Le Mysterieux Carnival

 
COME TO THE HAUNTED WOODS

 
The message was delivered by Oliver.
 
I read the mysterious note. Then poof!
 
It disappeared in a puff of glittery smoke. 
 
In it's place I found this.
 
 
It was time. Fall is in the air.
 
Time for a little trip.
 
 
I'll need these of course then off I go.
 
 
I made my way out of my city's dry stifling heat.
 
Soon I caught the heady scent of pine and pumpkin spice.
 
 
An eerie tune whispered in the distance.
 
 
In a patch of fading sunlight just beyond the lonely carousel I found the entrance to Le Mysterieux Carnival.
 
 
You're invited to join me today.
 
Grab a few more silver tickets for all the carnival goodies..
 
 
Meet Madame Veruca du Bois the Carnival Queen.
 
 
She once loved the Elephant Man. But he broke her heart when he ran into the Haunted Woods one night and never returned.
 
 
I caught a glimpse of the side show and made a note to return at midnight.
Beware. Things here have a habit of changing at the drop of a hat.
 
 
It might be time to check out the Death Defying broom rides!
 
 
I could use a brand new broom. Perhaps I can keep the black one.
 
 
The spinning cauldron ride was a bit much for these guys.
 
 
And it looks like he might have lost a few limbs.
I think he's telling us to get something to eat.
 
I spy sweets and treats at Witch Zelda's booth.
 
 
 
 
Candy Pumpkin Apples
 
 
Freshly baked Meringue Ghost Kisses
 
 
Venomous Pixie Ears! I'll take a box home with me.
 
 
Do you get the feeling that someone might be watching us?
 
 
There is something odd about the side show. Things seem to look different.
I'll just have to wait until midnight to see what's going on.
 
How about a Guessing Game at the Game Booth?
 
 
Click on Winnifred's cauldron to take a guess.
Don't forget to come back for the rest of the carnival!
 
On to visit Professor Mysterieux's Tonics and Elixirs.
 
 
It's a carnival favorite and the oldest one in the Haunted Woods.
 
 
I think I know who sent me the silver ticket!
 
 
Let's visit the fortune teller.
 
 
Madame Luna is tending to a situation of the cat mint variety. Her bewitching assistant Lucinda is here to read the cards for us.
 
 
There is mystery and adventure in our future. And paint.
Can you see it too?
 
 
Marfi the carnival gypsy is waiting for you at Incipient Wings.
Make sure to visit her there.
 
It's midnight and the side show is about to open!
 
 
Say hello to Zahra and Zariya. Two beauties who share the same body. Courtesans from the palace of the last royal Tzarina.
 
 
Sweet Penny Prudence the pumpkin girl who ran away from a corn field in a hot air balloon and landed here at this very carnival.
 
 
Now listen to the tale of Sirena McKenna.
A potion maker living near the waters of Loch Ness.
 
 
One moonless winter night, while brewing a potion to catch a falling star Sirena fell from her balcony and tumbled into the bottomless lake.
 
 
When she awoke she found she had grown a fish's tail.
 
 
 A traveling carnival brought her to the Haunted Woods. She might sing a sorrowful song for you or make you a potion to enchant the one you desire.
 
 
That's the end of our show for now.
 
 
 It's time to say good night to Professor Mysterieux and the rest of the carnival. Let's grab one more candy pumpkin apple before we head out of the Haunted Woods.
 
 
One last look back as the sun begins it's daily trek across the sky.
 
 
My feet are tired and my trunk is filled with goodies to share.
 
 
A huge thank you to Marfi, my amazing co-hostess and gifter of this artwork of a fabulous witchy me :)
 
There's more to see at Incipient Wings so make sure to head over there.
 
I hope you enjoyed your visit. I'm putting my socks back on and I'll be on my way over to see you.
 
Thank you to everyone that came out to play. I have a giveaway for the winner of my drawing in one week. Leave a comment and let me know you came by. These are the goodies.
 
 
A bottle of  Professor Mysterieux's Carnival Elixir
 
 
A box of Venomous Pixie Ears (Brach's Candy Corn)
 
 
One Candy Pumpkin Apple souvenir
 
 
A set of 4 Halloween notecards featuring my new painting "Broom Ride"
 
Note: This original painting is currently on auction at the Spooktacular Auction for Supporting Northwest Indiana Animal Rescues/Shelters. Proceeds benefit homeless dogs and cats. The auction ends on October 15. Click HERE to watch or bid. (Log in to your Facebook account)
 
Happy Autumn and thank you again.
 
Click on any image to see a larger version. You can see all of them again in the Blogger image viewer without the text.
 
Click on the candy pumpkin apple to go to the party page!
 
 
 


47 comments:

Debi said...

Thank, thank you for hosting Le Mysterieux Carnival, I've had such fun creating and visiting. Your carnival is stunning I especially love the candied pumpkins :-) Debi x

http://mybirdflyingfree.blogspot.co.nz/2012/10/le-mysterieux-carnival.html

Flutter Before You said...

