Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Whimsy Wednesday Brings A Tutorial For Our Feathered Friends.

I went shopping at the Thrift Store the other day and came home with the most amazing finds! I bought a couple of dresses for myself and a few things for my daughter Nicole. I also found some lovely things for my home, a wooden mirror, the perfect vases for my upcoming terrarium projects, small wooden bowls, an ice bucket and also wicker hearts and wreaths. All of this was in addition to the dresses!!!! Today, I want to share an easy tutorial that will show some love to our feathered friends using the wicker wreaths.

Material needed:

Wicker Wreaths
Peanut Butter
Bird Seed
Knife for spreading
Bowl or container for bird seed

Lay out your wreaths.
Add ribbon and tie in a small knot for hanging.
Spread peanut butter on each wreath.

Finally dip each wreath into birdseed.

What a lovely little feeder for our Feathered Friends!!! addition, You can fill small glass jars with bird seed and give them as gifts along with the wreaths.
These would make lovely gifts to give at Christmas or anytime for that matter.

I hope you give it a try.

Much Love,


Milady Leela

P.S. I plan to share about the dresses I found on my next post. Please stop back♥

Friday, September 23, 2011

Practical Magic

I have been thinking for quite some time now about what I wanted to share for this year's Practical Magic Blog Party post. Before I begin, you can see my Last years post at this link:
...Anyway, I have decided that I what I want to share is a collection of thoughts and pictures that continue to inspire me and thus, bring Practical Magic into my world. Lets begin shall we?
Peace and Serenity are two things that are always are needed in anyone's world. Think of a dream land that you would love to escape to.

Now close your eyes and calm your are now there.

Take a walk into the Enchanted forest, breath in the clean, crisp woodland air.

Take time to watch the lovely swans in all their beauty swim across the lake.

Next, light a candle and relax in the calmness of the shadows made on the wall.
Quite often, I think about my lovely Grandmother and how she created magic in her world everyday just by the way she lived her life.

One of the things that I remember about her was she taught me the beginnings of palmistry.

She would take my hand and show me what the lines in my palm meant.

That sparked me to do further research as an adult. One of these days, I will have to share more about my Grandmother and her beautiful soul. My love of gardening was first inspired by my Grandfather and later my Dad. Due to that inspiration, I now have my own garden.

I have mostly roses and herbs that I use for blending my potpourris and perfume oil potions.

My garden is really for medicinal and Aromatherapy purposes which to me is quite frankly, Practical Magic!
Believing in yourself and believing in love also creates Practical Magic. You may not even realize it but just those two things can be a spark to creating magic in your world. Once you believe in yourself, your world will open to so many things. So, with that, let's go back to the beginning.....think of a dream land that you would love to escape close your eyes and calm your mind.....Make some Magic Happen in your world.
Much Love,


Milady Leela

P.S. if you are interested in my Perfume oils and Potpourris, please visit my potpourri and potions section in the Milady Leela Shoppe. This link will take you there.
or you can click on the Etsy button on the right hand side of my blog page.

P.S.S. Be sure to stop by and visit Anna at:
Our original Hostess to check out her Practical Magic post. I'll bet it is Magical, to say the least.

***Beautiful Elf Picture is courtesy of Google Images.
***Believe,Love Picture is courtesy of my dear friend Donna who took this picture of my wedding favors while at my wedding.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Woodland Enchantment

I had mentioned that My Mister and I went to the Pittsburgh Renaissance Festival last week. It was a lovely time indeed. I promised pictures of the day and wanted to share them with you now.I was so happy to have found The Wizard as I wanted to discuss Practical Magic with him.

I shared with him what I have in store for you sure to check back here on the 24th. You can see what I am talking about by visiting this link:
It is going to be magical to say the least.

Be back soon and as always....
Much Love,


Milady Leela

P.S. If you are interested in my Faery Wings and would like to have a pair of your own, visit me here:

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Something New!!!

Jimi and I went to the Pittsburgh Renaissance Festival on Sunday. We had an amazing time. Oh my was really a great time! I wore my Faery Wings, it is so much fun to play dress up and this Festival is truly the place to do just that. We bought some great smelling incense, potpourri and took lots of pictures. I will share some of these pictures with you soon. I do want to share this one with you now though...

Do you like my hat? I have been looking for a hat like this for a long time. It reminds me of the hat that Stevie Nicks wore in the 70's. Mine is not exactly the same as hers but very similar.
Jimi bought it for me at the Festival and I am so in love with it!!!!! The hat was handmade by one of the artisans which also makes it special to me. Notice the Pink Rose on the side. It is a clip that I usually wear in my hair but thought it would make a perfect finishing touch to the hat. I also have a beautiful white marabou feather that I found at a local craft store which will look super cool too when I want to change it up.
Today, I wore my hat all day! Did I mention I am so in love with it? Ahh, yeah, I think I did.

Much Love,


Milady Leela

Saturday, September 10, 2011

A Day In The Park

Today was a lovely day!!! Jimi had to work at a Community Day Event that was about an hour and a half away. I decided that it would be nice to go out and visit him so I invited my daughter Kelly and my grand baby to come along. We packed up the car and drove out to the event. The day was perfect, not too hot and very sunny. Kelly thought the park was so beautiful. She has a great eye for photo composition and took this picture.

Summer had a great time also. She played on the swings and on the slide.

Kelly also took this picture of Summer and Me on the tunnel slide.

On the way home, the baby fell asleep in the car, Kelly and I realized that we did not get any pictures of the two of us or even the three of us. Oh boy, I guess that happens. It just gives us the excuse to have another day in the park. Hope it is soon.

Much Love,


Milady Leela