This weekend the Casablanca was graced by friend Michelle! She played the female lead in Pirates of Penzance this summer, (and not so long ago appeared as an extra on the show "Friday Night Lights" ) we have become great friends. She's been away at school in Arkansas since summer ended and this weekend she managed to get back to us and come hang out!
(Patricia, Me, Caitlin, Michelle, Jenny)
Since she was back in town, we decided to celebrate her birthday early with a homemade birthday cake,
(And with some Casablanca stove Magic...)
And for dinner one of my favorite crowd pleasers, a cheese, bacon, hash brown casserole!
(Mixin' and fixin')
(And the end result, Michelle and her Cake!)
But of course, we couldn't have just let a birthday go quietly by at Mick's...
Friend Jenny quickly fell in love with my thrifted blow mold ghost light, (Casper I like to call him) Im so happy we've reached this weekend in October... because now you will slowly start to see Halloween decorations being put out.
Most of the guests left around 10 P.M., however Patricia and I encountered some car trouble and ended up spending the night. Sunday morning I got up and fixed the problem, but it was such a wonderful morning we decided to start putting up a few of Halloween decorations!
(The Bottle Trees)
( One of many )
The bottle tree is based on the belief that the shiny,
colored glass can attract and then trap evil spirits bottles can trap bad spirits at night,
which are then destroyed in the next day's sunlight...
They also lend a hand in creating a creepy atmosphere! Trees like these are very common in the deep South, I'v seen many examples of trees such as these from Louisiana, all a part of our "Victorian Halloween".
All in all just another fun filled weekend at the Casablanca-