Cold Comfort Farm is a new-to-me mid-nineties BBC movie suggested by a reader and given a thumbs up by our very own Kate Pruitt. English countryside period piece? Twist my arm. The movie’s heroine, Flora, grows up amid London privilege in the 1930s and eventually moves with relatives to a rundown country farm. Emma-esque hijinks ensue as Flora plots the betterment of each of the farm’s residents, and you can’t help but want the 1930s farm girl makeover, too. — Amy Merrick
1. Erie Basin 1940s Diamond Band, $385; 2. Globe Lights, $35; 3. Spring Meadow Wreath, $68; 4. Cheese Knife, $52; 5. Vintage Stool, $350; 6. Enchantment Heels, $128; 7. Antique Toile Tray, $450; 8. Clay Pitcher, $39; 9. Wendy Kromer Cake; 10. Pearl Drop Earrings, $49
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Not only does the movie feature what may be the sweetest of country weddings, but also the farmhouse has serious charm behind its grimy windows and cobweb-covered corners. Flora’s little bedroom would be perfect for an evening spent scribbling in a notebook, and with a coat of fresh paint, the family’s kitchen couldn’t be any better. A little spit and shine around the place and I’m ready to move in.
1. Kaweco Fountain Pen; 2. 1920s Brass Lamp; 3. Pilot Goggles, $60; 4. Pallavi Bedspread, $260; 5. Revlon Lipstick, $5.75; 6. Antique Dutch Truck, $890; 7. Vintage Leather Books, $150; 8. Vintage Iron Bed; 9. Pen Refills, $4; 10. Postal Co. Notebook, $19