Saturday, September 25, 2010

Because There's a Little Witch in Every Woman...

 
Greetings everyone,

Welcome to my little Practical Magic Blog Party post!  I hope you enjoy it.  I'd like to thank our two wonderful hostesses for putting on this grand event:  Justina of La Boheme Magique and Anna of Frosted Petunias!  You may find the entire list of blog participants here
In this house we have chocolate cake for breakfast, and never bother with silly little things
 like bedtimes or brushing our teeth."
Practical Magic quickly became one of my favorite films when it was first released.  I already admired Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman as actresses, and Alice Hoffman happens to be one of my favorite contemporary authors.   Plus, who could resist a soundtrack that heavily featured the music of the amazing Stevie Nicks!!!   Although the movie differs quite a bit from the book, which I also own, it still contains the same important messages about the power of love, the courage to face obstacles, and the undying bonds of sisterhood. 
"My darling girl, when are you going to realize that being normal is not necessarily a virtue?  It rather denotes a lack of courage."
I am sure there have been times when you've felt like an outsider - I know that I have.  Maybe you've felt left out  because people think you're different or because you'd rather daydream about faeries and magic and a love that will end all loves.  It's never wrong to dream - especially when it comes to love.  Even when you've been hurt by it, it's still something that - just like Sally - you want and need to have in your life.
"Every problem has a solution, although it may not be the outcome that was 
originally hoped for or expected." 
I know I wish I could have pined for love in a fantastically amazing house like the one featured in the film.   That kitchen!  And that garden!   Everything about the house and the grounds surrounding it are sprinkled with pure magic.  Do you see these wind chimes fashioned from silverware in the photo above?  Aren't they amazing!   Here's a link on how to create your own.  And what kind of delicious goodies would you whip up in that glorious kitchen - perhaps some lavender and vanilla bean shortbread cookies?
Maybe you'd create magical spells in the kitchen.  Have you ever summoned a true love spell?   Maybe you've sat in the dark of your room with a candle and invoked the spirits.  Maybe you've even written them down.  Or squeezed your eyes so hard and hoped and hoped and hoped.  What would your spell include?  
Would your dream love be able to flip pancakes in the air?
Would your true love be marvelously kind?  Would your true love's favorite shape be a star?
Would your true love whistle your favorite song?  Ride a pony backwards?  Have one green eye and one blue? 
"Love is worth the sum of itself, and nothing more." 
Love can sweep us away in unimaginable worlds.  And there is no stronger love than family.  Like the sisterhood created here through the images and words of a movie and book that have that have touched us and united all of US together! And really - isn't that such a great gift?
I wanted to do something a little special to commemorate this Practical Magic party.  And so I will shower one lucky member of the Practical Magic sisterhood with goodies created by me as a reminder of this fabulous blog gathering.   The hubby masterfully assembled the silverware wind chimes that you see in the above photo (I am unfortunately not to be trusted with power tools...).
Stevie Nicks has long been one of my favorite performers.  I drew this portrait of her when I was about 17 years old.   I created a print from the original and placed it in an 11 x 17 black matte.  I feel that her music really played a instrumental role in the film!
I also packaged up a small bag with some beautifully scented lavender and crafted these lovely star earrings - perfect to wear as you gaze into the night sky and wish upon the stars.

You shall have until 11:59 pm on Wednesday, September 29th to enter.  To be considered to win the chimes, print, lavender and earrings, simply leave a comment for me here on this post!  And - if you are a participant in the Practical Magical Blog Party - please be sure to let me know so I may enter your name TWICE!

Til next time...
Theresa

And remember..."Always throw spilled salt over your left shoulder. Keep rosemary by your garden gate. Add pepper to your mashed potatoes. Plant roses and lavender for luck. Fall in love whenever you can." 

105 comments:

Kiki said...

Theresa!!!! Wow..what a fabulous tribute...so beautiful..I love it all.I especailly loooove the one blue and green eye photo..awesome!!!Yay..so cool....thanks for the links and recipes..fantastic! and oh my..a fabulous giveaway...you are a star! Truly a special post...lovely to know a kindred sister!
HUgs and magic
Kiki~

Joane said...

What a beautiful blog! I'm participating in the party with a giveaway too. Come on over to Ivory Pumpkin!

