October 18, 2008

Party Time and a Giveaway!!!

It's time. People all over the world are gathering for Miss Vanessa's Halloween party.

I was late...as usual, but I was rushing to get there. I was all dressed up in my best witch attire. My driver just needed to crack the whip a little harder.

The clouds are darkening and the mood is being set.

The windy drive leading up to the house was lined with these stacks of pumpkins. How divine!
What a treat I must be in for.

We arrived, and look at the magnificent place we had come to.

Making the way to the door was treacherous. Spiders had covered the doorway and kept dropping on our heads.

They were even making their way into the house...EEK!

How could I forget to mention this beautiful tiny witch that greeted us. Isn't she precious?

Apparently, I didn't give the tiny witch the respect she deserved. I later found out that she is the greatest and most powerful witch. I came upon her making a few spells for the party goers. I was hoping my lack of respect was not going to get me turned into a toad or worse.

There is her cauldron and where she parks her broom. That little witch, that looks like a doll, do you see it? That is really her sister. She wasn't playing fair one day and the tiny witch told me "she got what she deserved". Yikes! I better stay on her good side tonight.

Without warning the cauldron turned a deep shade of purple and started bubbling. I could hear the tiny witch cackling as she stared at me. It was a strange stare. I began to get scared. I got out of there as fast as I could. I didn't want to hang around to see what was going to happen.

The next room I came across was warm and inviting. A roaring fire warmed the guests. The decorations were FAB, especially that cute bunting that said "Spooky" in glitter!! On the mantle a curious little cage got my attention.

I had picked it up and brought into a room with more light to get a good look.

I felt a tap on the shoulder. A rather hard tap and a masked character in a long black cape told me to "put it back on the mantle-quickly". That if the tiny witch saw me, I would be "gone in a poof". I asked what it was and he told me it was the Royal Fairy Family. You know, the RFF's. ( Now don't get that mixed up with BFF's or ROUS's.
If you don't know what I am talking about, never mind).

The RFF had died thousands of years ago, and as I
looked closer I realized that it was their GRAVES.

No one ever knew where their graves were, or any fairy graves for that matter. The cloaked and masked man went on to tell me that whoever possesses the magical Royal Fairy Family graveyard, held countless powers. Now I knew why the tiny witch was so powerful!!

I carefully put it back on the mantle and made my way out. The huge house was like a maze. On the walls hung other people, well they used to be people, who must have been shrunk by Miss tiny witch. This boney character held LARGE keys. I dare not even think about touching those I told myself. My mind still wonders what they could unlock.

I passed the dining room and was told by the raven on the shelf, watching over the room, to "hurry up and get out out". That the "time for getting out was almost at an end".
Were those poison apples in that bowl? I couldn't turn back now to go look.
The head on the table yelled for help but I could not stop. I could feel something in the air. Something bad was coming.

I made my way outside and the graveyard was ever so spooky. The clouds were now darkening, FAST. Hands were coming out of the ground, even EYES. The earth started to rumble and shake.

There was the tiny witch now. She had something in her hands. Was it her spell book!?! I could hear her chanting something and then a dark mist started forming around the graveyard. Was she calling on all the dead to come back? If so, what for?

Was she turning all the party goers into toads, or SHRINKING them? I didn't wait to find out. I hopped in my carriage and got out of there as fast as those horses hooves could carry me.

My party tonight was exciting, scary and magical. If I get the courage to go back and find out what happened to everyone, I will let you know. I did take (steal) the bunting off the mantle. Shhhh- please do not tell the tiny witch. I think it has some kind of magical powers and I would like to share it with a special friend. Leave a comment and I will put the names in my cauldron and pick a name. I hope your parties are not as scary as mine were.

What the heck is Miss Vanessa doing hanging out with such a naughty tiny witch anyway? Hmmmn- I'll never know.

I will pick the name on Wednesday evening. Tell your friends too. That's only nice :) I will post it priority mail too, so you get the magic in time for All Hallows Eve.

And if you don't win, hey, I have more in my Etsy shop


xoxo Emily


I'll even let you pick between the orange, cream and black and this witchy colored one that says "WICKED".

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Amanda Henderson said...

I love you Emily!!!!!!

Emily Anne Leyland said...

HAHAHA I love you too Amanda ;)

Melissa said...

What a spooky story and your decos and pics are gorgeous!

Lola Enchanted said...

EEEeekk, spiders, I must rush passed them as quickly as I can!! The potions look terrific!!!!

Happy early Halloween!

MJ Ornaments said...

Oh I loved your post Emily! Count me in your giveaway.
Take care,
p.s. love the "see i told you i was sick" gravestone. :)

Natalia said...

I *love* this post! Absolutely beautiful.

Originally being from Mass I can leave up the "wicked" one year round, haha!

Thanks for having me :)

Loretta said...

