Monday, October 28, 2019

AT THE CASA...

As you know, Halloween is among my favorite occasions, and holidays...a very close tie with Thanksgiving... and when my schedule allows, I always love to decorate  the Casa du Borghese in preparation for  Hallows Eve and all the children...all 8 that go trick or treating on All Hallows' Eve to my place. I get more adults as they know I give at little bottles of liquor, mistaken them for juice boxes. How I make this mistake ever year is beyond me. I also  attend the yearly Halloween party in New Hope, and dress up in fun, interesting and crazy costumes. Call me crazy, but decorating for the holidays is fun and always gives the joint a fresh feel, and changes it up, and it's nice to have a seasonal reference as not to bore of the place. Fall has a great feeling. It's pretty, crisp, cool and has a touch of creepiness to it. Our town here gives out scarecrow kits for the kids to assemble and then they placed them all over town, and tied to lamp posts, like the two above. Meanwhile at the Casa the autumn jewels are out.
The front door wreath.
The living room above where some of the blogging and nasty takes place!!!!!One of the fall arrangements I did below.
Who remember these light up figurines? This one was my grandmothers The compote I found at a vintage store for $20 some time ago and filled it with fall finery..
A favorite cocktail table delight!!!!
A little pumpkin tealight from Miss Pumpkin!
I love pumpkins, can you tell? 
 Now whose' s ready for a drink?
Two black cats guard the gin! A gift from the Mother.
You know I love me some apothecary's!!!!!!
Some art in the hallway.
In the boudoir....
I love arranging feathers. Have oodles of them too.
Why yes, the neck pillow does have a parakeet on it.
A dish I use as my catch all for beads and watches. I'm a huge wrist stacker. I like wearing a watch then earing multiple beaded bracelets with them.
The Lad despises that pottery dear head.
Gratuitous and appalled Buster Bolfig shot.
And your gratuitous tour guide the Mistress. I don't know why your shocked, I told you the jewels for autumn were out.

36 comments:

  1. cripes, those jewels are YUGE! how you ever walk around with them is a miracle! and I see some gin bottles were not consumed this weekend.

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    1. We have learned to always have a reserve around here tootes.

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  2. Funny enough, we have a yet-unopened bottle of Gunpowder Gin in our cock-a-tail cabinet as well...

    Now, put your pumpkin away before it scares away the neighbours! Jx

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    1. The neighbors usually expel, It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown!

      Just cracked the Gunpowder....not a bad gin by any means.

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  3. Loves the cozy decorating!
    xoxooxoxo :-)

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  4. Hey, what EXACTLY is that Jack-o-Lantern doing to you? Hahahahaha!

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    1. I think it was frisking for candy corns.

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  5. Nice to see the bar has been freshly redecorated !

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  6. I think that pumpkin was molesting you. A little American Pie of your, no?
    Love, love, love the boudoir. And this bar idea? Fabulous.

    XoXo

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    1. That bar was a steal. I found it at an antique market in Lemoyne for $189!!!! Already refinished too I might add. Being in a flat, it gives extra storage and holds tons of libations and barware. Now, lets go sit on the bed and discuss our weekend shall we?

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  7. I'm going to be a lady and agree with the dogs' mother. I won't even mention the pervy thoughts I had when I read about the autumn jewels being out. That last picture did validate my thoughts, though.

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    1. May I offer you some pumpkin seeds Deedles?

      And I'm sure you heard about the great pumpkin rising out of the pumpkin patch to give good cheer to all on Hallow Eve?

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    2. "the great pumpkin rising out of the pumpkin patch" huh? Is that what they're calling it these days?

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  8. Happiness in every moment of your lovely home!!!

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  9. First off, Happy B-lated Birthday!!!! How did I miss that? My what a comfy home...I can see why you do what you do.

    And what a big gourd you have!

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  10. DROP THAT PUMPKIN...and put your hands up!!!!!!

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  11. Mistress, I love these post almost as much as the bird posts. I always get such great ideas from seeing these. Your abode always looks so warm and welcoming. And I too am wondering what the pumpkin is doing to you?!?!?!?!?!

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  12. I adore all the pumpkins and gourds everywhere. So warm. And i do remember those light up figurines....good memories.

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  13. Happy Halloween cutie. Loved all the pictures. I love this time of year and love seeing all the fun things you come up with each season. Is that how you'll be handing out candy for the trick or treaters?

    Buster does look rather worried.

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  14. What a delightful tour. I neglected to tip the tour guide. Maybe next time, dear.

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  15. Good to see the Hendrix front and center, you are ready for the royal visitors. My what a big pumpkin you have.

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  16. I could just unpack my stuff and settle right in at your lovely casa. I wouldn't change a thing!
    Doesn't buster get dressed up for Halloween?
    You have a fine set of jewels.....😀

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  17. My dear mistress, I would've been sorely disappointed had you NOT included that last photo after mentioning the jewels being out.

    I cannot bring myself to put out decorations for any holiday except Christmas - and even that is a chore these days. You do such a beautiful job at the Casa, and I love seeing the pics of your creativity. Warm hugs for Fall.

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  18. Yoi got me in the mood to go out and get a pumpkin or two! Very inspirng.

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  19. I need to hire ypu at my house. I love the way you group pictures and mirrors together, and all your swasonal touches. People come in to my house and probably wouldn't even know im gay!

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    1. My son walked into my house and asked if I've ever seen the show Hoarders. I'd hire maids but I'd have to clean before they got here.

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  20. My favorite is the grandmother's light up pumpkin.

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  21. I'm not going to ask from which little chicken you've been plucking feathers.

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  22. Hey Big boy... nice pumpkin! ;)

    Is that a picture of you trying to help the Lad find his car keys???

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  23. My gawd - I LOVE the Gunpowder Irish Gin and those two wonderful cats!!!
    And what can I say about the last photo? It definitely put me in a Halloweenie mood...

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  24. Your home is so elegant and yet inviting! No surprise. And that has got t9 be the most perfect pumpkin. Is it hiding “candy”?

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  25. I do love a tour around your gracious home, Mistress - Especially in the Autumn/at Hallowe'en. It's always so tasteful and inspiring, but can be quite a handful, too!

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Go ahead darling, tell me something fabulous!

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