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Friday, October 22, 2010

Tea Party Under a Halloween Moon

Welcome to a 'Tea Party Under a Halloween Moon' here at the Manor. Many thanks to our lovely hostess 'Anna' from 'Frosted Petunias' for bringing us together to share in the festivities of the season and to delight in the full moon!

Poor Adelaide ~ looks like she missed her landing again . . .

I see the rest of you made it all right though . . .

Please come in . . . the Aunts are out back brewing up some tea and will bring it in shortly.

Well, yes, I have been decorating ~ how kind of you to notice!

Everyone needs their own Witchy doll . . .

Oh, don't mind Aunt Esmeralda ~ she seems to think her candied apples are to die for . . . literally . . . they're to die for . . .

Cousin Penelope is conjuring up some witch's brew in the parlor . . .

Follow me this way into the dining room . . .

Ah, I see some of my guests are making themselves comfortable . . .

Please, pull up a chair and help yourself to some delectables . . .

I picked these fresh this morning . . .

Yes Cousin Esther, Candy Corn does grow on stalks . . .

Anyone care for some hot apple cider?

Ah, I see you're admiring my tarnished silver service . . .

I've got my eyes on you!

My Mabon altar which needs to be changed over for Samhain . . .

I couldn't resist this little pumpkin when I saw it in the store . . .

There's nothing like the warm glow of candles . . .

Anyone care for an apple? I promise they're not poisoned {cackle, cackle} . . .

Thank you all so much for coming! We enjoyed ourselves so much it's gotten dark outside. Enjoy the decorations and be careful of the spiders!

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29 comments:

Cinner said...

what a great party, I have to say that picture of adelide is absolutely priceless, what a chuckle at her landing. take care. loved your post.

Sara said...

Oh I love your tea party! So many wonderful things happening. Love your decorations and pictures. The tea set is beautiful.

Lenora said...

Wonderful! Love the eyeballs and all the orangey lovely photos - you went all out! - please do come on over to our Tea Party Halloween Tea Party at http://lenorita-lenoramoore.blogspot.com/2010/10/jack-o-lantern-halloween-tea-party.html!

Faerie Sage said...

Ooooh so much to look at and love! You have inspired me to make apple cider! The candy corn looks amazing too! Loved stopping by, hope to see you soon!

Jennifer said...

What a wonderful party! I love all your photos, I felt right there along with you. I do hope you can fly on by to 1313 WitchWood Drive where we're having a Hatter's Tea Party Under This Gorgeous Halloween Moon~

http://witchwooddrive.blogspot.com/2010/10/tea-party-under-halloween-moon.html

Sara said...

I absolutely loved your post. The first picture made me laugh. I am going to follow your blog, I love it hugs Sara

Plumrose Lane said...

Oh Teresa, this is wonderful!! I love everything you did and your images came out beautifully! Gee... will there be any of those cupcakes and candy corn when I get there?? *snicker*
You have such a gorgeous home!!
♥Sharon

dmuseit said...

I do not know why Adelaide insists on flying herself. She needs to take the ghoulish taxi. You have a lovely home and a flair for decorating. Thank you for inviting me.

Wendy said...

Your blog is so beautiful and loved your elegant tea party. Also, I picked up some pretty good spell tips from your family. Thank you for hosting us. And please fly on by to drink some tea and magick when you get a chance.
Blessings, Wendy

http://www.yearcats.com/2010/10/22/drinking-tea-with-the-ancestors/

Que Bella said...

What a lovely party! Love your decor and I absolutely adore the (silver?) Tea Set. Thank you for sharing.

http://afineruffling.blogspot.com/2010/10/tea-under-halloween-moon.html

BLISS angels said...

I flew over to say thanks for poping in and wait is that apple cidar I smell? it is ? okay you twisted my arm , just a small glass I am flying after all I don't want to end up in the tree... haha it was lovely to me you and I will be back hugs and BOOs wendy from blissangels

Linda said...

I had a great time at your party. All the sweet treats and the decorations were amazing. Thank you for letting me enter your lovely home. Maybe next time I can make a spot for myself.

