It's Official! Today is the kick off of the annual
Witches Tea Cozy Tea Cozy! Actually I am late this year....but, catching up! I am inspired....This is last years Witches Brew ...
It went to Tennessee to a true collector. I make 2 for Halloween, One is sold, the other donated. There actually is a witches tea ...
I have not been told where it is this year....but each day I check my posts or e-mails to discover where the "Witches Meet" This years them is from William Shakespeare from Macbeth ...A dark Cave, in the middle, a Cauldron boiling, Thunder, Enter the Three Witches .....this scene appears at the beginning of Act IV, Scene 1 as found in The Globe Illustrated Shakespeare, 1993.
It will be a real challenge for me as last years tea cozy I believe was the best of the best!
I miss this one!
So, I must try very hard to up one.
Just thought I would invite all of my fellow lovers of Halloween to share with me what they are "doing" this year.
Among my friends, I have only a few who are as in love with Halloween, All Hallows Eve than I am.
But, when it bits you ...well, your hooked.
William Shakespeare (1564-1616) from Macbeth
A dark Cave. In the middle, a Caldron boiling. Thunder.
Enter the three Witches.
1 WITCH. Thrice the brinded cat hath mew'd. 2 WITCH. Thrice and once, the hedge-pig whin'd. 3 WITCH. Harpier cries:—'tis time! 'tis time! 1 WITCH. Round about the caldron go; In the poison'd entrails throw.— Toad, that under cold stone, Days and nights has thirty-one; Swelter'd venom sleeping got, Boil thou first i' the charmed pot! ALL. Double, double toil and trouble; Fire burn, and caldron bubble. 2 WITCH. Fillet of a fenny snake, In the caldron boil and bake; Eye of newt, and toe of frog, Wool of bat, and tongue of dog, Adder's fork, and blind-worm's sting, Lizard's leg, and owlet's wing,— For a charm of powerful trouble, Like a hell-broth boil and bubble. ALL. Double, double toil and trouble; Fire burn, and caldron bubble. 3 WITCH. Scale of dragon; tooth of wolf; Witches' mummy; maw and gulf Of the ravin'd salt-sea shark; Root of hemlock digg'd i the dark; Liver of blaspheming Jew; Gall of goat, and slips of yew Sliver'd in the moon's eclipse; Nose of Turk, and Tartar's lips; Finger of birth-strangled babe Ditch-deliver'd by a drab,— Make the gruel thick and slab: Add thereto a tiger's chaudron, For the ingrediants of our caldron. ALL. Double, double toil and trouble; Fire burn, and caldron bubble. 2 WITCH. Cool it with a baboon's blood, Then the charm is firm and good.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------brinded - having obscure dark streaks or flecks on gray gulf - the throat drab - prostitute chaudron - entrails The above appears at the beginning of Act IV, Scene 1 as found in:
Shakespeare, William. The Globe Illustrated Shakespeare: The Complete Works Annotated. Howard Staunton ed. New York: Gramercy Books, 1993.
The trees are a new die cut that will be added to my Esty shop. So , if your interested in die cuts, I invite you to join me in the season of the witches.....
May You walk in the Moonlight till the Wind sets you free....