I loved your Carnival is was so enchanting! Especially the pixie ears! So creative and fun, Thanks for hosting such a wonderful event! Xo
http://flutterbeforeyou.blogspot.com/2012/10/le-mysterieux-carnival-freakshow.html

Mimi Foxmorton said...

What lovely fun!
The pumpkin spice and pine are making me deliriously happy!

Must dash!
Off to have my fortune told!
And then to find that Elephant Man and give him a good talking to!

;)

Ta!

Mimi
The Collage Pirate

Hazel (Didos) said...

Thanks To You and Marfi for hosting the wonderful Carnival, Im having so much fun visiting them all, Love your Carnival its fantastic, Love Hazelxo
http://didosdesigns.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/le-mysterieux-carnival.html

Laura said...

I just love your carnival! I will have to remember to watch for it next year and maybe get myself a silver ticket or two...
blessings
~*~

VicR said...

I had an enchanted visit to your delightful Le Mysterieux Carnival.

Magic Gypsy said...

I've enjoyed my journey thru the haunted woods! Wouldn't want to try those spinning cauldrons. Thank you for hosting such a fun party!

Lisa said...

WOW, amazing party!!! Thank you for hosting.
XO,
Lisa

pippinsnest said...

Thank you for inviting me! As Inspiring as usual Fantantic photos and goulish fun!
There has been so much to see On my blog hop! x You may say I have found the halloween spirit!
Julie x

DogsMom said...

Thank you so much for hosting. It was an enchanting evening.
Of course I have eaten far too many sweets and am dizzy from the rides!

GYPSY SISTA said...

Thank you for hosting ..... I had a spookylicious time visiting and creating! I loved all your rides:)
Xoxo Gina

Jorgelina said...

I love your carnival!
Very fun!
Happy autumn!

BLiSsAngELs said...

Miss Anna your carnival was a delight for the senses..... magical! I do hope madame veruce du bois heart mends soon ... a broke heart is a terrible thing to have ... the candy pumpkin apples were yummy.... thank you for hosting and the invite.... fun as always
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jenclair said...

What fun! Thanks for sharing and letting us participate!

maddyrose said...

I haven't visited a carnival in years and now I don't want to leave. Thanks for the delightful adventure, Anna, I had a wonderful time.

victoriantailor said...

Anna, Thank you again for co-hosting such a fun party, your booth is marvelous and so talented,Celeste,
http://thevictoriantailor.blogspot.com/

Linda Wildenstein said...

Anna, thank you and Marfi for this fun event. It has been lovely to see your adventures at the carnival and be a part of the troupe. You created a plethora of visual yummies.
Oma Linda

bluemuf said...

Thank you for co hosting this amazing event. I stumbled on this by accident and have been enjoying visiting all the wonderful talented participants. I enjoyed your carnival and was very happy to attend

Karen

Moonlyf said...

I want some of those candied pumpkin apples - they look seductively delicious!!! I totally love everything you did!!! I could look at it for hours... awesome! :D

http://www.moonlyf.com/2012/10/le-mysterieux-carnival.html

Sandi said...

What fun. I found you mysteriously and now have lots of new sites to visit!
VictorianGypsy

Fallingladies said...

So many wondrous things to see, thanks for hosting! And sharing!

Iesadora said...

I love the Spells box and the Mermaid!

TheBlakkDuchess said...

This is so much fun! =D

I can't wait to see everyone else's bits of carnival magic.

Thank you for hosting! ^-^

XOXO

Jessica said...

This was truly spectacular! I love all of the amazing pictures and would love a chance at those goodies! Great carnival party, and thanks for hosting this wonderful event! Hugs and hexes!

P.s. The candies remind me of Harry Potter....and that makes me swoon :D

Debbie said...

I so enjoyed your magical carnival, even though I did have one myself.

magikalseasons said...

Hi Anna what an amazing Carnival! Loved all the eye candy! Becca

hyacinthnoir said...

I love your carnival tale! And Sirena McKenna is simply amazing. Thank you so much for hosting the event and allowing us to participate, we've had a great time!

silvia said...

Great carnival!! LOVE your painting and that it is being auctioned off to help homeless animals!

Bohemian said...

Thank You so much for Hosting such a Fabulous Le Mysterieux Carnival Party!

Blessings from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

Angela said...

Absolutely wonderful!! I have so enjoyed your carnival and the images and scenes are gorgeous! Thank you so much for hosting this fun event!

Angela

http://www.whimsyways.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/its-timefor-le-mysterieux-carnival.html

The Shop Around the Corner said...

WOW!!! Anna, this is amazing. Your attention to detail leaves me speechless. I always want to go over your posts several times to make sure I don't miss anything, so I will definitely be a stalker with this one.
Love all your work, but my favorite is always your painting. It's wonderful!
Thank you for the chance to win such a generous sampling of party favors, and thank you again for hosting. Off to visit Marfi and other guests.

XOXO's,
Marcia

Lynn Stevens said...

