Saturday, October 18, 2008

Halloween Party!


Plop your pumpkin right here...


Grab a gumball!




I see that you've brought your magic wand!



Welcome to the party! I've got a story to share with you!


It was a day like no other....




There was no doubting the fact that the journey would be a long one. She had been waiting such a long time for it.



It was something she had been contemplating for quite awhile.



Had it not been for the messenger, this day might have been just an ordinary day...like every other day before it.

But right now, there was too much to do ...she couldn't spend the time daydreaming...



Wake up everyone! The time is now!


Hurry!


Enough fooling around...we've got things to do!




As she packed her bags, she thought about that morning.



The messenger had appeared at her window at daybreak...signalling her with the five warning caws and a flapping of wings.





Caw! Caw! Caw! Caw! Caw! "Today is the day," she said softly. She remembered the excitement she had felt as she jumped out of bed that morning.



I'm ready, she thought as she added the last few items to her bag...and just in time.






After hearing the good news, the Pixies decided to hold a celebration in honor of the journey.


What a wonderfully sweet thing to do!









She gobbled down the cupcakes... she'd surely need the energy for such a long trip...








The cookies were delicious too. She must remember to ask the pixies for the recipe...





What a lovely tray of beverages.!

She quenched her thirst with plenty of spirits...






This one looked especially good...until she spotted...






THIS! What to make of that?



She couldn't shake the eerie feeling that crept up on. The hair stood up on her neck... was it a warning?








Would the journey prove to be too difficult?


There was no use fretting over it now. She was packed and ready to go.







She placed her lucky bracelet around her wrist...





She donned her hat... and grabbed her broom that she stores near the fireplace.





She said one last goodbye to some of the guests...


...and gave some last minute house-sitting instructions to Redd the monster.






Wilma called from her perch in the hallway..."have a great trip!...don't forget the package!!"

She had the package safely stowed in her bag. "I've got it," she replied.






Her friends walked outside to send her on her way. There was Melvin.




Gracie and Morrow...


Clement was there too, and Gracie had even brought baby Zelda to the celebration. "Au revoir... a toute a l'heure," she said, as she climbed on her broom.




With a quick swishhh, she was on her way... There was no turning back ...






That had been several hours ago...she could tell she was on the right path by the landmarks...




...and the marked rocks along the way...


... her thoughts...









...turned to home. She would miss her friends while she was away...she was missing them already...
especially Pumpkin...




and.....


Bessie.

Oh! But just wait...she would have such wonderful stories to share when she returned!





The treats that the pixies had given her were starting to sound very yummy. But, she couldn't stop just yet...she wasn't about to forget the warning...



...that Felix had given her about the dark. NO, the treats would have to wait a few more minutes. Already, the first hint of darkness was starting to creep in. She wanted most of the trip behind her before it got too dark. She wanted to get there before midnight.


Below her, she saw a number of strange creatures...could they all be going to the same place?










At last, she saw a rest stop and pulled in to stop and stretch her legs.



She quickly ate the Pixie's treat...

...and grabbed a few extra goodies for when she got to her destination.





She couldn't resist this tiara...who could?





Was it just her, or did that store clerk give her a funny grin? ... Does he know where she is going?


She had been back in the air for only a few minutes ...when she suddenly wondered...

and gasped...had she forgotten to blow out that candle back at home?

I hope Slim will notice if I forgot, she thought.

It shouldn't be long now...

...she checked her pocket...Yes, the key was there...



...it should be just around the corner...through this thicket of briers...



and down this ravine...

Whew...



"I can stop here," she said to herself..."the rest of the trip will need to be done on foot"...


She walked on...





"WHOOOO goes there?" said the great owl.
"It's me, I've got the key," she replied.
"Very well...then proceed," bellowed the great owl.



She walked along an evergreen path until she came to a small bed of pine needles.

It was there that she stopped to open the package that she had carefully carried with her...it had arrived in the mail that morning. Instinctively, she knew that it should accompany her on her journey. Instinctively, she knew the time had come to open it. She slid a long nail along the tape and lifted the box lid.









What is it, she thought...some kind of cocoon?



...she gingerly tore away at the paper...



Two green eyes peered above the paper... why it's the fabulous Bird Queen!


