Thursday, October 23, 2008

Autumn Gathering Home party..


See that clearing in the woods....you're almost here!
Let my little friend guide you the rest of the way...
Past the children gleefully playing in the leaves.
So glad you have arrived.
Welcome to the Autumn Gathering Home party!
Come on inside...Sit down and make yourself comfortable. You're sure to see someone you know and you'll probably make a new friend or two.

Grab some witches brew and a party favor cone.

Feel free to set down your hat and partake in some bewitching conversation.

All eyes are on you....
We cannot wait to see all the wonderful creations you've been working on this Halloween season. Please share!

Anyone up for a game of Ouja?

Would you like a trick or a treat on the way out? Happy Halloween!

Thanks so much for coming to my blog party. Don't forget to visit all the other partygoers blogs for lots more fun and inspiration! Click on the links on the Autumn Gathering blogroll (on the right hand side) or just click through the comments and let the smell of the autumn bonfire lead you from house to house. Enjoy!

37 comments:

Dianne said...

Yippee! I was first to arrive! And that was after watching the Phillies game until midnight (est).
Your decor is so whimiscal and charming. Thanks for having me over and please come down to Penna. for a visit.
Hugs to your giggling children!

www.diadsie.wordpress.com

maryboys said...

i love this! thank you so much for hosting this cozy gathering...my first blog party:)and i'm glad it was here, so close to home. see you later...

snowbearsmom1 said...

I think I"m the first guest! Thank you for inviting me Kari!!

I love the Witch with the cones... and i love the cone in the back... with the diamond design... did you make those?? what is that cone made from?

I took a stroll through the leaves with the kids.. what fun!!! We are starting to have leaves blowing around here too.. I love the pumpkin man on the door.. i may have to consider making one.

I think i will curl up in the corner and take a nap until the other guests arrive...

Kari the place looks devine!!!

sherri (Tied Up In Ribbons) said...

Good Morning Kari, your place is filled with decorations for the fall season! Enjoyed the tour. I'll have to visit everyone else later on today. (after I rest up)

m i c h e l l e said...

What a great party, Kari! Your decor is FABULOUS!!! :-)

KathrynAntyr said...

This is so much fun! Thank you for hosting this party. I can't wait to visit all of the party goers! I love all of your decorations.

vivian said...

hi Kari! love your decorations! i'm posting your button. I know its today, but please add me and I'll get busy posting my halloween pictures right now!

Barbara at Oodles and Oodles said...

Thanks for hosting, Kari. I've got my post up now, too. Your house (and your kids) are wonderful!

Sheila R said...

Thanks for hosting a great blog party! I love your decorations.

have a lovely said...

what lovely goodness of orange and old fashioned black! love all your special touches...and those crows bathing on your front porch...adorable!!!!

have a lovely said...

and thanks so much for hosting such fun!!!

Rhondamum said...

Your home and work are always amazing. I always feel so inspired after visiting you. Thank you so much for hosting such a wonderful gathering!

Rhonda...

Romy said...

Oh, how fun! Thank you for having us!

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

Thanks for hosting, Kari! I've added my post and look forward to looking at everyone else's.

www.karlascottage.typepad.com

Cecilia said...

The party has been going on for hours! And I'm just joining in, it looks divine! Love this time of year!

Sasha said...

How smart, a ouiji board! Very clever decor.

Patricia said...

I have enjoyed more than say all that everyone's blog has to offer. I have been taken back with all the creativity and it started with the swap. What a beautiful celebration of Fall. Thanks so much for all you do !!!
Patricia
http://theunfinishedflower.typepad.com/

Elizabeth said...

I love all your fabulous Halloween decorations!
It's a good think that we have Christmas around the corner because I'm going to miss Halloween decor soooo much!
Elizabeth

Stacy/Creativemuse said...

Super super super! I love the leaves it's HOT DRY WINDS here(we call them Santa ANa's) not very autumnal!
I have some fall cleaning to do before I participate! I'm off to gather Straw bales for the Kindergarten's pumpkin patch!
Love to you and yours
Warmly
Stacy~Creativemuse

BonnieRose said...

Kari, it was great participating, somehow my previous comment isn't showing up?? Why is that? OH well.. I will post my link again.. aaaah autumn, it's my fave time of year.. see below, http://alifeunrehearsed2.blogspot.com/2008/10/karis-autumn-gathering-home-party.html

Shell said...

I love the party!!! I want to now find some leaves and jump in them. I'm off to join in on the fun. Thanks I so needed a pick me up.

roseylittlethings said...

I love the ouja board, that is such a fun idea!! Thanks for hosting, can't wait to visit everyone!

Andrea said...

Thanks for playing hostess, Kari! I made sure I posted pics of my stuff.

I've had such fun nosing around here today...!!

Andrea

inge bekaert said...

hello Kari,

I love the pictures of your kids !! What a lot of leaves already ! I can understand how the kids love to play in this !
Mine are too big to still do that, but the children of my class, although they are handicapped, laugh when we throw the leaves up and cover them with the leaves !

You gathered so many halloween stuff... I know it's not just from this year, but it 's nice to see different corners of the house to be decorated !
I just started past year to make things myself for halloween : "vintage" stuff to keep until the next year and I promised myself I make everything something new ! Your posts are a great help in this, cause I download the pictures for my halloweenbook, so I don't forget the ideas !!

Have a nice party and you know you're welcome at my "halloweenhouse" !

greetings from belgium
Inge

Viv (VivLyn) said...

I had a great time! Fabulous pictures!

Laurie said...

Such beautiful decor! What a great gathering so far! Thanks for inviting me and I hope everyone will check out my home too!

Chris said...

Such pretty eye candy! I love that mummy. Love your flickr Sweet and Sinister! You really inspire me. I have nothing much up in the house this year but have been crafting like crazy to share with others.
Happy Party! Thanks for the great photos!

Dawn said...

Joining a bit late, but here's my contribution. http://artistreborne.typepad.com/artist_reborne/2008/10/artsy-mamas-autumn-homegathering.html

One of these days I will get this house in order so that when I do decorate, it looks it *grin*

I love this season...sniiiiffff, hmmm it just SMELLS heavenly!

Kris said...

Wonderful party! Thank you for hosting, Happy Autumn!

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

Hi! I'm "crashing" your party LOL & just wanted to let the hostess know that I enjoyed myself.

banchomarba1 said...

Thank you so much for hosting this party. Happy Halloween everyone!

snowbearsmom1 said...

It's been a wonderful party! So glad to have been invited.. thank you. I'm looking forward to the next party!!!

Valerie said...

I missed this - but it sure looked like fun!

Love the variety of your decorations looks great.

Vickie said...

Everything looks so festive! Love the whimsy. You certainly are a good hostess.

Christa from Chloe Rose said...

What a beautiful gathering you have created.....enjoyed it!

Christa
Chloe Rose

Christa from Chloe Rose said...

What a beautiful gathering you have created.....enjoyed it!

Christa
Chloe Rose

*SHeRRy B* said...

Thanks for hosting a wonderful time!