Friday, October 22, 2010

New England Magic and a New Giveaway

The winner of last weeks basket is: Divaeva Send me your info and I will ship it right out to you!

This weeks giveaway is straight from Salem!!! It contains a spell book, a Salem Witch tea towel, a black witch candle. a bag of pumpkin caramels, a Halloween countdown calender,a cute JOL decoration and....


A bundle of incense and a quill and ink from my favorite witch store.


Raven's blood ink.

To enter, leave a comment on this post. If you are not already a follower, sign on to follow. I will announce the winner next Saturday and a new giveaway will be posted at that time. Good Luck!


This is simply the best witch store around. I make a beeline for it as soon as I arrive in Salem.


Click to enlarge any pic for a better look. Anyone who has followed me for a time knows that I collect only authentic witch items. I only buy quality. Put simply, there is a lot of junk out there. This store carries only quality and oak items.


Do you notice the book on the table? It is a reproduction of the Hocus Pocus spell book.


I bought my reproduction Practical Magic spell book here last year. They have another one in stock right now. The reproductions are blank so you can fill them in on your own. You can always look at the original which I have posted many times and copy some of those spells if you wish.


You can purchase blank spell books or spell books which already have spells and drawings in them.


I took some of these shots through the window so they are not very good. New England Magic carries spectacular stained glass pentagrams, ravens and fairies. And I have to mention, their prices are really great for the workmanship.


The quality of their crystal balls is some of the best I have seen.


You can barely see this but it is a hanging stained glass Pan.


It is right on Essex Street in Salem. New England Magic


Now let's go inside for a look. This is the first time the owner has allowed her store to be photographed. Fun!!!



Ahhhh...a witches Mecca. You can get a reading back in the nook in front of the black door. There are many one of a kind paintings by various artists.


They carry a wonderful selection of capes and hats.


They offer custom made spell books. You can see one on the book stand.


This sign used to hang in front of their old shop in Rockport.


Take a look at the books on the bottom shelf of the second cabinet. These are handmade in Italy and have gold leaf on the covers.


They carry very affordable BOS's as well. Now everyone knows where to buy a spell book.


Their assortment of products is exceptional. You can find just about anything you might need.


And they have an awfully cute pup named Pumpkin!


Who was only too happy to pose for me in the reading area.


And then ran off to visit each and every customer and welcome them to the store. Not a job for Teddy! Teddy would chase all of the customers away.


This sign was hand painted by one of the employees.


And look what I bought while I was there.


These books are made by Witches Moon and the quality is exceptional. Now you know why I am diggin' this store so much!


Look at the detail.


Wonderful paper and satin markers.


This is one hefty book. It must weigh ten pounds.

They told me they just started their online store. If there is anything you need just contact them. They are very friendly and extremely helpful.

I can't believe my trip is almost over. But I will return next October as I always do and New England Magic will be the first place I head to.

Tomorrow I will be traveling again so the Blog Tech will be doing a guest post about his time spent here in Salem. He took a lot of pictures which I have not yet seen so I look forward to reading it too!!!

121 comments:

Lilac Wolf (Angie or Angela) said...

I've been loving the pics of your trip. I am now dying to visit Salem.

Robin Larkspur said...

What a beautiful store, and I am glad they have started an online version. I have enjoyed your trip to salem, but have to say have missed your cooking, and home postings. Guess i have become addicted to OctoberFarm!

And please may I enter your giveaway? thanks!

faerwillow said...

~oh my goodness...what a place! the pewter is divine..all those glorious pieces sitting on the table and your book...I WANT ONE!!! what a fabulous giveawy of goodies you have gathered...you are truly living life to the fullest with all of your adventures! thanks for sharing their links...much l♥ve and light upon you and yours~

D.Suplicki said...

Wow... I feel like I should hop on a plane and fly to that store this minute! Everything is just gorgeous and Pumpkin looks like such a sweet shop pooch.

I'd have to fly light to get my own ten pound spellbook on the plane to come home though. I don't know how you could leave that shop without one!

Sparkless said...

That store looks amazing! And your draw items look amazing too. Please add my hat into the draw.

Rosemary said...

Jaz What interesting spot and items.

Balanced Witch said...

I would like to enter the contest for the goodies. I love Salem, MA and hope to go back soon. Thank you for posting so many wonderful pictures. Thanks. Brandy

TMCPhoto said...

