Practical Magic has to be one of my favourite Witchy movies, for its domestic magic, tight knit family, great acting, and most importantly the stunning Victorian home that was built for the film (on an ancient Indian Burial Ground, and later torn down).I think a witch’s lair is just as important as her cauldron and broomstick, as this is the energy field she will be working directly with. If home is where the heart is, than for witches, home is where the magic is.
What I love most about this story is that all the Owens ever wanted was to find true love. After casting what seemed like an innocent love spell, actually came true in the most unexpected package. Isn’t that what magic is all about anyways? Intention with surprising results? As Sally Owens says at the end of the film
“There are some things, after all, that Sally Owens knows for certain: Always throw spilled salt over your left shoulder. Keep rosemary by your garden gate. Add pepper to your mashed potatoes. Plant roses and lavender, for luck. Fall in love whenever you can.”
The Owens arriving at their Aunts’ Victorian home
The kitchen, where some of the Owen’s sisters most delicious magic was cooked up!
Tea time in the garden