Friday, October 16, 2009

You Are Invited to a Halloween Celebration of the most Fanciful Kind!

But! Will you be able to make it on Time?

While sipping my morning cup of tea I noticed an invitation waiting for me. “Oh dear!” Was my reply, “today is the day! I surely must fly. Not being a witch and owning no broom I started to wander about my room.
A heard a small whisper from across the way, “at least get out of your Pajamas today. You certainly can’t go dressed to a party THAT WAY!”


So I pulled on my stockings and pointy black shoes, dressed in cream lace then away I flew.
Well, really I just ran out the back door, but I saw the strangest sight...


and very much to my delight! For there were two maids oh so fair, wandering through my brambled lair...


Being followed by pink flamingos?
Odd as it seemed, I thought they might know… which way was needed, for me to go… to arrive at Vanessa’s party.

They sat down and ignored me, as if I weren’t there, then poured themselves a cup o’ tea brewed from mermaid’s hair.


They played cards until late in the afternoon…


While nibbling on pumpkins and tiny white shrooms.


Ooh! What is this? An assortment of treats?
Butterfly Kisses and Faerie Wings? Dust of the Broken Hearts it is said should never be eaten right before bed.


“Would you like some Lavender for your old aching bones?” the maiden sweetly signed. “No, but could you pour me something magical that will give me wings for flight? For I desperately need to get to Vanessa’s before this very night!”


“Butterfly Kisses should work well for that, but tis my fear you’ll morph into a rat!”


“Look in here, this is the way” the little one said with a grin.


“I dare you to peek inside and see what lies within.”
“No thank you!” I said to this sweet little nymph, “I must get to the party before it ends.”


Then suddenly one of them ran out of tea. This can’t be good as you will soon see.


It appears that the tea is a special brew that keeps sweet maidens from behaving like two old shrews. “Ladies! Ladies! If you please! I will pour you a cup o’ tea, for your behavior is truly frightening me!”


But suddenly they became bored of intrigues and games…


then ever so softly faded away. But before they vanished I heard one say, “look at the foot of your bed. That should point the way.”


At the foot of my bed sits an old pink trunk, mostly it’s filled with nothing but junk.
But what to my surprise did I find?


An old photo album that was left behind. So I did what any curious girl would do…


I opened the cover to the very first page and a chorus of whispers called out my name, “ Cori G., we’re in here, the time is finally drawing near, but hurry now we mustn't be late, that surely can not be our fate.”


There they were, all of the guests in the book, dressed and waiting to leave, but I wondered what these colorful people might have up their sleeve. “Step in to the book,” I heard them say, “we must be on our way.”


“Step into the book? How can that be? I thought I was looking for a secret key.” If Butterfly Kisses nor Faerie Wings can't lift me through the air then certainly stepping into a book really won’t get me there!”


But none the less I slipped in my toes as a strange sensation swirled up to my nose. Spinning…twirling… up and down…floating up above the ground.
I floated in darkness for who knows how long, until finally I heard it, the sweetest of songs. There was laughter and singing… music once more. When I opened my eyes I was at the back door…
of my own little cottage.
Sadly, I fear, tis too late for me, for peddling my bike I shall ever be. Over the mountains and beyond the shore until I arrive at Vanessa's door. Only to peek through the garden gate long after the party’s been put away.
So hurry now and quickly flee, before the colorful guests come after thee...
and deceive you as they deceived me!

Blogger is not being nice and won't let me link to Miss Vanessa's blog. Please click on her badge in my sidebar to get back to her Haloween Celebration.


Deborah said...

OH Cori, this is so magical! I LoVe!!! I LoVe BIG!!! This is fantastical! Your models are devine. Your poetry sublime. You have outdone yourself my beloved friend. **kisskiss** Love, Deb

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Oh what a wonderful story! I enjoyed it so much! I'm so glad I visited you today and now I must go. Have a magical weekend! Twyla

•¦Amy¦• said...

How magical!
I so enojyed you party :)

Linda said...

Lovely to spend time with you. Linda
Please drop by at

Anonymous said...

Oh Undisputed queen
oh rhyming Halloween
with maidens so fair
and lovely mermaid hair
tea..for two..and me..for tea
this was a magical as could be!
The pictures you captured are so divine
i wish that garden was mine all mine
and we mustnt forget pup dogs too
Cori G you always outdo!
and i love love love love love you too!!!
BRILLIANT you are!

