Sunday, October 31, 2010

Spirits of the Dead.....

Thy soul shall find itself alone
'Mid dark thoughts of the grey tomb-stone;
Not one, of all the crowd, to pry
Into thine hour of secrecy.
Be silent in that solitude,
Which is not loneliness–for then
The spirits of the dead, who stood
In life before thee, are again
In death around thee, and their will
Shall overshadow thee; be still.
The night, though clear, shall frown,
And the stars shall not look down
From their high thrones in the Heaven
With light like hope to mortals given,
But their red orbs, without beam,
To thy weariness shall seem
As a burning and a fever
Which would cling to thee for ever.
Now are thoughts thou shalt not banish,
Now are visions ne'er to vanish;
From thy spirit shall they pass
No more, like dew-drop from the grass.
The breeze, the breath of God, is still,
And the mist upon the hill
Shadowy, shadowy, yet unbroken,
Is a symbol and a token.
How it hangs upon the trees,
A mystery of mysteries!


Baroque Palace in Latvia, Rundale....

while i am still thinking about chandeliers
i came across this picture...

which led me to reading about this beautiful
Baroque Palace in Latvia Rundale...

Summer Residence of the Duke of Courland, ERNST JOHANN BIRON
Built: 1736-1740, 1763-1768 Architect: Francesco Bartolomeo Rastrelli

Rundāle Palace is one of the most outstanding monuments of Baroque and Rococo art in Latvia. It was built between 1736 and 1740 as a summer residence of Duke Ernst Johann of Courland.The Duchy of Courland-Semigallia, a vassal state of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, was founded in 1561 and it existed until 1795.In 1737 Ernst Johann Biron, a landlord in Courland and favorite of the Russian Empress Anna Ioannovna, became the Duke of Courland-Semigallia

Italian architect Francesco Bartolomeo Rastrelli designed Rundāle Palace and supervised construction work...

in this gorgeous ball room opera's are preformed...
wow what it would be like to attend one...

with my desire to travel the world, i will keep 
this beautiful Palace in my 
keep sake of wonderful places to visit...

Thursday, October 28, 2010

zombie dinner party...

this is the farm table in my kitchen where 
i serve the food... 

the bar, specimen jars, and creepy

in my back yard i hung black and silver sheets for
a back drop, and plenty of lanterns
scattered around the yard...

i covered all of my furniture with white sheets
and put up plenty of spider webs
for a creepy look...

these are my lights we hung and they 
looked just amazing!

ahhh my Oreo cake!

i just love the specimen jars
and potion bottles!!

what a fun night!!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010


today is my zombie pumpkin carving party!!!
i am so excited to see my 
family and friends.

the house and yard looks so good and creepy!!!
i am so thankful to have had my
major party planner with me.... timo.

here are some creepy pictures i found
just some inspiration...

my party pictures will follow
in the next couple of days...

i hope my camera will capture the whole creepy enchanted
feeling my house has. 


Monday, October 25, 2010

Swamp Sangria...

yum yum!!!
last year i made 
and it was so good i am making it this year as well!

thank you martha stewart for the picture
and recipe

Serves 12
  • 5 lady apples
  • 1 bunch (about 8 ounces) green seedless grapes
  • 1 bunch (about 8 ounces) red seedless grapes
  • 2 bottles dry white wine, chilled
  • 2 cups sparkling apple cider, chilled
  • 6 tablespoons poire William (pear-flavored eau-de-vie)


  1. Put apples and grapes into an ice-filled punch bowl. Pour in wine, cider, and poire William. Gently stir.
From Halloween 2004

Read more at 
Swamp Sangria - Martha Stewart Recipes