October 16, 2010

A Walk In The Woods

(A Fanciful Halloween Party)

Shall we take a walk in the woods?

Is it just me or is it getting a bit spooky...

Follow me over this wall...

and across the river...careful don't fall in...

whew, shall we take a rest? No, you are right, it looks as though no one has been here in a while. Best to keep moving.

What is up this path?

Oh my, I have heard stories about this place....

Do we dare look inside? Just a peek wouldn't hurt....right?

I have heard a gypsy witch lives here. It looks as though she isn't home, but we musn't stay too long, the candles are still burning and she could be back any minute.

Her apothecary! It is a bit eerie, shall we see if we can whip up a spell to liven up the place?

Ah that is better, a touch of color was all we needed.

Wait what is that!

Oh phew, I though it was her.

We are safe, but best to stop tinkering with these bottles. Let's see what else we can find.

Her table has quite a few treats. I am not sure if we should sample though....you never know what could be in them.

I have to say when it comes to potions I like her style...

Ugh, but her taste in garnish is questionable.

I am feeling a bit woozy from that delicious potion, are you? But I don't want to leave yet, we have not seen all there is to see. Ooh look, her fortune telling table...

Halloween is the night when our ancestors can speak to us...

and we can communicate with the beyond....

Don't worry, the Evil Eye will protect us.

Shhh....did you hear something? No? Ah well, shall I tell your fortune?

Wait, who are those creepy characters?

This witch does fraternize with an odd sort. Although her fellow is awfully handsome....

Did you see that?

I think I am starting to see things....

The magic is getting stronger...she must be coming back!

Yikes, time to leave!

Thank you for going on this magical adventure with me! I hope you have a happy Halloween.

And remember if you ever want to return to the Gypsy Witch's cottage, just follow the lights of the Fae...

And for more Halloween loveliness, head on over to the party at A Fanciful Twist, hosted by the amazing Miss Vanessa!


  1. Fabulous party!! So beautiful!
    Welcome to my Halloween party:

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

    My Haunted Halloween Party Link:

  3. What a great journey,
    Everything looks lovely!

  4. Did you make it out in time? That looked a close one. So brave of you to sample her concoctions, let's just hope you don't wake up tomorrow and find yourself turned into a frog!!

    By the way - her fellow is indeed most handsome!

    Thank you for inviting us to share you magical journey - I especially liked the part where you waved your wand and spread some colour - very clever :)

  5. The magic is strong. I, too, enjoyed her bottle designs. I thought the light fixture was made of hanging eyeballs.


  6. What a wonderfully wickedly (but fun) trip through the Woods! Had a wonderful time! Thank you for sharing with us! :0)

  7. I love the recently blown-out candles, the smoke looks like ghosts! Wonderful story! Enjoy the rest of your Halloween blogging Party!

  8. Thank you for inviting us into your home! Hope you'll stop by, Happy Halloween!

  9. How wonderful! You're a magnificent story teller, and your photos are just amazing.


  10. Such suspense - love the switch to color!

  11. I had a woundrous journey visiting your Party. Amazing photos and a great story. Please visit me:

  12. What a spooky soiree! Thank you for inviting me to come along.

    Perhaps when you've recovered from your revelry, you'd like to stop by and visit with me?

  13. Wonderful post!!! Love the black and white start, then landing in OZ!
    Stop by my party, won't you?

  14. Very fun! I love ghost stories. I posted a ghost story. Come by and visit.

  15. How fabulous! You did a wonderful job with your enchanted Halloween party. Such wonderful atmospheric photos. Slightly chilling...well done! Enjoy the rest of the party festivities, dear friend! :) Theresa

  16. Wonderfully spooky and creative. Happy party day. xx

  17. Ohhhh...loving your spooky party and not sure that I want to leave just yet! Making my way to the bottles to see what else I can discover about your little place....then off to mingle with your guests...


  18. Lovely party! Thanks for having me over for a spell ;op

    That photo of the candles blowing out is gorgeous!

  19. Great party... Thank you for having me. Won't you visit mine as well?


  20. Hehehe what a fun story! (I have to say, I love the Legend of Sleepy Hollow framed art you have!)

    This is my first blog-party and it's been really fun :)


  21. Hi there !
    Thanks for having me at your party ! I enjoyed your enchanting journey, I am so relieved that you got out of there just in time, before the old gypsy came back! Phew , that was a close one !
    Have a Happy Halloween!

