the classics

We’re getting back into the swing of things around here.  Our new year routine is in order and our lazy winter break week is behind us along with all of the Christmas decorations now packed away.

We managed to catch quite a few movies over the holidays.  Most of the new ones are not even worth mentioning except for Lincoln.  Brilliant – the acting, the set, Daniel Day Lewis.  I loved every minute of it and was still thinking about it the next day and now, a week later.  Have you seen it yet?  I was also fixed on certain props specifically the antique chairs in the film.  I would love to know more about how the set was put together.

Sally-Field-Lincoln-photo: FoxNews

As for the classics…there are a few favorites worth highlighting not just because of the story lines but because of the brilliant vintage props and sets.  I found myself getting lost in the details at times.

It’s a Wonderful Life 1946

I love all of the glassware featured in Gower’s drug store in the beginning of It’s a Wonderful Life.  I am definitely having a moment with vintage labware.  Nerd alert.  Bust seriously look at all of the apothecary bottles and pretty labels and such.  I spy a fabulous typewriter back there too.

It's a Wonderful Life

Fast forward to the end of the movie.  Hopefully you know the storyline – it is one of my all time favorite movies!  I love George and Mary’s fixer upper.  Mary is the ultimate DIYer and look at how chic she is!

In this scene I was particularly drawn to the curves of the French chair George is sitting on.  Love. It.  The chair is both masculine and feminine all in one.  Also, in the background, something about the mounted framed butterfly collection caught my eye.  The collection is definitely right on trend again.

It's a Wonderful Life

Breakfast At Tiffany’s 1961

Oh Holly Golightly, what a character!  She’s got so much style both fashionably and in her apartment.  Check out her stack of white luggage!  Holly hides her phone in there you know.

Holly Golightly - Breakfast at Tiffany's

But Holly’s most iconic piece has got to be her claw foot bathtub turned sofa.  I love the color choices as well.  Holly is the original upcycler!  By the way have you watched Salvage Dawgs yet?  They repeated this exact project on one of their first episodes.

Holly Golightly - Breakfast at Tiffany's

A Christmas Story 1983

Can you believe I never saw A Christmas Story before this year?  Yeah, me neither.  I think we need to invest in the leg lamp for next year.  It’s a “major award”.

Anyway, I found myself smitten with the mom’s hot pink chenille bathrobe.  I want one just like it so I can wear it around the house all winter.  As I write this, I am wearing a much less fashionable bathrobe.  Too much information?

A Christmas Story

Beyond the fabulous bathrobe, the mint and white hoosier cabinet really knocked my socks off in this movie!  How wonderfully vintage is that thing?  Perfection.  And I spy melmac dishes in the cabinet.  Those vintage kitchen chairs aren’t bad either.

A christmas story kitchen

What classic movies did you catch over the holidays?  Did you find yourself coveting anything from the movie sets like I did?

Hope you’re settling comfortably into 2013…

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