Friday, October 26, 2012

A Fanciful Twist Halloween Party 2012 and Giveaway!!!

Dearest friends and guests,

I am so happy to invite you to this year's Halloween party.

Tell me now, do you believe in witches?  I sure hope you do.  I am one myself.  A REAL witch.  Pleased to make your acquaintance.  And no this is not an act for Halloween.  I really am a real witch.  BOO!  Did I scare you?  See, we witches aren't so bad after all.

Welcome to my humble abode, I invite you to sit in my very own witch's boudoir:


I've also decided to grace you with a little thematic performance.  Without further ado, I will sing "I Put A Spell On You" for you all.

            


I've done myself up in jewels for the occasion.  A little glitz on the eyes.  See?  Witches aren't all green on pointy hats.  No sirree, nor are they necessarily old or warty.  Any old person walking down the street could be a witch, you would never know now would ya?



Hopefully you've got on your comfiest broom riders for the party travelling?  I sure don't, but they are lovely :)



I come to you today, however, with a cautionary tale.  These Halloween parties aren't always all fun and games you know.  Halloween is the time of year when the veils between the worlds of spirit and mortal, living and dead, are at their thinnest.


Perhaps you hear the word witch and think spells and potions.  Bending things to ones will?  Acquiring, manipulating, persuading, hmmm?


Well yes, SOME of us witches (not all) have been known to practice that sort of thing.  The number one request?  Love spells.


People are wont to assume they know what is good for themselves.  And here is where the cautionary tale comes in.  I, little old innocent me, am completely guilty of this.


"Follow Me Boy!" Sound appealing?  Oh yes, he will follow you.  He will follow you and not know why.  It will progress to the point where he is little more than a zombie, and willing to commit to commit horrendous acts because of you.


"New Orleans Parfum D'Amour" is like catnip for potential suitors.  Maddening.


A little graveyard dirt from the grave of an old married couple?


'Til Death Do Us Part.


A dream pillow filled with lavender, chamomile, and thoughts of nothing but you.  Dream A Little Dream of Me.


Worst of all, a sip of blood.


True love can not be conjured.  It will always be replaced with obsession and lust.

How do I know?

Perhaps my "Follow Me Boy" spell worked a little bit too well ;)

BEFORE I GO!

A GIVEAWAY!!!

Before you leave, do enter your name in the drawing for an art piece!

I am offering "Maria Owens" to the winner of the draw!  I will pull a name out of a hat in my next blog post.  If you leave your email address you will be entered in the giveaway.

Maria is the first witch in the Owens' family in Practical Magic.  She put a spell on herself that she would never again feel the agony of love.  But as her bitterness grew, the spell became a curse.  A curse on any man who dare love an Owens woman.  HOW FITTING!


*The painting itself is the only thing included in the giveaway.

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!  And do hop along to A Fanciful Twist and visit Vanessa and the other partiers.  As always a big thank you to Vanessa at A Fanciful Twist!

Lots of love,

Jenn












41 comments:

A Magical Whimsy said...

Oooo! Hi! Jenn
I wondered if you would post at midnight. I see that in the UK it is between the last day of fall and the first day of winter. Alas...I was not able to participate on my own blog with the party but I am following the blogs around who are.
So! You are the first I stopped at.
And I adore your party photos and your lovely Owen artwork.
Oh! and here is my email address:
tscat@sbcglobal.net
Ta! Ta!
And many happy moon nights to you
The Black Cat
=^..^=
Teresa in California

Cameron said...

I love that you are a real witch....not just a witch in real life...but an authentic witch...a witch that isn't afraid to admit it with pride and stand up for what you hold dear :)

That's just one of the awesome qualities you have!

Your pictures are gorgeous, of course...as is your rendition of "I put a Spell on You"....does it sound weird to say it worked on me? Haha!

Oh, and I love those shoes! Definately the ones to wear whilst singing that song!

Hugs and more hugs,
Cam

Prudence Puddleduck said...

The tiny hairs on my wrinkled old neck are standing STRAIGHT and the tears welling up in my eyes...your voice my deary is serene.....siren
Thank you for such a magnificent gift♥

Yes my pretties, "Be Careful What You Wish For"....Your heart will mend but your soul doesnt.