....she knew exactly where to take her new traveling companion...it was the perfect place to freshen up...they had just enough time for a quick stop before they reached their final destination....

Here it is...right through here...

She opened the door...




The Bird Queen glanced at herself in the mirror and placed the crown upon her head.



They were off their final destination... to join the other guests...
She almost forgot her mask!




"Right this way," the doorman stated!

What a grand party it is! See you there!



The Beginning!

Take your broom and fly over to the other sites!!!! You can find Vanessa's party list on her blog.










57 comments:

Elizabeth said...

OOOOOOOOh!
This is such a spectacular tribute to the season!
Hipe lots and lots of people come to enjoy it with you.

Heather said...

what spooky loveliness@! thanks for inviting us over :) lovely party!

Betzie said...

Loved your photos and story! Happy Partying!!!

Ana Balbinot said...

Lovely, lovely, lovely post! I felt really a good lucky one to have the opportunity to meet your cute blog with this so cute post! Thanks for your visit and comment at my blog and I hope you come amny more times!
Happy Halloween from Brazil

KathrynAntyr said...

I absolutely love ALLLLL of your photos. I've bookmarked you to come back and spend more time. Yup you are a fav.

I have something for those heads swimming from all of the bewitching spells as we jump from party to party. Be sure to swing by my place for I have some brain tonic and three witches brew for you! Vincent Price is waiting patiently for you to arrive to begin his story. I do hope to see you soon!

Happy early Halloween.

thestonerabbit said...

I LOVED your H-Ween story and the terrific decorating ideas and photos!!! It is such a "treat" to meet a fellow "good witch". I, too, shall mark YOU as one of my favorites and return to read your latest posts and catch up on your older ones!!!! Happy Halloween!!!! dana (the stone rabbit)

Ana Balbinot said...

By the way, I tagged you !!

eb said...

ooooooooooooooo
yumminess galore over here - whee!

thank you so very much

xox - eb.

Laura said...

Oooooh, I had a marvelous time at your party! So creative, and fun! Thanks for stopping by my cat gallery! Happy Howloween!

Kellie H said...

What a fantastic story..with such wonderful photos! I love the goblets and the bracelet too.
I will be back!

Debbie Egizio said...

Such Spooky fun! It's been a fantastical halloween journey and that bird queen is such a fun pary girl.

katydiddy said...

Love the story and your pictures are simply wonderful!

kayellen said...

WOW!
What a spooky tale and lovely goodies you have to share:)
I am sooo full! What a delight to stop by:)
You have time pop by for a pumpkin muffin!

Cheers to sweet Vanessa for putting a wonderful party for all of us:)

kayellen

Lola Enchanted said...

Oh, I love it love it love it!!!! I love everything!!!!

So very nice to meet you!!!!!

please hop on over to my party and enter the giveaway!!

Happy Halloween!

atrinkettreasury said...

wwwwooowww!!! what a fabulous halloween party post!!! i had so much fun visiting!!! i absolutely love your halloween banner!!! thank you so very much for such a great time!!!

Tammy said...

What a fabulous party! You are so clever! Love so much about it. The tree, the witch, the mask, and so on. You sure do go all out. Thanks for having me!

Melissa said...

Oh MY! I'd love a drink and then I'd love to stay awhile a look at all your treasure. What a creative eye for decor. Happy Halloween!!

Distressing Delilah said...

Wow! What a hauntingly fun party and story!

Sleepy Hollow Craft Company said...

we had a SPOOKTACULAR time!
what a fabulous bunch of BOOTIFUL creations...
stop over at our party too!
~Jenelle
Sleepy Hollow Craft Company

Emily Anne Leyland ( Art-n-Sewl) said...

What a beautiful blog!! I am doing a giveaway so come check it out ;)

Emily

3rdEyeMuse said...

what a wickedly woderful post you provided! thanks for such spooktacular treats! :)

Shell said...

An enchanting and beautiful party you have here. I enjoyed myself greatly. I so love Redd The Montser. I need a Monster like that for myself.

jewelstreet said...

Love Redd the monster, and those drinks look delicious.

~Tara said...

What a great story...and pictures! Happy Halloween Party Day!

