Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween

Wishing everyone a lovely Sunday and a happy Halloween!

I took this picture at church this morning, I just love this old window... it's always decorated for the different Holidays, and special occasions, this morning it reminded me of Fall and that Halloween is today! (you see I'm even thinking of decorating at church). This window was in the first church that was built here in 1906 when the church was first founded. My husbands family on his Dad's side has belonged to this little country church for generations, and my husband has gone there all of his life. My husbands great great grandfather was one of the founders of the church!

Oh, and by the way when I started going to church here I ask one of the ladies in the church if they had any of the old windows left because I just loved the one they had up and thought it was so cool that it came from the old chuch, and much to my surprize they actually had 1 left and gave it to me. It now resides in our Dinning room, I had a mirror put in it and I will cherish it always!
The church hired a lady named Sadie Thomas to sketch in pencil the old church and the new church, she did a fabulous job. If you notice you can see the old church window in the background framing the churches! I have a signed sketch of the church from this artist with her signature and is numbered 3 of 150. What I'm showing here is just a little bulletin, it's not as clear as my sketch! I hope I haven't bored you to much with my bit of our family history!

This is another thing that I think is so pretty at church, I'm not sure of the date of the silver,but I've been told it was in the first church... so their really old pieces!!!

Oh, now as for Halloween I can't wait to see the grand kids tonight in their little costumes, especially the little one, it being her first Halloween, she's going to be a Bumble Bee, and there will definitely be pictures coming soon!!!


C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Hello Daphne... your church is so pretty and all of the history is so interesting... many precious memories for your husband and you I am sure... that is so fun that you have one of the original windows... they are beautiful! Happy Halloween today! I am glad to see other states celebrate it on the REAL day, instead of yesterday like most here in Utah (not me!) did...we celebrate it tonight!... can't wait to see photos of your little grandchildren!... xoxo Julie Marie

she dreams big! said...

We used to go to a little country church too that my husband's family always went to. Made it to over 100 years and then closed because so many were older people and they were moving to town. The building is now serving a Latino group and it is so nice to see it being used for worship again.

Have a spooky Halloween! Isn't it great to have grandkids come to your door?

luluslovlies said...

Happy Halloween Daphne, I love the pic's you posted and the history and the sketch is beautiful. Have fun this evening! Hugs, Marilou

Jil~Say It With Roses said...

Happy Halloween, Daphne....Your olde church window is exquisite. I love the cathedral shape and making it a mirror was the perfect touch.

Are you by any chance in the Hill Country of Texas? I love that part of Texas and the history is rich there. The sketch of the church made me think of there, for some reason.

I always love visiting your blog and looking all your pretties!

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

Hi Jil, thanks so much for your sweet comments we are located in Central Tx. about 30 miles east of Waco!!! I love the Hill Country too, it's absolutely beautiful!!! Thanks for stopping by!

trash talk said...

Bore me with church history...are you kidding me? You're talking to the lady who collects old church plates...remember!
You are so blessed to have a window from the old church.
P.S. Bella is a bumble bee!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Enjoyed reading the history of the window and your church. Thanks for sharing it all with us.
Have a great week.

Pamela said...

Lovely post Daphne it sounds like a wonderful church to belong to.
My son was a bumblebee when he was 2yrs old he was adorable!!
Pamela xo