Buccaneers and Ball Gowns said...

Oh yay Practical Magic time! I just posted mine too. In fact I am watching the movie as we speak! All your PM treasures are wonderful!

Anna @ Frosted Petunias said...

Oh I'm the first one here, yay! Theresa what an amazing and beautiful post. It was really magical. Everything you said is EXACTLY how I feel about this movie. From feeling different, to the house and the music. And goodness what lovely giveaways you're offering! The chimes are so perfect and your drawing of Stevie is so lovely. You are such a wonderful and enchanting soul. Thank you for sharing and for being a part of our magical world. Oh did you see the link I posted on the PM sidebar? I found an architect that created an exact replica of the Owens kitchen for his client! It's unbelievable!

hugs,
Anna

SiNn said...

I lovee this movie the whole thingis just awesome ty for posting this cause now i will have to go and watch this again cause well its awesome


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mortalsinn@yahoo.com

Sparkster said...

Theresa,
I came over here looking for the Autumn Equinox Exchange we both participated in, and here I see you're also doing the Practical Magic Blog Party like I am too, so of course I have to comment on both! Your post is so enchanting! And I love those windchimes! You can bet I'm following that link! Stevie Nicks is one heck of a storyteller, isn't she? I admit I wish more of today's mainstream musicians had even half the talent she does. Your sketch of her is fabulous. And earrings too! An artistically multi-faceted woman are you!

It's been a pleasure seeing your entry. If you come look at mine, I hope you enjoy it as much.

faith, trust, and faerie dust!
~Angelique

apinkdreamer said...

wonderful magic post! thanks for sharing!
visit me to join my magic fairy party!!!

Sarah said...

Oh my what a wonderful post...I loved every image and all your delighful words! Loved the blue/green picture too!
Yes please add my name to your hat for the sweet treats! Make sure you pop by my blog and add your name to mine also!!
Blessings, Sarah

Lisa said...

You are always full of Magic, Theresa! Always, I didn't get my stuff in gear in time, but I'd love to be added in!

now I want to see if I can flip a pancake...

Hugs Lisa

Fair Rosamund said...

What a beautiful party!! I love that movie, I think I will have to watch it now! :) And thank you for the opportunity to win such fabulous goodies! ~Lauren

magikalseasons said...

What a beautiful and Magical Party Theresa! I need to find my copy of the book and read it again. It's the perfect time of the year for whipping up some Magic. Love the Stevie drawing you are one talented sister! xo Becca

Kaerie Faerie said...

fabulous blog post, all the yummy photos, and such a lovely give-away
thank you for sharing made me smile on a gloomie Sat.
Karey

www.SisterOfTheMoon.com said...

I love this post, so Magickal! Really gets me in the mood for Fall, and all the magic, that surrounds us...My entire clothing, jewelry and accessory line was inspired by Stevie Nicks :) come check it out sometime, and Merry Meet! ♥ Barbara
www.SisterOfTheMoon.com

Lisa said...

What a generous, generous giveaway! I would love to be entered and I am participating in the party (http://www.groggyfroggy.blogspot.com) Love your post and I think this sisterhood you talk about is an amazing thing.

Laura said...

This is such a fabulous and magical post! And your giveaway is so beautiful and generous! This party is so much fun, I'm so glad I signed up! :)
blessings
~*~

Lenora said...

Wonderful party hopping this is so much fun - thanx for your great post! Join us too us for more Practical Magic at Practical Magic - How To Make A Magic Wand
http://lenorita-lenoramoore.blogspot.com/2010/09/practical-magic-blogparty-2010.htmlderful post. We are having fun hopping from Practical Magic party to party! Thanx!

Kelly Berkey said...

theresa this is an awesome post! i love that movie and what a great way to celebrate the magic in all of us!!

i'm still sick in bed but have had so much fun visiting you...now for some more magic. do you think anyone can make my cold go away?? muah!

Melz said...

I love your whole blog! And love your give away too! <3
I found you on the Practical Magic party blog, I'm on the list. Come visit MelzCreations!

Kelly said...

MoonFaire~ I love your post!! Thanks for popping by to visit my PM post, I love visitors~ :D

Thanks for providing the link for making the silverware windchime...I gotta make me one of those!!