I would be honored to win your painting and very pleased that I have met you at the beginning of your fantastic career ahead! That is my spell for YOU!
♥Debi

Prudence Puddleduck said...

Pssss. prudencepuddleduck@gmail.com

I almost slipped away without leaving my trail ♥♥♥

Linda said...

OMG....I have goose bumps...and the little hairs on my arm are standing up..Your photo's are awesome and your video is wonderful. I love it all. Thank you for letting me visit. I would love to enter your giveaway. My e-mail address is:
momentsinaneye@hotmail.com

I hope that you will visit me:
momentsinaneye.blogspot.com

Hex Parker said...

Breathtaking!

Emalina said...

What a magical halloween party! Great photos and I love the witches boudoir! Happy Halloween!

Please come party with more witches at my 2 separate halloween parties:

http://idlebakes.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/the-witching-hour-halloween-2012.html

http://kikiandthegypsy.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/into-woods-halloween-2012.html

Cackle with you soon!

GYPSY SISTA said...

http://mybeautifultrainwrecklive.blogspot.com/2012/10/a-fanciful-twist-5th-annual-halloween.html

Magical party and I love your shoes :)

Come visit me too!

Xoxo
Gina
Gypsy Sista

Moonlyf said...

Thank you for your beautiful pictures. You remind me of young Kate Bush (I love her!). Happy Halloween! :-)

http://www.moonlyf.com/2012/10/a-fanciful-twist-5th-annual-halloween.html

Debbie said...

Jenn,

Thank you for your invitation, and your lovely party. I had a nice time and enjoyed the eye candy.
Blessings
Debbie

Jessica said...

JENN! This is truly amazing :) I love your witch's boudoir and all of the wonderful little creations you have stashed there! And, as always, your voice continues to astound me. It is so gooooood :) Also, I LOVE your costume makeup! It's so delightful! You are truly the master of Halloween :DDD Have a great time partying!

Email: pixiedust5773@gmail.com

Rachel said...

Oh Jenn, I know I've said it before but your voice is AMAZING! I could listen to it all day.

Great post!

DogsMom said...

Witches come is all sizes and shapes and hair color!
There is truly magic inside each of us.

Rhonda Roo said...

Are there karaoke covens? Because i think you could definitely be queen. Sultry...and your boudoir is dreamy, with a wee bit of romnace goth for good measure. ;)Love this visit! Blessed Be!

Xoxoxo Boo From Roo

Lola Enchanted said...

Oh my... My dear, you have completely hypnotized me! I want to just jump into your world!!!!

Happy Halloween

Ms Misantropia said...

I LOVE your boudoir! It's amazing :)

Please visit my party at:
http://msmisantropia.blogspot.se/2012/10/halloween-party.html

Kelly said...

Enjoyed your Halloween performance and a view into your own personal life. Cheers!

Shell said...

I loved your Halloween Party,Jenn. Pointing out the true magick that lies in this time of year.

My e-mail is Jettswan@gmail.com

PS. Like your rendition of the song.
2nd. PS. Witches are some of my best friends.

dawaioser said...

I'm drinking champagne and touring through your mystical boundaries. How delightful and blessed be...side note, LOVELOVELOVE those shoes. Haha!

~ Misha/DawaiOser (Cosmic Girl)

If you haven't already, please stop by my contribution to the Halloween festivities. Here's the link to my party:
http://dawaioser.livejournal.com/819474.html

Buccaneers and Ball Gowns said...

Lovely, dark, and mystical. I am so glad I stopped by here!

Treehugger_31 said...

Wonderful! I loved this post. :)

Beautiful painting. I love that movie so much. One of my faves. Have you read the book that it's based on?
hroy_76@yahoo.com

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

Jenn, you are just plain totally awesome!! ;)

Looooove your spells - and love spells that go too well can be a nightmare on elm street on their own, by oy boy!

Your boudoir is to die for!!

Thank you for being so amazing! ;)

And....

Thank you so much for being a part of this extra magical season!!

♥ Vanessa

Sylvia Smiser said...

