It's Finally Here!

The day is finally here...the Practical Magic blog party has begun!  Click on the link on the right sidebar to visit all of the other blogs participating in the fun! Here is my small tribute to one of my favorite books/movies...

Aaaah, that letter!  Love - in all its forms - is really what the story is all about...

Sally Owens: [Sally's letter to Gillian] Sometimes I feel like there's a hole inside of me, an emptiness that at times seems to burn. I think if you lifted my heart to your ear, you could probably hear the ocean. The moon tonight, there's a circle around it. Sign of trouble not far behind. I have this dream of being whole. Of not going to sleep each night, wanting. But still sometimes, when the wind is warm or the crickets sing... I dream of a love that even time will lie down and be still for. I just want someone to love me. I want to be seen. I don't know. Maybe I had my happiness. I don't want to believe it but, there is no man, Gilly. Only that moon.

Sally Owens: Can love really travel back in time and heal a broken heart? Was it our joined hands that finally lifted Maria's curse? I'd like to think so. But there are some things I know for certain: always throw spilt salt over your left shoulder, keep rosemary by your garden gate, plant lavender for luck, and fall in love whenever you can.


Gillian Owens: You ever put your arms out and spin really, really fast?
Antonia Owens: She does it all the time.
Gillian Owens: She does? Well, that's what love is like. It makes your heart race. It turns the world upside down. But if you're not careful, if you don't keep your eyes on something still, you can lose your balance. You can't see what's happening to the people around you. You can't see that you're about to fall.
Gary Hallet: Did you or your sister kill James Angelov?
Sally Owens: Yeah, a couple of times.

The Aunts always knew when to wipe a tear...and when to party!!

Sally Owens: And I don't want them dancing naked under the full moon!
Aunt Jet Owens: No, of course. The nudity is entirely optional. As you well remember!

Sally Owens: All I want is a normal life.
Aunt Frances Owens: My darling girl, when are you going to realize that being normal is not necessarily a virtue? It rather denotes a lack of courage!

Midnight Margaritas!

Aunt Frances Owens: Eye of newt and toe of frog, wool of bat and tongue of dog.
Aunt Jet Owens: Adder's fork and blindworm's sting,
Aunt Frances Owens: Barbados lime is just the thing.
Aunt Jet Owens: Cragged salt like a sailor's stubble!
Aunt Frances Owens: Flip the switch and let the cauldron bubble!

And oh, how many times I've swooned over THAT HOUSE!

And of Sandra and Nicole...the perfect witchy sisters!

Add a little Practical Magic to your day today!


BLiSsAngELs said...

Thank you for the invite it is lovely to met you...your post is a magical and beautiful tribute to the movie and novel we all love... please pop over when you get time ... Hugs wendy

AlphaBetsy said...

A beautiful post. You used some of my favorite quotes from the film.


Dena Miller said...

Lovely Post!!!! I am so entranced by this movie...I get the chill just thinking about it♥

Anonymous said...

That house, oh yes that house !!!! I loooove it too.
Thank you so much for the lovely party. Have a magical weekend.

Linda said...

I had a great time at your PM party. Isn't that house truly amazing? I know the answer... Thank you for inviting me and sharing. Please visit me:

LuLu Kellogg said...'s lovely to meet you!!

Thank you for sharing your post with all of us to celebrate the magic of Practical Magic!

LuLu Kellogg

Jane K said...

You took my favourite quotes and linked them up to my favourite PM photos, I love your post, it's enchanting.

J x

Barbara said...

Thanks, everyone, for joining the party and for your kind comments! It was so much fun to visit the other blogs and see all of the wonderfully creative posts!

bertie said...

Greetings, Barbara...thanks for stopping by my blog and for your kind words...don't you just love the background of our blogs, but I must admit, yours seems to show up better than mine! I loved your post and saw pictures I haven't seen before...this is just so fun to see how creative everyone is and make new friends. Glad to meet you and hope you will keep visiting as I am continuing alot of new artwork for the upcoming witch's tea party! Blessed be! bertie

Sharon Bakes said...

no matter how many times i watch this moving i fall in love with it all over agian!!.... Midnight margaritas have become the norm with friends when they come and stay with us.

Petunia said...

I never get tired of seeing these pictures! Thank you for sharing and for adding your own touch. And thank you for being part of my party this year :)


Lisa Brawner said...

I jus tlove your blog and the party :) I am going to watch Practical Magic tonight with the lights off and the moon shining thur my windows :) Bright Blessings !!!!!!

Barbara said...

I did that last night, Tribal Horse, and might just do it again!! ;-) Enjoy!

Barbara said...

Anna, thank YOU for hosting such a great party!! xx

Susan said...

so very many of my best loved parts!
Thanks for sharing :)

Ricki Treleaven said...

Hello, I am visiting form the Practical Magic Blog party. :D Don't we all covet that house!!! Nice post!

Melissa said...

Thanks for revisiting some of my fav. scenes from the movie!! Great post!

♥ Melissa @ Melissa's Meanderings