Thursday, October 14, 2010

Come In, Dearies....

I've been waiting for you....

I'm offering a wicked sweet giveaway to share in honor of Miss Vanessa's *fAbULoUs* and oh-so-magical annual Halloween party...

But first, would you like a treat?

I baked these myself - they're devil's food, of course (what else for a Halloween party?)

How about joining me for tea? There's plenty to go around, especially in cyberspace, hehe...

Do you love the mug? It's one of my favorites, a gift from a collector last year, and I love how it magically depicts the Owens sisters from "Practical Magic" when the mug is heated.....Which reminds me, it's almost time to put that one in the Netflix queue again. Much to John's chagrin, there are some movies I really need to watch during the Halloween season, and this is one of them. ;)

I think the Owens house is probably the best house-porn I've ever seen (with the cottage from "The Holiday" a close second)...I mean, how great is this kitchen???

*Drool*....

That's the fantasy. Here's the reality - complete with retro (read "old") range, and steaming kettle of soup...

Now, where was I? Oh yes - tea....But maybe you'd prefer a stronger sort of brew with your cupcake?

TeeHee....

Are you quite enjoying this Halloween blog-hop?

I must you the truth - as you read this, I'm actually out of town, so will have to do my visiting when I return. But I want to leave you with a little token of appreciation for your visit; this original, hand painted, Halloween trinket box...


No hoops to jump through, just leave a comment and you'll be entered to win. (If you don't have a blog, you need to leave your email so I can contact you!) The magical sorting hat (a.k.a. the random number generator) will pick a name next Saturday, October 23rd.

In the meantime, I'll be back very soon with new photos and new work to share...

Happy Halloween!!
♥ Carolee

63 comments:

Amy said...

Adorable!

Rabbit (Micael Chadwick) said...

You forgot to mention just how utterly wonderful that Stash tea is!

And the box is just too darn cute for words!

Pat Haight said...

The cupcakes look delicious and the trinket box is awesome! ☺

Sue said...

That is a great house, and a great movie as well. Glad you reminded me of it, it's definitely time to get that DVD out! The box is sweet, hope I win it!

Lisa Lectura Creations said...

Super Sweet Party! I so enjoyed myself. Your cupcakes were yummy! Love the mug too! Happy Halloween! :)

Lee said...

You are a tease-my mouth was ready for a devil's food cupcake! LOL
Just when I think I shouldn't buy any more Halloween, I run into a store and find an orange and black lamp! Just too sweet!
So nice of you to offer a drawing. But then again, that's just who you are! Hope you are having a grand weekend!

Zan Asha said...

Oooooh, what a wonderful post Caroleeee! I love your house and THOSE CUPCAKES! Amazing, amazing! And I love Practical Magic, too....

And do I need to say I love your work? I'd love the cupcake trinket box, so please enter me!

Hope you have a safe trip :)

LYNDY WARD said...

This is sooooo much fun!!! I always love your blog & your creations. Thanks for flying by & leaving your sweet comments too...
Hauntingly Yours, Lyndy

TODAYSGOLD Haunted Halloween Party Link:
http://bit.ly/dho880

Kelly said...

The phrase "house-porn" made me laugh because that's exactly the way I feel about it too! It's almost a guilty pleasure looking at that house!

Your cupcakes look yummy. Thanks for the wonderful post.

Have a creeptacular Halloween! Hugs, Kelly
www.blondheart.blogspot.com

Chris said...

Sweet box!

rezikwe@gmail.com

Lesley's Loft said...

love the box...if i win, would you throw a cupcake in it?!?!?

Jeanne said...

Thank you so much for having us all over - even if you are out of town. The cupcakes were quite yummy!
And your wee box is a delight! :0)

Anonymous said...

That kitchen is great! Thanks for the cyber tea party complete with devils food cupcakes...yummy! Your cupcake trinket box is adorable. Hope you are having fun on your trip, wherever you are.

Happy Halloween....Janean

Halloween Folk Art by Melissa Valeriote said...

Ooohhh I love that kitchen as well. It's good to dream. Keeps the wheel spinning. Now I'm going to grab one, maybe two of those yummy cupcakes. Hope your having fun and getting some R&R on your day away.
Happy Halloween!

Linda in New Mexico said...

