Tuesday, October 27, 2015


Halloween is calling
Can't you hear it roar?

Soon there will be little goblins
Knocking at your door...

Once they've all departed
And the moon is on the rise...

You best be watching out for things
With bright and shining eyes.

Because they are still out there
Scary creatures, big and small...

Lock your doors and windows
Choose caution one and all.

How have all of you survived it
We will never know...

I give you all a great big hand
And a standing "O".

The Cottage Witch
October, 2015


For those of you who wondered how Kai likes Halloween...

...it's just another pillow to sleep on!

Unless...he gets called into action...

FYI: This is the closest thing we could get Kai into as a costume

Wait...see the red arrow indicating cash clutched in the hand of the victim?

That sneaky little Spidey gets paid to perform heroic acts!


Thank you all, My Little Pretties...
for staying strong...
and surviving
 so, until next year,
 as they say

Blessed Be and Happy Halloween.

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Saturday, October 24, 2015


When Witches come to tea...

The witches are arriving
It's a wonderful sight to see

How about you?
Will you be ready?

When the witches come to tea.

They come from all directions
You can hear them from afar

They park their brooms

But you can't tell
Exactly where they are.

They swoop down at your table
Never knocking at the door

You'd never know they'd been here
As they've never come before.

They are very still and quiet
Not scary in the least

Their manners are impeccable

And they thoroughly enjoy the feast.

So do what you are able

Stoke the fire
And fill the pot

'Cause when witches come to tea

They like it nice and hot.

The Cottage Witch
October, 2015

Is your kettle on?

All china and tea pot from Home Goods
Napkins and napkin rings from Pier One
Witches concocted by The Cottage Witch

The witches are sharing tea today with:

Be brave.

Drop by and share a cup
with the other witches.

Put a little magic in your day.

Thank you,
 for conjuring up
 this delectable occasion.

Thursday, October 22, 2015


Miss Jackie-O Lantern 
is here to say...

She has a special message
 for all of you

All the witches got together
And decided to convene

At a very special party
With a very special theme...

Please join all the girls
 this coming
Saturday, October 24.

Miss Vanessa at A Fanciful Twist 
is hosting this enchanting party
 and all the witches
and around the world
 will be there.

 It will be a wonderful sight to see.

  Come and enjoy
 a cup of tea...

...and don't forget to return to 
Gold Country Cottage 
next Tuesday 
for the final chapter of 

The Cottage Witch
October, 2015

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Tuesday, October 20, 2015


We have outgrown all the monsters...

All the dark and dangerous things..

But sometimes when the sun goes down...

Who knows what it can bring?

Did we really leave those creatures...

Locked behind the closet door..

And forget about the whispers...

 When the wind begins to roar?

Once more
 the mOONLIGHT and the mAGIC...

And all that's in between..

Has made us start to wonder...

...because it's Halloween.

The Cottage Witch
October, 2015

Please return
 next week,
 if you dare, 
 for the conclusion of
 what is between

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Tuesday, October 13, 2015


"October's the month
When the smallest breeze
Gives us a showering
Of autumn leaves.
Bonfires and pumpkins
Leaves sailing down -
October is red and golden and brown."

Author Unknown

We are going to depart a bit today
 from the mOONLIGHT
 and concentrate on the mAGIC.

 The magic of family
 and their never ending support and love
 and the magic of friendship 
that is felt everyday
 since I started writing this blog.

 I have made so many friends
 who are all willing to share
 of themselves with me, and everyone,
 their good times and their bad,
 whether they are happy or they are sad.

  I appreciate you all so much 
and hope that I deserve
 a fraction
 of that magic
 in return.

The Captain and Bride. Sorry for the quality of the picture. It is an antique, after all.

On Thursday last,
 the Captain and I 
celebrated 55 years of marriage,
 and you have to admit
 that there must be
 some kind of magic involved 
to keep us going that long.

The newest member of our family
 gave us a beautiful little nosegay
 in celebration.

It is tucked here
 into a vintage 
Seven Up Plug Cut Tobacco can.

Thank you, Kai,
 for bringing magic 
into our lives again.

The kids sent another gorgeous bouquet,
 as they do every year. 
 It sits on the parlor mantle
as though reflecting 
in touches of moonlight.

We are so blessed 
to have our children in our lives. 
 The thoughtfulness and caring
 that they give to us everyday 
is the stuff
that magic is made of.

Thank you always,
 Tim, Tami and Jake.


Last week,
 I received a package in the mail
 from a dear friend, 
Barbara at 21 Rosemary Lane.

 The blogging community is so lucky
 to have her in our midst. 
 She shares her wonderful blog 
with all of us
 along with her sweet and caring nature,
and not to mention
 her talent and creativity.

The box contained
 vines of bittersweet
 from a bush in her New Jersey garden. 
 I have arranged 
the beautiful berries 
in my old spongeware pitcher
 against a backdrop 
of my great-grandmother's quilt piece.

To me,
 bittersweet is the quintessential
 sign of autumn 
and I am so pleased
 and thankful
 that Barbara thought of me.

The very next morning 
this is how the berries looked.

 If this isn't magic,
 I don't know what is.

 Thank you so much, Barbara,
 I really appreciate
 your friendship.

Maybe all of my blessings
 aren't really magic
 in the true sense
 of the word but...

...they are all
 certainly magical
 very dear
 to my 


It was brought to my attention 
the other day
 that my "follow me on Pinterest" gadget
 was not working.

(You can find it
 in the upper right corner of the blog,
 right under the header picture)
 I LOVE Pinterest, 
you might say it is an obsession,
 and I think I have pinned 
some really pretty things.
 I have over 9,000 pins,
 but only one board! 
 I realize that is not the norm
 and, I admit,
 it is sometimes hard
 when looking for a specific pin, 
but it is relaxing for me 
just to leisurely scroll 
through it all. 
 Anyway, I think there will be 
something of interest
 for each and everyone of you on my board,
 as my interests are varied,
 and I hope you will now
 follow me,
 as I have fixed it,
 and because
 it is all a part of technology...
believe me,
 when I say, 
that is pure magic!

The Cottage Witch
October, 2015

Be sure to come back 
next week
 for the continuation
 of what is

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