Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween

Hello all you boils & ghouls!! It is your Mistress of gab here to let you know how it all went down this year in the annual Halloween costume contest...

1st place went to the Dead Bride...

2nd place went to the Frisky Witch...

But with the HUGE baskets of winnings no one cared about losing!!

Of course there was that horrible scene between Little Red Riding Hood & The Fallen Angel, but you now what competition does to some people...

Make sure to send us in your pics so we may place them on our blog!! Who knows maybe you will win the Grand Prize...

(Heehee just kidding, we just want to see every ones costumes...)
Till next year kids, be safe & have fun!!
Mistress of Gossip

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Fall in the Town of Noel, MO

Well the leaves are changing, there is a crispness in the air & everyone is a little cheerier. No it is not because the gas prices are going down (ok it is not JUST because gas prices are going down. This is the time of year when everyone is a little more patient, laid back and we seem to appreciate we made it another year. (ABOVE: Picture of an autumn morning).

Pulling into Noel, MO from the north side of town you are welcomed by the Noel sign. The one lane bridge seems to transitions you into the small town feel.

This picture shows the entire Main Street. It is a rolling hill. But Noel does have everything one would need. A grocery store, post office, hardware and feed store, movie rental, gas stations (4 to be exact) and a bakery (you must have your sweets!!)

The quaintness does not end with the town's name or establishments. It seems as if each house, tree and leaf is placed in a way to invite you to come visit or perhaps imagine staying. Even the trees seem to be taking on the Christmas cheer, as they change from a green to marigolds to a crimson red before falling to the ground like crunchy snowflakes.

With the exception of the sunrise, these were all taken on an 1 hour lunch. So go out, slow down and appreciate your town, surroundings and the season!!

Friday, October 24, 2008

Larry Read ~ October 26th

October 26th 2008 Mast General Store to Host Larry Read Greenville, SC -- Larry Read will delight children of all ages with his fun, whimsical songs on Sunday October 26th at the Mast General Store in Downtown Greenville. His latest release, Through A Child’s Eyes, connects parents, grandparents and children through wonderful, simple lyrics. Having performed on stages from Las Vegas to Disneyland, Larry shares his life experiences through music. Larry’s daughter, a kindergarten teacher, who shares her dad’s love of music, asked him to make a CD for children. Through A Child’s Eyes is the result. Ice Cream Sundays, Come Play with Me Grandma, and Puppies Make Me Laugh are just a few of these delightful songs. Meet Larry and enjoy his songs on Sunday, October 26th from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Mast General Store in Downtown Greenville.
For more information, call Mary Nase at 864-235-1883.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Lambert Castle House Boutique

The Passaic County Historical Society Lambert Castle, Paterson, NJ
21st Annual Holiday House Boutique 2008 at Lambert Castle

Open to the Public
November 8 through November 30, 2008
Featuring an array of quality crafts and items for your holiday decorating and gift-giving.
Presented by Nancy B. Davis
HOURS: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday - 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday - 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thanksgiving Day
Admission: Donation of $6.00 (cash or check only)
(includes 2 return visits for the original purchaser)
Please note: Boutique purchases may be made using cash, check or credit card
(MasterCard & VISA).
No Strollers or Carriages Please!

Apple Festival ~ Kimmswick, Missouri

Looking around Kimmswick Korner's website I noticed that they have a calendar!! I love to see what is going on around the country. Here is what is happening in Kimmswick, Missouri

Apple Butter Festival

October 25th and 26th

Apple Butter Festival - Kimmswick, Missouri

This 2 day festival begins at 10 AM and runs until 5 PM both days.

Fellow Bloggers

Well several customers have been starting up blogs!! Here are a couple of of them:




To name a few!! You have a blog!? send it to us. We will subscribe & then list special events. The more the merrier!!

Friday, October 17, 2008

Trinkets and service from a different era...

Come visit the past!!
Victorian Trading Company was founded in 1987 by Melissa and Randy Rolston in Dallas, Texas. With modest origins as a home based business marketing nostalgic birth announcements, the company has averaged growth of over 30% annually with a posting of 14 consecutive years or profits, currently operates a distribution and order fulfillment center in Lenexa, Kansas (Kansas City) with a staff of over 60 employees in three divisions.

Our primary business is our mail order catalog, Victorian Trading Company. We send out nearly 10 million catalogs each year. Visit our website at to request your catalogue or shop online.

