Saturday, October 17, 2009

Halloween: a hauntingly magical celebration



Lieve allemaal, welkom op dit nachtelijk uur, het is net 17 oktober en weer tijd voor de jaarlijkse Halloween viering van Miss Vanessa...mmm ik heb nog geen idee wat ik zal doen op mijn blog...Shhshshshtttt! Kan het wat zachter? Iedereen slaapt hier, wie zit er zo irritant te kloppen? Nou zeg...ligt er toch een pakje op de deurmat. Wat zou daar inzitten?

Shshshshhs!!!! It's just past midnight October 17th. Everybody has gone to sleep. Today is Miss Vanessa's hauntingly magical celebration of Halloween. And guess what? I haven't got a clue of what I am going to show on my blog...better hurry, but shshshshshhshs...be quiet....who is that knocking? Stop that!!! Ooooh it's a package....someone delivered a package after midnight, now how spooky is that? .......



Now let's see what's inside:


Een tijdschrift, wat spinnen...
A magazine...? Some spiders...mmm wait there is more:


Een prachtig foto album!
A photo album, now isn't that nice?


Oooh kijk eens, da's leuk: mijn oudtante Magda!
Look inside: There is my aunt Marge, when she was young;



En hieronder mijn oudoom Henri:


and this is uncle Henri, he must have been a huge Abraham Lincoln fan in his days...


En dit is mijn oma, met haar grootmoeder!
And here is my grandmother, she is the young girl of course....
I loved the album! Then I discovered a pair of glasses on the bottom of the box:


Ik ontdekte ook nog een bril op de bodem van de doos, wat moet ik daar nu mee? Ik mag dan net 48 zijn geworden, een leesbril heb ik nog niet nodig, maar voor de grap zette ik hem op:
Now I'm 48 but I still don't need reading glasses, but for fun I put them on:


Hahaha grappig!
Hahaha, great!
Let's see if I can read that magazine any better:


Eens zien of ik dat tijdschrift beter kan lezen....pfffoe ik word er duizeling van...
These glasses make me feel dizzy...what do I see?



Het ene moment zie ik deze^ vaas,
One moment I see this vase, the other moment:


Het volgende moment zie ik deze^ vaas. Wat gebeurt er toch?
Oooh what is happening...???


Terwijl ik in de spiegel kijk schrik ik me een hoedje!
Looking in the mirror I got scared to death!!!


Mijn handen..., mijn ring...en het foto album...aaaahhhhhhh!
Look at my hands...my nails...my ring...(just click on the photo to see the details)
and look at the album...:


Kijk wat er met tante Magda gebeurd is...
Now look at auntie Margie...I just knew it...


En oom Henri.....dus dat was er met je aan de hand...
Uncle Henri....so that is what you really are!


Ach, dit is eigenlijk helemaal geen verrassing, tuurlijk is mijn oma een heks...Vorig jaar ontdekten we toch al dat ik ook een heks ben, weet je nog? Ik hoop dat ik niemand heb laten schrikken. Het enge gaat NU komen, nou zo'n gedroogd bloemending, da's pas eng!! Voor 25 cent gescoord bij de kringloop!
And of course my grandmother and my great great grandmother...But this is no surprise... after all we found out that I am a witch last year...remember....?

Did I scare you? Now wait here is the grand finale; this is what I call scary:


Oh isn't this totally ugly??? Really disgusting!!!

You can buy these dried flower things in every thrift store for nothing.


Een paar weken geleden won ik een kadobon van 25 dollar bij de Speckled Egg en ik 'kocht' er onder andere allerlei zogenoemde dresden bandjes van, eindelijk had ik ze! Ze zijn trouwens nu in de aanbieding hier.
A few weeks ago I won a gift certificate of 25 USD, at the Speckled Egg to spend at the Speckled Egg webstore. Now I didn't have any trouble to do that. Look what I choose. I decided to choose a lot of dresdens... to do this:

En dit kan je dus onder andere doen met die dresdens! Ding openmaken, droogbloemen eruit, Halloween dingen erin, ding dicht..mmm nou past die ring niet meer zo goed en dus gebruik je de dresden. Ik heb nog een grappig idee hiermee, binnenkort op deze blog...
So you throw the dried flowers out, put some fun Halloween stuff in put the ring back. Mmm doesn't fit that tight anymore huh? Now the dresden comes in! Heather is having a sale on dresden trims right now, grab your chance here! I have another fun idea with the dresdens, so stay tuned!

