It's The Bewitching Home blog party hosted by The Witch of Howling Creek! Thank you to Tenae for creating this fun event.
I have always loved stories about witches. Both on books and film. It started with Sabrina and Samantha and later the Owens family and the Halliwell sisters.
One thing that I've never outgrown is my obsession with witches' houses. Or at least the ones portrayed in movies and tv.
Film witches almost always live in Victorians. Samantha from Bewitched might be the one exception. Something about old Victorians lends itself perfectly to that bohemian witchy style.
Even Nicole Kidman's sweet little cottage in the movie Bewitched had a very feminine gypsy boho vibe. I guess the rule is witches like romantic and vampires prefer modern.
I'm really late decorating for Halloween this year. I got super busy with my bloggy stuff and it has been unseasonably warm until this week. Now it finally feels like Fall.
Each year I tell myself I'm going to try a whole new look. Maybe go more minimal and not put out so much stuff. But once I get all my favorite Halloween goodies out I always end up with the same witchy shabby cottage look I love.
I took the shades off my chandelier for the summer then popped them back on for fall. The crows decided they prefer the shades there too.
The skelly bride is a spooky project I did the year before.
The mini tutorial is HERE.
My carnival witch will hang near the front door again like this.
I usually look forward to all the Halloween magazine issues and September and October are the only months when I buy several different ones. I didn't buy one single one this year.
None of them were very exciting. The last Martha Stewart one I got is this one from 2010. This year she just re-issued the same one from 2011 and I wasn't too excited about that one either.
Even my Luna isn't too thrilled with this year's offerings.
At least Martha still has great recipes on her site. Here is one for a Spooky Halloween Spirit.
Ghost in the Graveyard
2 ounces black vodka
2 ounces creme de cacao or coffee-flavored liqueur
1 scoop vanilla ice cream
Pinch of finely grated nutmeg, for garnish
In a glass, combine vodka and creme de cacao, and set aside. Place a scoop of ice cream in a highball glass, and slowly pour vodka mixture over ice cream. Garnish with nutmeg; serve immediately.
How about pairing that with these lovely dark treats.
Or this for something more blood curdling.
Blood Orange Cocktail
1 1/2 cups fresh blood-orange juice (from 7 to 8 blood oranges) chilled
6 tablespoons Solerno or other blood-orange liqueur
Combine blood-orange juice and liqueur in a large pitcher. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes. Pour into test tubes or small glasses.
I hope you enjoyed your visit.
Thank you for stopping by my bewitching home.
Be sure to visit the rest of the bewitching homes at The Witch of Howling Creek.
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Have a bewitchingly spooky and enchanted Halloween.
P.S. Just a reminder that the Spooktacular Auction at Supporting Northwest Indiana Shelters/Rescues is still going on. The final day is October 15. Stop by and help homeless kitties and doggies. My painting Broom Ride is available along with other great fur baby goodies.