P.s. I LOVE Stevie Nicks too. Ever since I was about 8 or 9 she has been my favorite singer. She's one of the reasons "I wear my boots all summer long"...I love boots!!

jasmoon-butterfly said...

wow an amazing blog post for the party :0)
Wonderful pic of eye colours *cackles*
Yes I think we have all felt a little out of place with others for our love of magical things....but yes love in any form is a healer & shares with us its own magic!
Love & light
Trace oxox

Carol said...

Hi Theresa....what beautiful lovlies you've (and your husband) have made! I adore wind chimes and love to collect them...nothing is quite so lovely as the tinkling of chimes in the breeze to soothe the soul! Your collection of PM photos and well-matched sentiments are perfect! So glad you participated! I look forward to following you!

I am a blog party participant as well and glad I got to find your blog!

Blessings,
~Carol <l:)

Kat the hat lady! said...

Hi, found your blog through the Practical Magic party. Love your PM posting and I too love Stevie Nicks. Kat http://katthehatlady.blogspot.com/

Sonia ;) said...

Theresa,

That was a beautiful post..oved it and all the thoughts behind it..absolutely beautiful. Im part of the Blog Party going on..Come on over and win a mystery prize.

Smiles and blessings

BLISS angels said...

Theresa wonderful post thank you for sharing I to love the film because of the strong love the sisters have. My young sister and I have that too... and I love wind chimes it the sound are a wind day magic. Thank you for coming over to see me Iam going to become a follower because i want to visit again... good magic wendy from blissangels

tricia said...

Yea Theresa,
Love your blog and especially the earrings! Thank you for your beautiful post! And yes I truly pine away for that house!!!
Tricia
I am participating in the party as you know since you were kind enough to send me an email (you were not able to leave a comment).
www.triciafountainedesign.com/blog/

Faerie Sage said...

Your crafts and your blog are beautiful! This practical magic blog party is great I am finding so may wonderful great things, posts and people! I would love to win anything you created!


My link has not been added yet but feel free to stop by at
faeriesagekitchen.blogspot.com

Sara said...

I love your post Theresa. such a generous giveaway. Hugs Sara

Celia said...

What a fantastic party!!! Thank you for visiting my party and inviting me to yours!

Aisha said...

Hi Theresa
amazing blog, I love this, thanks for sharing the links they look so cool. Thanks for also stopping by and commenting. Bright Blessings and I hope to be entered in the contest (twice) because Im also a member of the party.
Bythebroomstick.blogspot.com

Cameron said...

I just had to make sure I stopped by for the party....thank you for having me, Theres. I always enjoy visiting you here :)

Designs by Blanche said...

Beautiful post! Amazing imagination! Please stop by my place and see my windchime! hehe!
Thanks for sharing the little bit of witch in you!

-Blanche

MissBohemia said...

I love Practical Magic too! It is not only magical, but I love the family element in it too!

Wonderful & magical blog post as usual!

Jen x

Scrap Vamp said...

What an enchanting stop this was! I really enjoyed your blog party and I hope you'll visit mine. Thank you also for the opportunity to win those heavenly prizes!

http://scrapvamp.blogspot.com

Teresa said...

Hi Theresa (what a fabulous name darling! ;-0) Your post is so beautiful and inspiring! You touched on so many notes that rang true for me too! It really is a small world!

Your give-away is delicious . . . I can hear those chimes already spreading their magic in my backyard fairyland! LOL!

Thanks so much for sharing and for visiting my Practical Magic post today! Your comments are appreciated!

Blessed Be,
Tereza
http://mygoddess-self.blogspot.com

Pauline said...

Hi Theresa ... you've shared a wonderful post with us at the Practical Magic Party... love the pictures, and your creations are gorgeous.... and yay for hubby's hand too! I'm now a follower of your blog and will look forward to visiting again. And hasn't there ALWAYS been something so magical about Stevie Nicks! I've admired her since childhood... My party post is here .... thank you for the chance to win something precious!
hugs and blessings from Australia,
Pauline

Feathers and Flight said...

Your Post Is Magical!!!Also Your Jewelry is Gorgeous! Your Acorn Earring are my Favorite!!
Thank You for Stopping By my Blog!
Hugs
Jill

Shaiha said...

