Saturday, October 18, 2008

The Halloween Blog Party!

It's here! Oh finally the time has arrived for The Fancifully Fun Halloween festivities hosted by the cute Vanessa from a Fanciful Twist.
Come on in and join the party!
Be sure to visit Vanessa for a bit of trickery and a ton of tasty treats.
And...please don't forget to leave a comment here for my spooky little give away.


Okay, let's take a little trip down Halloween lane.

One fine Autumn day, as I strolled down this pretty flowery path, I heard a strange little sound. It was like a soft, whispery whistle coming from somewhere in that pumpkin patch.

I thought to myself, "Could it just be the wind that I'm hearing, or are my ears acting like tuning forks and picking up strange and wondrous sounds from another world?"

As I proceeded to walk closer, something quite alarming caught my left eye

"Now wait just a slim minute!" I said out loud for all to hear. "What is this I'm seeing?"

Then I spoke very quietly so that noone would hear my perplexing ponderings.
"Might this be a tiny man, a gnome perhaps or possibly a tricky little troll.....or am I just seeing fantastical dream-like creatures and imagining magically make-believe beings?"

Before I could wish him away, I heard him say in a whisper, "Come to the fancy little Halloween party right this way." Then he said, "If I were a gnome, I'd head straight home but if I were a troll I'd venture into a magical black hole."

Now follow me and take a stroll with this little troll as I make my way to a Halloween scene

that fanciful party where we'll take a break from our daily routine.

"Okay!" I said to little man, "Where must I go to experience this fantastical festive feast?"

Then he replied with this strange combination of words

"Lets take a tiny twirl right along the happy swirl,

just you and me

and the tiny girls of 3"

but then he disappeared, just as quickly as he had first appeared.

Before I could make sense of it all, I heard that little voice call out to me saying

"look I'm right here!"

"Are you ready?" he asked.

Now close your eyes and jump through time and space
to a brand new, fun and magical place.
Come along now, quickly I brought my 3 friends, and yes there's room for you too.

My head felt a whirl after taking that twirl.

Then I found myself so far from my home in the dwelling place of that trolling gnome.

That Troll he talked me into this
now I wonder if I'm in a mess.

The Troll explained what happens next....

the girls say "Hello!" and "Welcome to our nest!"

They giggled and laughed like all witches do

then introduced me to madam witchy worlands with the funny curled shoes.

She'll be taking a seat of honor at today's festive feast
and will joined by another who will share in the treats.

Mini Matilda, so sweet and so shy,

told me about when she first learned to fly

the other two witches sitting up in their tree performed a small bit of magic just for me

They magically moved their perch to the scene

by the window,

near the table,

where the grass is so green

Matilda said, if I look to my left I will I see

two beauties that she saw whilst she was up in the tree.

I greet these two sisters, I tell them hello

I'm not sure how I arrived here but maybe they know

The one sister's wearing a pretty black bow and a spider necklace to keep away foes

The more petite sister is dressed all in stripes she's shy and demure, you know just her type!

They check in the mirror to see how they look

The older one's something out of a fashionable book

while the coy little sibling spent the day with the cook.

She helped to prepare for the party with food

and everything looked so exceptionally good.

That bow and the spider are are both so charming the one is just lovely the other.....

potentially harming

The younger sister shows me the dotted bow in her hair

they both say together "Go get some pastries over there."

We take our seats, me and the 2 witches

We sample the pastries and look at the dishes

The witch to the left is the Red Witch of Elom

and the witch to the right once turned her brother into a melon

These two witches wait for something tasty to drink

This one she favors her favorite drink!

A tall sip of castor will hit the right spot

She'll drink it

and pass it

it's not very hot

Well, the treats were devine and tasty indeed
I must tell the two sisters it's time that I leave

They thank me for joining the party today

The three witches giggle and beg me to stay.

The Troll seems so sad to see me go home

I'm glad that I met that little green gnome.

I say so long Troll and he tells me goodbye,

he says go home now?

Go ahead try ;)

So long and Happy spooky Halloween to all of you sweet visitors! !

Who wants to take that tricky little troll home?

I'll send him home and maybe you can tame him. Just leave your name in the comments and I'll pick a winner on Monday.

Now go visit everyone else on the party list!!


Susanna said...

Sweet sad faced gnome..
I'll offer him a home :)

Elizabeth said...

I love your Halloween story! That tricky little troll is so much fun...I think I'd let him go about his wild ways if I'm lucky enough to bring him home!
The black and white sisters are awesome(I have a thing for black and white)All the witches have such wonderful personalities.
Adding you to my favorites!

Jenn said...

oooh I want to take a tiny twirl along the happy swirl!! What a magical adventure you had Debbie! I can't imagine better Halloween company that all those darling witches. Your sisters are absolutely amazing and over the top DELIGHTFUL! I would love to tame that little cutie...there are 2 other tricky troll gnomes that happen to live in my house;)

Happy Party Day you talented gal:)

KathrynAntyr said...

What an amazing story you! I love the photos and each of the characters are simply amazing! You have inspired me once again! Those pumpkin heads are gorgeous. I will spend more time here in the next week to study every photo. You have thoughtfully and *masterfully* pulled this together.

Happy Halloween!
xoxo k

AwtemNymf said...

OMWings- I love the gnome/tricky troll! What a fab decorations you did for the party! WOW!
I enjoyed my visit!
I'm having a couple of give-aways! Please check it out if you will!
Have a bootiful day!
Be Enchanted!

