Tuesday, September 22, 2009

A First Day of Fall Seasonal Decoration Theme with The Raven

All that we see or seem, is but a dream within a dream. ~ Edgar Allan Poe


Although the temperatures here in Scottsdale aka “Hotsdale”, AZ are still in the low 100’s and high 90s outside and air conditioner blasting inside, I still have this Fallish feeling coming on.

I found these gorgeous placemats and runner at Gaelsong, which helped further the idea for this post. It is a site with Celtic style stuff, some very tasteful some not. I’m not much of a seasonal decorator but these are easy – just my style. And since I did not win the cute raven decorations at Stainless Steel Dropping’s RIPIV giveaway these will have to serve as a substitute.

They are not in stock but I ordered them anyway. Perhaps a raven theme will be nice for Christmas?


Now for a picture of Edgar as a decoration on the dining room wall, some music from Alan Parson’s Project and the fall seasonal theme will be set. Kind of creepy but very cool. Well I think so anyway.

I loved this album when I was a preteen, and adored this particular song. APP did a whole album based upon Edgar Allen Poe’s Tales of Mystery and Imagination with each short story/poem having a song. And in case you did not realize the above song is on this album is based on the poem of the same name – Wikipedia link to The Raven and actual poem link at the House of Usher.

Amazon link below for US/UK/Canada:

Tales of Mystery and Imagination / Tales Of Mystery And Imagination / Tales of Mystery and Imagination

Welcome to Fall everyone where ever you may live (except you Aussies where its welcome to Spring.) Its one of the four of my most favorite of seasons. Yes, I love them all!


TheChicGeek said...

Really cool stuff, Shellie! Love the quotes, Poe, the decorations and the video...that was fun!

Stay cool in Hotsdale...LOL!


Unknown said...

Chic Geek -
Thanks so much. I had such a fun time getting this together. A trip down memory lane.
Yes - we are waiting for the wonderful winters this area has to offer. Sunny and cool. Yippee!
Thanks for the note!

Anonymous said...

Love the raven placemats and runner and the link to the great video. WE have a raven christmas ornament, a clip on glass bird. Our little family has a tradition of buying each other an ornament as a gift each year. We have ended up with some intersting ornaments, quite a few with literary themes. I bought the raven for my partner. Terry Pratchett wrote a great christmas themed comic fantasy novel called the Hogfather, and one of the characters was a talking raven called Quoth, very punny I know but a great book, my other half loves Pratchett so I thought that would be a cool ornament to give him. We also have a cheshire cat and some hogwarts style owls.
Hope it cools down soon.

Unknown said...

Book Pusher -
How cute, literary themes x-mas tree ornaments. Love it.
I will look into that Pratchet book. Sounds like a great seasonal read for x-mas. I have yet to read anything by him.
I woke up this morning and it was 72 degrees F at 6:30 which is wonderful. So the cool down has begun. I can't wait to do a bunch of hiking. :)
Enjoy your Spring!

Anonymous said...

Hi Shellie,
I'm not sure what is going on with Goodreads. I know that it went through all of my address books and added friends for me by e-mail addresses that I had in my address book. I have no clue why it said anything about ametur. I haven't added anyone myself, goodreads did it. It addressed Park-Avenue Princess as George. lol. I have no clue what is going on, and I am really sorry about it!

Unknown said...

Trish -
Hells Bells - youv'e been hacked again. Goodreads didn't do it they're good guys and busy as hell.
You should email them and let them know!
Any how good to be goodreads friends anyway. :)

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