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Friday, October 17, 2008

The Sleepy Hollow Soiree

It's time! It's time! We've been decorating for days



We've shined our pointy shoes




We've gotten our witchy manicures



And donned our witchiest hats


Everything is ready, so let the soiree begin!


On this fine autumnal day when the sky is clear and serene, when nature wears that rich and golden livery which we always associate with the idea of abundance,
In a forest where trees have put on their sober brown and yellow, and some have been nipped by the frosts into brilliant dyes of orange, purple, and scarlet, join the inhabitants of Sleepy Hollow


Glimpse the small pond in these woods, tranquil enough to lull one to repose; and the occasional whistle of a quail or tapping of a woodpecker is almost the only sound that ever breaks in upon the uniform tranquility.

Step over an ancient tumbled stone wall to the shade of a grove of tall walnut-trees.

Meet Ichabod Crane a worthy wight, tall, but exceedingly lank, with narrow shoulders, long arms and legs, hands that dangled a mile out of his sleeves.Indeed one might mistake him for some scarecrow eloped from a cornfield.

Katrina Van Tassel, a blooming lass of eighteen; plump as a partridge; ripe and melting and rosy-cheeked as one of her father's peaches.


She is withal a little of a coquette, as might be perceived even in her dress, which is a mixture of ancient and modern fashions, as most suited to set off her charms
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She displayed the prettiest foot and ankle in the country round




See the sequestered situation of this churchyard that seems always to have made it a favorite haunt of troubled spirits surrounded by locust-trees and lofty elms.





Behold the luxurious display of the ample charms of a genuine Dutch country tea-table, in the sumptuous time of autumn.



Partake of autumn’s bounty and revel with the witching influence of the air. Grow imaginative, dream dreams, glimpse apparitions and goblins among the tranquil solitudes of Sleepy Hollow


Remain with us and listen to tales of apparitions and ghosts until the very witching time of night. Then loiter homeward in the twilight air.



(paraphrased shamelessly from Mr. Washington Irving)

49 comments:

agapanthas and goldsworthy said...

love the music you chose to go along with your post! have fun visiting everyone. xx rosey

KathrynAntyr said...

What a wonderful romp I've had here. Love those leggings and shoes.

Be sure to swing by my place for I have some brain tonic and three witches brew for you! Vincent Price is waiting patiently for you to arrive to begin his story. I do hope to see you soon!

Happy early Halloween.

Laume said...

What a fun walk through a most gorgeous autumn woods. It was nice to meet you and Miss Van Tassel and Mr. Crane.

Elizabeth said...

Wow! You're really getting me in the mood for a wonderful fall extravaganza.
So evocative and lovely.
The stripey stockings were WAY cool.
Greetings from New York.

artbrat said...

Thanks for taking me on a delightful journey this morning. Happy Halloween.

Ana Balbinot said...

What a wonderful place and wonderful pictures! Love your delightful post! Thanks for your comment and your visit at my blog party. Hope to see you many times!
Xoxo

Hootin' Anni said...

Love these!!! Your stockings reminds me of the wicked witch in OZ!! I ♥ Halloween!!!

Come check my Halloween Party slideshow if you can find time.

It's HERE

Elizabeth said...

Very entertaing!
Elizabeth

Betzie said...

Great decorations and photos!!

jewelstreet said...

Great decorations! Love the winking pumpkin.

katydiddy said...

I love it. Which witch is wearing the shoes? I love them!

Natalie said...

Frighteningly fantastic shoes...and photos!

Thanks for having me!

Loretta said...

Oooo...the photos in the woods are breathtaking! And I do love those shoes and stockings! This is a wonderful post! Happy Halloween!

Rebecca Ramsey said...

What a bewitching party!
I had a bootiful time!
Thank you!
Becky

atrinkettreasury said...

ooohhh i love love love your fabulous shoes and stripey socks!!! so wonderful to meet you at this amazing party!!! hope you have a very spooky halloweeeeeeeen!!!

Shell said...

I loved your Sleepy Hollow inspired tale. I so want a pair of those striped tights. And your pictures are just fab.

