Tuesday, October 23, 2012

The Willow Manor Ball is this Sunday!

Masked Ball, 1945, by Rafal Olbinski

Preparations are well under way for the 5th annual Willow Manor Ball, this Sunday, October 28. There will be a Mr. Linky widget provided on the 28th, here at Willow Manor, if you would like us to visit your blog, to see your fabulous attire, and who your date might be.  Doors will open at 12:01 a.m., EST, for the ball, which lasts a full 24 hours, amazingly enough.

My co-host for the evening will be the inimitable R.A.D. Stainforth, who is busy coordinating some fabulous music. He tells me Sir George Solti has agreed to be the band leader, and the legendary Chet Baker, among others, will be entertaining us. 

Don't forget ... it's a masked ball this year! Things should prove to be very interesting ...

29 comments:

  1. I'm running late. I've asked Eleanor of Aquitaine to be my partner for the evening, but she still hasn't replied.

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    1. Fascinating date...can't wait to meet her, Cro...

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  2. I do so love the Willow Manor Ball!
    Runcible and I are deep in preparation.......

    See you there!

    Mimi

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  3. I just cannot believe it is that time of the year again Willow - it seems no time at all since I was waltzing round your dance floor last year. My arthritic knees are getting a bit past it, but I suppose in blogland all such things have vanished and we are all young again.

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    1. We are all young and dashing and dance like gods and goddesses in cyberspace!

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  4. sounds like a fun time for all have fun everyone who is invited

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    1. Everyone is invited, Becca! Hope to see you there!

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  5. Is it that time again? This is a most intriguing painting for a most intriguing event.

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  6. Ooooh, as you know Tess, I could hardly wait and simply had to ask when I bumped into you at Facebook Land!

    Masquerades are my favorite!

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  7. So looking forward to my fourth ball at the Manor. Placido is coming with me. I did ask Boris Kodjoe but Nicole Ari didn't seem to think it was a very good idea. Something about their children thinking maybe I was a cougar!

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  8. Tho i will be attending, I dare not bring a date. The self imposed loneliness fuels my perceptions of tortured genius and mysteriousness.

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    1. Okay...bring your tortured genius and mysteriousness, Michael...

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  9. I will try to make it, but my date (who prefers to remain anonymous but LOVES to wear a mask!) hasn't let me know if he'll be able to swing by.

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    1. Swing by - we'll be looking for you.

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  10. Thanks for the invite Tess. Bee has encouraged me to come. Already posted my choices of masks on Sidetracked Charley. Think I have decided on my coat and the luggage. Have invited Johnny Depp as he was just in Angel Fire working on the Lone Ranger. Do not know if he is comlng as Tonto or Capt. Jack Sparrow.

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    1. The coat is divine - to die for! A hit with Tess I should think.

      Johnny Depp??? Careful..............maybe he'll bring a barrel of rum although that would be terribly infra dig at a Willow Manor Ball.

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    2. Yes yes...rum and Depp...bring them on (!)

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    3. Trinidad is the land of rum!

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    4. Aye aye Cap'n. I'll be sending them ahead so it won't look as though I just stepped off a banana boat!

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  11. i may come masked of course
    my date will also be masked, should she decide to attend
    more committed i cannot be
    for Vague Mystery is my name
    and V. M. are letters that fall
    in the same alphabet as
    my REAL Name letters sleep in
    when after midnight
    the clock struck
    my mask comes off
    to reveal
    yet another.
    I eagerly practice my steps in the predawn burgeoning light
    [elipses please Maestro!]

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    1. Looking forward to learning your real identity V. M. ...

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  12. I am so ready! My gown is hanging in the dressing room, my jewels are on the dressing table, and I've put my mask next to my evening purse, so I'm sure not to forget it. Wait until you see my date, Willow. I know I'm going to be the envy of every woman at the ball. You're on central time, is that right?

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  13. Hello darling! I plan on attending this year. My date for the evening will be Michael Fassbender ;-)...You can see our attire over at the Tea Society Blog.

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