26 September 2007

have a ball!...

magical moonlight...paths of starlight!...
the tinkling of laughter...the flickering of candlelight...the swishing of some beautiful gowns to a perfect 3/4 time...under the stars (make a wish!), a perfect full moon...& the perfect glow of eb pink...somewhere beyond the sea...

sigh.

a flurry of preparations...the artistic consult with K-Bug...queen of intelligent design in all matters of dress...tonight i wear my heart on my sleeve& on my skirt!...pieces of love letters swirl with me...

Little Man, our resident weather expert, has assured me of perfect fall skies under a glorious harvest moon, just for us, tonight!

the last minute details...shoes...to wear or not to wear? or, maybe both! wear them..shed them ~ when the moment is right!

my hair...in a twist, that at a moment's notice can fly free when the tempo of the music quickens...

flowers...perfect autumn wildflowers...(thank you D., for the perfect bouquet...,just in time...& the perfect colors!)...or the delicate morning glory...weave into my hair or wear on my wrist...?

eb is serving a delectable apple pie a la mode...accompanied by a blissful cider...OH MY! i must bring something...almost no time...

i know...i will make my very fast & tasty canapes...they will look quite humble next to Leslie's luscious treats, but they will keep the dancers on their toes & they will also perform the double duty of my What's Cooking Wednesday contribution for the Fairy Blogmother...

PERFECT PARMESAN CANAPES
*mix fresh shredded parmesan cheese with enough mayonnaise to keep it together & spread easily
*add finely diced red onion & fresh ground pepper to taste
*spread mixture on cocktail rye bread
*bake at 400 for ~5 minutes...cool...& enjoy!

tonight i am foot loose & fancy free...i have told the dear coachman that i will not need the carriage...rather i have decided to make my way through the enchanted passagesto the delicious ballroom on my Vespa!...let my streamers flutter in the wind...maybe, just maybe my hair will come down for the ride

it is time to *sparkle & shine* at the BLOGLANDIA BALL...

35 comments:

eb said...

oh you gorgeous doll - this is such a lovely post and thank you so much for including the other co-hosts - such a gracious and lovely lady you are...

and now for that dance that you promised me... s l o l y...

are you having fun?

xox - eb.

Carmen said...

Beautiful!!! Waht a treat!

A bird in the hand said...

Una cosa proprio bella!

Brava!

Sunflower said...

I want to go to a ball.....:( mom this is beautiful. YOu are so talented.

AnnieElf said...

Good morning! What fun it was to meet you last night, you and all our other dancing sisters. Have a fabulous day and be sure to wear that pretty dress more than once.

Cre8Tiva said...

so nice to meet you...your gown is beautiful...very heartfelt...save a dance for me...blessings, rebecca

jungle dream pagoda said...

Beautiful post! I wear my heart on my sleeve too!

The Fairy Godmother said...

The Fairy Violette is on her way to the Bloglandia Ball she is so looking forward to it...

LMS(oceandreamer) said...

And sparkle and shine you do! What a fabulous dress indeed and it's perfect for blowing free on the Vespa. Let your hair fly free too...dance before you get there! I arrived shoe free, what's the point really? My I try one of your canapes?
So lovely to meet you, I do hope you'll stop by.

She'sSewPretty said...

Oh, that was you I saw arriving on the Vespa...so Chic with your heart on your sleeve!

rochambeau said...

Oh you look beautiful. What a fun party. Let's dance!

Constance

Stephanie said...

Oh what a magical night of dancing you describe!

Can I jump on your Vespa and ride along?

Britt-Arnhild said...

Have a great time at the ball.

Marta and the crown prince must be my ball this time.....

sherri (Tied Up In Ribbons) said...

When you sped by me on the Vespa I saw that you had woven flowers into your hair. beautiful. I have had to kick my shoes off--heels were not a good choice.

Sandra Evertson said...

Your dress is Charming and very Sassy!
Sandra Evertson

Anonymous said...

As Always.....I love YOU!
d

Anonymous said...

In the spirit of the ball, I would like to dance with you all... but end in the arms of my Piacere.
d

Linda said...

You are a vision!

pamelahuntington said...

How lovely your dress and how
lucky you are to be coming to the
ball on a Vespa..I once drove
a Vespa into a swimming pool...
thankfully I was not wearing
a ball gown or glass slippers.
pamela

Lea said...

What a delightful post! The pictures oh so beautiful and your dress! Lovely, those little notes and hearts! And, yes, I would love one of those parmesan canapes... delicious! Let's Dance!

lauren said...

mmmmmmmmm canapes! ooooooooooh lovely, lovely gown! ah, beautiful flowers! ...and of course...that *FAB* vespa...you are sooooooo ready for the ball!!!

kansasrose said...

What a lovely dress and delicious post and blog! The vespa...the parmesan canapes..flowers...sublime!

AnastasiaC said...

everything look so wonderful! your dress, your hair
can you drop me off home on the vespa too!! delightful!

Frances said...

I sat here alone talking to myself after I read this one.
Bravo!
Four Big Golden Stars.
Sending bloglove,
Frances

Leslie said...

What a delightful post! I love the image of you arriving at the ball on a Vespa. And your Parmesan Canapes look and sound devine! Thanks for linking to my blog nice lady!

tinker said...

The heart is the perfect accessory to wear on your sleeve of your lovely gown.
I think we should all let our hair down and dance!

Scrappy Moments said...

Such a Lovely post, glad you could make the ball. The dress is beautiful the Canopes look so deliscious and the flowers are just so pretty :)

Angie
http://scrapnmomsmoments.blogspot.com/

Carmen said...

I forgot to ask you if I can borrow your recipe to give it a try?

qualcosa di bello said...

dear ladies...& my dearest D...

thank you all for filling my blog dance card with all your delightful enchantments!!!

wasn't the ball just divine~~~

ms. eb...you are certainly the perfect pink hostess for harvest moon balls....mille grazie!!

my sunflower...of course you can come to the ball...no one should miss your beautiful dance steps!

frances...i have saved a special dance for you...our she who blogs fairy blog mother!!!...& after the dance we will fly through central park on that magical vespa!!!

my D...ending in your arms is my dream every. single. day. i love you too!

kansasrose said...

I must tell you gracious lady how your comment touched me that you left on my blog...I wept good tears. You are a lovely person. ( wish I could say that in Italian) Thank you. "ms. rose" xo

rochambeau said...

Hey How was the ride home on your Vespa? You're the best!

qualcosa di bello said...

ms. rose...i was a littly teary-eyed myself over at your place...

constance...daughter of today's birthday queen...the vespa ride was all i hoped it would be & it ended in the arms of my prince charming! ;)

One Crabapple said...

mmm THank you for the canapes !!! MMM !

And I love your dress ! What a Wonderful idea....a dress of Love Letters...beaUtiful !

The Twist ? PERFECT DARLING, PERFECT !

That picture of the Morning Glory is SO pretty...

And You on That Vespa ? Now that is TOO CUTE!

Happy Autumn ! Happy Full Moon.
Sorry I am late getting here. I couldn't make it thru the whole list of links from EB's Blog last night ! whewww. SO many people at This PArty.

Thank You for The Dance.
xo-S.

tongue in cheek said...

What a glorious ball, and your details added to it richly. Sweet and delicious.

qualcosa di bello said...

ms. apple...the queen of the underskirting!! thank you for stopping by...

corey...i only wish i could have borrowed some of your luscious fabric for this event...