Saturday, October 18, 2008

Halloween Soiree and 98th Post Giveaway

Welcome to our little Halloween soiree...

Spiders add crunch and spice to the pumpkin soup!
Party favors for everyone!
Who knew food looked so awful in sepia? The apple tart looks like cauliflower, scary and creepy!!!

Please enjoy the pumpkin soup with spicy spiders, the apple tart, and spider web cupcakes. Don't forget to take home your little white pumpkin, beaded spider, sparkly silver wand and mask.
Please check out all of the other Halloween posts at A Fanciful Twist in my favorites. A great big thank you to Vanessa for orchestrating this world wide spooktacular.

I can't believe this is my 98th blog post and I just started blogging in July '08. I am so grateful to everyone for stopping by and reading about the mundane minutia of my life. I have made some incredible friends and have been so inspired by your blogs and creativity! Because I am afraid that no one will come back to read the 100th post, I am doing a 98th post GIVEAWAY!!! The GRAND PRIZE is a treasure chest full of vintage beauties and wonderful surprises. Please leave a comment on this post and I will draw the lucky winner on Wednesday, Oct. 22nd. Thanks for coming and have a happy Halloween!!!
Your Pal,


Kristen said...

Those pictures are great! Is that your daughter in the 2nd picture? She is TOO cute!
It looks like a party I'd love to come to:)
Happy 98th....I'll keep coming back back til you celebrate your 998th!

Tumble Fish Studio said...

Congratulations on your 98th post! Really, congratulations on all 98 of them and all that are yet to come - not just the 98th! I have so truly enjoyed your blog, your pictures, your thoughts, your art work and your creative, generous and genuine soul.

The pumpkin soup is delicious! Be sure to drop by my place after midnight! Thank you for the lovely party favors and I just adore your costume!

KitschKrafts said...

WOW, 98!?!! That's exciting and I guess it helps that the post ended with a picture of a cupcake...mmmmmmm...;0)

I am glad you started blogging. Your minutia is quite interesting really...

Happy 98th!

sushi2 said...

Your blog is a big inspiration for me and my nostalgic side. I love your Playlist selection. Unfortunately I can't add music to my blog unless I upgrade, boohoo!!... Did your daughter take the photos? They came out wonderful, I love the sepia tint to make the photos look old and antique.


Oh, pick me! Linda, pick me! I LOVE your blog and visit often. - Teresa

farmerjulie said...

ME!! Pick me!!
Cute pics! I am so impressed! Darling..can you come and do that at my house? haha..i am so glad I met you Linda!!
Your Pal,
Julie :)

Saucy said...

Linda, this feast looks postively spook-tacular! A veritable boo-fet! A feast for the eyes... you are right about the sepia, I would not have thought it though if you hadn't pointed it out!

Almost 100 posts! Congratulations. It is an accomplishment in a short period of time, you have the commitment.

Rebecca Ramsey said...

You throw the coolest soiree ever! I'd love to have a seat at your table!
I bet we'd have such fun!
We could talk over French memories!
Ooh la la!

PJ's talkin'.... said...

That star wand is the best!! I could take that to the grocery store, and those old ladies would get outta my way! :) I'll be right here for your 100th post with bells on! Wouldn't miss it! ~PJ

Anonymous said...

98 is a great number- "we should be so lucky" as my make believe Jewish gramma would say.!!Well, I hope I'm lucky!!

Superbadfriend said...

98posts already? YAY! Congratulations Linda. They sure add up.


I absolutely love the Spooktacular images. You are so Rad!

C.E.R. said...

I'm so glad to have come across a fellow blogger that is in my neck of the woods. I absolutely love seeing the vintage treasures you find. Brings back many good memories. Congrats on 98!!


Congratulations Linda,

Love your Halloween party!

~ Gabriela ~

KathrynAntyr said...

What a lovely table you set. Hmmm what goodies you share even if they aren't as eye appealing in sepia! Your decorations however, look fabulous.

If your head is spinning from all of the spells at the various parties, swing by my place for some brain tonic and three witches brew. Vincent Price is waiting to read you a story. Do stop by!

Happy {early} Halloween!