You have so summed up my feelings about the movie. I remember when it first came thinking finally someone that could relate to me.

Be sure to stop by for my giveaway
http://shaihasramblings.blogspot.com/

Brightest Blessings!

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

"Oh Theresa". I LOVED IT!!! You did a MAGICAL post that made me sign on to FOLLOW YOU!!! AND I'm going to be checking out your "creations too"!!!
Hugs to you, Donna
PS I NEED NEW FOLLOWERS!!!

FiberArtisttoo said...

I love your blog post. You really captured the magic of the garden and the kitchen. Thanks for checking out my Magic Blog post too. I will be following you.
http://www.fiberartisttoo.blogspot.com

Daydreamer :) said...

Wow, we have so much in common. I really enjoyed your post.
Thanks for dropping by my blog earlier.
Cute blog name too.

Birgit said...

What a lovely post -- and thanks for the chance to win such goodies.

Of course, I am part of the fun -- who could possibly resist joining such an event?

-- Birgit

Linda said...

I love everything about your Practial Magic Party. Your images are amazing. So very creative and interesting. Great job. I would love to win your giveaway. I am hoping that you will visit me:
momentsinaneye.blogspot.com

Angie said...

I am so glad you stopped by so I could find your blog...again. I already follow you through my other blog Just Simply Live. Love your tribute to Practical Magic. Beautiful!

http://cocinadiary.blogspot.com/2010/09/practical-magic-blog-party.html

Incipient Wings said...

this is such a wonderful tribute,and I'm so excited to make the windchimes!!!!yay! thanks for visiting me...have a great day

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What fun! Love your magical post! Thanks Theresa! ♥

Leah said...

ooooh! I want a wind chime just like that! Imagine if I had found silverware in my yard along with antique bottles?!

http://mommyonthebus.blogspot.com/2010/09/vintage-bottles.html

Le Chateau des fleurs said...

Fun Fun post! Count me in in the giveaway! For sure!
Big hugs from me and thank you for your visit :)
Frenchy

Edie said...

I love, love, love lavender, and I love to read. Thanks for turning me on to a book to add to my bookmooch list if you're not familiar with it- great way to get new reading material!

edie
purpleone at gmail dot com

Mother's Moon's Message said...

a wonderful post... I simply love it... thank you so much for stopping by my party as well....
Your giveaway is so generous... I love the spoon mobile as well as the print (very talented) and the earings....

blessings and magic to you

Pop Art Minis said...

A Truly magical "Practical Magic" post. Thanks for stopping by Pop Art Minis as you flew from blog to blog! It was so much fun participating in the Blog Party! Again...awesome post and amazing giveaway! http://popartminis.blogspot.com/2010/09/practical-magic-inspired-potion.html
Have a magical weekend!

jasperandblue said...

Thanks for popping by my blog party, I love the wind chimes.... exciting to have a giveaway... and you have 3. you're wonderful.... count me in . I loved your post.

Valerie Hart said...

Hi Theresa! What a lovely post and I am having SO MUCH FUN at this Practical Magic Blog Party! So many lovely and creative blogs to visit! What a lovely giveaway too... if I "win the wind chime", then I won't have to... go and make my own. That would be sweet!

Lots of magical wishes, dreams and blessings to you and your family!

xoxo Valerie
http://valeriehart.com

Edie Schmidt said...

I loved your entry. You have pulled the words from my very heart and mouth! So honored you stopped by my blog . Please do enter me in your wonderful give away. Glad PM blog party led me to you blog

Danise said...

Stevie Nicks,wow great drawing!
Yep this is a very fun party,stop by and say hello to me.I'm having a give away for this event also.
Mistic~majik.blogspot

sheree said...

my darling Theresa, thankyou for visiting. I love the Stevie picture, Ohh I hope I win!!!!!!! and I love the spoons, such a perfect craft for this movie, well done.
I have missed being a regular for sure, but I will return very soon with a vengence, Its wonderful to see how this movie has effected people in so many ways.
Love the eyes photo, wheres your cactus pancake??? did you give it a go first??? haha

love your wonders and wares

xxx
sheree
raven moon magic

Kelly said...