Anna, Your carnival is amazing as are all your creations, Thank you so much for hosting this wonderful event. I have had so much fun checking out all the amazing blogs.
hugs Lynn

Artfully Musing said...

What a wonderful carnival - strange, mysterious and spooky. I loved the typewriter the carnival queen. And the spinning cauldron ride is brillian! Ha! The candy and treats look so yummy. Thanks so much for hosting such a fabulous event. Hugs Laura

Ms Misantropia said...

Oh wow! So many wonderful little creatures and things! I'm still sad I couldn't join you, but I have begun to make my rounds, and I'm enjoying every minute of it :)
Is that you in the garden, with the umbrella? Love the outfit! And the candy pumpkin apple is gorgeous!

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Oh, Anna!!! Your post is so enchanting!!! Here is my silver ticket, and I would love one of Professor Mysterieux's Tonics!!! :D

Thanks again for hosting. I have had so much fun visiting everyone's booths!

xo,
Ricki Jill

bobbie said...

I'd love to have some Venemous Pixie Ears!! They are SO hard to find in the stores anymore!!

Mina said...

Oh Anna, what a magical evening! The journey, the foods, the characters. Every word and image so enchanting. Thank you so much for co-hosting this amazing event. I am off to visit my sweet Marfi. Warmest hugs sweetie.

Victoria said...

Anna, I love your carnival post, it's magical. Thank you so much for hosting this.

Blessings,

Victoria from Brushstrokes

Birgit said...

What a truly magical post, Anna. :) Thanks for organizing this amazing party. I yet have to visit everyone's blog, but the ones I have already visited are all so fabulous! :)

I jumped on the party wagon at the last minute, so my blog isn't listed yet. If you have a minute, I would definitely appreciate you adding me:

Swapping Howdies

Direct link: http://swappinghowdies.blogspot.de/2012/10/munichs-special-carnival.html

Thanks so much!

Thanks also for the chance to win those goodies -- the winner will be really lucky!

Magical times,
Birgit

Kim said...

Thank you so much for hosting, this party has been so much spooky fun! I had a great time at your carnival, I have to say Sirena is my absolute favorite. Thanks again!

Lady O said...

Wow, your carnival just blew me away. I'm amazed at the way your creative mind works. Sorry it took me so long to fly by. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

The French Hutch said...

Hi Anna, Absolutely bewitching storyline and creativity. Awesome party, I had so much fun and met so many nice spooks here. Love the artwork of the witchy you!
Thank you and Marfi for hosting such fabulous fun.

~Emily
The French Hutch

Shadow said...

Great post! I love carnivals! I want to go through yours at least twice! :D So fun! Thanks for sharing! Happy Halloween! :)
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Dana Wright said...

Loved it!! Thanks for hosting the party. It was a lot of fun to craft both of my posts.

Best,

Dana

http://onthebroomstick.blogspot.com/

http://zombiegirlshambling.blogspot.com/

The French Hutch said...

Oh my this is just awesome! I love the journey and characters. Thanks so much for co-hosting the Mysterieux carnaical. I'm still visiting the carnivals, some require several visits so as not to miss all the creative talents here.

~Emily
The French Hutch

Susan said...

BLOWN AWAY!! As I always am when I come here! You totally ROCKED this carnival!!
Thanks for the invite, and thanks for visiting "The Psychic Palette"
(my blog) I hope you enjoyed a Black widow martini!
Love n light,
Susan

http://piecesiffatesusan.blogspot.com/

Wendy said...

Dearest Anna,
I am always so excited when I receive a message from Oliver. The little bottle with the pumpkin top is perfectly enchanted and what a way to get a ticket. A special silver one that is. I am ready to go to Le Mysterieux Carnivale. I too have my stripey stockings, boots and hat. I want your outfit and parasol. Love it.Oh my goodness. Madame Veruca du Bois is so awesome. I want her. I love her stripey dress of course. She makes a wonderful Carnival queen. All the tickets are just great. And that spinning cauldron ride was hilarious.Oh my goodness. I smell the sweets booth. I am loving those Candy Pumpkin Apples and the venemous pixie ears are Scrumdiliumptious in a sickly sticky sweet way. Jumping by Professor Mysterieux's... I need to pick up something for inspiration... I see there is plenty here to inspire. Oh there it is Madame Luna's...one of my favs as well. She has told me that I will be falling into madness soon...(Hate to tell her but that happened years ago..she is as late as me. LOL. Oh how much awesomeness can I stand. I LOVE the freak show. Twins. I have a thing for twins. I would so love to have a hot air balloon adventure. I shall have to ask Penny about hers. Sirena McKenna is Amazing. This creation is just absolutely Carnivale enchanted. Perfect. I am in Magical overload. Oh Anna, it was just Magnificent and Perfect. I loved visiting tonights Carnivale....even if I am days late. Thank you for hosting such an amazing event.
I am running a little late for my party but I would love for you to visit. Please do.

http://candydelane.typepad.com/curiosities/2012/10/carnivale-de-curiosite.html

Wishes and Whimsy
Wendy from Wonderland