All the latest News from Wild Witch Vintage.
|Posted on June 27, 2015 at 2:50 PM||comments (0)|
I haven't been online very much for the last 6 weeks, way too busy getting the house & Garden ready for the Summer. The weather man said last night, "next week is going to be a scorcher" so I am so glad my painting & gardening are now up to date.
So welcome to oue English Cottage Garden, I should do a video, so you can hear the Beautiful Bird song too.
This is a bedraggled me, after the rain got me.
Last year I collected my Pansies Seeds, planted them not sure if I had Green Fingers &
unbelievabley they all took, so we now have 12 hanging Baskets, 2 troughs filled with Pansies & four half baskets & 9 planters. All I have to do now is water them everyday!!!
I didn't think it through...
Buckets of Pansies... luckily I loves them... they have little faces :-)
I love Bunting.. I would put it everywhere for everyday :-) all year..
This is Queenie & Absinth our Vintage Girls. They are painted for Summer, they just need their Rain hats taking off.
You can just see the Real Wishing Well around the corner.
We had to move the Chickens eglu onto the patio this week, because Mr Fox has paid a visit to the Farmers wife's Chickens & he completely
annihilated everyone of them :-( then attacked our neighbours Chickens too... so our Girls are closer to home. But the little minxes won't go to bed on time.
When my Dad passed away in 2011, I decided to make a Garden for him. It is heart shaped & it used to be a
huge pile of Tree's & now its all Poppies & Wild Flowers. Today they looked Glorious.
So this is June 2015, its been lovely sharing it with you :-) x
|Posted on February 27, 2015 at 10:50 AM||comments (1)|
Welcome to our Home
Our house is a Victorian Old Almshouse which was originally 4 little houses built over 100 years ago.
We added the Pump & Victorian Mirror last year.
In the 1980's it was converted into one house.
It was called the Old Almshouse but in 2011 after a bad year I legally changed the name
to Wishing Well Cottage & I made this sign out of part of an antique Opium Bed..
This is the Hall.
As you can see we are Maximalists
We bought the tall lamp from our local Antique center the Maltings last month
for just £60.00 . We think it looks a bit Downton Abbey..
The huge chest of Drawers I won with bids when I was 18 & I won it for !18.00... I was told
it was a Monks Chest?? it has super deep drawers..
This is our Victorian Fireplace.. we love the flowers.
My Dad fitted this Victorian Fireplace, it replaced a naff modern Brick fireplace someone had put in..
I think Victorian in a Victorian House & modern in modern..etc 50's pieces in 50's houses... it looks better!
The Cats corner... they love their house I don't care if it looks mad!
Kitchen... you have to put the Kitsch in Kitchen! hence the polka dot lamp & cake stands
We revamped our kitchen with some goodies off ebay!
The Welsh Dresser top on the wall we won for £32.00 & the
Pine Island with Bosch hob & Gas Bottle we won for a bargain £18.00
& we brought it all together with matching crystal handles..
Dining Room & Books
Spare Bedroom with original Stove & Fireplace..
The wall art is from Germany & its called the Secret.
Our Moon Gazing Cat Clyde acting like the Cat God / Bast.
(ignore the box of wallpaper in the middle)
I loves Glitter Balls....
This is our little Copse, which our Chickens love to play in &
Our Garden.. where our Caravans..named Queenie & Absinthe (Green Fairy) live
Thanks for calling in call back soon xx
|Posted on May 27, 2014 at 2:20 PM||comments (0)|
This is Queenie our newly renovated Caravan
We bought her from our Neighbours Nige & Lou & they
had already started the work.. new flooring & powder Blue wheels
& Cath Kidston Wallpaper, blue paint... & 2 blinds
She took us just 3 weeks then to revamp inside & out & now
we are now ready for Summer-time .
Sandra made all the curtains & seat covers &
Jenny just painted everything..
This is Before &
3 pictures down the After.
|Posted on March 8, 2012 at 11:15 AM||comments (0)|
Today I caught on Camera a cheeky Squirrel
stealing the Wild Birds Fat Ball.
So Cute & Clever
|Posted on October 31, 2011 at 3:45 PM||comments (0)|
Samhain is such a special night, much more than just a cheap scare or a quickie scream.
