Friday, September 23, 2011

Practical Magic... Faeries and a give away!

Well Anna over at Frosted Petunias is hosting another lovely Practical Magic Blog Party so as we check in with our favorite Aunts we find them having sherry in their garden thinking up spells and ways to interfere in people's love life...
They were eating strawberries and generally enjoying themselves,
maybe a bit too much sherry...
However the solstice was coming up and the Aunts were presenting but they really didn't know what they were going to do...  

"We have demonstrated about all the magical ingredients one can put in your beauty products to keep you young..."
"We've talked about how love can heal a curse of generations...  
What are we to do?"
Later when they went into their solarium to practice their spells a wondrous transformation had taken place...
There was a magical mossy parasol just outside the door and a trail of rose petals leading them in...
Even the kitties noticed something was different.
There were beautiful magical wings and faerie clothes laid out everywhere...
"Of course...  we haven't presented anything about the Fae yet...  that's what we will do.
We can talk about the power of belief and faith, about asking for help from the wee folk.
Look at all the lovely things we can show people to help them remember the faeries..."
"Magical floral wreaths for your hair, beautiful gowns..."
And absolutely everywhere they looked were the most beautiful wings...
"These will surly please the humans and bring faerie magic to the people"
Wings were everywhere...

Some were made from the lovely vintage shawls the Aunts loved to wear...

Some were made from the botanical and natural ingredients the Aunts used in their potions,

 but always with a vintage touch of lace or jewels.
Lots of branches and vines mixed with vintage lace and flowers from the garden.
And of course Pussy Willow wings..
Because you know all the cats had a hand or should we say "paw" in the magic.

There were faerie nests...

And the most fantastical faerie tree house they had ever seen.  
This beat even Maria's old house that Jillian and Sally would play in.

It had a lovely sleeping loft...
A downstairs sitting area...

Little flats in the branches for practicing your spells or enjoying a read...
So it was decided that the Aunts would present all about faerie magic at the Solstice.  
They had to of course prepare some of their own potions so they got busy making lovely lotions and oils from rose petals, amber powder and other such worthy natural offerings.

They worked late into the night with many a midnight margarita...

and finally when they were all done with their bags packed...

Aunt Louise looked through the magic looking glass and saw their destination... 
and with giddy anticipation...
off they went to the solstice.
And as with everything the aunts do wonderful unexplained things happened
Aunt Louise suddenly had the most beautiful set of wings, cloak and a wreath appear...
Aunt Thelma suddenly had a wonderful wreath on her head.  So now they looked the part, thanks to the faeries...

At the solstice their booth was declared the most beautiful and mystical and was simply dripping with vintage magic.

All the wares the faeries created along with those of the aunts were displayed

All the wings were out...

The most wonderful magic folk came to visit. 

I think along side the witch there is also a little faerie in all of us don't you?

A most magical mushroom lady came to say hello...

Aunt Thelma loved playing with all the wreaths.

There was chocolate cake for breakfast and midnight margaritas
They met a most wonderful kindred friend by the name of Big Sir Darling...
(that's her on the right)

And dancing naked around the bonfire at the full moon.  However the Aunts elected to keep their clothes on even though many did not...  after all nudity was optional as you well remember.
( I know it is difficult to see anything but the fire but do remember that the Fae are sometimes hard to photograph...)
Sprightly creatures played magical music...

All in all it was one of the best festivals ever.  Everyone said that the Aunts presentation was fabulous!

The people in attendance really understood that to be normal is not really a virtue, it rather denotes a lack of courage!

These were some of the most wonderfully courageous, not normal,  magical beings ever!

Practical magical faerie blessings to everyone!
Thank you Anna!
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OH DEAR...  I ALMOST FORGOT!!!  (too many margaritas!)  For any one that leaves a comment that is also a follower I will enter their name into the witches hat to win a faerie nest.  I will pick two winners, one for the green nest and one for the dragon fly nest both of which are show above.  I will draw the name on October the 1st and let you know!


  1. Oh Tricia, darling, I am lost for I long to play in your world, even for one day! Please, I would love to wear the pussy willow wings and dance around the fairy tree, sipping midnight margaritas. Hell, I may even dance naked - magic happens! Thankyou my friend for bestowing your little slice of fairy magic on the world - you make it a brighter place with your whimsy and fun.

  2. Dear Tricia I so pleased to see you...I left my broom by the faerie tree ... the faerie said they would look after it for me , but i had to give them some of my rosehip tea as payment.. your practical magis post is wonderful and I love the pussy willow wings too...Hus and good spells Wendy

  3. I am working on a spell that I can shrink down for a long weekend and sleep over and play in your fairy house.

  4. Oh those wings!! So beautiful. The festival looks like a great time. Your posts always make me so happy. :) Thank you for sharing.


