Friday, September 23, 2011

Beaulah Came Out of the Basement - 2nd Halloween Bash & Copper Soup Pot Giveaway

Welcome to the
2nd Annual Halloween Bash
hosted by twin sisters,
 Beaulah and Zoulah Boulah.

If you are new to our blogs, you can
find Beaulah here and Zoulah resides
They really
are two individuals and plan on getting
together sometime soon for a photoshoot
to prove it.

Beaulah and Zoulah were born October 31st
ages ago and love to whip up some fun for
Halloween in their
  Betwitchin Kitchens.

Hope you join us for a month of fun -



Well, now that we are done with the introductions,
Beaulah was in a 
when she finally got out of the box
and found out that her sister Zoulah had
been flying free for a week now.

I was sure she was going to serve 
my head on a platter

But when I reminded her of all the fun we
had together last year

She lit up!
And when I told her we 
were planning on a fun craft
to start decorating the house
 she just sparkled!!!

Imagine my surprise when I woke up the other
morning and found this playing spooky music
to wake us up!

I think it must be related to "THING" from

Well, if  THE HAND wants to be part of the 
Halloween Fun
we will work you in!

Beaulah and I flew around and collected
some fun Halloween craft items to
showcase THE  HAND.

We started by filling the container with dry floral
foam.  Beaulah told me this is the secret to any
centerpiece arrangement.   It keeps everything 
in place.

Next we stuffed some foam into
and inserted a skewer so that he 
wouldn't go wandering around anywhere.

Beaulah began by filling in around 
THE HAND with flowers and baubles.
Just stick the floral stems into the foam.
Beaulah says if there isn't a stem like in
a ball, insert a skewer and then stick the
skewer into the foam.

She said to tell you not to worry if you 
haven't tried this before, you can keep
moving things around until you like
what you see.

Then we added some items for height,
filled in around THE HAND
and made sure we had some items
draping down the front and some
items giving width to the side.

Finish by tucking in spanish moss to 
the top of the container to cover all 
of the foam.

Beaulah was cackling with delight by 
now and had totally forgiven me for
not letting her out sooner.

We chose the entry table to get
all of our guests excited as they enter
our Halloween home.

Beaulah dug through the boxes 
(ouch that brings back some hard feelings)
and found some other accessories
to finish off the vignette.

Now Beaulah thinks she is a floral designer!

She is just dizzy with other ideas to 
spruce up this haunted house
and get this party started!

is happy too!

(Wait, I see the kitchen in the background
of this picture!  Did he manage to move
the whole arrangement?  He is going to be trouble!!)

Then I told Beaulah about our
giveaway of this beautiful
hammered 7 quart soup station
from Williams Sonoma
she was thrilled.  
She said it was probably a lot more 
classy to have a copper cauldron 
than an old black one!

It ends at
MIDNIGHT (ooooohhhh)
Thursday, September 29, 2011.

Beaulah thought we ought to post this with


Chocolat - French for Chocolate. I adored chocolate from a young age when I had to sneak in the cupboard to find where my mother had hidden the Nestle's Chocolate Chips. Having read about the famous chocolat shoppes in Paris, when I finally got there I was determined to try a chocolate from every Paris shoppe. I invite you to share my adventures in creating, in travel, and in life.


  1. Love the arrangement! I think Beaulah is a floral designer. What a great piece to greet guests. I want to see more of the spooky house though! Tell Beaulah she can come to my house for a little sprucing up anytime!

    Check your date! I think your giveaway end date is a bit off. I can't wait to get my soup pot!