Artsy-Craftsy Merchant said...

Loved the Halloween post....and went and dug up my Home Companion and saw your art.....LOVE IT!

Jill said...

I've only recently found your blog, but I can't wait to read the next 98 posts! Your house makes me smile. I wish I had your imagination :o)

jenny holiday said...

You DAZZLER!! I was soooo excited the day that I found you!! "The lady from Mary E. with the most insanely amazing shadowbox of vintage cake decorations" ..yep..I was giddy allll day!! I love your blog/world! Always super fun and inspiring!! :)

And Yes..I once showed some baking in sepia..and it too looked anything but edible....or sweet.

Although your spider web cupcake has my name alllll over it!! Today by the way is National Chocolate Cupcake Day!! :) Since I will not have any till' later today..I just had a waxy as I remember! LOL

Anyhoo!! Congrats on your 98th!!

And Happy Happy Fall!!

Love from the Jersey Shore!
xoxo Jenny Holiday

my NEW blog:

Lola Enchanted said...

Hello!! What a FABULOUS party!! I had such a spooky good time here!! And I must say CONGRATS on your 98th post!!!!

Nice to meet you and Happy early halloween!!!!~

P.S. please hop on over and enter my giveaway as well!

Lynne Laura said...

Hello and Happy Halloween!

Thank you for coming by my blog today and I love your post...what a house! BTW I watch CSI all the time, from the first episode and am sorry to hear Bill is leaving...I just love his character! Not sure if I will continue to watch it after he whooo...little Halloween humour! 98 posts fab, I'm not there yet...a bunch to go for me.

Kindredly, Lynne Laura

Kindredly, Lynne Laura

AwtemNymf said...

Oh WOW! I love your dress-up! And Imm smitten anytime I see a faerie wand, mask and PUMPKINS!
I'm Blog Hopping from Vanessa's "A Fanciful Twist" Party <{:O)
I truly enjoyed my visit with you!
Stop by my place too... I'm having a couple of give-aways!
Have a bootiful day!
Be Enchanted!

Karen from A`Musements said...

HAPPY HAUNTINGS Samantha, er.. I mean, Linda!!!LOVE your HAUNTINGLY beautiful venue, and the pictures and the sepia tone of them are FABU, darling WitchEEpooh! Thank you most of all, for adding the perfect touch.... "Bewitched" theme song was SO much fun to hear and such a great surprise!!!
Well done, now go have a big bowl of spider soup as a reward!
(I'm sure you can guess what the initials mean.... ;-)

And, on a serious note, CONGRATULATIONS for posting 98 times... to all of us that have the pleasure of sharing your company, if only electronically, a big THANK YOU for all of your wit, wisdom and warmth! I can't remember what my days were like without you!
Many good wishes for years of Happy Blogdom!

Jenn said...

YAHOOO!!!! Happy 98th linda!!!
I enjoy your blog so much:)

I love all your photos and want to cozy myself right up to that table and eat up all your yummies!!! Happy Party Day!

Natalie said...

Almost the witching hour and I'm still partying...

Hauntingly BOO-tiful post! <|:^)

Diane said...

I saved the article about your house and collections from the February ME magazine. Over the summer, I discovered your blog, which I check almost everyday to see what treasures you've found. Thanks for sharing!

Cottage At Dove Canyon said...

Your sepia pictures are just darling! Congratulations on 98 posts - keep them coming.

NyteRayn said...

I was just hanging out over at a Fanciful Twist’s party and I thought I’d check out your blog! Your photos are fabulous! Thanks so much for sharing!

Moonfairy said...

Lovely pictures and party :)
Congratulations on you post number 98th :)

Happy early Halloween

*~*TWo PiXie DoLLs*~* said...

I love your photos!! Splendid party. And that giveaway sounds sooo good!

Visit my magical world..


Shell said...

A pretty sepia toned Halloween party. I loved it.

Sarah said...

Minerva says thanks for the compliment and anytime you need some help she will be there!
Thanks for the party food-delicious spider web cupcakes-mmmm!

ZenCrafter said...

You're way more prolific than I am!! I started blogging in March of this year and have just crawled on my hands and knees to my 99th post.

