practical magic party!


They're here! They're here!

Remember little Kylie Owens excitedly jumping up and down (broomstick in hand) when she saw the headlights on the cars pulling into the driveway? I felt like that this morning when I checked in on the party and saw the early birds already posting their links. I took a peek at some of them. You are all amazing.

Thank you thank you so much  for allowing me to indulge in something that has been a part of my life for the last 13 years. Finding so many of you that feel the same way and are willing to share your fondness for Practical Magic has been such a wonderful thing. I love that I can create this for you and bring us together to kick off my very favorite time of the year.

Well let's get started then shall we? You're here just in time for breakfast!



You caught me in the middle of mixing up a new brew. We can come back to the Conservatory and check on it later.


Come over to the Parlor. I just whipped up a batch of brownies in case the Aunts stop by after the Solstice celebration. It's never too early for brownies I always say!


A little bit of chocolate and powdered sugar sounds like the perfect way to start a day.


Make sure to take an extra piece with you. I don't want you running out of steam while you're out there on your broom. Feel free to grab a little bit of mint in case the flying gets a little rough.


Now that we're filled up on sweets come with me over to the 'Conservatory'.


I have been going through my bottles and jars,



checking all my supplies and such.



I need to make sure I have everything on hand...


.....in case a certain Dracula cowboy's nasty spirit decides to crash our party.


We remember what happened to him last year don't we ladies?


Perhaps there's something here in Maria Owens' old spellbook.


Come and hear the tale of the beautiful Maria Owens.







It is a sad tale but one also filled with promise, redemption....


...and always, magic.

I think my witches brew is just about done. We might have time for one more brownie before I head out to visit all of you and your fabulous parties.


Thank you so much for joining me today and for loving this movie as much as I do. There will always be a warm spot in my heart for Aunt Frances, Aunt Jet, Gillian and Sally. For that enchanted house filled with "thin bands of lemony sunlight" and the garden where "it was easy to think about possibilities that had never crossed your mind".


In honor of our party I created a mixed media spellbook for Maria Owens. The covers are painted and crackled, then finished with distress ink, beeswax and embellishments.


The book is an accordion style collage with my interpretation of Maria's story. It folds back down into a mini 4x6 book.


The back section has 2 pockets to hold dark spells and wicked charms.


Maria's book is my giveaway along with 6 tags to create your own witches pantry, a beautiful mini box 'book' that holds a yummy Verbena scented soap, in honor of Sally's shop Verbena, and a little bookmark souvenir to remember our party. 

Leave me a comment and let me know you stopped by. I'll pick a winner next Saturday Oct 1.





Please visit as many of the party posts as you can. I know everyone worked so hard to put their posts together and I know it will take me most of this week to get to everyone but I don't want to miss any of you.

You can go back to the Practical Magic party page HERE.

Now if you think you just can't get enough of Autumn come back and join me next month for one last Halloween party.


There's a button up there on the sidebar with a link to the page.

I can't wait to see what you created.
Let me grab one last brownie, a bit of mint and my fancy new broom!

Happy Autumn, a Blessed Mabon and happy blog hopping.




102 comments:

Tamara said...

Anna!! Your post was absolutely beautiful!! You truly did an amazing job. :) And Maria's spellbook! omg I'm drooling! I absolutely positively have to win that! It's unbelievably cool!! Thank you so very much for having this Practical Magic Party...you did a wonderful job. :) xoxoxo

carolochs said...

Beautiful post, Anna! And thank ou so much for hosting this party! WONDERFUL! I hope you keep doing so! {{{hugs}}}

~Carol Ochs :)

Victoria said...

What a gorgeous post Anna! Thank you so much for hosting this party, I'm having a great time going to visit all the participants. And Maria's spellbook is absolutely amazing!!

Blessings,

Victoria from Brushstrokes

cauldronsandbroomsticks said...