Incipient Wings said...

this was delightful and I love your blog!!!!
your alter is gorgeous!
thank you!!!!!!!

Nook Cranny Gifts said...

Thanks for the hot apple cider. Everything is so wonderful at your tea party.
Thanks for sharing.
Michele

Scrap Vamp said...

Beautiful photos! Thank you for the tea and treats! Happy Halloween!

~Celina
forevervampress@aol.com
http://scrapvamp.blogspot.com

Wendy said...

Teresa,
What a positively wonderful party. Everything was just defrightful. I absolutely love your tarnished silver, and your alter. The dining was lovely.
Please stop by and visit,
Spells and Wishes
Wendy from wonderland
http://candydelane.typepad.com/curiosities/

Kelli said...

Such a wonderful party! Thank you so much for the invite!!!

Please come for a spot of tea!

Blessed Be
Kelli

http://cajunstampingqueen.blogspot.com/2010/10/day-23-welcome-to-my-tea-party.html

Faerie Moon Creations said...

What a lovely tea party! Thanks for inviting me. I also appreciate your visit to my little owl fete today. Theresa :) Enjoy the rest of the parties!

Kiki said...

Wow!! What a gorgeous post! thankyou for sharing such enchantment and beauty and magic!!
Thans for visiting me and for your beautiful words!
have a sparkling night and blessings!
Victoria~

Lisa Balazs (Seshat Moon Willow) said...

I had an absolutely marvelous time at your tea party. What wonderful treats and the guest were so much fun.
Spells and Wishes Seshat Moon Willow
http://seshatmoonwillow.blogspot.com

Susan said...

your party was wonderful, your guests- interesting, your home-charming!
Thank you :)

Peace,
Susan

come visit:
http://piecesoffatesusan.blogspot.com/

Susan said...

how do I find out who my Goddess is?
Susan

Pauline said...

Oooh what a wonderful witchy post! A delight indeed.... I do hope you'll pop past my blog later.... http://paulineguttrey.blogspot.com I love visiting your blog and seing the pictures of the cockatoo and reainbow lorikeet.... these birdies are staples in my garden.... I have flowering eucalytus, and banskia, acacia trees, the birdies just love to come in for the nectar and bugs!
hugs and blessings from Australia,
Pauline

LYNDY WARD said...

Enchanting Full Moon Tea Party. Love your fabulous blog & all your PICs. Your fur babies are beautiful.

October 23 is my third Blogoversary, so October is a spooktacular Celebration month.

Please fly by for my giveaways too...
Hauntingly Yours, Lyndy

My Haunted Halloween Party Link:
http://bit.ly/dho880
TODAYSGOLD
http://todaysgold.blogspot.com/

Dragonfly said...

I'm so glad I stopped at your magical tea party, I've had such a great time, your decorations are beautiful.

bertie said...

Your post is one of my favorites! Fantastic pictures and decorating! I am running way behind and haven't posted yet...family emergency..hope you will stop by my site to see my tea party that is on Halloween! www.awildberrywitch.blogspot.com

Justina said...

Teresa,
What wonderful witchy decor !! I love how your dining room came out !! I hope poor Adelaide's face heals in time for Halloween night !!! LOL!!! Thank you also for stopping by to visit Penelope , and thank you for the get well wishes ! :-)
-Justina
http://labohememagique.blogspot.com

Anna @ Frosted Petunias said...

This was absolutely delightful! Everything is so warm and golden and autumn-y! Your house is beautiful and I just love your table and all your decor. The border for your pictures is one of my favorites too. Thank you for sharing and for joining my Autumn tea party!

♥Anna

Annabelle said...

An enchanting blog. Adore Cousin Penelope's feathery hat and all of your booutiul decorations and gorgeous tea set.

HAPPY HALLOWEEN !

•*´¨***~^..^~*Annabelle¸.•*´¨*¸*´¨*
Ooh and do drop in for a visit...having a draw for a soldered seashell bottle on Halloween Sunday, October 31st/2010