Saturday, March 14, 2009

I'm Off to the Carnival Soiree

Lisa over at Faerie Enchantment is holding her Carnival Soiree today. I have been looking so forward to attending and dressed up for the occasion. I'm wearing my new crown and found the most elegant mask to take with me. And, of course, I also needed to bring my little cat Fluffy.
All Dressed Up
Cat courtesy of Sandra Evertson (Instant Memories Birthdays)
Mask courtesy of Creative Victorian

I also thought I would bring along a few photos of my husband's Mechanical Banks as they seem suitable for a Carnival.

The Monkey Bank
Monkey Bank

Trick Dog Bank
Trick Dog Bank

Acrobat Bank
Acrobat Bank

Clown Bank
Clown Bank

And I also have a Glass Clown that I believe is an ashtray
Glass Clown

I hope you have enjoyed my Carnival photos and now you must head over to see all the fun things happening at the Soiree

Have Fun

KarenOX

45 comments:

Stephenie said...

I just wanted to say I love your banks. What a fun post. I was watching the antique road show & saw similar banks. It was awhile ago, but your post flashed me back to that show. I just found them so unique. That is so amazing that you have some too...
Hope you have a wonderful weekend..
Stephenie

Valerie said...

Love how you carnivaled up your picture - so cute!

And those mechanical banks of your husbands are great - such beautiful circus colors!

LiLi M. said...

That photo of you all carnivalled up is adorable! And I love the cast iron mechanical banks too! Have fun today at this soirée!

snippetgirl said...

I have been playing over at the carnival too! Such a fun activity on a dreary morning here in KY. I LOVE that altered photo of you...so cool! Very clever and creative.
xoxo
Carrie

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

love your husband's banks ... and I love the collage you've done!

Deborah said...

Love love the banks! Oh how lucky are you!!!

Lola Enchanted said...

hello, so nice to meet you here at the party! And I love that you brought your cat!!!!

LW said...

Your mask is just right and your kitty is too…
I hope you don’t mind if I fellow along…

Louise

Whim & Fancy Designs said...

Thanks for stoppin by and your banks are wonderful!!! I also love your collage!!
xoxxo, Ann-Denise

Vintage Soul said...

Those banks are awesome. Love the little girl with the cat and mask too.

Michelle said...

Hey thanks for swinging by! I love that photo of you as a little girl....and her cat of course. Those banks are awesome. My dad used to have this very old vintage toy. It was a carousal from the 30's...I think my mom still has it. It would have been perfect for my post today! Love your blog!

Tumbleweed Trails said...

I just loved your Carnival photos and your husbnads banks are so lucky to be participating. Sp perfect for the event. Have fun and don't eat to much Kettle Corn or Cotton Candy your poor tummy may not like it later.

Story said...

Beautiful and whimsical banks...nice collection.

Du Buh Du Designs said...

Those banks have so much charm! Thanks for sharing..thank your husband for sharing them too:)
~Christine

Geralyn Gray said...

Congratulations on your charm bracelet---what a nice giveaway......it's been fun partying with you ALL week!!!!!!!!!

faerie enchantment said...

I am having a magical time here at your carnival soiree, the pictures are pure carnival and enchanting eye candy.

Thanks for sharing this and for stopping by the Carnival Soiree, don't forget to leave a comment in Post no.7 for the giveaways!

Magic and Joy!
Lisa!

Miss Sandy said...

Karen,
Thanks for your sweet well wishes. I am on the mend! Love the photo and sweet carnival details! I'll have to visit around for the fun. Thanks for sharing.

Lydia said...

Love your outfit!

Have you seen my old friend, Mr Auguste Unica the clown?

Saucy said...

OH DEAR! I suppose I have never mentioned to you that I am horribly and dreadfully, painfully and heart-stoppingly afraid of clowns? Now I will have to medicate before I visit your other posts... please pour me a drink!

Her Art Nest said...

