a little witch in all of us.

October 14, 2019

we love it when the stars align in a magical, mystical, cosmic kind of way and the perfect moment is born. this antiques fest, it was our Practical Magic Party. it was enchanting and perfect. let the spell casting begin…

what started as a simple idea to honor one of our all time FAVE movies and consequently the theme of the front of our store, quickly exploded into a concept that y’all LOVED and connected with (ahem) …

Practical Magic inspired … complete with pumpkins, concrete frogs, owl lamps, tons of dried botanicals, and of course, broomsticks.

there’s something about the movie Practical Magic. it was pretty much a flop at the box office but now has a cult following. we’re part of that following. for sure. 100%.

maybe it’s because we refuse to grow up and we’ll always believe in magic … and the cosmos. and shooting stars. and making wishes. maybe it’s because of my never ending loyalty to my best friend, sandy (sandra bullock’s friends call her sandy. duh.). maybe it’s the sisterhood. the power of women joining hands and battling evil and kickin’ ass.

speaking of sisters, 2 beds…one of gillian and one for sally.

lots of dried botanicals for that mystic apothecary vibe…

we couldn’t resist. broomsticks had to happen…

early in the evening, witches from across the land began making their way to our front yard …

they came by the dozens … on foot, by car, or broomstick.

and then there was us … mom as aunt frances of course. me channeling my inner sally owen because we all know sandra bullock is my bestie. and amie dressing up as a wild-haired good witch of her own. the “good” part is still up for debate but whatever … i’ll allow it for the sake of the blog.

a good witch who fixes her sister’s necklace when it’s backwards…

taco bowls were served (until we ran out … we had no IDEA this many of y’all would show up to our little shindig)

and we drank moonlight margaritas in honor of the night’s namesake.

and then the sun began to set, the cauldron bubbled, and Practical Magic played on the screen under the tent…didn’t seem like it could get any better.

getting ready for the band…

and then it happened. it got better. y’all. Nightbird, the Stevie Nicks Tribute Band brought the freakin’ house down. Unlike anything EVER. the songs, the voice, the dance moves, the fog … OMG … AMAZING!

it was so much fun, y’all. such a carefree night filled with good spirits and good witches. thank all of y’all so much for coming! we can’t wait to do it again next fall! and don’t worry, we’ll order more witches hats!

with annie sloan, rachel hardage barrett of country living mag and paige hull

and the cutest little witch award goes to this one…

we couldn’t end this blog without including some of our inspo…some of our favorite parts from the movie…

signing off from our land of enchantment to yours…

PC: rodney bursiel

*thanks so much to lori gola photography for all of the images. rodney bursiel for the images of us in front of the red barn.

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  • Reply Kim Oliver October 14, 2019 at 10:12 am

    Y’all have the best fun! Wish I could have joined in on your enchanted evening! Love the movie, Stevie, good witches and incidentally, Sandy is MY BFF. (She just doesn’t know it.) xoxo

    • Reply Jolie Sikes October 14, 2019 at 12:58 pm

      maybe you can join us next fall?! sounds like we love the same things. 😉

  • Reply Rachael Hughes October 14, 2019 at 11:29 am

    Oh my, I had noo idea, I thought I was the only one obsessed about PM😳 Looks like I need to plan a road trip next year 🚙💨

    • Reply Jolie Sikes October 14, 2019 at 12:57 pm

      absolutely! come see us next fall! we’re going to do it again!

  • Reply Liz Boyles October 14, 2019 at 11:58 am

    You witches are the best!! You are my soul sisters. Thank God for all ya all. Inspiration is your magic and talent is your craft. You’ve put a spell on the sisterhood. Love ya!❤️🎃🧥🧹 Flying in next year! Liz

    • Reply Jolie Sikes October 14, 2019 at 12:57 pm

      we loveeeee the sisterhood so much!! thanks so much for loving what we do! XOXOXOO!!!!

