Hidden on my parcel of earth is one of a few little rooms, a cottage of sorts.
This is a space I fill with herbs and garden findings, candles and treasures.
When autumn begins to nip at my toes, I know it's time to let a little extra magic out.
This is the space where that happens.
Since autumn looms in the nearish future, and I have enchanted Halloween parties on my mind -
I thought a trip back in time to this party would be just what the good witch ordered for today.
Come with me, won't you my pretty?
Magic is abrewin', and we're just waiting for you to join in...
(all spell and potion labels you see in this post can be found in my online shop here)
Tales and gypsy wagons, ghosts from old photographs, cottages in the woods and witches casting spells are all part of what make up our magically haunted festivities!
Characters from the past greet us, and lead us down dark winding paths, urging the telling of secrets.
You see, the night I shared the gypsy theater wagon with its potions and spells (right here) I invented a wee tale, in order to avoid revealing a vast and spellbinding secret...
I was told by the old woman at the gypsy wagon, who was selling spells and incantations, that I would find the answer to my wildest dreams-
If I followed a dark path into the woods, to an old cottage.
She showed me a drawing of this place.
It was very dark, and I walked alone down a path in chilly darkness, until I could see a glowing light in the distance.
I was certain that I was unexpected, and had a feeling I should run, but I seemed entranced by the light...
I can not describe what I saw.
And, the only way for you to believe me, is for me to take you down the path with me.
Will you come with me to prove that I wasn't dreaming?
Down the dark path we go.
You can almost feel the spells and magic fluttering in the wind, while gentle cold whispers of ghost's secrets dance around your ears.
We are here.
Go ahead, take a peek through the window...
Oh goodness me, the witches are busy this evening.
I see a girl from 1893, trapped in the crystal ball.
Can you see the witches?
I am told they are invisible to those who don't believe. Let's be brave and sneak in as soon as the witches leave to tend to their giant cauldron in the forest clearing.
I think they are gone now.
Shhh, quietly, come with me...