My mouth is watering as I am smelling all the wonderful smells drifting upstairs from the kitchen! My Mother is always so wonderfully good at making Thanksgiving dinner! I hope one day I will be able to cook and prepare a Thanksgiving meal at least half so wonderful!
We hope you all have a joyful and blessed Thanksgiving Day! Love, (on behalf of The Three Spinsters) Marguerite
La Belle Dame Sans Merci by Frank Dicksee This is one of my most favorite paintings. It is SO beautiful! Everything about it. *sigh* I just love the dress she is wearing. The color especially! And her hair. Gorgeous. And the best part about the knight, besides that he's absolutely smitten, is his masculine hands. =] And what a gorgeous horse! I have always loved BIG horses. My favorite part of our County Fair is seeing the big draft horses. They are one of God's most beautiful creations in my own opinion! I hope you all are having a lovely evening! xoxo ~Marguerite
We just watched this movie the other day. Ha ha ha! It cracks me up! We've watched it probably a hundred times... or more. And, of course, we quote it all the time too. (No big surprise there!) It's one of our favorite chick flicks as well as a great holiday movie! The dinner scene is the best! Ha ha!! "These mashed potatoes are so creamy!"
Happy Monday all! Love, Marguerite ps You have to watch this scene! (below) It is totally random and completely hilarious!
DISCLAIMER: The movie While You Were Sleeping may not be appropriate for everyone. If you haven't seen it, find someone who you trust who has seen it and ask them about it. =]
Just wanted to let you all know that we have put some new Christmas items in our shop! Check out our silly blog post about it. Here's a hint "It's a Wonderful Blog Post!". I'm such a nerd. But hey, nerds have more fun, right? At least, we think we do. Ha!
Also, I decided to have a sale on all my jewelry in the shop to hopefully make room for some new stuff next year. My jewelry is all Buy 1, Get 1 Free! It is a great time to use your coupon for Pretty Wit if you have one! Anyway, head on over to the Pretty Wit blog for links to the new stuff and the sale!
Hope you are all having a wonderful November! Love, Genevieve
Oh, Jane Austen. You were a lovely woman! You wrote such beautiful love stories. :) Here is one of my favorite Jane Austen movie moments. It is from Persuasion. A very well made movie and gorgeously done! If you haven't seen this movie yet, I would encourage you to watch it instead of just watching this clip. It is kind of a spoiler if you don't know the story already. You can watch it here on YouTube.
In this clip I love the combination of hyper carnival music, the colorful parade and fast moving spectators and the quiet, private and almost slow motion scene with Capt. Wentworth and Anne.
*sigh* Wonderful. :)
Thank you for joining us for Monday Movie Moments of Madness!
Hello friends! I want to tell you about a very special tradition in our Family. Every year, the very first time it snows at the beginning of winter, we stop whatever we're doing and take time to enjoy the occasion. Today, the 11th of November, we saw the first snow of winter! Hooray! There is something so very magical about the first snow. Especially with children. Amongst many shouts of pure excitement and complete ecstasy, my nephews bolted for the door to catch the first snowflakes on their tongues. It was all I could do to keep them from going out in their t-shirts and bare feet. Myself and my precious niece, who I held in my arms all wrapped up in a fuzzy blanket, walked out on the porch and watched the snow fall down with excitement. We did venture one little frolic under the falling snowflakes. Then we stoked up the fire and put the kettle on for tea and snuggled down to watch The Snowman. We have watched it every year on the day of the first snow for as long as I can remember. And usually two or three more times during Winter. It is so magical!
It is a film inspired by the book by Raymond Briggs. It is animated and has no words except for one song in the middle called "Walking in the Air". It is such a lovely song. The wonderful music in it is by Howard Blake. This is one of my Happy Thoughts! If you have the video I suggest you make some tea and toast and snuggle up by the fire and watch it with your family. If you don't, try to rent it or if you must, you can watch it here... just make sure you have a warm blanket or some hot cocoa or a cuddly niece or nephew near by. =] I have to tell you though... this story almost always makes me cry. So don't say I didn't warn you. ;}
Here is the video (in three parts) with the original introduction (which is the best thing)! =] [Don't forget to pause the music on the sidebar!]
And here is the song so you can listen to it uninterrupted.
I hope you have a lovely and snowy day! xo ~Marguerite
Introducing Monday Movie Moments of Madness! Every Monday er...rather Mondays that we feel like it or when we remember we will post mutterings, mumblings and maniacal musings on Movies that we love, hate and otherwise. Hope you tune in every Monday, or when you feel like it, to join in the madness!
For our first post we would like to show you this video we happened upon. HA! It's awesome. We love Mr. Guppy! Wahoo!! -The Grils