..................Welcome to the Little Cottage down the Hill...

6/11/10

WELCOME..



Welcome welcome my dearest friend..I am so happy to see you, welcome to a very fairy garden..We are going to have such a wonderful time together..
Grab yourself a little lantern,and follow ME..Miss Moussie ...your host for this evening.
Darlings..soon the sun will disappear behind the trees and darkness will fall..let the little lights from the fireflies guide us to a very enchanting place in our garden...a place where tonight a dream will come true..a place we call..



'Under the Lilac bush'..a wonderful sight awaits your eyes, and some magical food awaits your senses..

When we walk along the garden path we can see the pond..doesn't it look romantic with all the fairy lights floating on the water..



And there..next to the pond we are going to make a stop....Why, you ask..well,because of the surprise...didn't we promise you dinner and a show..Then,to start this wonderful event.....let the show begin...

A sweet little fairy will now dance for you...in the daisy meadow..



Isn't that dreamy....I heard from Mr C this dancing fairy is famous around the globe...Her name is Margot Fountain..and she lives near a big fountain in a place called..Les Tuileries..in Paris..We are ever so proud to have her here this evening..She is Mr C's quest..and later this evening she will accompany him to the grand opening of Gustave's restaurant..

Come my friends..let us go to the Lilac bush and see whats happening...

Look,Mozes and Sir H Hog are waiting for us....
O dear....I believe they are going to celebrate the opening with FIRE WORKS...O my Goodness...I find fire works to be very suspicious..you never know if there will be a bang.....I makes me very nervous..forgive me if I, for a minute or two, stick my fingers in my ears....and close my eyes..just give me a squeeze when its all over..




-Is it over yet..was it beautiful...colourful....loud...? It was !..Then we can now wait for Gustave to appear..
He told me he would come with a big scissor and cut this pretty pink ribbon that's dangling from the dutchess her dress...yes..the dress still hanging in the lilac bush. At the very moment when the ribbon is cut..the dress will fall...and all will be revealed..

Aha,there is our favourite gourmet frog......GUSTAVE..DARLING...This is it..the moment we have all been waiting for..tell me ...How are you feeling..

-I'm feeling very proud my dear Miss M..very proud..
Everybody...beloved friends and dear woodland creatures...come gather around me...In a moment you will see before your eyes my new and magnificent restaurant..I wish you all welcome and I hope that in the future we will spend many happy ours in this Lilac place....And of course...I hope you will enjoy my FOOD...Let me hand you over the Menu card...

As you will notice the card is blanc....because this time the letters didn't want to appear on paper but ..IN THE AIR...
Lady's and Gentleman..I present to you the most amazing menu card EVER in history..THE SECRET ALPHABET!
Like butterflies...no...like bats...the letters came swiftly swirling through the tree top..they made circles in the air...swooped down an flew back up again,whilst they were spelling ..Bonjur..Bon Apeti...

Then, Gustave walked slowly and with a very serious look upon his frog face towards the Lilac bush.....there .....he cuts the pink ribbon....whilst speaking the historical words....'I declare my restaurant Under The Lilac bush..opened!!!!

The dress dropped....and what we see there dear friends is beyond words....This is not just a little restaurant ..its a DREAM...Gustave's dream..and how very happy we are for him that his dream came true...



And now.....LETS EAT...

10 comments:

Charlene said...

Beautiful. Love the photo of the lanterns. Wonderful fairy tale with amazing photos. Enjoy your weekend.Charlene

Martina Voigt-Schmid said...

Soooooo sweet this little story, aw, next time i'll come and eat with you :)

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

I am smiling from ear to ear here....may this magic never, ever end my dear friends. Gustave, THANK YOU SO MUCH! Miss M., you are ravissante, smashing, and is there enough space at your table for friends? Gustave dahling, do you serve Dom Perignon? BREAK OUT THE CHAMPAGNE FLUTES! I am sure that you carry a fine faery bubbly, don't you? Oh, and the show under the lilac bush....this is magnificent!

Tea and Rattus are so lucky to have seen this before their big take off next week! After dinner and the show, if everyone is up to it, come to Nowhere and see what Tea has to say.....

This was magic par excellence dearest! Anita

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

I just had to come back for seconds! ENCORE! BIS! Excellent menu, excellent drinks and the perfect company. DESSERT TIME PLEASE....Raspberry chocolate cake? Anita

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Dear Miss Moussie.. What a beautiful host you make. A very fairy garden indeed! I have my lantern, please point the way. I just adore the lights floating in the pond. Spectacular setting for a grand opening. Fireworks and OH MY! Dancing fairies. How wonderful.. Dear Gustave, you look like a prince holding the menu card. I am so happy your dream has come true. The is a magical restaurant! The food is fit for a king.
Bebe

Mary Ann said...

i am fascinated by this story book animation...it brings back happy memories of childhood. hope you are having a fantastic weekend! verbena cottage

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh dearest....you came to see these two rats who are just smitten with you and Miss M. What did she think of Tea in his inner-tube? And Rattus in his Victorian striped bathing suit? Maybe she preferred him in his Gold's Gym tank-top!!! Whatever the garb, we are excited to go "home" but will miss you so much. Thank you for coming AND thank you for your comments on my art scribbles.....my art I think is as daffy as I am and maybe, that is what art is: an extension of the artist's soul. I love it. And this restaurant will have many more patrons to come, and Gustave is a trooper, a real "troupa" as we pronounce it back east in Boston. Through fires, through winters, he survived, thanks to Mozes and friends. Hey, where is Mozes in this picture? And don't forget, when I will be back, a summer stock play is in the plans! Bisous ma belle, Anita

Jackie said...

What delight, and what enchantment! The dress finally dropped...I've been waiting for this moment. The aroma spilling out from the restaurant is intoxicating for sure!
Makes Gretta want to twirl and twirl just like the girl with the curl.
Following you is pure adventure and magic rolled into one great big cinnamon roll. Sweet and tasty and delicious and inviting.

Edith Hope said...

Dear Dutchess, What fun all of this is!! A highly original and very inventive tale. Thank you so much for becoming a 'Follower' of my weblog.

Diana (Di) said...

What an absolute delight to have found your blog. I love the artwork! and your header photo is so beautifully and magically illustrated.

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