I love all of Austen's novels and Emma is in the top two favorite ranking in my opinion. I have enjoyed all the Emma movies I have watched as well but this one with Romola Garai and John Lee Miller is my favorite. He was such a great Mr. Knightley and she a very plausible Emma Woodhouse. Michael Gambon as her father was excellent.
I felt that Romola Garai played her role with such kindness and love that it really rang true. While resting in bed from foot surgery I watched it again and enjoyed it just as much. The BBC does these period pieces so well. All the characters were quirky and yet lovable
Do you have movies that you watch over and over and love?
More treasures from my recent resale shopping trip. "Pretties" as my grandmother used to call things of this nature. Always looking for new scented bubble bath and the peony scent caught my eye. It is fun collecting pretty gloves and dressing table items and ribbons. I use everything I collect and sometimes rotate the items around to keep it looking fresh.
On a recent trip to flea market type shops I found this pink cookie jar. It is so cute and see the sweet peas I picked today. I am lucky it has been cooler here and sweet peas still blooming. Pink Boy found the little shelf in a thrift shop and repainted it for me. I put tea tins and cookie jar and my big bunny mold on it in the corner.
I will someday in future redo my cabinets and counter top in the kitchen and I really want it to look like a pastry shop so I will be looking for things that convey that feeling.Kitchen trends seem to change every 8 years or so and I think kitchen is looking dated. I still am lobbying for a pink refrigerator so far Pink Boy says no! AArrgh!
On a recent consignment and thrift store shopping spree I found these fetching figurine lamps! They are what used to be called boudoir lamps and they work and still have the original pale pale pink shades! An excellent price and they have come to live this next phase of their little existence with me.
I love finding things that have been well loved and cared for and now are ready to move on. They are perfect size for my bathroom vanity area. I had some other lamps there but these are much nicer figurines and more feminine.
I like to take bubble baths and just put one lamp on and it makes it so relaxing. I play soothing music and the cats usually gather around the tub wondering when I will come out. They are all scared of the bubbles... silly kitties.
While I am resting from foot surgery I have looked at some of my images from the 2006 movie and other pictures. I am pretending to be in France instead of in bed with a ugly grey boot on.
I wonder if I could jazz it up how would MA do it? I am sure it would have ribbons and perhaps some special fabric. I hate to waste material on the ugly boot.
Marie Antoinette was in her time a celebrity just like the ones of today she had her make up hair and clothing people come to her.It must have been so fun choosing fabrics all those shimmering silks and damasks.
Some pretty images to calm and relax you and me! Today is my 6th foot surgery! I am a pro at it now. I must be flat with leg up for this week (in the ugly grey boot thing 24/7) and then next week I should be able to hobble around.
I prefer to do the surgery when it is warm so I don't have to be cold or worry about any slick sidewalks. I caught this early this time so I hope the ugly boot will be a short 4 week visitor. I will still be posting-- reading books--watching movies on my laptop and maybe working on some holiday stuff. I just can not watch TV all day way too boring.
I need to keep my feet in good shape so I can walk and walk all over Paris and other vacation spots. You see so much more when you walk.
I'm just a girl from the South with an eye for pink and for pretty homes and gardens. I love to travel and I love France. I have lots of hobbies and love meeting new people. I love art,pastry making, ballet, reading, gardening,dancing and being with friends and with my dogs, cat and pink parakeets.