  2. Simply LOVE this French pot! I envision this cooper pot on top of my stove filled with homemade potato soup! I will enjoyed this pot for a lifetime. angelface

  3. Buelah and Zoulah will both be entertaining us this season I see. That centerpiece is stunning, love the sparkling hand. xo,



  5. Love it, nice to see Beaulah joining in too! The hand is so fun and as long as it's not grabbing my food, it's welcome:@)

  6. That is such a cute arrangement!

  7. My little boys would love this..Bravo:)

  8. LOL what a fun post...I love that darling witch! What a cute idea for the creepy hand too, love it! ;D

  9. Absolutely no one enjoys Halloween as much as you and Joni! I can't imagine the fun your kids had growing up...

  10. Your post was adorable. You have so many talents along with your gift of writing. I should have taken notes so I could comment on everything.......but, I will just say that everything was PERFECT. Your floral design is beautiful. The hand was such a special little touch. Your cute little witch sisters are precious. I can't wait to read more about how they help you get ready for Halloween.

    Katherine S.

  11. Love the hand floral arrangement. I followed Beulahand Zoulah last year. Can't wait to see what they come up with this year.

  12. O no !!! not again....halloween...i don't like it darling sorry !!...have a nice from

  13. This is my first time visiting your blog. I came over from Monique's and those wonderful bread sticks she wrote about. What a great recipe!
    And now I find such fun Halloween things! The floral arrangement is such fun. I'm having the Garden Club the last week in October and I'm going to try to copy that!

  14. Wow, I have to say that is the best floral display for Halloween I've ever seen. You have a talented team behind the scenes and the sparkly hand gives it the ultimate creepy touch. (does remind of Thing from the Adams family)
    Such fun.

  15. Hmmm, never have a spare hand around here, but our local thrift is selling entire mannequin arms. I'd have to find a bigger box...

  16. Beaulah did such a great job -- I sure am glad she could FINALLY come out of the box and join in on the fun! Zoulah will be pinning this one! This adds such a fun look to Halloween! So glad Beaulah got out of her fowl mood! Zoulah can't wait to get together with Beaulah! Joni

  17. Love the arrangement! That Z is talented!
    Her witchy cousins are trying to get out of the bin in the basement. They are itching to brew up some trouble . Be careful, they may be headed your way, hide that copper cauldron, I mean soup station! :)

  18. Darling post and love the table arrangement!

  19. Beulah is sure busy! Wonderful Halloween decor. Happy Fall!

  20. Loving the Addams Family Vibe! The Black & White gives it such a Vintage Creepy Feel! The Butler is too cute!

    Blessings from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

  21. When I saw Zeulah recently, I wondered when Beulah would appear :) Your and Beulah are very hand-y, LOL. Love the arrangement and I'm sure the two of your will be cooking up lots of fun this season.

  22. What a marvelous Halloween decor, Jacqueline! Nice flower arrangement! Cute post!..Christine

  23. What fun! Lovely post for Halloween. Great decor ideas.
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

  24. So happy to see Beaulah(and Zoulah) again! She made a perfectly creepy hand...reminds me of an old movie we watched on t.v. when we were kids called "The Beast With Five Fingers". Spooky!

  25. Let me give you a HAND for all the fabulous decorating!

    I hope you will add your lovely metamorphosis to my Fall in Love linky party on Wednesday.

    Until then, stop by and see the under $20 makeover I gave an ugly brass light fixture.

    Happy Monday!

  26. Hi Jacqueline, Beulah is quite talented even if she is a little fiesty! The arrangement the two of you put together is fabulous. I love seeing your Halloween decorations.

  27. I am so loving the hand arrangement. It was awesome ! Loving all your decor....

  28. You have a beautiful blog! I have made several of your recipes. I love the copper pot.

  29. Fabulous! I've already been visiting Zoulah, and now I get to see what Beaulah is up to.

    I love the hand and all the fallish sparkle that comes along with it. It's so fun!!

  30. Soo goulish. So happy to have you be a part of Seasonal Sundays!

    - The Tablescaper

  31. Too too spookily bootiful!! I love your flower arrangement and I adore your copper pot giveaway!! Wow, gorgeous!

    I have linked up with Laura's Fall in Love with Your House Party!


    Art by Karena

  32. Buelah is one talented lady! Gorgeous arrangement. I think I'm going to be spending a lot of time here! Hope you don't mind.
    Marianne :)

  33. Love the arrangement and I'm sure the two of your will be cooking up lots of fun this seasonccna training in Chandigarh love the glitterhand


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