A Salem Spellbook Giveaway and An Enchanted House

The winner of last weeks spell book is: Anna-Lisa at Rag Tag and Bobtail Send me your info and I will mail it to you in Norway! This weeks giveaway is for a spell binder. I bought this is Salem a few years ago. This is a very interesting leather binder.


The leather on the front is crumpled and pressed.


Click for a better look.


There are fairy sparkles mixed in with the leather. Click and you can see them.


The inside holds a tablet which you can fill and then replace and continue to use the binder. I am including a witch's broom pen with it.




There is a pocket on the left to hold your whatnot's.


I took this pic to try to show you the three dimensional effect on the cover. The leather is as smooth as butter and the book is much more beautiful than it photographs. To enter, leave a comment on this post and if you are not already a follower, sign on to follow. The winner will be announced next Saturday and a new giveaway will be posted at that time. Good luck!



I've had a few questions about how I started my witch collection and what my first piece was. I really can't remember the first piece I bought. The collection came upon me gradually. When I bought my house over 20 years ago, I began adding personal touches to it. I started with my front door. It was surrounded by clear glass windows which I did not want to cover with sheers. So I designed leaded glass windows and had them made and installed.


This is a pic from the inside. Click on any of these for a closer look.


This is the lower left panel. It has a spider on the top and a bat with an open wingspan on the bottom.


I repeated it on the lower right but reversed the bat and spider.


The top is a beveled pentagram surrounded by trees. I wanted these windows to be very elemental.


The top left panel is the sun and solar flares.


The middle panels are serpents with flickering tongues.


The top right panel shows an asteroid and a crescent moon.


As I redid each room I continued to add mystical touches and so have ended up with a very unique house that we enjoy living in. This house is such a part of me because of this transformation. As I redesigned the house I searched for unusual objects to place in the rooms and thus began the collection.

Comments

Zoey and Me said…
How interesting. Most people, like myself, will stick to putting down hardwood floors, tile in the kitchen, etc. You went the cosmetic route and I see some charming choices here in this door. We had the sandy glass so you can't see in or out. The center of the door is glass too, but wavy, mostly out of focus like a magnifying glass. I like your idea better.
Sugar said…
Wow!That book is amazing!I would love to be entered.. and your door...stunning!! How beautiful to see everyday!
Thmini2 said…
Yes! Count me in for the drawing. I would love to see more pictures of your house with all your personal touches. It sounds so intriquing. Teresa
The Traveler said…
beautiful glass work, and so original!
I can see where that would be a start to an unique transformation through the rest of the house.
magikalseasons said…
Love the stained glass! Really makes for an enchanted doorway!
Dirgesinger said…
Congratulations to the winner!:)

Please add me to the Spellbinder giweaway, hopefully I'll have luck this time:):)

You have a most amazing door. I can imagine what would the reaction be if I would have such a door made here at home. You are lucky:)
Congratulations to Anna-Lisa!

This book is just beautiful! I never imagioned that one could do such a surface with leather.


I can´t but love Your windows! And You designed them Yourself too, they are truly fantastic!


By the way, are You enjoying Your car :-)
Have a great day now!
Christer.
Congratulations to Anna-Lisa for winning the latest "Teddy's Treats".

Love the house history and seeing the fine pictures.

Happy Day & xoxo to "Teddy Lives in an Enchanted House".
Melodie said…
Girlfriend is there nothing that you can't do! The cover of that book looks like a bubbling brew!
PhoenixWitch said…
I love your door! I can't wait to have my own house so I can start creating a home that reflects my own beliefs.

The book is amazing. I would love to use it for my gardening notes. Fingers crossed!
Heather said…
I love the book! The cover is full of swirly loveliness!!!!!
Your door is amazing, I like seeing the uniqueness of your house!
Monique said…
That front entry is so very beautiful. I love it !!!!
My mom and dad have done some glas in lead work. They don't anymore now.
The book you are giving away is great. I love the cover, very beautiful.
Have a wonderful day.
Miss Tina said…
The binder is beautiful and I love your leaded glass windows!
Marjorie said…
What a lovely book. Please include me in your drawing. Your house is fantastic too!
I am so pleased! Thank you!
That leather is fantastic! I have never seen anything like it. Your windows are beautiful.
pastrywitch said…
Your windows are amazing :) And the binder is really pretty too. Just the thing for starting the next book in the series.
Leanne said…
I love your stained glass door. Very much indeed! will show dh when he awakens.
Draven said…
Sign me up please, such a lovely book... And you door is wonderful... ldydraven@yahoo.com
rox said…
Oh I would like to enter this one Jaz ! The design on the leather reminds me of treebranches or maybe roots , just the place fairies would be ☺
love Your giveaways
Thanks so much
Rox
Jennifer Rose said…
i love that snake window :D really lovely glass work
Millie said…
That is a beautiful book you are giving away. The artwork around your door is just amazing! How nice to live in a home that really is so personal.
Bronny said…
That book is truly interesting - I'm sure my sister would love it.
I love your personal touch on your entrance - we've got a stippled glass panel nd intend one day to replace it, but I don't know just what will inspire me - most likely kangaroos and rosellas - never thought of designing my own either!
Thank you for showing us a bit more of your home and thank you also for this chance to win your spell book.
Skye said…
Your giveaways are fantastic.

