Some of my favorite films are my favorites because I like the sets. I love the glimpse into houses. This picture is from The Holiday. Look at all that clobber at the door. Mmmmmmm.
This set is also from The Holiday. A blue velvet bench/coffee table. White book shelves. Pillows. I'm jumping in.
You've Got Mail is an old favorite. The soft bed. The quilt. The lamp light spilling onto the pillow. Gorgeous.
Look at this little apartment interior. Open door sporting an old and worn knob. Blue/green paint. Fruit. Scones. Tea.
Another set from You've Got Mail. Wreath on the window. Old table with a stout lamp. Wooden dish rack.
Some other favorite "house" movies: One True Thing, Father of the Bride 1 and 2, Home Alone, Sense and Sensibility, Anne of Green Gables, The Secret Garden (simply because of Scottish Martha), Harriet the Spy, Tara Road, Sleepless in Seattle, Mama Mia. Can you think of any others?
What do you think makes a house warm and comfortable?
I like a fire in the fireplace, candles, flowers, and lamp light.
Soft pillows, quilts at the ready,stacks of books, baskets of knitting, fruit bowls, brightly patterned rugs.
Red. Ribbons tied around pillars and posts. Rows of small pitchers. Simple, gathered curtains made of cotton.
The smell of coffee and toast.
Soup on the stove.
A clean floor.
Do you feel like dancing now? Let's put on our soft calico dresses, our apron pinafores, our bonnets. Let's hold hands and laugh, squeal, stomp, and fill our homes with JOY!