Hi Anna, and thanks for the invitation to the Party! *stashing that extra piece of chocolate brownie in my broom-saddle-bag for later and pinning the mint to my top for easier access on the international flying!*

You've made another beautiful blog, and I'm very pleased I came to visit it first of the many I'm going to over this coming weekend. (BTW, if any of your cute herb jars vanish, leave a note on my door, I'll return them sheepishly LOL)

Anyhoo, thanks again for the invitation, and for letting my blog be included...I hope I can only improve my contributions over the coming years to match everyone else's! (Got to have something to aim for after all)

Happy partying! :)

Charlotte

Amy P said...

Anna, you've done a great job here! Amazing tribute to the movie :)

Willow said...

What a wonderful party you are having. Thank you so much. I am enjoying it.

Cindy Craine said...

Oh my dear, what a creative free spirited soul you have! Your blog is one that inspires and leaves me with wonder......."WHY DIDN'T I THINK OF THAT!!!!!!!" I would L-O-V-E to have your spell book. It is divine. I have never made on myself because I have never seen one that inspired me to do so, now I have! Oh must go, I have a smudge of hopefully brownie on the end of my nose, but I hope it did it's "magic" Come visit me, I wrote a witchy poem! xo-cindy

apinkdreamer said...

such a magical post!!!
http://apinkdreamer.blogspot.com/2011/09/magic-blessed-spell-book-practical.html

aw said...

happy mabon! gorgeous post! i loved all the little details... and thank you for the brownies, i was almost out of steam ;) thank you for putting this together, it is absolutely awesome to see so many like minded people. thanks again.

http://awmylifeasiknowit.blogspot.com/2011/09/practical-magic.html

Carousel Dreams said...

What a treat - thankyou so much for having me. I did a special little post over on my blog, and linked to here - I hope you don't mind...your little book is fab! Have a wonderfully witchy weekend x

Karla said...

Oh Anna....I am over enchanted with my visit to your wonderful practical magic blog party. You amaze and bewitch me with your charming spells and the eye candy you have created. The book is a treasure to say the least...thank you for the inspiration on soooo many levels.
Magical hugs and glittery spells....Karla

Cameron said...

That was lovely, Anna....the beautiful pattern on your gorgeous photos....the sweets....watching you work in the conservatory!

...and I was just drooling over that Spellbook!
Thank you so much for having me!

Joane said...

Thank you for hosting the wonderful party! It's the perfect way to kick off the Autumn season. Fly on over to my blog for a Practical Magic giveaway that I'm having, please include me in yours. You do such beatiful work!
Blessings,
Joane
www.ivorypumpkin.blogspot.com

Cindy Craine said...

I just made it through all the posts, I'm too pooped for brownies or midnight margaritas. Great Party and we didn't even have to clean up! Great job-xo-cindy...again

Plumrose Lane said...

Oh Anna, you always throw the most amazing parties and you've really outdone yourself this year! Love the imagery, delicious treats, and gorgeous creation you're giving away ~ thank you SO much!
♥Sharon

Meesh said...

Oh, how beautiful. You created such an amazing spread for your pictures, too. Thanks for hosting this party again; I'm having great fun visiting everyone.

BEAR's Mom said...

5:30 in the morning and i'm totally mesmerized by this post...i took 2 brownies and they were so W.O.N.D.E.R.F.U.L. with my morning brew...
your giveaway is awesome Anna...someone will be very lucky :D BEAR HUGS ~victoria~

Susan said...

Gorgeous post as usual Anna! I love are your magical photos, and the brownies were delightful!
I sooo would love to be the winner of your lovely giveaway, how very beautiful and thoughtful it is!
Thanks once again for holding this magical event, and I look forward to the Witches' tea party! Happy Mabon!
Hugs & BB,
Susan

susanscraps AT comcast DOT net

Karla said...

Anna I worked my way down the list to your bloggy again...I think I will have a brownie and sit and rest for the night...ZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzz

Sara said...

wow what a wonderful post. I am getting fat on brownies, but I dont care they are so lovely. Oh I hope I win the giveaway, what a beautiful book. Looking forward to the tea party you know I will be joining in. Hugs Sara

frances said...

I just found your blog..great idea for a party I will have to join next year..I never realized how many people love the movie,,,I thought it was just me haha Cheers Frances

Incipient Wings said...