Count me on this one, too.

Goodluck to everybody.

Blessings,
Skye
Pricilla said…
The glasswork is exceptional...
Except the spider. I don't do spiders....
heh
Corrine said…
Fantastic door way. I love how it looks. And another great giveaway. The leather on the cover of the binder looks amazing.
Sea Gypsy said…
Those leaded glass windows are GORGEOUS! I love the bats. I kinda have a thing for those furry, winged little guys :)

And once again, another amazing giveaway...you are so generous and give such amazing items. Sign me up, please!

frogshell@mac.com
Celia said…
Please enter me into the giveaway....the book looks beautiful...your giveaways the last few weeks have been wonderful! Your doorway is beautiful.....I would also love to see more of your personal magical touches.
oldblackcatboo said…
Congrats Anna-Lisa!

Please enter me in the giveaway! I am going to concentrate very hard and try to will my name being picked because I know exactly where I would display it and also because my birthday is the 18th and that would be the best gift ever! LOL!

I just LOVE your door! Actually I have loved everything about your home,(drool) I still think about that beautiful chair you showed in a past post (I have a thing for chairs!) You have the most exquisite taste.
LJ said…
I am IN LOVE with the Pentagram window! So beautiful!
Sharlene T. said…
Congratulations to Anne-Lise! I know she's going to love it... and I, of course, will be this week's winner! Would love that pad holder... your door is wonderful... you are so talented... your sharing is so appreciated...

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Guillaume said…
Nothing beats a mysterious door to set up a spooky atmosphere.
Oh my.. spectacular leaded glass! Love them :D That book is lovely as well.. really neat effect in the leather!
Only That Moon said…
wow, your window panes are great. Its like a year round halloween!
I would like to be entered into the giveaway please... stationery and books make me stupidly happy :D
nightowl said…
Would love to win the binder.
Very uniquely designed glass.on your door.
Chowz Creations said…
Love the stained glass. You have created and surrounded yourself with such beauty - inside and outside your home. Thanks for sharing your world.
what? a witches broom pen...that is about the greatest thing i ever saw....

LOVE LOVE LOVE the door and the glass...the bat and the spider about stopped my heart...
Mudpatty said…
Love love love the gorgeous glass! There is something wonderful about the clear, and frosted embellished glass - creating it's own rainbows. You are so smart to do that!

The leather cover on the piece is exceptional, wonder how it was done?

anyway, happy cooking, mp
BleuMoon said…
Wow such a beautiful door - and a gorgeous book! I can't wait to see more of your halloween collection.
Max's Mommy said…
Another great giveaway!

Your glass is very unique!
Wonderful leaded glass! So creative! Just love it....
Birgit said…
Your door is wonderful -- thanks for sharing those details.

Thanks also for the chance to win such a treasure. :)

Greetings from Munich,
Birgit
Sharon said…
Lovely book! Just have to say Great Finds on the lamps!
faerwillow said…
~i have never seen nor thought of such an idea...your glass is gorgeous and pure magic! such a wonderful personal touch to hav ein your home...l♥ve...as for your giveaway...you had me at butter soft...i can only imagine the feel...gorgeous spell book to be giving away and ever so thoughtful...much l♥ve and light upon you and yours~
greekwitch said…
I know the giveaway is for the lovely book, but can i have your front door lol!
I love the pentagram that is surrounded by trees. So earthy. Beautiful!
Well, kiss my foot! Did I miss this giveaway? I need to try harder to get around...so..guess who is NOW on my first thing every morning list. Yep..Christer, you..Di..Happy to Be..and like that. I HAVE to get over here!! Besides I am missing fantastic recipes...
Wish you had a class on skills.. :):)
Your witch collection is ..beyond my wildest dreams!
Mona
dolphyngyrl said…
The binder is gorgeous!

I love seeing all of the personal details in your house. Just amazing!
Willow said…
Count me in for the giveaway!

Your windows are beautiful! I love when you post pictures of your home. It's so unique and really shows your personality.
This is a beautiful book - thank you for the opportunity. I'm a new follower of your lovely blog.
CathyH said…
Love your windows! And just think, that art will be there for generations to enjoy and they will wonder who lived in this house :)
Another beautiful Spellbook! Please enter me for this one!
tinypearl5758 said…
You are one very talented lady. I love the design on the glass.

And "YES, PLEASE PUT MY NAME DOWN FOR THE SPELL BOOK."

You definately have a gift for finding beautiful things. xxx
That is amazing! I love your entryway! Can't wait to browse more photos! You did a great job! Beautiful ~
The designs for the glass are quite stunning, as is your home, you should be very proud of your achievements :o)
It is such fun to click on the links at the side of your blog, there are so many interesting things to find!