What a lovely shop! I can tell that I would head there first every time too.

Wandering Willow said...

It looks like a great little shop!! I will have to check out their website! Please enter me in this weeks giveaway!!!!! Hope you enjoy the rest of your trip :)

Amy said...

With every picture you post I want to travel to Salem more and more. But this place cinched it! I wanna go!

Chris in the Emerald City said...

Love that last BOS. And what an amazing giveaway! Enjoy the rest of your trip!

Peace,
Chris...........

petoskystone said...

what a lovely store! (hi pumpkin) i much prefer ooak jewelry/art. i don't wear much jewelry, so when i do i don't want to see it on anyone else! & it gives me a chance to support handcrafts. gorgeous photos, btw.
please enter me in the giveaway. thank you.

rox said...

Thanks so much for the little peek Jaz ☺
I love that big book !!
happy travels & give Teddy a big big hug for us
lov rox

Mother's Moon's Message said...

I can well see why it is your favorite store... wonderful items... and so glad they have a web site.. can not wait to go browse....

Dirgesinger said...

What an AWESOME store. I have never seen anything like that in Hungary - I think I could spend a year's wage in there:) And that book...and a huge stationery lover (especially fond of blank books) so I love that especially.

Please count me in Your giveaway, I am so fond of this prize:)

Aine O'Brien said...

Ohhh, nice stuff!! I am going to that website!

Please enter me in your giveaway!

Linda in New Mexico said...

I've followed you entire Salem adventure thus far and I'm with the others....I need to go to Salem. What an enchanting trip.
The Olde Bagg

Jennifer Rose said...

I wish there was a store like that around here! looks like a wonderful place :) and that is a gorgeous big book!

Creepy Glowbugg said...

What a lovely assortment of witchy goodness! Of all of your giveaways, this is the one I would LOVE to win the most! You have such impeccable taste and an eye for the unique and magical.
Your trip to Salem looks amazing!

Jeffrey and Juli said...

Salem looks like so much fun. I want to visit it someday. Thanks for the sneak peak!

Suzanne said...

Next year for my birthday (in Ocober no less) my DH and I will be taking our first trip to Salem! I am so very excited. Thank you so much for the wonderful pictures of what I have to look forward too!

Please give Teddy a big kiss from me!

Suzanne

The Traveler said...

Looks like you are having an awesome trip! Me and the hubby are hoping to make a trip out to the east coast next october.

Rabbit ツ said...

That's one heck of a give away. I am envious of those books! So beautiful. (I am also envious of your trip and living vicariously through your posts! So thank you!)

Erin @ I Heart New England said...

Count me in this giveaway!

Starre said...

I went to Salem a few years ago and I can't remember if I went to that particular shop. I'll have to check it out the next time I go for sure!

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

great shop...LOVE that New England Magic sign...everything looks wonderful...and you know i LOVE LOVE LOVE pumpkin......

looking forward to your return home and getting back to some good Fall cooking

:-)

Christina said...

I just discovered your blog and I absolutely LOVE it :)

I would love to be entered in your contest :)

Joane said...

I would like to be entered for your giveaway. I'm keeping my fingers and toes crossed for this one!! Maybe I'll see you next year in Salem! Looks like you had a lovely time.

Shannon P. said...

I'd love to visit Salem. I'll have to stop in New England Magic when I do. Your giveaway is fantastic!

Melz said...

Ooo I want to go there. If only my broom could fly that far! I have always wanted to go there, but haven't made it yet. Thank you for such beautiful pictures. It's like I get to be there but still be at home too! And I love the book you bought, so magic looking.

I would love to enter your give-away too, since my broom can't fly me there I will take a chance on winning something! This give-away is filled with such beautiful items.

Sea Gypsy said...

I need to figure out a way to sneak myself into one of your travel bags...you go to the greatest places!! Love the store and adore Pumpkin (what a cutie!) and that BOS is marvelous! One of these days, this Oregon Coast girl is going to find a way to get to Salem, MA...it looks amazing! Thanks for another great giveaway!

~frogshell@mac.com

Wendy said...

What an amazing and generous giveaway! I was green with envy wanting to browse and get into trouble in all those shops. Loved your adventure!

Jo said...

