Friday, September 17, 2010

~a little Friday inspiration & a whole lot of jane~

hello everyone!

just a quick hi & some pretty Friday
inspiration for you!

first up.....because I wish my sewing room
looked this fabulous!!!

I don't know what I like more,
the chrome chair, the painted floors (really?;))
or the cute little trashcan......

ok, OR the darling vintage sewing machine....
the little bin w/ wheels...
that cute little table.  OK  I guess I love it ALL.


here's another cute little work table
now that has got to be the most awesome
 light fixture....
I'd love to find me one of those!

and because I'd love to still be sleeping in a wonderful bed such as this......
and I think I've even
posted this picture before, but is it
not worth swooning over some more?

or this one would also work for me.....

look at those awesome floors.....
and I do believe that is a big-o pole
right the middle of the room....
ya see it there?
built in coat rack!


now you weren't expected any rhyme or reason
from me today were you?

good ~ cuz I don't have any.

how about this living room?
I kinda like it.
what about the palm leaf in the vase?
hmmmm....I guess it gives it kind of a beach
feel ~ ok....

I like the large-ness of the coffee table...
I do not have a coffee table
and it's getting quite annoying not having
something fabulous to arrange all the cool
stuff I find on.....
{I am certain that was a huge run-on sentence but I'm lettin'
it ride today....;)}


ok new subject.....
"what I've been watching while working on
pillows & dust ruffles......"

do you recognize this cottage?

I have watched sooooooooooooooooooo
many Jane Austen movies in the last couple weeks...

 the cottage is from Sense & Sensibility,
the Hugh Grant, Emma Thompson, Kate Winslet

love that movie.....if you have not,
for some unimaginable reason, seen it
go get it today!!
you don't even want to know how many times
I've watched it. 

but I also like to watch the BBC version
with David Morrissey, Janet Me Teer & Hattie Morahan.  Also very good ~ 3 full hours of goodness.

and watch
my beloved Jane Eyre
almost 4 hours of fabulous-ness

and of course Pride & Prejudice
6 hours of Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth Bennett....

Mr. Ticking and Toile much prefers
the Kiera Knightly version.....
well, yes, I like it too, but it's toooooooo short!!
but the proposal at the end is magnificent.....

and the music is totally totally totally
amazing~ in fact I had the soundtrack on my blog
when I firsted started ~ because it is so beautiful
I could listen to it non-stop.

let's see what else I've watched or have tried
to watch........

well I've tried to watch many of these
but really have a hard time getting into it.

I was about 2/3rd's the way thru
Pride & Prejudice 
{it's at least 4-6 hours of very bad acting}

and Mr. T & T turned it off saying it was
the worst EVER.

{just so ya know, he isn't all huffy like that...he just
knew I wasn't loving it while I was sort of watching it....;) }

I couldn't disagree....I just wanted to see if I could
get thru it....

I am now trying to get thru some Charles Dickens
"Bleak House"

and it is also 6 hours.....Dickens is hard
to focus in on, but I'm working on it.

I should have bought the Gillian Anderson
version, but $6 was a lot less than $30!

I watched this too,
an old standby...

which is great ~  but
it's not an 18th century love story.... there anything else?

well yes....I do have an open mind to other
genre's.  I also watched this....

Yes, I know technically it's kinda the same genre as all the Jane Austen's..... but, it's pretty good too.  Have you seen it?
I'd love to get your opinion on it.


well I hope you all have a wonderful weekend,
if I've missed a super fabulous movie you think
I must see, please let me know!!



{interior images by Coastal Living and Tumblr}


Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

WOW Shellagh, you sure know how to pick some gorgeous inspirational photo's, sure to put a smile on all of our faces!
I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

WhiteWhispers2u said...

G'day~Lovely Cottage.Thanks for sharing such great movies with us.I will go check them out.~Enjoy Kim

Anonymous said...

I especially like that sewing room. I watched "Sense and Sensibility" for the umpteenth time just last week. Every time I watch it, I think how smart and clever Emma Thompson is for having written such a fantastic script. I love her! Another favorite of mine is "Anne of Green Gables." Makes me boo-hoo every time!

Seawashed said...

I love that image of the Sense and Sensibility house. This is a beautiful post.

Miranda @ Pressing On said...

That sewing room is amazing, I think the metal chair is the best part.

I've seen all of the movies you listed except the last 2. I will have to go check those out. I also tried watching that Jane Austen series and just couldn't do it...the acting was horrible. My favorite is P&P with Colin Firth. Even my dh likes to sit and watch it with me. *LOVE*

Lolo @ The Adventures of Stig and Lolo said...

Ooohh love all your inspiration photos :) There is just something about clean, crisp white with some rusty industrial metal!
I love Jane Austen too....but after looking at all of those movies you listed, I was craving me some "Anne of Green Gables" too :) My all time about a good ol' cry everytime!

savvycityfarmer said...

that was fifi in her sun room!!!

my favorite ... the bust-y bod-y form

It's me said...

