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Monday, October 19, 2015

Miss Havisham’s Wedding Breakfast Gone Bad

Welcome my friends to a wedding breakfast. It’s hosted by Miss Havisham every single day.

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You know Miss Havisham don’t you? She’s a favorite character in Charles Dicken’s “Great Expectations”. Young, lovely and wealthy Miss Havisham had planned a lavish wedding to her suitor Compeyson. Although her cousin had tried to warn her that he was a scoundrel she didn’t listen. On the morning of the wedding, at twenty to nine, she received a letter from her intended informing her the wedding would not take place. From that day forward time stopped for the heartbroken Miss Havisham.

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She never removed her wedding gown and the wedding breakfast was left to rot.

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She had selected only the finest linen, crystal and lace for her special day.

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The sideboard groaned under the weight of all the wedding food.

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But the feast was only ever enjoyed by insects and rats.

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One of the rats reminds me of another crazy character… the painter Salvador Dali.

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I do hope Miss Havisham takes care…there is just so much flammable fabric…

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...draped amongst so many flames.

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She has suffered enough…we wouldn’t want anything to go up in smoke.

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The colorized version of this creepy tale will be shared tomorrow.

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Do come back if you dare….


Linking to:

DIY Show Off, Between Naps On The Porch, My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia, Remodelaholic, Classy Clutter, Stonegable, A Stroll Thru Life,  Common Ground, Just A Girl and her blog, The 36th Avenue, Ivy and Elephants, Savvy Southern Style, Made in a Day, Charm Bracelet Diva,No Minimalist Here, Katherine’s Corner, The Blissful Bee, Posed Perfection, Craftberry Bush, French Country Cottage, Imparting Grace, The Charm of Home, AKA Design + Life, Tatertots and Jello, Funky Junk Interiors, The Dedicated House


Auntie Em said...

That is awesome and took a lot of imagination and I would expect a few giggles to prepare this scene. Now where are you going to eat for the next couple weeks while this lovely table waits for its Hallowe'en guests! lol

CarolynB said...

This is so clever and creative!! And fun to read!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh my word Laura, this is totally amazing. I can't get over your imagination and all the detail you put into this. Your dining room is FABULOUS.

Christine said...

Oh My!
Down to the last detail. The pages just jumped into the your dining room.

The Boston Lady said...

Love, love, love this beautifully chilling representation of this tale! The black and white photos add to the time-stands-still feel. Ann

GSGreatEscaper said...

Really, truly? I hope every English teacher in America is watching - what a cool project!

Rita C. said...

Super cute and creative, Laura!

Linda said...

This is simply the best, Laura!!! You amaze me. ♥ Such a perfect scene!

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

I love that you linked your awesome decor to a story.

Vel Criste said...

Spookiness to the max! LOVE it all Laura!!!!

Fairhope Supply Co. said...

What fun you are! I actually got a shiver and bought into your story completely! Hope I can sleep tonight.

Christine Graves said...

That is positively adorable, love it!!

BarberryLane Designs said...

Amazing post...such detail and love you put into this tale of woe and misery. The mice are some how adorable, lol.

Great idea to film in black & white. Smiles, Sandi

Barbara @ 21 Rosemary Lane said...

How adorable is this post!! Love the photos and love the story!
XO Barbara

Silvana Joanne said...

Oh wow this is awesome! It really looks stunning!


AWESOME!!! What an amazingly creative Halloween and only with white, center staged by those ugly two rats that make the show! I had one but my G'girls took it to their home, lol..
Love your romantic white linen too. I'm pinning for future inspiration
Enjoy your weekend.

Charm Bracelet Diva {at Home} said...

WOW. What a fabulous transformation of your dining room into a spectacular Halloween vignette! You always amaze me with your creativity. We would so love to have you over at our Vintage Charm party. Won't you stop by?

Rustic Maple Elizabeth said...

That looks both cool and kind of creepy so a total success!

The Charm of Home said...

I love it Laura! You got it perfect! Thanks for joining Home Sweet Home!

The Charm of Home said...

Oh, I will feature it this week!