Thanks so much for the chance to win such a great batch of items! (Already a follower). Your posts are giving me the urge to head north & visit Salem again!

Divaeva said...

wow! What wonderful finds! I do so adore Salem...it looks like you had the most wonderful time as well!
ooo..and I noticed I won! Sweet! Thank you! :)

Lilyian and Tayet Silverspoon said...

Looks witchy enough for my sister!

Marjorie said...

Awesome giveaway, please count me in! I need to plan a trip to Salem myself, looks like too much fun. The pup is adorable too.

Amistis Reudan said...

I have never been there!! I am adding it to my "when i finish nursing school list", along with Niagara falls and Mackinac island!

dollycas aka Lori said...

New follower from Beverly's Back Porch, your blog is BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Dollycas
http://dollycas.blogspot.com/

Mel Mel said...

What a fantastic store! Thanks for sharing with us!

thecottagebythecranelakeolof1 said...

Congratulations to Divaeva!

Once again You have a great giveaway!

I would love to walk around in that shop even if I don´t look upon myself as a wizard of any kind :-)

What is the cover of Your new book made of? Almost looks like metal.

Have a great trip!
Christer.

Ellie said...

Loving the pictures. I hope to be able to visit Salem one of these days. Enter me in to the give away please.

Buccaneers and Ball Gowns said...

Oh wow! That is the most magical magic store ever! Very lovely, thank you for sharing.

Turtle said...

I would love to win this bag of goodies!

I'm going to Salem for the first time ever next week so I really appreciate you highlighting all of these neat places to visit.

BleuMoon said...

Oh my gorgeous! Thank you for taking us on journey of where you find these wonderful things! I love the pictures you share, I almost feel as if I could be there. Beautiful as always! Thank you -

bleumoon

Millie said...

Now I am 150% jealous! This looks like the absolute best store to visit! I think I'm going to start a bucket list with visiting here.

Beverly@Beverly's Back Porch said...

Your picture are getting better and better. I can not tell you how beautiful your Amish basket is that I won week before last. Thanks so much. I posted about it today.

the wild magnolia said...

Every day has been full of goodies. I'll bet you are ready for rest.

Congratulations to the latest winner of Teddy's Treats!

Wonderful new gift!

Happy Day to you & xoxo to Teddy Autumn Fluffs.

Shooting Stars Mag said...

oooh nice. I'd love to visit Salem at some point.

-Lauren
lauren51990 at aol dot com

Kat said...

Great pics...I love the ankh in the bottome right corner of one of the pics, must enquire about that piece.

Yes, please add me to the give away too.

Glad you had a great time on your journey.

Kat

Kathy said...

I will definitely visit their online store. Shopping is difficult here so I live vicariously through you.

Witchy Godmother said...

I said it before and I will say it again. I am sooooooooooo going to Salem on day. I am positivly green with envy. I love all of your pictures. - Hugs and sparkles - WG

Deborah said...

I live in MA and try to get to salem every Halloween season. We just love it. Thanks for letting me enter the giveaway.

Dolly said...

Oh my gosh! I love your photos! I am so hoping one day I'll be able to visit Salem :)

The Niki said...

Sigh...I yearn to live in a place with a witchy community. Beautiful quills, too!

Chaotic_Dreamer said...

I so want to go to Salem one day, I would love to be entered into this give a way.

Ms. Howdy said...

Thank you so much for sharing all the wonderful places you go with us. I look forward to reading your blog every day. It is the next best thing to doing all those things myself!

Renee of the Fae said...

Ooh! What lovely treats in the giveaway!!! *^_^* Also, thanks for sharing info about the shop. I don't think I've ever been in all of the many years I've gone! *Gasp!* I know! Hopefully, I may be taking a day trip up to Salem this weekend. We shall see. Glad you had such a marvelous time of it!

Pricilla said...

Your new book is STUNNING.
I am sure you will fill it with many delights.

Like beautiful homemade cards that brings smiles just when smiles are needed most....

Have a safe trip home

Dragonfly said...

Oh I'm so enjoying your trip, I feel like I'm taking it with you. I love to visit there someday, but realise that not likely to happen. Still I'm really enjoying your pictures of the place and posts on your travels. The witch shop looks fantastic, there is nothing like that around here.

If people from other countries are allowed, could you also enter me in your giveaway draw, thank you.

