Explorations Into Liminality
“and there came an arm and a hand above the water and met it and caught it, and so shook it thrice and brandished it, and then vanished away the hand with the sword in the water.”

Friday, October 16, 2009

Welcome Witches!

Did Vanessa from A Fanciful Twist send you? Ah, she's a winsome lass to hostess a progressive fete such as this!

Well come and merry meet indeed. I'm delighted you could stop by for a visit and certainly hope you drop in again soon; feel free to leave your broom by the door.

Glad you found my house- no, I don't live in Kansas but as you can see I am somewhere over the rainbow.

I hope you like my party invitation...
...you can see I started donning the pointy hat at a very early age.

And I haven't stopped since.

If you are a sister-collector or lover of Witch Hats, you simply must read my post about these fashionable and ancient forms of headdress.

Since this is the first time you've been to a gathering at my house, I think a tour around is in order. I'm a year-round spooky girl, with silver spider-web curtains, kitchen witches, and fey collections everywhere.

Do you like my nose goblin tissue box? All hail Brian Froud, thankyouverymuch.

When I tell people my living room is held together with duct tape and decorated with crayon, I don't think they believe me. My two year old is quite clever. Ahem.

I have an obsession with a graphic collage I made, Ode to Elphaba. Check out the purse. You can answer the age-old question, "Are you a good witch...or a bad witch?" Guess which side gets virtually no action.

My magical inclination and need for clutter are genetic, apparently. My poor lads.

Here we are at my studio. Seriously, you are only allowed to look at the door and this one corner I have tidied and fixed up. The rest is functional, not pretty or even interesting ;P

I always have some witchiness on this dresser, though there's also usually a huge vase filled with the foliage I use to embellish my hats. I don't keep a serious ritual altar out, the essentials are tucked away in a picnic basket, very much like Dorothy's.

I do collect a doll or two...

My coven sister and I selling our wicked wee hearts out :D

Here's Maleficent, for my sister-witch devotees...

What? You have to fly off? Many other parties to attend...I know, I didn't even serve tea or cakes. But I was just so excited you popped in and there's so much I wanted to share {sigh}.
Well, don't forget your goody-bag!

What's in it? Why, a GIVEAWAY of course!
Yes indeed, I'll be giving away a beautiful feather pendant like the ones in my shop...all you have to do is leave a comment today and let me know you want to be entered, and have an accessible blog profile. For two entries, go ahead and follow my blog (I promise, I won't bite...too hard, at least). The winner will be announced on Monday the 19th.

Loved having you...merry part, and merry meet again!

Listen! The wind is rising, and the air is wild with leaves, we have had our summer evenings, now for October eves!

~Humbert Wolfe


Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh, my witch hat is pointing in your way and my broom braked at the sight of your witch hats! Bravo, what a special and fabulous collection you have. And thanks for sharing all the spiritful images and words! Come on over and pick up a dark kis!

Chrisy said...

It's so nice to visit you for your party here over the rainbow! Thank you for your hospitality! Please drop by to my place for more treats!
ps that last hat is an exquisite work of art!

stregata said...

Merry meet, and merry part, and merry meet again!
I would love to be entered in your giveaway.
Your hats are soooo divine! Sigh!

The Josie Baggley Company said...

Greetings my dearest Witchy Wondour!I would like to fly over for a wug(witch hug)but alas my tea cake consumption has caused strain to my broomstick and it now has a hairline fracture!
Love everything

Designs By CK said...

Hi there!

Happy Hallowe'en and great party post!!!

SpOOky Best,
Chris (-:


Laume said...

Merry meet indeed! Sounds like we have mucho interests (and clutter! and boys!) in common. I might be a bit farther down the road than you but, no matter. San Francisco area isn't too far away, globally speaking, wish you were close enough for a real meet up. We'll just have to settle for blogging buddies. I'll definitely be back for another visit. I hope you get a chance to stop by my blogs as well.

Laume said...

Oh, P.S. - yes, I'd definitely like a chance at your giveaway. Thanks.

The Gossamer Tearoom said...

What a great party you are having! I had so much looking at all your "Everyday is Halloween" things!!

Wishing you a wonderful blog party day!


Pixie said...

Ohhh, love the hat! So pretty! Hope you have a great party! This is so exciting! lol

Jorgelina said...

What a great party you are having!
So pretty!
Happy Halloween!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I LOVE your witch hats! If witches had such great hats in olden times, perhaps they wouldn't have been cast as ugly and wicked. : )

KarenHarveyCox said...

These witch hat designs are incredible. What a great post filled with spooky images and these amazing hats.

Linda said...

Hi There Yes I loved The tour, pop in and see me if you get some time off the partying :)

michelleK said...

Magnificent hats and what a dream it would be to win a piece of art from you!

Happy hauntingly halloween party to you

<3 M

Coastal Sisters said...

Hi Dear Sweet One!