It's just Beautiful!& OMG the brownies!!!!
Thank you for doing this again Anna.
you're so talented.
Love how everything looks.
marfi

Kiki aka Victoria said...

Yay Anna...Super-beautiful!!!Such a phenomenal tribute..what a gorgeous adventure you took me on...the photos are amazing..and everything in them..i felt like i was in their house..the colors and softness and lighting..amazing! Your bottles and potions dazzling...the spellbook is exquisite, beautiful and very special..wow!! Thanks for hosting another beautiful year for all of us witchy spirits!The giveaway is fabulous and so generous anmd I'd be thrilled to win!

Have a sparkling day..and thanks again for ALL the magic you share!
Hugs and sparkles my witchy friend!
victoria~

lisa said...

What a great idea you had and I had a wonderful day of putting my post together. I love your post and - it is simply beautiful. I will be returning for your next party for sure!
Hugs,
Lisa

frances said...

Hi again I dont know if I am missing it or what but I cant find the llnks to the party..on your web page I am new to this so maybe things are different can you let me know how to visit the other blogs? Thanks Frances

AlphaBetsy said...

Anna, Thank you for hosting such an amazing party. I'm so glad I could join in this year. Your post is absolutely gorgeous. I hope we can do this again in a year. :)

Betsy

Linda said...

Beautiful job Anna, Your photos take my breath away... I would have liked to attend your party for real. I felt right at home.

LuLu Kellogg said...

This is my first time participating and I am just in awe of all the talent of the Blogs I have already visited. Thank you so much for all the hard work you put into this to bring us all together. Your book is truly amazing and I would love for a chance to win! I am keeping my fingers, toes, eyes, etc crossed! October 1 is my birthday so that would be an awesome prezzie to win!

Happy Autumn!

Cheers!
LuLu Kellogg
coastal.sisters@verizon.net

Hannah said...

Woaw Anna, feels like I've just been on a tour through the Owens house, great job! I will be definately be watching Practical Magic today, it always makes me feel so much better!

Have a wonderful party!
Hannah

maddyrose said...

Anna, this is one of the most beautiful posts I've ever seen. It captures the look and essence of Practical Magic. I've so enjoyed being a part of this experience so thank you for being our hostess.

wickedfaerie said...

What a beautiful Practical Magic Post Party, I love it. I have been visiting so many already, I was up late last night and hope to visit many more this weekend. Please enter me for your lovely book.

Blessings,
Sue

Janet Ghio said...

I love your post. The photos are just beautiful and I adore the spell book. I would love to win it!

Paulette said...

Wow Anna.

Everything is just beautiful!! I love your book and the bottles. I'm feverishly working on my book.
I sat down last night with Hubby and watched the movie. It was wonderful and made me happy and high. I could hardly sleep. And guess what I on an impulse picked up for dessert....that's right Brownies!!
I so wish for a lovely group of ladies, who would live near me, just like Sally and Gillian have to befriend and enjoy each others company. Blessed Be to All,
Paulette

Paulette said...

P.S. I'd love to have your wonderful book!!

Paulette

Edie Schmidt said...

Oh that is just beautiful. You have out done yourself. I love this post! I am having such a great time see all the creativity it is just eye candy. Thanks for having me Anna

Ashlie said...

Anna! Loved the conservatory, and you've given me a few more ingredients to add to my own! ;P I certainly don't want any mysterious toads creeping in... Thank you so much for hosting another bash, and the brownies were especially delightful. The Aunts Im sure would be proud.

Your storybook creation is so lovely as well! What an inspired piece of work; I would love to be chosen in the raffle!

I cant wait to join you for the upcoming Tea Party!

JoAnne said...

Pure magic! What an exquisite post! And that book is amazing Anna!

BLISS angels said...

i have my broom back from the shop, it's full of magic and I'm ready to fly.. first stop to see you dear Anna.. Your post is magical and big thanks for hosting so we could all celebrate our love for thepractical Magic movie and novel..... Hugs wendy

Milady Leela said...

