Monday, October 20, 2008
Frost on the pumpkin patch! AND.... a Halloween Giveaway!!
Good Monday morning Blogland Neighbors!! Well, it's a bit nippy here in Pa..... it was 31 degrees earlier this morning when I drove Evan to the bus stop .... and there was FROST, too!!!
Anyway .... I'm so glad you all enjoyed the Jim Thorpe Fall Foliage Festival post. This past weekend was another beautiful weekend for the Festival .... perfect weather again! There's still one more weekend for the Festival .... so if you're in the eastern Pa area, you should stop by!!
Now, you're probably thinking I totally forgot that I was going to do a Halloween Giveaway (as mentioned in the Fall Foliage Festival post .... remember I said I did some shopping in those cute Jim Thorpe shops for fun stuff for a giveaway and to "check back in a day or two"? .... well, that day or two stretched out to be almost a week.... OOPS!! sorry .... as usual, I got a bit sidetracked!)
OK, so here we go!!!! Here are the goodies!!!
hmmmmmmm, I guess it's kind of hard to tell what you're looking at in this picture (that's our crackerjack photography dept at work again here at MBIAJ.....) As usual, if you click on the picture it should make it bigger so you can see what's what!.....OR, wait, I know ..... let me make little groups of stuff to show you....
From The Country Cottage we have this Gooseberry Patch Harvest Kitchen Cookbook, a little pumpkin sachet, a little notepad with pumpkins on it, AND......
....this cute witchy plant poke (I guess it's a plant poke .... I'm not sure what else you would do with it since there's no way for it to stand up on it's own .... but I thought it was very cute!!)
Next, from "Homespun", is this little vintage looking Halloween pillow; next to that is a Halloween ornament (also with a vintage repro picture on it) and a vintage looking Halloween card (these two items are from "The Mauch Chunk General Emporium".)
......and what's Halloween without candy? really, I ask you!! So, from the Mauch Chunk 5&10 comes PEZ !!! (our goal here at MBIAJ is to find a PEZ appropriate for every occasion or holiday!); and in that little bag in the center are Gummy spiders from "Rainbow's End" (I don't think I got a picture of that shop .... I'll have to make sure I do and show it to you .... the inside is an old fashioned candy store with every kind of candy you could ever hope for!!! and they also make a dynamite grilled cheese sandwich to boot! .... OH! AND, they carry "I LOVE LUCY" mugs, signs, etc!!! and Betty Boop, too!)
......and FABRIC !! there has to be FABRIC!! ( 1/4 yard of each of those pretty autumn fabrics!) and GIANT black ric rac!! (1 yard!) I got this great stuff at my friend Kelly's quilt shop The Quiltery. Now, technically "The Quiltery" isn't in Jim Thorpe, BUT it's only a few miles out of town ..... you could practically spit to it!
Next, is a little pumpkin ornament that was made by yours truly! ....and....
last, are these fun spools of Halloween colored ribbons (those I got at Walmart .... loved the polka dots!!!)
Okee dokee! So, just leave a comment on this post for you to be entered to win .... I think maybe I'll pick 2 winners and divide up the loot between them. Let's see, since time is flying by and Halloween will be here before we know it, I think we'll have the drawing on Saturday (this Saturday Oct. 25th .... late afternoon or early evening .... I haven't figured that out yet .....anyway, if we do the drawing on Saturday I should be able to mail out the loot to the winners on Monday , so that they'll hopefully have it in time for Halloween on Friday ..... well, that's the plan, anyhow!).
Now leave a comment!!! Be back soon!......oh, wait!! one more picture from the Pumpkin Patch!!!!
Be back soon!
Mary Anne (aka Mare)