Thursday, August 13, 2009

Stop by For a Spell

The "Practical Magic" spellbook. My most cherished possession.


Remember in the movie Sandra Bullock threw the book on the table and then spun it around and opened the back? You can see the hidden back compartment at the bottom of the book in the above picture.


The back cover opens to reveal the flap.


When you open the flap you see that this section is upside down.


You have to spin the book around to see it properly. This is the section that has all of the 'dark spells'.


This is one of the pages from the main part of the book.


This is the page that they went to to 'bring the boyfriend back'.


This page has a spell for love.

I will show more spellbooks tomorrow.


Remember these wooden candlesticks from the other day? And the amber votive holders? After the votives were cleaned and the candlesticks painted, I have some great items to use for my Halloween decorations. And all for about $4.00! There are so many terrific cheap items out there which can be repurposed so easily!


The first Hibiscus has bloomed.


With a whole lot more about to follow!

31 comments:

Debra She Who Seeks said...

I blush to say that I have never seen the movie "Practical Magic" but I'll have to rent the DVD now just to see the spellbook in action!

cinderelly said...

that is sooo cool! i like your blog too...i am following you. (why does that always sound so odd?!) ;]

mrsb said...

Wow! I had no idea that they made that sort of book! Where did you ever find it??

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Since I am a hughe Harry Potter fan I love Your spell book! But I havn´t seen "Practical magik", wonder if it has a swedish name too? One never knows what too look after when they for some resaon has a swedish name too.
Have a great day now!
Christer.

Touchatou said...

Great book ! I didn't know there was something in it, I thought it was a fake ! Cool ! (Didn,t get the time to view the movie yet...)

Your candle holders ar so nice !

Autumnforest said...

That book should be your most prized possession--soooo cool! I love the candleholders so much--when you light them up they should glow a pretty amber.

Pricilla said...

You really are a collector, aren't you?
Want a goat?
heh heh

My hubby doesn't go back to work until Monday and I will ask him to copy the cheese recipes then and I will get them out to you. My copier is one where it goes through a little chute instead of just being put down on the machine so I would have to rip them out of the book to do it here. If that makes any sense at all...

clairedulalune said...

Oh, bliss overload! Thank you so much for letting us see inside the practical magic spell book. Please never disclose your address to me, I may need up at your door step with a bag and a big smile on my face! haha! I am trying to make my own wee version of it. It ended up I couldnt get anyone to bind it, so i sewed it myself! Oh, my sore fingers! i dont have a secret compartment, but i have pages that fold out wards! I love it, and you have given me inspiration to do more! I love your candle sticks as well! i can not wait to see your blog at halloween! I hope you are well!

Pricilla said...

No, no. The hubby has a good copier at work so it is no problem. It is just a delay in getting them to you. He will make them Monday and I will mail them Tuesday...no worries.!

Sobeit said...

In would love to know where you got this Practical Magick BOS.... it is part of your collection of witchy items...

Sobeit

Lisa said...

How in the world did you get that book? Fascinating!

Lisa :)

kim said...

Who did the illustrations? From what you've shown they are beautiful!

Amistis said...

wow is that the actual one from the movie??? How ever did you get it that is SUPER AWESOME!!!! OMG i might pittle myself lol

sunday mornings said...

OMG! I loooved that movie and I looooved that book. I'm surprised how thin it is...it looked much bulkier in the movie and I remember it being leather bound but maybe they had more than one book prop?

Dede said...

You did an awesome job on the candlesticks! Makes you feel so good when you make something new from something old. Great job! The BOS is wonderful also. Thanks for sharing.

chib said...

I am still waiting for the next page, gotta night here ha ha haa

Jeanne said...

The Spellbook from Practical Magic.... How cool is that!
I made Tian last night - Yum!

Fiya said...

I've always wondered who aquired that book. I watch the movie over and over just to freeze frame and screencap my way through the sequences with the book. I've been trying to model my own family spell/recipe/herbal book after that beautiful piece. With the birth of my children it seemed pertinant to make one. I can't tell you how much I appreciate seeing pages that we didn't see in the movie. Please I beg you post more pictures of the inside!

Wendy the (Very) Good Witch said...

Okay...that has to be one of the coolest things ever! I loved that movie and the book SO MUCH, and that spell book is totally something I would have purchased as well. I am dying to know if it was truly full of real workable spells, or if it is mainly just for show. I am amazed they would create a prop like that and fill the entire thing with actual real pages etc. One would think it to be just for show on the outside. How very very cool! I can only imagine what that jewel set you back...but you are very lucky indeed and your other 'grimoires' are lovely as well!

lindow_604 said...

Wow! You have no idea how long I have been looking for pictures of the replica of the Practical Magic movie spellbook. This is awesome! Your whole blog is awesome. It reminds me of the Practical Magic movie a whole lot. Lol. That one page entitled "Extinctus absolut" is interesting. I wish I could read the rest of the text on the page. Would you mind posting some pics of the other pages from the book? I am sure other people would like to see them as well. I know it is unlike any spellbook I have ever seen! Also, did Warner Bros. include pages such as "oblivious Immenor" or the page about using a dove heart to obtain the heart of your true love in the book?

Many blessings!

Philomena Bohemian said...

beautiful book!!! I can't believe the illustrations!! oooh, how I would LOVE to page through it! Practical Magic is one of my fave movies of all time too, I've seen it more that a few times ;) Thank you so much for sharing!!

Blessings~

Domestic Witch said...

Pleas please please show more of the book!!

lindow_604 said...

Hi,

I was looking at your entry on the Practical Magic spellbook and I can't get over how amazing the pages look. They are amazing. I'm not sure if you read all of your posts or not, but if you do, would you mind posting more a lot more pictures from the book? I am just dying to see more of it. It is just amazing!

Anonymous said...

Absolutly stunning! Wow,can you post more pictures? I would SO appreciate it,I've been building a replica of this for years and these pics have really helped!
Thankyou so much!
Blessed be!

Maluszeq said...

You have the BOOK!!!!! WOOOOW!!!! I'm speachless - not good for chanting the spells to remain like this ;] I tell the truth I'm jealous baout this book :]
Please post more photos of it please please please

Maelen De Witch said...

I'm very jealous now!

Aelwyn said...

That grimoire is full of awesome....I waaaant!

HERBAL WITCH DANCING said...

Oh my gosh!! I love that someone has the PM BOS!!. For my initation with my coven I had on made! It is amazing to see that the original is in the arms of a witch!

Sandi said...

oh wow that spellbook is wonderful. I love your blog. I want to be your new best friend!LOL. (Really, I'm not a crazy stalker--but I will be reading every bit of your blog)

Robert said...

I have spent a long time trying to find the person who bought this book. Legend had it you bought it in 2001 and paid a hefty sum for it. If you ever scanned all these pages and put them on your blog, I think most of us would go nuts. Enjoy your wonderful tome, you own a true piece of "Hollywood magic".

Elena said...

omg! My ultimate favorite movie is Practical Magic. I'm so amazed you have the spell book! Jealous! I truly love the house too... I wish my future house looked exactly like it (or designed like it)!