Wowwww....what a great pictures and movies.....I love that image of the Sense and Sensibility house..........i recognized the same...........happy weekend Ria.....

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

All the rooms you showed are beautiful! I really love that huge coffee table.

I'm embarressed to say I haven't seen ANY of the movies you mentioned! I need to get to the video store! The exception is Fiddler on the Roof. I have loved that movie since I was a girl. I just DVRed it the other day and I plan to make my 11yr old son watch it with me. I wonder what he will think? :)

Room Service ~ Decorating 101 said...

Great images here today. I really love the first one. Now get out there this weekend and find you a coffee table! I can't wait to see what you get...

Annastacia said...

Gorgeous gorgeous rooms! I love that first craft room so much! Also I adore Sense and Sensibility! It has been my favorite movie since I was 12, I used to take walks with a blanket wrapped around my shoulders like a shawl, ha ha oh good times! I too have seen it soooo many times :) It's just that good! Hope you have a wonderful weekend

Blondie's Journal said...

The images are gorgeous!! I'd love to have netting above my bed but I'm afraind I'd never get out!! I'm bad enough now!! Love the lamp in the picture of the ancient sewing machine!

I've only seen 1 of your movie picks but I've read most of the books. Thanks for the reviews! :-)


Krista Benskin said...

My favorite room was the sewing room and I think I am still drooling over that chair! :) As far as great movies, I too am a huge fan of the Sense and Sensibility with Emma Thompson and Pride and Prejudice with Keira Knightley. One movie that I did not see listed, that I also really enjoy is Little Women- the 1994 version with Susan Sarandon, Wynona Ryder, Claire Danes and Christian Bale. Hope you have an extraordinary weekend!

Kathy's Red Door Welcome said...

One of my all time favorite movies was Sense and Sensibility! Love, love , love it! I love the dress form in the first photo. I have been looking for one for the longest time. Have a great weekend!

Rie said...

OH, I just love all those movies. Have you seen Wives and Daughters and North and South? Those two are great as well. I've been meaning to buy the soundtrack to the new P & P but haven't yet. Thanks for the reminder!!

Tricia said...

Wow, look at all your great pictures. I love that first bed...heavenly. Now I hate to admit this to you, but I am one of those who for some unimaginable reason, has not seen Sense and Sensibility. There I said it. I will have to see if I can add it to my Netflix list :)

Best wishes for a wonderful weekend :)

Norma Bennett said...

Gorgeous inspiration pics Shellagh, thanks for sharing! My favourite is the sewing room, how cute the little sewing machine is!

cindy said...

Pretty pictures!!! And I love all things J. Austen. We like Emma..all versions. We also enjoyed Wives and Daughters. We did long old period dramas :) And Humphrey Bogart too.

Rachel Noelle Pallas said...

~**~LOVE the workrooms and the chrome light fixture!!! Sooo inspirational..thanks for sharing!~**~ ;)Rachel

Ms. Bake-it said...

Hello Shellagh! You have certainly chosen some absolutely gorgeous inspirational photos. I love that first bedroom! The second one is pretty nice too.

Great movie selections!

I hope you have a fantastic weekend!

~ Tracy

Anonymous said...

Seriously, where do you find all the beautiful pictures that you show us?? Everytime you post something, it usually goes right into my dream file! :)
Now that it's getting cooler and dark earlier, I can't wait to curl up and watch the old good movies ~ Have a great weekend!

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Hi Shellagh....yes, no rhyme or reason today but entertaining none the less! I love all my Jane Austin movies and your favorite versions are also mine. I did like the PBS version on the past season of "Emma" but I know some like the Gyweth Paltrow one. Beautiful and inspirational photos of very pretty rooms!~Hugs, Patti

June said...

Oh certainly know how to spend your time wisely! I love all these movies!!!
Your images in this post just elevated my blood pressure to a dangerous level. Love them all!

Beach House Living said...

The double industrial lamp caught my eye. It's seems like a perfect size.

Wilhelmiina said...

Sewing room is so lovely , i like it :) vintage sewing machine is gorgeous!

Rosie said...

YUP...each and every one of those snappies, are definitely "swoon worthy"...and I have an on going love affair with each and every one of those delicious movies from that truly romantic era. I do however, find it difficult to concentrate on the plot, as I am drooling over the decor. on Rosie..............

Rosa and Carlotta: Illustrated-Moodboard said...

your blog is so inspiring!
Check out our fashion illustrations are ! = )


Sharon@Sharon at Home said...

Jane Austen ... Pride and Prejudice is my favouite ... the longest version with Colin Firth is the best, but the Kiera Knightly version is excellent if you want a quick fix.

la maison LaFortune said...

uuhh, how much coffee did you have before you wrote this post??? Love it though!!

Susanne said...

I'm with you on the Jane Austen movies. As far as favorite versions go, I think I tend to like the one I see first the best. For Pride and Prejudice that was with Keira K. and for Sense & Sensibility it was the Emma T./Kate W. version. But you failed to mention my favorite - Persuasion, I like the BBC version with Amanda Root and Ciaran Hines the best.

