Friday, September 24, 2010

Practical Magic Blog Party

Blood on the moon
Foretold that trouble was coming soon.

Sally woke to Gillians call;
raced off to save her sister once and for all.

Jimmy was an evil man-
What else could she do but
hit him with that frying pan?

Buried by moonlight-
daylights roses quite the sight.

Mom, Who's that man out in the yard?
Sally looked.
She squinted hard.

Jimmy's boots rose from the ground,
a frog perched upon his gravely mound.

The Practical Magic Blog Party is underway. (Follow the link to find other fun Practical Magic posts from many other fans of this great movie and book.) 

 I had such fun staging this little scene from the movie.  I ended up planting "Jimmy" under a rhododenrum bush, since my rosebush is in the side yard and our neighbors had a deck full of people.  I felt a little silly digging a hole and partway burying boots while half the town was watching me and wondering what the heck I was doing.  The tequila bottle may have given them a clue, but Jimmy ended up under the rhodie bush instead.

Last October I had written a Practical Magic post as well, with a video from the movie.  Click here to see that post.

"There's a little witch in every woman"


Sparkster said...

Awesome set up! LOL the thought of you doing it while half the neighborhood watched made me laugh, even if it's only a thought. I can just see a little girl tugging on her mother's hand, "Mommy, is she trying to grow a boot tree?" I just know there's a line dancing joke in there somewhere!

Faith, trust, and faerie dust!

Kat the hat lady! said...

Ha ha ha! I love your posting for the Practical Magic blog party it's brilliant. Kat :-)

Samantha Marshall said...

Ha ha!! Love your cool post!!!

Susan's crafty chaos said...

LOL! Oh I love the image of you setting up the scene while the neighbours look on in bemusement, it adds on a whole new layer of film interpretation :D

Jo said...

I love the photo! Oh what do the neighbors think?! :-) Great party post!

Sarah said...

Oh oh oh oh I looooved that what fun! Giggle..I loved your party post hon!! Sending breakfast brownies your way! Come pop by mine and add your name to my giveaway!
Blessings, Sarah

mtnchild said...

I wonder how long until someone notices, LOL! Great set up!

Love Bears All Things said...

I'm clueless.
Mama Bear

Birgit said...

Great movie scene re-enactment. :)

-- Birgit

Leah said...

Love it! Even people who don't love the movie (are there any?) would think it's a great Halloween set up!

Sara said...

Oh I love those boots. :)

jasmoon-butterfly said...

Brilliant, very creative thank you for sharing :0)
Trace oxo

Adrienne said...

That is too funny! Makes me think of the Dixie Chick's song Goodbye Earl ... "those peas tasted ok to me ..."

I bet the neighbors have alot to talk about - no police visits yet? ;-)

Faerie Sage said...

I love this, Jimmy dead in the garden! Just awsome, glad that you took the time to do this display even with the neibours watching!

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Faerie Moon Creations said...

That was just AWESOME!!! :) Thank you for sharing.

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Debbie Doughty said...

Fun blog party! I love your take on it.

Anna @ Frosted Petunias said...

I LOVE IT!! I think you should've buried the boots while the neighbors were watching and posted their reaction (I'm a little twisted that way, hee-hee). Thank you so much for being a part of our party and adding to the fun and magic!


Scrap Vamp said...

Had a great time at your blog party! I love how you planted Jimmy and i hope you'll visit me, too!

jaz@octoberfarm said...

great post. what fun this has been!

Linda said...

You did a great job. I had a great time at your party. olease visit me:

Stacey's Treasures said...

This is so cool! I've never read this book or watched the movie. I should rent or get the book.
Did you neighbors call the cops when they saw this?

Michelle Cummings said...

What a wonderful post! Love the boots and bottle!! I hope you'll come "fly" over to my blog and see what I have been brewing!

Twisted Fencepost said...

Love the picture!!
It is SO something that I would have done.
I love staging pics.

Elysian Field Originals said...

Wonderful party post! Brightest Blessings!

Aimee Jeffries said...

LOL this is great! I hope you leave them there, at least through Halloween! :)

annabelle said...

Ha very cute!I think they actually look like his boots.Cool stage and who cares what they think...I meant the neighbours.
~^..^~ *Annabelle

Wendy said...

Oh I love Mr. Jimmy with his bottle in your yard! I can hear him singing "You are always on my mind"! lol...

Penny said...

Great party post.
Planting boots is hard work - time for some margaritas.

Thank you for sharing.

Brightest Blessings,

Elizabeth Barczynski said...

Ha! Fabulous vignette!

Susan said...

thanks :)