Friday, October 15, 2010

Sleepy Hollow

This is a story of Ichabod Crane,
Who went to a party down Van Tassel's lane.
He arrived to have fun,

And was sure it would be merry.

But someone began a tale of a ghost,
And it became rather scary.

Ichabod lingered to court Katrina Van Tassel,
But he knew he must go and not be a hassle.

The faint moonlight danced on the ground,
And the landscape made noises all around.
Ichabod's hair rose straight on end,
And his terror was soon to begin.

There was an old bridge Ichabod must cross,
Another way around it and he was sure to be lost.
Then the sound of a hoof behind him did come,
"Who-oo are you?" he shouted.
"Where do you come from?"
There was no answer so he shouted again.
This is when the terror truly began.

Ichabod slowly turned to see,
The rider was as headless as could be.

Ichabod spurred his horse and rode as fast as the wind,
He ran past the graveyard and way past the bend.


The last thing he saw that fate filled night,
Was the horseman's head by his grave-such a sight. 

Based on The Legend of Sleepy Hollow a real ghost story told in Sleepy Hollow, NY.

You can view this tablescape in movie format it is hauntingly good and under a minute.




Photo credits:
Tim Burton's Sleepy Hollow lane-jadecricket.wordpress.com
Van Tassel Farm- Toddatteberry.com
Rider in the moon-slemen.com
Tim Burton's covered bridge, Sleepy Hollow-civslegendofsleepyhollow.blogspot.com
Headless horseman-movies.ign.com
All other photos and poetry were by me.

73 comments:

rosarod said...

Hi, if I laughed this morning! I have been super everything from the history and especially the table scape! details that impress you! if I had to adjudircarte any prize, would of "best narrative story in the horror genre and the many details in your home! Bravo! Greetings Rose Marie

Jan said...

WOW! I am speechless. Sherry you definitely take the prize for Halloween decorating this year. Any prize that comes around, you should win it. WOW. Excellent.

La said...

Frightfully fun post, Sherry. I may read it again tonight with the lights off....YIKES! La

ChRiS said...

what a fun post ty

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

GREAT post Sherry!

Blessings!
Gail

P.S. Come for a visit. I have a SPECIAL giveaway going on :)

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Love this post!!!

If you like the old story, have you read "The Hollow" and "The Haunted" by Jessica Verday? Set in Sleepy Hollow NY and drawing on the legend. Delicious!!!

Gentle hugs...

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Sherry, What a creativeand fun post and I love the story. Your dining room looks fabulous all decorated for Halloween.
xo, Sherry

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Sherry...

Ohh my gosh...what a fun post, my friend! Your dining room is Sleepy Hollow to perfection! I was just wondering how you did your black fence around the walls? Ohhh...and that is a pretty scary jack-o-lantern...it's awesome! I really enjoyed all that beautiful pewter that you set your table with! Sooo much fun, my friend! Thank you for sharing it with us today!

I just read your sweet note and wanted to come over to say thank you for your visit and sweet note!

Warmest autumn wishes,
Chari @Happy To Design

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

Oh how fun! Everything looks so spooky and just great! This was really creative...love it!

SavannahGranny said...

I would give my head to come to this party! Looks like spooky fun.

this blessed nest said...

omgoodness!

you've done so much work & it all looks wonderful! how fabulous would it be to eat in this room. so fun & spooky all at the same time! you have truly outdone yourself!

thank you so much for linking up to the silhouette party!
kellie

Johanna said...

Hi,
great post - nice Haloween decoration and matching story. That is great! And, beside I love your table decoration. Thanks for sharing.
Greetings, Johanna

The Mustard Seed said...

stopping by from the link on the Silhouette Party on This Blessed Nest. love this gorgeous room!! it's so festive! the story was great too! such a fun post to read!

happy fall,
angel

Red Couch Recipes said...

Oh what fun it was to watch your Utube video -- what a great job! I loved everything about this. Your fencing looks so great as well as your pewterware on the table. Oh so fun, scary, and creative!!! Joni

Beth said...

Great vignette, Sherry! Love the photos, the story, the wall decor and your table. Nicely done. This post is special and I'm glad I had the chance to view it.
Beth

Debbie Moore at Slice of Pie Entertaining and Cookbooks said...

Cute, cute cute! Thanks for sharing.

A Toile Tale said...

This is a great post! I am so into it, that I swear I can smell the candle in the pumpkin. Loved the fence especially.
Linda

Wendy said...

Great post! Amazing! I am at a loss for words. This is awesome :)

food for thought said...

love this, you play just like we do at food for thought, come share, you do fab stories!

