Tuesday, October 30, 2012

A CHARMING HALLOWEEN TALE...

"A gypsy fire is on the hearth,
Sign of the carnival of mirth;
Through the dun fields and from the glade
Flash merry folk in masquerade,
For this is Hallowe'en!"

~Author Unknown~
I participated in a Halloween Charm Swap hosted by Thespa Mclaughlin of Vintiquities Workshop.  There were all treats and no tricks where the quality and craftsmanship of these spook-tacular charms are concerned.  Not only were the charms, well...charming, the way they were presented was quite wonderful too.  All the charms arrived in a sweet little treat bag... 
On the day of 31, October, All Hallows Eve, strange and wondrous tales unfold upon the strike of midnight old...
 Two little owls mournfully cry "Who Whoooo" while flying by...
A Haunted House upon a hill...
 Where a Pumpkin glowers from the window sill...
 A Skeleton Key opens the creaking door...
 Revealing a host of Creepy Crawlies dangling in the darkened foyer...
The sound of chattering teeth, rattle of bone, and flashing glow of eye emanate from Skulking Skeletons...
 A Ghost calls out a chilling "Boo!" turning ones knees to gelatin...
 And a Mummy moans a message true...
 "A HAPPY HALLOWEEN to you, and you, and you!"

Thespa suggested using these charms to make a bracelet, which is a fantastic idea but I am going to put mine to another use.  I am going to use them as mug charms!   We are having a little get together here at the Quill where cider and cocoa will be served.  I thought this would be a fun, stylish, and holiday appropriate way to distinguish identical mugs.  I have strung each charm on a shimmery copper ribbon and tied one to each of my pumpkin mug handles for a fun touch... 
In case you are wondering, this was my contribution to the swap...
Thank you to all the wonderful swap participants for these fun and fanciful charms and to our hostess, Thespa, for all her behind the scenes work.  I am linking up to Thespa's Halloween Post, so jump a link to see more fright delights!

16 comments:

Thespoena McLaughlin said...

What a great way to use the charms. Love it!

Tina Schiefer said...

Great post!!! Wow!!!

Your mug-markers are a great idea...!

Happy Halloween....

Marilou Bain said...

Hi Sandy I'm just stopping by to thank you for my charm! I love it!
Hugs Marilou

Rhea said...

Wow, you did a great job showcasing all of our charms!

Lynn Stevens said...

Love how you showed each of the charms in the hands and what a great idea using them on the mugs.
Great swap!
Happy Halloween!
Lynn

ArtZhodgepodge said...

Your web charms is fantastic.. love your mug marker idea. Happy Halloween

Jeanne said...

Thank you so much for the wonderful charm! This was such a fun swap! Happy Halloween! :0)

Ruth Kelly said...

Wonderful post. Irish music even - love it.

Katalina Jewelry said...

Beautiful photos of all the charms. The mug marker is a perfect idea! I loved your spider web charm and the tag was very cool too!

Hopemore Studio said...

Sandy I just love the spider web! Thanks so much!

Createology said...

I am the most lovely shade of envy green (only allowed on Halloween) over your stash of fabulous swapped charms. I am truly sorry I missed this one. BOOtiful Halloween...

Katherine Wolak said...

Lovely swaps!!! Oh my my, all these talented ladies sending you all these goodies! :D Also, you are invited to my Christmas giveaway!

Hugs,

Heather Williams said...

Lovely presentation, Sandy...& cute idea to use your charms as mug charms! Thank you so very much for your charm....love how you made the wire web...cute packaging, too!!! ~H♥~

Kadee @KadeeWillow said...

Swaps are so much fun... they really push us to get out there and do something fabulous. To do something we thought about doing but just needed the extra push! And how clever of you to use them as mug charms! Your company will be thrilled with that!

Jill Zaheer said...

Thanks so much for stopping by Sandy. I am intrigued by all of these creative charms. Will take a little spin through your blog to learn more about you and your talents!! Thanks again! Best- Jill

Kathy Shea Mormino said...

I would like to invite you to join me at the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week! http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2012/11/clever-chicks-blog-hop-10.html

I hope you can make it!
Cheers,
Kathy Shea Mormino
The Chicken Chick

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