Friday, October 24, 2014

A Most Fanciful Halloween Party ~ 2014

A Jolly Halloween!!

Well, almost...

A Jolly "Fanciful Twist 2014 Halloween Party"!

How about that?

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So glad you got your invitation and decided to stop by!

(This sweet card was originally sent to a little girl in New York City 

for Halloween 1926.)

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You may leave those pinchy-shoes and your broom at the door, if you like...

Leo promises to take excellent care of them...

(He wants to know if he could take your broom for a few spins around the

backyard...he can drive a stick, he says...)

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Make yourself at home!!

One of my favorite vintage decorations...

(because I am a vintage little girl) ~

...is the little pumpkin given to me by my Grandma when I was TWO!

That's fifty~....Ummm...that was a few years ago.

I'm so glad my Mom took excellent care of him for me until I was

old enough to appreciate the "keeping"of him... :)

(There I am with the pumpkin in the little photo.)

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Cyrus is ready...

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So are Leo and Tallulah!

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Help yourself!

Spider cupcake, anyone?

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Madame Tallulah will read your palm for a mere two kitty-treats...

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Yummm....'Screme Eggs!

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The Singing Kitties were a gift from my dear friend Elaine last

year...as was the fabulous little Halloween Girl to the right!

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And...it wouldn't be Halloween without my little October Angel...

another present from Grandma Elphia when I was small...

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How about a spooky tale or two??

Nothing TOO terribly scary, of course...

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Ahhh, and here is our star attraction, entertainment for the evening...

the lovely diva Witchy-Poo!...

Can you tell I had a lot of fun....(TOO much fun? LOL)

with Witchy's stage and set?

Her adoring froggy-fans have thrown flowers on the stage...

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"Alas, poor Yorick! I knew him, Kitty;

a fellow of infinite jest, of most excellent fancy..."

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The vintage fireplace surround and hearth-plate have always looked

to me like a little stage, so I made it one...."footlights" and all...

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...And the theatre lights go down...

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Witchy-Poo takes a bow!

(See Witchy's light-adorned post to the right? This was a porch post from my

Great-Great-Grandfather's house...I imagine that he would be delighted for it

to be included in my fanciful-fun!...Or he would think his 21st Century Granddaughter

has gone completely "'round the bend'...I prefer "delighted".. ;)

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Thank you, everyone, for stopping by for a little Halloween whimsy

and fun...Please be sure and visit all the rest of the revelers!

I will be away until late on the 25th, so if you are another

Halloween-Party hostess, I'll be around to visit you soon!

Happy Halloween!

(Don't forget your shoes & broom!)

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61 comments:

  1. Your big Beautiful Images took my breath away... what a Fab spread... and the Fur Babies in their hats are Gorgeous and you can tell they KNOW they are too! *LOL* Happy Halloween my Friend! So glad you joined the Party!

    Blessings from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

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  2. Spooktacular & Pretty Party Post! Your kitties are beautiful. Hope you'll fly by my Are You A Good Or Bad Witch? Halloween Party & Be Blessed with powerful Wiccan Wishes... Enchantingly Yours, Lyndy Ward ~ http://todaysgold.blogspot.com/2014/10/are-you-good-witch-or-bad-witch.html

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  3. Great post! Cyrus looks adorable in that hat and Tallulah is beautiful. Tell Leo he is welcome to drive my broom! I love the three kitties singing in their orange and black ribbon, so cute.

    Blessings,

    Victoria from Brushstrokes

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  4. Love your vintage Halloween treasures. I love that you still have your pumpkin bucket, it is so cute.

    I think your cats are the definition of bundles of fluff, beautiful!!!

    Thank you so much for having me at such a pretty party. Do stop by mine if you get chance http://phoenixra.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/the-haunted-tea-party.html

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  5. Such cute furry babies, and love the whole setup around diva Witchy-Poo!

    Happy Halloween!

