Welcome traveler...

..for those who seek stranger worlds..

Saturday, December 14, 2013

There's No Place Like Nowhere

Once upon a breath

in time

Tea Rat by Anita

A little mouse was inspired 

to invent a place


and invite her friends  across "the pond"

to join her 

Travelin' Show...

Castles Crowns and Cottages

Miss Moussie by the Dutchess

Many years have passed

but the memories will never leave.


There's No Place Like Nowhere.

Happy Christmas dear friends!


Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

………….. ⋱ ⋮ ⋰
………….. ⋯ ✰ ⋯
………….. ⋰ ⋮ ⋱
……… …….*•♥•*
…… ……. *♥♫♫♥*’.
… …….. *♥•♦♫••♥*
……… *♥☺♥☺♥☺♥*
………*♥•♥#♠*♥#♥•♥* ‘
……..*♥♫♥♥♫♥♥♫♥♫* ‘
……*♥♥♣♫♥♣♥♥♣♥♫ ♣♥♥*’
….’*♥♥♣♥♫♥♥♫♥♥♫ ♥♣♥♥*’
♥:♥: ♥: ♥: ♥: ♥: ♥: ♥: ♥: ♥: ♥:

To all my friends from Nowhere, I wish you peace and enchantment!

The Dutchess said...

Ow...my goodness Nita....so sweet...And how marvellous!!!

May this magical friendship last forever. Happy days my friends, wishing you happy days xoxo

Ruben Rivera said...

Tea Rat: O, goody, goody. Christmas is coming to Nowhere.

Rattus: That's nice. Now pipe down. I'm trying to read the paper.

Tea Rat: But Christmas is coming HERE, to NOWHERE. That's bettern' Christmas in Narnia, or Rivendell, or OZ, or America or...

Rattus: Woah, woah. Hold on to thy horses. Narnia, Rivendell, OZ, these places I've heard of. But what is...uh...what did you call it, Am-ir-i-goose?

Tea Rat: America, America. You know that silly place across the pond that was once a colony and now fancies itself to be (get this) a...tee...hee...hee ...hee...a country...a "United States of America." A truly bona fide country of its own. Can you imagine?

Rattus: Oh, sure, sure. I seem to remember reading something about it in the Nowhere Gazette. In the back, in the Lifestyle section.

Tea Rat: America, America. How could you forget. Some of our dearest friends live there.

Rattus: Ah yes. America. And the people who live there are called...uh...uh...wait, wait, don't tell. I know this...AMERICANS. Ah, Americans. Didn't they invent something?

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Tea Rat: Nothing gets past you my old fellow! TEA HEE HEE!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...


Ik wens u en uw gezin de meest magische en gezonde kerst! Met mijn liefde en genegenheid!

(I hope that was correct?)

Ruben Rivera said...

Rattus: Well I know they invented something. A new fangled processed cheese, as I recall. Processed by machine, if you can imagine? Heresy, I'd say.

Tea Rat: Yes, yes. But surely the little land across the pond is to be known for more than just inferior cheese.

Rattus: Of course, of course. Why, some of our dearest friends live there.

Tea Rat: Yes, and we have just received a Christmas card from our lovely American friends.

Rattus: Well, what's it say?

Tea Rat: It says: "We wish for all who find Nowhere to be our true home, all the best wishes for a happy Christmas and a New Year filled with love and friendship and promise of a bright future."

Tea Rat: Isn't that nice, dear fellow? America must a jolly place. We really must go there some time.

Rattus: If we do, we really must pack our own cheese.

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Oh my heavens! I must go tell mum to come see the beautiful Castle I see in Nowhere!

Always, always, happiness and joy in this marvelous and magical place we all call home.
love, BEBE

Beautiful Anita!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Tea Rat: Oh yes, we must pack OUR OWN cheese for the trip to America; I hear tell they have very smelly cheeses that are covered in chocolate and capers...can you imagine that old man? Let us pack our valises and gather our tickets, for we are on our way to a peculiar place!

The Dutchess said...

Rhat was more then corrct..that was amazing ! Thank you..

The Dutchess said...

O what was I thinking..I ment That..not Rat..

The Dutchess said...

Let me corerct that...

The Dutchess said...

I'm so sorry..this is not me..

Ruben Rivera said...

Rattus: Ha ha ha. No worries dearest. I frequently get tongue-tied myself.

Tea Rat: I'll vouch for that.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Tea Rat: Dutchess dearest...my Dutch is rusty, but my sentiments are always clear: I LOVE MISS MOUSSIE! Shall we join Bebe on the frozen pond and skate with her? Can you see me in my booted skates? Come on Bebe, Miss M., and Rattus, let's go skating!

Nathaly said...

cute :0))) bien beau

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! Let us all hold hands on the ice! Take my hand Tea Rat.. Rattus, take Miss Moussie's hand please.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

TEA RAT: LET's GET OUR SKATES ON, THEN! Oh, Rattus will need some assistance, but Bebe, I'm the skating champion of 1976 and I'm....

RATTUS: He hasn't skated in years. Bebe, will you join me on the ice?

Christel said...

Merry Christmas everyone! It has been such a whirlwind year, not all smooth sailing, but knowing each of you, and our love for Nowhere, is a blessing. Here's to keeping our inner child alive! Love from Christel and Hazel!

Palomasea said...

This is so splendid, dear ones....
You are all amazing.
And Anita...that first little drawing of Tea Rat...made me cry! Flashback to Penny's little lamb!
This illustration is SO PRECIOUS!
Merry Christmas, magical friends!!

A Magical Whimsy said...

Oh! Wow!
What an enchanting post, dear, lovely Anita!
Your paintings are divine. I especially love the goose you illustrated (if it is a duck, excuse my ignorance!)
And that castle display (there has to be a more magical descriptive word for the sheer whimsy of that scenery!) Oh! My! So fairy tale story book bliss!

Hope you are doing well in the sub-zero temperatures you are experiencing in Minnesota. Brrrr!

May you have a Merry Christmas too, my dear!


Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Merry Christmas my dear Nowhere friends!
Penny and BEBE

Daanish said...

Nice sharing.

Happy Holidays.

Burlap Luxe said...

I am very late, better late than never to nowhere.
Love your art style and such stories of Christmas to behold.
Anita's theatre is divine, I have been working on a French theatre more and more detailed than my others this one will be a show stopper of age and beauty to perform on.

My dear friend, thank you for the art and beauty that always inspires a story for us to love, and the detailing in all you create to love that much more.

I am so looking forward to a new year and all it's newness sharing it with you.

See you soon.

Blessings into the new year


Barbara Fisher said...

Oh my fur and whiskers I had no idea I would find you here. How wonderful dear friend now I have another place to marvel at your creativity. Thank you for visiting my humble abode earlier today. Hugs Barbara xxx

Abi said...

I wish I'd seen this prior to Christmas!! such fun.
Here's to a new year - I hope you post, so I can come visit :)

Art and Sand said...

How is it that I am just arriving at NOWHERE?

I am off to scroll backwards.