Halloween

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Welcome Pink Saturday Dearies, welcome Halloween Friends. Now watch your step as we pass by the hat shop on Delancy Street. I heard a story about a spider named Henrietta, who once lived in that very hat shop. She was sitting on top of a hat on Halloween, when all of a sudden a customer purchased the hat to go to a Halloween extravaganza over at a place called A Fanciful Twist...

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nce upon a time on Halloween's Eve...
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Henrietta Spider sat down beside her,

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and stepped up onto the hat embellished for Halloween,


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She sat in the window on display, looking stylish but hardly wanted to be seen.

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She dreamed instead of celebrating the holiday wearing something dreamy, preferably in aquamarine!

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Later that day a customer bought the hat and dashed away feathers, spiders and all,

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When Henrietta got to her home, she read the invite and learned they were going to a ball.

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Henrietta sighed she needed to look amazing, and she didn’t have time to go to the mall,

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So, she jumped down from the hat and began to spin the dreamiest aquamarine shawl.

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My creationWhen it was done she fixed her hair, draped her new shawl and sat down beside her,

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and stepped up onto the hat embellished for Halloween.

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Everyone was excited to go to the party and have their costumes seen,

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Well, we must all join Henrietta Spider and rush to meet all the guests that she just could not resist,

6a00d83451d99869e20120a55900a1970c-800wiWe are all invited to meet Miss Vanessa at A Hauntingly Magical Celebration at a Fanciful Twist.

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The song for this post is Disneyland Halloween. Pink Saturday Guests can also usher to the right and visit Miss Beverly at How Sweet The Sound. The Halloween black embellishments from the amazing Rhonna Farrer. Thank you to my daughter Sarah for posing with this lovely Halloween Bonnet and Miss Henrietta Spider.

Thank you Vanessa for hosting such a fun annual event. Thank you Beverly for never disappointing us and creating a weekly Pink day for us all to enjoy.
Vicki said...

Hello, Karen,
I loved meeting Miss Henrietta Spider and going with her on her adventure! She certainly looks stylish in her new outfit. Cute, cute post today! Happy Pink Saturday to you! Blessings to you! Vicki

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

How cute was that! You are so clever and talented. laurie

Joyce said...

Dear Karen-
What an imagination you have my friend. Too cute. I will have to share this with my little Kate tomorrow. She will love Miss Henrietta Spider. You should be writing children's books.

Molly @ A Bit O' Shine said...

I just love adventures in hats!
Miss Henrietta is quite the stylish spider having chosen such a lovely hat to sit atop.

Sares said...

Henrietta is divine! What girl wouldn't want a costume for the ball! I'm glad she found such a wonderful home and made her way into this perfect post! It was immensely fun, thanks!

Linda said...

You and Henrietta are having a ball, pop over and see us Lindax
http://pyewacketts.blogspot.com/

Karin said...

What a lovely story. That little Henrietta is such a pretty little spider. I hope she had a lot of fun and danced the night away :-)

LiLi M. said...

Hello Karen! Happy pink halloween Saturday to you and the lovely Miss Henrietta! She is too cute and all colors suit her! Great that your daughter cooperates too. Isn't it fun that a lot of bloggers have children who think it's quite normal to take photos in the middle of the night (my daughter last night) or pose with any kind of hat! Bloggers and their families are the best!

Liz said...

Great pictures. Love Miss Henrietta. Thank you for sharing them with us this week. Have a Happy Pink Saturday :)

Sarah said...

Henrietta Spider is lovely and her story makes me smile! So glad she got to go to the party too!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good morning dear friend,
I was just over at Vanessa's and saw all the festivities!!! Lili in the Netherlands had a nice post as well. I love, love, love that silhouette of the castle! Did you create that? I LOVE IT! Thank you again for an entertaining and lovely post. Have a wonderful day, Anita

6p00e0099829af8833 said...

The cutest spider Henrietta is! And oh how I love Rhonna's Designs!

Happy Haunting:)

Stacy

Regina said...

Nice Halloween post!
Happy Pink Saturday Karen.
Happy weekend.

Nancy @ La Chambre Rose said...

Happy Pink Saturday! Enjoyed myself so much. Thank you for a wonderful post.