Pixie said...

Cori! this is pure magic! I'm in love...thanks for all the hard work that you put into your party. I'm amazed.

ellen b. said...

You really have a way of transporting us to another dimension Cori G! Such a great trip out of this world...

Such a Wondrous Place this Faery Space said...

Completely magical! Entranced dear! Blessings and wishes...

Maggi said...


This has been such a magical visit! These pictures are gorgeous and I'm so glad you found the way to Vanessa's! 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!

Crystal said...

Ooooh! This must be one of my favorite posts in the party So far! I loved it. So enchanting. And did I see a bottle of pixie pantaloons back in the corner? So cute!

If you would like more tea, please stop by my pretty wonderland for a drop...though be warned a mysterious warlock has turned it into a wicked wonderland for the day!

Colleen said...

Oh what fun! Happy Halloween.

Sandi Van Winkle said...

Love the post! and the Party! thanks for inviting me to share in the fun!

I will be back...there is no doubt. But for now...I must fly!

Hauntingly Yours...

Deborah said...

I had to come visit again!!! You really did a lovely job, Cori. Who are your delightful models?
**kisskiss** Deb

Karin said...

What a magical story and party. I love your pictures!

ginger@bearbits said...

I enjoyed your photos so very much! Just absolutely magical. Thanks for the invitation to your party. I've just come from the Netherlands and now your place. I'm a long way from home! Happy Halloween!

Maria-Thérèse said...

BEAUTIFUL story, photos, maidens, shoes, book - everything! Soooo well thought-out, love it!!!!!

.oOo.☆♥ Maria-Thérèse parties at ♥☆.oOo.

Designs By CK said...

Hi there!

Happy Hallowe'en and great party post!!!

SpOOky Best,
Chris (-:

Autumn said...

Fantastic post and such wonderful spirits to have visited with you. I've had such a good time reading your post! Cheers!!!
~ Autumn Clark

Anonymous said...

Happy Halloween Party to you! :)

Anonymous said...

Such a lovely fabulous party! Such a thrill to attend.

Happy Halloween!

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@:
POOF! i'm gone, on my broom....just can't wait to see another room!

Jo said...

Truly enchanting, lovely and creative! Happy Halloween & Fete!

laterg8r said...

very cool, love your story and wonderful pics :D

Celestial Charms said...

What an enchanting party post. Great photos. The music really put me in a great mood, too. Have a Happy Halloween!

Anonymous said...

Wonderful whimsy journey.. are precious. Thank you

Fotf said...

Love it, will keep an eye on you a fellow poet too! Thanks for stopping by. Happy Halloween :)

Chrisy said...

The guests here are so goulishously glamorouThank you for your hospitality! Please come visit at my party for more treats....if you haven't flown in already! s darling I felt right at home!

Mermaid Queen said...

Miss Cori, I loved this post! You are incredibly creative my dear. Thanks for your detective skills at my party. Happy Halloween! Take care, Martha

Room to Inspire said...

Truly enchanting. Wonderful tale and fabulous photos. Great party!


Sara Western-Raetz said...

Thank you for inviting me to your party. May I have some tea? Your shoes are beautiful and your petticoat is adorable. Have a lovely Halloween!

Deborah said...

Goodness, I have been going down the list, and up the list, and just now got to the G's. Head is spinning...even cuter on the third view!

yyam said...

I love your dreamy magical pictures! Thanks for sharing! Have a bootiful day!

Cottage Rose said...

OH Cori G.... how you can tell a delightful story and with such beautiful photos... I so enjoyed it very much..


Julie Ranae said...

What beautiful photos for your glad I came by!

Hope you will stop by The Open Window for my creative offerings for the party

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Wow! What a n awesome party! I loved your story! And your shoes and those striped socks are faboulus!!!!!!!!
Happy Halloween!


AwtemNymf said...

What a sweet post :)
I flew in from Vanessa's Magical Party!
I enjoyed my visit! <{:O)
Be Enchanted!

Whisperings 13 said...

what a delightfully magical party!
such beautiful maidens (and how funny they are when they fight!)
happy hauntings!

HopHopJingleBoo said...

enchanting!thank you but must fly away so many parties to see tonight.. i'll be back..

Abi said...

Magical post, and I loved the photos - I'm glad I came by :O)

Anonymous said...

Wonderful story and costumes and the dogs are too cute;)

Chickenbells said...