My goodness that man has beautiful eyes! What a great post and lovely pics.

I was a participant in the party as well!

Have a magical day, Kelly
www.blondheart.blogspot.com

Elizabeth Barczynski said...

I cannot wait to try my hand at the garden chimes. Thanks so much for the link. I still have two images to add... with hopes I will finish before the weekend ends. I would love it if you stopped by. I would also love to be added to your generous giveaway.

Zan Asha said...

Hello--this is an amazing post! I love the movie too, and I think most people can relate to the idea of being an "outsider." I'd love to be entered in the giveaway, everything is simply STELLAR! And you and your husband are talented by the looks of the wonderful items in your giveaway gifts!

If you've not stopped by, you can see my Practical magic party at: http://vagabondcreations.blogspot.com

Have a magical day!

Shayleah said...

Loved your Practical Magic party post...thanks for reminding us of the importance of love and sisterhood. The photos are great! :) Thank you as well for checking out my party post.Blessings! xo

Wendy said...

Dearest Theresa,
What a magical post. I just loved it. Everything was enchanting. I love the picture of Stevie. Ever since I was a little girl I have idolized her. She was my favorite woman and singer of all times. Still is.
Thanks for the giveaway.
Spells and Wishes,
Wendy from Wonderland

.....fly by for more magic and a giveaway


http://candydelane.typepad.com/curiosities/2010/09/practical-magic-party-2010.html

Linda said...

Hi Theresa, wonderful post as always. Take care Lindaxx

Kathy said...

Love your Practical Magic post! You are a terrific artist - I am participating in the party - absolutely love the earrings!
Kathy

Anima Invicta said...

Such an evocative post! I loved reading it, you seem to be a true romantic :-) Thank you also for commenting on my Practical Magic Blog Party post, I'm glad you like my Book of Shadows!! And such beautiful earrings, whoever wins them will be blessed, they are simply darling!!!

bertie said...

I absolutely love this post and tribute to the blog party! I would be honored to be in the drawing for your gorgeous earrings and lavendar...and yes, I am a fellow blog partyer! Blessed be! www.wildberrygatherings.blogspot.com

belindaschneider said...

what a magical post! love the spoon windchimes in the movie, got one my self years ago. would love to win a second one :)
sending sparkles

Julie said...

Wow...I just spent a wonderful morning with coffee reading through your last few posts and looking at your always gorgeous pictures. Those sweet animals and that piece from the merry go round..oh my! Your hubby is so creative too...those chimes are fantastic! Hope you are having a wonderful weekend Theresa! xx

Trenda Plunkett said...

Hi, Theresa! Your blog is gorgeous! I love your comments on the film and the idea of a giveaway is so sweet. Thank you for visiting my own PM blog post yesterday and for leaving such a generous comment on my mixed media assemblage.

Bright Blessings,

Trenda

Andréann said...

Lovely giveaway! How nice of your hub to make a windshime for you to give! ..I'm never out of lavender, thought extras never hurts, but those earring are beautiful!!

Andréann said...

oh, forgot to say, I participated in the party! :)

tlsexton0913 said...

This is my all time favorite movie and I can't even count how many times I've watched it!

dogsmom said...

What a great party post. Mine was unexpectedly interrupted, but I am playing alone.
Isn't it amazing how one story has touched so many lives.

I have a huge box of old utensils waiting for holes to be drilled. I can string the chimes but have no hand strength to drill the holes. (The drill press even broke for me.) Perhaps it was a sign, or maybe I am using the hardest metal spoons ever.

wismomworks (at)gmail (dot) com

Firefly said...

Oh, we (my DD & I) love this movie as well! And I love that you posted the 'being normal . . . ' quote -- also a favorite of mine and often quoted in our family - which is not very normal ;).
Blessings,
G

Plumrose Lane said...

What a lovely posting and fabulous giveaways Theresa!! (looks like "hubby" did a great job on those chimes too ;D) I am part of the blog party so please do enter me twice, whoot!
Really enjoyed my visit though and added your other links to my stash of favs as well (facebook, etsy, etc)
♥Sharon

rabbit faerie said...

Alice Hoffman is my absolute favourite writer. Her books enchant me, draw me in and I fall in love with her charachters. I have read all of her books.

