Friday, September 23, 2011

Practical Magic Blog Party 2011



Practical Magic Blog Party


I am so excited to participate in the Practical Magic Blog Party.  I loved both the book (written by Alice Hoffman) and the movie, and I will start my post with the ending of the book:

"There are some things, after all, that Sally Owens  knows for certain:


Always throw spilled salt over your left shoulder.

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Keep rosemary by your garden gate.

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Add pepper to your mashed potatoes.

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Plant roses and lavender for luck.

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Fall in love whenever you can."

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I wanted to celebrate the conservatory, or greenhouse, from the movie. I have always wanted a conservatory of my own, so in the spirit of the movie, I have created my own conservatory on our glass-topped dining room table.

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In the movie, the greenhouse's purpose is to make candles and grow plants for spells.

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I used many glass and crystal containers from around the house because the Owens had tons of glass and plants in their conservatory.  I also added plants and plenty of white candles.  I love white candles!


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I do have a tiny greenhouse ;P

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Here is a photo of the greenhouse from the movie:

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Isn't it a dream!


Here is my take on this photo:


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I hope you will join the Practical Magic party hosted by Frosted Petunias.



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Linking to:



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Until next time...

Fall in love whenever you can!
Ricki Jill

90 comments:

  1. I think I just fell in love with your dining room! WOW, it is absolutely breath taking! I bow to the master!

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  2. Oh my goodness...look at this! You've really outdone yourself Ricki. It all looks so beautiful.

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  3. Ricki Jill This is gorgeous, I had better get going on my decor. Of course you have the most beautiful collections!

    I adore you painting above!

    xoxo
    Karena
    Art by Karena

    Do come and enter my Giveaway from the Jose Esteves Collection at Interieurs!

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  4. I'm reading one of her books right now. How cool. I really need to read Practical Magic and then virtually attend this party.

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  5. Ricki Jill...I am in dream land...this is FANTASTIC!!!

    Just jaw dropping gorgeous!
    I love it!...and the photo's in candlelight,words can't express!!

    Blown away with the photo's and your amazing post.The paintings of the girls...BEAUTIFUL!

    Have a wonderful weekend!!
    ~Jo

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  6. Oh boy! I just fall in love with the pictures Ricki. It's so magical!!! I love it. and your little greenhouse, I would love to have one.

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  7. Brava Ricki!!!Il tuo tavolo sembra proprio quella della serra del film!Baci,Rosetta

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  8. How lovely, Ricki! I love the glow of candles and the mix on the table. It's like being in Fantasy land....Christine

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  9. Beautiful Ricki Jill! I love Practical Magic, and your take on the greenhouse is gorgeous :D

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  10. Lovely vignettes! Your decor is just beautiful and I especially love the photos with just the glow of the candles.

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  11. Oh my goodness sweetie this is such a gorgeous post. Well done, beautiful. I wish I was there to dance around the table with you. I love practical magic too. One of my favorites.Hugs and wishes for a joy filled weekend.

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  12. WOW Absolutely gorgeous pic's
    Love the candles glowing (spooky)
    and all of your pretty treasures too
    You got it spot on great job !!!!
    Very magical
    xxoo
    Pam

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  13. Oh my goodness, you did a splendid job with that. Your "conservatory" is gorgeous. Romantic, warm, inviting, and very, very magical.

    I hope you will also visit me for my post on the PM party as well.

    Loved your post!
    Bird
    http://birdsearthyspirit.blogspot.com/

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  14. Your pictures are just breathtaking! Honestly, I wouldn't mind having your greenhouse in my house! I do so love the greenhouse in the movie . . . it's a dream . . . sigh . . .

    Thank you so much for sharing and have a grand time visiting all the participants!

    Blessed Be,
    Tereza
    http://www.iheartthegoddess.com

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  15. I love your conservatory/dining room table. What a lovely post. You did a fantastic job.

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  16. Fabulous and what fun too!!

    Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

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  17. I am so very glad you joined in.
    I may be "borrowing" some of your ideas for the next Halloween party I am joining.

    Beautiful photos of everything.

    You can find my post http://dogsmom.wordpress.com/2011/09/23/could-the-witches-next-door-be-neighbors-too/

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  18. I seriously should learn not to be amazed at the depth of your talent, stunning. LOVE the idea of bringing a book/movie to life like this.

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  19. This looks amazing Ricki Jill
    I especially love the darker shots.
    and the pic from the movie is a fab piece to be inspired by!
    Have fun with it all :)
    Amy

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  20. Hi Ricki Jill,
    I saw the movie a long time ago...Now you've made me want to watch it again :-) Everything looks lovely. Love, love, love candles. Wishing you a wonderful weekend.

