Saturday, October 17, 2009

A Halloween Blog Party!

Oh Hallowe'en when ghosts and such
To life come strong and hearty,
I hope you'll slip past everything
And come out to this party!
(from a 1920's postcard)

Today is the day of A Fanciful Twist's blog party! What a great day, it's cold and rainy outside, perfect weather for staying at home. So grab a cup of cocoa, finish putting out your
decorations and have fun exploring all the magical blogs! I've been scouting out vintage Halloween postcard verses for you.

Don't forget enter my Halloween giveaway!

O let Us cast Dull Care away
Again be Children for a Day
Witches Goblins have their sway
Tis Hallowe'en lets Joke and Play

When the bats like ghosts are gliding,
Witches soar, on broomsticks riding,
jack-o-lanterns twinkle, grinning
Our Halloween revelry will be just beginning!

Make a ring of pumpkin seeds,
An odd old fashioned charm
makes the goblins howl with fear
and keeps you safe from harm!

Goblins and Jack-O-Lanterns jolly,
Bid you unto All-Hallow's folly.
Hither come by dark n' moon,
you cannot join the fun too soon.

Vampires prowling cats a howling
Spooks a sighing, bats a flying
Join the revels don't belate
Hear the witches tell your fate!

Ye Ghosts abound, Your mate you've seen,
Your fate is found On Hallowe'en.
Witches dabble, the imps will play,
until the darkest hour you'll stay.


Pixie said...

Thanks for the party! I'm having ever so much fun "visiting" with everyone this morning! Off for another cup of coffee and more parties. Whew!

Designs By CK said...

Hi Jen!

Happy Hallowe'en and great party post!!!

SpOOky Best,
Chris (-:

Kristen Beason Designs said...

Hi Jen,
Fun party post and your carved pumpkins are incredible!


Melissa said...

That was one spooky Jack-O-Lantern, I love him! Wonderful party post!


Linda said...

Happy Halloween Jen
Love those vintage verses AND THOSE PUMPKINS.

Sarah said...

Whooo hooo found the wonderful was this..delcious party my dear!! I loved the carved pumpkin - creepy cool! Fly by mine when you get a minute!!
Happy Halloween, Sarah

laterg8r said...

love your halloween tree and that super scary sharp toothed punkin :D

Kate Hutcheson said...

Fantastic party- love, love, love the jack-o-lanterns!!

Autumn said...

Ooooh so creepy! What fun!
~Autumn Clark

^..^Corgidogmama said...

These photos are incredible, I had the willies, totally!

Pa-Dutch-Travel said...

Cool blog party! Love the Halloween tree!

julietk said...

Doing the party round, Great pictures Happy Halloween :-)

Lisa Nelson's Art, Bucks County Designs said...

Jennifer, this is lovely!! I love your photos - you did a wonderfully spooky job. Thanks so much for the invite! Hugs, Lisa

Fantasy Whispers - Vania Cruz-Perez said...

What lovely decorations and the pumpkins are fab.
Thank you for sharing with us.

Don't forget to hop over blog for a Witchy Celebration.


Maggi said...


The verses are great and so are the pumpkins! 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!

mendytexas said...

Thank you for inviting me to your fun party! I love the Halloween tree pic! Gotta try that! Your decorations are so much fun. You are so sweet to drop by my place too...:)Mendy

LYNDY WARD said...

Greetings & Salutations, just flying by to see all your pretties & say hello. Thought I'd leave my Halloween Party Extravaganza & Giveaway Link:


Cosmic Blessings With Love & Joy, Lyndy

Jennifer Hepler said...

I always love your posts! Stop by my party if you dare!

Deborah said...

Fantastic pumpkin carving!!! WOW. LoVe the halloween tree! Do stop by and party with Alice and Dead Bob, if you dare! **kisskiss** Deborah

Carolee said...

Great verse, and your photos are wonderful, as always!! I especially love the pumpkin on the tombstone. :)

~ Carolee

Mermaid Queen said...

Great decorations, and amazing pumpkin carving...Happy Halloween! Take care, Martha

Chrisy said...

Ghoulisous guests here! Thank you for your hospitality! Please come visit at my party for more treats....if you haven't flown in already!

AwtemNymf said...

I LOVE your Halloween tree and how you used the cauldron as the base! Wicked Clever!
I enjoyed my visit! <{:O)
Be Enchanted!
Opal Moon Enchantments

Anonymous said...

Happy Halloween Party to you! :)

angelandspot said...

Happy Halloween! I'm thinking I might do something with the horses for Halloween this year if the weather is not too nasty.

mermaiden said...

love all the verses- how fun!!!
thanks for the invitation, and for stopping by my party earlier (glad you like my hats!)

