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Sunday, March 08, 2009

Time For A Holiday...

"The Holiday" is a genuine *feel good* movie. It is charming and filled with magical moments, happy tears, sweet revelations. Tender and funny, it is a film that does not disappoint. Now, all of this aside, and as much as I adore the film, I am in LOVE with one of the film's sets. I could watch the movie over and over for it alone. You can have "Amanda's" (Cameron Diaz) enormous, state of the art California mansion. Just let me have "Iris'" (Kate Winslet) quaint English cottage. The mansion leaves me chilled and uneasy. Give me the warmth and coziness of the cottage.
I have been able to find a few stills of this precious house, both of it's exterior and interior, all which were created for this film alone. Although it looks as if it has been standing for centuries, the cottage was, in fact, built for the film!

I have found almost everything written about love to be true. Shakespeare said, "Journeys end in lovers meetings." What an extraordinary thought.

~Iris in The Holiday

I hope you enjoy these glimpses into one of my true *dream* homes...
Ahhhh....now I am off to do a little cottage *dreaming*!
I hope your Sunday is warm and filled with smiles. I will be back tomorrow with a few pictures and stories of our *birthday* filled weekend! Thank youf or the sweet birthday wishes to my 2 precious celebrants!
Love and Hugs,
Susie Q

22 comments:

Kathleen Grace said...

I love this movie! I have always longed for a sweet stone English cottage like this. It is just my style. Thanks for the stills to dream over:>)

salmagundi said...

What is not to like about this cottage? All of us small house lovers can dream of this one!! Thanks for finding the images. Sally

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

This was a great movie! And I am totally with you. The "cottage" was the one I wanted to live in too! Those pictures are great.

Smilingsal said...

Okay, you take the cottage, and I'll take the mansion!

Allidink said...

I would love to have that house too! haha, I liked the movie a lot also. lol

All the best,
Allison

Carolyn (Harbor Hon) said...

Sweet Bunny Lady,
You must have been inside my head this morning as I woke up thinking of this movie. How weird is that!? I love this movie so much and adored Jack Black in this one. Never really cared for him before, well maybe in Shallow Hal. :) I want the cottage too as I feel so comforted whenever I see the pictures. We are a lot alike in taste. xxoo

imjacobsmom said...

Unbelievable that this cottage was built just for the movie. I wonder what they did with it. I'm not wild about the kitchen, although I love the fireplace in it. I could take any of the other rooms in the house though. What a great movie and great find. ~ Robyn

Lisa said...

One of my favorite all movies. And the interiors...perfection! Thanx for reminding me how much I love it!

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Sue, I love this movie, too. I watch it again and again to see the cottage. It's my favorite of the two homes, also.

I just told my friend, JoAnn about the movie, the other day. She's going to see if it's at the library. I told her I watch it for the house. But really, J and I were talking about this movie, yesterday. It's like the "old movies" we love. Few of those, these days.

Andi said...

Loved the movie and the cottage. I think that top exterior view of the cottage would be a charming header on your blog Sue.

And speaking of headers....would you mind if I borrowed the one you used last year for St Patty's Day? I just loved it so and would enjoy having it on my blog for a wee bit.

Hugs, Andi

The Old Oaken Bucket said...

Thank you for this post. It is so nice to know how many people love this movie as much as I do. I own it and have watched it over and over again. I always see something new each time I watch it. The pictures are just wonderful!

Cottage Rose said...

Hello Susie Q; I too love that movie, and that cute cozy cottage. They did a great job on making it look old, when they built it. I want to live in there....sigh. guess I will just have to dream too. lol

Hugs;
Alaura

Susan said...

I haven't seen the movie, but I can see why you love that house! It is now my dream house too, along with the Home Alone House! Thanks!

Rosie's Whimsy said...

Oh my, after seeing those pictures, it is now mt dream home as well!

I love the bookcases surrounding the door. That's a detail that could be done for little money but it looks so fabulous. Thanks for sharing!

the pleasures of homemaking said...

The cottage is one of the best things about this movie...well, Jude Law was really very cute in this movie!

Manuela

tales from an O.C. cottage said...

OHHHHHHHHH, that is the cutest home!!!
I was thinking about renting it this weekend to get ideas!!!!! (now I will just study your pictures!)

M ^..^

Deb said...

Love this movie! Kate & I rented it when she was home from University for reading week :-)I could move into that little cottage too :-)
Happy Birthday Wishes to Grace & Brady!

Melanie said...

I love the quaint, cottage look. My husband (who was English) said that the quaint, thatched roofed ones in English villages were usually damp and moldy. I'd still prefer them over a manor house! Have a great day.

Meggie said...

I almost forgot how charming the cottage was in that movie. What a great chick flick!

Susan S. said...

The Holiday is one of my all time favorite movies. I love a good feel good, chick flick like that. And I certainly wouldn't mind if her cottage came with someone as dreamy as Jude Law. :)

Lynnette said...

Thank you for sharing the photos. I'm glad to see that I am not the only one who goes gaga over homes in movies. I liked Diane Keaton's house in Somethings Got to Give and the house in the remake of Bewitched. Both I'd love to get in to see in real life. Tata, Lynnette

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I haven't seen this movie as yet but I'll add it to my list --it looks fantastic! What a wonderful house --I want those bookshelves!

Thanks Susie Q!

Oh and I love the mini quiche recipe in the post above!