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Saturday, September 25, 2010

Time for Midnight Margaritas!

Welcome to my little broom in the Practical Magic Blog Party! Like the other 'witches' here, Practical Magic is one of my favourite movies. Love it. And happy days, it 'appened to be on telly last weekend (although I have it on DVD!) Of course daughter and I watched it and took delight in dancing round the lounge at the appropriate scenes! It also has a special place in my heart because it was the first movie my husband (of now 10 years) saw.... our second date.  Sssshhh, don't tell anyone, but we met via a self-inflicted Practical Joke... as a lark I put an add in a singles magazine.... it cost me $5.00, and as soon as I read G's letter, I knew it was him.... before I looked at his photo, or even met him.  And he purchased the magazine ONLY because the one he wanted at the time wasn't available while he was holidaying at a small seaside town!  How's that!  Practically Magic, I say....

My litle 'homage' to the splendiferous-ness of this movie is twofold.....the first takes the form of a journal book/scrapbook ... sadly a little incomplete - I show here only some completed pages, others need a bit of dazzle, and I have purposely left pages blank to fill in after the blog party event. These pages will record 'what the blog party was about' and also list the blogs of all the participants.... and there is a lot of them... US! Here is my cover (doesn't she look and dance likeGilly) and an inner page of "The House"...
Oh... all the journal pics are two photos stitched together to be more blog friendly.... 

The second is a collection of jewellery I have made, inspired by the movie. I love vintage, and in all honesty, my favourite characters in the movie are the Aunts (I've loved Stockard Channing since I saw her in Grease, in the 70s (while I was wearing my kid jammies in the family stationwagon at the drive-in, with mum and dad!), and Diane Wiest is such a delightfully serene and graceful soul, she just rocks!) They looked fab in the movie, I loved their clothes, and have taken inspiration from them.
Here is "The Letter" Sally wrote, with a locket I made from brass findings, and olive pearls.  On the right is a creation of silver, with purple glass pearls and crystal bicones. 

The scrapbook contains photos and quotes from the movie, as well as inspirational graphics and words I found on the internet.  Here is a necklace inspired by one of Aunt Jet's dresses... a string of Pink Champagne Pearls with Aurora Borealis  Crystal Bicones, with a silver Pearl  vintage clasp. I can see her wearing this one....


Finally, a page with a recipe for "Love"... this brass necklace is inspired by the herbs and garden goodies our witchy women use in their potions.... and lotions.  Also, the final words of the movie.... a wonderful blessing for anyone at anytime, but a fitting end to my inspiration journal.  The bracelet I made is of amethyst stone, on copper.  I love my base metals, and working with copper.  Witches are close to the earth, and this bracelet makes me feel a little closer too.

For a full listing of witches and women at the blog party, please visit the Anna And Justina at the host's table....there are over 200 at the party!  WOW... Women ROCK! I  hope you've enjoyed your visit with me on this wonderful broom-ride across the bloggy cosmos. Enjoy the rest of your ride, and goodness always..... and remember..... "Hold on to your Husbands"!

35 cared to share!:

Kelly said...

Hi Paulene!!! I love your post!! I love the PM too. I think it's going to be interesting to see everyone's take on the movie/book.

I'm a follower now...I look forward to reading about your creations!! :D

Softpencil said...

What beautiful projects Pauline! I really enjoyed your post! ;)

Susan's crafty chaos said...

What a fabulous post! The book is a beautiful idea, I do hope you'll share more pages with us when it's finished?
And your jewellery is stunning, I'm in awe of your talents. Thanks so much for helping to make the Practical Magic blog party fun :D

Crafty's Cuppa Coffee said...

Hello! and Merry Meet! Such a lovely visit. Thank You for sharing your fabulous creations. Enjoy the party & this Witchy season!
~Danae <(:0) aka 'Crafty'

Healing Woman said...

Loved seeing your jewelery and other creations and really enjoyed the lovely story of how you and your husband met~Serendipity!

BLISS angels said...

Wonderful jewelery thank you for sharing and your comments on my blog it's very nice to meet a fellow witch... have to go spells are brewing... good spells Wendy at blissangels

apinkdreamer said...

wonderful post!!!!