Celly B said...

Wow, your dining room evokes that atmosphere of Sleepy Hollow beautifully (and spookily)! I love that jack o'lantern, and the pewter ware is perfect for that time period!

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Sherry, Now I had to turn on all the lights in my house because Ichabod Crane is a terrifying story, and your video scared the daylights out of me! Cute table and decorations though! Linda

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

How wonderful! Love your table...I especially love the pewter -- perfect for this haunting table today!

Katie@LeBeauPaonVictorien said...

Great post! I love the tale of Sleepy Hollow (and the Tim Burton film is a fave of mine!)
What a deliciously spooky room and table! I love it!

Life with L said...

Wonderful spooky table and I love the walls. Your stories are perfect for this time of year. Sleepy hollow for sure. Linda

Anita said...

That is my favorite story for this time of year! And what a great table to go with it! The jack-o-lantern is just fabulous! Love your silver too!

Just a dreamer said...

Oh, please don't eliminate mine, even though I don't have a blog I do like to leave comments on fabulous posts, which this one is. Beautiful table too. JAD

Momma Button said...

I absolutely love it!! The pewter is perfect.

Really Rainey said...

I SO loved your post! Everything from your very creative walls to the story line... to the table setting. Best not forget to mention the fantastic photography!
BRAVO!
RaineyGhoul!

Tricia@The Dull and the Dutiful said...

Delightfully spooky! I'm impressed with all your special touches, especially the "fence" and "critters" along the walls!

Dreamgoddess said...

What a wonderful post and so much fun to read! I love your spooky decorating. I noticed the witch and full moon added to your picture on the wall. What a fun idea!

Marlis said...

I love the story interwoven with the dishes. You really decorated your dining room. Wow. I love the green punch set too. I think I will try a jackolantern as a center piece. thanks for the inspiration!

Jo said...

Fantastic!..I enjoyed this post,thanks for the smiles today!
-Jo
-LazyonLoblolly

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Great post! Love your tablescape and the decorations in your dining room! Fantastic! :)

Sweetladyelaine said...

What a fun post! Thank you for sharing all your ideas!

The Pineapple Room said...

WOW! This is awesome!!! The video is incredible...very spooky. LOVE IT!

vignette design said...

What a creative tablescape and post Sherry! I'll bet you had fun creating it too. It was sure fun reading it this morning!

Alycia Nichols said...

So fabulous!!! You did a wonderful job on the table setting and the total ambience!!! Fantastic!

Rona's Home Page said...

Today's call volume is really slow so I thought I would drop by Between Naps on the Porch.
I'm having a great time viewing the creative and beautiful tablescapes.
My kids would love to eat at your table.

Heaven's Walk - said...

Fabulously spooky and Halloweeny!!!

xoxo laurie

The Tablescaper said...

What an incredible job. Love how you wove your photos into the story. The railing around your dining room and the magnificent metalware on your table brings it all together. Just incredible.

- The Tablescaper

Donnie said...

How long did it take you to do that fabulous post. That was so much fun to read and view the pictures. Didn't know I would get a gift for Halloween.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

What a great post Sherry! You did a super job of decorating and I love the pics of your jack-o-lantern! Really cool how everything has that orange glow:@)

Jane said...

I thoroughly enjoyed reading your post. And the photos to support it were wonderful. Well designed! I love the tablescape...very "halloweeish" without being bizarre!
Jane (artfully graced)

CIELO said...

Truly spoookyliciousss! ;)

Have a wonderful weekend!

cielo

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Hey there- So glad you decided to link this up to Feathered Nest Friday! I Love it! You are such a great decorator AND storyteller!! :)

Debbie said...

Well you very clever one...I love the story and the table and setting are fantastic...I am scared gotta go crawl under the blankets and pull them up to my chin and sleep with my eyes open now:) have a great weekend. Debbie

Bella said...

Wow Sherry!!! What a great post! You have painted the perfect picture:-))) Your photos are amazing... the tablescape just right... pure delight!!
Bella

Paper Pile Kitten said...

I love that story!
Welcome to visit my Halloween party:
http://www.paperpilekitten.com/2010/10/a-magic-halloween-party-enter-at-your-own-risk.html

Cabin and Cottage said...

Your candle lit table is beautiful! What fun you must have had putting this all together!

LYNDY WARD said...

Gorgeous Dining Room & Pewter Ware!

