Trans-Siberian Birthday Wishes

by angeliska on January 6, 2010

So – after much deliberation and brow-furrowing,
I’ve finally decided what the hell to do with myself
and anyone who’d care to join me on my holy
whelping day, this coming Sunday – January 10th.
I’m having a Trans-Siberian Savages Potluck,
with bonfires, cozy tipi lounging, hot Glögg,
and hopefully some Mongolian burlesque!
If you live in Texas, then please come decked
warmly in your finest furry pelts and warpaint,
and do bring a dish or drink in lieu of gifts!
It would be so hard to top the Black Forest glory
that was last year’s party, and I really have no wish
to even attempt it (especially the part that involves
cleaning and decorating my house!) so instead,
we shall be out-of-doors, despite the chill,
ululating wildly and bedecked in bearskins.

This was last year’s magic:
Birthdee Glee
Black Forest Fashion
Black Forest Wishes
Black Forest Birthday!
Such an extravaganza! We still have
branches hanging from the ceiling!
How am I going to construct this ensemble
in four days? Also, I think I need some sort
of throne. Maybe made of antlers and bones,
but comfortable. Better get right on that…
Since I didn’t get it together in time to create
a magical dreamy-dream hexmas wishlist,
I figure I better make one for my birthdee!
This is purely for manifestation purposes,
obviously, since the day itself swiftly
approacheth and time for constructing
tipis and ordering trinkets is nil!
Well, you have to know what you
want first, if you ever hope to get, eh?
That being said, here are the
material cravings of my heart:
winter tipi
♥ A real big fancy tipi, made of canvas or leather with a liner,
and proper smoke flaps! Our ghetto hodge-podge has it’s charm,
to be sure – but wouldn’t it be wonderful to have a proper one?
poutfits hood
poutfits dress
♥ I have fallen in love with Mlle. Alanna’s superhot POUTfits!
I’m saving up for her witchy hood + sleeves and especially
her amazing underbust jumper. I needs them badly.
♥ I desperately require this necklace, please.
♥ a dutch oven (no, not some nasty farting
prank! It’s for making delicious food in the country!)

“A Dutch oven is a thick-walled iron (usually cast iron) cooking pot
with a tight-fitting lid. It is commonly referred to as a ‘camp oven’
in the Australian bush, cocotte in French, as a ‘casserole dish’
in British English, and is similar to both the Japanese tetsunabe
and the Sač, a traditional Balkan cast-iron oven.”

Diptyque’s Tam Dao – I’ve been obsessed with this dry, sexy
sandalwood perfume since September. It smells like the inside of an
intricately carved wooden box, and I have a feeling it would make
an ideal in-between seasons scent. I covet it.
L’Artisan Passage d’Enfer – It’s hard to explain my curiosity
about this one, as it’s such a light and elegant fragrance
despite being called “the gates of hell”!
Matryoshka Chess Set from Anthropologie, sold out alas!
A girl can still dream, eh?
♥ A good leather wallet/billfold/checkbook thing
with slots for cards and what-not. Also, it must be
beautiful, and incredibly well made! My wallet was
stolen a few years ago, and even though I got it back
(sans cash, of course) it just feels tainted!
A wallet should be a sturdy and lovely prosperity magnet,
don’t you think? Where oh where is the wallet for me?
Gryson Cornelia Spat Flat Boots
♥ a red Le Creuset teapot to replace the
one I recently destroyed! Note to self:
don’t put the kettle on and then get
distracted for hours. Poor teapot,
I killt it good. All burnt up and black.
♥ Teas from Bittersweet Apothecary!
I love their packaging, and I need their healings.
A fancy besom!
For hearth-magic + sweepings.
♥ Fancy books from Taschen on Magic, 1400s–1950
and The Circus, 1870-1950
♥ More yummy Haus of Gloi Ethereal Vegan Bathing Goods
Especially Snow WolfBristling and prowling,
lonesome and haunting.Three howling firs,
whitened frankincense, vanilla bean husk,
tainted by droplets of blood cedar.

HearthThe warm glowing center of any home.
The falls last apple pickings, warm bread, orange rind,
fire roasted chestnuts, cracked black pepper all nailed
down by an oozing sticky benzoin.

If that bounty of treasures is insufficient for inspiring
altruism or lust, then go see Tamera’s
2009 Greedy Goblin Gift Guide and Alita’s fancy wishlist.
I want everything there! I also have started a wishlist
on Amazon
, which is awfully handy for helping
me remember what to save my golden ducats for, eh?
Sigh. Well, at least it’s a pretty fair mix of whimsical
and practical! What’s missing off my dream-list?
I’m very open to suggestions and also any inspiration
for my party theme – I’ve only got a few days left
to pull it all off! Got any great images for me?
Many thanks in advance!


have a wonderful birthday dear. i hope you get your furry hat and necklace.
your post made me think of my mom’s paintings. she paints lots of tee pees in snow. here’s one just for you. i hope the link works okay.
not sure if html works.

by suzanne meow meow on January 6, 2010 at 2:40 am. Reply #

Bugger, that sounds amazing, but I am so far away. Otherwise I would join in for sure.

by Lorra on January 6, 2010 at 3:16 am. Reply #

Have a lovely birthday celebration! I’ll be in Ohio shovelling snow and making sparkly tutus for ballet magic.

by Margaret on January 6, 2010 at 6:51 am. Reply #

I am having a seance for Elvis on our birthday (Friday!) next year I want to come down to yours and out of the cold…

by alita on January 6, 2010 at 9:03 am. Reply #

Eep! You are responsible for my morning shopping spree and now current list of wants! I indulged in trying Haus of Gloi – I am sampling the Moon Dog & Absinthe(couldn’t help myself…I had paypal money buring a hole in my pocket!). Now my favorites list on Etsy has grown again and my amazon wishlist is ridiculously overflowing with more perfumes.
I wish you all the best most magical wishes for the day and hope your year is full of sparkles and delight! Happy Birthed Day Dear Angeliska! I wish Florida was closer to Texas…that looks like some party. I love costumes, I would only be able to coax 40% of my party crowd to join in on costumey festivities!

by flutterby3 on January 6, 2010 at 9:14 am. Reply #

Maybe you’ve seen this already, but this site has beautiful traditional Mongolian boots (and other things):
Have a wonderful party!

by Slymatzke on January 6, 2010 at 10:10 am. Reply #

happiest of birthdays dearest one! this will be as wonderful as last year!
you have a parcel headed to you, but it may not make it before sunday! fingers crossed, and if not, you’ll have something to open while you recover from festivities…

by verhext on January 6, 2010 at 11:01 am. Reply #

thanks very much!!!
your party sounds fun.
fur leather and feathers!!!

by alanna on January 6, 2010 at 12:27 pm. Reply #

I see that you have Sarah Waters’ Little Stranger on your wishlist – you should definitely add ‘Affinity’ to the birthday list as well. I always do a double take when I see her name as it is so strangely close to my own! Add definitely a crazily beautiful piece of frippery from Gemma Redux is in order as well :
Whatever you do, I wish you a wonderful day, the very best 🙂

by Mlle. Ghoul on January 6, 2010 at 1:19 pm. Reply #

Happy Birthday miss! It’s wicked cold here. Hope you are faring better amongst furs and friends :_

by Margaret on January 10, 2010 at 3:40 pm. Reply #

Happy Birthday!

by Gabriel on January 10, 2010 at 3:45 pm. Reply #

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