Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Haunting Halloween


Goulish greetings my friends!  Halloween is here and I've been having a good time creating this scary vignette.  Please come in and have a seat near the creepy-crawly spiders!  There is no need to be afraid.

This spiderweb candelabra covered with glitter is the perfect accompaniment for Witches' Brew.  The spicy sweet aroma of patchouli lingers in the air.

Shall we try to work our magic this evening and cast a few spells or better yet create some potions?  Don't mind the ravens as they flutter ominously throughout the house.

This time of year always reminds me of Edgar Allan Poe.  Do you know how this famous American poet died? In an analysis done almost 147 years after his death, it is believed that Poe died from rabies.

The Raven, one of Poe's most famous works only grossed him a merely $9.00.  This is such a great book on a chilly autumn night, wrapped in a blanket with a hot cup of tea; there's nothing better.

Tonight I have chosen a Meyer Lemon tea with honey by Davidson.  We will be sipping it slowly by the light of the rising moon.  This Royal Albert Regal Series teacup is perfect for this eerie night.  Would you mind if I put a magical potion or two in your cup?

Our table wouldn't be complete without a pair of witch boots.

A raven's eye view ...

Can you feel the magic in the air?  Are you ready to watch some scary movies?  Tonight I will be enjoying the Legend of Sleepy Hollow starring Johnny Depp and Christina Ricci.
Wishing you all a spooktacular Halloween!

Today I am joining ...

Heart & Home @ Rosewood Cottage
Tea Time Tuesday @ Rose Chintz Cottage
Tea Cup Tuesday @ Artful Affirmations
Tuesday Cuppa Tea @ Antiques and Teacups
Friends Sharing Tea @ Bernideen's Tea Time
Thursday Favorite Things @ Katherine's Corner
Share Your Cup Thursday @ Have a daily cup from Mrs. Olson
Teacup Thursday @ Miss Spenser's Blog 
Show & Tell Friday @ My Romantic Home
Time Travel Thursday @ The Brambleberry Cottage
Show Off Friday @ What About
Feathered Nest Friday @ French Country Cottage


Liz@ HomeandGardeningWithLiz said...

Love your vignette! The books are awesome and those little boots are so cute! Very cool candelabra and the tea cup is bootiful!!
Happy Halloween!

Heirloom treasures said...

Donna,this is the best Halloween post I've seen the witches shoes.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hello Donna,
I love your RA teacup. It's very elegant! As you are a resident of NY, I was wondering how you were doing. I have been praying for all my American friends along the east coast. I'm glad all is well with you. Hope you have a wonderful week.


Ann Marie Governale said...

Love your post- great card and so many spooky and wonderful touches! xxx Ann Marie

KarinsArtScrap said...

this looks stunning Donna.

greetings karin

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Great vignette! I love the raven and the witches boots.

Birgitta said...

You are so good Donna! Love the witches shoes :)

Rizzi said...


Athena at Minervas Garden said...

I love your Halloween vignette, Donna! And I love Edgar Allen Poe--did not know he died of rabies--wow. This is the perfect spot to enjoy your tea, and Legend of Sleepy Hollow is a fun movie for tonight! I don't know how many trick or treaters we'll get here. It's supposed to be rainy, but we live in town so we always get some goulish visitors :)

sharonssunlitmemories said...

This is a fabulous vignette Donna. I found the books the most intriguing - I can't tell if they are real or an ornament. You have some wonderful items to 'play' with.

Chris said...

Ewwww... I love your candelabra!!! Very Halloweenie! I love reading your blog !!! Thank you for the wonderful messages on my blog! It is fun to have you as a blog sister!!!

Trish said...

I think lemon and honey tea on a chilly night is simply wonderful!
And what a beautiful Royal Albert cup to be drinking it from!
Thanks for linking to Heart & Home...Trish

Decor To Adore said...

What spooktacular accessories! I hope your halloween was frightfully good!

Anonymous said...

Hi! I am visiting from Thursday's Favorite Things and am your newest follower. I was hoping that you would hop on by and follow me back!


Icy BC said...

I am glad you are safe and sound from the storm..

Your creation is always fascinating and pretty!

Pam said...

Hi Donna, Hope you had a great Halloween. Love all the "spooky" decor! xo Pam

4 Lettre Words said...

That's amazing about The Raven. I loved learning about Poe in school.

Wonderful images, Donna! Sure hope you enjoyed your Halloween.

Doreen McGettigan said...

I agree this is the best Halloween post I have seen too! We had to postpone our Halloween until next week because of the storm.
I am really enjoying your blog and your creativity, it is just lovely here:)

L'Heure Bleue At Home said...

Great Halloween vignette! The teacup with the black and gold detail lends the perfect touch.

Lisa Gordon said...

Donna, this is such a wonderful series!
I especially love the boots.
Love anything by Edgar Allen Poe too.
I hope you had a wonderful Halloween.

Katherines Corner said...

Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things hop xo

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