Saturday, October 16, 2010

Midnight Carnival

Dearest Friends,
Welcome Once Again to The Tearoom!

Oh, I have waited so long for this!
I have counted my pennies.
I have counted the days on the calendar!

And now it is here!

I am so very happy to see you again, my dearest friends!
I have been away too long.

Do you still have the ticket I gave you earlier?
Here are the rest!

Welcome to The Midnight Carnival at The Gossamer Tearoom!
I am so very happy to be part of the festivities at Mademoiselle Vanessa's Halloween Party at A Fanciful Twist! Don't forget to visit her and the other attendees!

What is your favorite thing to do at a carnival?
Wouldn't it be fun to begin by having our fortunes told?

Please step right this way!

This is Madame Circe, teller of fortunes, revealer of futures...

This is the card she has drawn for you...

(Sometimes Madame Circe surprises us by telling us not just what we need to know for later, but what we need to know right now.)

So many fun things to do and see!

Don't miss the Tightrope Walker
Mademoiselle Bon-Bon Oiseau!
(And, no, I don't think it's cheating to be a tightrope walker if you have wings! It just makes it a bit easier!!)

Please follow Mademoiselle Blanchette de Noire, Mistress of the Menagerie...

These animals are a bit unusual. But do not let their appearance frighten you...

(I promise they do not bite!)

Wouldn't you love a ride on the Cherry Velvet Ferris Wheel?

Or on the Magical Flying Cars?

I'm sure you are ready for a treat.
Please walk this way...

This is Mademoiselle Absynthia...

...She is so happy to see you and would like to offer you a delicious treat!

Our extra-fun carnival would not be possible today without the inspiration and images by some of the most talented people I have ever known. I am so grateful for all of the lovely people I have met here and with great pleasure, I would like you to meet some of them:
-Marsha of Tumblefish
(Thank you so much for all of the fresh inspiration! I hope you like what I have done!)
-Jerry of Shadowhouse Design
(Thank you for the great backgrounds!)
-Kathy of KF Collection
(Yes, I will be letting you know when we are in town next! Thank you!)
And hugs to my dear friends Marie-France, Julia and Kirsi:
-Marie-France of Marie's Freebies and
-Julia of Cemerony and Cemerony Share
-Kirsi of Itkupilli
And thank you so much to those I don't know as well, but appreciate so much all the same:
-Cristina of Asunder Ephemera
-Alison of Harmonica Goldfish
-Karen of Graphics Fairy
-Sabrina of Sabrina Zanetti

Our Dear Friend Mademoiselle Moon sees us home, dressed as an antique doll, such a sometimes spooky, sometimes silly friend she is to us!

And so we wish "Good-Night" to our new friends of the Carnival!

Happiest of Halloweens to all Friends of The Tearoom!



  1. OOOoo love your post!
    Beautiful tarot reading too :0)
    ....I feel loved ty.
    Very special Mademoiselle Absynthia, you must pop over & visit me :
    blessed be Trace x

  2. So pretty! I'm stunned. I love that vintage style. Thank you for sharing.
    Welcome to visit my Halloween party:

  3. The gypsy wagon is more beautiful than I imagined. Such a clever use for my Spanky's Bottlecap Collage Sheet.

    Welcome back to anytime!

  4. Wow, no wonder you were up so late finishing this - what a marvelous effort.

  5. Thank you for taking me to the carnival, your artwork is gorgeous!

    Perhaps when you've recovered from your revelry, you'd like to stop by and visit with me?


    Enchanting in every way...

    This is sooooo much fun!!!
    Love your blog, PICs & your creations.
    Please fly by for my giveaways too...
    Hauntingly Yours, Lyndy

    My Haunted Halloween Party Link:

  7. Thank you for inviting me to your Halloween soiree. Have a wonderful weekend! Twyla

  8. What an enchanting and charming party! I am so delighted to have stopped by! I do hope you take a moment to swing on over to, I would love to have you! ~ Wishing you a beautiful and blissful autumn!

  9. Oh, I LOVED this carnival. So much fun indeed! Thank you for inviting us all to play.

    I would be most delighted if you came to visit my enchanted Halloween Faerie Tale & giveaway:

    Enjoy the parties!

  10. Happy Halloween Blog Party! :)

    I'm glad the tarot reading said I'm loved - I just got married recently lol!

    This is my first blog-party and it's been such fun so far.

  11. Betty this is *so* well done- just gorgeous! Thank you for hosting :D

    You have an invitation to visit me, too!

  12. Wooow,wooow and wooow,my dear,dear Betty:-)*

    Just amazing post and unbeliveble great party!!!
    Such so magic and misterious...
    LOVE you Madame Circle!!!
    This post brings me away to a Fairyland,my dear friend,thank you so very much!

    My Love and hugs,

  13. I loved this!!! I think it's one of my favourites so far! Your work is wonderful, really lovely. Happy Halloween!
    Roisin x

  14. Glorious, glorious glorious!!!! A midnight carnical, with delights such as yours speaks directly to my heart!!!! Marvelous!! Thank you for sharing your magic!

    ♥, Vanessa {A Fanciful Twist}

  15. Wonderfully playful and so vintage too.
    Midnight Carnival indeed - I can imagine you swanning around at the midnight carnival in your town;-)

  16. This post was so creative and original! Loved it! Thanks so much for inviting me to your party, I had a lot of fun at your carnival! I hope you'll come visit me, too!


  17. Bonjour Betty ! c'est absolument ravissant, drôle, imaginatif, unique et magique ! bravo ! je suis très heureuse que tu puisses avoir du temps pour tes merveilleuses créations, c'est vraiment adorable et charmant, j'adore ! gros bisous et très bon dimanche à toi et Mr V.

  18. Wow, what fun I had at your carnival. Great pics-so colorful and unique.

    Do come and join me at my party at

  19. An enchanted visit. I did enjoy the rides.

  20. Lovely Party, thanks to all of your friends for the great images :)


  21. It looks like an enchanting party :)

  22. i love all the magical atmosphere you create here :-) you are so inspiring

    xoxo BB

  23. Hello again,
    Oh my, what a lovely party! Such spooky cosy inviting inspiring collages! <3
    From a very fashionably late
    and practically exhausted
    now cheered up by delicious treats

  24. I love everything about this post. The Carnival theme is among my favorites- I have been mulling over ideas for carnival themed painting for ages and still haven't come up with anything as interesting as your images here. Love the colors and the mood. You did great!


  25. Oh, what a gorgeous post Betty! I especially loved the ride on the Cherry Velvet Ferris Wheel but and the magical cars and the fortune from Madame Circe and Mdme.Absynthia's treats! Just a spectacular evening of perfectly festive and lovely activities! You've outdone yourself for your guests . . . and we've loved every morsel and minute! Bravooooooooo!

  26. Love the Ferris Wheel! Wonderful post!

  27. Oh, I feel as if I just lived through a beautiful Fairy Story, full of amazing details and color and phenomenal combinations. I can promise you that I will find myself back again just looking one more time at all this beautiful collages. Such an amazing party!!!

  28. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU to everyone who visited The Carnival! I am so pleased everyone had such a nice time!

    Hugs to you all,


  29. Oooh my , I'm ending my journey on a beautiful cherry velvet ride. Your post was an enchantment filled with luscious art. Those collages are so well devised and truly unique. Luv your work!

    I'm having a draw for a little something for HALLOWEEN OCTOBER 31ST so do drop in for a little while.

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•*´¨*.•*´¨*~^..^~*Annabelle.•*´¨*.•* *

  30. Wonderful colorful creations.

    P.S. it's nice to be loved!


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