The Party at the Guest House

I held the party at the guest house so Teddy would not eat my guests.  Check out my new iPhone cover! For all of you 'House Tour' lovers, this post is for you

 The ghost cake and a chocolate double diablo cake.  Not a crumb was left of the chocolate cake.

 I hung a Halloween curtain over the hall window. Click to enlarge photos for a better look.

 This is the bronze door knocker on the powder room door.

 This is the powder room with the original mud slip tile floor.  This house is so private that I don't have curtains on any of the bathroom windows.

 I have a Halloween theme going on all through the guest house.

 The framed medal over the pot is my marathon medal.

 Original radiators and Halloween magazines for your reading enjoyment!  I have radiators in my main house as well.  I love radiator heat!

 In the powder room looking out to the hall.

 These hands are the night light in the PR.

 A display of Halloween candy for my guests.

 My daughter and I bought these wine glasses in Salem last year.

 Looking towards the kitchen you can see my green bowl collection.

The top pic shows the Hansel and Gretel and the witch cuckoo clock. The bottom pic shows my kitchen witch hat and matching apron.  Just outside the door is the big lower pond so you can hear the water running all of the time. It is so peaceful.

 These doors lead to the patio and the outdoor fireplace.  Check out what sits just above the door.

 Between this room and it's twin room are double back to back fireplaces.  The open door leads to the large front porch.

 The twin room on the other side.  The closed door on the left is a twin to the other door and also leads to the front porch.  This house was a duplex when I bought it.  I opened up the entire first floor but kept the upstairs separated to give privacy to guests.

 Modern Romance.  The artist painted it when aides first presented itself.

 The back to back fireplace.  I boxed in the radiators under the front windows.

 Twin front windows too.  They look out on the front porch.  They also have the original stained glass panels at the top.

 The other side of the fireplace. This turned out to be the perfect party house. The flow is ideal.

 Twin window on the other side.

 This table is made from Oriental Bittersweet.

 The kitchen windows look out onto the terraced fruit orchard.

 My kitchen apothecary cabinet.

 The TV cabinet is a hunt scene and holds my Royal Doulton mug collection.  I have had this fox painting since I was in my early 20's.  I will show you more of the guest house tomorrow.

The storm is heading straight for us.  They are forecasting constant winds of 40 MPH and gusts up to 70 MPH.  We are supposed to get 10 inches of rain.  We might lose power so I might be MIA for a few days.  I am praying that my roof is not going to leak and my awnings won't blow off.  Teddy knows something is going on.  I found her standing in a corner in my basement.  Smart pup!  I hope all of you in the line of Sandy stay safe as well as your animals.


brokenteepee said…
Stay safe. My brother is on Long Beach Island with the fire company so I'm worried as hell.

I remember the radiators from our house when we lived in Philly. They always had to be bled and it was my father's job.

The house looks great.

I hope everything stays dry for you. I'll be thinking of you. It looked like you might get snow! THAT would make you happy
Robin Larkspur said…
Oh Joyce, thanks for the fabulous tour. I love seeing your guest house. I know that must have been a fantastic party.
Please stay safe and sound and not leaky. We are battening down the hatches here, expecting high winds, they think not as much rain as you. Hang on to your witchy hat!!
Ohhhhhhhh, that dragon door knocker! Ohhhhhh, be still my heart. ,-))))

And the checkered/flowered Witch's hat by the back door. Soooo cute!

Lovely display, all. I'm sure you all had a wonderful time. Even the ones who had a wee-bit-too-much of a good time. -chuckle-

Hope you are enjoying your heavy rains! And you must still have power. Obviously.

Be safe, during the rest of this "Frankenstorm."

Anonymous said…
That guest house is so beautiful! Just in my taste!
The bronze dragon is fantastic! I've always wanted a tattoo and that dragon would look soo cool as a tottoo :-)

Stay safe while Sandy makes her visit!

Have a great day!
What a beautiful house - I love your kitchen cabinet. Hope you will make it safely through the storm!
Nellie said…
Take care, and stay safe!

Beautiful guest house!
Your guest house is just beautiful! Keep safe, the winds are whipping up here!
Guillaume said…
Lovely house. I have the same black cat poster, by the way.
Unknown said…
Stay safe! Saying prayers for you and your family to come through the storm unscathed. If only I had a guest house I COULD actually entertain. As-is my dogs will either sit on top of the guests, eat off their plates, or perhaps bark and nip at them if things get out of hand. Kind of makes things difficult ;) I wouldn't trade them for the world, though, so my true friends just put up with it.
Dee said…
Thanks for sharing your pictures. Stay safe!
Megs said…
Thanks for sharing- your guest house looks like a magical place!
Stay safe!
Barb said…
Loved the house tour. The decorations are wonderful!! Please stay safe and I'm not surprised to see that Teddy knows something is happening. Dogs seem very sensitive to such things.
Amazing guest house tour! Love your Toby Mug collection.

Stay safe and warm while the storm swirls around you! I hope you're back on the blogosphere soon.
Mystica said…
I hope your family is safe.
You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Be safe, as I know you will.
Marina in Blue said…
I love everything, perfect for halloween, I hope you stay safe, here in Spain we are not used to this kind of things so I'm afraid for all of you I follow in that area. Hugs from Spain
Ina in Alaska said…
Thank you for the tour. Love your guest cottage, I have the same black cat poster in one of my BRs!

I bet the party was a great success! Sandy has created havoc at my sister's home in Brick (where I stayed). Their boat & dock are gone & power is out.

My mom & brother (who live together in Brielle NJ) are also now at my sister's. They were told to evacuate out of Brielle. Not sure of the damage at their house but flooding is a possibility.

Sandy is a mean storm. I am hoping you will fare better.
Pearl said…
Absolutely beautiful Love everything about this...

Hope you stay dry and warm. Can't believe that storm!

Greetings from Minneapolis,

Kelly said…
The black cat poster is a very popular item. I have a proposition. If I ever win the lottery please..please...please lets go shopping and you come decoreate my house. Of course that is after it is completely gutted, new wiring and insulation etc... ;)
Love your green bowl collection. Do you have a housekeeper? That may be a personal question but it is so clean. Thanks
luckybunny said…
Your house really is beautiful