Saturday, January 30, 2010


...I'd like to do..

Things I'd like to make...

Things that inspire me...
- Margo

Monday, January 25, 2010

Monday Movie Moments of Madness

Did everyone watch the new Emma on Masterpiece Classic last night? If you missed it, you can watch it here! If you did get to see it, what did you think of it? We liked it a lot. However, are a little disappointed with how modern most of the characters act. It doesn't seem to have the feeling of the era that we were expecting. I think that it's missing some of the restrained and polite yet pointed rhetoric that we Austen fans love to hear and quote. Most of the costumes, sets, music and other things are, however, very lovely.

Romola Girrai is, as always, BEAUTIFUL. I just think that she overplays the character and has made Miss Woodhouse too modern and outspoken. Jane Austen's Emma Woodhouse is outspoken but she does it all in an elegant and smooth manner that is consistent with the regency era (in my opinion). This Emma seems a bit awkward and...hyper. But, we're hoping that in the last episodes she will become more like the "real" Emma. I've seem Miss Girrai in many films and she always does an excellent and flawless job. I think that in this case it's the director or writers fault. They are trying to make the film appeal to a wider audience and following the "bratty heroine" formula that is so prevalent in films today.

"That man is so full of himself I'm surprised he can stay on that horse!"

We think that Blake Ritson as Mr. Elton is hilarious! Quite a change from his other period film. And of course who does not love Michael Gambon? Love him in everything I've seen him in.

I was quite agreeably surprised by Jonny Lee Miller as Mr. Knightly. I mean, who could follow the handsome and wonderful Jeremy Northam? He IS Mr. Knightly! But, Jonny Lee Miller is a lovely albeit modern Mr. Knightly and does the job creditably. :) He plays the part differently than previous Knightly's but he adds a certain humanness and is more on the same level as Emma in making more mistakes and not always saying the right things. Letting his temper get the better of him in other words.

The next and last installment of Emma will air on television next Sunday, January 31st. Don't miss it! Here is the trailer in case you don't have any idea of what I'm talking about. (Don't forget to turn off the music on the sidebar first!)

Have a lovely day friends!
Genevieve and the girls ♥

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Rose Barrettes from The Purl Bee

I thought that this was one of the sweetest projects for Valentine's Day or any day for that matter! Please take a look!


[photo credit: The Purl Bee]

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Christmas Loot

Hello! I trust your January is going swimmingly! I have been enjoying reading all of your blogs and seeing all of the organizing and cleaning posts that everyone is posting. Wow! I'm inspired to clean, clean, clean!!
But right now, I wanted to show you some of the lovely things I received for Christmas this year!

Take a look at this hand painted vintage suitcase! Have you ever?!? My sister painted it. She is the best artist I know.

Oh, I love it. I just keep staring at it.

I wanted books for Christmas. And boy-howdy I got some dandy's! :) I posted about them here on my book blog Jane and Elizabeth if you'd like to see more details.

Look at these great scrapbooking supplies! I am going to make some amazing stuff... :) I also got a big paper stack from my sis with the most amazing retro looking papers. So excited to use them!

Marg made me this sweet Heirloom Tomato pincushion for me! She had made one for our Etsy shop and sold it at a craft fair and I whined and pouted about it so she made one for me. Hee hee! Isn't it cute? There's a sweet one here in our Etsy shop too. So darling! Isn't my sis talented?

And look at this! My mom got us the most amazing Christmas presents this year at antique stores. Can you guess what this is?

You are correct! It's an antique camera case! And LOOK what was inside? This antique cox camera! Oh, I just love it. It just exudes charm. :)

My mom also found the pillowcases and linens at an antique store. They look good on my bed don't they? :)

The sweet embroidered pillow case is just so delicate. I need to get a pillow form for it so that I can use it in my room.

Isn't this linen table runner beautiful? Love the hand embroidery.
I also got a wonderful trunk this Christmas. I've been wanting one for an age and this year I got one! I will post it when I take a picture of it.
Please share what you received for Christmas! I would love to hear all about it.


Monday, January 11, 2010

The Young Victoria

For this Monday Movie Moments of Madness....

The Young Victoria
This movie JUST came out in the US so we finally got to go see it in the theater today! It was SO amazingly good. The whole thing... filming, acting, costumes, music, story, sets.... All beautiful! I HIGHLY recommend it!
Go and see it in the theater if you can. It's so worth it!
Here is the official website:

Or you can watch the trailer here... Beautiful!

I hope you all have a lovely week!
xo Marguerite