Friday, September 24, 2010

A Practical Magic Blog Party ~ Finding The Real Magic


I remember the first time I saw Practical Magic.  I went with a friend when it first came out in the theater.  I am fond of Sandra Bullock, Nicole Kidman, Stockard Channing and Dianne Wiest, so I was certain the movie would be amazing.

As we left I asked her what she thought of it.  She said she liked it, and asked what I thought.  I wasn't sure what I thought to be honest.  The first time you see the movie it's a lot to take in.  It's easy to miss the message.


But when it came out on video, I bought it and watched it again.  Despite the stellar cast, for me the house was the real star of the movie.  I liked the styling as well.  I tried to find clothes similar to what Sally and Jillian wore.  They were so effortlessly romantic and fun. 

As I searched I realized I had a lot of very fun and romantic clothing already!


But who doesn't ooh and ahh over that house!  All too often it's easy to get caught up in wishing we had something when in fact, we already have houses filled with all sorts of magical things!  It's just that we see them every day and begin to take them for granted. 

Today I went around taking photos and finding all sorts of wonders in my own house!















And my garden...


nothing hiding under these!



I may not be able to grow rosemary by garden gate, or lavender for luck because of the altitude, but I can grow morning glorys by my garden gate...


and some of us do things like no one is watching, and fall in love whenever we can!


I have seen the movie at least a dozen times now, and I truly love it.  The message of the movie is that the real magic is love!  The romantic kind....


the love of good friends...


and family!


There is indeed a little witch in every woman, and the spell we cast is love!

Thank you for visiting my house and my blog!  Be sure and stop over at the Practical Magic Blog to visit other lovely blogs participating!

Have a magical day!  Hugs, K. <3


  PS...I am working my way (slowly) through every single blog...I promise I will get to yours if I haven't already!  Hugs, K. <3

64 comments:

Lenora said...

Yes we can and should cast a spell of love as we can, what a great house, wonderful photos, love the star light, star bright! Magical Post - Thanx for sharing, we loved this! - what fun!

For More Practical Magic stop by at
Practical Magic - How To Make A Magic Wand
http://lenorita-lenoramoore.blogspot.com/2010/09/practical-magic-blogparty-2010.html

Sparkster said...

Kitties! I do so love an enchanting cat photo. Happy sighs! Happy sighs! Thank you for sharing little pieces of your life with us. I always love seeing another artist's house and garden. And I love how you found all of these magical pieces within your own. I'm going to have to walk through mine today and see what little pieces are beckoning me not to look past them.


Faith, trust, and faerie dust!

Bluezy said...

Great photos. Cute kitty! Party blog style, baby!

Victoria Sayer said...

Not sure why...but I cannot see most of your photos..:(
I will try to return another time and maybe I will have better luck at viewing them. Thanks.

http://greenandwhitegarden.blogspot.com/2010/09/practically-magic-in-our-secret.html

Pauline said...

Hi Kelly! What an inspiring and beautifully intimate post... it feels like a warm hug with tea and cake with a friend. Such magnificent pictures! Thank you so much for sharing them...
hugs and blessings,
Pauline

Kat the hat lady! said...

Love your Practical Magic post, really enjoyed seeing all those lovely things. Kat :-)
http://katthehatlady.blogspot.com/

Samantha Marshall said...

Thank you for sharing all the magical things in your home. Beautiful!!

Healing Woman said...

Thanks for showing the magical pictures of the love surrounding you.

Susan's crafty chaos said...

Oh what a wonderful party post, I loved being shown all the beauty and magic in your home, thanks for sharing :D

Papillon Bleu said...

When I see your photos and your cat, I think I could move in anytime!

Happy blog party to you!
;-)

Lisa said...

I love your post so much!! I had the same reaction when I saw the movie for the first time but I have watched it again, over and over, and treasure it now for the message it holds. (and, of course, that gorgeous house)

Zan Asha said...

Hello There! What an enchanting house and home you DO have. Very Magical indeed! Great to read about some aspects of your life!

