Friday, May 24, 2013

A Very Addams Blog Birthday!

The Little Gothic Horrors blog turns 2 today! I almost didn't throw a party this year, as I'm a tad weary after all the May Monster Madness shenanigans, but my beloved Addams Family just wouldn't hear of that and stepped in to host the soiree at their mansion.

There was much hustle and bustle in the Addams' abode as the family made preparations for the gathering. Even Gorgo the Gorilla, and Morticia's sister, Ophelia, dropped by to lend a hand.
Cousin Itt and Kitty Cat pretty much just sat around though.

Outfit options were considered.
Morticia and Gomez were a little concerned about the weather.
It was so dreadfully bright and sunny!
But after a few words in just the right ear...
It's now a perfect night for a party!
Lurch, the butler, greets partygoers at the front door.

Uncle Fester and Grandmama serve pre-dinner drinks and nibbles to the guests.

The Menu
The Addams clan always provides plenty of entertainment.
How about a little music?
Anyone care to dance?
And now Wednesday will recite a poem she wrote about her spider, Homer.
And finally, what's a party without gifts?
To celebrate the blog's birthday, I'm giving away a set of 4 postcards featuring vintage witch artwork.
Along with a set of 13 Bedlam Supply Co. macabre, Victorian-style poison labels, which can be used on bottles, apothecary jars and altered books, etc.
To enter the giveaway, just leave a comment telling me what you would bring along as a gift for hostess, Morticia, if you really were invited to the Addams' house for dinner. I will assign a number to each comment in the order that they are left and the winner will be chosen via the RANDOM.ORG True Random Number Generator. Please make sure you leave me a name and some way to contact you. This giveaway is open internationally. Entries close on Sunday, June 2, at 11:00 pm Eastern US time.

I'd like to thank everyone who connects with me here, or on other sites like Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest. Anyone who blogs regularly knows that there is a lot of work involved, but I adore my little blog, and best of all, I've made some absolutely wonderful friends online over the past two years!



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    1. Hi Candace,

      Sounds lovely! I hope Morticia will let me borrow it! ;)

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  2. Congrats on your second blogversary! It's wonderful that the Addamses threw such a great party for you. Every pic had me grinning. I'd get Morticia chocolates with absinthe liqueur centers - what woman doesn't love chocolate and spirits!
    (Please don't include me in your delightful drawing, since Egypt's mail is non-existent.)

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    1. Thank you so much, Lexa! "Chocolates with absinthe liqueur centers" sound fabulous!

      That's such a shame about the Egyptian postal service, but I really appreciate you attending the party! ❤

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  3. Happy Blog-Birthday to you, Happy Blog-Birthday to you!

    Hmm, now let me think, what will I give the hostess of this wonderful party? I think it would have to be a bottled spirit, maybe an aged Benedictine - beautiful bottle, lovely herb liqueur and, of course, mixed with the phantom of the monk who brewed it to give it that extra kick :).

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    1. Ah, you had me at "an aged Benedictine", but then you outdid yourself with the "phantom of the monk who brewed it", Sophie! It's all about the details! :D

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  4. A bottle of blood red wine called Irony, its my new favourite a US produced Cabernet sauvignon, expensive but so tasty.

    Oh that giveaway is lovely. those labels would be something to use in my apothecary or kitchen :)

    Thanks for writing such wonderful posts.

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    1. Oh, I'm going to have to investigate this Irony wine, linnea-maria! Sounds amazing! Thank you so much for attending the party and for your lovely words! ❤

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  5. Best. Party. Ever. :D

    For Morticia, I think I might even give up my treasured dead bird postcard. Or maybe a taxidermied crow. Not like I don't have enough of those that I'd miss one. ;o)

    And like Linnea-Maria says, thanks for writing such wonderful posts. And pinning such great pictures on Pinterest! :D

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    1. Haha. Thank you so much, Insomniac's Attic! You're too kind! ❤ I'm sure Morticia would love a taxidermied crow to join the moose, bear, marlin, and three-headed tortoise in her collection. ;)

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  6. Congrats for your second anniversary!your blog is adorable.
    please enter me for the dinner at Addams'house.
    I will give to Morticia a bouquet of black roses and a bottle of italian wine called "Lacryma Christi",that is produced on the slopes of Mount Vesuvius.

    Margherita

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    1. Thank you so much, Margherita! Black roses and "Lacryma Christi" sound wonderful! Lucky Morticia! :D

      Make sure you check back at the end of the giveaway because I don't have a way to contact you if you win.

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    2. sorry, you are right! :P
      my contact is
      stregatta_2006@yahoo.it

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  7. Happy Blog Birthday :) So glad to see your blog going strong.

    Hmm, what to give a sophisticated lady like Morticia ... it would have to be something delectable. I think a gift basket of hand dipped chocolate covered insects, good for all the family, and a bottle of Bats Blood red wine in a presentation box.

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    1. Thank you so much, Natasha!

