Welcome traveler...

..for those who seek stranger worlds..

Sunday, January 8, 2017


Night is lifting 

and so are the memories 


The Castle of Butter's past.

Tea Rat has taken it upon


to look into his tool chest

and bring Butter Castle

back to its former state.

He built a new chimney

and applied the stone and brick

on his own

while Rattus repaired 

the chandeliers.

(Thank you Penny and Jeri for your suggestions!)

Castle made by Anita Pelayo Rivera


Row homes and Cobblestones said...

So very enchanting Anita, love the embellishments to turn the castle into a magical journey into our imaginations.
I hope you have a inspiring January and beautiful wishes to you.
Sending love,

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Tea Rat! Mum thinks your renovations are spot on! Great job on the chimney.
Be careful as you stick your head down in that tool chest. You never know what you will find in there.
Wondering if you are in need of a Chef for the Butter Castle. As you remember I did attend Le Cordon Bleu!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

BEBE!!!!!!!!!! Yes little girl, you can be our in-house chef! A Cordon Bleu graduate is exactly what we need to bring this castle up to scratch. And you are right about my tool box; I found tools I'd forgotten about along with some little critters that I was not expecting! And Rattus did an excellent job on the chandeliers!

I am commissioning that woman who draws me (teehee) to paint a tiny painting to hang over the mantel inside....bet you didn't know there is a little mantle inside the castle! More later!


Christel said...

Hey, how exciting! Bringing new life back into the old Butter Castle! I can remember exploring there a few years back, and it really does need some spiffing up! I can bring a few friends, and some brooms, and mops, and we will have those old floors looking like new in no time! Do you think Bebe might whip us up some tasty treats? Rattus did do a fine job of fixing that old chandelier, and TeaRat my friend, you always have the best ideas! This could actually be fun! xoxoox Hazel

Christel said...

"cough cough, wheeze, sneeze, cough" wow it sure is dusty in here Tea Rat, we had to pull the drapes so we could "cough, sneeze," see what we were cleaning. I think maybe we need to clean these old drapes too, Bebe can't be cooking while she's sneezing! ~ Hazel

Jeanie said...

Exquisite. I am so ready to move to Butter Castle!

Red Rose Alley said...

Anita, I saw the castle you made on your instagram and just loved it! It's so enchanting! You did a great job on it, and what a delightful story to go along with it. I am lovin' this magical place of Nowhere. Thank you, Penny, for guiding me here.

love, ~Sheri

The Dutchess said...

And there it was...as magical as ever..The castle of butter..

And there IT is..the magic of Nowhere..Thank you !!

(Miss Moussie is still visiting a little fairy girl but she can;t wait...to enter the castle!!


"Create Beauty" said...

a magnificent castle of delight!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

and I know the architect!!!!! An amazing transformation my dear.
Thank you for including me in your castle construction journey!!!!

~ Violet

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

Renovation is always a journey that transform both the home - be it in paper - and the person renovating! Anita did an awesome poetic job with this castle!

Marcia said...

You are so gifted, my friend. Such a magical castle. I wish I could lose myself in such a place right now. It's good to stop by and say hello here. I've always liked this place as you well know. Visited with Penny and read that you had a new post up here so I rushed right over.
Let's keep dreaming, dear heart.

Jeri Landers said...

Those egg carton stones worked out so well! Who could have thought such simple objects could create a castle.

^.^ said...

It's so hard to get any of your sites, friend Castle Lady... and I can never find your comment section ... anyway ... Love from your slightly frustrated cat.