My Alpine Home

Saturday, October 25, 2014

My Apothecary Cabinet.

Welcome, Welcome!  Come on in and sit a SPELL.
 
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I have a notion that you are looking for a special POTION.
 
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( I used my large marquee letter ‘S’ from my laundry room words spelling ‘wash’ to put an emphasize on the word spells)
 
Oh my pretties, I know just what you need,
 
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but in order for it to work you must take heed.
 
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Special ingredients that you will adore,
 
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lie just behind this chippy green door!
 
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I have things that will do the trick:  witch warts, spider venom, or ghoul drool.
 
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Trust me my pretties, I got my education from the very best witches school.
 
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Times running out so we must act fast. . .some of these spells just don’t last!
 
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I love using natural ingredients and that’s a fact.
 
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Now and then you might have a side effect and grow hair on your back.
 
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The skelly heads are hung up to dry. . .
 
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by all Hallows Eve they should be ready to boil or to fry.
They’re especially tasty if you add a bit of fly!
 
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Helping to cure others aliments is what I do.
If my potions don’t work, then nothing can be better than a bowl of my skelly stew!
 
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Or my toxic tonic is a fabulous drink. . .just be sure to ignore the terrible stink!
 
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I can brew you up a potion that will make you brave. . .
 
Comes in handy on all Hallows Eve when some of my friends step out of their grave!
 
Nothing works better than a potion brewed with a hair from a rats tail.
 
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You might need to cover your ears when you hear the rat wail!
 
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Are you looking for something to make someone love sick?
I have a fabulous poison that works with just one little prick.
 
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It won’t be long till the Apothecary cabinet will be bare.
 
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(I painted the Apothecary words on a piece of old molding)
 
So hurry in for your spell or potion. . .if you dare!!!
 
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(I thought that the bits of sunshine shining in gave my cabinet an eerie feel)
 
Hee-hee!
Jann
 
I am so excited to be joining this wonderful fun Halloween party!
 
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*I am also sharing my   Wicked Halloween Mantle.

I am sharing with these lovely parties as well:
Bella Rosa Antiques for Let's Talk Vintage

39 comments:

Kris said...

Wow, what a scary cabinet!!! Very clever...so cute!!
xo Kris

Christina Paul said...

So Spooktacular! Every detail is just perfect - the skeleton in the silver creamer is a riot! might borrow(steal) some ideas for my house
Cheers
Christina

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Jann,
I just love this!!

Some many great items and inspiration for new things for next year!! LOL!!

Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Hugs,
Deb

Nicole said...

Thank you for sharing such a spooky fun cabinet!!

Art and Sand said...

That is just too darn fun!

Junkchiccottage said...

Wow Jann you have a lot of fun halloween in your cabinet. Love it all. The poem along with the pics was so fun to read. Happy Week end.
Kris

Gigi Harlan said...

I love your apothecary cabinet and I really love your poem about all of your witchy ingredients that made me smile all the way though. You didn't put a spell on me, did you?

dawaioser said...

Happy October and party day to you. Thanks for sharing your Halloween decorations and spooky setting with me/us. :)


Now I'm off to visit the other parties and find some more Tricks-and-Treats.
Here's the link for my Sp0oKy event, after all, everyone needs a tiny fright on Halloween, right? Mwhahahaha! ';)
http://dawaioser.livejournal.com/856146.html

LYNDY WARD said...

Spooktacular Party Post! Hope you'll fly by my Are You A Good Or Bad Witch? Halloween Party & Be Blessed with powerful Wiccan Wishes... Enchantingly Yours, Lyndy Ward >^..^<
http://todaysgold.blogspot.com/2014/10/are-you-good-witch-or-bad-witch.html

cynthia lee designs said...

Love your spooky Halloween cabinet. Have a Happy Halloween! Trick or Treat was here tonight...and it was so fun to see all the kids.
~Cindy

NanaDiana said...

What a GREAT old piece, Jann. I love how you have all your things arranged in it. Pretty spooky!!! xo Diana

http://afancifultwist.typepad.com said...

LOVE your beautiful crisp photos and apothecary treasures!!

Thank you so much for joining in the Halloween fun <3 <3 <3

Doreen@househoneys said...

There was a LOT of thought and creativity that went into this, and it shows. What a fun piece!

Karie's Chic Creations said...

