Friday, October 21, 2011

Happy Halloween! A Fanciful Twist Halloween Blog Party 2011!

I decided, it being All Hallow's Eve, that an adventure was in order.  So I went and found my spooky lantern and set out on my way.  I don't often leave my lace filled turret room so this was a very special occasion ;)

I scurried through the castle halls on tippy toes, afraid to awaken any spirits that might be lurking around the corners

AGH!!!! Oh, phew!  I thought there were pumpkin ghosts popping out at me but it was just the shadow from my lantern.  I didn't scream... pfft, me?  No I wasn't even a little bit scared.

I headed off for the enchanted forest where all sorts of creatures lurk.  There are even legends that witches gather here on Halloween.  I crossed the troll bridge safely.  I guess Mr. Troll is on vacation.  I have heard that some monsters find Halloween all too crass, and head to Hawaii during October.

Through the trees into the woods...  I hear a song coming from the forest.  It is very faint but I can make out the words...

Come little children I'll take thee away
Into a land of enchantment
Come little children the time's come to play
Here in my garden of magic

Come little children the time's drawing near
Halloween night is waning
Come little children ride with me tonight
It's not a night for abstaining

Come little children now follow me home
Not a one of you need worry
Come little children the time's come to roam
Come follow me now please hurry

Come little children there's magic to see
Here in my garden of mystery
Come little children in to my abode
Tomorrow you all will be history


I can see a light through the trees.  It seems to be where the singing is coming from.  Should I follow it?

Oh I must must must follow it!  I come across a door and open it.  I can NOT believe my eyes.  What on earth have I stumbled upon here!?

It seems to be some sort of a witch's study!  But there is no one here!  Oh dear, she might return soon but I so desperately want to look around...

She must not have gone far, for she has left her hat and broom!

Hmmm... I wonder where that skull came from?  I don't even want to know...

Oh me oh my!  A cheery little Jack O'Lantern!  Perhaps she isn't a wicked witch at all, her humble home show no sign of malevolence.

She must be close by.... she has left a fire in the fireplace!

Ouuuu look at all the books!  Spellbooks and history books, books on anything you'd ever want to know about.  Her shelves are full.

Where did this come from!?  A little leather spellbook?  I dare not touch it, it might be bound in human skin.

Oh goodness!  A witch's wand too!  I had to hold it for myself, unfortunately I was unable to cast any spells.  Must only work for the owner of the wand.

The sign on the wall says "Sit for a Spell".  Well, don't mind if I do :)  She has a crystal ball!  I wonder if I'd be able to see the future?  A new love coming to me sometime soon perhaps?  

Ahhh.  I see a wonderful RICH man!  Who will buy me all the licorice and pennywheel bicycles I could ever need.  Well... one can dream.

What's this?  The "Black Flame Candle".  Oh dear, it's been lit!  Does this mean some witches will soon arrive?  I will not lie,  I am eager to meet some :)

But alas, some realization has just come upon me... I am in my very own house... I am just down the hall from my own boudoir.  This is my own study?!  I am the witch!  I look in the mirror...

Happy Halloween!!!!!!!!



Thanks to Vanessa at A Fanciful Twist for holding this annual blog party!  This is my first year actually participating and not just popping in so it has been a total blast.  Be sure to visit her party, as well as all the other partiers.  There will be a list of them on the left sidebar on Vanessa's page.


Laume said...

Hehehe - very good twist in the plot! Loved your witches' study. Much tidier than my own. In part because life has been so busy, I haven't had time for decorating, cleaning, blogging... didn't even manage to official sign up on Vanessa's sidebar for this party. But I did manage to put up a post tonight if you'd like to stop by sometime soon. :)

Linda said...

I had a great time at your party. All the photos and visuals were astounding...Loved all of your props. Story was great too. Thank you for sharing. Please visit me:

MJ Ornaments said...

you make a cut witch and your study is amazing. Take care, Martha

Donna Patrice said...

Oh, I love a good Halloweenie story! I giggled about the monsters heading to Hawaii for October. =) I really enjoyed my visit here!

Please stop by my place for a spooky story and some zombie cookies when you have the time - the party will be going on for several days! Yay!


Little Miss Hungry said...

I like the forest pictures - there's just something so spooky about birch trees, isn't there?

I do hope that you can visit my pumpkin carving party!

Happy Halloween!

Lisa said...

a beautifully wicked party indeed!!
very pretty photos!
thanks for having me
lisa by the bay

Mad Madam Mel said...

