I've spent a lot of time lately with one of my favorite bloggers, Julia, at http://www.hookedonhouses.net/.
Each Christmas she pulls out the "Top Ten Best Christmas Movie Houses" post and asks readers to submit their favs. We watched "White Christmas" at my house last week, and the details of the barn dining room really jumped out at me.
She posts some great stills of the movie and you can peruse all the details. But you know they embellish those sets way beyond what that "little barn" could actually hold. Take a look at these real beauties...
|Lighted Barn, Lancaster, PA via Post and Beam Living|
|The Christmas Barn by Billy Jacobs|
|Snow Barn by Luke Warmwater on Flickr|
As in the movie, the nearby town would have to be equally as quaint. Have you ever been to Franklin, Tennessee for their 'Dicken's Christmas'? Oh, My!
|Courtesy Tennessee Home and Farm|
Remember that old Annhauser Bush commercial with the clydesdale horses pulling the sleigh up to the beautiful Inn? Could Christmas ever really be that romantic?
Ok, so back to my fantasy.... here's my anytime house. I could seriously stay the rest of my days in a house like this.
|The Giant Sequoia, Dale Earnhardt Collection|
The holidays really bring out the sappy part of me. My Christmases when I was a kid were a bit lack-luster, so my imagination runs in overdrive because of all the great movie sets and houses.
So what do you dream about at Christmas time? Bet it doesn't include a barn....
Oh, wait! Christmas is all about something that happened in a barn, er uh, stable! Merry Christmas!