That cabinet is beautiful, but oh my it is scary. You do such adorable decorating for the various holidays. Lots of things to look at. Thanks for sharing. Hope you are having a good windy Saturday. Hugs, Karie

Kerstin Bulin said...

OMG i´m in love with all off your magical apothecary stuff...happy halloween
Kerstin from germany
www.cobblestone-prims.blogspot.de

Victorian Tailor said...

Your cabinet is too pretty for Haloween! I want one just like it, love the pretty bottles and old things on display! please join me at Plumfield House Gardens, http://plumfieldhousegardens.blogspot.com/
thanks, Celeste

DogsMom said...

Jann, this is magnificent!
I started to smile when you mentioned you have the bold word WASH decorating your laundry room. Your cabinet, shabby paint and leaking sunshine and all is wonderful.
Your apothecary looks prepared for any reason.


http://dogsmomvisits.blogspot.com/2014/10/haunted-wishes.html

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

You pulled some great pieces together to make a haunting vignette!

Leovi Leovi said...

Exquisite compositions for Halloween, I love this mysterious atmosphere!

Patty Antle said...

I love Halloween posts. This is so fun!

Fran. said...

OMG JANN you ROCK!! I cant believe how awesome that cabinet is!! I could look at it forever!! LOL I love how you used some of your dried flowers from your garden!! I think you out did yourself on this one!! You must be the coolest G-ma when they come over!! Thanks for sharing this one might have moved right up there with my most favorite shower you did with the nests and burlap!! XOXO Love ya Fran.

Julie Marie said...

Too cute Jann... I have never heard of "Ghoul Drool" before???... do you think Costco carries it, tee hee hee!... love your cool apothecary cabinet and tresors... I just turned my mudroom into a mini conservatory (Practical Magic like)... with herbs and apothecary jars and all... I was not able to sign up in time for Vanessa's party, but I did post a darling little witch I just bought from her!... Happy Haunting!... xoxo... Julie Marie

marrowandmeadow said...

Creepy goodness, i love it!! Your apothecary cabinet is to die for!


If you have a moment, perhaps you would like to stop by for a spell:
http://marrowandmeadow.wordpress.com/2014/10/25/halloween-party-2014-a-tale-of-the-bone-mother/

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

So entertaining and clever, too, Jann! I love the way you've styled your chippy old cabinet with creepy crawlies!

Cynthia said...

Jann, this turned out perfect!! Creepy without being to creepy. Love the color of the cabinet too!!

Cindy

Leslie said...

oh Jan... It's so creepy and whimsey ~ It's simply perfect. Happppy Halloween!!!
( if I buy you a plane ticket to Baltimore.. would you please come help me decorate my place.) : )

Holly said...

Your apothecary is awesome! I wish I had such space to put trinkets and collections of nature.

Angélica D said...

hola amiga querida !! esa mueble esta lleno de cosas terrorificas .. ideal para hallowen.que tenga buen comienzo de semana
besos

Anne Launius Berbling said...

Fabulous, my Dear!! I adore all your wonderful apothecary items...fantastic!
Thank you, too, for visiting me...Happy Halloween!
Hugs,
Anne

Rose said...

Looks pretty wicked to me!!!!

TheBlakkDuchess said...

What a simply fabulous apothecary you have! And I simple loooooove the color of the cabinet it's in! =D

One of these days, I'll have to swing by for a special brew. ^_~

Happy Halloween!

Rachel Gallagher said...

Your apothercary cabinet is just too too gorgeous. I hope you keep it up all year round, I would! :-)

Kelly said...

Now that's a great way to get all your HALLOWEEN NECESSITIES organized! Looks awesome as well as your other posting you shared! Thanks,for the fun! Cheers!

Jen Jorgensen said...

This is SO CUTE~!
I love it...

Hope all is well -
Jen~

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Jennifer said...

Utterly amazing and so inspiring! Happy Halloween!

http://broomsticksandlace.blogspot.ca/2014/10/a-fanciful-twist-halloween-party-2014.html

Morgan Taber said...

I love this! So creative!

Donna Wilkes said...

Your rhyme was quite clever.

A spooky endeavor.

However the cabinet contents

Have made my fear intense!

bella said...

What an absolutely fabulous apothecary cabinet!!!

racheld said...

Creepily Charming, one and all. I love the way that dear Edgar Allan Poe is remembered in this annual shiver-fest.

And Christina Crawford has quite enough DARK in her own past to qualify as a Raven-writer, as well.

rachel