Anna,
Such a lovely and enchanting party post!!!! Yoour pictures are amazing and I love how you create a story for us to imagine. I am in Love with your giveaway!!! I hope it is me who wins this most magical prize.
Much Love,
Dena

Diana (Book of Secrets) said...

The photographs in your post are so beautiful. And those brownies...mouth watering! The Practical Magic Blog Party has been so fun!

Blessings,

Diana @ Book of Secrets
bookofsecrets(at)yahoo(dot)com

Celia said...

Anna....your party was just beautiful and magical!! I just LOVE your spellbook and your potion bottles!!! I sure hope I win!!! Thank you SO much for hosting this party.....you are a fabulous host!!! I can't wait for the Halloween Tea Party!!!

bertie said...

Dearest Anna...first of all...thank you for bringing so much creative joy to us all by hositng this party! Secondly...you are beyond amazing with this post..the pictures and the incredible and I mean, incredible artwork and spellbook! You have the magic touch, dear girl! I am going to try to do a spell that will magically make my name be picked for that spellbook and labels...ofcourse, I know every other little witch here will be doing the same, so I know it will be fair! I WANT TO WIN!!!!! Oh well...even if I don't...you have added so much magic to my life already, I can do nothing but be grateful and wish you to be blessed for doing so...thanks again and see you at the tea party, my pretty! And you little dog, too! cackle.cackle! bertie
www.awildberrywitch.blogspot.com

Faerie Moon Creations said...

Absolutely enchanting post, Anna...as I KNEW it would be. Thank you for hosting the party for the second year - I know how much work you have put into it. Thank you for your friendship and allowing us all to share in the magic of this film. :) And thank you for creating such a magical and beautiful gift for one lucky individual. :) xoxo

Sarah said...

Hi Anna......oh oh oh oh me too jumping up and down!! What a delightful post!! I looooved it! Your blog is stunning as always! Yay brownies for breakfast!!! Thank you so much!!!
Yes please add me to you wonderful giveaway.
Mine is now up and running...between school work, magical children and racoons..I am a bit late to the party..but have arrived..whooot!
Thank you hon for all your hard work!
Hugs, Sarah

Pabkins said...

Oh you are so talented! Yes definitely sign me up to win. I've been hopping around visiting for hours now! My eyes are about to pop out and fingers fall off!!

By the way I want to come live with you - yes you can store me in the cupboard or under the kitchen table...I don't eat much I swear teee heee maybe just all your chocolate!
tlabunski **((gmail))**

Ashling said...

How much fun!!! I love that movie and never knew this blog existed. Thank you for a whimsical break in my day!

Sylvia Smiser said...

Anna,
This was an enchanting post! So wonderful, I enjoyed it very much. Please enter me for a chance to win your wonderful giveaway! I would love to have a bit of your magic in my home! : )
Sylvia
www.anaboocreationsbysylvia.blogspot.com

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

my first time here...and i LOVED every bit of it....

kary

Linda said...

Hi Again Anna, I had to make a return trip to see all of your magic. I just love your spell book. Truly awesome and magical...hope to here from you soon.

Jo said...

Anna, thank you so much for doing this again this year, it's such Fun! Your post here and blog are just gorgeous! Thank you also for the opportunity to win one of your fabulous creations. Happy 2nd Annual Practical Magic Blog Party! Hope you’ll drop by: http://digginaround.blogspot.com/2011/09/practical-magic-blog-party-post.html

Moncha said...

What a wonderful party. Such magical pictures.
Great giveaway too. I love the spellbook.
Have a magical weekend.

Theresa N. said...

Love the pictures and post I feel so at home.
Theresa N
weceno(at)yahoo(dot)com

Shimmerlings said...

Absolutely beautiful post! It's such a pleasure to be able to be part of the blog party and see everyone's creations. Your idea for the spellbook is amazing, I love the vintage touch and have decided I definitely need a special herb pantry of my own, lol. Have a lovely and magical weekend!
~Angela

Magaly Guerrero said...

