Saturday, September 25, 2010

Welcome to the Practical Magic Blog Party!


Greetings on this festive night for us lovers of "Practical Magic"! Please pardon my tardiness in posting as I have had a rather "blood around the Moon" kind of month! I had the best of intentions to create something wild and wonderful for our celebration, but crisis after crisis seemed to get in my way. I do have something to share that I think will bring a bit of atmosphere and magical glow to the evening and I hope you like it. For this evening, I am sharing one of my spiced lantern designs that I do for my "Wildberry Gatherings" business. For anyone who leaves a comment or becomes a follower of my blog, I will put your name in for a drawing for this lantern! I create these lanterns by handcutting my original design and then using several techniques, I cover the mason jar in my special witchy blend of spices and then coat it in pure beeswax. When lit with a tealight, it gives off a wonderful scent of spices and honey and I would love for it to brighten your Halloween or just any day you feel like letting your inner witch out to play! As far as tonight goes, I have to say that my favorite part of "Practical Magic" is definately the house and garden. If I had my wish, I would live in that very house, grow herbs in that very garden and look out from that very island....and so on and so on. I am a huge lover of vintage and victorian and wish I had the courage to dress like the aunts..I just loved the entire feel of the movie and found my eyes could not take in all of the wonderful details enough...that is where the pure magic was for me. Now that Autumn is upon us, I am so looking forward to decorating my home for the holiday and will be so inspired by reading all of your posts and just soaking up the creativity and enthusiasm that this party has generated. I wish I could've done more for tonight as I am blown away by the things you all have shared...I will be posting some more "Practical Magic" inspired designs throughout the month and I hope you will check back. What a great idea this was and I hope it becomes a yearly event!! Blessed Be and may all of your "witches" come true!

22 comments:

Lenora said...

This is so great! Love your lantern! Count me in the draw too please!

Magical Post - Thanx for sharing, - what fun! Practical Magic - How To Make A Magic Wand
http://lenorita-lenoramoore.blogspot.com/2010/09/practical-magic-blogparty-2010.html

Angie said...

Beautiful lantern. I have a thing with them. To me you can't have too many. I am so glad I finally made it to your blog on the PMBP list because I love folk art. Please count me in for your draw! :) Angie

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

mercedes said...

I love your PM post.... I was So late with my post, too (later than you, haha)... there just seems to be too much going on right now, but the PM party was fabulous! :)mercedes

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Thank you for your Practical Magic Party post, even though I am a wee bit late, getting here.

So sorry you had a bad month, though.

Gentle hugs,
'Auntie,' who is being "Sweet Aunt Bridget," for the weekend

beverly said...

Love your page and your lantern is so magickal! Plz include me in your drawing.

I just read about your Brady. That is one of the most touching testimonials to friendship that I have ever read. I hope your heart is mending...

Faerie Moon Creations said...

Hi Bertie! Thank you so much for visiting with me. Your lantern is enchanting!!!! I would so love to be considered for it. Have a most wonderful evening, Theresa :)

Elysian Field Originals said...

Gorgeous lantern. Enjoyed your post too. Bright Blessings!

Carol said...

What an incredibly enchanting lantern! Beautiful work you do! WOW! I adore all things lighted.... Thanks for sharing a great post for the party! And nice to meet you!

~Carol :)

Bluezy said...

I understand that "soul's cry". You reflect it beautifully in your art. I was searching for a link to more..I love to spy on the crafty and artful. After the blog party, I will be spying on the witchy as well.
Your Brady was a handsome hound (RIP).

Valerie said...

Your lantern is beautiful! You are very talented. I would love to be included in the drawing.

Aimee Jeffries said...

Flying through for the Practical Magic Blog Party! Love the lantern. ~Blessings~

Valerie Hart said...

Hi Bertie! Happy Practical Magic Party, and one of my favorite movies! I'm still out on my broom visiting... so many blogs to visit! My favorite scene from the movie is when young Sally is making and casting her Amas Veritas spell... adorable... And the saying at the end of the movie,
"... fall in L*O*V*E whenever you can!

Love the pics of your beautiful lantern that you shared... just magical looking! What a lovely giveaway!

I'm also a Kelly Rae Flying Lessons FB mate too!

Hope you have a chance to fly by my blog for a "special spell" that I have for everyone!

✻´¨)
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(¸.•´ (¸.•´✻✻✻Lots of magical wishes, dreams and blessings to you and your family...

xoxo Valerie
http://valeriehart.com

Scrap Vamp said...

That is such a beautiful candle jar! I really enjoyed myself at your PM blog party! I hope you'll visit me, too!

http://scrapvamp.blogspot.com

Linda said...

I absolutly love your lanturn and a great image too. thank you fror the invite and sharing the fun. Please visit me:
momentsinaneye.blogspot.com

Elizabeth Barczynski said...

Miss Roberta, You are a kindred spirit and I adore that you have that twinkle in your eye. (can you believe that I still haven't finished looking at all of hte wonderful PM Party posts!) Keep Creating!!

Annabelle said...

Adore the lantern , so whimsical and magical and just imagine the dance on the walls. So sorry for flying in this late, having trouble with the GWPS…..

•*´¨***~^..^~*Annabelle¸.•*´¨*¸*´¨*

Penny said...

Sorry you were so bogged down in problems this month. Hope next month is 300 times better for you.

I thought your party post was grand.
I just love your lantern. - the colors are just so awesome.

Thank you so very much for sharing your heart and your talents with all of us.

Brightest Blessings,
Penny

Michele Seraphim said...

What a pretty lantern...I am not sure when your draw is but mine isn't until the 31st of this magical month so please come by and look for the Practical Magic post. I am now a follower on your new blog and look forward to the journey with you!

jinxxxygirl said...

Just found your blog. LOVE IT!Count me in on the drawing!

Susan said...

WOW what a great Lantern!! the beeswax does not melt?
cool.

Peace,
Susan

Lisa Ladrido said...

What a beautiful lantern, how fun that you add the scent to it, what a great idea!

Your newest follower here from Vanessa's Halloween Party!~Lisa
Happy Halloween

Fantasy Whispers - Vania Cruz-Perez said...

I love the Practical Magic movie!!
The lantern is so pretty...I love Witches and this is just up my alley.

I'm having a giveaway at my blog to celebrate A Fanciful Twist's Halloween Party event and I would love to have you over. This year I'm having two giveaways of Mini Witch Hats.

http://fantasywhispersblog-ooak.blogspot.com/2010/10/halloween-party-and-2-giveaways-2010.html

Vania