Miniature Potion Trunk

In the minds of many, the word witchery by itself denotes a terrible kind of darkness. They tend to shiver when someone speaks of potions, jinxes, charms… of curses. But those of us who take the time to open our eyes and see know better—witchery is not a general emotion, but something a person does, calls upon, embraces… It is as good (or as bad) as the person who claims it.

My witchery is fire and blood, is laughter and lust, is soil and forest, is night and day… it is love that shines brightest in the dark. I prefer cackles to giggles, but I giggle, too. I am stronger under the cloak of the Dark Moon, but the Sun feeds my soul, too. I burn with the fire of Aries, but I welcome the fluidity of water. Witchery is dark and light, good and bad, life and death, flesh and spirit… it is wholeness.

The second of today’s All Hallow’s Grim 2013… So Good, So Dark giveaways is brought to you by Gothic Miniatures. There is something magical about this crafter, my Wicked Luvs… I can’t tell you exactly what it is, but the moment I found her shop (last year) something began to brew inside me. I can feel how much this lady loves her work. She puts herself into it, and this makes every wee piece a giant to be enjoyed. Look at this: 
The trunk is filled with... potions. Each is accented with a charm. Potions include: Witchery, Magicks, Mischief, Jinxes, Charms, Curses, and more! The trunk is accented with a metal key, mirror, candle, and crystal ball.
Giveaway
Miniature Potion Trunk
To enter, answer the following: What images come to mind when you read the phrase Gothic Witchery?  

For Extra Entries – Worth one entry each
2. Visit Gothic Miniatures and come back here to tell me which item you love most.
3. Be a Wicked Darling. Follow Pagan Culture (this blog).
* This won’t win you an extra entry, but if you enjoy Gothic Miniatures “like” it on Facebook.
* Enter by Oct 24th at 5:13 pm EDT. Visit the Giveaway Rules page for eligibility and details.   


So Good, So Dark PartiersPlease leave the links to your All Hallow’s Grim 2013 entries as comments on the original announcement post. Links left on other posts will be deleted. Gracias! 

88 comments:

  1. owww gorgeousness!!
    Gothic Witchery brought the classic image to my mind of a slim, pale woman in victorian garb, standing looking down from an attic window...mwahahahaha

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  2. IF I have to choose...I would say the werewolf spell book is a favourite of mine :D XXX

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  3. Again with the choosing thing? OOhhhh Ok... I love the cabinets- especially the Steampunk Cabinet. I find all small things magical... sometimes more magical than the "regular" sized items. In fact, I personally believe the full size anything is not required in magical work. I believe a miniature altar can be just as "powerful" as the "regular" sized version.

    Gothic- little dark, a little grime coupled with ornate and characterized by rib vaults and flying buttresses!

    Wonderful Giveaway again!

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    1. I am totally in lust with that cabinet.

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  4. 1) Hmm Gothic Witchery..... believe it or not it brings to mind Severus Snape, with his dark hair, pale skin, dark robes, and his evil yet soothing stare :)

    2) I love, love, love Gothic Miniatures, it's one of my fave Etsy shops. One of my most fave items in the shop would have to be the Butterfly Spell Book, in blue. I simply love butterflys.

    3) But of course I follow Pagan Culture. Who doesn't?

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    1. You just made me clap in the middle of the night. Severus Snape is pretty Gothic looking indeed ;-)

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  5. Gothic Witchery is a tea room, run by three ladies. There's a young girl, very beautiful and a little naive, slender as a vanilla bean and full of sweetness. A mother, ripe and full of juice, starting to show her rounded bun-shape of a new baby growing. And Granny, eyes full of wise smiles and a tongue that can be tart or mild, depending on how you treat her. They brew tea, all day. a cauldron full of hot, strong tea. Bake cakes and biscuits, crumpets and scones. Cream horns and sugar skulls. Chocolate pennies and full wax lips. Join me there at tea time, some time?

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    1. "Cream horns and sugar skulls." Hahaha!

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    2. I want to go to this tea shop! Sounds like my kind of place.

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  6. Anonymous10/17/2013

    if i had to choose it would be the Tree of Life Spell Book in Bronze

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  7. Gothic Witchery to me brings up an image of someone trying not to show emotion but gives off an air of fear. Pale skin from not venturing out to see what this world and this life really has to offer.
    Dark hair, dark clothing, and black fingernails.
    Present day goth (as seen in high school age young adults) is a poor representation of old world gothic.

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    1. Sometimes I wonder if I'm the only person who sees Gothic as vibrantly dark... *sigh*

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  8. I am following P.C.

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  9. While I love the red leather miniature dollhouse books, I think the spell casting table is my favorite item.