In my ramblings this morning thru Halloween party blogland, I came across yours and have to tell you it's one of my favourites so far! I just love your mantel piece. I must confess, I copied the picture and will shamefully plan on copying your banner if I don't win one. I sure hope you don't mind...Happy Halloween!

Emily Anne Leyland said...

Glad you like it. Thanks for the nice comments! The gravestones are soooooo easy to make. I can tell any of you if you want to know how. Just email me. They are quick too. You could have a whole graveyard for Halloween ;)


Anonymous said...

What a fun and scary party! Loved it...and that tiny graveyard! What fun to posess that - lucky little Witchey she is!! Happy Halloween!

Leah said...

What a wonderful, scary party! I love the banner!

Melissa Valeriote said...

MAGNIFICENT decor! Happy Halloween!

Shell said...

I love your Halloween party. Oh, such a cute witch to be so powerful.

Alyson | New England Living said...

What a cool story! I'm impressed and loved your pictures. You are multi-talented!

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

Love those banners!!!

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

Love the spooky banner! And your witch is too cute too be witchy!

Distressing Delilah a.k.a. jenn said...

Delightfully haunting!! Great pics!

Anonymous said...

ooohhh love love love your halloween banner!!!! such an awesome giveaway!!! so happy to meet you at this wonderful halloween bash!!! three cheers to miss vanessa for hosting such a fun fun fun event!!!

love your blog and have a very special halloween!!!

Tara said...

What a great and scary party! Love all the pics! Happy Halloween Party Day!

calamity kim said...

That was spooky! I loved it! Happy Halloween!

jewelstreet said...

Awesome party post!

I'm allergic to spiders. Maybe I shouldn't go after all?

SusannaT said...

Ooohh... love the tiny graveyard in a cage... pure magic!

ArtSparker said...

Great tour...I will be more careful with small witches. Love the eyeballs in the shadow of the grave. Fantastic decorations - I like the hanging key character a lot too.

Unknown said...

What a story...and I love your decorations!! Have a great party day ;) jackie

Christopher A. Klingler said...

Hi Emily!

FUN blog & Halloween post!

Pick Me ~ Pick ME!!!

PS: Thanks 4 stopping by my SpOOky little corner today!

Happy Halloween Always,
Chris :-D)

Ana Balbinot said...

I really love the drinks and the house decoration! Congrats and thanks for your visit at my blog. I hope you come many more times. Happy Halloween from Brazil!

Debb said...

Thank you for stopping by .Your little witch is very cute.Make sure you tell her that,I won;t want her to put a spell on me I would love to beput in forthe drawing.

Carolee said...

What a fun post - love the photos and your banners are wonderful! Just dropping by via Vanessa's fabulous Halloween soiree, and am thoroughly enjoying my visit!

Happy Halloween!
~ Carolee

Anonymous said...

Love that bird cage cemetary - what a cute idea! And I just adore the banner! I dropped by from Vanessa's party, hope you'll come by and have a cupcake with me!

Witchy Blessings,

*~TWo PiXie DoLLs~* said...

Everything looks so wonderful & a fabulous story to go along with it too! (Though I thought I felt a hand try to pull me back inside, thank goodness the tiny witch didn't shrink me!)

What a cool giveaway too!

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



Anonymous said...

I love all the banners! What a fun time, and the decorations
are fabulous.
Happy Hauntings!

AwtemNymf said...

I'm Blog Hopping from Vanessa's "A Fanciful Twist" Party <{:O) I enjoyed my visit with you! Please count me in your give-away! Had fun looking at the potions & I'm in love with the banner!
Stop by my place too... I'm having a couple of give-aways!
Have a bootiful day!
Be Enchanted!

Erica Herbert said...

wonderful party! i LOVE all your pics!

Unknown said...

Ghoulish Delights, beautiful decorations for Halloween and a eeeky tale. What more could you want? Happy Halloween, Karen

Patricia said...

Lovely post. Your story and photos are beautiful. Happy, Happy Halloween.

Tumbleweed Trails said...

I love your post to your blog. What a great story and party. Thanks for the invite to join in the fun.

Sandra Evertson said...

My favorite shot, the eyes in the grave, Genius!
Happy Halloween!

Kims Art said...

I had a terrific time and enjoyed seeing all of your wonderful decorations. Happy Halloween!

That Crazy Ajumma said...

Great pictures!
I love love LOVE the eerie drinks!
Thanks for sharing!
On to another Halloween blog!

3rdEyeMuse said...

what a wickedly wonderful Halloween post - so very, very CLEVER! that's the first time I ever saw an actual RFF graveyard ... pretty amazing. I am happy you got away before that deceptively sweet looking wee witch added you to her collection!

yes please, I would like to have my name tossed in your cauldron for a chance at the fab banner. :)

Our Hands For Hope said...

came over when I saw your cute blog name...great story and photos....Happy Halloween.

Chris said...


Mrs_Oz said...

I loved the blog and how you did it how cute! I love the way you decorated too! Have one spooky Halloween!!