AwtemNymf said...

I'm Blog Hopping from Vanessa's "A Fanciful Twist" Party <{:O)
I had a blast visiting you! I loved so many photos- where to begin? *lol*
That owl &the wand! Adorable! The witch in the tree! Sweet! So much to see! Hugs! I've bookmarked you. I need to stop by again!
Stop by my place too... I'm having a couple of give-aways!
Have a bootiful day!
Be Enchanted!
~A~

carol Eldridge said...

wonderful post and story and it looks like one of Miss Vanessa's gorgeous maidens came to your party...you lucky one!

best,
carol

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

What a grand post! Love all your decorations.

Jean Knee said...

so many spooky things!

GRAMS said...

sooooo cute. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Janis

Sandra Evertson said...

I LOVED the pumpkin with the googlies eyes and the black and white crows box!
Happy Halloween!
Sandra

nathalie said...

this is too fun! great job!!!

elizabeth said...

Oh my God! What wonderful creations! You are truly talented!

Patricia said...

What an extraordinary post and enjoyable tale. Your art work is just beautiful. I have sincerely enjoyed my visit here. Happy, Happy Halloween.
Patricia
http://theunfinishedflower.typepad.com/

cindy said...

Wonderful story and lots of delish eye candy as well. Had fun! : D

c

My Big Mouth said...

What a wonderful story,I thoroughly enjoyed it!
I loved all your pictures.
Fun times fun times!
Happy Blog Party!

dragonflyreflections said...

My goodness!! This is fantastic - the lucky bracelet, the tiara, the red monster, THE CROWN!! Just wow! Thank you for sharing. I'm dropping by from Vanessa's party, hope you'll come by and have a cupcake with me!

Witchy Blessings,
Kelley

NyteRayn said...

I was just hanging out over at a Fanciful Twist’s party and I thought I’d check out your blog! Fantastic story!!!

scrappin{jewlz} said...

great party! I love all your decorations!!!

Fiona said...

So much wonderful eye candy! The black tree was especially nice - loved that!

Amy said...

Love it! I love all your pictures, all the decorations, I had a lovely time!
Happy Halloween!

Debbie said...

This was so fun. I loved everything. Good luck with you halloween party. Deb

Debbie said...

Hi again. I need your address so I can send your party favor and decoration printables. Thanks again for stopping and it was so fun for me to come back here again. Send me your address as soon as you get a bit of a break from the party. Deb

julietk said...

I enjoyed my visit,must dash now my broom needs topping up with pixie dust and there are so many more to visit. hugs Juliet

faerie enchantment said...

What a wonderful Halloween Party you had, My Halloween guests flew out at dawn! LOL!
Lisa!

greenjello said...

Great party. I'm going to have to copy your Halloween flags!

ellencrimitrent said...

ooh my goodness what a party!! Such amazing eye candy and I could use one of those fabulous drinks! Yummy, I really enjoyed your party!

Dianne said...

lovely adventure and outstanding photos!
Jolly Halloween!
Dianne

http://artbeneaththecottonwoods.blogspot.com

Salinda said...

Delightful! Happy Halloween!

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

What a fabulous imagination and spooktacular post. What a treat!

Jenna Z said...

WoW! What a full-to-the-brim post stuffed with goodies and eye candy! Lovely, I love the pixies, they look so great with Halloween all around them!

She'sSewPretty said...

Oh!! That was so fun!! I enjoyed every single picture! Happy Halloween!

bigbucketgirl said...

Wow! you have some wonderful spooky-time treasures! Great fun...and the bird queen...gorgeous!

Kims Art said...

What a deightful party! I just love all the decorations! The story was just wonderful! Happy Halloween!

Altered Route said...

Sorry so late to visit...I traveled Vanessa's list from the bottom up this time.Great pictures and just a wonderful party!!
Happy Halloween!

Polka Dot Moon said...

Aaahhhh...........what an enchanting tale!

Happy Halloween a wee bit early ;)

Lynne Laura said...

Elizabeth,

Great Halloween post...scary and cute.

Kindredly, Lynne Laura

Whim & Fancy Designs said...

A little late, but I made it! I love it and Beautiful blog, Happy Halloween!
~Ann-Denise

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