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!

Toodles,
Mary Anne (aka Mare)

58 comments:

Patchwork Penguin said...

Pumpkins!! I love pumpkins. I have a book called "too many pumpkins"....... something about pumpkins and fall......

Thank you so much for hosting this!

Nancy

WindyWillow said...

Good Evening.

I just love the "bewitching" songs - some I havent' thought about in a long time! Great array of Halloween items!

The frost on the pumpkin sure is here!

WindyWillow

Pat said...

What a great give away!!!Thank you. We have rain predicted for tonight and maybe some of the s---word for tomorrow here in upstate NY. BRRR!

simple~needs said...

thanks for hosting such a wonderul giveaway!!!

Connie W said...

Great giveaway gifts...sign me up!
Connie W

Dandelion Quilts said...

Oh, I love it all! Thanks for the giveaway, Mare! I am so excited and hoping to win. I love fall. I love loot. I love giveaways. . .bring on the love.

Red Geranium Cottage said...

WOOHOOO love me some Halloweenie goodness. Especially from the Moonbeam in a jar!! Please enter me!! Pick me too.
Hugs

Ruby said...

Wow, what an assortment of halloween goodies!!!
Please enter me in your giveaway! Thank you!!!

Annelies Dease said...

Oh my goodness.....how cute are all those Halloween Goodies. Oh, I am twitching my witchy nose and hoping I win (G)!!!! Annelies

Mary said...

wow AWhat a wonderful giveaway.

I have a daugther moving to PA next summer. I might justhave to look up Jim Thorpe. It sounds like a wonderful area.

Kathie said...

Oh I love pumpkins....just love this time of year, the colors are beautiful here in NJ too.
that ornament is just adorable, oh I would love that to hang in my kitchen...too cute.
and pez..what a flashback that had for me, memories Love Pez!!!!
always love reading your blog
Kathie

Tracey in CT said...

I LOVE those pumpkin patch pictures! Your little pumpkin ornament is wonderful, so sweet! Please enter me in the giveaway, who wouldn't love to have all those fabulous treats?

jerseygirl said...

okay mare you got me on this one. what cute stuff. If per chance you pick my name and are dividing it, feel free to put some of the swing material with those that are sewing worthy as I still have not finished my PANTS, yet... love you..Bethy

Carol said...

I love pumpkins too!  Those fabrics look really cool.  This is a great give away.  I guess you have frost on the pumpkin!

black eyed susans kitchen said...

If I were to sing these are a few of my favorite things, pez and pumpkins would be right up there with fabrics, and.....well you get the idea. You must know what I like, and there is very little that I don't like in the autumn season. I would also include your blog in with my favorite things. Susan

Nan said...

What a wonderful assortment of treasures for Halloween-y fun! Please sign me up! Thanks for the great pic of the pumpkin patch, and the lovely giveaway.

Denise said...

Love the shop The Quiltery and Jim Thorpe. We vacationed in the Poconos one year and I searched out the quilt shop. Not only did I find fabric, but I found a child's dresser - it was exactly like the one in my room when I was growing up. Now it stores my fabric and I love it.

Tipper said...

Thanks for letting me know about this awesome giveaway!! I'm in! I'm in! Just wonderful prizes-how nice you are!

Sherry Goodloe said...

Love your give-away!

Miss not living where I can have a *real* Fall

Enjoyed reading your blog posts - all of them *smiles*

Debbi said...

It sure is beginning to feel like pumpkin time here in PA you're right! Brrr. I love all the fall colors and pumpkins.

Jan said...

What a great "giveaway!" Very thoughtful and generous :) I just couldn't resist getting my name in the hat :) It was the "Pez" that drew me in! Our Daughter collected Pez for years. She, unfor, passed away 18 months ago at the too young age of 37.

I normally stop by to see what's going on up there in PA at least once a week ... I have been thoroughly enjoying all the "Fall photos!" I'm waaaaaayyyyy down South (outside of Ft. Lauderdale), so they have been an awesome site for me! I'm a quilter, so I also loved the "outdoor quilt show!"

Take Care!

Jan

Jeanne said...

I love the pumpkin patch pictures! Please add my name to the drawing.

see you there! said...

You invited Vallen over at Queenly Things to stop by and I just came along for the ride, LOL! I see a couple of other folks here that I know as well.

I'm off to read some of your archives.

Please drop my name in the hat for your wonderful giveaway.

Darla

Pat said...

Congrats on your win at Pat Sloan's blog yesterday. (That is how I found YOUR blog....when she announced your name there today.) I just love your blog from what I spent time reading just now and, of course, I'd like to be entered in our drawing. Fall stuff is SO much fun, isn't it???

Kwiltsfl said...

I'm a new reader - it is such fun to see all the fall pictures - this FL girl misses fall. Karen

Jan in TN said...