Thanks so much for stopping by today. We had such a grand time, and so sad to see it end. Did you ever find out what happened to Samuel? The Queen needed to fulfill one obligation....nice to meet you!
~Nan

http://afancifultwist.typepad.com said...

Hellooo Karen!!! Oh those banks!! Swwwwon over swooooon!! happy Carnival day!! xoxo

HiHo said...

so much fun visiting today
Soiree....
Heidi

Jamie said...

cute banks and that clown is really neat. What a fun time we all had at the carnival today...woo hoo!

StampinMom :-)

Jann said...

Hi! Thank you for visiting my blog and entering my giveaway! You have a darling blog!

Natasha Burns said...

Love the picture you put together Karen!
Oh and those money boxes, I love those! My son has a few of them, they were given to him on special occasions, and he just loves playing with them!

KarenHarveyCox said...

I love all of your vintage toys, especially the Trick Dog Bank. Oh, and your photo is a delight. I enjoyed your carnival so much.
Karen

Scrappy Jessi said...

hey sweets,

so fun.
these are so cool.
im off to the next blog.
oxoxo,
jessi

SpiritMama said...

Your husband's banks are fantastic, and so is your blog! Thanks for stopping by to say hello yesterday for the Soiree!

Waxela (wa-shay-la)
aka SpiritMama

Stacey said...

That first image is amazing! How beautiful:) And thanks for sharing your husband's collection of mechanical banks - Truly fascinating:)

Alison Gibbs said...

Karen what fun the Carnival Soiree has been for you all. Wish I had had the time to play along. Never mind soon I will have some time for myself again. 3 weeks until the wedding!!

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

Wow this was so much fun. have a great week...m.

The Rose Room said...

Is that little you??? So pretty! Love what you did there. Great collection your husband has! Rachaelxo

Madison Avenue Baby said...

Hi, Karen
I just wanted to stop by to say hello and thank you for visiting my blog and entering my OWOH contest. Sorry it's taken me so long.
I have heard of people who won multiple prizes! I didn't win any :(
Your blog looks great and I've bookmarked it so I can come back later and visit longer.
Best,
Dawn

Mrs. Staggs said...

That's a very sweet photo Karen, and I like your doo dads.

I've always loved those banks. One of my favorites is the Uncle Sam. Oh, and I've always thought the baseball player was cool too.

The Polka Dot Pixie said...

I love the mechanical banks!!!! Have you and your hubby ever been to the mechanical museum in San Francisco? It's a must see for anyone who love mechanical things from the past! A real treat! (((((hugs)))

ShabbyInTheCity said...

I missed this party! Love your bank collection....my daddy used to collect those.
I LOVE the top photo LOL!

Deanna said...

Hi Karen, I loved your sweet collage and wow on the mechanical banks! I've never seen one in person but how wonderful to see them here on your blog.

Oh,before I forget:

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Good Luck!
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faerie enchantment said...

I'm just coming back for another visit, re-living the day of the carnival soiree!

Magic and Joy!
Lisa!

Miss Sandy said...

Karen,
I am so glad you dropped in for a visit, it always so nice to hear from you. I hope you have a super wonderful weekend!

ShabbyInTheCity said...

I've turned my blog off...don't think I've blocked you, okay? I may return soon :)

Bejeweled said...

What a great event! Love those old mechanical banks .. boy do those sure bring back memories!

And look at that fabulous bracelet you won!!! Gorgeous!! Congrats!

Hope all is well with you and that Spring arrives soon for you in your part of the world!

She'sSewPretty said...

How fun Karen! So sorry that has taken me so long to get to your blog. I have no excuses except maybe the blond roots in my hair. LOL I hope you're having a wonderful first day of spring!

The Whispering Poppies said...

I love your banks! My oldest son received a repro one when he was born (a clown version). Have a lovely week!!!

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

Hi Karen,

I just wanted to wish you a great day. It is a beautiful Spring day here in Ky. Blessings to you...m.

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

How are you??? I have been missing you. Have a good weekend...m.