Sherry said...

Debbie!!!! I love your photographs, your story and your art -- the curly shoes!!! The faces, the heads, the ever sweet troll!! I'm so glad I made the time to pop into your party!!!

Lola Enchanted said...

I LOVE the little characters!!!! I will give a home too!!!!!~ heehee,

please stop by my blog to enter my giveaway!
Nice to meet you here at the party!

Happy Halloween

Diana Evans said...

HI Debbie!!!! what a great party here...your photos are so wonderful....I love the cute little witches...hehehehe....and the sisters are so much fun too...

HAve a wonderful PARTY!!!


She'sSewPretty said...

How fun!! Your little witches are such a treat. And the two party girl guests just can't be beat! He he..I rhymed! Happy Hallow E'en!

MARLOU B. said...

I love your Halloween party!
Happy Halloween!!!

jennlui said...

oooohhhh i am absolutely in looooove with your halloween paper dolls and pumpkin beauties!!! great work!!! you've given me the taste to make paper dolls again... haven't made those in a while... thanks so very much for the inspiration!!! happy party hopping and have a very special halloween!!!

Tracey J said...

Oh, how much fun!
How cute are they!
I know the perfect little bridge that tricky little troll would love to live under here at the "Noll". I'm sure the other sprites wouldn't mind! as long as he didn't charge them to pass! tee hee.
Have a wonderful time party-hopping! It is a perfect day!
Tracey J.

*~*TWo PiXie DoLLs*~* said...

Aww what a cute gnome!!

Feel free to visit my party too and enter in the 3 giveaways while you're there!


The Decorated House said...

Oh Deb, you had me from the first picture of all the pumpkins, then tempting me along with arty goodies. But then chocolate!!! Oh my. I'm your friend forever.
I'm so happy you are a part of the party!

Laume said...

You and your wee friends were such charming hosts! I think though, I'll pass on that castor oil! LOL.

Shell said...

I so love your Halloween party. Full of magic and fun!!

Kathy said...

I loved your story and your much fun!!!

NyteRayn said...

I was just hanging out over at a Fanciful Twist’s party and I thought I’d check out your blog! Gotta watch out for those little troll-types! :)

Natalie said...

This was just too much fun. And amazingly beautiful. I'm sending a link to my daughter right now because she will absolutely love this!


Creating Myself said...

The 2 sisters are darling!!!! And your urns & pumpkins & mums display is just lovely. Great job! And Happy Halloween!


Jenn said...

Oh how creative and so very talentened you are!!! I adored your pumkins- it made me jealous! You are very talented, you really, really are! Thanks for sharing. It was fun to see!!!! said...

Oh MY!! Starting with allllll of those beautiful pumkins and Mr. Trollie! Then the tree with all the charcters, and those sisters!!! Your photographing is marvelous! and those pastires int he dish, oh why oh why? I need one!! I love your table full of treats!! Oh Miss Debbie, we are kindred!! xoxo

Anonymous said...

Your drawings are wonderful and the two sisters are fantastic!! Let's see - how about Milo for the name of your troll? I stopped over from Vanessa's, hope you'll come by for a cupcake today!

Witchy Blessings,

michelle of bleeding espresso said...

Happy Halloween! Are you offering up those pastries too? I'd hate for the troll to go hungry ;)

Amazing party Debbie! So festive and happy; thanks so much for sharing that with us :)

Sandra Evertson said...

Brilliant! Applause!
Happy Halloween!

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

I've got cookies for everyone at the whistlestop cafe.

julie king said...

what a delightful tale!!!

Loretta said...

What a fascinating story! I really liked the 2 sisters; the ones that look like their heads are pumpkins. (now don't tell them I said that; but are they pumpkins?) I love the pastry dessert. Did you make it? Do you have a recipe? I'd love to have it! Thanks for the lovely party! Happy Halloween!

3rdEyeMuse said...

what a wickedly wonderful Halloween tale - I simply adore the troll and the witches ... we'd make room for the troll should he be heading our way. :)

Patricia said...

Oh, your pumpkin dolls are beyond wonderful. Your tale - truly enjoyable. I have enjoyed visiting your beautiful blog and promise to return. Happy Halloween !!!

Jen r. said...

OH so very cute and I LOVE those girls with the pumpkin heads! So clever. I loved the story too!

LiLi M. said...

I love love love this post! Where to start? The green gnome? He is sooo cute and I would spoil him rotten! The two sisters are simply stunning, just great. The three witches. I just adore them, who wouldn't adore a witch ;-)? And I have enjoyed your taste of food and your decorations! Happy Halloween!

Natalie said...

We're in love with this post in my home :).

Wanted to invite you back over to my place when you have a moment for a little celebratory give-away.

Anonymous said...

Ok, your pumpkin head girls are the coolest pumpkin related things I've seen in awhile:) Their expressions are cracking me up ~..indifferent and bored, I love them:) And your other paper dolls are really charming especially in the little trees~well done Debbie!

ThessalyRose said...

I know I'm late for the party, but what an awesome story! Thanks for the giggle! Happy early Halloween!

LADY JANES' EMPORIUM said... tricky little troll....
I know you think you are so whimsical,
So I will challenge you to take to my house a stroll!
I hope I am not to late on this day after Hallows Eve...but I promise you....once you are here....there will be NO reason to leave....
YOU my little troll have captured my heart....please let me someday soon we can visit The Beat of My Art!