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Friday, October 22, 2010

A tea party under the Halloween Moon

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In the 1800's a coven of five witches convened on the full moon on the last week of October to celebrate Autumn and the coming of Halloween. The coven would go deep into the weeping woods. Under the watchful gaze of the Halloween moon they would have a tea party. Year after year under that bright full moon the coven would meet and chat, and eat fairy cakes, lots of sweet goodies, and drink herb tea. (I don't know if you know this but witches actually have quite a sweet tooth.) The group grew with each passing year to include more of these spellcasters.









As years passed the magic and wonderment of the tea parties was lost. The last few witches moved into the new world and forgot about the special night all witches used to share...





I come from a long line of witches. Despite my great-great-grandaunts Megan and Sissy being at the first tea party, I had never heard of the tea party under the Halloween moon.  

Well that's until two night ago when I heard strange noises coming from Aunt Sissy's old trunk ......




 and when I unlocked it, I found this.....










Aunt Sissy's spell book. I picked it up, turning the old book in my hands. I had forgotten that it was in the old trunk, I laid it down on the coffee table. BUT then suddenly  the book shook as if some unseen hand was touching it.



I moved back, afraid. I watched as the book abruptly opened, the pages flicking open so I could read the words at the top.

















"Inciting the magic for a tea party under the Halloween moon..." it was as if the spell book wanted me to have a tea party.... the book had a list of the spells the two Aunts had used back then...and photos of some of the tea parties.


 Look, this is my Aunt Megan with her strange taste in hats.













 

...and this is me, with Aunt Sissy.
 It seems I had attended a tea party under the moon when I was younger. Oh yes and the toad is Aunt Megan; it seems she and her sister had a fight about some young man... but that's another story.






The more I thought about the wonderful and magical time the witches of the past must have had, the more I wished. Could I have a party? Tt was Halloween and moon would be full this week.



But who would I invite? What food would I make? The spell book moved under my hands again and I looked at the page.










It had all the information I needed. A list of modern day witches and where to buy the goodies for the party... it seemed there was nothing to stop me...






The wind whispered through the trees, and dark clouds drifted across the full moon, and for a second I thought I saw a shadow pass over the moon.









The table was set with every possible treat: From fairy cakes with chocolate butter cream to fresh toffee apples. The kettle was boiling and the herb tea was brewing in the pot...


















I had laid the table as the spell book had suggested; I had added pumpkins, fall fruits, and fall leaves to thank the goddess for her gifts this year....











I felt my Aunt Megan and Sissy's presence as I sat down to eat. The clouds cleared away and the moons light lit the area in a soft glow. I could feel the magic in the air....








Later when I came back home, I glanced at the pictures of my Aunts on the wall. The photos had changed, no longer were the photos of two old ladies but of two smiling young witches…








I think my Aunts approved of my tea party under the Halloween moon... and who knew? Maybe next year they would come too.
Of course only if Aunt Sissy changed Aunt Megan back from being toad.









Thank you for joining me for my tea party under the Halloween Moon.




Now for a giveaway: A small altered picture can be yours if you can answer these simple questions. 

1 ) Name the actress who plays Hermione Granger  in the Harry Potter films.
2)  Name  two actress who have played Samantha in "Bewitched." (Movie and TV program.)
3) What were the names of the witches in the movie "The Witches of Eastwick?"

Email BLISS.WDA@GMAIL.COM   with your answers. I will pull a name out off my witches hat on Monday...


A big thank you to Anna for hosting this magical blog party.

31 comments:

Penny said...

Wendy,
This was a wonderful Tea Party post,
and a very enjoyable read.

Hugs,
Penny

Feathers and Flight said...

~Greetings Wendy~
Your Posts are Always so Delightful to Gaze Upon! What do they Call it...Oh Yes...Eye Candy!
Thank You for Flying Over!
Hugs Jill

Kim said...

Beautiful blog tea and an enchanting story! Love it! xoxo

Sara said...

what a great tea party post. I loved the photos and what a very special magical spell book. Hugs Sara. Ps drop me a visit if you get time to see my post.

Sara said...

Wow... I absolutely love your tea party. Such a great story you told and the artwork is amazing. xx

Teresa said...

Oh my Goddess, Wendy! What a truly delightful tea party! Everything was perfect and I have to tell you that I didn't mind one bit helping myself to those chocolate covered pretzels! Yum!

Your blog is gorgeous and there's so much inspiration to be found. Congratulations on publishing your book (still have to find the info on that) . . . that's truly a great accomplishment!

I'm off to enter your give-away . . . now where's my thinking cap?

