Friday, October 5, 2012

Le Mysterieux Carnival

Welcome! Welcome! 
Step right up Ladies and Gentlemen, to the largest and grandest show on earth!
Under a Paper Moon and a glittered cotton candy sky, prepare to be amazed at the sights and thrills that await you!!!

There is something for everyone so grab your Silver ticket and dare to enter the world of Carnival....

No pushing or shoving, there is plenty of time....
A world of amazement and wonder await you.....
Hand the man your Silver ticket.. here we go!
 Here we have Beautiful Starlight riding the striped untamed beast....

 And Twilight dressed in her sparkling costume and hat, and elephants holding feathered fans ...

 Magic Spinning Wheels and prizes to win, "What lucky number will our winner be?" said the man with the top hat...

There were strange one wheeled devices that spun across the ground in a flash...


And the Wonder of Wonders Elasto Man, he's made of elastic and can bend himself into strange shapes and positions...

Magnifique man with the strength of many, that could lift an entire building with one hand!

Beautiful Anastasia dangled from the big top as if she were on a web of silk, spinning her magic with her enchanted  movements.

And there were clowns of all sorts playing tricks on one another and somersaulting in the air without wings or springs....

The thrill of the Ferris wheel and the wind in your face...

The Astonishing Violet was a strange wild furry cat wearing a black Mustache...
And Tonka the Bulldog balancing on balls and doing tricks...
But before we stop at the next attraction, it's time to get some snacks, the aroma of food is just overwhelming, and we must have a nibble!

Mmmmm, Popcorn!

And Magical Treats!

Can you hear the Calliope Music in the background, how enchanting!

After our snack we were nearing the back of the park, it seemed to get darker there as we followed the path that led us to a strange tent displaying the words Oddities and Curious Wonders, we were intrigued so we entered...

Beyond the entrance there were the twins  Flora and Fauna that seemed to stare right through you...
And the Serpent tamer Medusa, a dazzling snake charming woman with amazing talents...
Seconds from Death, Vixen the sword swallower !
This performer could swallow 20 swords at a time!
 There was the tallest man in the world Hugo that stood 10 feet high and could hold 2 little people Shock and Barrel in each hand...
And the Amazing Eva the Tattooed lady, she was designed from head to toe in all sorts of designs....
And then there was the Bearded charmer Pat-rika who stole the show with her wicked beauty...
A Haunted place I do declare, I wonder if we should go in there?

Fortunes to be told  from a Beyond the Grave Gypsy Fortune Teller, Zeldamar

Look into the crystal ball if you dare, and let me tell you your future past and present..
Or would you rather me shuffle the cards or read your palm? The choice is yours, what does your soul tell you to do?
I think I'll choose the cards Madame...
With a shuffle of the Tarot cards I will explore your inner most desires and reveal a fortune that awaits you...
The cards tell me:
  1. Tensions begin to mellow, Slow down and relax
  2. Your personal magnetism is on the rise, don't let past detract from the present
  3. When everyone wants to get things done quickly, Don't overlook important details in the rush to completion
  4. Stay calm through the chaos and remember who you are 
Wow, that answers alot!
I couldn't keep my eyes off her beautiful rings, they were absolutely memorizing... 

What a magical night, the things we saw, the fantastic wonders to bestow, a paradise of splendor and excitement!

 I shall look back upon this night of my dreams, and remember it always...
Thank You for joining me at the Carnival, we had the most enchanted evening didn't we?
I am certain that you would love to hitch a ride upon the next Traveling Carnival Caravan, and head over to the next show, and enjoy the mystery and mayhem that awaits you....
But before you go to the next show, I would like to announce a Giveaway Carnival Prize!
A Giveaway Prize!!!
Just a few simple rules that we must follow...
~Become a follower of my blog.
~Leave a comment of your favorite sideshow Act at this Carnival.
And that's it!
 You'll be entered into a random drawing to WIN this Handmade Journal, Card and Showgirl hang tag!
And just for FUN, I have also included a NEW peel and stick Carnival Ringleader's Mustache too!
These mustaches are super fun, My Husband, daughter and I wore these out at a restaurant the other day while having lunch, we had some really great laughs!
Enjoy the show!
~ Susan Xo











  1. Amazing pictures!!! great story, my favorite is Anastasia! so pretty! I think I am a follower, will sign in, thank you, Celeste,

  2. Oooh! Susan. I love the 'From beyond the Grave' palmist! What a brilliant idea and what lovely images you've shared. Thank you!