Thanks for visiting me at this early hour of the day, sorry I didn't have any daylight to take the photos. Hope you have a wonderful time partying at all bloggers that celebrate Miss Vanessa's hauntingly magical Halloween Party, just check the list over there on her left side bar and be sure to visit every one!
Bedankt voor je nachtelijk bezoek hier...tsja daarom zijn alle foto's bij kunstlicht gemaakt, niets aan te doen. Vandaag is het de hele dag Halloween bij alle bloggers die meedoen met de hauntingly magical celebration of Halloween bij Miss Vanessa. Check de lijst aan de linkerkant op haar blog, wie er allemaal meedoen. Ik wens je heel veel Halloween plezier, hahahahaha!

LiLi M.
Hahahahahaha!

80 comments:

ginger@bearbits said...

What a great concept! I knew you would have something special going on with that photo album and those freaky glasses! Fun! Fun!

barbara said...

Yay, I get the first comment! Your nails are perfectly frightening, but I guess that makes sense, since you come from a long line of witches. I am reading this rather late and completely expect to have nightmares.

Christine Edwards said...

Lili, what a fun post. So you come from a long line of witches I see. I bet those dried flowers would be great in some potion or another. Happy Haunting.

Christine

Elyse said...

hello LiLi!

what a playful post! you look like you are having quite the fun time. how cool to have old family photos!

i love what you made with your goodies from heather's shop. awesome!

happy weekend!

xo

LW said...

Dear Lili Witch you have scared me so that my hair all turned white as snow.
Those nails that you show and family book of ancestors are simple magical….
What was that I saw but Poe’s very own raven bird, could it be????
It is near midnight here and I must hurry to bed before the clock strikes that ghostly hour…

A very happy Halloween party to you…

Louise

Carol said...

Fabulous hauntingly post LiLi!!!
I love your story and what you did with the old scrapbook and photos and you look so scary with that head lol and your finger nails EEK!! But you saved the best for last! I absolutely love what you did with the round glass. I never saw such glasses with dried flowers behind over here, but now I'll have to find them!!!
I wish you a Happy Halloween count down!!!
xoxo Carola

corry said...

Wat een geweldig leuke post, alhoewel een beetje eng was ie ook wel! Nog veel griezel plezier Lili!
p.s. Erg leuke vondst dat Halloween stolpje!

Rianne said...

Heerlijk om te lezen, prima wakker worden zo op de zaterdagochtend!
Fijn weekend!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Lili dearest! That was so entertaining and wonderful! I LOVED IT! And you are so beautiful! Long black nails and all! What a great house you have; I remember seeing it for the crown fest, way back when. Everything looks great. I will hop on over to Vanessa's place right now! Bisous, Anita

KarenHarveyCox said...

LiLi,
What a fun and magical post. I must say I love your glasses and your manicure too! What a beautiful home and photo albums you have shown. Happy Halloween.Karen

Lori said...

LiLi, what a super fun post...i love what you did with the photo album...and your glasses were a scream...LOL...SOOOOOOOOO adorable how you re~made the paperweight {or whatever that thing was in it's former life}...very clever indeed!!!

rosabeer said...

Wie wil er eigenlijk nou niet af en toe een heks zijn ???? En misschien zijn we dat ook allemaal, lees wij vrouwen, wel een beetje. Als ik de "meeste" mannen moet geloven tenminste. Ik heb af en toe best wel eens zin om een beetje bitchy te doen, of heeft dat meer met de maandelijkse ongemakken te maken? In ieder geval is je post weer geweldig.
groetjes en nog een heel fijn weekend verder hier in L. schijnt in ieder geval het zonnetje en geeft prachtige herfstkleuren buiten.
ps. met zulke nagels kun je natuurlijk niet beren !!!!!

Such a Wondrous Place this Faery Space said...