  5. I think the aunts outdid themselves with this spectacular presentation, with a bit of help from the Fae of course! Such wonderous, beautiful things and so many colorful characters too. Thank you for spreading so much cheer.

  6. What a beautiful set up! And those dresses! And those wings! And I'd love to win a fairy nest. My daughter is really into fairies right now :D

  7. Tricia my dear you always amaze me with your creativity. I love how you used the photos of the festival and included them in this post! They all were wonderful. I missed seeing you in the photos of the festival! We want to see you you too!! And your booth was too fab, I could just roll all over in it and take it all home! I posted a poem with silly pictures, come see me! I swear one of these days I'm coming out to see you and all your kitties!! Did you get my email on Etsy? Hope to hear from you!xoxo-cindy

  8. what a wonderful post, beautiful pictures as well! thank you for sharing, if you have time, head over to my blog and read mine as well!

  9. Such a lovely blog and beautiful creations you have made. I would love to win a fairy or dragon nest. Keep up the wonderful work.

  10. Oh Tricia, should the Aunts ever find themselves in need of anyone to carry around wings, fairy dust, parasols, fruit... I volunteer completely. Thank you for putting together another incredible eye popping party and for bringing us along to the 'Solstice' celebration. The Aunts' booth is a dream! It looks like you had an amazing time there. I truly appreciate you sharing your magical party with us...thank you thank you :)


    Hope you can stop by for a brownie or two!

  11. I am almost speechless...Oh what a pure enchanting post filled with fun and magic...thank you for having me along...Practical Magic brings out all the good little white witches to usher in the season of quiet rest. Be Blessed and keep the magic alive!

  12. Oh My, I think you are having the best party so far. I am enjoying it soo much. Thank you.

  13. What amazing creativity and artistry! Pure beauty - thank you. Stop by my enchanted oven for a cookie or two.

  14. What a Delightful World you have created !!
    Such a Precious Talent you have for Creating Magic...
    And you family is most Charming too !!
    I have 'subscribed' by email... Hope that is the same as following !

  15. Wings, kitties, fruits, drinks, beautiful people and lots of glitter... was this party held in paradise? What a treat!

  16. Bright and beautify morning to you Tricia,
    This was a simply marvelous post for the PM party! I loved my visit here with you today. Your party looked so heavenly and the faery houses are breathtaking. I would be thrilled beyond thrilled to be entered into your giveaway. Thank you.

    The festival you attended looks like it was so much fun. I do not believe there is a festival like that anywhere near where I live. I wish there was... I'd be there!

    Thank you again for the lovely time.
    Bright blessings,

  17. ITS YOU TWO AGAIN!! I loved your post last time from the Mad tea Party! You have wow'd and stunned me again with all your fabulous photos and marvelous treasures.
    Of course I want to win a nest - and yes I'm following haha!

  18. Dear Tricia!!!! Happy Practical Magic Day!!! I knew you would create such a beautiful and enchanting post. I love the combination of witchy magic and faerie beauty!!! :) Thank you for offering your beautiful faerie nest. I have a little "dragon" egg that would be most lovely in it. I shall keep my fingers and toes crossed! Enjoy the first weekend of fall! xoxo

  19. What an impressive party I love the fairy nests, they are just so charming. I love how you got all your family and friends to join you in this, that is what Practical Magic is all about after all!

  20. I had a wondrous time at your party. Your artwork is truly amazing. Wonderful job. Yes, I will follow you..can't wait to see more. Please come to my party and you can follow me there:

  21. oh my stars, what gorgeous aunts! They are even lovelier than the fairie wings!

  22. What a magical post. So very magical. Lovely fae pictures. Have a magical day.

  23. What a magical, enchanting post!

  24. I always get lost in your magickal posts. Your faerie wings look like I can actually fly in them.

  25. Such wonderful pictures, but I loved the ones of the trees the most :)

  26. This is truly my favorite posting I have seen so far on my Blog visiting! Your photos are lovely!

    Thank you so much for sharing your post with all of us for the Practical Magic Blog Party! Lovely to visit with you!

    LuLu Kellogg

  27. Fabulous post!! This is now my favorite in the bunch! I'm so glad you took part in the Practical Magic Blog Party!! I am definitely going to follow your blog! Nice to meet you witch sister!