Should your travels find you in Kansas City, a delightful hodge podge of the fascinating, the beautiful and the irresistible await you in our fanciful marketplace. Encounter a woman's boutique with cabbage rose chintz upon the walls amidst red velvet drapes and tinkling music box melodies. An obliging costumed staff will offer a spot of snickerdoodle tea while you revel in rooms of intriguing antiquity.

Corinth Square
83rd & Mission Road
Prairie Village, Kansas
Ph: 913-381-3995

Warehouse Store
15614 W 99th St..
Lenexa, Kansas
(2 blocks north of Lackman exit)
Ph: 913-310-0333

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Just in Time for Halloween!!

Gallery shows up everywhere.
There I was, sitting in the living room watching "Scary... But True" (this is a show from 2001) and they are showcasing the Willard Library in Evansville, Indiana.

There are reports of the library being haunted by the "Grey Lady". The Grey Lady is said to be the ghost of Louise Carpenter, daughter of the founder Willard Carpenter. The ghost story is told that she haunts this halls, stairs, books & cases due to the fact that her father left almost all of his estate to the library.

On this particular episode 2 teenagers are in search of the Grey Lady. While searching, the Children's Reading Room, the female encounters an entity. A book flys off the shelf. Screams and sobbing ensues, and then as a close up of the girl's tear stained face flashes on the screen, there it is... The Fairy Tale by Walther Firle!! Not once but several times. The longest view of the print, is used as a backdrop during a long sob-filled monologue (that in my excitement of this discovery, tune out). Viewing this print in full color and it is enduring and heartwarming. But view it in night vision (because that is how all shows about ghosts & things that "go bump in the night" are filmed) and your hackles will raise, a lump will stifle your screams and the girl's eyes will raise from the book to stare straight into your soul...

Sorry, I just love Halloween and a good ghost story.
I found several sights with links to ghostcams, here are a couple:
If there are more, please feel free to leave here. IF YOU DARE!!!

Featured Print: The Fairy Tale by Walther Firle ~ This version is a framed giclee on canvas 3376-3067

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

The End of the Rainbow!!

Come visit our yarn department and find the end of the rainbow!! An Amazing assortment of truly beautiful yarn has arrived.
We now have:
* Debbie Bliss ~ Baby Cashmerino, Cashmerino Aran, Bamboo Silk (Pattern support available)
* Noro ~ Kureyon (Dozens of colors)
* Ella Rae ~ Classics (In every color)
Some openings are still available in our Fall Knitting classes, so call if you'd like to make something cozy and beautiful.
The Brass Lantern
335 Main Street
Metuchen, New Jersey
Phone # 732-548-5442
This announcement was brought to you by
Gallery Graphics, Inc. ~ 1-800-367-4370 ~

Halloween Party in Metuchen, NJ

Attention all Ghouls and Goblins!!
If you will be in Metuchen, New Jersey on October 10Th between 7 to 9 P.M. you MUST stop in at The Brass Lantern for games, refreshments, creepy music, and of course tarot card readings by Jill Richards!!
Prizes will be awarded for:
* Best costume * Best Ghost Story * & more!!
Hope to see you there!!
The Brass Lantern
335 Main Street
Metuchen, New Jersey
This announcement was brought to you by
Gallery Graphics, Inc. ~ 1-800-367-4370 ~

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Gallery in Grey Gardens

Grey Gardens are revisited...
Gallery gets another big movie cameo in HBO's version of "Grey Gardens" featuring Drew Barrymore (as Little Edie) and Jessica Lang (as Big Edie) and Jeanne Tripplehorn (as Jackie Kennedy Onassis). This sad but true tale is "based on the life stories of the eccentric aunt and first cousin of Jackie Kennedy (both named Edith Bouvier Beale aka "Big and Little Edie") raised as Park Avenue d├ębutantes but who withdrew from New York society, taking shelter at their Long Island summer home, "Grey Gardens." As their wealth and contact with the outside world dwindled, so did their grasp on reality. They were reintroduced to the world when international tabloids learned of a health department raid on their home, and Jackie swooped in to save her relatives." ~ Anonymous

This is a rendition of the original 1975 documentary (that originally brought the ladies out of seclusion and made them catapult to cult icons status. The wildly acclaimed musical rendition (which ran from November 2, 2006 to July 29, 2007) featured Christine Ebersole (Lil Edie), Mary Louise Wilson (Big Edie) and John McMartin (J.V. "Major" Bouvier / Norman Vincent Peale).

It is still unclear if this will be direct to T.V. or may see it's day on the silver screen. A tentative 2009 release has been announced.