    Hugs and Kisses,
    ♥Ana

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  21. Beautiful! I love the conservatory too...it's my favorite part of the house! I dream of having one of my own one day.....nothing wrong with dreaming.

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  22. I love that movie and your interpretation is perfect. You must have had so much fun doing that. I would have loved to see it in person.

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  23. I love the conservatory, too. And I love how you re-created it in your dining room. Beautiful pictures! Thanks for sharing, Michelle

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

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  24. Lovely! I think your rendition of the movie's greenhouse is just as beautiful as the one in the movie.

    I too was inspired by this photo when putting together my party it is just so stunning!

    Love what you did!
    Caroline

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  25. I love your photos! The conservatory is my favorite spot in the house, too. I wish for one of my own, someday, also.

    Victoria at Brushstrokes

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  26. Hi Ricki,

    Oh, you are so good at creating the spirit of the movie right in your living room! I LOVE all the photos (and white candles, too).

    Magical Times,
    Birgit

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  27. Fall in love whenever you can, indeed! I fall in love with my darling Piano Man every day and every minute, and I pray I live many years so that I can fall in love with him again, and again.

    Thanks for this wonderful post. And I LOVE your tiny greenhouse!

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  28. P.S. I began to follow you and have stolen your button. I must read someone who chooses a daisy as her icon ;-)

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  29. I'm in LOVE with your dining room table!!! Those white roses on the glass table is just...
    WOW!

    cassandra
    http://monkeycstars.blogspot.com/

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  30. Very Magical and lovely to look at! Beautiful!

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  31. Love the white roses (a personal favourite) and the mini glasshouse is adorable!
    Thanks for sharing!

    Charlotte :)

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  32. I love your post! I love how you recreated the scene in the greenhouse! You did a great job. This is my first visit and I'll be back as Arnold says!

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  33. A beautiful party you are having. Love how you have set your dining room up.

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  34. WONDERFUL work, I KNOW you just hated to dismantle that! So verrrrrry PRETTY! thanks for sharing :)
    be well and be blessed,
    Susan

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  35. Beautiful! Thank you for swinging by my blog and PM post.

    Blessings,
    K. Michele

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  36. Oh how lovely! Your miniature conservatory setting is perfection. Stop by and have a magical cookie or two with me.
    Hugs,
    Lisa

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  37. I had a lovely time visiting your party. Photos are very well done and I would love to visit your house. Beautiful. Please visit me when you can:
    momentsinaneye.blogspot.com

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  38. I love your images and your blog!!! Just great so glad I flew by. Have a magical day

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  39. Lovely posting! Come by for some puddin n pie...

    http://georgie-hornpuddinnpie.blogspot.com/2011/09/tag-tuesday-and-giveaway.html

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  40. This is an absolutely dreamy & beautiful tablescape, Ricki Jill! I just love all the glass and candles. Now I am adding another book to my reading list.
    :) CAS

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  41. Such a beautiful, creative post! I just loved it! (I adore the novel!) Happy 2nd Annual Practical Magic Blog Party! Hope you’ll drop by: http://digginaround.blogspot.com/2011/09/practical-magic-blog-party-post.html

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  42. What a wonderful post !!! I love your conservatory. All the candles and glass. It is great.
    Have a magical weekend.

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  43. Gorgeous! I love it. :D
    You know white candles promote a feeling of peace, serenity, and health...and seeing those pics, I feel like I could just snuggle up to your room and contentedly cat-nap there all weekend! Heeheee....

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  44. Stunning post. Love your take on the party theme and the beautiful glass ware table you made up. The conservatory is one of my favourites as well.

    frith
    J x

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  45. Absolutely beautiful photos, I love the conservatory you created in your own home for the post. Simply beautiful! Thanks for sharing :-)

    Angela @ Shimmerlings

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  46. I love your table scape, tis wonderfully beautiful! I hope you can fly over to my post and check it out. :)

    http://rinnisplayground.blogspot.com/2011/09/magic-is-practical-ode-to-practical.html

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  47. Hello there! You did a great job of recreating that tablescape and I really enjoyed your post! I hope to see you over at my blog and hope you will enter the giveaway for one of my spiced cinnamon and beeswax witch lanterns! blessed be! bertie
    www.awildberrywitch.blogspot.com

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  48. Very pretty! I love the conservatory too! It's one of my favorite rooms in the whole house!

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  49. Beautiful pictures, thank you for sharing. Love & light Trace )O(

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  50. So beautiful... I would never want to take it down. Thank you for sharing the beauty.