Maggi said...

Muwahahahahahaha!

Wow, Henrietta is so fashionable and I love that hat! Thank you for a lovely 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!

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

Teacup Mosaics said...

Hi I am off the introduce myself to Miss Henrietta I am sure she will be the star of the party. Wonderful Post, BOO to you.
Kelley

Such a Wondrous Place this Faery Space said...

Happy Halloween! Excellent fun you created! Blessings dear, enjoy the day!

creativitae said...

I enjoyed your post! Thanks for sharing!
http://creativitaeblog.com/2009/10/17/halloween-a-hauntingly-magical-celebration/

Pixie said...

So creative! I love your blog and Miss Henrietta. I'm having so much fun "visiting" with everyone this morning.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

What a great tale you "wove", Karen! Love your pictures, too!

Marina Capano said...

Hi Karen!
so cute!How cute was that!
amazing pics!

Happy Halloween!!!

xoxo

julietk said...

I enjoyed your story and photos Happy Halloween party

icandy... said...

Wonderful!

Hugs,
Christina

Julie Ranae said...

What a great stop off for the Halloween Party! Your story was sweet and spooky and the photos delightful.

What a terrific blog you have and you are generous to be sure. Thank you for acknowledging that God is the ultimate creator and He has given that to us as a gift...you have used it to His glory!

Rhonda Roo said...

Henrietta Spider is a lovely tale! Aquamarine shawl, too funny! I guess spiders wear black all the time, and long for something different!
Those hats are dreamy!
Happy Hlloween to you and Henrietta and your lovely daughter! XOXOXOX

Jennifer MacNeill-Traylor said...

What a wonderful Halloween post! Have a magical day!

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Karen, OH I was just enchanted by your story. I love Miss Henrietta, meeting her and watching her spin her lovely aqua shawl for the party.
The hat is lovely. Your daughter wore it well and with such gorgeous hair!!
Your creativity never ceases to amaze me.
Have a wonderful crisp fall weekend.
Hugs, Celestina Marie

somepinkflowers said...

ooooohhhh.....
so very wonderful!

I love this story
and the HAT is Fabulous!

:-)

yipeee!
4 this party
and 4 Miss Henrietta Spider ♥♥♥

how lovely 2 meet U!

{{ do drop in again
when you are in my neck
of the woods.... }}

Chickenbells said...

My heavens is that spider a hoot! I mean, usually I don't think that about spiders (shhhh!) Happy Halloween!!

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

Gabriela said...

Hello Karen,

Wow! Your post is amazing!
Unfortunately, I am crazy busy and couldn't participate this year...



~ Gabriela ~

Snap said...

I just love when Vanessa throws a party! I really like Ms. Henrietta.

Betzie said...

OH SO CUTE!!! I just loved Henrietta Spider!!! She looked ravishing and your daughter has gorgeous hair! :))
Happy Partying...

6p00e553e8af188834 said...

I never thought I would say these words but that is the CUTEST spider I have ever seen!! :)
Happy Halloween!
~Staci

6p00e553e8af188834 said...

I never thought I would say this but that is the CUTEST spider I have ever seen. :)
Happy Halloween.
~Staci

Shabbychicdiva said...

This was so very cute!! Wonderful imagination!!

Cori G. said...

Hi Karen,

and Happy Halloween Celebration Day!! Henrietta spider is the most darling little creature. While I admit spiders frighten me to death she doesn't look like she could hurt a fly. Thank you for the fun and whimsical post.

xoxo Cori

Maria-Thérèse afiori.com said...

heeeeeeehehehehe I love Henrietta Spider! Would you believe it - I also had a bit of hat trouble:

♥ Maria-Thérèse parties at www.afiori.com

Lori said...

OMG! How adorable Miss Henrietta Spider is! Love your story, love your photos. I am one of the guests at A Fanciful Twist's Halloween Blog Party! I'm so glad I stopped by!

LW said...

Miss Henrietta is an enchanting little thing…
I hung on every word of her story.
Happy that she was able to go to the party in the end.

Happy Halloween…

Louise

mendytexas said...

I adore Henrietta Spider! I'm having so much fun with her at your party. Thank you! :)mendy

Princess Crystal said...