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  6. Oh my! I hope I didn't wear out my welcome.....I couldn't help but stay around and take delight in all of your beloved Halloween pieces. I stayed long enough to have my share of those cute little spidey cupcakes...delish! Happy Halloween to you and yours.

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  7. What a delightful and magical party! Very lovely! Have a spooktacular time! http://cozycomfycouch.blogspot.ca/

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  8. Wow, definitely a very nice Halloween Party. I love your how your creativity takes over . A great use of your artistic talents and your decor is the best. Great photography too.
    Happy Halloween
    Hugs,
    JB

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  9. You were my first stop on the blog hop (I'm tackling the list A-Z!) Oh the kitties in your pictures, real and otherwise! So much fun here. Thank you for having me. Please stop my party when you have time!
    http://strangegirlinalittlehouse.blogspot.com/2014/10/31-days-of-halloween-day-25-halloween.html

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  10. Your kitties seem to be enjoying your super-fun Halloween party and I can understand why!!

    Wishing you a beautiful and spooky Halloween!

    Betty

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  11. Enchanting! Your kitty models are fabulous! Absolutely love all the little magical details and that touch of sparkle!
    Cheers
    Christina

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  12. Brilliantly spooky and theatrical! I loved your party thank you!

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  13. I believe I've just fallen in love with your cat, and your Witchy-Poo, and those awesome boots! If I come to the party, would I get a hat like Cyrus'? I doubt I would look that bewitching in it, but I could always try!

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  14. I love your Halloween photos!Since I am a cat Mom I love the cat photos too! I love all of your decorations especially the singing cats!! Happy Halloween Anne!! Thanks for sharing! Linda

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  15. Ever so charming as always! Lovely decorations but those kitties just can't be beat! They are so gorgeous! The cupcakes were delish! Thank you! :)

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  16. Oh how I love all your Halloween vintage goodness, and thanks for inviting me to take off my boots.

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  17. I've been one of Your followers for a long time,but it seems Your beautiful blog doesn't show up on My blog roll for visiting.I'm always wondering about that,why some show up and others don't.This party was so sweet and pretty,I really enjoyed.Please jump on over to mine-Blessings Your way-Denise

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  18. Oh yes,I'm a BIG fan of tiny round whimsical houses.I will visit Your shop.We do have that in common.

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  19. What a lovely Party post Anne!!! Love all your decorations and the kitties decked out in their finest witchy poo hats! So fun to party with you! Hugs! deb

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  20. I love your party...nice decoration...Happy Halloween
    Kerstin from germany

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  21. Great post...great party..I just love Cyrus and Leo..Wonderful pictures...Fun post!!!

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  22. Love all your Halloween goodies, I feel really jolly now. Happy Halloween x

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  23. AHHH Anne, this was a delight as always! Love the kitties in Hats!!! Teehehee!!! Love your antiquey decor mixed with your modern collections. Ms. Witch is spectacular..... applause, applause! Safe journey and look forward to your visit! ; )

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  24. Just gorgeous, gorgeous pictures, one and all. When does the greeting card line come on the market. A real feast for the eyes. Thank you for sharing them, and so happy to have wandered through. See you at the party!

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  25. Not only a party but a theatrical event as well!
    Bravo!

    http://dogsmomvisits.blogspot.com/2014/10/haunted-wishes.html

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  26. Beautiful pictures! I love that you kept the pumpkin bucket--and in such excellent condition. What a great idea for the "stage". It's been a while since I have been to a play.I had such a good time. But of course the fur babes stole the show--and my heart!

    Happy Halloween!
    Chrislyn / Spiritdog Studios

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  27. What a charming party! I had a lovely time! Thank you!

    If you do have a moment, please stop by and say hello!
    http://marrowandmeadow.wordpress.com/2014/10/25/halloween-party-2014-a-tale-of-the-bone-mother/

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  28. A lovely Halloween party. The treats were tasty and your cats are adorable.

