Friday, September 24, 2010

Practical Magic Blog Party 2010

Well hello lovelies, I am so happy that you have joined me today!! I have been waiting for this day for a while now. I am totally in love with this movie and book, but my project is based off of the movie. As much as I love the Midnight Margarita scene I have to say that the book of spells and the Mantle decorations are what I am fascinated with the most. I do love tequila though!! Anyway, I decided to make my own book of spells. I had this old atlas that I got from the thrift store eons ago thinking I was going to conform and make a coffee table book, well then I decided that conforming is just not who I am, I just like the reactions I see on peoples faces when they realize, not only will I tell you what I feel and what I think, I will be brutally honest with you too! Anyway, back to the hop.  I just had to pull the movie out and watch it again, and again, and again, and again....ummm you get my meaning!!! My children watched with me too.  My son has declared that he want to live with the Aunts!!  He says he doesn't care about the magic, that's just a plus, he wants chocolate for breakfast everyday!!! I had planned on making brownies for this hop too but alas by the time they were made and I had found the camera and charged the battery, there was nothing but crumbs left...note to self, never leave brownies unattended when you have a house full of tweens and teens! So we decided that along with the book we would decorate the mantle as we love theirs with all the candles and apothacary jars the have everywhere.


So anyway, I took this huge Atlas and ripped out some pages and glued some together, cut some up…you name it I did it! I don’t even know if there is a map left in there… Oh well, I love the way it turned out!







So there is my book of spells, and here is how it looks on the mantle with all the decorations.  Yep those are jars full of chocolate candies, I couldn't have my brownies, but I always have chocolate on hand!!
and with the candles lit at dusk.
So off you go to see more than 200 projects/recipies/anything for this majorly huge blog hop!

47 comments:

Birgit said...

Your book of spells looks fantastic on the mantle with all the candles lit nearby. Great party post! :)

-- Birgit

Jo said...

Your book is just wonderful and your mantle is beautiful! Such a great party post!

Andréann said...

It's a beautiful sight, thanks for sharing!

KC said...

wow! I love it...it looks like it came right of the movie set! such a great job!

Wendy said...

I think the sisters and aunts will want a BOS like yours! It's gorgeous!
Blessings of magick and happiness to you..

Willow Silverhorse said...

That's really cool! I love what you did with the mantle!

Lenora said...

WoW! Especially in candlelight! Magical Post - Thanx for sharing, we loved this! - what fun!

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Susan's crafty chaos said...

Oh look at that, I think if I was at your house the brownies would be safe, you could just park me in front of the mantle and leave me to dream! Thanks so much for sharing your visions with us party-goers, and for being brave enough to not conform by turning the atlas into a coffee-table book. It's clearly wanted to be a spell book since it was firts published ;)

dogsmom said...

I had a chance to buy a small podium a while back and wondered why would I want that (even tho I did) and what could I use it for. Now I know- my spell book!
I wish I had not talked myself out of it.
You did a great job and your mantle is a delight.
Enjoy the chocolates

Samantha Marshall said...

Wow- your spell book is so cool!!! Love the mantlepiece decorations, too!!

Sharon said...

I love your spell book and it looks great on your beautifully decorated mantle. Nice party!

Shelley said...

Kelli, your book is awesome! My boyfriend would love it. Love how the mantle looks lite up with the candles. Spooky!!
Shelley :)

jaz@octoberfarm said...

wow...what a great job! it all looks wonderful! happy PM day!

Lisa said...

Your BOS is so beautiful and I LOVE the mantle!!!

Scrap Vamp said...

Love your book! Beautiful photos! Thank you so much for inviting to your blog! It was a pleasant visit!

Shaiha said...

Love the BOS! It is just too perfect.


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Shayleah said...

I have wanted to make a Spell Book inspired by the one in PM for some time. Yours turned out awesome and using the old atlas was a geat idea. The mantle looks beautiful as well! :)

Faerie Sage said...

Beautiful!
I love your mantel
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Penny said...

What a delightful post.
Your Spell book is awesome - you must be thrilled with it.

If you have time please do stop by my blog and check out my giveaway.

Brightest Blessings,
Penny

Linda said...

I love your spell book. great tribute to the movie and the book.
Your ideas are great. Thank you for sharing.
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The Ice Princess said...

Really nice! :)

you can call me Tawny.... said...

your book is fantastic!! and your mantle all lit is amazing!!

thank you for sharing!

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Alison said...