Such spooky fun!! Blessings and light

Pixie said...

Ohhh, love your party! The photos are wonderful. Im having so much fun "visiting" with everyone and enjoying all the parties this morning.

Marina Capano said...

Hi Lili!!!!!
so cute!fantastic post!

I love your halloween banner!

Happy Halloween!!!


booooo...

Designs By CK said...

Hi there!

Happy Hallowe'en and great party post!!!

SpOOky Best,
Chris (-:

http://designsbyck.blogspot.com/2009/10/fanciful-halloween-party.html

The French Bear said...

Love it!!! What a great post, so funny!!!
I think it would so much fun to go trick or treating with you!!! You could wear your crazy glasses!!!
Hugs,
Margaret B

gert said...

Thanks for all the fun!

lia said...

Je hebt er weer werk van gemaakt hoor. Erg leuk gedaan.

Fijne Halloween

Betzie said...

You had me laughing here...too cute and funny! Do you know how lucky you are not to need reading glasses yet?!!
Loved your photo album...I have one from my grandmother as well.
Great little creations too, love dresden!
Happy Party Day!!!

María Elena said...

Hi Lili, I love your sense of humor. Great post!
Hugs.

Sandi Van Winkle said...

Love the Bewitching Party Entry. Thanks for inviting me.

http://vanwinklesart.blogspot.com/2009/10/welcome-to-spiders-ball.html

Hauntingly Yours,
Sandi

Autumn said...

Happy Partying!
http://autumnsantics.blogspot.com/2009/10/frightful-soiree.html
~Autumn Clark

Colleen said...

I love your blog, especially the background! SCARY!

Maggi said...

Muwahahahahahaha!

I knew there was something magical in that box, that album is amazing! Thank you for a hauntingly good party!

I'm visiting from Beyond to celebrate the spookiest Halloween blog party ever! I hope you are having a fang-tastic time today! You are cordially invited to share in the celebration at my party HERE. I do hope you'll stop by!

Have a spook-tacular day!

She'sSewPretty said...

That was so much fun Lili!!! Loved it, loved it!!

bluemuf said...

Hi Lili, what a fun scarry post. I love your black nails.

You did a wonderful job with the dried flower case.

Have a Spooky day
Hugs karen

Lisa said...

Super fun party! Happy Halloween!!!

laterg8r said...

great post - loved your package, loved the long fingernails and super cool ring - love what you created :D

priscilla cerda said...

Hello my pretties!
Just flying in to see the festivities! Looks like a bloody ol’ time! Off I go with my broom! Vrrrooom!
Visit my party@:
www.comicreliefpris.blogspot.com

vosges paris said...

ik hor je bijna bulderend lachen in je laatste woorden... hahahaha.... Je blog is echt mooi versierd voor Halloween (waar ik dus helemaal niets mee heb, sorry)Ik wist bijna zeker dat ik hier een mooi sfeertje zou vinden deze laatste dagen van de maand.
Nou als je nog langs de deuren gaat wens ik je veel plezier ;)

Caroline said...

Happy Halloween Party to you! :)
http://carolinescrafts-carolinejones.blogspot.com/

luckygirlgifts said...

What a scary gift to recieve after midnight. I wonder who sent it.
Thank you for sharing your wonderfully scary party.
Stop by and visit my party if you get a chance.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend,
Cari b.

Chrisy said...

Whooo your guests from the past! Your nails! All ghoulishous! Thank you for your hospitality! Please come visit at my party for more treats....if you haven't flown in already!

Reflections from the Stone Nest said...

HA! HA! HA! HA! HA! I love it, Lili! And those nails! Why they are lovely! And those glasses, dizzy is how I feel trying to get used to my new bifocal glasses. Thanks for sharing your dear ancestors with us. And congrats on winning the Speckled Egg gift certificate. Love her stuff.

Happy Halloween!
Kitty

AwtemNymf said...

what a neat post! Wow- that book of your ancestors!
I flew in from Vanessa's Magical Party!
I enjoyed my visit! <{:O)
Be Enchanted!

Twyla and Lindsey said...

What a bewitching post! Such fun. Thank you for inviting me to your party. I'm glad I came. Have a magical weekend! Twyla

Deborah said...