Fabulous post! The hats of course are just AMAZING! I had to come and take a peek before I packed up my laptop since I am flying home today, albeit without the broom!

Love to you,

KathrynAntyr said...

I am in love with the hats! i have one that I will pull out, dust off, and embellish. Thank you for such inspiration. When you have a moment, swing by my party blog post. Have a fabulously fun day blog hopping.

Cassandra said...

Oh WOW those hats are AMAZING! I LOVE them! Thanks so much for sharing!


queen-of-nostalgia said...

I LOVE those hats! Ooooh! I would love to win, too - and thanks for the hospitality :)
I would love for you to come to my party :)

Sarah said...

Ohhhhhh I love those hats - amazing they are!! wonderful party, Thank you for sharing a view of your studio...always fun to see!! Happy Halloween..come by and see me too! Blessings, Sarah

Autumn said...

Your hats are fantastic!!! I adore each and every detail. So fun to sneak a peak into your lair. Happy Halloween!
~ Autumn Clark

Crystal said...

I adore your witch hats! So lovely!
Happy Halloween :)

Please feel free to pop on by www.prettywonderland.com
for more partying.

Such a Wondrous Place this Faery Space said...

Witchy fun! Blessings!

Junie Moon said...

This is so much fun! I'm thrilled to be part of this amazing party day and finding such great parties such as yours. I love all things witch and never even thought about collecting hats. Naturally, I'll have to read your post and start thinging about a collection of my own. Thank you for the inspiration.

Anonymous said...

I love your hats!

Anonymous said...

Who knew I could fall in love with pointy hats? Look at them all...I am swooning. And Hedwig! I love Hedwig-he's in my livingroom too! Merry Meet and Part to You too! I hope the Lord & Lady are good to you!
XOXOXO Rhonda Roo

Merily said...

I think your house looks like a lot of fun! And of course I'm admiring all your hats. :D

I'd like to be entered, methinks. I've been following your blog forever via bloglines, but now I'm also following it through blogger so you don't think I'm cheating. ;)

Maggi said...


Thank you for the tour, your house is so fun! I love the hats and would also love to be entered in your giveaway! Thank you for a hauntingly good party!

I'm visiting from Beyond to celebrate the spookiest Halloween blog party ever! I hope you are having a fang-tastic time today! You are cordially invited to share in the celebration at my party HERE. I do hope you'll stop by!

Have a spook-tacular day!

Amada Lebel said...

Oh my goodness, I love the witches hats. I make party hats but have never made a witches hat like the ones you pictured. I LOVE them! I am so glad I came by. Thanks for the peek inside your home. Now you are welcome at mine. Regards,


Athena's Armoury said...

That was simply an enchanting visit! Thank you so much for being such a gracious hostess! =) Love that last witch hat. Is that a new one?

Anonymous said...

Beautiful! Love the hats... *going off to heart your etsy shop...*

laterg8r said...

omg - those witch hats are to die for! did you make them yourself? i would love to win a pendant. i follow you now :D

priscilla cerda said...

Hello my pretties!
Just flying in to see the festivities! Looks like a bloody ol’ time! Off I go with my broom! Vrrrooom!
Visit my party@:

Jennifer MacNeill-Traylor said...

What a great party! I am IN LOVE with those hats!!!
Happy Halloween:)

Annabelle said...

A little bit of Witch stays with me all year round as well,and I do adore your Witches hats;they are the most deadliciously haunting hats I ever did see!

Happy Hauntings and a Happy Halloween too!
A Witch called Annabelle >^..^<

Fantasy Whispers - Vania Cruz-Perez said...

Thank you so much for your visit. I love your post and did I also mentioned that I love your Witch Hats!! They are Fab!!!


Anonymous said...

Happy Halloween Party to you! :)

Deborah said...

Really cool hats and jewelry on your blog. I will be looking around. Thank you for coming by my place too.
Just added you to my "follow list"

Melissa said...

A bewitching party post! I enjoyed myself very much. I love all the beautiful witches and the hats are to die for ;-)

I would love to be entered in your giveaway, too! I also am now a follower!

Have a spooky Halloween,

Anonymous said...

Luv ALL the hats! I want one:)Thanks for sharing you lil' ones crayon musings, they made me giggle;)

Pam Aries said...

Your witch hats are...are...bewitching! They are Faboolous...enchanting....

Anonymous said...

No way...your Witch hats are amazing, just love you shop! And that ghoulish tissue box is just too funny ;-)

Won't you join us on our spooky adventure... http://aforestfrolic.typepad.com/a-forest-frolic/2009/10/my-entry.html

Jamie :)

Whimsical Creations said...

I would love to be entered into the giveaway.

BTW, your witch hats are wonderful!!

What a wonderful party. Thank you for having me. Happy Halloween!
=) melanie

Carmen said...

