Saturday, September 29, 2018

If you believe in Faeries....


If you believe in Faeries clap your hands and blow some bubbles! 

Our line of Faery Bubble Scepters are now exclusively at The Witchery on Pickering Wharf in Salem MA. 
http://www.thewitcherysalem.com

Every bubble wand scepter is unique. The extra larges ones are handcrafted from branches, glass beads, sea shells, crystals and sari ribbons. Smaller wands are handmade from non-tarnish wire with beads, crystals and baubles.

These wands can be used for Halloween costumes, Cosplay, wedding accessories and gifts for all faery lovers. 

Thursday, September 27, 2018

The Witchery of Salem MA


Woohoo! I am so excited. My line of Spirit Dolls are now residing at The Witchery on Pickering Wharf in Salem MA. They are so happy to be in a place where people believe in magic and appreciate bizarre art!

All have been created using eco-friendly paper clay that i hand sculpted, painted. I used recycled fabrics, sari ribbon, yarn, feathers, moss and semiprecious stones with glass beads. Many of these have taken months to make. Some started off completely different and then morphed into who they are today. 

The Witchery is known for its Tarot Experiences. (Check out their website for a much better explanation!) http://www.thewitcherysalem.com

It offers readings, live performances, art and of course all the wonderful witchy wooie wooie baubles, candles and cards one would hope to get in Salem, the Witch City.

Just a few more days until October and the Haunted Happenings season begins. Did you bring your broomstick? 

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Celebrating Mabon with a Sale!


Mabon Blessings and Happy Autumnal Equinox from all of us at Practical Magic Salem!

My familiar, Nubi juan Kenobi has decided we should celebrate the change of season with a sale. Take 15 % off all magical jewelry, bubble sceptors, healing pet amulets, spirit dolls and accessories with the magic code LEAVES at check out.


Sale ends midnight 9/23/18

Friday, September 21, 2018

Meet the new boss...



My familiar, Nubi juan Kenobi is also the Snoopervisor at Practical Magic Salem. He is loving our new sun porch art studio. So am i! Lots of sun, plants and wafts of sea air pouring through.



Today he made sure that all the Wishing Bubble Wands were put on cards and packaged properly.


Luna miso Poosie stops by afterwards to make sure everything has been put away... and to torment Nubi for a bit by eating out of his crunchie bowl.

I believe it is mandatory for all stregas, witches and brujas to have a few black cats roaming through their homes in Salem! 

Please visit our new shop Whispers of the O'Fae for magical jewelry, spirit dolls and baubles.  https://whispersoftheofae.com

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Arrgh Mateys - It is International Talk Like a Pirate Day!


Quan Yin Kali Wu doesn't seem thrilled about this holiday. We have been having lots of rain and storms over the past two days. 



Later she has plans to go out and commandeer the Friendship Tall Ship and get drunk with the cats. 

Monday, September 17, 2018

Faery Garden!


While walking Quan Yin yesterday we stumbled upon an enchanting faery garden right here in our new neighborhood. These photos do not express the intricate details and amount of work put into this. 

The faery house is an exact replica of the house of the folks that created the garden. Will have to go back to take better photos soon. 

So loving this idea... now my head is spinning with ideas on how to create one here.... even though we do not have a yard. 



If you believe in faeries clap your hands!

You are invited to visit our faery friendly online shop:https://whispersoftheofae.com

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Park Bench Art


While walking our pup Quan Yin through the Salem Commons we came upon this lovely decorated park bench. It appears that faeries must have dressed it in flowers and ribbons. You never know what you will encounter in the Salem Commons. Loving being back in the Witch City!

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Sandy Paws!


Our pup, Quan Yin Kali Wu is loving her new neighborhood. We have been taking her for walks to Collins Cove which is less than 2 blocks from our new home. Seashells, sand and sea air. It is so good to be back in the Witch City.


We have only been here for a week. Still so many boxes to unpack and things to do. Our new shop Whispers of the O'Fae is now up and running. More magical baubles, jewelry and faery related gifts will be added very soon. Please visit our new site at:

https://whispersoftheofae.com

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Winter Island Therapy


Wooohoooo......We are now officially Salem residents! 

This weekend I drove 12 hours with 2 cats and a dog in a Kia Soul from Alexandria VA  following my husband who was maneuvering a Uhaul truck. Our bodies are still paying for it. So we took a break from unpacking to visit Winter Island. Ahhhhh the sound of crashing waves, laughing seagulls and the aroma of the sea breeze. Free therapy.

So much more to do, unpack and set up. The Planet Calamari website and shop which i started 24 years ago has had a make over and name change. (Like a bad haircut that goes out of style this change was way over do!) 

The new shop is Whispers of the O'Fae, which also is the name of the book i wrote a few years back. I have a special relationship with faeries, elementals and magical creatures and decided to go with a name they like as well. All a work in progress. Stay tuned....


Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Welcome to our blog!



Greetings!


We are in the process of moving back to Salem MA this week. So looking forward to being back in the Witch City after being gone for 6 long muggle-filled years. Feels like 60. It has been challenging living so close to DC and a roller coaster ride living in Alexandria VA. Love the quaint historic feel of Old Town but way too much concrete for this girl.

Yes it has been stressful to say the least and no need to go into that! I am truly grateful for the life lessons learned and the friends made while here. But now it is time to move back to a place we call home, our Island of Misfit Toys. Oh Aunty Em!

How we missed the sea, the magic, our friends, the oh so colorful people who live in Salem and of course Halloween in Salem is the most wonderful time of the year. 




 Collins Cove Beach

This blog will be filled with all things Salem MA. There is so much history in this tiny town. Nathaniel Hawthorne's House of the Seven Gables, the Salem Witch Trials, Pirates, Wizards, Halloween Haunted Happenings, Winter Island, Brunonia Barry, Alice Hoffman and so much more. 

Thank you for being patient during this transition. 




Our online shop Whispers of the O'Fae featuring magical jewelry, art dolls, books, healing pet amulets and faery wands will be closed through 9/13/18 during our move. I am in the process of creating a few more lines of jewelry and wands. Stay tuned!

Best Witches,
jeanie mossa

And now a magical zen moment from Winter Island!

 Waves lapping up upon the rocks of Winter Island, Salem MA. You can almost see the elementals dancing on the water.  This is the p...