Kelly said...

What a great post! My husband was a blind date I didn't want to go on...and neither did he. I couldn't stand him either. 21 years later, we are still blissfully happy!

I adore the locket, I love lockets and green pearls anyway. I want it! XD

Thank you for the great post! Have a magical day!

Hugs, Kelly
www.blondheart.blogspot.com

judie said...

what a fab post, love all the gorjuss works going on here

hugs
judie xx

Samantha Marshall said...

Hi Pauline,
I love all your beautiful creations for the party!!! Yes, what a magical way for you and your husband to meet!!

Lisa said...

So nice. What a fun way to meet your honey. :)

Kathy said...

Hello Pauline!
Very creative and very fun! Hope you have a terrific day,
Kathy

Carol said...

Wonderful post, Pauline! I love all of your crafty goodies! What a clever gal you are! Thanks for sharing!

~Carol :)

cocinadiary said...

Wonderful creations! Just beautiful. Enjoy the party! Angie

Betty Boo! said...

Pauline,

Thank you so much for the warm and thoughtful comment. I am touched by your thoughts and prayers.

Betty

Celia said...

Love this!!! I love the jewelry! What a creative scrapbook! Fantastic! Thanks for visiting me and for inviting me over to your party!

Sara said...

Wow... love this post. Hope you are having a magical day. xx

Leanne said...

oh I also love the aunts & I didn't pick Stockard Channing was from Grease until your post.

Love Leanne

Melz said...

I love the idea of leaving pages open for the "after party" :) Beautiful designs!

Lenora said...

I love that - hold on to your husband! hee hee! Magical Post! If you care come and join us for ours! More Practical Magic at Practical Magic - How To Make A Magic Wand
http://lenorita-lenoramoore.blogspot.com/2010/09/practical-magic-blogparty-2010.html

Shaiha said...

You are so creative! I really love the idea of a scrapbook to remember this blog crawl by.

Be sure to stop by my blog for my giveaway.
http://shaihasramblings.blogspot.com/

Brightest Blessings!

belindaschneider said...

ooooh, what wonderful and magical journal pages you created. the jewelry fits just perfectly!!
sending sparkles

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

I'm a bit late getting here but... Thank you for your Practical Magic post.

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

Lynda said...

I loved your post :) And i LOVE your jewelry! I really love those necklaces that were inspired by the aunts. Thanks for stopping by my page :) May your home always be blessed with magic.

Designs by Blanche said...

Pauline - what a delightful story! Isn't love just wonderful? Your book and your jewelry are just awesome! I really like the amethyst bracelet!
Thanks for sharing the little bit of witch in you!

-Blanche

Scrap Vamp said...

Thanks so much for the wonderful post and sharing your creativity! I had fun at your blog party and hope you'll visit me, too!

http://scrapvamp.blogspot.com

Faerie Moon Creations said...

Thank you so much for visiting with me! SORRY I am late to the party. You did a wonderful job - and your creations are most lovely. Thank you for sharing in the joy of Practical Magic! Theresa

Linda said...

A really great idea. Your ideas are wonderful. Love the jewely and your interpertation. Please visit me:
momentsinaneye.blogspot.com

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/

Elysian Field Originals said...

Wonderful party post! Brightest Blessings!

Aimee Jeffries said...

Flying through for the Practical Magic Blog Party, great post! Love stories with happy endings are the best :)

annabelle said...

Oh I would say that there is only one word for that date....magic!
Such a lovely story and I adore the locket and pages you created, beautiful! Thanks for the hospitality , had a great visit with you.
~^..^~ * Annabelle

cottagebeachhouse said...

Very pretty amethyst bracelet, I'll bet that would make a perfect talisman. I love the story of meeting your hub as a practical joke. So cute!

Penny said...

What a wonderful magical post. Your amethyst bracelet is lovely.

Thank you for sharing.

Brightest Blessings,
Penny

Susan said...

What a great post and LOVELY creations!! I love especially the first necklace of purple and black!
hope you visit me (todays the last day you have til midnight tonight)
http://piecesoffatesusan.blogspot.com/

Peace,
Susan