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    1. I think that after I add a few shelves to my altar wall, I will get the Spell Casting Table. It wold go perfect in front of a little doll Gina made me ;-)

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  10. Gothic witchery brings to mind rustling long black dresses, Edwardian hats, distressed woods used for furniture, stuffed owls & ravens, slightly musty but never dusty 'vintage' style labels on any number of differently shaped & tinted bottles. A lot of fuss on the surface masking deep stillness below. Poison gardens, under lock & key.

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    1. I want bottles... and a poison garden... Then again, I might just be thinking of drinking wine in Salem this month...

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  11. The tall Spell Casting table is my favorite item. I skip merrily to my lou after Pagan Culture.

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  12. Gothic witchery brings to mind a slender Priestess in all black clad over a table of onyx casting a dark spell. The favorite piece I seen were the scrolls. I am curious as to how many I would need to scribe a simple spell. Interesting pieces all of them. Just something about working miniatures that fascinate me. And I do so admire the miniature potion chest, that and what it contains interests me greatly.

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  13. Gothic Witchery = Maleficent from Sleeping Beauty. First image that came to mind ;)

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    1. I haven't see it yet... might check it out ;-)

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  14. This may be silly but 'Gothic Witchery' reminds me of Dark Shadows! A high cliff, a stormy night, and a dark haired beauty, skirts billowing in the wind, chanting a spell to bind the object of her love to her - or to curse him for not loving her back.

    The Tall Witch or Wizard Spell Table is yummy! I love the cards. :)

    Following Pagan Culture, I am. mmhmm

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    1. I think that it would be a crime if anything Gothic didn't remind us of "stormy nights"

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  15. Gothic to me means tall elaborately decorated architecture with rich opulent colours use for the interior furnishings. My brain is working over time with the term 'Gothic Witchery' I'm thinking of either an accessories shop for the dark witches and other inhabitants of the night, with lots of rich colours, corsets and hats with feathers or of a garden attached to a Gothic tower. The garden would have tall wrought iron gates and be a place for the witch to grow all the plants of her trade, something along the lines of the Poison Garden at Alnwick Gardens in Northumberland. I can feel another miniature project or two coming on.

    Oh I'm like a kid in a sweet shop in Gothic Minatures, so many things that would fit into my little homes. I'm not sure how to pick a favourite, I'm torn between Espresso Finished Gothic Potions Cabinet and the Steampunk Cabinet but oh that little Octopus book is so cute as well.

    I'm still following Magaly.

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    1. You guys, I think we'll have to throw a Poison Garden party next. I'm liking this ;-)

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    2. If you ever get over to this side of the pond Magaly, try to get up to Northumberland to visit the garden, sure you'll like it. I really want to go there at Halloween one year for the festivities they do, but not made it yet. They are going to be serving a Deadly Jane Cocktail Potion this year to friends of the garden, now that sounds an interesting drink.

      http://www.alnwickgarden.com/explore/whats-here/the-poison-garden/about

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    3. Oh and I love the idea of a Poison Garden party.

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    4. Witchy J, I've bookmarked that page. Even the homepage makes me want to write tragic stories about intricate potions, infusions, intrigue and suspicious poisonings ;-) Sooo very Gothic!

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    5. A Poison Garden Party!!!!!! Yes!

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  16. Anonymous10/17/2013

    Gothic Witchery invokes herbs, bottles, oils .....all lovingly used by a darkeyed, dark clad mysterious woman......I love everything.

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    1. "darkeyed, dark clad" Sweet!

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  17. To me "Gothic Witchery" is kind of like a practicing witch that has a Stevie Nicks vibe. A lot of it would have to do with the clothing and atmosphere. I am a Witch and I keep my house decorated with skulls and Gothic objects all over and I never take them down. I dress myself in mature Gothic garb. Think Addams Family.

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    1. I can see it. I can hear it. And I LiKe it!

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  18. I must have the Witch/Wizard Spell Hutch/Altar - Dollhouse Miniature. I may just buy it for myself.

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  19. if i had to choose it would be the Tree of Life Spell Book in Bronze

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    1. Will have to check it out again ;-)

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  20. Joanne Smith10/17/2013

    Spell books, candles on an alter.
    the Witch/Wizard Spell Hutch/Altar is amazing!

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  21. Anonymous10/18/2013

    I love the Triquetera red spell book .with a alter table and candles

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  22. Gothic Witchery brings to mind red velvet, sensuality, sole practitioners, home grown herbs, and Latin.
    I love the detail in all the miniatures, but I think my favorite is the Vampire Killing Kit.

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    1. "red velvet, sensuality, sole practitioners, home grown herbs" Yum! I love the Vampire Killing Kit, too. That red a black trunk is awesome!

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  23. For me, 'Gothic Witchery' conjures up images of rustic wooden surfaces, filled with victorian potion bottles and dried petals, seeds & herbs inside a pestle & mortar. A beautiful Raven-haired woman reads from a large, beautifully scripted book, and shadows flicker their Danse Macabre by candlelight.