Your blog is magical...

Emilyxx

Magic Gypsy said...

What a lovely post! The wind chimes are wonderful and I bet they sound nice, too. The portrait of Stevie is amazing!

Kim said...

Thanks so much for your nice comment about my Practical Magic blog post. Your post is so beautiful and I just love you blog! It's so fun to meet another Suzi student doing the blog party too.

Bright Blessings!
Kim
http://www.tabithalenox.blogspot.com

Avie said...

What an amazing post - such a lovely tribute to the film, and book. Alice Hoffman is also one of my favourite authors - her writing is so evocative. I (belatedly) participated in the party too. Come on over to http://hearthwitch-cottage.blogspot.com/ to have a look. Blessings.

Shirley said...

Wow, wonderful post, Theresa! It is always so thrilling to come here...what a fun giveaway! Thank you again for your kind visits - I wish that everyone could win, but just wanted to let you know how much it means to read your thoughtful comments - and for your words of advice for others...wonderful! Thanks Theresa!!

Bluezy said...

In (I think) 1994 I saw Stevie in concert in Las Vegas. I was in my late 30's and was invited to be the chaperon of a 15 yr old girl, Kara, who shared my admiration for Stevie. Kara lived in the parts of North Las Vegas where at the time the majority of kids on the block were huffing paint and going gangsta with the 40 ouncers on the corner.
She brought a teddy bear because she knew Stevie collected them. Kara's room was adorned by Stevie Nicks pictures.
Our tickets were not up front. I scoped and saw there were empty seats. When the usher asked us about where we would go we played this game like we were foreign tourists who did not understand English. Eventually the owners of the tickets seemed to be looking at us, so we went to the edge of the stage and stood our ground. Stevie is so wonderful in concert. We were on stage left and that is where she started coming up. I was the third and she shook my hand. Kara got a hug and gave her the teddy. Stevie went on touching each fan on the edge of the stage until she reached the end at stage right.
I remember being in tears because I was so happy to be at a Stevie's concert for the second time! I caught her in the eyes as she looked my way and I lip motioned the words THANK YOU. She smiled back at me and lip motioned "YOUR WELCOME". I almost themed my blog on the music of Practical Magic. Joni Mitchell is on tour this year...I just missed being able to catch her in Seattle due to well..that is a long story and all I really wanted to comment was
hey yah Blog Party Blog Party!

Aimee Jeffries said...

Flying by for the Practical Magic Blog Party, love the earrings, beautiful blog!

Evelyn's Wonderland said...

This is such a beautiful post! Everything about it was truly beautiful. Your giveaways are so thoughtful and I especially love the spoon chimes and earrings! Thank you for the links and for sharing your beauty.
Many hugs, blessing and magical wishes.
~Evelyn

Elysian Field Originals said...

Beautiful post! I have so enjoyed all the giveaways and posts but best of all meeting so many wonderful ladies via this Practical Magic Party!!

Michelle Cummings said...

What a wonderful post! Love all your wicked delights! I hope you'll come "fly" over to my blog and see what I have been brewing!
~Michelle
http://faeriedustdreams-michelle.blogspot.com/

Penny said...

An Awesome post - you can tell you put a lot of thought into - what you wanted to say and your picture are so magical. Thank you for sharing.

Brightest Blessings,
Penny

Jo said...

What a truly delightful and magical post! Particularly loooove all the inspiring quotes alongside the photographs. A wonderful tribute to such a gorgeous film... gave me goosebumps!
Hugs xxx

Itch2stitch.com said...

Wonderful! I love that film and have the dvd too. What a fantastic post! Big hugs to you!!! Susie xxxx

Jingle said...

This is SUCH a fun post! Beautifully done! Those windchimes are SO FREAKING COOL! Turns out your Hubby is just as talented as you!!!

Jo said...

Thanks so much for stopping by my PM party post! Your post is wonderful and I thank you for the chance to win some lovely things from you!

annabelle said...

Okay, luv all the magic and your Stevie Nicks illustration is beautiful! Glad I dropped in for a such a magical time. I adore that blue eye green eye pic....perfect!
~^..^~ * Annabelle

Wendy said...