3rdEyeMuse said...

what a wickdly fun soiree! and thanks for marking the trail so beautifully. :)

~Tara said...

What a fun walk! Happy Halloween Party Day!

Donna O. said...

Theatrically wonderful!!!
D.

Dianne said...

Great party!...love your art...lovely photos and ideas...thanks for sharing.
Jolly Halloween!
Dianne

Lynne Laura said...

Love your Halloween Party Post! Those stockings are just too cute too and your great carved pumpkins...you did a lovely job.

Kindredly, Lynne Laura

ArtSparker said...

Enjoyed my tour of Sleepy Hollow - The Lanky pumpkin is also very Ichabod-like

Carolee said...

Thanks for visiting me!! Love your blog - the photos and story are just magical, and of course, I LOVE those stockings, hehe!

Great music too. :)

Happy Halloween!
~ Carolee

Barbara Hagerty said...

Thank you for such an amusing romp!! You have truly set the mood, and I LOVE it!!!! Thanks to you, I am now properly in the spirit of the season!! XOXO

Suzan Buckner said...

WONDERFUL!!! Loved it!! Thank you!!!me.

AwtemNymf said...

I'm Blog Hopping from Vanessa's "A Fanciful Twist" Party <{:O) Love them shoes!
Stop by my place too... I'm having a couple of give-aways!
Have a bootiful day!
Be Enchanted!
~A~

Patricia said...

A grand post - the photos are just lovely. I love the stockings and the shoes. Happy, Happy Halloween !!!

carol eldridge said...

the stockings are just too much...love the woodland scenes...having fun going to all these parties...

best,
carol

J and Z said...

I hope you'll stop by and visit my story too....love your soiree....did Neil stop by???

Great music as always....clever girls....

Kims Art said...

Love It! Everything! Happy Halloween!

Sandra Evertson said...

Wonderful!
Love your scarecrows!
Sandra

Izabella~ said...

I ab~soul~utely adore those stockings!!

thanx for the adventure ;)

xo ~Bella

NyteRayn said...

I was just hanging out over at a Fanciful Twist’s party and I thought I’d check out your blog!

Great photos!!!

scrappin{jewlz} said...

what a wonderful halloween party! Fabulous decorations!

Stop by my blog - I have a giveaway - www.scrappinjewlz.blogspot.com

Moira said...

What a wonderful soiree dahlings, I had such a fabulously spine tingling time here, perfect Autumnal Halloween celebration.

Michelle Cowden said...

What a fun post! And love the shoes! Thank you for visiting my "T" party. Take care~ Michelle

faerie enchantment said...

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

Tumble Fish Studio said...

Just popping in on the party tour - what a magical place to visit! I will be back when I have more time to linger longer and browse til my heart's content - too many parties to visit today. Love your work, delicious! And, I wish my legs looked so good in witchy stripe stockings! Enjoy your guests and sneak over to my little place if you get the chance!
marsha

Salinda said...

What a beautiful walk through the woods! Happy Halloween!

Jump on over to my party if you get the time!
salinda

Celestial Charms said...

Love your post. It looks like you live in a beautiful setting. Happy Halloween to you!

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

Super duper wonderful!! I love the woods and the striped legs in the woods!!! Fabulous!! Cackle Cackle!!

Lisa "Oceandreamer" S. said...

True abundance of Autumn and Halloween scenes with guests that were quite accommodating when I asked for Bark tea. I can't believe I forgot to wear my stripey tights and red shoes....ah but Halloween isn't exactly here yet so there is time!

fawndear said...

Loved attending your bloggy party!
I will definately be back to visit.

An Enchanted Cottage said...

Wonderful!! Loved Wiggy Woman - yes, she would love my Witchy Woman - I'm sure they'd be best buddies if they met! I enjoyed lots of your past posts, too - especially the September 5th post about your mom's birthday and the card you made for her - she sounds like a very special lady!!! ...Donna

Altered Route said...

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

My Artful Heart said...

LOVE your witchy shoes and stockings.....Happy Halloween :)

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