Anonymous said...

woohoo what a ghoulish party you arranged. thanks for letting me join. off to the next party on my broom stick.
have a happy haunting halloween!

Valeriote Design said...

Oh my stars that Horse is priceless! Thanks for opening up your home and heart!

Anonymous said...

Luv all the horses and the grinning pumpkin;)

Zan Asha said...

I love it all! Great pics, as usual! I especially love the creepy finger from the tombstone pointing up to the pumpkin! Thank you for sharing your Halloween with us!

Happy Halloweeeeen!

Molly @ A Bit O' Shine said...

Oooh lovely photos AND a rhyming post - you are too clever! Thanks so much for stopping by my party - I had a delightful time at yours!

Sares said...

Fabulous words to go with your pictures! Happy Halloween and thanks for your party. I'm off to see about your giveaway, flying fast on my broom!

Lynn Stevens said...

great pictures and poems, Thank for stopping by my party and good luck in my drawing!

Twyla and Lindsey said...

I had so much fun at your party! Thanks for inviting me. Have a Happy Halloween! Twyla

Torie Jayne said...

Hi, Great Halloween post! Wonderful pics & poems! Happy Halloween to you!

queen-of-nostalgia said...

Fabulous! A lovely read, and love the photos! Awesome :) I would love for you hop on your broom and fly over for a visit if you haven't already :) My party is here

Birgit said...

Oh, I love your Halloween tree! :)

Greetings from Munich,

Nydia said...

Thank you fo r this fun post! My little son loved the photos! :o)

Kisses from Nydia.

Renee said...

You have a great blog.


Karin said...

Great poems and pictures. Thanks for the invite and happy halloween!

Annabelle said...

Vintage verses,skeleton witches and a wild horse…maybe not a wild horse but your faded witch is surely wild with rage! Adore the grinning pumpkin!
Happy Haunts and a Happy Halloween too!!!
A Witch called Annabelle >^..^<

Janine said...

That´s a wonderful Halloween- party post.
I see we are both fans of Gustav Klimt. I saw some of his wonderful paintings in Vienna.
And by the way, I am a fan of your artwork.
So I become a follower of you.
Please feel invited to visit me on:

Rhonda Roo said...

boo! eek! is that a haunted horse? mr dead ed perhaps?
seriously i'm swooning over sleepy hollow cemetery over there --->
that is 1 of my all time fave stories!
great partying with you!

Catherine Darling said...

Hi Jennifer!
I have long admired your work on ebay. It is fun to put a face with the work. Happy Halloween!

Sophia said...

What a terrific halloween party you are having...quite spooky, I must say!

I'm so glad I made it by. Sorry it took so long, as I can only go so fast with my sleigh! to mingle before heading back to the Manor to tend to my own guests that are now eating a feast of a breakfast! :)

Possible Impossibilities Studio said...

Wonderful Halloween blog party! and love the ghostly blaze on the horse. How cool is that?!! :-)
Most excellent.

Pattee said...

Mrs. B directed me to your blog~ and I'm so glad she did~
I love your Halloween pictures... and all those pumpkins...
Fabulous art!

Claireabelle said...

how scary is that carved pumpkin!!
xx said...

OH JUST spooooooktacular!!!

I love every morsel! Bwuahahahaaaaaaaa ~ thank you for being a delightful part of the festivities!!

Faerie Moon Creations said...

Oh what fun!!! Lovely verse and lovely photos. Checking in while on vacation. Longwood Gardens were extraordinary!!! I'll have plenty of photos upon my return. What a treat to check in and see such wonderful Halloween festivities brewing online! Theresa

Laume said...

Are these your photos all? I love the wee pumpkin atop the headstone.

Christine Edwards said...

Phew, still partying well into the next day! Love the poem and pics...very cool. Thanks for stopping by earlier. Happy Haunting!

P.S. Congrats on the Dreamers Into Doers.

Tammie Lee said...

This is a wonderful halloween post! Found you through Mrs. B, your art is wonderful.

Julie Ranae said...

FINALLY fell asleep at someone's party last back to make rounds again today...

Thank you for the glad you left the decorations up for me!

Please stop by and see my creative offerings for the party...they're still up, too!

slommler said...

Sorry to be late!! The trade winds blew me off course. Thanks for keeping the candles lit for me. Wonderful party and your photos are fantastic!
Stop by mine

Chickenbells said...

Oh...your party is so very lovely...I am still hopping from place to place, and enjoyed putting my feet down for a moment here...Happy Halloween!!

creativegoddess said...

It may be Tuesday but I'm still making the party rounds! Great party post!
Thanks for stopping by my party. See you again soon!

Cedar Knoll Farm said...

Just love your work! This truly is your season!