  22. I feel so sleepy after all those potions and treats (yawn....) I too have an altar for my ancestors. Thank you for inviting me into your home and the party was wickedly magickal :)

  23. What a spooky journey you led me on. I enjoyed every minute of it. Thanks for inviting me. Have a nice weekend! Twyla

  24. What a fabulous party, thank you so much for having me over! :) Happy Halloween party day! p.s. Thank you for letting me know about the Storybook Dolls box--I love it, its so pretty! :)

  25. What a great party!! Love all the pictures and story!Your newest follower here from Vanessa's Halloween Party!~Lisa
    Happy Halloween

  26. Beautifully spooky party post (said in a whisper so the Gypsy Witch doesn't hear me and come running ;)

  27. Creepily enchanting post!! I especially LOVE the photo of the recently blown out candles, how did you get that effect?
    Just wonderful :)


    Please visit:

  28. What a fun snoop into a witch's house. I hope we don't get caught.
    Do come and join me at my party at http://kellysalteredart.blogspot.com/2010/10/halloween-party-2010.html

  29. Wonderful! I enjoyed the atmospheric journey and your imaginative party,. Thank you for having me and you're invited to join me at mine ;)

  30. OH you doll! I think we had the same Halloween dream! Your words are extra spoooooky!

    I love your vignettes, and your potions and notions ;) I think we are totally on the same wave length!!

    Thank you for sharing such magic!!

    ♥, Vanessa {A Fanciful Twist}

  31. This is the spookiest post I've visited so far! Really eerie, that little walk in the woods. I loved it! And the rest of the post to, well done missus! Thanks and happy Halloween!
    Roisin x


  32. Bravo...what a great post...got witch bumps on my arm...lol. Happy Halloween...

  33. Such a spooktacular post! Had so much fun here! Thank you for inviting me to your lovely party!


  34. OOOOooo fab walking with you through the woods, photos are wonderful - fav are the tall candles with ghostly feel.
    Thank you for sharing :0)
    Trace x

  35. This was a great journey,I really enjoyed it, thanks so much for sharing!


  36. Haunting tale with wonderful photos. I adore the effect you achieved with the haunting candles.So Spooky.

    Happy Halloween !
    ~^..^~ Annabelle

    I'm giving three art prints away for this special occasion so do drop in for a chance to win something Halloweenie if you like.


  37. Love the photos and had a fun time!
    Janets Creative Pillows

  38. What fun! Love the photo of the candle blowing up. Wicked! Happy Halloween

  39. I enjoyed the trip to the Gypsy's witch cottage. Truly magically spooky.

  40. What a great party you had!! Thank you so much for having me over.

    If you haven't already hop on over to my blog to enter my two giveaways...two Mini Witch Hats...



  41. Oh, I had such fun following you. Great party.
    I love the candles and the smoke and well everything else.


  42. I'm still enjoying the Halloween Party!! Great post.
    You are welcome to visit my party any time!

    I'll be revealing the location the photos were taken this afternoon. :)

  43. That photo of the blown out candles was sooooo spooky and awesome. What a delightfully witchy tale! Had a lovely time (even though my heart was pounding wildly at the thought of getting caught)!

  44. so nice! i also have a party on my blog and a giveaway :-)

  45. what a wonderful party! So Spooky!
    I love your creations!

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

  46. Hehehehehhe, the gypsy witch's are in full swing tonight. Conjuring and casting and enchantments of all sorts. I loved it all. The photos were wonderful. I love the apothecary bottles and candlelight. And I loved your delightfully spooky tale. I expected to see that gypsy witch any moment. In fact Maybe I did see something in the shadows.
    Spells and Wishes,
    Wendy from Wonderland

  47. I just love traveling around making new friends don't you. It looks like you have a wonderful time creating your spooktacular event. Much appreciated!

    When you have the opportunity please come over for a visit!

  48. The candy corn was just as delicious as your party post :) Thank you for visiting my blog yesterday. Best wishes!

  49. What a great party! Your photos are spooktacular and I absolutely love the image of the witch stirring her cauldron! Thanks for sharing:)

  50. That was great fun! Sure glad though that we got out of there before she came back!!! Purrsonally, I prefer my current form and who knows what she would have turned us in to!!



  51. Great party post! I had such a spooktacular visit! And yes, her fellow is very handsome indeed! Thanks so much for your sweet visit! :)

  52. What fun!
    what a wonderful party!

  53. Great party post! That was great fun!
    Happy Halloween!!

    booooooooooooo from so far away!

    visit me anytime...

  54. Love the witch! Glad we made it so many parties to visit! Thanx! - please do come on over to our graveyard / party The Graveyard
    and feel free to add to our Shrine To Honour The Dead if you are so inclined! Blessings.

  55. Oh this was so much fun!! I love all your spooky goodies and especially the potion bottles which I'm quite partial to {cackle}! And I think I spied a few fabulous Martha Stewart treats as well. Oh don't you just love Halloween? Thank you for flying by and leaving all your lovely comments as always. I'm brewing up my magic tea so I'll see you again under the full moon!