First of all, a big thank you to Anna of 'Frosted Petunias' for hosting this blog party. (Click on the badge over there on the top right to visit all of the party participants blogs. And Anna's blog is also on my blog roll, down on the middle right).
I love 'Practical Magic,' both the book and the movie. It was Alice Hoffman's lyrical style of writing that made me love the book; it was the house (mostly) that made me love the movie. Who wouldn't want to live in that house, set on an island off the coast of the Pacific Northwest?
I was cleaning the glass in my studio...
(unfortunately, unlike the woodwork in the aunts' house, it doesn't clean itself). I was caught up in the reflections in the large bell jar. Reflections, like looking into candle flames or the flames in a fireplace, can take you to other places, you know...
Because they're so mesmerizing, you can...What was that noise?
Broom fell...company is coming!
I must hurry back inside and get ready for a party!
Must make sure all the candles are lit...
I think this is the best use for a birdcage, don't you? (That was the only part of the book and movie that I didn't like. Poor dove...)
This faery is supervising everything I do, and wow, can she be bossy! Happily, the Faeries seem to like my little cottage and studio; I see them all over, including in the woods that surround my cottage and by the stream that you have to cross over to get to my cottage.
Let's see...well, I'm low on some things, but I have enough of the right herbs and potions if we want to do a few spells.
I wonder; perhaps my guests would like to borrow some of my moon jewelry? It's so much fun to try on! Choose what you like, please...there are necklaces, bracelets, rings, and brooches.
Hmmmm...how did my husband's badge get in there? Like Sally, I fell in love with a law enforcement officer, something I never, ever thought I would do. And yes, he is cute...in a Penal Code sort of way! ;-) We've been happily married for over thirty years.
Like Sally Owens says "Magic isn't just spells and potions. Your badge? It's just a star, just another symbol...it has power because you believe it does." I'd better get this back to him.
Whoops! I almost forgot...
Midnight Margaritas! Can't have a party without those!
So please, make yourselves comfortable and have as many margaritas as you want. These margaritas will never make you over-intoxicated, just magically happy...and they NEVER cause nasty things like hangovers!