Thanks for the chance to enter your giveaway.
Congrats on this great AFT Halloween Blog. Linda, The Olde Bagg
Please come by and see Olde Baggs n Stuft Shirts.

apinkdreamer said...

fantastic post!!!!
please count me in your givaway!!!!

Possible Impossibilities Studio said...

Fun little party, and I've always loved your little boxes! I can taste the cupcakes now! :-)

~ Deb

Faerie Moon Creations said...

Fun post!!! I love this - house porn! LOL But you are SOOOO right. I'd kill to live in that house. And I'd love for you to send over some of those cupcakes!!! :) But do definitely consider me for your wonderful giveaway. :)

I would be most delighted if you came to visit my enchanted Halloween Faerie Tale & giveaway:

http://faeriemooncreations.blogspot.com/2010/10/halloween-faerie-tale.html

Enjoy the parties!
Theresa

Wendelou72 said...

I love Practical Magic and your post!
I had a frightfully good time!

Thanks
Wende

http://creativeartseatables.wordpress.com/

Melissa said...

Thanks for having me to your wonderful party! I would love to be entered to win you lovely trinket box!

Have a spooktacular Halloween!!!

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Thank you for inviting me to your awesome party! Thanks for the opportunity to win a giveaway. Have a wonderful weekend! Twyla

Lisa said...

I would love to have a cupcake in that beautiful Kitchen, okay, the reality kitchen, thanks so much,

Lisa

Elaine said...

Love the box and all your work. Your blog is my favorite reading.

waleskasomebody@windstream.net

Fair Rosamund said...

Those cupcakes look just wonderful! I agree about the Practical Magic house, its fabulous :) I love the box, thank you for the giveaway too! :) ~Lauren

mermaiden said...

I love cupcakes with black icing, when it gets all on your teeth and makes you look so awesomely gross!

Your idea of porn cracked me up :D

Stop on by my blog when you get a chance, here's your invitation:
http://mermaidencreations.blogspot.com/2010/10/welcome-witches.html

Sylvia Smiser said...

Hi Carolee!
What a wonderful posting! I would love to win this delicious treat box. Please put my name in the hat. I would love it if you would come visit my halloween party.
http://anaboocreationsbysylvia.blogspot.com/2010/10/fanciful-twist-halloween-party-and.html

Wendy said...

Oh, I want to come over to your house and play. I love the "P.M." mug, beautiful and those cupcakes, well, they're simply to die for ;)

Barbara on Camano Island said...

I love this! Please do enter my name in the contest. thanks so much, Barbara

Della said...

It is an absolutely gorgeous kitchen, indeed. Lovely Halloween feeling here, Carolee. Do stop by a fortune teller's treat when you have the time.

Cornerstoregoddess said...

Okay. Now I need to go make some cupcakes... and eat them all before anyone else finds out.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

How wonderful! Thanks and Happy Halloween! ♥

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

Caroleeeeee!! Helooooooo! I am sorry I am late too. My yesertday is a bit of a blur ;) As you can imagine.

BUT, I would LOVE to be at your house for any party. I quite adore the look of your kitchen, and would love to have something out of one of your pots, while we chat, and watch your PM mug light up with heat. Does it do something like that?

I own Practical Magic, and I have to be careful not to watch it too much. SO I make myself save it all year for this time ;)

That along with all my other girly flick loves. I think I have seen them all so many times... I wish there would be another movie as such.

I too adore the Owens house. I read the article for the making of the movie... i have snippets somewhere, and i was floored to find that tht it was built for the movie and then torn down, EEEEEks!

I would be beside myself with glee if I could live in such a home....

I love verything you create, as you know ;) And your box is precious!! Devil's fooooood, yumm!

Thank you for always being such a kind soul, and for sharing the magic.

♥, Vanessa {A Fanciful Twist}

Susan said...

lovely post! yes we women all want THAT house, LOL...what a cool mug :)

Love the box you made, thanks for an opportunity to win it. I have a giveaway also, open til 9pm est 10/22

Peace,
Susan

come visit:
pre-party post(Fri.) Party post with giveaway(Sat.) and post-party post (Sun.)

http://piecesoffatesusan.blogspot.com/

Jennifer MacNeill-Traylor said...

Love the "house porn".

Que Bella said...

What a wonderful party! And those cupcakes look so devilishly delicious!