I would NEVER forget this party, but a witchy accordion book would still be a lovely party favor! Thanks for sharing the loveliness and I'm crossing my fingers for the giveaway ;-)
magalyguerrero @ live . com

Rinni's Playground said...

Your Magic is beautiful, of course! I'm having SO much fun blog hopping, it's such a pleasure to be included in this party this year! My birthday is Oct 1st, oh it would be a dream to win your giveaway!! *wink wink* I also have a giveaway going on right now. I hope you get a chance to stop by and check out my post. ;)

Tammy said...

What a lovely post and wonderful giveaway. Thanks so much for sharing it with us :)

Melissa said...

How wonderfully creative! You put me to shame...if I had only a fraction of that creativity! A simply magical post!!

Sue said...

By far my most favorite post of the blog party. I just love your mixed media spell book inspired by Maria Owens. Thank you SO much for hosting this blog party - I hope to join in with a post of my own next year :) In the mean time, I think I'll pop the movie in the DVD player, brew some tea and dream of magic!

Hugs,
Sue
mymotherspearls.me

Dragonfly said...

Anna I'm having such a magical time at your party, not half way through visiting everyone yet but I'll get there, I don't want to miss a thing.

Your post is enchantingly wonderful, love your photos and the book, ooh that is to dream about. I've already got several ideas and recipes from other blogs I want to try and now you've give me another project, so happy.

frith and wishes
Jane xx

everymagicalday said...

Anna, you're blog party is like a holiday unto itself. I spend as much time looking forward to it as I looked forward to my birthday when I was a little witchlet. Your Maria Owens book is stunning and your scene photography is as enchanting as ever! Thank you for hosting such a fabulous event! Happy blog party weekend and Happy Autumn!

Krista @ The Random Dabbler said...

Thank you for having such a great idea and hosting this party! i was glad to be able to join in the fun this year...your post and pictures are just awesome!

Barbara said...

Absolutely stunning! Your post is a work of art! This is my first PM party, and it's been so inspirational to visit the other blogs and look at all the amazing work ~ thank you!!

The spellbook is *incredible* ~ I would LOVE to win!

xx
Barbara
blackambermoon@gmail.com

Tricia said...

Goodness me Anna! I loved your post and your heart felt comments about the movie. I couldn't agree more! Isn't it wonderful how a story will touch all of us so much? I loved your post and I can't thank you enough for putting this all together! It is wonderful!
I would simply faint if I were to win your fabulous book! PLEASE enter me! I will keep everything crossed until then.
Thank you again Anna,
Tricia Fountaine

Carrie Wachter~Martinez said...

Hi Anna! You have created such an enchanted space here, and I am so happy to find your blog and the blog party! Your photos are just so beautiful, and the book is incredible! I will be following your blog...thanks so much for all of the inspiration. Blessings on the Equinox <3

...Carrie...

TheFairyyellowbugQueen said...

Anna this is so beautiful. Just precious. I can smell the chocolate and mint right through the computer screen! I couldn't join in the party due to computer woes but am able to blog hop and what a great event this is! Well last month in a second hand shop I came across the movie in mint (ahem!) condition so I quickly purchased it and have watched it twice and am about to pop it into the dvd player in about one nanno second! Love this post! *smiles* Norma

collectingyourself said...

Delightful party. Thank you for being such a gracious hostess. I love that we both created special books. I know this story from the movie, but it was birthed into a book first. I look forward to this every year. With gratitude, Rae
http://collectingyourself.wordpress.com/2011/09/24/practical-magic-by-moonlight/

magikalseasons said...

Hi Anna wishing you a beautiful Autumn as well! Thank you for the invite to your Magical Party what lovely way to kick off my Favorite season & celebrate my favorite movie.The book you created is just enchanting! Becca

Melanie Statnick said...

Beautiful blog! I love your art work!! very inspiring..Thank you for sharing..come visit me..

Misty said...

Your blog is beautiful!! Thanks for giving us the opportunity and also for sharing a little of your witchy side! Take care!!

Kim said...

Thank you so much for putting this together. Your post is beautiful and the spell book is truly magical!

Ashley said...