  • Reply Athena Marie Gutierrez October 14, 2019 at 4:05 pm

    Omg!! Had I known I would have flown in from California and gone! Being a real good Witch
    (I’m what they call a White Witch) I just know I would have loved to have been there and celebrated with you beautiful ladies. Maybe done some readings for my Sisters😜
    You ladies and your establishment are just amazing. Thank you❤️ 🙏🏼 🎃😊🧙🏻‍♀️❤️

    • Reply Jolie Sikes October 18, 2019 at 12:10 pm

      awwww thanks! we would have loved to have you!

  • Reply Malisa Thacker October 14, 2019 at 6:32 pm

    Wow!! Love the pictures!!

  • Reply Judy Paul October 14, 2019 at 10:37 pm

    Love the photos! Looks like so much fun!

  • Reply Mirella Swan October 15, 2019 at 8:03 am

    I love this! You gals always have such a blast! I would’ve made the trek from CA for both the prom and the PM partaaaaay!!! The JG sisterhood is so amazing! Just viewing your pics made me want to jump into the monitor and partake of all the awesome, witchy-goodness fun!!! NEXT TIME FOR SURE!!

    • Reply Jolie Sikes October 18, 2019 at 12:10 pm

      awwww thanks so much! we LOVE this sisterhood so much! hope you can come next time!

  • Reply Laura McCann October 15, 2019 at 1:06 pm

    I love this!! What an awesome event!! This is one of my fave movies of all time. Please do this again and I will be there!

  • Reply Barbara Pappas October 16, 2019 at 5:16 pm

    Oh my witchy god, you had me at Practical Magic… you had me at the Junk Gypsies… then you SLAYED me with Stevie Nicks! #KindredSpirits #SallyAndGillian4Eva

    • Reply Jolie Sikes October 18, 2019 at 12:09 pm

      thanks soooo much!!! it was pretty awesome! maybe you can come next year?!!

  • Reply Jennifer Less October 18, 2019 at 1:30 pm

    This looks absolutely delightful!!! I went on my first girlfriends trip, down to Austin this year. We based it around the ACL to see Mumford & Sons, but also took a day side trip to Waco, and a day side trip to Junk Gypsies store!!! We *JUST* missed the Antiques Week, Prom and Practical Magic Party as we were in Round Top on Monday! *sad face* BUT, couldn’t have brought anything home on the plane anyway, so it’s probably best that we didn’t get to browse the tents. We would have just been going crazy or shipping junque home!!
    But, we spent about 3 hours in the store just looking at and touching everything and I totally fangirled and geeked out when all of a sudden Amie was standing in the store when I came around the corner. She said “Hi” to me and I am pretty sure I squeaked.
    I would have of course LOVED to been at Antiques Week, Prom or what is *definitely* even way more my style, the PM party with Stevie tribute band!!! I would have thought I died and went to trifecta heaven… Have to say too, I am Amie’s dark hair-do twin. She’s just a little younger, skinnier and cuter than I am, hahaha!
    Just love you two.
    Hugs from Iowa.

    • Reply Jolie Sikes October 29, 2019 at 2:58 pm

      soooo glad you could make us part of your road trip!!! hope you can come back soon! by the way, how was mumford and sons? love them!!

      • Reply Jennifer Less December 27, 2019 at 2:13 pm

        Mumford was AMAZING.
        I cried.
        The whole trip was just one best thing after another! Had SO much fun.
        And I drink out of my Gypsies owl/cattle skull/floral mug every day. <3
        Now that you replied to me, I had to squeak again. Personal hellos from both you gals. My life is complete.

  • Reply Debbie Harshner October 20, 2019 at 12:56 am

    I’d like a catalog please snc thank ever so much ♡♡♡

  • Reply Alaisa September 10, 2021 at 6:51 pm

    We had a great time! We were dressed as the Sanderson Sisters! We look forward to dressing up again and coming back!

  • Reply Sidney Garry September 13, 2021 at 4:44 pm

    I absolutely love your mothers hat…Can you tell me where she found it??? I wear hats if I have to be in the sun, and special sunscreen…

  • Reply Deby Denby September 12, 2022 at 11:13 am

    I had to miss this one last year but maybe this year I can make it. Not only is Halloween my favorite holiday and fall my favorite season but I absolutely adore Practical Magic!!! I want to live there and be a witch!!!

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