There is a delightful blog called Hooked on Houses where there are a good many posts about houses on the market – the good, the bad, and the ugly – and a really fun feature the writer, Julia, does about houses used and seen in movies and on television. When you have an hour or two with nothing to do, or if you have more self-control and can pace yourself, go to hookedonhouses.net , then click on the link to the tv and movie houses, pop some popcorn, and enjoy.
Here’s the thing. I love to peruse the houses in movies. When we saw Must Love Dogs, I became fascinated with the several houses and fixated on the little nook with a couch at the top of the stairs. Did you see it? Am I the only one?
Here’s the other thing. Just as I was discovering the Gladys Taber books of yesterday’s blog, I discovered Hooked on Houses. I was, well, hooked, and not being selfish and wanting to spread the fun, I sent the site to many of my friends who didn’t talk to me for about a week. I don’t know if it was because they, too, were hooked, or they were mad at me for encouraging them to spend their time looking into the windows and through the doors of the big and little screened houses of fame.
But, wait, here’s the REAL thing. Christmas in Connecticut is one of my all-time favorite Christmas movies. I love the bantering and the silliness and I especially love the house where most of the action takes place in Connecticut. Just after I started reading Taber’s book, I read Julia’s piece on the movie Christmas in Connecticut, and there, at the very end of this fun post, was a line that stated that the movie was based on the columnist, Gladys Taber and her house in Connecticut. Now, Taber was not like the Barbara Stanwyck character in the movie, the house I am sure was not hers, and she was an accomplished writer, a good cook, a breeder of dogs – but there was her name and it was such fun to discover at the same time I was reading Stillmeadow.
I keep telling you about those circles in life and how they keep going around and around. Wait. Come back. Read my blog. You can look at those houses later.