1940’s movies with country cottages and inns have always been a favorite of mine – White Christmas, Christmas in Connecticut and a host of others. I’m so drawn to the overstuffed chairs and sofas covered in flowery chintz or barkcloth. Don and I were watching some movie recently – can’t remember the title – and I said, “I want that sofa! That’s a Claudia sofa.” It was covered in the most wonderful flowery fabric. I wanted to freeze the frame and take a picture of it.
The dollhouse has become the vehicle for getting that look (in the least expensive way!)
A “Christmas in Connecticut Chair” for the living room. Don’t you just love it? I can imagine curling up in this comfy chair, book in hand.
And my new “Christmas in Connecticut Sofa.” I am nuts for this fabric. I first saw it on a chair (same style as the one pictured above) that I couldn’t find anywhere but on one website and it was out of stock. I bookmarked it, but had given up hope of it ever coming back in stock. Then I ordered another pinkish print sofa from the same website that turned out to be out of stock, as well. By happy chance, during the course of a phone conversation concerning the out-of-stock-sofa, the woman I was speaking to happened upon this sofa. In the same print as the chair I had originally fallen for. It had been lost on some shelves somewhere. Yippee! Now it’s part of Hummingbird Cottage.
I think I’ve decided that the dollhouse is going to be done in the style of Christmas in Connecticut, don’t you?
And now that I think of it, as I look at photos of MHC’s living room, I realize that it is also in this style. My lord. Why did it take me so long to realize this? Whenever someone asks me my style in the future, “Christmas in Connecticut” will be my quick response.
I couldn’t resist adding this sun-filled view from the kitchen into the living room.
I’ve run out of the wood for the chair railing. And I need to choose wallpaper for the studio and the bathroom. In the meantime, the dollhouse seems to be thriving in it’s new home in the living room of Mockingbird Hill Cottage.
Go read Brenda’s post today on Where Do We Fit in the Blogging World? This is a subject that Brenda and I have spent long hours discussing on the phone. I have a suggestion for a name for those of us who are bloggers of a certain age – 45+. What about “Seasoned Nesters” – but maybe that isn’t all-encompassing enough?