Bewitched and Busy!

6:43 AM


Back from the Greensong Grove Samhain festival in St. Petersburg, Florida, it was great. Sold all my books that I brought, some of my Garden Witch jewelry and a couple of Garden Witch Pentacles. Samhain is rushing closer and I am loving it! Even though things are crazy busy- they are also bewitching.

Today I’m gearing up for Samhain, and the Halloween parties and the St. Louis Witches Ball.
In fact I got up early so I could add a stick to my mask for the Witches Ball-(so I can hold it and not strap it on my face) and to work on book project number #14. Here is the mask before I add the stick and ribbons... My dress is short and purple this year for the Ball... I found this mask and it had no feathers and I loved it!

In the next few weeks I’ll upload pictures of all of our costumes from the parties and the Ball so you all can see them. The costumes for this weekend’s party was inspired by seeing the Addams Family Musical  a few weeks ago. That’s all I will say for now…..

Plans for our Gothic Party are coming along- in fact my husband did finish his toe-pincher coffin for our party. We will both be going as vampires for our own party. My three grown kids have come up with some pretty clever costume ideas as well this year. But you should have seen the ladies flinch when I was at the fabric store on Monday and they asked me what I was going to make with several yards of red crushed velvet. I said, deadpan. "I'm lining a toe pincher coffin that my husband made with this fabric." Their mouths all dropped open and they flinched in unison. I only smiled and resisted the urge to say "Mwha ha ha..."

Today is supposed to be my day off- however they need a few extra set of hands in the floral department at my new job so I volunteered to come in this afternoon. Right now we are cranking out winter holiday floral arrangements like crazy. And yeah, I come home covered in glitter every day.

In the meantime here are a few pictures of my home- decorated for Samhain. I hope that you are enjoying this most bewitching season of the year!
Part of the mantle display in the living room...
Here is the other side of the mantle....
The kitchen shelves- Yes, the kitchen shelf pretty much stays like this year round- except for the pumpkin...
Display at the end of our hallway- w/o flash I wanted it to look more enchanting!

So get busy and bewitched and decorate for Samhain and Halloween. I hope these photos will inspire you to add some witchery to your own home for the sabbat.
Blessed be! Ellen

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  1. Love, Love, Love the mask, it's my favorite color. Can;t wait to see pics of your costumes.

  2. My family decorated the whole house and yard for Samhain on October Yule decorations will probably go up Dec 1 so we can enjoy Samhain for a couple months first.

  3. The vintage bottles are wonderful. Envious of your collection!

  4. Love the mask and all the decor. have fun at the parties!!!

    Blessings, V.


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