No movie in recent memory has captured English wartime romance quite as well as Atonement. A dreamy wisp of florals and wildflowers in the years preceding World War II, the film follows the scandal and intrigue that rock a proper countryside manse. Pattern on pattern, privileged parties, feminine swags and fantastic party dresses — if it weren’t for the impending war, I’d say sign me up. — Amy Merrick
1. Schumacher “Cambourne” Fabric; 2. Poppy Seeds, $4; 3. Aidan Gray Sconce, $300; 4. Waterman Gold Pen, $75; 5. John Derian Letter Tray, $180; 6. Topshop Dress, $300; 7. Antique Meiji Ceramic Vase; 8. Lusterware Bowl, $70; 9. Perfume Atomizer, $40; 10. Cheltenham Pillow, $99
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So the whole “World War II tragic love story” turn in the movie puts a damper on my English garden reveries, but it does have its stylistic merits. Straight backed and simplified, a bit of stripped-down seriousness never did a girl any harm. Tending to soldiers and dreaming of James McAvoy . . . sometimes fiction is better than fact.
1. Vintage Portable Typewriter, $200; 2. Blackline Teapot, $58; 3. Nurse’s Cape, $126; 4. Blackwing Pencils, $19; 5. Postalco Leather Calendar, $336; 6. El Casco Stapler, $125; 7. White Oak Dining Chair, $428; 8. Vintage Red Cross Pin, $40; 9. Tea Tin Candle, $62; 10. Sliver Lighter, $125