Anyway, congratulations, and here's to 98 million more of your lovely posts.

And would you be interested in swapping a simple knitted scarf (my skill level) for some of those divine beaded spiders?

Laume said...

Crunch? You must be using different spiders than I do, mine are pretty mushy. And you're right, gray apples don't have the same apple, do they.

Nice to meetcha. I'll be back! said...

ALMOST 100!!! FAB!! Okay, I can't breathe, that is where i want to live, that is where I want to be!! Hauntigly wonderful, awesome table setting!!! Cackle Cackle!!

Anonymous said...

oh, I hope it's me! first saw your creative self in Home Companion (and am devastated that it will no longer be around:() and have really enjoyed reading your blog and seeing all of your ideas and collections! Keep up the good fun!

Elma said...

Congrats on your 98th post. I am sure you will have many more. Nice party!!

Sandra Evertson said...

I LOve it! The spider soup is my Fav!
Happy Halloween!

Salinda said...

What wonderful photographs! I agree, the apple tart does look like a veggie.

Congrats on your 98th post!

Happy Halloween!


Loved the pictures and their tone!
Tahnks for the treats and the wonderful party!!!

Congats on the 98th...sweet sweet news!!
Happy Halloween

Come on over to my place and sit a spell.

ZenCrafter said...

Eep, I promise I'm not trying to tip the odds in my favor by posting again, but egads, is that your mansion in the first shot? I knew the interior was jaw-dropping gorgeous, but so is the outside!!

3rdEyeMuse said...

you can bet many of us will be back for more than even your 100th post! what a wickedly wonderful post you have ... those photo's are simply to doe for!

Linda Crispell said...

Thank you for all the lovely comments!!!
Zen Crafter, a trade it shall be. I stole the pic of the home, our mansion is a wee bit smaller.

LiLi M. said...

Hello Linda! Thanks for visiting my blog. Nice to meet you! Mmm I liked that pumpkin crispy spider soup. Do you cook the spiders or do you put them in at the very last moment, I want to have them crispy too, you know...I'm visiting a lot of Halloween party goers now so I don't have time to check your blog, I liked this post very much. But I will be back and yes that is a thread!
Have a nice day!

Lani Robertson said...

WOW 98 posts...congrats! I will always love reading your is truely wonderful! :0


Cha Cha said...

Such kind generosity! I love your blog - it's eye candy and you have the best sense of humor. Thanks for inspiring me and making my day on a regular basis.

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Hi Linda ~ Well, first off, I find your "mundane minutia" quite fascinating as I do your Halloween Soiree! Congrats on your 98th post - whoo hoo!! It does go very fast, doesn't it?

I am honored to know you through bloggin' and would delight to win something wonderful from you!!


Melissa said...

Of course we'll come back! Greta party shots. I'd love one of those cupcakes. All this parting has made me hungry! Happy Halloween!

Anonymous said...

Lovely party Linda!! The goodies look delicious and congratulations on your almost 100th post!! I'm still working my way through Vanessa's party list - thank you for sharing!

Witchy Blessings,

Kim said...

Congratulations on your 98th post. I loved your Halloween Soiree. I'm off to get ready for my witches' brew party tomorrow night. What am I doing spending time blogging? So much to little time. I'm off.

catherine said...

hello! Of COURSE i'll be back!
you are so fun!
I always love to see what you've got cookin' up that sleeve of yours!
you really ARE cool, you do know that don't you? :)

Sarah said...

Wow, you're prolific! See, you DO have something to say. And as always, beautiful and often tempting photos to post. I agree that the apple tart looks way better in color! Congratulations and please keep this wonderful blog going and going!

Michelle said...

Sorry I'm late in dropping by! It's taking me awhile to work myself through the party list! Feel free to stop by to say Hi! I'm having a fun give away!

An Enchanted Cottage said...

Hi Linda! Thanks so much for visiting my blog Halloween party - and I hope you have a blast doing the photo pumpkins!!! Wow, what a dramatic effect the sepia toned photographs have for this post - I LOVE it!!! Happy Halloween to you, and congrats on your 98th post!!!...Donna