This is sooooo much fun!!!
Love your blog, PICs & your creations.
Please fly by for my giveaways too...
Hauntingly Yours, Lyndy

My Haunted Halloween Party Link:
http://bit.ly/dho880
TODAYSGOLD
http://todaysgold.blogspot.com/

Such a Wondrous Place this Faery Space said...

Hi dear! This was delicious and inspiring! Blessings.

Twyla and Lindsey said...

I loved the rhyme and loved your decor! Wonderful party post. Thanks for inviting me. Have a wonderful weekend! Twyla

Faerie Moon Creations said...

Fabulous post! My video isn't working right now, so I will be back to view it after a reboot.

I would be most delighted if you came to visit my enchanted Halloween Faerie Tale & giveaway:

http://faeriemooncreations.blogspot.com/2010/10/halloween-faerie-tale.html

Enjoy the parties!
Theresa

Sara said...

Love your post to pieces. Hope you're having a great party day and Happy Halloween. xx

Aurelia said...

Really good post :) Happy Halloween Blog Party!

This is my first blog party and I'm having a lot of fun so far!

http://modernwomans.blogspot.com/2010/10/something-witchy-this-way-comes.html

Lenora said...

A spooky Party - the headless horseman often visits our street at Halloween!

- please do come on over to our graveyard / party The Graveyard
http://lenorita-lenoramoore.blogspot.com/2010/10/graveyard-halloween-party.html and feel free to add to our Shrine To Honour The Dead if you are so inclined! Blessings.

Sarah said...

Great post! Thanks for sharing all the spookiness. ~ Sarah

Paige Thomas King said...

What a great post! The entire room is a delight. Thanks for all of the links--hope to have time to visit them all, but first I want to check-out all of the posts on Tablescape Thursday. (Well, all of the autumn themed tables!)

Alabaster Rose Designs said...

Hi Sherry,
This was absolutely fabulous!!
This is one of my favorite Halloween stories, I loved it when I was a kid! I've been wanting to find the book so I can read it to my oldest son, I think he would love it too!
I've never seen Tim Burton's version, is it really scary?
Have a wonderful weekend!
Sincerely,
Melinda

http://afancifultwist.typepad.com said...

First of all, your blog is a delightment. Your banner inspires me from my toes to my hair! And, your decor is beyond words. That table setting is so super authentic, it makes me feel like I stepped back in time, in the most awesome way.

Thank you for your wonderful space here, and for sharing the magic!

♥, Vanessa {A Fanciful Twist}

ps: The sleep hollow tid-bits add the most perfect mystery and chills!

Debbie said...

Bravo!! what an amazing post, and AWESOME pictures! You are one talented lady. So fun.
Debbie@houseatthelake

MarZel said...

Wow...what a post!! Thank you for having me over. This was quite a party! Please visit me if you havent already!

http://theplayoflightandshadow.blogspot.com/2010/10/welcome-to-happy-halloween-party-and.html

Kathy said...

Wonderful post wonderful You tube post

Entertaining Women said...

The table is marvelous, and my eye immediately was drawn to your wrought iron fence complete with ravens. Thank you for sharing your wonderful creepy design. Cherry Kay

Cosmic Goddess said...

Wow, what a magical post and your decor is gorgeous :)

You're very welcome to visit our Halloween party:
http://cosmicgoddessblog.blogspot.com/2010/10/bewitching-halloween-party.html

Scrap Vamp said...

Ooh, such a spooky post! I loved all your images and your decor! Thank you for inviting me and I hope you'll pay me a visit as well!

~Celina
forevervampress@aol.com
http://scrapvamp.blogspot.com

Michelle Cummings said...

what a wonderful party! So Spooky!!!
I love your creations!

Hope you'll come visit mine and my post(s) for all of October!
http://faeriedustdreams-michelle.blogspot.com/

Cristie said...

Just great! What fun...love it!

Amanda said...

This is a great post! I love that you used the story of Sleepy Hollow (one of my favs!) to show your creative and spooky display.

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Oh Sherry! You have outdone yourself! This is fabulous! I love the fence around the room and all the spookiness, the pewter plates, etc. This was such a great post, and I'm so glad I scrolled back to see it. Very well done! laurie

Rita @ TesoroFino.com said...

Gorgeous Blog! Incredible halloween decorating! I've truly enjoyed browsing!

WhisperWood Cottage said...

Super spooky! Thanks for linking up to The "Autumn D├ęcor" Talent Scouting Party at WhisperWood Cottage!

Bridget from Refined Vintage said...

Very creative and done with great style, I would love to come to a Halloween party like this! Now I'm going to see what you have done recently!! Very Impressed! I had to Pin this!

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