What great fun! I love old photographs. Simply delightful!
Do stop by and party with Alice and Dead Bob, if you dare!
**kisskiss** Deborah

Julie Ranae said...

Witchy...witchy...screamy...screamy..
Happy, Happy Halloweeny!


Please stop by The Open Window for more party creations

http://juliesopenwindow.blogspot.com

HopHopJingleBoo said...

hello, i'm still enjoy my swaps from last year' Halloween very much! lovely album and must be tricky holding a glue stick with those nails! ha! have a year..whats left of it.. gotta fly,more parties to visit!

Karin said...

Spookachtig leuk, je ziet er heel hekserig uit! :-) Bedankt voor de uitnodiging om mee te feesten!

Laume said...

I like your magical spooky glasses - maybe that's what's happening to my glasses, things are starting to get blurry through them. Maybe they're transforming - mwahahahaha!

Kathy said...

What a fun post...love the nails and the ring ~ just wonderful!

Blue Cottage said...

hellllooooow... hahaha... (spooky bedoelt)

Ik ben jaloers op je prachtige lange zwarte nagels die van mij willen nl niet zo hard groeien (alleen tijdens de vakantie)
Ik moet bekennen dat ik altijd zwarte teen nagels heb(ook al ga ik dagelijks in bad)...hihi... GELAKT ZWART)
Elk jaar neem ik me voor: ik doe ook aan halloween, gisteren nog bij Xenos geweest maar weet niet waar te beginnen.
Ik brouw al jaren pompoensoep, plaats lichtjes in de uitgeholde pompoenen en heb natuurlijk mijn zwarte teennagels dus ik ben aardig op weg toch??
Ik ga maar eenss kijken bij de Amerikaanse lady's misschien ga ik nog meer ideeën op doen.
Happy halloween groetjes van een Witte heks

Blue Cottage said...

ohhh wat ik nog vergeet te zeggen:
Mijn bezem staat altijd bij de voordeur, en de spinnenwebben heb ik ook het hele jaar door in mij huis.
Hahahaha..groetjes

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good morning dearest Lili! Thank you for coming to sit a while in my dream kitchens! How nice that you vacationed in France on a regular basis; I love each region of France. I have spent more time in the south which has its own wonderful charm. Please come back again for a bowl of stew!!! Have a wonderful week, Lili. Fondly, Anita

Whisperings 13 said...

What a fun post and what a great make-over on the "ugly dried flower" thingy!- So much prettier now!
Happy hauntings!
Tracey

queen-of-nostalgia said...

Very cute! Love the album :) I would love for you to stop by for a visit if you haven't already :) My party is here

Cheers!
Kristen

Rostrose said...

HIHIHI, this was a really funny post! Thanks a lot, hugs, Traude (very amused)

Sophia said...

Wow...your fantastic party is STILL going on!!! I must mingle among your guests before they all.....disappear!! muwahahaha!

Sylvia said...

What a great time I had at your party, those nails of yours are to DIE for so come by my place if you dare, have some fun and sit a spell....

Annabelle said...

OOOh Lili Witch you’re my kind of gal!!! Adore your bubble glass creation …no comparison to the before but the beyond is fabulous!!!! And now for the close up of your hands …adore the owl ring! I adore owls.
Booutiful post!!!! Happy Hauntings and a Happy Halloween Too!!!
A Witch called Annabelle >^..^<

Rhonda Roo said...

Your wallpaper is amazing in itself, but then your post is very cool-creepylicious!
Happy Halloween!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Your images are hauntingly bootiful. Have a spooktacular day!

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

What a great post~! Love your nails and the photo album.

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

Your blog looks beyond spooky and wonderful!! I love it!

And your photos and faces and glasses and such, wonderful!! Your haunted mansion is divine, just like you!!

Bwuahahahaaaaaaa ~ Thank you for being a delightful part of the festivities ;)

oma leentje said...

Waaaahaahahahhah geweldig, wat ben je toch een vreselijk maf mens. Heerlijk gewoon. Het was een feestje deze post.Hoop dat je nog heel lang dit soort prettig gestoorde dingen doet. Zie je al schuifelen met al die voorwerpen. Hihi en die nagels geweldig. Lieve groet Leni

natalea said...