Laura said...

Hi there Shellagh, great pics today! I love them all! Its funny, I have been seeing a lot of the palm fronds around lately! I dont have a coffee table either; not allowed!! my husband hates them; think it had something to do with him having an acciedent on one as a little boy! I am using a big ottoman instead which is handy to put stuff on. And I have spied a very very nice tufted ottoman with carved woodden legs. Just have to save my pennies!!

Jen Kershner said...

Just the kind of eye candy I needed this morning. I love those first 2 pictures especially. Hope you are having a wonderful weekend!

Bravehearted Beauty {formerly LLH Designs} said...

I'm a huge Jane Austen fan...both in books and on screen! But I must say when it comes to P&P films, I much prefer Colin Firhh as Darcy. Had he and Kiera Knightly been paired together, it would've been perfection! And Jane Eyre is one of my all time favorite novels. Haven't seen the film. Better do that!

Came here through ny sweet friend Morning T.

Happy Sunday!

Small Holdings Farm said...

Love the mix of industrial, serious and whimsical. Soft colors draw the eye inward...relaxing and exciting at the same time

Privet and Holly said...

After attending a day
at the Creative Connection
last week and seeing oh so
many fab artists and sewing
projects I'm thinking that
my sewing area needs some
love, too!!! So, thank you
for these inspiring pics.
If I come across that fixture
you like, I'll let you know;
I DO aim to please whether it's
antlers or lights : ) Okay, here
is a movie for you that I like:
Ladies in Lavender. I really
loved it and think you will, too.
Go forth, sew and watch movies ~
xx Suzanne

Anonymous said...

You need to find Mansfield Park as well--simply gorgeous--especially the parts in Bath, probably my favorite English city besides York. xxKaren

Patricia in Denver said...

You have just named all my favorite movies, including the fabulous "Fiddler on the Roof". You have excellent taste! This is my first visit to your blog, but definitely not the last.

cottonfieldfarm said...

I love your blog! Thank you for all the beautiful ideas! I am your newest follower!

cottonfieldfarm said...

I just grabbed your button, so beautiful! Would like to invite you to come on over to the farm and grab my button!

Unknown said...

Mansfield Park is a wonderfully done film. I also adore Emma. As much as I love all of the Austen films, my absolute fav is the BBC mini-series of "The Buccaneers" (Edith Wharton). They did it as a mini-series and it's available on dvd. I highly recommend it and feel certain you will love it!


{oc cottage} said...

Nice to know that there's someone out there as nutty as me! I have to own every version of every Jane Austen story! And I never get tired of them! I have seen the S & S with Hugh & Emma a million times and I still cry at the end...the newer version is really good too! The newest version of Emma is great! And the latest version of Persuasion is AMAZING!!!! Have you seen Lost in Austen? I loved it! I must admit, I gave up on Bleak House...but Daniel Deronda, I loved! {yes...I am a BBB addict!}

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~jan said...

I love your taste in decor, music and especially Austen. I just watched S&S yesterday and for a year and half watched P&P every Sunday evening (Kiera version)with parmesan popcorn for dinner.
Great post!!

Come see me sometime at
PS. I love the white bedroom, so serene...


A Room For Everyone said...

What a great post. I love these movies too..particularly Daniel Deronda - it was such an intelligent, multi layered film. And Sense & Sensibility is wonderful, I've watched it several times. I must watch Jane Eyre, I can't believe I haven't yet! Have a lovely Sunday..Rachaelxx

The Obstinant Family said...

If you like Jane Austin movies, you should watch BBC Persuation.

The Prudent Homemaker said...

Not romances, but the same time period, and your husband will love them--and you probably will, too: Horatio Hornblower.

I love the sewing room. I saw a beautiful tutorial on covering a sewing room chair like that one--somewhere (sadly, I don't know where!). I want to do mine as well but I hadn't figured out what color. The red is stunning. That photo also makes me want to change out the curtains for white sheers; they are beautiful! My machine sits under my window like that, too.

Kimberly said...

First visit her, but I must say you have WONDERFUL taste in movies. :) You've listed some of my absolute favorites!
S&S is wonderful and are all of Jane's stories. I am a huge Dickens fan and am reading Bleak House right now. Love it! I have both versions of the movies. The old one is fine, but I did like the newer one even more. Do check out Little Dorrit, if you can. The new version has Mathew McFayden and is wonderful. I read that in July and bugged my Sweetheart to get the movie. The recent Nicholas Nickleby is good, if you aren't tired of Dickens. My goal is to finish reading all of his stories this year. Lofty goal as most of them run 1200 pages. :) Also, some of the other suggestions--Persuasion, Daniel Deronda and Horatio Hornblower really are delightful as well.
You have a lovely blog. Off to visit the archives!

Princess Danell said...

You should also add"Lost in Austen" to your list of movies. It's a BBC production. I saw it on Netflix and it was really cute.

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