Christine Edwards said...

Love the tour of New England Magic, definitely looks like a fabulous place to visit. Not to mention the fabulous giveaway you're offering, wow! Now I just need to find some time and check out the rest of your posts.

Leathra said...

What an amazing giveaway! Beautiful witch candle--so cute! Please enter me in your giveaway!

Mina said...

What an awesome Book of Shadows! You are so blessed. I love all the pics you have posted and would also looooooooooooove to be the winner of this weeks give away! Wow!

Anet said...

Oooo... I love the bag of goodies.
I REALLY need a spell book right now!
Sigh... I love your trips to Salem. Gosh this year flew by. It seems like not long ago you were there.
That dog Pumpkin is almost as cute as Teddy... just almost!

Tracy DeLuca said...

I sooooooo want to go to Salem! I am thinking I may have to try to take my daughter next year as an early xmas present.

AlphaBetsy said...

Wow!! Amazing store and amazing finds. Now I want to go to Salem just to go there.

Autumn said...

That store is so awesome! I went to Salem a few years ago when I found out I was pregnant. My husband bought me that 10 lbs book from Witches Moon for my birthday but I haven't received it yet.

Laura said...

i love when you share your trips with us! i'm planning a trip next fall to new england (Salem particularly) and will put that shop on my list of places i have to see!
blessings
~*~

Max's Mommy said...

Very cool. I would love to visit Salem.

Faerie Sage said...

Love your stuff! This looks like amazing quality, an awsome place to shop! Love to win you giveaway, find me at faeriesagekitchen.blogspot.com or faerie.sage@gmail.com

My lovely Life said...

I love the spell books! I would love to win ur giveaway!

Kelli Bear Haven said...

Such a wonderful giveaway. I really enjoyed your tour of Salem and will look forward to many more. Do you have a blog or website with pics of your historical witch artifacts?

Miss_Kitten said...

I am commenting as hard as I can for that awesome basket.
That store is amazing! I had no idea Salem was so fun.

Anne-Lise at Rag, Tag, Bobtail said...

What a marvellous shop - would love to visit.

Nydia said...

I'm happy it was Diva who won this! It's good when a friends win if we don't! ;)

And oh my gods, I'll end this month dehydrated by drooling at your posts! lol

Do count me in on this awesome giveaway! Some day I'll have to visit Salem because of you! ;)

Kisses from us.

Christine said...

Please enter me! Thanks for the tour and link. Unfortunately the site keeps crashing my computer :(.

Debbie said...

Joyce!! Thank you so much for your card!! You are such a sweetheart! I absolutely LOVE it and it reminded me of how much fun you are having! What an amazing trip. I am going to have to go to Salem next year...you have gotten me so excited about this holiday!! Thanks again....hope you are still having a blast. And count me in on the giveaway too.

Moncha said...

The pictures are fantastic !!! I would love to visit Salem, but living in The Netherlands, I'm afraid it will stay a dream !!!
The give away sounds like so much fun and it looks great so I would love to join.
Thank you very much !!

La Ferme de Sourrou said...

I've just visited the site but the shop part of it isn't finished yet - I'm really to see what their prices are like as their stock looks like really good quality. (There's a lot of nasty cheap stuff around unfortunately.)

I was walking around the garden outside today and plop, you came into my head. Sorry I haven't been around very much on the 'net and I haven't visited your blog for ages. I've been feeling a bit down to be honest. (Don't tell anyone that !!) ;-)

Nice to see you in full swing ! (As usual.)

Irene x

Sharlene T. said...

I have cast a spell that has us trading bodies for a while, so you can clean up my yard and I can finish your journey (whilst hiding all that new loot!)... What a great store!... Enjoy the rest of the trip and know that I'm keeping fingers crossed that I win! You are one cool lady/witch!

Yalco (Chris) said...

I am so ready for a family trip to Salem. Thank you very much for all the great pics of all there is to see and do. I am not sure about a visit in October, though it is tempting for obvious reasons. Am sure the crowds would be more than I would enjoy. I think you have not only inspired me to make the drive from Wisconsin, but have instilled an new interest in all things "witchy." Sorry to hear that you had to cut your vacation short, but there is always next year! As always, a chance at one of Teddy'g great giveaway items a must. So cool!
Thanks once again!
Chris

Autumn17 said...