Very cute. It was a pleasure to meet Henrietta, please give her a hug for me.
Happy Halloween!

KMfamily ;-) said...

oh my goodness!
Hanrietta spinder, youve got me in stitches!!
that is the cutest of cute postes!!
I love it all!

Have a wonderful Halloween!!

caren said...

You are AMAZING! Happy PS!

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Thanks for introducing me to Henrietta. She's a talented spider! Thanks for inviting me to your party and have a magical weekend! Twyla

Melissa said...

Hello,
Wonderful party post! I enjoyed it ever so much! Very creative, I love Henrietta! Have a Spook-tacular Halloween.

Melissa

Junie Moon said...

What an awesome post, I've quite enjoyed my visit to your party. Thank you!

Catharina Maria said...

Love your post !

Happy pink Saturday and nice weekend !
Love Rini the Netherlands

Heartinmyhand said...

Henrietta Spider is wonderful. Thanks for sharing her

Couture de Papier said...

OOOO! a double agent of magical pink fun! So nice you followed me too!
I love your artwork and hope to meet face to face someday..I use to live in charming Marblehead..
Happy Pink Saturday.. Denise Hull,Mass.

Autumn said...

Miss Henrietta is fantastic! You have created quite the treasure here! Happy Halloween!!!
http://autumnsantics.blogspot.com/2009/10/frightful-soiree.html
~ Autumn Clark

WrightStuff said...

What fun to join you and Henrietta at the party - you must pop by and meet Viktor, Wulfie and Willy.

She'sSewPretty said...

Oh how fun is Miss Henrietta Spider!! I just love saying her name!

Deborah said...

LoVe Henrietta!!! You are quite the digital Queen, right up there with Rhonda! Love her! Do stop by my party and join Alice and Dead Bob. If you dare! **kisskiss** Deborah

Caroline said...

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

slommler said...

Miss Henrietta is perfect and a wonderful guest to have at a party! Bring her to mine please. There is plenty of room. I so enjoyed your party!!
Hugs
SueAnn

mermaiden said...

what a fine tale you've woven! i especially love the hat shop :D (thanks for visiting my party, and my hats, earlier!)

overthetopstudios said...

This was ever so clever and sweet. Love the story and am so glad Henrietta got to go to the party. But I am most glad I did! I have been looking at other posts of your and love your style. I will be back!
Regards,
Amada

P.S. Your welcome at my party too!

http://overthetopstudios.typepad.com/over_the_top_studios/2009/10/the-uninvited-guest-a-halloween-tale.html

Light and Voices said...

You get umpteen gold stars for the Halloween Post for Pink Saturday!
Joyce M

Carolee said...

Henrietta is just enchanting, as is your blog!

~ Carolee

Whisperings 13 said...

Miss Henrietta is enchanting! well, as enchanting as any spider plopped upon your head can be! LOl- she might have just gotten me over my fear of the crawlies!
Happy Hauntings!

Amisha said...

A magical, enchanting story! What fun!!

Lynn Stevens said...

Love your Henrietta spider, she looks smashing in her new shawl!

Kelli Bear Haven said...

I just love Mrs. Spider, she is so lovely. I really loved the pictures you made. It was very magical!!

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

Melissa said...

Fanfreakintastic!

I loved your hauntingly good hop my dear...you certainly are the LIFE of the party. Do come by my haunted blog and have a BOO at what I have in store for you!

Danielle said...

Wonderful story!! I thought it was familiar, it is a LEDGENDARY story for sure!!
Thanks for having me at your party!!

kate said...

Happy Halloween. I love the story.

Come visit my party post too.
honeyandpig.blogspot.com.

Kate

❦TattingChic said...

Hi Karen! Your story about Henrietta is delightful. I am not a spider fan (however useful creatures they may be), but I think Henrietta is one of the loveliest spiders I have ever seen if there is such a thing as a lovely spider!

Penny said...

Karen & Henrietta Spider,
Great Party Post. You are just Too cute for words.
Ta Ta for now must fly.
Hugs,
Penny

Her Art Nest said...

How clever! Loved visiting your blog. Please drop by sometime and see some of my Twilight obsession. Happy Halloween. Hugs, Nan

Chrisy said...

