A Birthday Celebration

Once upon a time I was on a trip flying throughout all the Land of Blog.


serendipity-12-thumbnailWhen all of a sudden I came upon the most curious place created by a lovely girl named Vanessa.

The Painter

serendipity-12-thumbnailI knew at once this was a kindred spirit. She created the most enchanting place called A Fanciful Twist,

towerhill fountain

serendipity-12-thumbnailand surely every post created magical adventures that led down many a fanciful twist.


serendipity-12-thumbnailNow Miss Vanessa wasn’t just a fanciful storyteller, but she also created beautiful creations that enchanted us all.


serendipity-12-thumbnailFairies and creatures that surely delight, and


paintings of dancing girls performing in all kinds of adventurous wonderlands.

serendipity-12-thumbnailShe created parties of the Mad Hatter kind


and Halloween exravaganzas

magical-5that inspired us all to create magic and wonder too. And there were places to visit like through the secret keyhole.


serendipity-12-thumbnailOften you will find delicious cakes, sweets and scrumptious treats, all photographed to make your mouth water.

buttercup faeries


serendipity-12-thumbnailOh, and there is the most wonderful man named Mr. Lovee

Love Doves For Kiki

serendipity-12-thumbnailwho helps Miss Vanessa create fairy dust for her stories


serendipity-12-thumbnailin their magical abode.


serendipity-12-thumbnailGypsy Wagons lit by candlelight, lacy washlines leading to paths lined with magical touches.

Candlelight Reflection

serendipity-12-thumbnailWhen we learned that Vanessa's Birthday was approaching, many friends created stories, and magical adventures of their own to celebrate this special day.


serendipity-12-thumbnailYou will find avenues leading to all of them at Roo's Place called Roo's Tree House.

Nature's painting

serendipity-12-thumbnailI truly believe that Vanessa has left a trail of fanciful adventure,


serendipity-12-thumbnailand touched each of our hearts in the most enchanting way.


serendipity-12-thumbnailYou see she truly is the pied piper of The Land of Blog. She has taught us all to be as young as we would fancy.


serendipity-12-thumbnailHappy Birthday Vanessa, may all your dreams come true.


Please stop by Vanessa's place and send your Birthday Wishes...



serendipity-12-thumbnailThe song for this post is Dance of the Wild Fairies.

a fanciful twist said...

How did this happppppen? I am so blown away and touched and overwhelmed with delight and sentiment. Oh Miss Karen, I can't begin to share with you the kind caring and sheer warmth I feel when I see your name.

You are more than kind, thank you ever so much for your constant friendship - and for helping make today more than memorable. I am still in shock, and about to bury my head in a pillow and cry like a 5 year old, out of happiness of course!
Much love, and many many thanks. What a gorgeous blog post!

Love, Vanessa

Queen of Dreamsz said...

Oh, what a sweet birthday tribute! I would be crying too if this had been for my birthday...so very sweet of you and so thoughtful....Vanessa has such a great blog and is such a talented lady. :0)

Have a great day,

LiLi M. said...

How sweet of you to do this for your friend!
Well who doesn't love miss Vanessa Valencia?
Thanks for showing us about true (blog) friendship, have a nice weekend!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh Karen, that is such a wonderful tribute! I don't know this lady, but I shall visit her to see how she does it! My dream is to be a story teller as well. I try to do what I do with the limited time that I have, but I hope to inspire many with my work as she has. Very beautiful, Karen! Bisous, Anita

Such a Wondrous Place this Faery Space said...

Awww... I am actually misty because, I, too, feel that thank goodness dear Ms. V shares her magic with us and makes us feel welcome and sends us to only the sweet places in her heart. This is truly a dedication. Bless you for making such a "Birthday Card" for her. Take care dear Karen. Blessings and light, Amy

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

What a wonderful birthday tribute....I have never met Vanessa and I am heading over there right now!

Happy Belated birthday to you too!!

Rhonda Roo said...

Karen its PERFECT! Oh whar a lovely gorgeous stupendous fanciful tribute for an incredible stupendous lovely gorgeous person from an equally brilliant and gorgeous and stupendous lovely person!

YAY for Vanessa being born!
Yay for you for celebrating!
Much Love, Roo

Deborah said...

Oh so De-lovely! Perfectly fitting for our Magical Vanessa.

Snap said...

How wonderful! I didn't know! I'll zip over and wish the lovely V a very Happy Birthday.

Susan said...

What a sweet, sweet blog! And yes, It's leaving me feeling inspired!!!

Peace and Puppies,

Susan at Charm of the Carolines

Anonymous said...

Ummm, yeah Karen...I think you made me shed a tear too...what a beautiful Birthday post for such a beautiful person!

Jamie :)

The Quintessential Magpie said...

What a lovely tribute, Karen! I wish your friend many happy returns!


Sheila :-)

koralee said...

Now this is such a lovely post. I will have to go wish her a Happy Birthday indeed. How sweet are you!

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

I wish her a happy Birthday and you a wonderful weekend...m.

Claudia@DipityRoad said...

ohhh dear-- what a beauty -- not only your post and music but the obvious friendship you have.

nothing is sweeter.

Thanks for sharing... both of you!

caren said...

What a sweetheart you are to dedicate such a beautiful blog to Vanessa! By the way, wasn't it your birthday just the other day? Happy Belated Birthday!