Your creations are beautiful!
gotta visit your etsy
stay creative

Janine said...

Ohhh I LOVE your hats.
I do have a soft spot for hats and yours are really dazzling.
I made my first Halloween-hat for this blog-party.
Do you want to see it?
Have a great Halloween-party and feel invited to visit me on

aquariann said...

Glad I was invited to such a witchin party! Super fun entry. I enjoyed the tour very much - your space is wondrous. And what a cute kid you were! Neat (although kinda creepy) shadow you and your hat created on the wall. And please please please enter me into your giveaway!!

AwtemNymf said...

Malificient is one of my favorite Witchy villains!
How could one not love her for she can turn herself into a dragon and has a Crow as a familiar!
I love your witchy hat! I love anything Fey & Halloween! Your right up my alley!
I enjoyed my visit! <{:O)
Be Enchanted!

Moonlight Hollow Musings said...

Your post was so much fun! Thanks for visiting my blog. I hope you come for another visit soon!


Deborah said...

Love LoVe love the hats! Brilliantly clever. I greatly enjoyed my visit. Do stop by and party with Alice and Dead Bob, if you dare!
**kisskiss** Deborah

Anonymous said...

Wow your hats are amazing for yearound witch couture!
Happy Halloween!

Sylvia said...

I am having a great time at your party, I really love the witches hats!!!! Come visit my party when you get a chance.

Kelli Bear Haven said...

Oh my goodness your witch hats are gorgous. I would love to have one someday. I would love to be entered to win your feather pendant and I will become a follower right now!!

Happy Halloween

Twyla and Lindsey said...

I love all your witch hats! Thank you for inviting me to your party. I'm so glad I came. Have a magical weekend! Twyla

Sophia said...

Love your collectin of hats...what a rockin party you have here! :)

Kandes Lee said...

The witches hats are really cool! From one witch to another ...

Happy Halloween!!


Karin said...

I love those hats. Thank you so much for inviting me to your house and party. I had a wonderful time! Happy halloween!

Britten said...

Oh, my craftiness!!

I love your Halloween Celebration - the hats, the dolls - everything!

(Brian and Wendy Froud forever!)

I would like to be entered into the give-a-way. I just added myself to follow you and am leaving my comment.

Thank you for visiting my blog as well!

Becky Wilson said...

WOW! You have as many wicked witchy magical fantasy things as I have books on vikings!!!!
I wanna be entered by the way too :P

Anonymous said...

Merry Meet! Your hats are divine!!
Enjoy the rest of the weekend party fesitivies.. hope you can stop by my blog for a visit.

Renee said...

I love the pendant and your hats are remarkable.

Renee xoxo

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

Oooo, somewhere over the rainbow to a land of ever Witch's hatalicious dreams & more!!!!!

Bwahahahaaaaaaaaa!~ Thank you for being a delightful part of the festivites!!

Julie Ranae said...

FINALLY fell asleep as someone's party last night...so back to make rounds again today...

Beautiful creations INDEED!

Please stop by and see my creative offerings for the party...they're still up, too!



Torie Jayne said...

Hi, Great Halloween post! Wonderful Halloween hats! Happy Halloween to you!

Heather said...

I took a break from making Fairy Chrismas things and stumbled into your party! I'll be making a point (no pun intended) to stop by more often because your hats are wonderful! Very inspirational!
Always a good day when i happen upon a sister.

slommler said...

Such lovely hats. I think I will stay awhile and try some of them on. Thank you so much for a wonderful party! I would love to be entered into your drawing for the give-a-way!
Stop by mine.

Shell said...

wow, i love all your witch hats. Beautiful.

Chickenbells said...

Oh my heavens! What amazing witches hats...I can NOT stand it! Thank you for sharing your amazing creativity...Happy Happy Halloween!


Anonymous said...

What a collection of memorabilia. I love it. I must admit I jumped ahead in your blog and wanted to say that your jewelry/skills/crafts are gorgeous.

~ Misha/DawaiOser

Sophia said...

Hope you had a good Monday! :)

Stop by when you can. The Queen made two special announcements at the Manor!

sherry ♥ lee said...

Oh I'm so sorry I missed all the fun!!! But I love your post and I knew you'd have some of those beautiful hats in here!!

joanne May said...

Oh wow... What amazing hats and Halloween post. Totally stunning...
I like Brian Froud too. I'm also a fairy illustrator. If you have a moment come and see my Halloween post. I'm a bit late for the party!
Best fairy wishes.
Jo May.x

Lisa Viger said...

hi there, so sorry i'm arriving late ... but so glad i got to catch some of your delightful soiree ... and i must say, i love love love your witch hats! ... xoxo

Heather said...

LOVE THE HAT!!! and all the great decorations! :)

Please stop by my party and giveaway!


Nydia said...

Oh, I'm sorry I missed this party! :oP But I'm glad I came to know your blog, it's great!