Friday, February 10, 2012

"Baby Boom", Cabbages, & Cauliflower

It seems that I can hardly knit unless I've got a good movie playing in the background.  Do you do that too?  Lately, I haven't been having any luck with finding good movies, so when that happens, I tend to start dragging out some of my old friend movies.  So anyway, a couple of days ago, it was rainy and cold, and I didn't have anywhere I had to go (yea!), so I started a fire, put a movie in the dvd player, and plopped myself down on the couch for a cosy afternoon of knitting and movies.  The movie I chose from my old stash was "Baby Boom".  I just love this movie and have probably watched 10 dozen times.  One of the things I like about it (aside from the cuteness of Diane K. and the dreaminess of Sam Shepard and a sweet story) is Diane's wardrobe.  Her city clothes are pretty much standard issue 80's big shoulders suits, etc., but her country clothes are the ones I love.  So, being the slightly strange girl that I am, I decided to take photos of the outfits I like as was watching -- is that over the top a little?  Oh well, here are some of them . . .

I love this color combination of the pale robin's egg blue shirt with doe colored knitted (fair isle?) vest and wool jacket.

Cute plaid flannel shirt with the yellow jacket.

Love the fair isle vest here.

Pretty long dress with cosy fair isle socks.

Another fair isle vest and I love the gloves -- what do you call these anyway?  They're not exactly fingerless are they -- maybe half fingerless gloves ^v^?  Anyway, this movie is from the late 80's and the wardrobe doesn't even look all that dated, does it? 

Almost forgot this one (awful photo!).  Isn't this cardi pretty and with the scarf -- love the monochromatic look.

And look what we've got in the 'garden',  cabbages and cauliflowers!

We planted these in September, and I thought they'd be ready to harvest in a couple of months, but no.  Here it is February and they're just teeny tiny little things -- about 3" in diameter.  So maybe by May they'll be done?  Obviously, I'd never tried to grow these before.

Cute, isn't it?

Well, that's all from here today.  Have a great weekend Everyone!

♥ ♥ ♥


Oh, p.s. -- forgot to ask -- have you found any movies you love lately?


Jill Chandler said...

I wish I had done that today! I like films that make me laugh. Hot Fuzz? Do you have that in the U.S.?

Bonnie said...

I loved Baby Boom!!! I am so jealous that you have cabbages and cauliflower in your garden. They don't grow well for me and all I have in my garden is dirt right now. Nothing, Nada, zilch but dirt. Not even snow. So jealous.

dottycookie said...

I came over to thank you for your lovely comment on my blog and assure you that I'm not going anywhere!

Your tiny cauliflowers are so cute - my children might even eat caulis as teeny and adorable as that. They certainly won't eat the monster one I have in my fridge at the moment - all the more for me, yum!

Pom Pom said...

Baby Boom is a keeper, for sure!
I watch One True Thing over and over and over. I love Meryl's character and her house. I remember crying and crying as I watched Spitfire Grill, so I'm going to watch that again soon, too. I think I need a knitting movie day. YOU are such a kindred spirit. I love you.
And YES we must meet up in Colorado this summer. Maybe we could go horseback riding. I need a slow one.

Renna said...

I'm sure I've seen Baby Boom at least 10 dozen time, too. I remember recording it onto a VHS when it aired on tv in around 1990 or 1991. My daughter, who would've been about 6 or 7 loved it, too, and literally wore out the tape playing it. Anytime I sit down in front of the tv and notice it playing, it doesn't matter at what point in the movie it is, I'll finish watching it. It's a classic that never gets old.

I'm like you, too, in that I loved DK's 'country' wardrobe. I never cared for the boxy suits with wide padded shoulders of the '80's.

Chiming in with Pom Pom above, I also liked One True Thing, with Meryl Streep, and Spitfire Grill. Both are real tearjerkers, though, so I don't watch them if I'm already feeling melancholy. Spitfire Grill is one of my favorites.

I watched Land Girls on netflix streaming recently, a British mini-series. I loved it. Sense & Sensibility, with Emma Thompson, Kate Winslett, and Hugh Grant is one I can watch as many times as given the opportunity. Of course, Pride & Prejudice is another I can watch over & over. I liked the Kiera Knightly movie version a LOT, though I think the A&E mini-series version is probably my favorite.

A few more of my faves, then I'll shut up and let someone else talk. ;-)

What About Bob? is a hysterical comedy which my hubby & I quote from almost daily.

Corrina, Corinna is a love story on different levels. There's heartache, but the ending is happy. The little girl is a fantastic actress.

About A Boy is also a favorite I can watch over & over again.

Fools Rush In, from the '90's I think, but not at all dated. Very sweet, and very funny!

I'll hush now. ;-)

From All Stitched Up said...

I too love Diane Keaton and all her movies. I was just watching Baby Boom a few weeks ago. I love the scenery and her small business. When I need some relaxing time I can be found knitting and watching old episodes of The Gilmore Girls.

From All Stitched Up said...

I too love Diane Keaton and all her movies. I was just watching Baby Boom a few weeks ago. I love the scenery and her small business. When I need some relaxing time I can be found knitting and watching old episodes of The Gilmore Girls.

wayside wanderer said...

I like your movie clothes photos. I like looking at decor in movies, atmosphere, and that sort of thing.

I am not really with it when it comes to movies, but I did recently see Midnight in Paris. You might like that. Have you seen it? I've been watching all the old episodes of The Closure. She is a southern girl living in CA, and I like seeing her clothes and hair, though it is not anything I would wear. Just intriguing to me for some reason.

I like clothes on Downton Abbey, too, especially Mary's dresses. Oh, to be that svelte.

Gigi said...

Hi Girls! Thanks so much for the movie tips!

Kristyn Knits said...

Hello my Friend!! Cabbage and Cauliflower!!?? Look at you growing already. My spring flowers are trying to come up, but they get so confused with the warm and then cold temperatures!! Have a happy day!!

steph said...

Diane Keaton is my all time favorite--and everything she wears is perfect!!! Loved the trip down memory lane!!!
If you haven't seen Midnight in Paris--it's a MUST see!!!

Gumbo Lily said...

Well that was fun! I've never seen Baby Boom, but I will!

Jess said...

Hi mom. I miss u here in this cozy space. I keep peeking in everyday expectantly. When there's a new post, I always feel a little like Im opening a present. All anticipation & excitement ;) just love seeing what good things you're creating in your world. Xo

Gigi said...

Awww, thanks Sweetie! I'll be back ;).

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