Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Return to Vulture's Roost... Planning a Wedding ~

I would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year and say Welcome to new followers ~

It has been so long let me catch you up on our story ~
We are getting ready for the wedding of Hattie and the Count ~ We have been waiting for the Count to arrive for  months, Hattie is secretly very worried that he has disappeared ~
Hattie has tried to cast a spell to bring him but it just brought bats ~  Hattie has not heard a word from him in two months and is trying to keep a brave face about the whole matter ~ Marie and Carlanne are trying to help with the wedding plans so Hattie will leave and life can get back to normal ~ So we are planning a wedding.
Marie has called a wedding planner... meet Katrina the wedding planner ~

Hattie, Carlanne and Marie meet with Katrina. Hattie likes this, Katrina has Champagne. Katrina tells them she will handle the whole affair. They decide on the food, invitations and guest list. All Hattie has to do is pick her dress, Hattie tells everyone she will be the most beautiful bride in history and she is sure The New York Times will run a front page story on the nuptials ~
Marie and Carlanne drop off Hattie at Simone's when they are done, a little Hattie goes a long way ~

  Back at Simone's Hattie goes up to the loft and gazes at her reflection in the mirror ~ The little story that follows was written by my friend Maria ~
 Once upon a time, not so very long ago, a beautiful witchling was born.  As was tradition, her 6 fairy witch mothers were given the duty of naming the babe.  With that said, you are the first to hear our bride-to-be’s full spell-given name.  Haggaleana Amphibiana Tactlessa Tattoomama Indelabella Esmeralda.  She is known as Hattie for short.
   As the formative years passed, young Hattie became an indescribable witch herself. Most often she gazed into the mirror for hours admiring the image that lovingly stared back.  She was actually the first to coin the phrase, “Mirror, mirror on the wall… who’s the fairest of them all?”
   To Hattie’s joy, her Warlock father arranged Nuptials between his daughter and a visiting Count.  After blowing her betrothed a quick kiss, Hattie raced off to begin planning her trousseau.  The Count returned to his own home to announce the news to his family.
I hope you enjoyed that as much as I did ~ Thank you so much Maria!

Simone and Nigel can hear Hattie in the loft talking to herself ~ " I hope the Count arrives soon, I can't take much more of Hattie" Simone tells Nigel ~

As promised here are some pictures of the outside of Simone's cabin ~ 

This is the chimney that took weeks to build. It is a wood  box that I built covered with egg carton stones. I grouted and painted the "stones".

This is the bear climbing out the chimney ~ this being a hunting lodge in it's former life the bear was fitting ~ I think I am going to leave him ~

Back at Vulture's Roost on the Vulture Terrace we seem to have a trouble brewing............

I thought I would end today's post with a picture of a WIP. This is a potion cupboard I am making for myself ~ I found the cupboard at a yard sale for 1.00 last summer. It is bigger than one inch scale, I have made a few things for it and will add more as time allows. I even put Annie's baby teeth in a little jar and made a label for it, what else do you do with puppy teeth?

I will be back soon with another tale of Vulture's Roost ~

Until then.....

None of the people in this story are real ~
People are never real except after midnight ~

Victoria ~


  1. ooooo Katrina certainly looks like she can whip them all into action :D Linda xxx

  2. Still waiting for the Count . . . .porr Hattie . . .and everybody else.

  3. Ready to hear more tales of the Vulture's Roost! Love it Victoria!!
    -Kim :)

  4. Sorry, that should have been Poor Hattie instead it was just really poor typing.

  5. Hey, Victoria! I'm so glad to hear that the Wedding is Still On....(We HOPE!) I am Still trying to get the Wedding in MY Blog world under way......!
    I LOVE CATrina! And Whose lovely sitting room is that? Did I miss it before?
    The Log Cabin is a Fantastic building... LOVE the Bear!!!
    I Can't wait for the NEXT installment!

  6. Thank you Ladies!

    Betsy, That is my Folly house that I want to redo. I think I did a blog post on it last year. I will do another soon as I am itching to remodel some of the rooms and redo the out side.

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  8. I love Hattie's names!! So cool! Katrina is fantastic!
    The chimney was worth every hour you worked on it, Victoria!

  9. I really enjoyed this! I realized that I was smiling like an idiot while reading it.. =D That wedding planner is so cool..

  10. Oh Hattie- what a name you have been saddled with! I hope the Count shows up soon-and the cupboard is amazing Victoria!!!

  11. That was about time, my dear - I've been on cold Turkey longing for more stuff from Vulture's Roost! And I really want to see that Count!!! (LOL) Your friend's story about Hattie was fantastic - and I hope to see more of Katrina soon. I'm convinced she knows exactly what to do to make it an unforgettable wedding!


  12. I love it another story! I've been so bored waiting for another story and I love your new WIP

    Marisa :)

  13. What a fun story, Victoria! Thanks for getting us caught up. I sure hope the count arrives soon! :-) I LOVE the cabin, especially your fabulous chimney--all of that hard work paid off! :-) Jennifer

  14. A wedding! Love it! The cabin is fabulous. And I would totally leave the bear. Baby teeth too! I love details and that cupboard is fantastic.

  15. What a wonderful story!!!
    With Katrina's help I'm sure it will be a magical wedding...all we need now is that ^!%!$@# Count!!!

    yes, leave the bear...I love those little funny details!!! The cupboard is great!

  16. You know V, I almost never leave your blog without a smile on my face. Your stories are really wonderful (and so is your friend's of course) . Maya is very jealous she can't write like you :).

    That log cabin is a gem! There are so many details that i will never be sick of looking at it again and again. And that cupboard. What a steal! Who cares it's not to scale. I have this giant cupboard in my house that is totally out of scale :).

  17. It's an amazing log cabin. That cabinet is phenomenal!

  18. Oh my gosh, the POTION CUPBOARD! Just lovely!

  19. Thank you for becoming a reader of my blog. I love your work! :)

  20. Love the cabinet you picked up, I am sure you will serve it well with your creativity. :)

  21. Hey, Victoria! Long time no hear from you. I'm celebrating 1 year of blogging with 8 giveaways. Giveaway #6 looks like it would be perfect for Vulture's Roost! There's faux fur galore plus some tudor-style furniture. You must join each of the 8 giveaways that interest you separately. Welcome! :-) Jennifer

  22. It can be difficult to remember when looking at these photographs that you are actually seeing a miniature.