All the beautiful treats, ideas, and magickal whimsy you stirred up in this post, just beautiful! I'm so glad I found your blog. I'd love to be entered in this giveaway and I was involved with the PM Party at

http://ewitch-virtualcoven.blogspot.com/2010/09/amas-veritas-gillian-style_25.html

Wishing you many magickal and practical blessings and thank you so much for the giveaway!

Such a Wondrous Place this Faery Space said...

This was enchanting! Thanks so much for this! Blessings.

Linda Ledbetter said...

Theresa, you are the perfect example of a modern-day enchantress! You weave true magic with your images and words, and your deep love of nature and all its beauty shines through in everything you create. Thanks for reminding me that there are wonders all around us!

I LOVE Practical Magic, and I LOVE Stevie Nicks! This post reminded me of things I adore but haven't thought about for way too long. You do that a lot, actually.

I just love you!

Susan said...

I am invoking the spirits so I can be the WINNER!!! LOL
WONDERFULLY magical post! thanks for the recipes and wind chimes directions....I can be trusted with power tools, but since my on-the-job-injury in 2005(missing 3 wrist bones in left hand and 4-5" of muscle just above right elbow), I have strength and grip issues, so it would be best to win the chimes instead of trying to make them! HA!
I would SOOOO wear those earrings! even if it was just around the house!

Thanks for the generosity and the opportunity to be a winner!

Please come visit my blog post:
http://piecesoffatesusan.blogspot.com/

Peace n love,
Susan

Lisa Lectura Creations said...

Magical party post, Theresa! I just love the movie/book too! Your fabulous post makes me want to pop in the dvd right now. Love your giveaway goodies! Please add my name to the cauldron. Blessings to you! :)

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

I just loved that duo eye color picture!

Penny said...

What a great blog and a great blog post. Your photos are stunning.

Thank you so much for sharing all your talent.

Brightest Blessings,
Penny

HippieDog said...

Well, this is one of my favorite movies :) Makes me so happy when I watch it......I do plant Rosemary by my garden gate....my husband freaks if I don't throw the salt over my shoulder, got the lavendar and roses.....my husband....my love my life...sigh :) Thanks for the Wonderful Post! OHHHH and I love Stevie Nicks.....great photo! You are such a talented ARTIST! xoxo

beverly said...

Thanks for the instruction on making the wind chimes. Plz enter me in your drawing. THNX!

Kelli Bear Haven said...

Oh my goodness what a wonderful giveaway you are having. I really love Stevie Nicks too and I just have to get her CD when I can. Great blog post too.

Sares said...

Great post! I enjoy love this movie too, especially the sets. Good luck to everyone!

Samantha Marshall said...

Wow!!!! I absolutely love the gorgeous portrait you've drawn of Stevie Nicks and your beautiful creations!!!

Lynda said...

That was good...that was REALLY good! One of my favorites for sure :) I love the windchime, the photo of the man (Im assuming your husband) with one green eye and one blue...and that picture you drew of Stevie Nicks is amazing! Thanks for visiting my party the other day. Much love and best wishes to you :)

im zoe said...

a little late but better than never, i adored this post, it was just perfect, in fact it was one of my faves :) x

faerwillow said...

~what a wonderful magical party you gave!! i too or shall i say...my husband and i l♥ve stevie nicks...our wedding song was "leather and lace" and my gift to him was tickets to the fleetwood mac concert! one of our first dates he took me up into the mountains in the evening and we got out of the car and he turned on "dreams" be still my heart...a moment i will remember always...your drawing of her is really beautiful...warm wishes and brightest blessings~

see now i am the one flooding yoru email and back reading...hehehe~

Justina said...

Theresa,
I am so sorry for being so late to your party !
Anyways, I absolutely love the silverware windchimes, thanks for the link !! Your Stevie Nicks portrait is AMAZING !! You are so talented!!! My portraits don't come out too great, it truly is a gift to be able to capture a likeness, and you did a wonderful job !
Also, I love the very last quote of your post, it is one of my favorite quotes from the movie... the part about adding pepper to your mashed potatoes, is that from the book? I don't remember that part... I haven't read the book in years, so I don't quite remember...

Well Lovely post ! <3
-Justina
http://labohememagique.blogspot.com

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