Elizabeth Barczynski said...

I am so craving a cupcake!!

Please visit me when you have an opportunity
http://wood-wings.blogspot.com/2010/10/midnight-ride.html

jann said...

As always, most delicious! Thank you for the virtual treats. Note to self time to watch Practical Magic again.

Scrap Vamp said...

Ooh, thank you for the delicious cupackes and the chance to win that gorgeous piece of art! I had so much fun and I hope you'll visit me as well!

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

Leslie said...

Nom, thanks.

Leslie said...

Nom, you are th kewlest!

Sylvia W. Rivera said...

Wicked beautiful box!! Hope I win it!!
I love all your art!!

Prim Rose Hill ©2008-2010 said...

Gorgeous! As is ALL your work! :)

GeeB said...

Luscious looking box!

:::Heather~Leigh::: said...

I have ALWAYS loved that house from "Practical Magick" especially the kitchen, the greenhouse and the pantry!! That box is too cute for words!! Happy Halloween (and Happy Samhain of course as well!!)

Lynnette Horn said...

No one does Halloween as good as you!
Lynnette@littlebits-dal.com

Anonymous said...

I love cupcakes!

debbie.samples@yahoo.com

Susan (NotQuiteJuneCleaver) said...

I need, I need, I need!!! Pick me!

Andrea said...

It's so cute! Practical Magic is one of my favorite movies too. Hope I win .It would be a great birhtday present ( mine is the 24th).

WendiesMiniWorld said...

I love that cupcake box! my 12 yr old daughter has just learnt to make cupcakes and they get eaten up soooo quickly :o( but if I had that little box to hide one away just for me, for later... :o) LOL
I reeeeeeally hope your majickal sorting hat picks my name x

Erin said...

I just love these little cupcakes....but this one might top the real ones...LOL.....----erin

Tamara C said...

Thank you so much for the spooky cupcakes and tea. They cleared the cobwebs in my tummy very nicely. :)

Please do enter me to win your lovely, amazing box! I can think of no better treasure to keep potions and notions close at hand!

MaggieRossDogs said...

Beautiful Box, Carolee, yummmy! Cupcakes!!!

Sherry (mynonniesh@aol.com) said...

So cute. If I win do you include a cupcake too? lol

Emily Dimov-Gottshall said...

Put me in the contest too! :) I love the set of Practical Magic, too!! I have an old Victoria Magazine and pull that out when it's Autumn time. Wouldn't it be dreamy to have a kitchen that size and so full of possibilities? sigh~~~

sfaithful9 said...

I love this little box so badly it would be a perfect present for my graddaughter. Halloween is such a big deal for my family. My Mom was born on Halloween and so was my granddaughter.
Thanks Sandy

Anonymous said...

MMMMMM, want a cupcake! Please count me in for the giveaway cupcake box. Thanks. Marge L.

Aurelia said...

I would indeed like a treat - those cupcakes look divine!

Totally agree with you about the Owens' house. I studied to be an architect and one of the things I said to my husband was "That'll be our house someday you do realise, right?" lol!

This was the first time I've taken part in a blog party but it's been so much fun :)

http://modernwomans.blogspot.com/2010/10/something-witchy-this-way-comes.html

Iva Wilcox of Iva's Creations said...

Wonderful box and I'd love one of those cupcakes! They're so pretty! When did you have time to decorate them? Hope you're enjoying these days before Halloween! We're having a party so come on over the day before the big three-one!
Hugs...Iva

Laume said...

Of course I'll leave a comment for a chance at that cute little box. I love the Owen's sisters' house too. You've got me thinking - what other cool movie houses do I like? Hmmmm.

Annabelle said...

Beautiful art , would luv to win the box and those cupcakes are just too cute to take a bite out of but if I was there I'm sure I couldn't resist them for too long.....Lovely post.


Happy Halloween!

•*´¨***~^..^~*Annabelle¸.•*´¨*¸*´¨*


Oooh, almost forgot to mention I too am having a giveaway of some Halloween art I created.
Do drop in .....to tHE wOOD bEYOND tHE wORLD
http://thewoodbeyondtheworld.blogspot.com/

dreaminginwater said...

Yummy, yummy!!!

Renee said...

Love your post. What a great mug.

Ronna said...

Love it! Hope I'm not too late with my comment.