Hi Jen,
Thank you so much for visiting me! I really enjoyed your cautionary tale.
Happy Halloween,
Sylvia
htttp://www.anaboocreationsbysylvia.blogspot.com

QueenCreative said...

oooo such a beautiful gypsy witch!I had such a magical time in your witchy quarters!

Please come and visit my Haunted girl at http://queencreative.com you will also get a peek at my book of shadows too!

Happy Hauntings...
QueenCreativexxx

Wendy said...

Dearest Jenn,
How I love your boudoir. It is fantastically enchanted. You are sooo right, those love spells are dangerous. I love the Owens women and would be so excited to be entered into your beautiful giveaway. Maria is lovely.
Thank you for the Wonderful party. I had a spooktacular good time. I would love for you to drop in to Wonderland for a Ghostly tale and a few Halloween treats. See ya there
xoxoxox
Wishes and Whimsy
Wendy from Wonderland
http://candydelane.typepad.com/curiosities/

Marilyn said...

Whimsical and Creative, I must say!
Just Delightful!

Anne said...

Oh, Jenn, you are a beautiful witch! I certainly enjoyed my visit!
Hugs,
Anne
www.alittlefurinthepaint.blogspot.com

Flutter Before You said...

Spellishly delightful! Your decor was fabulous! Gypsy Witchy! Happy Halloween!

Sara {Snövits äpple} said...

Jennifer! I am amazed by these photos. Truly amazed. You truly are an fantastic woman who can create a world like this- a world that is so fairytale-like and real at the same time. Your home must be such a treasure trove of things magical, strange, beautiful and old. I wish we could drink herbal tea together and talk. And thank you for the video with the deserted house- it´s creepy and pretty at the same time and I really wished someone would have showed that house some love through moving in there. Love Sara

Sara {Snövits äpple} said...

Oh, and I just sent you an e-mail :)

Faerie Moon Creations said...

What beautiful photographs! You looked very enchanting. And those shoes!!! Thanks for a lovely party. What a sweet painting of Maria Owens!

If you get a chance, I'd love for you to stop by for my party and giveaway...
http://faeriemooncreations.blogspot.com/2012/10/fanciful-twist-halloween-party-and.html

Happy Halloween! Theresa

Victoria said...

Beautiful photos Jenn, and what a lovely voice you have! You asked over at my party if I was a witch...yes, by birth.

Happy Halloween

Victoria

Bohemian said...

What an Enchanting Boudoir you have! Love the Ambiance... I've enjoyed my visit.

Happy Halloween from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

Lisa Oceandreamer Swifka said...

This soiree was both entertaining (great vocals)and a cautionary tale. The old adage be careful what you wish for certainly applies and sometimes "keeping ye old magic alive" isn't all it's cracked up to be when delivered by a spell gone wrong.
Thank you for the tour, your witches boudoir is amazing!
Lisa

Melanie Statnick said...

Great Post and Great Giveaway! Happy Halloween and wishing all the best the spirits have to give!

AlphaBetsy said...

As a fellow witch, that was a delightful party, and you are absolutely right about love spells. That's a messy business. :)

Have a fabulous Halloween!!

Betsy.

Artfully Musing said...

Oh you just look fabulous - I'm sure your love spells would capture any heart!

Lisa Lectura Creations said...

Happy November! Love the magical post you created! :)

Susan said...

That was a lovely post! I adoe your shoes :)

come meet my Coven, if you haven't already.
http://piecesoffatesusan.blogspot.com/2012/10/halloween-party-2012-hosted-by-fanciful.html

Thanks to Sandy...I am still making the rounds..I live in the dead center of landfall...we got hit hard, and my hubs is in the hospital also...was CCU, no Telemetry.

Happy Halloween, Blessed Samhain and Happy Dia de Los Muertos!!
Susan

lvroftiques said...

Jenn that was wonderful!!.....Ahem... I guess I should be more frightened...you being an authentic witch and all, but I'm more filled with joy than fear even after your cautionary tale *winks* Keep on singing and sharing my friend! Vanna

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Jenn,
I am finally getting around to visit you and thank you for your visit!
What a fantastic post!! Loved every bit of it!!

Hugs,
Deb