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  29. Hi Anne, your party is just delightful! The little pumpkin and figurine from your childhood are just precious! I was the youngest of 8 kids and after I married mom and dad moved and got rid of so much. Have nothing so sweet as that. Your kitties are too cute in their witchy hats and the treats were delightful! what a fun party! Happy to be now following you.
    hugs,
    Jann
    my party link: http://jannolson.blogspot.com/2014/10/my-apothecary-cabinet.html

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  30. wonderful party. Your decorations are great.

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  31. Oh Anne, you magic maker you! Look at all of your sublime treasures! Your banner is dreamy! Your home and vignettes just enchantingly wonderful! I love it, kindred little witchness abound, cackle cackle!
    Happy Halllloweeen! Thank you for joining in the magic, truly! <3 Vanessa

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  32. I love this post, your blog, and you. I have missed you. My shoes, and electric broom are ready, lol

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  33. Anne, thanks so much for sharing with us. Love the little kitties and those cute little mini cupcakes!!

    Hope you can stop by our party: peachycheek.blogspot.com

    Happy Halloween!

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  34. What a purrrrfectly lovely Halloween party! Lovely, indeed!

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  35. Thank you for inviting us round...Witchy Poo is the perfect hostess, she look such fun. and how marvellous to have such precious heirlooms to focus your love this Sabbat :D XXX

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  36. What a fabulous party! I'm oh, so glad I came! (And your blog banner might be my favorite of all time.)

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    1. What a spooktacular post. Love that you still have a pumpkin from your Grandmother. What a lot of decorating work you did for this post. It was 'candy' for my eyes. Your cat photos make me laugh. Keep smiling and creating. PS Took the motor out of my broom...need a new on for this year!!

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  37. boooootiful!!! Happy Halloween. The cats crack me up.. too cute!!

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  38. I didn't think you would ever be able to match the magic of the "Mad Tea Party" but you have, and I'm totally captivated by your brilliant and fun photos and words--You've brought everything to life perfectly! Happy, Happy Halloween!!! :-)

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  39. Squee! So much fun!!! I love all of your cats and kitty decor... so adorable. ^_^

    And I *do* have two kitty treats... maybe even three... if Madame Tallulah is still up for a palm reading? ^_~

    XOXO

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  40. A fabulous party! What a wonderful collection of decorations, how lucky you are to still have the pumpkin from your grandmother and the photo! I still have the December Angel (in that same design) given to me by my grandma, more years ago than I care to admit.
    I love your artwork and fluffy kitties, too. Thanks for a fun time! Cheers, Sarah

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  41. Oh Anne, what a great party! LOVE your decor and your vintage pumpkin and photo! So cool that your Mom saved it for you... everything is awesome as well as your Halloween header!

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  42. I loved your party! Your decor was beautiful, especially witchy poo and the kitties! Something about this time of year… magic is definitely in the air. Thank you for your delightful party and for visiting mine!
    Halloween Blessing to you!
    Tricia

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  43. Dear Ann - What a grand party...everything looks fabulous and I just love the picture of that little girl holding her pumpkin 50 something years ago (I may have a similar photo somewhere too - lol). I certainly enjoyed seeing Witchy Poo and always the kitties. Thanks for inviting me. Hugs - P.S. travel safe friend I hear there may be some ghosts and goblins flying around this week!

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  44. I love your decorations, have a fun Halloween!

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  45. What a lot of fun decorations. I love the vintage ones too. When My Shug and I bought our first house, it was full of a bunch of stuff that the 92 year old owners left there when they went into a nursing home. The children of those people, in their 70's threw out a lot of stuff. My Shug drove through the alley one day and before the sale was final and he saw an old paper mâché' type pumpkin on top of the trash! He picked it up. I wonder what else got thrown out. Glad he rescued that pumpkin.

