Saturday, October 31, 2009

The Bats Have Left the Bell Tower...

My Dearest Friends,

It is my distinct pleasure to welcome you

to The Gossamer Tearoom on this...

a very special...

It is such a dreary, rainy night.

Aren’t you glad you are on the inside?

Of course, The Tearoom has been decorated in a particularly dark fashion. . .

The Ghost of Lina Cavellieri wanders the halls of The Tearoom most nights. Tonight, in honor of this most magical of nights, she walks the catwalk, modelling the most glorious dresses, designed only for her. Please witness as she leaves you enchanted, enveloped in the deep scent of dark roses, the crackling sound of black taffeta, the touch of a cape as dark and soft as a bat’s wing...

The playlist for the show is a camp rock and roll extravaganza:
From The Rocky Horror Picture Show -
Science Fiction, Double Feature
The Time Warp (Remix)
Sweet Transvestite
And of course, some sexy snarl from Billy Idol-
Eyes Without A Face
Flesh for Fantasy

The tea table is set, dear ones. Please indulge yourselves in bat bane tea and spider-toe crumpets from Patisserie Nightshade.

Thank you to Julia of Cemerony and Kirsi of Itkupilli for some of the delicious images I used in my collages.

And biggest hugs to my dear, dear friend LuLu of Coastal Sisters for hosting this party with me! Please be sure and go visit her party also!

And now...please don't forget to leave a comment to be entered in my giveaway! The winner will get a deluxe package of my handmade cards and stationery from The Gossamer Tearoom!

Thank you so much to everyone who has visited!

Wishing you a happy and spooky Halloween!



  1. Jippie :) Im the first and what a great party with spooky and fabulous collages Betty !! Lots of succes and a very Happy Halloween to you!
    My blogpost today is about this great party:)

    Thanks Betty!

  2. Dear Julia,
    I am so happy you enjoyed the party and thank you so much for visiting! I ran out of time to do some of the things I had planned, but that is almost always how things turn out for me, but your images were such an inspiration! It was so sweet of you to write about me in your blog today too!

    Wishing you a festive Halloween Day!


  3. Great party and I do love "different" teas. Have a great and spooky Halloween, Betty. Now I'm off to Lulu's party.

  4. What a lovely party! Julia extended an invite -- boy, am I glad she did! YUM!

  5. I love your party just came from LuLu

  6. What a darling spookfest, so glam!! Wishing you a wonderful Halloween dear one!!♥

  7. I've popped over from the lovely LuLu Kellogg, your partner in these Festive your post -- your Lina ghost is marvellous...wishing you a very Happy Halloween and thank you for co-hosting this haunting event!

  8. Betty, I just love all your images...they are so very glamorous.....come. This was so much fun and thank you so much for doing this with me :)


  9. You and LuLu are wonderful hosts - I love the mood you've created here - very lovely and haunting images (and you can't go wrong with Rocky Horror!) Happy Hallowe'en!

  10. Dear Friends All,
    Thank you so very much for visiting with me yesterday! I have never been a party person in real life, but have really decided I love it in the blogging world! I am glad you all enjoyed your time here. I had so much fun putting it all together.

    There will be a winner in the giveaway announced shortly...


  11. oh, would you look at that rose dress! to die for. i love the eyeballs int he fruit images :D i was "indisposed" yesterday, but wanted to send my belated regards.

  12. Hello my darling, how is my favourite blogger, I hope life is treating you marvelously. As you know mine was a bit topsy turvy of late, but is slowly returning to normal. I thank you for checking in on me and for the kindess comments you always leave behind, you are a dear friend. I am now off to read the posts I've missed on your blog.

    Take care
    Love & Hugs

  13. Fantastic collages, they are absolutely divine!Puts me right into the creative mood and inspires so much! It is amazing to me how you manage to outdo yourself every time. Thank you so very much for sharing it with me.


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