      Excellent choices! Morticia will have to keep a close eye on those chocolate covered insects though, as they are the particular favourite of the Other Mother, from 'Coraline', and she cannot be trusted at all! ;)

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  8. Happy Blogday! Tying in with my own last blog post, I would bring her a large bouquet of Belladonna, when the black berries are just ripe. Beautiful and deadly. And if lived in the States I would add poison ivy to the arrangement.

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    1. Thank you, Ms Misantropia! Oh, Morticia would adore your Belladonna! :D

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  9. hahahaha I love your party with the Addams.
    I will give her some carnivorous plant ;)

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    1. Thank you so much, zombydolls! :) I'm sure Morticia would love a carnivorous plant to give Cleopatra, her African Strangler, some company!

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  10. Happy Birthday, Little Gothic Horrors! Love this post, so much fun!

    I think, for the party, I'd bring a case of Amontillado, with a trowel festively topping the case. :-)
    Some Dark Romantic

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    1. Thank you so much, Mina Lobo! So pleased you were able to attend!

      Ah, Amontillado! Such style! And a trowel! So handy! Anyone for a spot of masonry? ;)

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  11. How I have loved this post and the photos - it's made my Blog Day Emma! So vexing, what to bring to this party, I'm dressed and on my way...perhaps some Deadly Nightshade and Hemlock for Morticia's wonderfully Gothic and decrepit conservatory? Let the party begin! x

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    1. Thank you, Siobhan! ❤ I'm so happy that you were able to attend. Your dress was simply beautiful!

      You know how Morticia loves her conservatory! Deadly Nightshade and Hemlock will be perfect additions!

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  12. Happy Blog-a-birthday Emma! I fell in love with your blog during May Monster Madness. What a delightful was to celebrate. All the pictures of the Addams Family was a treat. Thanks for sharing your day with us!

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    1. Thank you, Candilynn! I'm so pleased I discovered your fab blog during MMM too! Loved all your posts about Texan beasties! :)

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  13. A very happy birthday to your blog! Congrats on reaching this milestone :)

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  14. Happy blog birthday! Your post had me smiling the whole way through.
    I would bring Morticia a black anatomical heart vase, for her thorns. Macabre and useful! :)

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    1. Thank you, Merrihel! I'm so glad you enjoyed the party! Morticia can never have too many vases for her thorns and a delightful, black, anatomical heart vase is sure to become her favourite!

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  15. Ahhh, lots of Addams fun and memories.

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    1. No one throws a party quite like the Addams clan, Julie! :D

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  16. Happy belated Blog Anniversary! Thanks for all the great Addams Family pictures. I LOVED that show!

    I would bring rose stems with lots of thorns and Vampire wine!

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    1. So glad you made it to the party, nitebyrd! Rose stems and Vampire wine! Morticia will be thrilled! :)

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  17. Happy Blog Birthday! I wish I could've attended the party :). I would have brought Morticia a compact of finely-milled arsenic face powder and a bottle of the rarest Squebulous Eel oil, to keep her mane shiny and dark.

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    1. Oh, you're not too late, Underground For Tea! Every day is a party at the Addams mansion! Morticia will appreciate that arsenic face powder... she told me that she had just run out. And the bottle of Squebulous Eel oil... you are beyond generous! ;)

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  18. In the sixties, when I was a kid, I would always watch The Addams Family and The Munster's when they came on as reruns, Yep!

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    1. Hi Matt,

      I watched the reruns when I was a kid too, and now I have the entire Addams Family series on DVD to watch whenever I want. Life is good! :D

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  19. I am so exited to watch returns. i love Addams play:)

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  20. Hihi, this made me giggle a lot. Looks like you and the Addams had one helluva delightful party :D Happy Birthday to the LGH! I drink to the next 2 years :)

    I would bring her a bouquet of roses - of course: no roseblooms, so it's actually a bouquet of rose stems :D - and DVDs of the 90s Addams films because I'd love to hear what she thinks of them =)

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    1. Thank you, Maynard! ❤

      Well, I know Morticia always appreciates a bouquet of rose stems, and giving her the gift of '90s Addams Family movies on DVD is a mind-blowing concept! I'd love to hear what she thinks of them too! :D

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  21. I would give her a Brugmansia (Angel Trumpet Tree), whose flowers are beautiful AND poisonous!!

    P.S. Love your blog :-)

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    1. Thank you so much, Amarantha! ❤ I looked up Brugmansia... Fabulous! "Beautiful AND poisonous" is just Morticia's cup of tea! ;)

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  22. I'm so sorry I missed this fun and spooky party! I have always loved The Addams Family! I love your menu so much and all of the images in one place are so fun! You've inspired me to go get my boxed set and watch DVDs of the show all day!

    Betty
    The Gossamer Tearoom

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    1. Hi Betty,

      I'm sorry that you missed the party too, but I'm very pleased to make your acquaintance now! ❤ I just checked out your pretty blog and I adore your blog name!

      I'm always thrilled to inspire an Addams Family viewing! :D

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