Tradition has it that the veil between the upper and the lower worlds is the thinnest on the night of October 31 to November 1st. It is a night of welcoming and honoring the dead. In the old days & Pagan now days it is a time of divination and communication with the spirit world.
The Celts regarded the human head as the Seat of the Soul, the concept of the carved pumpkin with a candle inside it, as the Light shining from the Soul.
Halloween is a time when dearly departed loved ones are closer through the Samhain thin veil between the worlds and they can say a loving "Hi" & connect closer to us on this special eve.
|Posted on February 12, 2011 at 6:50 AM||comments (0)|
Self-declared witches in Romania are preparing to curse the country's rulers publicly for taxing their profession under an amended labour law.
Poisonous mandrake plants are due to be hurled into the River Danube.
Income tax of 16% and health and pension payments have been imposed.
Their professions, along with those of witch, astrologer, fortune teller and embalmer, were not listed in the previous labour code, and therefore not subject to tax. Alisia, one of a dozen witches planning to hurl mandrake plants to bring "evil" on Romania's president and government, said her income was so small, the idea of taxing it was "foolish".
"The lawmakers don't look at themselves, at how much they make, their tricks," she told the Associated Press news agency.
"They steal and they come to us asking us to put spells on their enemies," she said.
Payments to witches and astrologers are usually made in cash and are relatively small at up to 30 lei (£6, 7 euros, $9) per consultation, AP reports.
But one witch saw a silver lining to the new law.
"It means that our magic gifts are recognised and I can open my own practice," Mihaela Minca said.
But one Romanian Witch said....
Ms Buzea, 63, who was imprisoned in 1977 for witchcraft under the Ceausescu regime, gave a warning that her curses always worked.
"We do harm to those who harm us. They want to take the country out of this crisis using us? They should get us out of the crisis because they brought us into it."
|Posted on December 13, 2010 at 5:10 AM||comments (1)|
This is a translation of an old Icelandic Poem about a Pussycat Monster
( & why everyone should get new clothes at Christmas:)
The Christmas Cat
You all know the Christmas Cat
And that Cat was huge indeed.
People didn't know where he came from
Or where he went.
He opened his glaring eyes wide,
The two of them glowing bright.
It took a really brave man
To look straight into them.
His whiskers, sharp as bristles,
His back arched up high.
And the claws of his hairy paws
Were a terrible sight.
He gave a wave of his strong tail,
He jumped and he clawed and he hissed.
Sometimes up in the valley,
Sometimes down by the shore.
He roamed at large, hungry and evil
In the freezing Christmas snow.
In every home
People shuddered at his name.
If one heard a pitiful "meow"
Something evil would happen soon.
Everybody knew he hunted men
But didn't care for mice.
He picked on the very poor
That no new garments got
For Christmas - who toiled
And lived in dire need.
From them he took in one fell swoop
Their whole Christmas dinner
Always eating it himself
If he possibly could.
Hence it was that the women
At their spinning-wheels sat
Spinning a colorful thread
For a frock or a little sock.
Because you mustn't let the Cat
Get hold of the little children.
They had to get something new to wear
From the grownups each year.
And when the lights came on, on Christmas eve
And the Cat peered in,
The little children stood rosy and proud
All dressed up in their new clothes.
Some had gotten an apron
And some had gotten shoes
Or something that was needed
That was all it took.
For all who got something new to wear
Stayed out of that pussy-cat's grasp
He then gave an awful hiss
But went on his way.
Whether he still exists I do not know.
But his visit would be in vain
If next time everybody
Got something new to wear.
Now you might be thinking of helping
Where help is needed most.
Perhaps you'll find some children
That have nothing at all.
Perhaps searching for those
That live in a light - less world
Will give you a happy day
And a Merry Merry Christmas.
|Posted on October 25, 2010 at 7:35 PM||comments (1)|
Halloween is such a Spooky Special Night, Ghosts,
Trick 'r Treat, creepy masks & Glowing Pumpkins.
Once the Pumpkins are scraped out & decorated & lit it seems such a shame to discard the Pumpkin center, especially in this Credit Crunch time "Waste Not, Want Not" :).
