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.”

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Welcome Witches

Well come indeed! Delighted you could stop by for a spell. I was up rather late last night, summoning a fine creation whilst the wee ones in my house were all abed. So today brings a very gentle, subdued, and small-scale celebration in anticipation of the arrival of Hallowe'en - certainly the most wonderful time of the year.

Be sure to stop by the spectacular festivities going on at A Fanciful Twist, hostess extraordinare and mistress of this grand blog party extravaganza. There's a long list of revelers there for you to party into the wee hours with!

I set a little table in the garden, and wondered who would come at the call of the invitation I whispered on the wind. Small ears, tiny feet, my guests sat themselves and relaxed in the mellow Autumn light.

I did specify one detail about my guests' attire. I insisted on a pink and black theme. A favorite combination of mine which each visitor adapted to their personal style.
Except for Pirouetta there- she had the audacity to copy my outfit almost exactly. I suppose I should feel complimented, but the stripes are my signature- and her pink velvet is prettier than mine!
I told her so and I think I hurt her feelings :(

But there was tea to be shared, and memories to be spoken of. Of past times and other places.
Skully Madame spun Victorian yarns about her days amongst the living, and held the rapt attention of her little rosy-faced audience.

Varali wove mysterious tales about faraway lands and brave deeds.

We sat, rapt, until it was time for farewells at the bottom of our cups. A lovely gathering altogether, but alas a milliner witch's work is never done...

So without further ado may I present for your ensorcelled pleasure, the final design of 2010, Dance With Persephone. One of a kind millinery masterpiece available from Mermaiden Creations.

Before you bid adieu and your broomstick take up, I invite you to participate in my Giveaway, a chance to be the winner of this handmade soldered ornament bearing the image of a bare vintage mermaid, Parisian style, pale glass and glimmer.

 How to enter? Just follow my blog and leave a comment (please say something nice, ok?). For another entry, give me a shout out somewhere, somehow. I'm not picky, and I trust you. Do make sure your blog profile has an email address associated with it, because I appreciate people who make my life easier. Winner to be announced on 10/23.
Bonne Chance! And thanks for stopping by.


stregata said...

What a ravishing hat "Dance with Persephone" is!
Love your tea party and wishing you a witchy woman's weekend.

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

Oh wow- you certainly saved the best for last! I LOVE those roses!

Gypsy Moon Art Studio said...

Well, my magickal Mermaid friend, you certainly do set a lovely scene. Isn't it amazing what happens when we whisper our secrets on the wind? Your new hat is your best one yet! Fit for the Queen of Faerie, herself!

Faerie Moon Creations said...

Your party is so enchanting! And oh how I adore that hat!!!! :) So magical. I am now following your blog and would love to be considered for your lovely Parisian mermaid. :)

I would be most delighted if you came to visit my enchanted Halloween Faerie Tale & giveaway:


Enjoy the parties!

Anonymous said...

Such a great party!
Your welcome to visit my Halloween party if you haven't been yet:

Designs by Blanche said...

Outstanding! Such creativity - lovin the Hat!
I am already a follower.

JoAnne said...

What a fabulous garden party!!! And the hat- STUNNING!!!!!! I'm happy to be a new follower and would love to win the Parisian mermaid.
Hope you'll stop by my party too!

Jo said...

BRAVO! (clapping) What a delightfully creative post! (I used to have wicker furniture just like that for my dolls, oh the flash back of yester-year you've given me!) Hope you'll drop by! Happy Halloween & Pumpkin Blessings!

Medieval Muse said...

I was in kind of a "blah" mood, but this was just the visual stimulation I needed. Thanks for the beauty and whimsy.

Lithia said...

What a fabulous finale to a great party! (I brought the cider, by the way...)
The hat is just wonderful! I love the roses and feathers.....Your creations are beautimus! :)

The Gossamer Tearoom said...

So happy to see that you visited with me! Thank you!!!

What a cute but creepy little party you had!!! So sweet!

Wishing you a most Happy Blog Party Weekend!


Linda said...

Your party is wonderful. I am having an amizing time trying on all of your hats. Your photos are great and love the props. thank you for sharing. Please visit me:

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Very lovely!!! Happy Halloween!

Róisín said...

Magical! I love your work; must have a wee nosy in your Etsy shop the next time I'm on :) Happy Halloween!
Roisin x


Cameron said...

Thank you for the invite....I found the tales told most interesting and the tea most tasty...

...and that hat....well, that hat is a testament to yur talent...gorgeous indeed! I've been following you for a while....and enjoy doing so :)

Carapace said...