    Blessings
    Betsy

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  51. This is just lovely! Those are some of my favorite quotes from the movie! I adore the conservatory and you did a marvelous job replicating it! I love your Guy Wolffe pot - their gorgeous and I love white candles too! Hope you have a marvelous weekend,
    Kathy

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  52. Truly beautiful!! Your conservatory is every bit as magical and divine as the Aunts. There's just something about glass and candlelight that draws us in. I think we share a love for the same room :) Thank you so much for creating this beautiful post and sharing with everyone! I had a lovely visit.

    Anna

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  53. It's beautiful. You did a wonderful job.
    Rebecca

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  54. what a magical post! thanks so much!!!!
    http://apinkdreamer.blogspot.com/2011/09/magic-blessed-spell-book-practical.html

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  55. Woweee your dining room looks gorgeous. I love how you've set out your own little garden room table, it looks amazing. Plus the photo of the rosemary in your garden is lovely.

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  56. My, what a lovely dining room! It is magical! Currently our dining room seems to be the place to drop everything that has to go into our travel van. LOL!

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  57. Amazing job. This place looks every bit as enchanted as the conservatory!

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  58. You captured the essence of the conservatory wonderfully! Love it!!

    ♥ Melissa @ Melissa's Meanderings

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  59. Ooooh how beautiful! I love the tall candle/candle holder you have in front of the little greenhouse. It is so pretty. May your journey be blessed!

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  60. Such a lovely Practical Magic post!!!! You did a wonderful job with this - your table design is just enchanting!

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  61. Thankyou for visiting my practical magic post...you have done a beautiful job of your 'conservatory' - so pretty, thankyou for sharing.

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  62. What a beautiful tribute to an incredible space - lovely job!!

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  63. I love your mini greenhouse! Ugh, that indoor garden in the movie just kills me every time. The whole kitchen/dining/conservatory area is divine.

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  64. Wow...gorgeous post..what a beautifully enchanting experience...your space is fabulous and charming!Thanks for this magical tribute!
    yay!
    Victoria

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  65. My apologies for the delay in thanking you so much for dropping by my PM party post and for your kind words! Flying about on a broom is more tiring than I remember :o)

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  66. I wanted to come back and see what you were talking about and I can see why you got so many comments. This is beautiful and so well thought out to fit the theme! It must have been just glorious to see it in person with the candles all glowing!

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  67. Ok this was truly magical Ricki! I am bowing my head to you now...absolutely gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  68. I've always wanted a conservatory too. Lovely! Blessings, Lisa

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  69. Girl, you did good...AMAZINGLY BEAUTIFUL! So pretty!!!

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  70. Lovely! You take really good pics, too.

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  71. Aw I'm sorry I missed this. I feel out of the loop- I've never heard of this book or movie! Your table "conservatory" is stunning. What a fun project!

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  72. Oh, I missed it last week, I was on vacation, but I am so glad I got a chance to see it....Magical!

    Carol

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  73. So beautiful - the glass twinkles in the candle light!

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  74. ... ah to be a tiny fairy able to flitter about your beautiful table-top world! I love especially the greenhouse! Fun!

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  75. I am so sorry I've been absent lately. I have been so sick since last wednesday. I got a flu shot on Monday, and got sick. I wonder if it is related or coincidence?
    Your party set up is awesome!! How fabulous!! I wish I knew about the party, I would have loved to join!! I must remember for next year!!
    xxD

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  76. Beautiful PM party post. Your dinning room and photos are wonderful.
    Have a great day and a magical autumn,
    Queenie

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  77. What an enchanting party! Your pictures are just gorgeous and I love the recreation of the conservatory. So beautiful! It is such a pleasure to meet you. Mina

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  78. I had such wonderful visit. The conservatory was delightful and I loved all the enchanting candles. I too have always wanted one like the Aunts... Oh...what a dream.
    Please fly by on your Practical Magic journey.
    Spells and Wishes
    Wendy from Wonderland
    http://candydelane.typepad.com/curiosities

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  80. Oh, I adore this! Your decor is absolutely stunning!
    xo
    Annalee
    http://www.ramblingsofagypsynomad.com

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  81. Wonderful post and so unique! a great tribute to the movie.

    Zoe x
    http://blessedbeeapothecary.blogspot.com/2011/09/he-really-loved-my-mint-oatmeal-shaving.html

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  82. Oh Ricki Jill how genius are you. I love your conservatory....works for me, it's magical.
    Kathy

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  83. Love this. I featured it today on Mod Mix Monday!

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  84. Ricki Jill, I missed this last fall because it was when we were traveling in France. What fun! You are so clever..........Sarah
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    Look forward to see what you will share at this year's party.

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