Just stumbled onto your magical page with delight!! I'm really enjoyed your post and am excited to check out everyone else's posts in the blog party!! Maybe next year I'll take part in the festivities!! ;-)

openid said...

Your photos are gorgeous--perfectly Practical Magic! And the mixed media book is divine!

Thanks for the brownie, and for hosting such a lovely event. I'm so glad I participated!

Alyssa
alyssagoodnight.com

Andréann said...

I love the booklet! thanks for the opportunity to win it!

thanks for organizing this all, Anna. We had a lot of fun!

bobbie said...

What a wickedly delightful book!! Thanks for the chance to win it!!

Birgit said...

As always your photos are pure magic. It's like leafing through an exquisite coffee table book...

I also simply adore your mixed media spellbook. That's such a great idea -- and your project is perfection once again. Amazing job -- and thanks for the chance to give it a good new home.

Oh, and THANKS for organizing the party in the first place!

Magical Times,
Birgit

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Anna, your post is absolutely *gorgeous*. I love it! I am emailing the link to my daughter. The spell book you made is so pretty. I love your style as an artist! I am an artist, too, and I wish I had known about your party sooner because I would have painted something in honor of it! My chosen medium is oils. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I appreciate your kind comments about my post. ;D

Thanks so much for hosting this party, and I already know what I will be painting (and posting) for next year's party *hint, hint* ;P

Blessings!
Ricki Jill

Sylvia said...

Swoooooosh...still flying about, enjoying everyones margaritas..hiccup...oh excuse me...giggle...having lots of fun in my first practical magic party. Everyone has been so magically gracious...glad you captured one of those nasty toads...they come and go around here.

Gotta fly..will take a brownie or two for the road...maybe it'll help with the margaritas...put a lime in the coconut..hmmmm...

Byeeeeeeee
Sylvia

Thanks for hosting such a FUN blog party, I so enjoyed getting ready for it. Now for the tea party!!!

Buccaneers and Ball Gowns said...

Oh my goodness, your party was simply delightful! Everything was so lovely and you definitely have that Practical Magic look and spirit down! Thank you bunches for being such a wonderful party hostess.

pchickki said...

What a fun and wonderful post. Thanks for sharing .

CIELO said...

Ahhhh, I'm late!! I tell you... it was such an ordeal to get into my witch's attire (couple of extra pounds) and then I couldn't find my witchy poo boots anywhere... on top of that, my broom flew the night sky before me... so alas, couldn't come! Maybe next time I'll pay more attention to the signs on the sky so I can have everything ready and be here on time! ;) Oh oh, now that I see some new stars forming in the sky, I think that means another party coming up, right? Oh I so hope so! I would love to participate next time!

Cielo

Eden Clare ArtfulFairyTales said...

oh my gosh...
is it every beautiful here!
thanks a bunch for your sweet sentiments!
i shall come again...and soon to visit
this very, very pretty place you have created!
xoxo EdenClare

Sandi said...

Wow lady!! Amazing post! I love it. Those labels are divine. I wish mine were more witchy. My labels are plain but I do have the magickal properties of each herb on them. Helpful but not beautiful! Lol Great job!

SANDI

B'ham said...

May I come live in your World ?
For it truly looks to be an Enchanting place !!

This blog party was my first one Ever... and I so hope I got to visit with every-one. The posts have been such an effort of Love.
Love of the PM book, Love of the PM movie... and a shared Love of friendship and Sisterhood !! Witchy or Otherwise !!

Anna, you have my most Sincere Appreciation for making this a true party... It has been such a Gift.

Bless,
Karen
p.s.
There will be the 3rd Annual Party next year ?
Right ?
Please ?!?

Bird said...

Anna,
Thank you very much for hosting this amazingly fun and magical blog party. I'm delighted you started doing these and I plan on being a part of them every year and next year having a giveaway on my blog for it as well. :-) Your post is absolutely delightful and I just loved loosing myself in the photos and your commentary as your post went along.

I hope you have had a truly magical and wonderful PM party weekend.