Eee! You have dolls! How have you managed to maintain a set of dolls with all the wild malebeasts running about your forest?

Needing compliments today, Witchity Grubs? Is it not enough that to this day I am haunted by the vision of your Jade hat, though I shall never see it again?

Fair Rosamund said...

What a fabulous party! I love the pink and black theme, one of my faves too! :) And that hat is spectacular :) ~Lauren

Mickey said...

Mermaiden! What a delightful party, thanks so much for the invite.

I adore you tea party dolls, especially the rose buds.

Happy Hauntings!

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

Oh rosie little faces!!! What a precious wee tale and your Pirouetta!

That was sweet and wonderful and magical tooooo! Thank you for sharing the enchantment. Your photos are beautiful!

♥, Vanessa {A Fanciful Twist}

michelleK said...

Lovely witches hats you make. And what a charmin halloween party you put on for us. Spookylicious

<3 Michelle

Anthropomorphica said...

I loved your party and the characters of your witches, it had me giggling. Great hat!!!
Thank you for visiting my party and your lovely comment :)

Shell said...

Your party is perfectly lovely!

Anonymous said...

A lovely party!!! And I have to say, your hats are STUNNING. Thanks for stopping by!

Faerie♥Kat said...

These lovely ladies have won my heart, and the heart of a witch isn't easily won! A most delightful and refreshing tea party, my dear; your hospitality, as always, so generous and entertaining. That thee may mill some more millinery, I send a faerie kiss to boost yer energy! Mway!

Michelle Cummings said...

what a wonderful party!
I love your creations!

Hope you'll come visit mine and my post(s) for all of October!

Aurelia said...

Great party post :) I agree, Halloween is the most wonderful time of the year. It's certainly my favourite holiday but noone in England seems to celebrate it...except me! hehe.

This has been my first ever blog party and I've had such a great time so far :)


Molly @ A Bit O' Shine said...

What a delightful party! Pink and black is a favorite color combination of mine too! And I visited your etsy shop and your hats are amazing!

LYNDY WARD said...

This is sooooo much fun!!!
Love your blog & your creations.
Please fly by for my giveaways too...
Hauntingly Yours, Lyndy

My Haunted Halloween Party Link:

Carolee said...

What an enchanting party, and I just LOVE your work!! :)

~ Carolee

Della said...

Your post was a delightful surprise! Love the dolls, text and OF COURSE the amazing witch's hat and soldered frame with Parisian.. mermaid what is? Lovely (of course I'll say something nice :) but really, wonderful post, and it makes me glad I'm taking time to work down the list (on Monday!). Stop by the Fürsts if you have the chance.

Scrap Vamp said...

Thank you so much for having me over to your party! I had so much fun! I love that hat! I am now drooling over it! I hope you will visit my party, too!


Plumrose Lane said...

Oh what a lovely party you put on and all your guests were utterly divine! I'll spread the giveaway word via Twitter and Facebook. Good luck to everyone!

Anonymous said...

You are so creative - thank you for the party invite! I've followed you for awhile and enjoy every minute.

Such a Wondrous Place this Faery Space said...

Hi dear one! I love the hats!!! you are so talented in all you do! Blessings friend.

Laume said...

What a cute little vignette you "threw together" - I love the little flower heads - or are they cabbage heads?

Anonymous said...

Oh, I know I am very late, but I did enjoy that little tale, and I am loving that mermaiden charm! I am following you, and would love a chance to win such a beauty!

Annabelle said...

Adore your work, all very beautiful. Enjoyed your party post and would luv the opportunity to win your charm.

I am also having a draw for some of my Halloween art so if you like to pop over and drop your name in the hat ,that would be lovely.

( http://thewoodbeyondtheworld.blogspot.com/)


seeker said...

Oh, I love your wee tea party! Perhaps if I leave tiny tables and chairs in my garden, your visitors might stop by here as well! :-)

Abi said...

I'm somewhat late for your enchanting party!
Must go visit your shop - those hats look fantastic!

Susan said...

devilishly fun post! and I love the ornament, please add my name!!

thank you :)

Susan(now following)

come visit, there is still time for my giveaway, just scroll through one short post and there will be 3 party posts, post-party, main party(giveaway) and pre-party.


Carolee said...

What a wonderful post, and I ADORE your witch's hats!! Just stunning :)

~ Carolee

Lis DesJardins said...

You know my name puddin'tame...and I am so pleased you left a place for me at table!

Next year, there will be parties galore at CWP, and you my dear girl, I hope will grace us, ONCE, even?