Oh Henrietta is such a charmer I was tempted to stay all night! Thank you for your hospitality! Please come visit at my party for more treats....if you haven't flown in already!

Raissa Spatola said...

Very creative! Thanks for sharing!
Have a spooktacular Halloween!
Raissa

jewelstreet said...

Loved the poem! SO creative.

Happy Halloween~

Gayla said...

A lovely post! We love autumn, don't we? http://www.oatmealandwhimsy.blogspot.com

Charmed Life said...

That Henrietta is a HOOT and a half! LOVED it!

Happy Day!
Melissa

Susie Jefferson said...

This is my absolute favourite post this week! Love it! And what a wonderful job you did, getting Miss Henrietta to pose so beautifully. Great fun!

Happy Pink Saturday!

JUNKER JANE said...

Oh what a fun post! Happy Halloween :)

Fantasy Whispers - Vania Cruz-Perez said...

What a delightful post! Loved Henrietta and all of the fab hats.

Here is a link to my party http://fantasywhispersblog-ooak.blogspot.com hope you can stop by :)

Vania

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh my dearest Karen!!!
You are so sweet to think of me! I can't wait to see the card you are speaking of! And the castle that you created is just the best. I am so touched by your kind words about my post; I love my kitchen and I love making magic. Thank you my dear friend!
Bisous, Anita

belindaschneider said...

i'm hauntingly delighted to have met henrietta spider!!!!
happy halloween!

Oliva said...

It's a great pleasure to meet Miss Henrietta! A true fashionista!

queen-of-nostalgia said...

Very cute! I love that spider!
I would love for you to stop by for a visit if you haven't alreay :) My party is here

Cheers!
Kristen

laterg8r said...

eeeekkk spiders galore, be still my heart :D

fairychildheirlooms said...

Hi Karen!
I'm attending both parties too :)
take care,
Missy

yyam said...

Oh wow! What a creative post...thanks for inviting me on this wonderful tour! Happy Halloween!

HopHopJingleBoo said...

always enjoy little Halloween spiders.. thanks for the treat..

Whimsical Creations said...

Lovely to meet Miss Henrietta.

Thank you for having me. Happy Halloween!

=) melanie

Sara (aka Cyberdelia) said...

Oh my goodness, soooo adorable! I love Henrietta!
Cyberdelia
www.avidity.net

Sarah said...

Oh just delightful - wonderful prelude to a delightful party! I adore the spider she was wickedly sweet!! Happy Halloween, Sarah

gert said...

Oh I just luv that spider!:)

Tammy said...

What a darling story. Loved little Miss Henrietta Spider. Too cute!
Xo,
Tammy

Patricia said...

Happy Halloween to you and Happy Pink Saturday to you, also !!! Your post is just stunning. I hope you have a great new week.

Celestial Charms said...

Henrietta Spider is a hoot! Very creative and I love all your images. Sweet blog.
Happy Halloween to you.
Maureen

jmichelle said...

Wow!,.. I loved your ahalloween party post.. it was like a little book. Thanks for playing along. Come and join me at my corner.. see you there.jMB

mizmollye said...

Hey Karen, How magical and fun! And to think I had nothing planned for Halloween. I feel like it was already here now! Thanks girly.

Yarni Gras! said...

hahaha! what a great story!

Charli and me said...

Good evening Karen, What a fun post and cute story. You are so creative! I just loved it. Happy Halloween. I hope you are having a nice weekend ♥

Ana Balbinot said...

I love Henrietta! Happy halloween and come on to my party!

Michelle said...

loving your blog! so whimsy!
Please drop by (my blog) to say hi, anytime!

~Michelle
http://faeriedustdreams-michelle.blogspot.com/

Laume said...

Henrietta is certainly a fashionable spider.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Karen, this was too cute! I love Henrietta Spider and her new turquoise shawl.

Happy Pink Saturday!

Sophia said...

Well, well....Miss Henrietta...what a pleasure meeting you and your guests. What a lovely party you have going on here! May I stay for awhile?

PS.......Harrington Manor's doors are now open for a enchanted, yet haunting evening...won't you and your guest drop by?....MUUUwahahahahaha!

Shell said...