You have a wonderful blog! I got to it through Pat Sloan's blog. Yes, I am a Sloanie. I especially enjoyed your pictures of the beautiful countryside in PA and the cute little town you were visiting...or is that where you live? Anyway, I'll be back to visit your blog again.

Kelly L. said...

Thanks for the great blog! I love the music too!

Dawn said...

All of that stuff is positively boo-tiful...love your whole halloween post!

Gracie said...

What a great bunch of give aways. Frost is on the pumpkin here too. Can't wait to be back in sunny fl.

Mary Beth said...

I love that book -Too Many Pumpkins! My kids have it on their bookshelf. Great giveaway! Great pictures!

Jeannie said...

Now, if you don't draw my name I may have to cast a spell or two - how much snow do you want this winter - (insert witchy laugh). I love the witchy plant stake! Will Miss Kitty drive the goodies cross country? I love your area of the country and enjoyed your tour of Jim Thorp.

Wendy said...

I love all the pics of the pumkins! Don't you just love the fall of the year. Thanks for hosting this drawing. Wendy

Twisted Fencepost said...

Oh boy! A giveaway! Halloween is my favorite holiday.

Mabel said...

What a great bunch of goods for a giveaway!! Please count me in!

Heidi Kaisand said...

Oh, I so want to win! Pick me, pick me!!

Susan said...

What great loot! Really like the ornament.

Would love to be entered into your giveaway. Thanks!

Katy said...

Great site. Love the give aways. Really generous of you.
Everything looks wonderful.
Hoping for some luck here.
Katy

Gretchen said...

This is the bestest giveaway!!! Cuteness and fun for my favorite holiday. Hope I win!!!!! Now you really need to stop with the fabulous photos of your town or I'll have to jump in the car and come visit!

annmarie said...

What a great giveaway! and I love all your fall photos. We have color change in Wisconsin too, but I always forget to take pictures. Thanks!

upstateLisa said...

great fall photos! we have had frost in upstate NY too and the s- word was also mentioned... UGH!

Marcia said...

I really wish I was your neighbor - I love the photos of the area - well maybe not the bear ones! There is more than frost on the pumpkins here in NY - snow!

Marcia

Quiltersal said...

Love the loot. Love the pumpkins. Please enter me in the giveaway! I need a fall pick-me-up!

BusyLittleQuilter said...

The pumpkin patch is beautiful. It reminds me of one that I used to visit when I lived in PA. She made the best pumpkin gobs (a cookie sandwich with this creamy frosting in the middle. Yum!! Do they make those in Eastern PA?

You're giveaway looks great! Please enter my name!

Cherold said...

The pumpkin patch is beautiful! Haven't been to one since my grandkids started to get older...I miss those trips. Please enter me in your give-away!

CheriS

zizzybob said...

Ooo, Ooo, Halloween Pez and gummy spiders....Ooo, Ooo, polka dotted ribbon, Ooo, Ooo and fabric too. Gotta have it, sign me up!

Kristin said...

Thanks for the pictures and the music. This is my favorite time of the year.

Anya said...

I live in PA, too, and loved the fall colors we had this year. Thanks for the chance to win the goodies!

susan said...

wowweezowwee!!! id sure love to find that stash in my mailbox. somebody is gonna score! i love all the pumpkins...when we go on a drive there are signs to pumpkins but i want to drive by a huge field covered with pumpkin vinces and those big ol orange gourds. i get to decorate for christmas to the hilt this year cause my grand daughter tori will be here with us! yeah.......

Kritta22 said...

This stuff is awesome!! Thank you so much the giveaway!!

Adrienne said...

What a fabulous giveaway!!! Please enter me in on this one.

Lavender Dreamer said...

Very neat! I love it all! Your blog is awesome!

debbie said...

What a nice assortment of Halloween loot!! :)

fbartlett said...

I love the halloween pillow from home spun. Please sign me up for the goody giveaway!
Thanks!

Mona said...

Oh! I about missed it!! What a great give away! Please do throw my name in the jar. >^..^<

CuteStuffInside said...

Best wishes to the birthday boy! Time flies - doesn't it? Anyway, I'd love to win your giveaway - I really need a pick-me-up and this would just do the trick! Happy Halloween to you and your family.

S.W.A.K.
www.CuteStuffInside.blogspot.com

Christine said...

I just found your blog! if it';s not too late, please enter me! Thanks!

Howdy said...

I am so not suppose to be on the computer... but I'm glad I stopped by! Turns out to be a good time to catch up on my reading and just barely in time to enter your give away! Warm and rainy here today with high winds from time to time... which only makes the poor dog whine! LOL It does get windy here at the Stone House. Thanks for hosting such a nice giveaway!

blueberrylane said...

Love all your Halloween and autumn inspired goodies. You live in a gorgeous place.