Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Fun on Wednesday

Last night I finished reading Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Bronte.  This afternoon I went to see the movie.  I enjoyed it, though as is usual with a movie, they had to cut out a whole lot.  I felt like I was watching the movie of the Cliff's Notes.  I'd be interested in the opinion of someone who has never read the book.   Did they have trouble following the plot, or were they totally shocked by some of the character's actions, which were unexpected, since there was little foreshadowing.  The movie was under 2 hours, so think they could have fit in a couple more scenes that would have given more continuity to the story line and better followed the book.  I really enjoyed the English countryside, the clothing, tapestries, paintings and furniture. Also, St. John was not very handsome and Rochester was, which is a reversal of the book.

After the movie, I walked around the mall a bit.  I am not much of a shopper, and I don't think I have been to this mall in over 30 years.  It's the most upscale mall in the area, and I'm not really an upscale person.  I went to Williams Sonoma, and bought a pot holder and oven mitt, I've been looking for yellow for some time, and finally found it.  Also went to Pottery Barn.  There I saw a bowl, similar to this.

Tuscan Planters
I didn't check the price, but the shape reminded me of one that we have, that came from DH's mother. I think it probably came from her mother. It's marked Alfred Meakin, England on the bottom. I think it's probably over 100 years old.  I love the shape of it, and have displayed it filled with many things.  Right now it's got some spring flowers and some plastic eggs. 

Now I will show you why the Pottery Barn pieces really reminded me of this one.
I have never been too bothered by a few chips and cracks on pieces I like, and this one does have a good side and has been well used by family, so it looks beautiful to me.  The distress on this one is definitely not faux.

After the mall, I stopped in my favorite fabric store and did some serious browsing.  I did buy one fat quarter for one of my secret projects.  Only need about 2 or 3 more. 

In case you think I just live the life of a lady of luxury, I pulled weeds and did my House Blessing before I went to the movies. 

I'm sharing this post on Vintage Thingie Thursday with Coloradolady.



  1. Your bowl is amazing....I love it. I love a few chips and crack too, adds character. Thanks for linking in today, have a great VTT!

  2. Great bowl for your centerpiece... and chips and cracks make it shabbily sweet to me :)
    Happy VTT!
    Big hugs,

  3. I love your wonderful Meakin bowl!!! I read Jane Eyre when I was in 7th grade. And I have read it again every year or two since then. (let's just say that means many time.) I have not seen the new movie yet, but I'm hoping to go sometime in the next week. Do you think I will be disappointed? (I do wish that filmmakers would do a better job of keeping the storyline intact.)