I enjoyed reading the adventures of Miss Henrietta. I am quite partial to spiders.

Annabelle said...

Spiders seem to have a thing with hair and hats. Miss Henrietta Spider is sooo deadliciously dressed! Lovely post!!!
Happy Hauntings and Happy Halloween
A Witch called Annabelle >^..^<

bluemuf said...

What fun...I so enjoyed meeting Miss Henrietta and her new outfit.

Happy Halloween
Karen

AwtemNymf said...

I'm not fond of spiders, but I am smitten with Henrietta! What a sweetie!
I flew in from Vanessa's Magical Party!
I enjoyed my visit! <{:O)
Be Enchanted!

Jackie said...

Hello,
Fabulous blog post, just popping in to say hello!
hApPY hAuNTinG :)
http://www.chicscraps.blogspot.com/

Abi said...

Wonderful party post - I love your photographs. First class :O)

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

Super cute post! love the story.. you are so creative!

Kathie @ my net finds said...

What a lovely, original post!

Kaci said...

SO cute!

Chris said...

Oh, I LOVE this story! What a beautiful Henrietta!
thanks for the fun

LADY JANE'S EMPORIUM said...

Karen...this post is totally adorable! Happy PS and Happy Halloween to you my dear!

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Hi Karen! I love Miss Henrietta Spider! I am sure that she had a fabulous time at the ball!! Thanks for such a cute and clever post...Debbie

Kathleen Grace said...

Karen, that is the cutest creepy little spider ever! You come up with the most fun and creative stories to post! I'll say it again, why aren't you writing childrens books?

Mermaid Queen said...

Oh MIss Henrietta Spider is charming! And I love how your tale was spun! Pop on over to my party and see if you can solve the mystery! Take care, Martha

Christine Edwards said...

Still partying well into the next day. I love Miss Henrietta's hat. Thanks for stopping by, I'm trying to make the rounds. Happy Haunting!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Your images are hauntingly bootiful! Henrietta is wodnerful. Everyone participating seems so creative.

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

Miss Karen, I adore Henrietta! And your exquisite shopper guest, readying herself for the party!

Your collage vignettes are super fabulous Miss Karen! Quite perfect and hauntingly magical indeeeed!

Much love to you from me ~Thank you for being a delightful part of the festivites!!

Torie Jayne said...

Hi, Wonderful Halloween post! Great story & photos! Happy Halloween to you!

someplace in thyme said...

Oh I love Miss Henrietta Spider, the story was amazing, Happy Pink Saturday,Char

The Quintessential Magpie said...

How amazingly clever you are, Karen! Just amazing!

XO,

Sheila :-)

Divaeva said...

It was fun hanging with Miss Henrietta! October blessings!

Beverly said...

Karen, I love this. I love Henrietta. She is the most beautiful and fashionable spider I've ever met.

Happy Pink Saturday and Happy Halloween.

Leslie said...

Happy Pink Saturday a day late! Please stop by my blog-I'm doing a giveaway until Friday, 10/23. Hugs, Leslie

Lisa Lectura Creations said...

Hi Karen! Miss Henrietta Spider is fabulous! I just loved your story and all the special photos! Spookfabulous! Miss Henrietta Spider looks gorgeous with her aquamarine shall! Magical Party Post!

Thanks for coming to visit! I was a bit late with my party post. Just in case you have time.

http://llcreations.blogspot.com/2009/10/halloween-party-giveaway.html

Hugs,
Lisa :)

Kathy said...

Oh, one of my VERY favorite Halloween posts! What a wonderful party!!!

Deborah said...

I hope Ms. Henrietta enjoyed the party. I certainly enjoyed meeting her and visiting you too.

Stella Dora von Swineburg said...

Fabulous! Love Ms Henrietta Spider, bring her over to my party and giveaway at
http://stelladorasdiary.blogspot.com/2009/10/halloween-bash-and-giveaway.html

Heather said...

Your spider is a creepy, cute little gal!

Please stop by my blog for a giveaway and party!!

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

Ms Bingles Vintage Christmas said...

Love the Halloween postings!
I am going to sign up to follow your blog!
Thank you!
Leticia
www.msbinglesvintagechristmas.com

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