    ¸.•´¸.•*´¨) ¸.•*¨)
    (¸.•´ (¸.•`*SANDI

  28. Oh wow, your post is just so enchanting and magical, your decorations and photos stunning. I've fallen in love with everything, that little dragonfly nest is so captivating. I've loved every moment of attending your party and now I've found your blog I'll be back to see what other magic you conjure up

    J x

  29. Completely magical post!! I bet a good time was had by all at that festival!! I would love to win a faerie nest! yes I am a follower :)

  30. Wow this post was outstanding! Boy do I wish I lived close to you... what fun we would have together. I absolutely adore your wings and nests and have some wonderful ideas of things to do in my new Magic House... you'll have to visit my post. This was sooo much fun! I am becoming a follower right now! Thank you for a great party indeed!

  31. Love your post and all the fairywear and especially the fairy house. Have had lots of compliments on my wreath - haven't worn it to work yet - next week I will! Love, Linda

  32. WOW what an amazing blog post. Your Treasures are just lovely...come visit me..

  33. Drink and be merry!!!! Love you blog...creations and fairyland.....just put a spell on I can come and play with you.....

  34. UNBELIEVABLY CREATIVE AND MAGICAL!!! I got lost in it all and wished I was there to party along with you! I would love to be the recipient of a fairy nest...I live in a town where every summer, the neighborhood of artists do fairy houses to tour! thanks for sharing! Blessed be! bertie

  35. What a fantastic tale you've woven here! I love all those lovely dresses and wings. The fairy festival is amazing. Thanks for sharing!

  36. Wow! What an incredible, magical post! I love all the faerie wings, and the dresses, and the faerie festival and...well, everything!


    Victoria from Brushstrokes

  37. what a magical post! thanks so much!!!!

  38. Now I wish I could have been part of that festival... Thanks for sharing all those magical photos -- what awesome costumes (the Mushroom Lady rocks)! :) Thanks also for the chance to win a faerie nest -- they are adorable.

    Magical Times,

  39. *sighs* Just when I think you can't possibly come up with anything more beautiful then Bam you hit me with another gorgeous creative post/party.

    That fairy house is just divine.

  40. What a beautiful party! Your world is truly magical. I would have loved to attend that festival with the aunts! And those shawl wings are to die for.

  41. Hello! I am visiting from the Practical Magic Blog Party. I am simply amazed at this pot. Wow. Words are failing me. I need to show my daughter because she loves all things fae and she reads tons of fairy books. She will be delighted just to see your pretty blog and this post in particular. I am your newest follower!

  42. What a wonderful post!! So creative and that festival looks like so much fun! The fairy nests are lovely and I'd love to throw my hat in for one. I'm a new follower:)

    mk261274 at gmail dot com

    ♥ Melissa @ Melissa's Meanderings

  43. What a magnificent post. I love your blog. You give me inspiration.

    Blessings. Lovely to be following you. I would be honored to win one of your beautiful creations.


    Dana @ On the Broomstick

  44. Stunning photos, I absolutely love the beautiful faerie wings! Thanks for sharing your magical world :-)

  45. I wish we lived next door too!!! Love you xxx

  46. WHAT FUN The Aunts had. I wish I could have come along as I would have loved the festival. And speaking of loving... I would sooooooo love to win one of your nests. How very sweet & generous of you to have this bit of magic for those of us that need a bit of magic to be with you & The Aunts. HUGS!

  47. What a wonderful festival and your booth was delighful!!! The fairies definitely had a hand in that. I would love to win a fairy new garden needs one to entice some fairies to it. :)

  48. Ooooohhh, a Faerie Festival! I go to one each Beltane. Your wings are wonderful. I would be thrilled to win one of the nests!
    Cheers from
    The Wizardess

  49. What a wonderful way to celebrate PM, with so much help and beauty. I adore the vintage wings, they are amazing. Thank you for sharing and happy solstice to us all!

  50. I saw your beautiful things at FaerieWorlds and bought a wand and hanging candle holder. They look so cute in my house. My wand sits on my desk where I write so I may draw inspiration from it.

  51. I thought you didn't LIKE the fairy festival! I'm glad you're a vendor! I wish I could have been there!!!
    Can't wait to tell you about all the cool stuff I've been collecting for next month! EEE!

  52. The wings and fairy nests are so beautiful! I really enjoyed your post. Thanks for sharing your magical world... Bright Blessings,

  53. Oh Tricia, as always everything is beyond amazing and simply Magical! I've never been to a Faeiry Festival & this looks like so much fun I wish them had them here in Arizona too! *pouting* I'd be in my element there! *winks*

    Blessings & Love from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

  54. As an artist myself I can't tell you how much I admire your creativity and how much your work inspires my imagination
    thank you

  55. I just wanted to let you know - I stumbled upon the pictures of your faerie wedding on the internet ( which led me to your blog and website). Your work is just breathtaking - every bit of it. I'm a Practical Magic/faerie/Harry Potter fan myself and dabble with making such dress up items for little girls - but they are nothing compared to what I've seen so far that you've done!