I love your witches study, very envious :)
why not hop over for a spooky tale at my place :
the more the merrier :)

Alisa Noble said...

That was fun, thank you!
(ps. I love your witch's study)

Maggie said...

What a wonderfully spooky walk and intriguing study. Love the surprise ending!

Jen said...

I love your story especially going through the enchanted forest and the surprise ending!

Bobbypin Bandit said...

Those forest pictures are creepy creeperson!

I am glad you found your witches lair! Fantastical!

Grayce said...

I just loved your adventure into your own study! I would love to "sit for a spell" sometime!! Lovely! If you are not to busy, please jump on your broomstick and come visit me.

Jo said...

I adored your enchanting post fro beginning to end, so creative! Welcome to your first A Fanciful Twist Halloween Blog Party & here's to many more! Happy Halloween to you & yours! Hope you'll drop by,

Kathy said...

This was terrific!! What a fun party. I loved all the forest pictures too. Very creepy.

Stop by and visit me if you'd like. I'm having a give away.


Peach said...

What a wonderful story!! Thanks so much for sharing your journey!! Lovely photos!!!

Take care and Happy Halloween!!


Elle said...

your study is so amazing!! thank you for inviting me to your party! i did have a wonderful time!



Faerie Moon Creations said...

What a fun party! So glad you could join in this year. :) I enjoyed my visit. :) Thanks so much!

Please feel free to visit my party:

Enjoy the festivities! :) Theresa

Lesley said...

Yay for the Hocus Pocus reference! Lovely party post!

Donna said...

Loved your party .. and the woods .. super creepy !!

bertie said...

What a wonderful post and your imagination is magical! I really loved this story and your pictures were gorgeous...quite a collection of books,too! I liked what you wrote in your profile about feeling like you are from another time...I can relate and find myself dressing and decorating in a very vintage style. I guess we are old souls! Thanks for sharing your wonderful story and for stopping by my at my party. Brightest Blessings for a magical Halloween and may your wish come true about that rich man! bertie

Lenora said...

Hawaii.. yes! Great story! Thanks! Please do drop by..

Cameron said...

What a wonderful tale...we had similar ideas in the end...heehee!

I adore your lace filled turret dreamy and magical!

Thanks for having me!

Italian Postcards said...

I'm crossing my fingers that you find that rich man!

rachelsmith133 said...

Yay what a wonderful party. I love your study, your a very lucky witch! :-)

Melinda said...

OH I LOVE this so much! Especially all the awesomeness of the images indoors! So cozy and stepping into a magical storybook! Thanks for stopping by my party and leaving such wonderful comments too!

Artfully Musing said...

What spooky fun!!! I loved your story. You must be a big Hocus Pocus too. Happy Halloween

a fanciful twist said...

You are so brave, going over the troll's bridge, and into the forest!!! I loooooved the witch's study!! Beautiful and myseterious!

Thank you for inviting us in for a little magic!

♥ Vanessa (A Fanciful Twist)

Carrie said...

What a cozy place!

Susan said...

Lovely post, I was enchanted! great study, and you look a little piqued, perhaps you need some witches brew!! LOL
love the "hocus pocus Black flame" reference!

Loretta said...

Oh, I loved your post, and esp. your charming study. I'd love to come and visit and read some of those books. Happy Halloween!

Miz Creatrix said...

Simply spectacular! The witches study photos are really fabulous...what a great room! I even felt as though I was looking at my own bookshelf for a moment there...we share many of the same books! =)

You did a beautiful job with your magical party...thank you for having us!

Denise said...

Enjoyed your Halloween party--What Fun!Thank you for the invite.

Micupoftea~ said... the take from Hocus Pocus...just watched it Friday night! Great photos, fun post. Please have tea and treats with me.

Happy Halloween :)

whymsicalmusings said...

Oh i love your lace room and you used the song from my favorite Halloween movie hocus pocus! What a lovely adventure it took me away to a fanciful Halloween tale.

Joyce van der Lely said...

Creepy wqoods you've got there..... I had a ball at your party :)
Come visit mine
Happy Halloween

witchofhowlingcreek said...

Great, creative post! I especially love your witch's hat. :)

Christy said...

Hehe, what a fabulous halloween adventure! Thank you. Happy halloween!

Magaly Guerrero said...

What a wonderful journey, and your house is amazing! Spooky lantern monsters and all lol

I think the fact that the monsters around your forest go to warm places for the holidays is hilarious, but if I were a monster I'll probably do the same.