Oh, yes, and please enter me in your giveaway for the beautiful spell book you made for Maria Owens and all the goodies in it, too. Thank you so much. :-)

Bright blessings,
Bird
hedgewitchbird@gmail.com
http://birdsearthyspirit.blogspot.com/

Sarah said...

Great party! Thank you for hosting.
sarahdjerfi@gmail.com

Carlene said...

What a wonderful post, Anna. If I had a blog, I would have posted a party post, too. But flying from blog to blog is pretty fun, too.
Love the book! Some witch is going to be very lucky :)
Carlene

Queenie Believe said...

Thanks for such a fun party, your beautiful post and the brownies...yummy!
Have a great day and magical autumn,
Queenie

cmoh said...

Love love love your PM post, but I knew I would! Maria Owen's spell book is sublime and I so want a brownie right now (good thing I alwasy keep a mix on hand, after all what else would a witch do??? ;)

I ahve had such a good time creating and visiting all the PM posts, thank you so much for hosting, imagining and contiuing this tradition. I've already got ideas for next year!

Please enter me in your devine giveaway!
Have a wonderfully witchy day
Caroline

Magic Gypsy said...

What a beautiful post and delicious brownies! Maria's book is magical!

Que Bella said...

What a gorgeous party! Your photos are amazing. I sooooo want to eat all of those delicious brownies... but I won't! Thanks for throwing this blog party! Michelle

rachelsmith133 said...

Such a gorgeous gorgeous party. Your photos are magical. :-)

Thank you so much for hosting such a wonderful party, I'm really enjoying going round and reading everybodies posts (still not finished yet).

xxxx

Wandering Gypsie said...

Beautiful post! I loved every bit of it! Thank you for being such a gracious host!! I'll definitely want to join in again next year!

*cheers*

MJ Ornaments said...

Hi Anna,
What a fun party, I love all your pics and potions.
Take care,
Martha

Avie said...

So sad that I missed out this year! I will definitely be having a browse through everyones' posts though - such a lovely tradition. Brightest blessings. xx

Diane MacNaughtan * Dianie Mac * said...

Hi Anna,
I loved visiting your practical magic party finally! My broom has been going everywhere except to the parties. I am so glad I finally could stop by.
Your decor is wickedly lovely!I feel right at home,
Such a warm and cozy place for a witch to relax and cure a sweet tooth.. I didn't want to leave, but there are other practical magic places to visit, and well you know, while the brooms cooperating I must fly on!!!

Hugs,
~Diane

Toriz said...

This was an awesome post!

There were a lot of awesome posts in the blog party, actually!

Wendy said...

My dear Witchy sister,
How delightful it was to sit for a spell. The brownies were scrumptiuous and I so enjoyed the story of Maria. What a tragically delicious tale. I have soo missed the fun with the aunts over the Hot summer. It was such fun to visit with you and those two lovelies and I do hope the gals are staying out of trouble, ..no more dead vampire cowboys..well I am off to visit all the parties you inspired. Be back to chat soon though....have the kettle on and save a brownie....Do stop by on your flight...The sisters are waiting

Mina said...

Oh Anna, you are such an enchanting little fairy of sorts, flying around sprinkling your magical stardust on all you touch. Your party is simply splendid. I love the images you created, they leave me spellbound. And that book, oh my goodness! What a treasure. Please enter my name in your beautiful giveaway. May your days always be filled with magic, my friend. Mina

Marissa Moondaughter said...

So So SO Beautiful! Thank you for putting this together, lovely Anna!

Wicked Blessings,
Marissa Moondaughter

A Magical Whimsy said...

Thank you for having this very enchanting remembrance for 'Practical Magic'. I think all of us as women, can relate to the aunties, and Sally and Gillian. I would love to dress like the aunties everyday! I love dressing up!
Your creation of Maria's spell book, is in itself spellbinding.
You are so generous in your giveaway.
Please enter me in your drawing.
Magical wishes abound~
Teresa in California

Snail Grrl said...

I hope Im not too late for the drawing for your beautiful book!

im zoe said...

Such pretty post! yet again its been another amazing party! cant wait for next years maybe a PM swap would be fun also?!

Zoe x
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