NyteRayn said...

I was just hanging out over at a Fanciful Twist’s party and I thought I’d check out your blog! I love that pumpkin shot... and the birdcage!!

The (Un)Experienced Mom said...

GREAT post! Count me in on your giveaway!

suze said...

I really enjoyed this. You went all out! Thanks.

Tinsell and Whimsy said...

Very clever......the most important talent......I will visit again......thanks for a great Halloween vision!

scrappin{jewlz} said...

Awesome photos!!!

Love the banners, they are too cool!

Maria-Thérèse ~ www.afiori.com said...

oooh what a scary lovely party!!!

♥ visit me at www.afiori.com ♥

Amy said...

Great story, love all the decorations.
I would love to win your beautiful banner!
Happy Halloween!

Chris said...

I saved this to read over again this morning, so sorry for the second comment, but those gravestones and the tables and the birdcage.. just awesome. And she may be tiny, but that cute witch is mighty!
Really fun. Thanks.

Chris said...

Sorry to comment AGAIN! but I couldn't get your email to come up. I came back to share this post of mine that has pictures of these hand-sewn hearts that I am finding it hard to stop making! Have you ever made these little plushie things?

thanks for your comment. happy halloween!

Lisa Kettell said...

What a wonderful Halloween Party you had, My Halloween guests flew out at dawn! LOL!

Tasha said...

Woman, You are the COOLEST!!

ellencrimitrent said...

I love your drinks and tombstones! What a great party,
I really enjoyed it!!

HopHopJingleBoo said...

hello, firstime here thru the Halloween party.. what fun! Thanks for Sharing! still making my way thru the party list!

Ginger said...

Dude Emily, girl I am totaly, totaly, proud of you. You got talent!!! I love your art work, I love your sewing. You have an eye for things. And I'm proud to be your friend. Keep up the good work.
Love ya girl,

Debbie said...

Holy Cow girl. You went and got super duper popular on me.


That is so not fair how cute and spooky your house is. My favorite was the grave stone that said SEE, I told you I was SICK! ha ha ha Good one. ha ha ha

ooooh, and it looks like you actually had some real ghosts floating around. sppppoooooky. We should tell some halloween stories next week. I want to hear Alison's paranormal stories.

I think I will promote you on Tuesday since your contest ends Wednesday. Your Etsy shop looks beautiful, btw.

Salinda said...

wondreful story! Happy Halloween!

Unknown said...

I seem to recognize that witch.

Great Post M

gin said...

Very spooky, eerie post.

http://afancifultwist.typepad.com said...

Beautigical wonderful post!!! I am so overjoyed at all your shared! Lovely hauntings!! cackle cackle!!

Betty said...

Oh my gosh! That was fun!

noodle and lou said...

ooooh Emily!! that was FABULOUS and i ADORE the bunting!!! Just LOVED the story and all your great photos:) I'm so glad you stopped by my blog tonight and I found my way to your party:):)


Marilyn said...

Amazing photographs and scary story:) I'm so glad I made a stop at your great party...thanks for a fun time.
I'd love to have my name added for a chance in your drawing.
{I'm having a giveaway too...come by if you have a chance}

Altered Route said...

Sorry so late to visit...I traveled Vanessa's list from the bottom up this time. Great party!!
Happy Halloween!

Heather said...

Ah! I love it! Your home is so beautiful (and so spooky!!!)

My Artful Heart said...

Very spooky postie....I love your banners a lot too :)

Michelle Frae Cummings said...

Just starting now to visit the rest of the party goers from Vanessa's blog! Stop by and say Hi! Happy Halloween!
btw, I LOVE all your deco's!

fawndear said...

What a darling bunting.
Glad you made it out without being turned into something green.
Loved attending the party with you.

Kristin said...

(Im making my party rounds late)but adorable decorations and pictures...very cute post!!

CatieAn said...

oh emily what a wonderful party.
I am so scared now I don't want to sleep alone!!
love ur blog

Jenni B said...

What a spooky story! I found this link through A Bit of Pink Heaven and I would love to enter to win the darling bunting!

Jenni B

Karin said...

how wonderfully spooky!

Amanda@Imperfectly Beautiful said...

What a SPOOKtacular party...sorry I'm late. Wickedly good story. I had a lovely time.

p.s. Your banners are too cute!

Ann-Denise Anderson said...

Super cute!

all over the map said...

happy halloween, early that is!
the garland is adorable.

The Rogers Family said...

Wow that is fantastic. congrats. Stephen

Natalia said...

:-O!!! That is WICKED AWESOME!!!!!!

I am so happy :)

Thank you soooo much :D

e-mailing you now,


Anonymous said...

Love the banner! This is the first year I have really begun decorating for Halloween and the party gave me some good ideas. Thanks for sharing.

Jennifer Rubeck said...

Love the banner! This is the first year we have begun decorating for Halloween and the party gave us some good ideas. Thanks for sharing!