07 February 2012

That Anne Girl

Whenever I would get sick as a little girl my mom would set me up on the couch with a thermos of soup, a package of crackers and a couple of VHS tapes. My ultimate favorite was Anne of Green Gables and Anne of Avonlea. Four tapes and one sick day filled with falling off a drain pipe, letting a mouse get in the pudding, the evil Pringle's in Kingston and handsome men vying for our red-headed heroine's attention. The stuff of little girl dreams.
Since I've come down with a gross cold and spent the day on the couch, I rediscovered my elementary school go-to. I love that Anne girl with all her awkward, embarrassing mishaps that make me feel like I have to run out of the room, and her fierce loyalty to those she loves.
The sets and costumes in the movie have such a clean, fresh aesthetic that I hadn't noticed until today. Probably because I was too young to care much about anything beyond the puffed sleeves which of course were the height of fashion to me when I was 6. Cotton dresses in light check patterns, straw hats and suspenders will likely be cropping up in my wardrobe soon though.

18 comments

  1. Hannah Klapperich-MuellerFebruary 7, 2012 at 11:20 PM

    I did exactly the same thing when I was little, and whenever I discover someone else that watched Anne of Green Gables and loved it the way I do, I get so very excited. I love this story, 
    and to this day my mom teases me about puffed sleeves. 

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  2. funny braids!!

    http://www.ohmydior.org/

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  3. It's awesome you like old films like this. I just started a blog, please take a look when you get the chance. We both live in NY, so I find that pretty cool too. Tomorrow I'm gonna make a post about my favorite 2011 films. The Artist is one of them, maybe you've seen it. :)  Hope you take a look (lol since I don't really have followers..) Take care. xo 
    -Daisy
    http://blooomingdaisies.blogspot.com/ 

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  4. I watched Anne of Green Gables all the time when I was younger!  I'm pretty sure my first crush was on Gilbert, I even wrote "Gilbert Blythe" over and over again in my notebooks and tried to recreate the "Lady of Shallot" scene!  Good times!

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  5. Hello Kallie not seen you much time...
    one day also did a post about anne gables but have not had chance to watch .... really wanted to read his books ...Kallie hope you're well miss their big kisses for you...the other day I heard your beautiful songs and I thought, here on the blog also put my favorite songs so you open them already play ...I adore you do not know how much, I think a very pretty girl and did not namorasse like to have her as my daughter in law  In this vast universe that God created us are just a detail but a detail done by His hands and that God has not forgotten, and you have very special value.

         kisses rose jp

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  6. I rewatched Anne a year or two ago, and it was just as good as I remembered.  And the costumes are lovely... I'm still kind of partial to the odd puffed sleeve, but the simpler stuff is definitely the best.  I even bought a sort of carpet-bag one time, thinking of Anne. : )

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  7. I loveeeeee these movies.  I watched them over and over and over when I was younger.  Now I really need to watch them again!

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  8. OMFG WE SHOULD ROAD TRIP TO P.E.I AND NERD OUT!

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  9. AHhh! You know that vintage purse I sometimes carry with the velvet flowers? I can't find a pic...but I basically stole it from my mom because I had to have a bag like Anne's carpetbag!

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  10. Haha, THIS! I loved Gilbert. Every time the scene of him with scarlet fever comes on I freak out like he might not pull through. Every. Time.

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  11. I used to watch this show sometimes when I was younger. I wish I had better memories of it. I don't think I knew what i was watching at the time, I think I called this something like "that old fashioned show on TV." This is making me want to re-visit it though.

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  12. Aww... I haven't seen/read these stories since I was really little. All the nostalgia.

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  13. Dear girl, what on earth is a VHS tape?  I'm sure I'll have to get an app for it right away!

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  14. Aw, these movies were such a huge part of my childhood, too! I love them so much...they get funnier and more endearing every time I watch them. The characters are the best...Anne, Diana, Marilla, Matthew, Mrs. Lynde...

    Hahaha, when me and my sister Wendy were little we'd dress up and re-enact the scene where Anne invites Diana over for tea and gets her drunk on currant wine that they thought was raspberry cordial. I know, it's a weird thing for 5 year olds to play, haha, but it was really fun! We'd fight over who would get to be Diana and "get drunk". (We used apple juice in wine glasses! Ahaha!)

    xo
    Maria Elyse
    www.uneasyimpressions.blogspot.com

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  15. oh my gosh Gilbert is still cute! My nine year old self and 25yo self have the same taste!

    I can remember cringing back when I first watched it. These days I might need to fast forward through those patches.

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  16. OMG, I love these movies so much and the T.V. show Road to Avonlea. I used to write Avonlea fanfic when I was a teenager. The series is so sweet and funny, too, and the costumes and set design are amazing!

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  17. I've missed out on Anne of Green Gables for some reason, I'm sure I would have LOVED it as a kid though. I have always been crazy about children's fiction like that, I've seen so many movies and read so many books... And the time setting and the clothes are just what I would have loved!

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