Love the hat, too.

Happy All Hallow's Eve!

LYNDY WARD said...

Enchanting Decor & Magical PICs.
Please fly by my party when you can...
Hauntingly Yours, Lyndy >^..^<

Princess Diana's Wedding Ring Giveaway & Halloween Party:

Renee said...

What a wonderful Halloween tale.

And love the study.

Milady Leela said...

Oh my Gosh Jenn,
your pictures are fabulous!!!! I am assuming that they are in your home. I absolutely LOVE the study with the desk and bookshelf by the window...I would love to create a place like that too. Lovely post...thanks for leaving me a comment is most appreciated♥

Plumrose Lane said...

What a fabulous posting and I LoVe(!!!) your decor!! What a fabulous find you are! Wishing you magickal travels~

spiceblogger said...

And what a fabulous witch you are! teeeheheheheeeeee!

Happy Halloweeen!

Lesley said...

Lovely post! I love your book shelf. I have several of the same books! Haha! Thank you for stopping by my blog. I appreciate the lovely comment!

Sylvia said...

I love the way you used the darkness in your, love that witches den too...had a great time visiting...will be back to see more.


Parabolic Muse said...

What a fabulous color you have to your skin! I really love that mantel. And that lantern. And the poem/song is quite...


Vero said...

Hello! Thank you very much, i was laughing a lot!I loved the Rich man in the crystal ball!!!
Thank you for sharing,
Happy Halloween!
Thank you for your visit on my party!

Wendy said...

Thank you so much Witchy Miss Jenn. I loved visiting your castle, and your wonderful Sitting room. I loved all the books of magic and the spookiness of wondering when that witch would arrive, and VOILA it was just you allllll along.hehehehehe
Please come by and visit for A Mad Halloween Tea party and A Cup or two of Tea...We Would love to have you
Spells and Wishes
Wendy from Wonderland

Homebird said...

A cheeky twist at the end - love it. Happy witching to you from a fellow witch with the same big spell book on her shelf!

Happy Home Witch x

Ms Misantropia said...

I love your decor, both the Halloween details and the interior decor of your house. Simply beautiful!
Happy Halloween :)

Misty said...

Your home is beautiful!! I love all the trinkets! Blessings and Happy Halloween! Everything was magical!

Laurie said...

Lovely party! Happy Halloween! :)

Buccaneers and Ball Gowns said...

I had such a marvelous time going a spooky Halloween adventure with you! I love all witches things in her quaint little room. I also love your about me, I can totally relate!

Magic Gypsy said...

What a spooky forest and delightful study! Such a nice place to sit a spell, and what a lovely, green complexion!

Lisa said...

Fun, sweet, creative, spooky, and just delightful. Hope you can stop by my enchanted oven for party sweets.

Kelli Bear Haven said...

Oh my goodness. You have such lovely decorations and candles. I really loved the spooky forest and a enchanted story too. Thanks for coming by my party and hope you have a magical Halloween.

Jo said...

Sincerest apologies for my delay in thanking you kindly for dropping by my Halloween party post! The skeletons have had dreadful tummy aches and that darn broom took off on its own again :o)

Halloween Folk Art by Melissa Valeriote said...

Thank goodness it all ends well : ) The dark forest made me think we were going someplace dreadful... but alas we ended up in your beautiful cottage.

Happy Halloween : )

Mademoiselle Angeline said...

Wow Jenn!

I LOVED your Halloween party! SOOO cute and enjoyable to visit :) The story was enticing and full of mischief and witches....mmm, I just love Halloween, don't you?

Well, thanks for a wonderful time! I love the creativity and the pictures you posted. Genius, I say!

Best Witches,

A Woodland Fantasy

Mademoiselle Angeline said...

Btw...Mademoiselle Angeline is what I WISHED i was called...but my real name is just Jessica. Oh, should I not have given away my secret? Well, too late now, I suppose....

The Gossamer Tearoom said...

You had such a very sweet and spooky Halloween party! Very fun! Thank you so much for inviting me! I'm just now catching up with all of my visitors to The Tearoom from last weekend.

Wishing you a wonderfully spooky Halloween!


The Scrappy Tree said...

Wonderfully spooky! What a great party post :) thank you and happy Halloween!

The Scrappy Tree said...

Hi Jennifer! Just wanted to let you know that you were one of the winners in our Halloween blog party giveaway so we wanted to invite you to come over and claim your prize!
Happy Halloween!