Monday, February 8, 2010

A Victorian Girl



One of my favorite movies when I was a teenage girl was, A Room With a View. I wanted so much to be Miss Lucy Honeychurch. I wanted to live in Miss Lucy Honeychurch's house, wear her gorgeous dresses, and I even wanted to be chaperoned on a trip to Florence, Italy by an overbearing cousin named Charlotte Bartlett.

So when I came upon this print, it tugged at old romantic notions of that Victorian girl. I just love her. I found her in an antique store, already matted, for just $10. When I came home, I measured all of my empty gold frames and happily, found the one that fit (both literally and figuratively). I purchased the antique frame about a year ago for $20.

26 comments :

SollenkrokaBy said...

Hi, I must say you really have a beautiful home! Have a great week!

Kristopher K said...

Your new picture looks absolutely wonderful - and what an amazing price, such a bargain. I haven't seen "A room with a view" for ages, but I agree it's such a beautiful film -it's probably time I watched it again and dreamt of Florence :)

Martha said...

Such a sweet picture and she's perfect where you've placed her!

Between You and Me said...

love it...so inspired by all of your artwork and mostly by your love for it. I'm so glad that you are filling your home with the things that you love.

Living It At Home said...

Wow! I love that picture. I too love period piece drama's. I even did a whole post on it called "Time For My Drama Marathon!". The frame is beautiful.

I really love the photo you took with the budding branches. I am telling you...your home could be in a magazine shoot! Looks gorgeous!

If you would like to stop by, I am having my first ever GIVEAWAY! It is the Elle Decor, So Chic book.

~jamilyn

jules @ The Diversion Project said...

I love it when things come together like that - it looks great!

And i agree, Miss Honeychurch led a fabulously charmed life :)

julesx

My Yellow House said...

I think we're kindred spirits! My husband and I went as Lucy and George to a Halloween party one year - although, no one knew who we were. I was amazed at how many people never have seen the movie - even though I called him George all night!
That area on the mantle is the perfect spot to switch out all your beautiful pieces of art whenever you feel the need for a change ~ lovely.
Sarah

Rachel said...

I think your mantle is the perfect spot too.

Low Tide High Style said...

That is a great movie, and I love the picture. I want to come to your house to shop for frames! You always have "just" the right frame hanging around waiting to be filled with your wonderful picture finds. It looks lovely on your mantel.

Kat :)

thedomesticfringe said...

Very pretty.
-FringeGirl

B-mused... said...

I love your blog and style:). Very sweet story:).

Judy said...

Your girl is beautiful and she looks perfect in the frame. I love old Victorian gold frames, they look so great in a grouping all by themselves.

Nate @ LaurelStreetBlog.com said...

It's beautiful! You always find the most amazing things - I wish I could go shopping with you sometime!

Gail said...

Just beautiful. I can relate to your girlish dreams of wishing you had been victorian....I too had a fascination. :)

Jeanne said...

I love it! I also love 'A Room With A View' and have watched it countless times over the last 20 years. Isn't that a great name, Lucy Honeychurch!
You made a very wise choice in your purchase and it looks perfect on your mantle.
Jeanne :)

the gardeners cottage said...

Hi Trina,

I'm so loving the minimalist look to the living room. It's spare and uncomplicated yet very welcoming. I just adore it.

~janet

Morning T said...

She is beautiful and looks perfect up there next to your gorgeous mirror. Love the branches too!

Robin said...

A Room With A View has always been a favorite of mine also.

Your print is a beautiful addition to your room.

Amanda said...

Your house is truly lovely! I like the gold mirror above your mantel as well! A gilt mirror can transform a room, don't you think?

farmhouse wares said...

Is that the flowering quince on the table? Just beautiful.

red ticking said...

so pretty... i hope you had a wonderful weekend... i need to rent that movie again... such a good one... x pam

annie said...

Oh, how beautifully perfect!
annie

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

she looks like she was always there. Found her home. The flowering branches are gorgeous! Great pic!

Small Burst said...

What a great buy. BTW, you were just awarded a Sunshine Blog Award! http://smallburst.com/2010/02/sunshine-blog-award

Betsy said...

Beautiful picture and nice that it is more than a picture, it brought back happy memories for you. You found the perfect frame and most perfect spot to display her. I love your clean style and the blooming twigs.
Betsy

hill upon hill said...

Oh how I love that movie. We visited the village where some parts were filmed.

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