and candle holders that I know you would love: bats and black cats and pumpkins and one spiderweb candelabra that holds three votive candles. Your black cat is gorgeous and the thought of a black licorice scented candle is most intriguing ... I wonder if it comes in pillar candles as well as jar candles. I'll have to check the web. You always find the most wonderful things, whether you are shopping on the web or browsing through thrift shops and estate sales.

Margaret said...

Oh my gosh, that is just so cool! I love that candle and candle topper! Wow! And black licorice! So appropriate. lol! Love your Halloween decorating to go with it too. Fantastic! Who cares if it's August? lol!

Julie said...

Wonderful display, ibet that smells heavenly.

gloriahanaway said...

Love them all!!! Who designed the needle roll on the right? And the kitty that looks like he has a snowflake belly? I got a haunted house candle holder from YC a few years ago and love it! I didn't know your dogs could talk! ;0)
Love your blog and have been reading for several years!

Roberta said...

I'm with you, Edgar, bring on the Fall and Halloween, I am so ready. Love this new candle, will have to check it out.

The Inspired Stitcher said...

I'm so glad I'm not the only one who's in the fall mood already! LOL! I love your basket o'fun. I had to smile when I saw the acorn I made you in the basket. I've got the perfect basket for a display like this too. You've inspired me!

Katherine said...

Great display - and now you'll have me thinking about licorice all day!!!

Anonymous said...

My friend and I were talking the other day...we both concluded that it would be perfectly acceptable to have a halloween display all year round...we are halloween freaks!
Wanda

missy said...

Love it Edgar. I'm with you and ready for fall too. Went to Hobby Lobby yesterday and not only was the Halloween decor out but Christmas was very well represented with over 11 aisles of trees,tinsel and everything one would need. I'm a bit confused by it all. lol lol
Is it too early for me to test run my costume? Personally I don't think it's ever too early for LIZA Excuse me while I practice a few songs. lol lol

Hugs
-missy-

Denise said...

Love Rico's comment - still laughing! Hey, we're stitchers and we always have to be thinking a season ahead! Not a huge fan of Halloween but I am so beyond ready for fall. Leaves changing colors, crisp nights, no allergies, all the festivals, and caramel apples. Bring it on!

Tracey said...

Oooo... LOVE your Halloween vignette!! Candles are a favourite of mine too :-)
Thanks for reminding me that I must get busy and frame a couple of spooky pieces that I finished stitching last year.

~Judy~ said...

I saw and smelled that black candle at the Yankee Candle Store. It smells delicious!!! Love your Fall display.

Delana@dujour said...

Mais, comme même Edgar…don't you realize it's still August? :)

Vera said...

Hi Edgar, love that candle and the topper -- am going to have to look for that one. I, too, cannot wait for Fall. Mornings and evenings are finally a little cooler here.

Sandye said...

I love it! I hope to finish a Halloween design for my desk at work this weekend so I'm right with you on wishing for Fall.

Karen said...

I am so ready to haul out my fall stuff too. need to will away the 105 plus weather. ugh! and love love love that candle!!!!

Pumpuliina pistelee said...

Such a beautiful haunting candle. I love autumn also. I need to take my halloween decorations and stitching on display too. Happy stitching
-Niina

Lucy said...

I wish you could "smell" on computers...that candle looks great anyway!! Love the stitching basket too!

Joy said...

The only reason I would join the peanut gallery is if you were putting up Christmas decorations. And, it is almost September so, I think you're good on Halloween decorations.

marly said...

No no no Edgar!!! Everyone is pulling Fall in and I'm trying to hold it back! Losing battle I'm afraid!

diamondc said...

Dearest Edgar: I love your new candle and topper yum black licorace is my favorite flavor, I love your little vingette positively lovely, it is not too early to start decorating for the fall it is so close you can almost touch it.

Hugs
Catherine

Laurie in Iowa said...

Love the candle and your Fall/Halloween pieces. I'm ready to bring Fall on too.

Nancy M said...

I'm a YC freak too! I have a whole cupboard dedicated to them and switch them out for the seasons. Your Halloween basket is awesome too.I really need to get some smalls going for different seasons too....just like the candles.

Sara said...

At least you're not pushing Christmas:) I'm all for Fall right now, bring on the cooler temps!

Barb said...

Your are right!! Bring on fall. I love Halloween so much I start decorating by mid-Sept. and leave it up till mid-Nov. I think I need that candle. I'm still looking for that candy you mentioned. I think I might have to go to Wal-Mart.

Peggy Lee said...

Didn't think I would hear myself say this but I too am ready for Fall!
I really like that candle topper.

Faye said...

Cute cute cute candle~~ And, you know I'm always ready to check out the new and not so new Halloween candies..... Still humid here in the Carolinas, but oh so ready for crisp Fall football weather~~ Nice fall theme display also~ Faye

Janice said...

What's the name of the far right cross stitch? I love that witch and owl! Right now I'm stitching "Ichabod Crane Inn" so I'm in the spirit already!

melodyr said...

I'll have to look for one of those candle toppers. Living here in Florida I am so ready for it to be a little cooler. I just love the fall.

Shirlee said...

I'm with you ... bring on the fall! I'm not into Halloween but I do like the fall : ) Cute candle & topper : )

Susan said...

Yes, it's "only" August, but Hobby Lobby has had their Christmas decorations up for sale since June, so I think you're allowed to get ready for Halloween in August!

MartyG said...

Edgar, I totally agree. I have been stitching Halloween things sine July 4th. I put out my Halloween stuff in September because I want to enjoy it

feltedhare said...

Love, love all of the stitching and your blogg. I too would love to know what the chart is for the owl and witch that is in the far right of photo. Also if you have a Home Goods they have their halloween up and they have a Yankee candle called Witche's Brew. The best, it too is black and brings back memories of the 60's.

Courtney said...

I love the fall and autumn scents too!! The Yankee Candle "Apple Pumpkin" is AMAZING, you should try it!!

You might want to trim your wick so the flame doesn't go past the topper; the wicks are only supposed to be about 1/4" to 1/2" long to prevent that from happening - you don't want your topper to get burnt!

Also, have you tried Scentsy? I literally just joined 2 days ago - they're wickless candles, or wax burners. They use a 25Watt bulb (it doesn't get very hot!) to warm scented wax that when melted, is cool enough that you can dip your fingers in it! So no soot, no flame, now burns! They're very cool, and the new fall/winter warmers will come out on September 1. Right now most everything on the site is 10% off!! https://rubyrider.scentsy.us/Scentsy/Home

Courtney

Beth said...

Your display is totally awesome! I need to get one of those candles for my daughter, she was born on Halloween. I wonder if I could finish a basket full of loveliness like that by Halloween?

Berit said...

Your basket looks gorgeous, and I love that Candle set! I did see it online and coveted it in passing, so what fun to see it here on your blog!

I am not the licorice fan that you are, but that anisette soap has made me a minor follower! It is my go-to soap for face, and I think it smells great, too. :D