  3. Oh what fun. I loved the kitty with the mustache the best.....I'm weird that way. Your blog is beautiful, but I've always loved itkupilli, too.

    Thanks for stopping by and leaving such a lovely comment.


  4. Susan loved your carnival .... i give Elasto a toffee apple that man needs some meat on his bones , tonta the dog a bone he did so well with his tricks and Medusa snakes were giving me the eye so they didn't get a treat but it was a treat to be here

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    1. I loved your carnival ........Zeldamar's cards told a tale
      about me going walking down a gypsy trail
      paved in purple I will see
      my true love walking back to me!
      Thank you for inviting me over:)
      The kitty with the mustache stole my heart :)
      And the tattooed lady is always my favorite!
      Xoxoxo Gina
      Gypsy Sista

  5. Oh I am a follower and thank you for the wonderful palm reading. There was so much to see! I was scared and closed my eyes in the haunted house, I turned away and could not look at the sword swallower! I was afraid the giant man would swoop me up and never let me down!

  6. My favorite sideshow act was the beautiful Anastasia! Of course, I enjoyed them all. I liked your artwork the best. Can't wait to see more! :-)

  7. Oh I loved your busy carnival, Its packed with so many wonderful acts, Thanks for sharing, Hazel x

  8. Count me in! I love the small people pic. I am a new follower and would love if you come see my post and follow also.

  9. What a great post, I loved the vintage photos! Thank you for your kind comment on my party post.

  10. What a great journey through the carnival, I just loved the look of the old photos. The Amazing Eva and Medusa were just memorising!

  11. great carnival post, I love how the photos got gradually more spooky :) love the freakshow photos especially, Debi x

  12. Wonderful post! I really love the fortune teller, but I think my favorite is Medusa....she just looks too awesome with that snake, lol.


  13. I so enjoyed all of those retro images, esp. the Ghost attraction.

  14. Great carnival!! I also love Medusa the serpent tamer. I used to have a pet boa constrictor.

    I am a new follower of your blog and hope you'll stop by my blog as well.


  15. I Love all the vintage photos you used on your post, you put on quite a show!

  16. :D LOVE your post....and I appreciate all the detail you put into your carnival's sideshows!!! I am your newest follower, and my favorite act is Tonka the Bulldog and his many tricks! :D

    Oh, and here is my silver ticket!

    Ricki Jill

  17. I love the creepy skeleton fortune teller! I enjoyed reading and viewing all of your pictures. Thanks for sharing!

    You can view my carnival digital art here:

  18. I am a long time follower :)
    This post was marvelous! I loved all the acts but i would say my 2 favs are the elastoman, and the dead fortune teller!
    Thanks for the opportunity to win your lovely prize. :)

    Please come visit my booth!

    Hugs, Susan

  19. wow what a fab giveaway... i found your lovely blog via google n now follow hugs

  20. The Fortune Teller Zeldamar was my Fav Sideshow Act at your Mysterieux Carnival Party, I had a great time... and a fab Giveaway as well!!! Does it really get any better than that, I think not!

    Blessings from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

  21. Wow what a great carnival post Susan! Your vintage photos are fabulous and perfect for the carnival. I have to say my favorite is Zeldamar the Fortune Teller. I couldn't keep my eyes off her rings either! Thank you so much for creating this and sharing with the carnival. Oh and I really love the last photo with the witchy feet walking down the path!


  22. Awesome carnival! I enjoyed all the performances especially the haunted palace! So happy you didn't forget the popcorn..........

    The French Hutch

  23. First of all, I love your blog! Second, I am now a follower. And third, the most favorite side show on your fabulous vintage carnival was the GHOST house with the spooky lady standing on the steps waiting for her next victim! Ooooo!
    Teresa in California

  24. I love the side shows but Zeldamar is my favorite - I've never met a dead gypsy fortune teller before. I've followed your blog since Flying Lessons and I think all you work is beautiful! This is a great post!

  25. Awesome post! One of my favorite parts about carnivals is the haunted houses. Those are probably one of the first things i go to! Who can resist? I cant! lol Thanks for sharing! Happy Halloween! :)
    GFC: shadow_kohler

  26. Such a magical post! Starlight is my favorite~who can resist a beautiful woman on a black and white beast. I am following now.

  27. Dearest Susan,
    What a wonderful adventure it has been into your carnival. I loved all the vintage carnival pics and your new ones as well. Zeldemar was eerily exciting and I loved my reading.
    I am running a little late for my party but I would love for you to visit.

    Wishes and Whimsy
    Wendy from Wonderland