This. Is. Stunning!!!!!!!!!! And I want it! It's just beautiful!!! You did an awesome job and I really love it! Bewitching!!! ;}

Aimee Jeffries said...

It's beautiful, the mantel looks amazing!

Wendy said...

What a great idea for the book of spells. It looks so Wonderful up on the mantel. And the candles lit up is just pure Magic. I love it.
Spells and Wishes,
Wendy from Wonderland

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~Onreeone~ said...

new follower from the blog party. I love the spell book and the mantle. Great Post.

jasperandblue said...

I love finding new blog this way. I love your book of spells and the mantle. It's shame brownies only have a life of a few minutes.....

Danise said...

Love your blog and art work!I decided to follow and see more of the wonderful creations you will put together for us.Please stop by for my give away...Thanks Merry~meet
Mistic~Majik

belindaschneider said...

wonderfull book of spells and quite a mangle setting you created! off with my broom...
sending sparkles

Sinderella Studio Designs said...

Love the book - your mantel at dusk is incredible! I remember when my kids were home - no, brownies would never have waited for the camera battery to ready! too much fun!
thanks for stopping by and visiting with me.
cheers with smoldering potions!
dana

Daydreamer :) said...

Great job on the book. I want your mantle ;)
:::Smooches from the pooches::

Teresa said...

Kelli, you did a fabulous job! What an awesome idea turning an old atlas into a spell book . . . it's wonderful! And your mantle is to die for! Love it, love it, love it!! You've inspired me!

Thanks for sharing!

Blessed Be,
Tereza
http://mygoddess-self.blogspot.com

Anna @ Frosted Petunias said...

Hi Kelli

I'm dragging my broom behind me but here I am. And what a magical place to land! First your book of spells is beatiful. I LOVE the aged color you achieved and the the texture of the paper. And the cutout with the page is brilliant. Your mantle is enchanting. I love it by candlelight....if I had my way everything would be lighted by candlelight (well except for my computer, lol). Those brownies do have a curious way of diasappearing don't they? Thank you ever so much for joining our party and for adding to all the magic and fun. Have a beautiful Fall.

♥Anna

Valerie Hart said...

Hi Kelli! Thanks for sharing your Book of Spells creation...lovely! I'm having so much fun at our Practical Magic Party!

Make sure you stop by my blog... I've got a spell there for you to add to your new book!

Lots of magical wishes, dreams and blessings to you and your family!

xoxo Valerie
http://valeriehart.com

Kim said...

Hi Kelli, thanks so much for visiting my blog. I love your Book of Shadows and your mantel photos!

Bright Blessings,
Kim

Sparkster said...

Your book and mantle are wonderful!!! I just love the change that you made from an atlas! ;) And chocolate...a magical elixir if ever there was one!

I also altered an old book into a new one for the party if you would like to see. :)

Faith, trust, and faerie dust!

http://fortheloveofcreativity.blogspot.com

Carrieann said...

Great job on your book of shadows and on your fabulous party post!


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Brightest blessings!

Laura said...

Hello,
I'm stopping by as part of the Practical Magic blog party. (i'm a bit late but still getting through everyone's posts) I love your mantle and the book is wicked cool.
blessings
~*~

Susan said...

Wonderful post...i am now following (you are my kind of woman...if you don't have anything nice to say, come sit next to me, LOL)

Great altered book...save the maps, they are good for altering other things.

what is a JAD?
Thanks for the fun. (the brownies story cracked me up)

peace,
Susan

come visit:
http://piecesoffatesusan.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/

Annabelle said...

Nice work on the altered book.Your mantle looks perfectly spooky and now you have enticed me to get cracking on decorating mine.Loved my visit here very much; thanks.
Annabelle * *
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Carol said...

What a beautiful BOS you created! And your mantle is charmingly decorated! I love that part of the movie as well. Thanks for sharing!

~Carol

Elysian Field Originals said...

Wonderful party post. Gorgeous book! Brightest Blessings!

Kathi said...

Yikes. Amazing job on that book. I love your mantel too. Wow.

Michele Seraphim said...

Hay great mantle and great use of that book! Everything turned out wonderfully!

Justina said...

Kelli,
Thank you so much for being a part of all the magick I just LOVE that old atlas... I wanted to find a book that was old and worn like that so i could make a BOS , and i couldnt find a leather bound one, but I went to my local library and found a large old book to transform... Check out my post to see my take on the BOS... Your mantle also looks very lovely and extra witchy!!
BB!!
-Justina
http://labohememagique.blogspot.com

CatHerder said...

ooh....LOVE IT!