If you'd like to stop by my Practical Magic Party, it's: http://vagabondcreations.blogspot.com/2010/09/practical-magic-blog-party_25.html

Have a magical day!

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Thank you for your lovely 'Practical Magic Party' post!

Gentle hugs,
"Sweet Aunt Bridget" for the day

Jo said...

Absolutely lovely party post! I just love the photo's! Hoping you'll stop by, http://justdigginaround.blogspot.com/

Whisperings 13 said...

what a truly beautifulpost. thank you for sharing your magic with us!

Sara said...

Lovely post. :) The photos are enchanting.

Linda said...

Uplifting party post thank you for sharing Linda:)
http://pyewacketts.blogspot.com/2010/09/practical-magic_25.html

ginger@bearbits said...

Hi Kelly,

I enjoyed the tour and think you have some really cool 'magical' stuff. I especially like the moonbeams pot.

Thanks for letting us peek in!

~ginger

Scrap Vamp said...

Wow! Thank you more the magical tour through your home of wonderful things! I love the magical elements you have sprinkled here and there!

Linda in New Mexico said...

What a lovely sharing of all things magickal in your home. It was delightful and insightful and yes, you shared the love and we are blessed for it. The Olde Bagg

blue china studio said...

You do have a lot of magical things in your house. Great post and photos!

Leah said...

Wonderful post and beautiful photos! They really capture the feel of the movie!

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

Shaiha said...

You truely have a magickal home and the eyes to see that. Thank you for inviting us into your magic.

Be sure to stop by and visit

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

Faerie Moon Creations said...

Hi Kelly,

What a wonderful Practical Magic Party! And your little familiar is such a cutie pie. Thanks for sharing a bit of real magic...

Feel free to fly by and visit with me:
http://faeriemooncreations.blogspot.com/2010/09/because-theres-little-witch-in-every.html

Sincerely, Theresa

Faerie Sage said...

Your take on this movie is right on! You have some absolutly wonderful, beautiful things in your home, and I love the hat!

quiltmom said...

I love all your magical decorations - they are stunning- lots of wonderful things that share your love of the mystic- ness of the stars. Thanks for sharing the beauty of your home and for the links to the Practical Magic blog hop.
I do like the movie too.
Regards,
Anna

Elysian Field Originals said...

Can I fly over and live in your house, lol? Beautiful photos and post. Your home looks warm, loving and inviting!

Sara said...

you have some wonderful magic around your house and your garden is wonderful. Hope you enjoy the party like I am hugs Sara

Michele Seraphim said...

What a lovely post. I like your wings on your wall and all your hearts as usually filling your world and ours with love!

Kelly Jeanette said...

You are right. The house was the real star of the movie. Your house looks equally fun.

Kelly said...

Thanks for visiting my blog~ I agree with ya about love being the greatest magic of all...

Your post if full of cute and magical pictures~

Enjoy the magic the day brings~

Willow Silverhorse said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Penny said...

Such a wonderful eclectic collection of magical goodies you shared with us today. Thank you so much.

Please stop bu my blog if you have some time and check out my giveaway.

Brightest Blessings,
Penny

BLISS angels said...

beautiful and magical post thank you for sharing....so many cute things and wonderful photos good spell wendy at blissangels

Debbie said...

A beautiful post for the Practical Magic blog party..x

Celia said...

What an enchanting party! I love all of the magic you found around your house! Thank you for visiting my party and inviting me over to yours!

Carrieann said...

Oh my, your home and garden are beautiful and indeed quite magical...and your cat is adorable! Thank you for sharing it all with us!

Fly by and see us at
http://ametistadea.blogspot.com

Bright blessings

cocinadiary said...

Awww...this really is a delightful post! Very nice photos. And have to agree love is the real message of the movie. Happy PMBP hoping! Angie

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

Kathy said...

What magical things you have around your lovely home. Thanks for sharing them with us. As I was reading your post, I too started wondering what magical items I have lying around....I have a fabulous "fairy" collection that so often gets overlooked...so thanks for reminding me to appreciate the magic!

Bright blessings,
Kathy

Susan said...