LOVE your witchy nails LiLi!!
xo natalea

casa nostra said...

hoi hoi, ben er ook weer eens, weer wat internetproblemen gehad, dus meteen weer een hoop achter. Heb je posten maar wat sneller gelezen dan ik normaal doe, maar die laatste slaat weer alles, hahaha. Geweldig wat een werk jij er weer van gemaakt hebt. Ik heb niet zoveel met Halloween, maar dit vind ik dan weer heel erg leuk. tot de volgende keer maar weer.

slommler said...

I just flew in to say Happy Halloween!!! What a wonderful party you are having.
Stop by mine if you have time
Hugs
SueAnn

Chickenbells said...

Oh how lovely!! I just adored your party and had a lot of fun...Happy Halloween!

http://foolsewoode.blogspot.com/2009/10/historically-halloween-has-been-time.html

kana said...

Loving your Halloween fun...the glasses and long, black nails are great! I really like the old photo album.

jojo-caramel said...

Ha ha ha ! You scared me :) Great post and magnificient family album ! xo

Rose said...

I love your halloween blog and post! Those spooky glasses and the witchy nails are great.

Rose

Florence and Mary said...

Oh it's very spooky over here!!!

Love the nails!!!

Victoria xx

Anonymous said...

Hahaha leave it up to sweet Lil' to make something great and spooky from something so ugly...

Ik ga weer gauw van mn hechtingen af, maar I'll be back!

Oja, Those glasses look absolutely fabulous darling! Ta ta!!

Marianne@Songbird said...

Wow, drie generaties heksen in de familie, creepy!
En wat goed dat jij het potentieel van dat akelige glazen ding zag, dat had ik er nou nooit ingezien!
Trouwens wat een leuke passende achtergrond heb je nu! Ik vind de dames zo nog mooier dan eerst!

Country Cottage Chic said...

Wwll, I am shaking in my shoes I'm so scared!!

;-)

Great post - such fun!
Jayne

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

You could start a new trend with those funky glasses!

rochambeau said...

Dear LiLi,
I'm blaming your black fingernails on Auntie Margie!!

What a clever post.
Happy Early Halloween~
xox
Constance

The Rose Room said...

BOO!!! LiLi, the best post!!! Love your nails and your ring.....Rachaelxo

Poppedijne said...

Wat een fantastische post weeral! Waar blijf je het vandaan halen.Je hebt zo'n fantastisch gevoel voor humor! Altijd even plezant om bij jou langs te komen.Enjoy your Halloween time!

Anna of Helylle said...

I knew you'd do Halloween properly, but this is breath taking... that photo of you with the glasses is priceless. Happy halloween!

Heather said...

This one was so much fun!

I love the photo album and the "I KNEW IT!" XD

Please stop by my party and giveaway!

http://littlebearries.blogspot.com/2009/10/come-in-come-in.html

Andrea said...

You are so adorable lili! Yah your right the dried flower thingy was pretty scary but you made it into something so pretty! I love dresden trims too! xo Andrea

Prulletje said...

hahaha wat maak jij er een feestje van zeg ! Ik heb me prima vermaakt met jouw bericht, geweldig knap gedaan ! Ik vind het glazen hangertje ook schattig zeg, dat geeft mij ook inspiratie, t ziet er echt super uit !

Maija said...

Sexy nails and glasses!
I love your photos- the albmn is so wonderful!!
I received my Pink Ribbon bracelet- thank you Lili- I will wear it with pride!
oxox Maija

Sandra Evertson said...

Love it all and your fabulous wicked nails and glasses too!
Sandra Evertson

Sandy Michelle said...

What a fang'tastic post..muah-ha-haa! I loved how your nails suddenly grew long and black. Spooky!!!

Sandy xox

Stacey said...

What a lovely little entry- I wasn't nearly as creative. I had all these ideas in mind and then time just slipped away from me. But love the old photos- That's so nice that you have images of your family. We don't have any of my family photographs - Only of my grandparents... So cherish those pictures!