I found your blog a few weeks ago while researching fortune telling tea cups. I must say I am enjoying it very much! I would love to visit Salem someday!

Sara said...

Loving all of these photos. And that giveaway looks amazing.

Barb said...

Thank you so much for the vicarious visit to Salem. Your new spell book is wonderful! Please enter me in the drawing.

tournesol said...

Wow, love all the pictures! What fun, I would love to visit Salem someday. I'm a follower, please enter me in the wonderful drawing!

Suzan G. said...

What a wonderful store! New England is truly magical, and my daughter and I are planning a trip to Salem next year for her October birthday. I can hardly wait!

Corrine said...

Oh Wow, I wonder if they post overseas. I could live in a shop like that. I'd love a chance to win some goodies from this shop. How cool is raven's blood ink? WOW!

TD (Tammy @ Journal of Evolution) said...

Great pics, Jaz. Looks like you had a graet time.

Sherry aka AutumnTurtle said...

I am going to salem next year, it has been a dream of mine since I was a young witchling!
I love looking through your blog it is always so amazing!!

Julia said...

Your trip looks absolutely amazing!! This is the first time I have been to your blog and I instantly fell in love with it and will definitely be following from now on!!

Thank you for sharing!!

Hugs and blessings!

The Bird said...

It sounds like you had the most magical time ~ I'm sooo happy for you!! You're very very fortunate to get to visit such an enchanting city so often :)

Please put me in for the awesome giveaway this week :) Good luck everyone!!

the wandering broom said...

Oooh, what a great giveaway!
Thanks so much again!

May I ask where you had your tarot readings done in the past? I had my cards read at Pyramid Books in Salem and thought the session went pretty well. I don't usually like to indulge in stuff like that though but every once in a while, the temptation gets the best of me.

New England Magic is a nice shop. I also love Laurie Cabot's store down by the Wharf (it's run by her daughter) and they carry gorgeous wands, jewelry, and all sorts of wonderful supplies.

Hope you're having a wonderful time in Salem. Enjoy your stay!

Stephanie said...

I've always wanted to visit Salem and I would love to be entered into this giveaway, thanks for it and all the beautiful pictures.
srgrant05(at)ymail(dot)com

Sandi said...

Oh, I will have to visit Salem at some time, but until I do, thanks so much for the tour.
Sandi
VictorianGypsy

AkasaWolfSong said...

I have been following your blog for quite some time now and am finally getting around to poking my head in and saying hello! I honestly don't know why I waited so long, lol...anywho, I'd love to enter this giveaway. I've been following your Salem trip and just fell in love with this little shop...it does have some incredibly good finds within its walls. I am drawn to the crystal balls and capes.

I love your blog Jazz and can hardly wait for you to get back to your scrumptious recipes!

Many Blessings to You! :)

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Slim or not...I must take a chance on this one! I live by chance..so here goes.. :)
Mona

Wendy the (Very) Good Witch said...

Hey Jaz...

Loved this post because her shop is indeed one of the best. I met the girl who owns it several years ago while in Salem, and bought a few Bethany Lowe Halloween items from her then. She was a beautifully bewitching red haired girl too, and friendly, as was her pooch Pumpkin.

At the time, when we were talking, I seem to remember her telling me that her husband was a Police Officer! Not sure if they are still married, but I remember wondering to myself how that works...a Witch and a Police Man...ha! But she said he takes it all in stride even though he wasn't Wiccan. I just loved the whole visual of he in his uniform and she in her black cape, hat and striped stockings...ha! And I think I remember her saying something to the effect of when he has to go out on a call because the 'Witches' have trespassed in the graveyard or any other commotion, that he always worries he'll find her there...or something similar to that. It made me laugh. Thanks so much for the Salem post this year also.

You and I were there almost at the same time last year. And this year we didn't go, so I am REALLY missing it. But your blog has been a nice way to 'pretend' I am there in person, although I can assure you I am there in Spirit always! ;o)

Willow Silverhorse said...

I've been wanting to visit Salem for a really long time. Thank you for sharing that with us. And please enter me in your giveaway!

Wendelou72 said...

Oh how I love your Blog. You are so very interesting and full of great magic. I visited Salem a few years ago on Halloween and it was a magical adventure. I would so love to be the winner of your fantastic give away.
Thanks for the a wonderful blog!!