You do indeed have some magical things in your home! That house indeed is something for some reason, every woman I know, loves! Though at my age and with my bad knees and low back, the stairs pose a problem, I'd have to get an elevator installed...which of course would be magical! LOL
Thanks for sharing your beautiful home with us. (and your kitties)

Peace n love,
Susan

Aimee Jeffries said...

Oh you are surrounded by magic! And of course those magic hands to make such beautiful bears :)

Charm Bracelet Diva said...

What a great post and beautiful message! Thanks for sharing your treasures.

Wendy said...

Your house is absolutely enchanting. Such magic everywhere.
I loved it all.
Can I borrow a few of those moon beams.
Spells and Wishes,
Wendy from Wonderland

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

mercedes said...

Your photos are amazing - such eye candy! I especially love the little bird's nest... and those cat eyes at the very end... :) mercedes

Justina said...

Kelly,
Thank you so much for participating ! Thanks for sharing all of your enchanting belongings with us, they are all so beautiful! :-D The picture of your kitty laying on its back , is so cute :-)
-Justina
http://labohememagique.blogspot.com

Incipient Wings said...

how wondeful that you found so much to be grateful for, in your own home.
it looks like you found many many precious items to show us, they're all beautiful, but I think my favorite is the gorgeous cat contemplating life on it's back!

belindaschneider said...

what a wonderful magical post!! thanks for sharing.
sending sparkles

Katy Cameron said...

Oh you're right, you do have a maigical, wonderful house and garden, filled with great treasures, thank you for sharing :o)

Part 2 of mine is on its way...

WondrousStrange said...

Lovely post...I am looking forward to seeing what each blog host is up to!! I was mesmerized by the movie and the sets. This is such fun:)

Enelinwen said...

Well said, Kelly! You're very right that we begin to take what we have for granted because we see it everyday. Thank you for reminding me of how much I have to celebrate, and I absolutely agree, for real magic, 'All You Need Is Love.' :)

Blessings

Kathy said...

You're right about the message of the movie and that the house was the best part! There's really so much to enjoy about the movie! Could watch it over and over!
Great post
Kathy

Valerie Hart said...

Hi Kelly! Happy Practical Magic Party! One of my favorite movies! It's still going on... and so many blogs to visit! One of my favorite scenes in 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 all of the beautiful photos from your house! Your morning glorys are beautiful!

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

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

xoxo Valerie
http://valeriehart.com

Annabelle said...

Beautiful magical place you have and that kitty too cute!

Annabelle *~^..^~*

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/

Elizabeth Barczynski said...

Sweet as can be, you've magic everywhere!

Ms Bingles Vintage Christmas said...

Oh, my goodness... Love your "Party" pictures!
Have a boo-tiful afternoon!
Leticia

Spellbound In Salem said...

What a wonderful post. so true about love being a magic spell we cast.

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

Its wonderful to find the magic in our own homes!

im zoe said...

a lovely collection and great post.

i would love you to check out my practical magic post
http://blessedbeeapothecary.blogspot.com/

Cheryl @ Bingle Bears said...

Hi Kelly! I'm finally catching up on the blogs I follow after our vacation, and I just wanted you to know that this was a DELIGHTFUL post!
Heaps of Hugs,
Cheryl

collectingyourself said...

yes...YES! I agree about the house. And my house is the same in that regard. It is where I make magic happen. You have an enchanted home. Thank you for sharing!

http://collectingyourself.wordpress.com/2010/09/27/i-can-feel-the-magic-all-around/

Lynda said...

Awww...I love your post! :) Your cat is adorable and the morning glories are beautiful! Great message too by the way. Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier :)

Sinderella Studio Designs said...

I am ever so slowly working my way to each blog also! Your post is incredible. I love that you passed along the message in your own home! Your photos moving! Definitely conveys your love of your space in life.
thanks for sharing.
dana

Doe: said...

So incredibly and beautifully don! This was exactly what I thought to myself as I've been visiting all the blogs that participated in the Practical Magic blog party! My own house has magic in it as well. I'm going to do what you've done and photograph it so as to notice/remind myself the numerous large and small ways in which I live a magical life!

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