THE WOODS ARE LOVELY DARK AND DEEP

THE WOODS ARE LOVELY DARK AND DEEP
"You have to have a sense of humour, darling, to be alive. Even a bit mad. It helps to be mad."

Sunday, September 26, 2010

* Old Hag Weed Bottles *

*** Old Hag Weed Bottles ***



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Here is another art inspiration from the movie" Practical Magic".
I call them Old Hag Weed Bottles, actually my hubby named them that which I thought was the most appropriate name to refer to them by. When Gillian was under jimmy's spell in "Practical Magic" she referred to her aunts as old hags and so the bottles got their name.But they are quite pretty for old hags, at least from the outside they look quite beautiful and on the inside, well lets just leave it at that!
Keeping the old hags in for eternity and casting good karma on the bewitched gals who keep them in their special conservatory or kitchen or wherever their place of magic may be, these bottles look magical in the natural sunlight but unfortunately we haven't had too much sun and the little we did have I was bed ridden in the past week. Hopefully I will get another opportunity to capture their magic in the coming week and then you will see another side of their beauty cast on the walls.

There is "Jet" with the gorgeous purple jewel and" Fran" with the circle of magical blue and white crystals and "Verbena" with a stunning amber gem.
I have taken a fond liking to creating these bottles but like all else I eventually tire and move on to something new, but for now I think I'm still amused by the whole process.
I used new bottles, vintage bottles, solder, patina,vintage gems and jewels.I still have more to photograph along with some of the Dioramas I have also made.
Hope you like them .



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* Jet *
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* Fran *

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*Verbena*

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*** Dioramas ***

....need finishing


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26 comments:

jaz@octoberfarm said...

oh i love these! how creative!!!

Incipient Wings said...

this is amazing! love the frog and the bottle!

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/

btw...it's a little hard to navigate your blog as your photo's are very big...

Kelly said...

How cool-Old hag weeds.... :D

And I love, love, love your banner!!!

Have a magical week!!!

BLISS angels said...

Annabelle I love your post and the bottle are wonderful. I had to lol at your profile your have the carry on films on your list .. I was just saying to me kids that i would love them to see them, so funny but I can't get them here... I'll have to get them next time we come home.. my fav is the one where they are turning girls into shop dummys... but I don't can't remember what it was called... come visit again good spell wendy from Blissangels

Jo said...

Just beautiful! Thanks so much for stopping by my PM Party post and for your kind words! Wonderful to 'meet' you!

Celia said...

Fantastic! I love the Old Hag bottles! And your banner is gorgeous! Thank you for visiting me over at my party and inviting me to yours!

Aimee Jeffries said...

Flying through for the Practical Magic Blog Party! ~Blessings~

cottagebeachhouse said...

Wow! what beautiful pictures and I am really enjoying the music. Not wanting to leave. You have truly created an enchanting blog post.

Amanda said...

Fantastic! Just lovely. What a treat for the eyes. Well done!

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

Wonderful bottles!! The nests are such a great touch.

Papillon Bleu said...

Annabelle you are an absolute swet heart. Thanks for your lovely comments on my video. Let me know when you make one. I would love to see what you do.
I truly enjoyed your post. Every single photo is a delight and I went to check the Etsy store too. The mini bottles could be great for my Halloween story!

Bye for now little witch.
;-)

Pop Art Minis said...

Awesome Practical Magic post...love the bottles! Thanks for flying by Pop Art Minis! http://www.popartminis.blogspot.com/ Would be happy to share a link back and yes, you can use the Lucky 13 Bewitching Fairy image to link back to my blog! THANKS! Have a magical day!

mercedes said...

Oh, my! I love those "old hag" bottles! This is my first visit to your blog and I absolutely LOVE your pics... thank you so much for visiting me as well! :) mercedes

Sinderella Studio Designs said...

Incredible post! The banner/header is great! The bottles!!!! I love them! Thanks so much for visiting with me! I am so glad I was able to see your party!!!
cheers with smoldering potions!
dana

Sinderella Studio Designs said...

p.s. I want some jellyfish stingers! Love it!

Penny said...

Wonderful post - love your old hag bottles.

Brightest blessings,
Penny

Magaly Guerrero said...

How creepily cute! I love the bottles and I think that even my (un)crafty witchy self might be able to manage those pillows for All Hallows Eve. I'm so making them!

And I saved the screen saver, too!

Thanks so much for sharing ;-)

Lisa Kay said...

Very lovely. I enjoyed your hag bottles and love the "jimmy" art you made. What fun this has been.

Lisa Kay

Plumrose Lane said...

Your blog layout seems a little off, I'm not sure if it's my browser so I tried changing it but to no avail.

I loved visiting your blog and really appreciate your sweet comment on mine!

The bottles you created are gorgeous, who wouldn't adore a set of those!?!

All the best♥
Sharon

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Love your banner! Love your music! And those gorgeous bottles are more for beautiful witches...not old hags. :) xo Lynn

Elizabeth Barczynski said...

I'm over the moon that you came to visit! Late-shmate :) I only just viewed my last PM Party post today! Those bottles you created blow my mind. They are beyond words cool!

Whisperings 13 said...

i am so glad you lead me back to this wonderfully magical place! i can't get over how beautiful everything is!! i have downloaded your image for my desktop! Love it!!
brightest blessings!
tracey jean

Annabelle said...

This party has been loads of fun and there is not enough time in the day for creating, blog hopping, daily work and spending time with family, which by the way is very much cherished when my hubby comes home for the weekends. Anyway, I will pop on over for a visit to you gals sometime today and tomorrow.

Jaz thanks again and loved your site; especially the Spell Books….Magical!

Incipent Wings, thank you for the award….will drop by for a visit later tonight …much appreciated.

Michelle and Sharon, Thanks for the heads up on the slow blog, tried to adjust it but I'm afraid I want my banner in the size you see and I have no idea how to adjust it in the html. I tried after your comment and I made a mess, will try later this weekl. Thanks again.NEED TO READ UP ON THIS HTML BLOG LAYOUT STUFF.

Wendy I haven't seen those episodes in ages but when I do I'll let you know. I just watched "Slapshot" and that movie with the hockey fights and bad language is my favourite hockey game I've ever watched.....non- stop laughing...I adore it.

Papillon Bleu, I'll be dropping by ….we must chat.I haven't had the time to try my animation but soon.The mini bottles aren't mine they belong to a gal from British Columbia Angie aka Deadspider……fantastic artist! Her link is on the bottles.
Pop art Minis, Thanks for the Fairy Witch Lucky 13 Bewitching Fairy and link. Adore this picture.

Sinderella, THE jellyfish Stingers are Angie's, her link to her store is on the bottle pics.

Magaly , Glad you liked the cat pillow craft enough to try it.Let me know when you have them done.
Again, thanks for the visits and lovely comments.

Make every day Magical.

•*¨*~^..^~*.•*¨**.•**Annabelle.•*¨**.•**

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