I hope you'll have time to pop over and visit me at my tea party . . . the tea is brewing!

Blessed Be,
Tereza
http://mygoddess-self.blogspot.com

Wendy said...

I loved, loved, loved visiting your tea party. I felt drawn into all your beautiful art and poor Aunt Megan, we'll have to work on her being transformed back into a human. Maybe though she might like being a toad!

It's always nice to meet another Wendy.
Please stop by for tea and goodies when you get a chance and thank you for such a magickal tea party.

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

Justina said...

Hi Wendy!
What a wonderful storyteller you are , and my those treats look amazing ! Don't mind me if i steal a cupcake :-)
Thank you for stopping by Mine and Penelope's party as well !
Have a Happy Halloween!!
-Justina
http://labohememagique.blogspot.com

Le Chateau des fleurs said...

Beautiful! Love the pictures and story!
What a great Tea Party! Thank you so much for visiting me :)

Que Bella said...

What a wonderful party post! Such a magical story to go along with all those old family photos. Thanks for sharing!

Birgit said...

Oh, such a lot of eye candy -- I love your mixed media artwork! :)

-- Birgit

Nook Cranny Gifts said...

The goody spread was wonderful as is your art work.
Thanks for sharing.
Michele

Nook Cranny Gifts said...

The goody spread was wonderful as is your art work.
Thanks for sharing.
Michele

Incipient Wings said...

hi!
I made it,,,thank you for leaving the witch light on for me..this was delicious and oh my gosh what a wonderful story...
your artwork is gorgeous,thank you so much.

Scrap Vamp said...

Thank you for having me over for tea! I had a lovely time! Happy Halloween!

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

Kelli said...

Such a wonderful Tea Party! I am in awe! I know the answers right now so I must remember to pop over and send them off to you!

Please join me 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...

Thanks for hosting such a fabulous Tea Party! I enjoyed my visit. The story was really fun.

If you haven't already done so, I'd love for you to join the little owl tea party here:

http://faeriemooncreations.blogspot.com/2010/10/little-witch-and-owls-halloween-tea.html

Happy Halloween Greetings!
Theresa

Anna @ Frosted Petunias said...

Oh Wendy!! My toes are still tingling from reading your enchanting tale! I am absolutely bewitched on this magical night. I love your story and adore your art. Oh and those sweet treats...on my goodness. I better watch it or I might get lightheaded again and fall off my broom! Thank you for being a part of my tea party and for sharing your most delightful magic with everyone!

♥Anna

LYNDY WARD said...

Enchanting Full Moon Tea Party. Love your beautiful blog & all your PICs. 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/

LYNDY WARD said...

OOOOOPS, don't publish my first comment, I think the answers to your contest were on it... Just realized I needed to send it to your email addy...

Enchanting Full Moon Tea Party. Love your beautiful blog & all your PICs. 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/

Lisa Balazs (Seshat Moon Willow) said...

I had a glorious time and the yummy treats were spooktacular.
Hugs, Seshat Moon Willow

Pauline said...

A wonderful post... thank you for sharing your table and story!
hugs and blessings from Australia
Pauline

Susan said...

That was magical!

Thank you :)

I know #1 and #2 and could tell you the actresses for #3 but not the character's names, LOL

Peace,
Susan

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

JoAnne said...

Oh what a magic tale you weave!

Sinderella Studio Designs said...

LOVE YOUR PARTY...wish I could really eat the treats. I love the whispering wind of the trees in front of the moon with witch in flight - super incredible piece!
cheers and happy haunting!
dana

Sew Loquacious Angela said...

Wendy,
I knew your tea party would be awesome!! I was right! LOL!
Thanks for sharing...the sweets look divine!
Thanks for stopping by my party and leaving me a comment...I've kicked Mr. Strawman's *bleep* for you!
Angela

Dragonfly said...

A magical party, I love your post and pages, wonderful story.

Mina said...

Wonderful tea party!

Annabelle said...

Such a Magical Tea Party!
Your artwork is lovely and I enjoyed your story very much.
I also have another prize draw for this coming Sunday ~ HALLOWEEN October 31st / 2010 for a tiny seashell soldered bottle.

Annabelle.•*¨**.•**^..^•*¨**.•*¨*•*¨**.•* http://thewoodbeyondtheworld.blogspot.com/

whymsicalmusings said...

What a wonderful wonderful read!!!!! I love this post so entertaining and so much artwork!!!! FABULOUS my sweet sweet friend!
XXXOOO

Electra said...

I'm late, but I have to say, I don't know how you do such magical marvellous parties! I've never been to a better party than yours, Wendy!

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