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  46. Hi!
    Love your Halloween Party! Such wonderful things here.
    Love the vintage items, and the sweet gifts from your Grandmother, from years past.
    Very special to still have those!!

    Wishing you a wonderful week, and a Happy Halloween.

    K.

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  47. I had a wonderfully spooky time at your party. Your decor is wonderful and I especially love the palm..where ever did you get that? I'm a little late but please visit me at momentsinaneye.blogspot.com

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  48. Love your vintage decorations! Such gorgeous Halloween decor. Happy Halloween!

    http://broomsticksandlace.blogspot.ca/2014/10/a-fanciful-twist-halloween-party-2014.html

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  49. Wow ~ Wow ~ Wow.....Halloween splendor...and not to scary. :) Your so talented is every way...I love visiting your blog. ;)

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  50. This could be in Better Homes or some other home decor magazine!
    Love your angel!

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  51. Happy Hallowe'en, Anne!

    Thanks for sharing that part of your childhood! The Plastic pumpkin was quite endearing...and I remember my siblings and I receiving very similar ones "back then".... :-] Very richly composed arrangements! Excellent work!

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  52. What and colorful and wonderful party you had. I have a late entry, so if you want to see another party...here it is: http://katspurrfectboutique.blogspot.com/2014/10/revisiting-halloween-past.html

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  53. Very late to your party but so glad I dropped in ! Love all of your decorations .. and the kitties are sooooo cute ♥ Happy to be following another awesome blog :)
    http://undertheravensmoon.blogspot.com/

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  54. What a fabulous post! Everything was wonderfully fun. I am a big Shakespeare fan (in fact, the theatre where I work is now doing Hamlet) - so I did very much appreciate the Yorick reference. Happy (late) Halloween!

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  55. Oh, Anne, I just adore you!!! :)))
    It is way past Witchy-Poo hour, but as I make my way back to blogland, I am thrilled, (heehee pun intended), to visit your Halloween Party! I will make my way over to Vanessa's soon...
    You decor and fun and whimsy are FABULOUS! My favorite participants are the furry kind, of course... ;)
    I hope all is well, and I am sending you much love and warm Autumn hugs...
    Stay cozy, my friend!
    xoxo
    - Irina

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  56. Dear Anne, what a wild and wonderful Halloween party! how I would have enjoyed myself. I love dressing up and it would have been such fun- Jane xx

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  57. Happy, Happy Belated Halloween!! Like the White Rabbit, whom I now believe is a close relative, I am LATE, however I DO try to make a point of arriving no matter what time it may be, even weeks afterwards...happily your party never stops (love cyberspace!) and so I could have a most wonderful, thrilling time visiting with Witchy-Poo, listening to the 3 singing kitties (who could be involved in any party just by changing their ribbon collar!) and letting Leo take my broom for a solo flight because he can drive a "stick" (Anne, I adore your sense of humor!). Then there's Yorick, whom we knew well, and the sweeter than honey October Angel with her heart-shaped lips. It's so wonderful to have these gifts from your Grandma Collier...my Grandma Behnke gave me a small porcelain lady in a ball gown for special months of the year, too, when I was a wee one. I am happy to still have those to treasure.

    Somewhere in this post you said "can you tell I'm having too much fun!?" and I say "you can NEVER have too much fun!". I kept looking at each photo of each scene to find every charming/boo-tiful different character ...there's a little white ghost that shows up several times, boo!

    Thank you Leo, Tallulah and Cyrus for helping your mom with her Fanciful Twist 2014 Party! I've had a spooktacular time!!

    hugs,
    liz

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  58. P.S. I meant to tell you that I LOVE your blog mast with Leo as a Pirate, Cyrus as a Witch and Tallulah as a Sorceress (my apologies if I've confused Cyrus with Tallulah!)

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  59. Just stopping by to wish you Thanksgiving blessings....I pray all is well....Thank you for being my blogger friend. Dee

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