So here is a yummy recipe to solve the problem of waisted Pumpkins & warm you after
Trick 'r Treating in the cold October night.
1 medium to large Pumpkin.
2 Large Onions.
1 lb (500gm) Bacon
or Vegetarian Bacon.
Salt & Pepper.
optional: Grated Cheese, Fresh Cream.
Place entire Pumpkin in Microwave & cook for 14 minutes.
Peel away skin and clean out seeds. Cut up Pumpkin into pieces and place in a soup pot.
Only just cover with water and add Salt and Pepper to taste.
Boil, then simmer until soft.
Chop Onions & Bacon (or Vegetarian substitute Bacon) finely. Saute in butter.
Add Curry Powder to taste. Lift soft pieces of Pumpkin from pot & puree in blender with Onion & Bacon ( Veggie Bacon). Put all back into pot and add remnants of boiled water to achieve desired consistency. Heat up again and serve with grated Cheese sprinkled or dab of fresh Cream swirled on top.
Its traditional to lay an extra place at the table on Halloween for friends and Relatives who have passed also eat in silence out of respect for those Guests who cannot speak.
|Posted on October 11, 2010 at 5:15 AM||comments (1)|
My last home was built next to a cemetery, which I know would freak most people out.
But honestly the neighbours were very quiet, I didn't even notice an orb. The residents had been laid there for hundreds of years so they probably had moved on in the real sense of the word or were just too elderly to do mischief.. My neighbours were not as ancient as the sitting tenant / body which was discovered September 2010 in a garden in Oxfordshire UK.
Archaeologists yesterday confirmed that the human skeleton discovered in the garden of a house in Wytham View, Eynsham, was that of a man buried 1,500 years ago.
The site was known to be an Anglo-Saxon cemetery and archaeologists had excavated all the other bodies about 40 years ago – but missed him.
Police cordoned off the scene following the discovery on Wednesday until Hugh Coddington, acting county archaeologist for Oxfordshire County Council, identified the bones at midday yesterday, revealing them to be a pagan male buried in around 500 AD.
Mr Coddington believed six skeletons were excavated when the house was built on the burial site 40 years ago.
The bones will remain where they have been for the past 1,500 years, as it would involve cost and lengthy delays to apply for a licence to move the body.
What an unusual garden feature to have in your back garden! a Pagan Burial site!
|Posted on October 2, 2010 at 8:55 AM||comments (2)|
The pagan practice of Druidry has been recognised as being a religion by the Charities Commission. October 2010
The application was made by the Druid Network, representing followers of the practice, which now gets charitable status & valuable tax breaks.
The decision by the Charities Commission stated that the organisation's work in promoting Druidry was to the public benefit.
The Druid Network describes its practice as building a "harmonious relationship with deities, ancestors, spirits of the land, animals, trees, rocks, rivers and humanity, both through ritual activity and through everyday actions."
The original Druids were the priestly caste of the pre-Christian tribes of Britain, Ireland and Gaul.
Druidry flourished again in the latter decades of the 20th Century, arguably finding its rebirth in the spiritual searchings of the hippy and new age movements.
The Charities Commission has decided that Druidry represents a coherent set of religious practices after a four-year inquiry.
The Druid Network says the recognition came after a "long hard struggle" and thanks its followers for their support towards making it happen.
I suppose the phrase "its better later than never " comes to mind.
|Posted on June 6, 2010 at 7:15 PM||comments (2)|
How to tell,
if you are more Cyber Witch
than Green Witch..
Your magical name, e-mail address, & on-line names are all the same.
Your familiar is a mouse.
You charge your ritual tools- with a Credit Card.
You calculate the phases of the moon with Window Vista
You do most of your correspondence by email and sign off with Blessed Be.
Your herbs are bought on ebay
Your incense is by Glade.
You do cord magick with Ethernet
daemons organise your mail
You tap into the collective unconscious using a web browser.
Your favourite Goddess has her own twitter account
Your coven is spread around at least 6 different Countries.
Your altar cloth is a mouse pad.
What's the best thing about Pagan friends?
Answer... They worship the ground you walk on.
Found this ages ago under anon... so whoever did this. Thank you very clever. xxx