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    1. Now I'm want to get into a crimson dress and head to a masquerade to dance the Macabre ;-D

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  24. Oh - and the Vampire Killing Kit is to die for! :) x

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  25. Gothic witchery makes me think of a drawing by Edward Gorey given breath. The tension between the interplay of blackest black and whitest white is released with small kisses of color here and there. There's a reverence for the classics that pervades the scenes; a nod to something from times long ago mixed into the whatever the current time is.

    I seriously love everything in that shop, but the espresso potion cabinet is too cute.

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    1. I closed my eyes and pictured the "blackest black and whitest white" hugging... it was wonderful.

      I totally understand, I can't pick one thing either LOL

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  26. I love the Spell Casting Tables! I have one in my front room right now set up for Halloween...but this little one could be on display all year round ( I have a skull on mine, too....heehee)

    Gothic Witchery sounds to me like a great Herbal Emporium run by 3 quiet but brilliant sisters dressed in black lace :)

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    1. I want to visit that Herbal Emporium in the middle of the night ;-D

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  27. The words Gothic Witchery brings to mind a medieval armoire filled with dusty books and potion bottles sealed with wax and jute... I see candles, twigs and a bone or two and murky jars filled with... ugh... who knows what. A mortar and pestle of ancient stone, a crude oak wand and a Book of Shadows, worn with use, sit on a table nearby.

    On my visit to Gothic Miniatures, I was charmed by the tiny spellbooks. I don't have a dollhouse, but would fashion one of these little creations into a pendant, methinks. The Book of the Dead would be perfect!

    Following Pagan Culture and savoring this creative adventure!

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    1. You had me at "dusty books and potion bottles."

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  28. Gothic witchery brings to mind...New Orleans, Salem, dark rooms, old books, secret chants... And women in black with lace and knowledge and gold rimmed antique bottles with potions... Candles, lots of candles and night with full moon and cats, and wooden doors... Heavy wooden doors.

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    1. It would have been your wedding, if you had wore a black dress and I a velvet one (red, of course) Big F had to be in his surfer shorts (and still be Gothic). I can't imagine him in anything else.

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  29. Fantastic treasure trove of a shop... Gothic Steampunk Cabinet Espresso Finished is utterly brilliant, ad couldn't not fall for the Vampire Killing Kit!!!

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    1. Isn't it, perfect and then some?!

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  30. Puffing, but still stalking, dam girl you're fast!

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  31. "Gothic Witchery", Ancient, Old, vampires, forest, full moon, candles, fire, dancing ;o)

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  32. I love this shop!!! My favorite is the vampire killing kit ;o)))

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    1. It is mine, too. I LOVE that red and black... and the wee skull ;-)

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  33. When I read the term Gothic Witchery- I see strong, wise, powerful women, in fine clothing, dancing around a fire during a full moon.

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  34. I am following via email and GFC.

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  35. Besides this incredible trunk....my fave is the vampire killing kit.

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  36. When i hear the phrase 'Gothic Witchery', i get the image of a woman cloaked in black, at one with the shadows, summoning and speaking with spirits; a witch who enjoys the finer and darker things in life, who is sensual and unpredictable in her power.

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    1. "the finer and darker things in life, who is sensual and unpredictable in her power." I LIKE!

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  37. I've looked around the site, i love all the miniature books with charms attached to the front, but i think i definitely think this trunk is still y favourite!

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  38. What is it about tiny treasures like those crafted by Gothic Miniatures, that they have all the spirit and power (and more) of the larger items after which they are modeled? I love all of the miniature wonders in the Shop.

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    1. I get lost and drunk in yumminess every time I visit her shop!

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  39. "Gothic Miniatures" brings to mind "Arsenic and Old Lace"

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  40. Nocturnal witchcraft, night magic, awesomesauce =)

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  41. Gothic Witchery... brings to mind the house from Practical Magic. ^-^

    Gothic Miniatures has some of the most fabulous miniatures! =D
    Since I never had a doll house as a kid, I'm going to build myself one eventually. And it's going to be epic. And filled with all sorts of awesome tiny things, especially tiny books like the ones from GM. I can't wait... ^___^

    XOXO

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    1. You just put a HUGE smile on my face. How I LOVE that house, especially the description in the book ;-D

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  42. It makes me think of the movie Hocus Pocus! I love anything gothic. This potion trunk is awesome!
    makeighleekyleigh at yahoo dot com

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    1. You'be reminded me, I MUST watch Hocus Pocus before Halloween ;-D

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  43. It's hard to pick just one thing I love from her store because I love everything!!! My favorites are the Vampire killing kit, wtich/wizard spell hutch, skull collector hutch

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