Wende

Char said...

Oh how I would so love to win this giveaway! Please enter me. Your pictures from the shop in Salem are wonderful. Thank you for sharing them.

Renee G said...

Thank you so much for sharing your visit to Salem. It looks like so much fun. Please enter me for the goodies as well.
rsgrandinetti@yahoo(DOT)com

Draven said...

I so want to go back to salem, I went there for my honeymoon...Please enter me in your giveaway :) bythemoon@ymail.com

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Thank you for sharing this with us!

Yes, it was wonderful that they let you take photos inside. But the through the windows photos are wonderful too. In fact, I so love through the window pics. With the reflections, to add even more interest.

Gentle hugs...

Hilde said...

Amazing giveaway, I would love to enter (already a follower).
Great photos, thanks for sharing your trip with us :)

Birgit said...

What a wonderful store -- a big thanks to the owner for allowing you to take those awesome photos. And, of course, another BIG thanks to you for always sharing those photos!

Another thanks for the chance to win such goodies. :)

Autumnforest said...

That looks amazing!

mrsb said...

I am just dying to go to Salem!!

BelladonnasJoy said...

Oh boy, how I wish I had a shop like this to go to. Boo Hoo. What a perfect shop!! I checked to see if they had an online shop, but I guess it's just for advertising. Just as well, I've been spending lots of money on my upcoming Halloween birthday. It hasn't been as much fun as it used to be. So I decorated well, bought the Incense, Oils & Brews book by Cunningham. Now I must tend to those potions and such, to make the big day more fun. Jaz you are far too generous to give so much away!! You are Blessed!!

Just_Bethy said...

What a beautiful Blog...I came across this site care of Rose Sisterhood and am so glad I did...I am excited to spend the day reading in here tomorrow..Many Blessings...

Kallan said...

Jaz,
I adore your blog. You always have the most amazing finds here!
Totally loved the rusted witch piece the other day too!
I will definitely be checking out this store and looking at the spellbooks!

Happy Samhain!

Jon said...

I would absolutely love to be a part of this!
Thank you so much for putting this together!

Sus said...

Already following your blog and loving it! I was to travel to Salem this summer and had to cancel because of an injury.... I WILL go next year.... and am adding this shop to my to do list!

Thanks Sus

SilverMoone said...

I don't know how I never came across your blog until now (thanks to your post on Mrs. B's site!) but I'm glad I did! I grew up in Revere so traveling to Salem was a regular event, was just there a couple of weeks ago, hoping for one more trip before the seasons end!

Please enter me in this giveaway, looks fab!

Aelwyn said...

GORGEOUS!

Now I HAVE to go to Salem! (The girls and I keep trying to...)

Hoi Sum said...

I always love all the pictures you post! Your blog is perfect for any witch! Thank you for having such great giveaways too!

Blessings to you and have a fabulous Samhain!

Love,
Bex

ELLIE said...

definitely count me in on this great give away!!!! I am a follower

ana lilia said...

i love this giveaway! salem looks like a lovely place to visit. i'd love to go there someday. and the new england witch store is amazing! your blog is wonderful! i will definitely become a follower! ;)

Erin said...

Please include me on the giveaway!!! Great blog!!!!

stonemaven said...

Just discovered your blog and I'm loving it! I hope to get to Salem for Halloween someday too.

PJ said...

Oh my, please enter me in the drawing. I eat your blog up with a spoon, I would love to have something witchy and wonderful from you. I have to admit that last week my now husband and I drove to Niagara Falls to elope - and the whole way through New York I drove him crazy talking about Octoberfarm. I kept saying, "but MAYBE she's traveling right now too, MAYBE we could run into her and her dog at a little roadside pumpkin stand. And after I tell her how much I love her blog MAYBE she'll want to invite us over to that incredible house she lives in" And he answered with "and MAYBE she's getting a restraining order against you right now, ya creepy weirdo" :) Nonetheless, love this blog!

Aisha said...

Hope Im not too late in join this giveaway OHH i love Salem and everything in it I wish to be a part of this giveaway please thanks so much for sharing with us your trip

BelladonnasJoy said...

Isn't everything better and more authentic in Salem? It got a ring to it. Must be the witchy ways of the past that I will always associate with Salem. Wish I had a Salem that was close by!! Thanks again.