Practical Magic Blog Party 2010

"My darling girl. When are you going to realize  that being normal is not necessarily a virtue. It rather denotes a lack of courage!"

That's one of my favorite quotes which happens to be from my all time favorite movie. I loved the book Practical Magic from the time I first read it. When I heard a movie was being made about it I couldn't wait. Then when Victoria Magazine featured the house created for the movie I was absolutely in love and by the time I saw the movie on opening day at the very first matinee I was obsessed.

Even if the movie was quite different from the book I still loved it. Not just the story and the characters but THAT house! Oh I loved that house. The white carpenter Gothic Victorian with its creamy vanilla, golden honey and buttery sage palette was brilliant! Of course these women with their fabulous clothes and history could only live in such an enchanting house.

After I did a post on this issue of Victoria I realized that lots of people still love the movie. Ages ago I had a Practical Magic website (Verbena) and even then I was amazed at how many people were practically obsessed with it. I thought why not have a Practical Magic blog party! And my bloggy friend Justina who also loves the movie (and who happened to do a Practical Magic post almost the same time I did) thought it was a great idea and we put our witchy heads together and with encouragement from even more PM fans we did it!

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Today I'm happy to announce the first Practical Magic blog party to celebrate this spellbinding film! We created a separate site just for the party and set it for September 25....a very witchy date I might add being the first Saturday after the first Autumn full moon!

Get out your blender, dust off your spellbook and make room around your kitchen table. If you love Practical Magic join me and Justina from La Boheme Magique. You're welcome to share your Practical Magic inspired story, art, fashion, garden, decor or real live party.

Where you inspired to decorate your home in the Owens style? Did you collect outfits to get the Sally, Gillian or the Aunts look? Perhaps you've created jewelry, a recipe or art inspired by Practical Magic or would you like to share an actual Practical Magic themed party? We'd love to see it all.

There are lots more ideas over on the party page and if you have questions feel free to email either one of us. You can grab the party button from my sidebar here or when you visit our page.

We put our hearts (in true Owens fashion) into putting this party together because we're both very passionate about this film. It's inspired so many women and though it's been over a decade since the movie came out there is no shortage of blogs and websites dedicated to it. We're hoping to bring everyone together that's been enchanted by Practical Magic to share, reminisce, create and of course party!

Here's the link to our party page.
Just leave a comment there and we'll add you to the list.


Anonymous said...

Yeay!!!!! I love it! HUGE PM fan in the house! I will eagerly await until the days gets here. Let me know if you need help with anything.

Anonymous said...

Ok, how much of a geek am I that I had to write a post about it on my

Sinderella Studio Designs said...

Anna, I have not seen the movie - but will be finding it this weekend. I love magic and Stockard Channing! Can't wait to see where this takes me!

Bossy Betty said...

Wonderful quote indeed!!

Celia said...

YAY!!!!! I'm so excited!! I posted about it on my blog.....I can't wait! I will be joining this blog party with all my magical bells on!!!!

Debbie's L'Bri said...

I like the quote at the top of the page.

Sinderella Studio Designs said...

Anna, I have managed to get the button link on my blog ... amazing! I want the house! This is going to be super fun!
cheers, dana

apinkdreamer said...

i 've seen the movie several times!!! i also saw the house on magazine!!! i'm obsessed about it!!!
occasionally on my blog i post spells!
of course i'll join!!!
will you make a list for the participants?

Maggie said...

I just love the movie "Practical Magic!" And a PM blog party sounds just wonderful! What a great idea! And you're so right: the house is just splendid!

Justina said...

I couldn't have said it all better myself, my dearest cohost Anna!
I can't wait!!

faerwillow said...

~stumbled over from justina blog and invite...a magical moment its sounds to be! hopefully we will be in town and i shall join along...warm wishes and brightest blessings~

Arijonia-Tales from the Deep South said...

I love a blog that makes me smile when I visit, and yours is one of those...
I LOVE the movie PM! I own it on DVD and VHS! :) And I've seen it a million times! it's oe of those movies that you just can't get enough of.
I'm so thrilled to be a part of this PM party and I'm glad someone is doing one in the PM theme.... it's about time!!!!

Stampinmama said...

I signed up for the party and thought I had seen PM before but I thought I would refresh--well it was karma for me to sign up --because I had never seen the movie before BUT after watching it I totallly LOVED IT!!!!
Very excited