What a delightful and magical and very wonderfully rhymed tale! Thank you so much for a glimpse of your party...I enjoyed every minute of it...Happy Halloween!!

Kelly said...

What a great party post! You have a lovely blog!

Happy Halloween, Kelly

Sares said...

What a wonderfully creative post! It was delightful and just the tiniest bit strange. Great picture effects too. Happy Halloween and have a wonderful night!

Renee said...

Wonderful party and wonderful blog.

Renee xoxo

Sherry Byrum said...

Enchanging, magickal. An amazing blog post!!! I'm following you now, just love your blog!!

Lori said...

I so enjoyed your story and the photos! Absolutely beautiful. Unfortunately, I too, was late for the party. I love your blog though and plan to return.

Anonymous said...

How lovely and what a gorgeous setting you have! Happy Halloween greetings to you...only 13 days away. Weeee/mwuahaha.

~ Misha/DawaiOser

Christine Edwards said...

Phew, still partying well into the next day! You're so clever with your rhyming story...I get stuck after a few lines. :-) Thanks for stopping by earlier. Happy Haunting! said...

Your post is UNREAL!! I am beyond smitten to the core, you truly did out do yourself!!

And such gorgeous maidens and your ruffly dress, I WANT IT ;) ;)

I won't ever leave, let's just trade houses ;)


Bwuahahahaaaaaaaa ~ thank you for being a delightful part of the festivities!!

Faerie Moon Creations said...

What a beautiful and magical party you've thrown! I enjoyed visiting and viewing all your lovely photos. Thanks for allowing me to drop by. :) Theresa

slommler said...

What a magnificent party! But I must say the maids gave me quite the fright!! And I won't be deceived! I am flying on my own personal broom! The deluxe edition too, I might add!! Stop by my party if you please!!

queen-of-nostalgia said...

One of my favorites! This was fabulous :) I loved the rhyming story, and what lovely pictures... A charming way to spend the day (I dare say) :)
If you haven't stopped for a visit, hop on your broom and come to my party!


fairmaiden said...

What fun, what fun! The maids are so cute! I can see alot of work went into creating this magical post. Now I think I want some tea.

Bella Dreams said...

What a fun and fabulous party! Your story was so much fun. You photos were also just beautiful! Thank you for stopping by my party. I may be the rest of the week getting around to everyone.

Lynn Stevens said...

what a magical story you tell, thanks for inviting me!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

This was such a fun post, Cori! I knew you'd do a wonderful job with this theme as you have such a good imagination...not to mention lots of appropriate the poetry was a bonus! Who were your lovely models?

We had a storm all weekend. In a way it was good as I got a chance to stay in and do some things around the house that I've been neglecting. Hopefully tomorrow will be a nice day! Have a good week!

Hugs, Pat

Torie Jayne said...

Hi, Wonderful Halloween post! Love the assortment of treats! Happy Halloween to you!

Annabelle said...

A Purrrfect blend of Vintage Romance,Haunting Music and Lovely Literature to conjure the Spirit of the Season!!!!!
Lovely Halloween Post…enjoyed it very much!!!!

Happy Haunting and a Happy Halloween Too!
A Witch Called Annabelle>^..^<

Deborah said...

Hi Cori, I came back to purchse my farie panteloons. Ooooooo stop by and see Milo off! And not to worry...he survived his day at sea and is at this moment in his SMTU to Holland! **kisskiss** Deb

Jorgelina said...

what a wonderful story!
Fabulous party!
Happy Halloween!!!

TesoriTrovati said...

What fun! Thanks for sharing your spooky-ooky inspiration!
I do not have a party this time round but am enjoying the frivolities. Enjoy the day!

Beverly said...

Cori, I am absolutely positively entranced and in love with this post.

You are a genius!

Heather said...

Ah... late to the party as always!

but... I knew I would be!

I love your photographs!

Please stop by my party and giveaway too!

julietk said...

Still working my way through the party list (i would feel bad if i missed anyone out)Great party post Happy Halloween Juliet

Dustjacket Attic said...

Totally fabulous post, adored the pictures ... the doggies are sooo cute too.

Kristal said...

Oh my goodness, I'm so sorry that I'm late to your party, there was so much BROOM traffic...LOL!!! What a delightful party, I'm so glad I made it. And I might linger for awhile and take a peek at more things on your blog, it's divine.

Happy Haunting!