Colonial Connecticut Christmas

(Christmas in Connecticut directed by Peter Godfrey 1945)
There's a famous old film (1945) called Christmas in Connecticut starring Barbara Stanwyck. In it she plays a well known writer pretending to live a bucolic life in an old house in Connecticut where she spends her days cooking for her family and writing her column "Diary of a Housewife". In reality she lives alone in a New York City apartment - and can't even boil an egg. You can imagine the story that ensues when she finds herself in danger of being found out!
Here is my version of Christmas in Connecticut, a collection of charming, antique homes, all ready for the holidays!

Classic 1700s Cape in Holiday Decor! Willington.

Perfect if you're hungry while shoveling!

Victorian Homestead turned Hicks Stern Museum.

A Gift Shoppe sits on Tolland Green



In the "Stick Style", the Underwood House, Tolland.

A simple sled adorns this Antique 1700s Cape.

Even the mailbox is "dressed".

Old Stone Barn, Tolland.

Rustic Colonial

Horse Barn

Classic New England Farmhouse.

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I wish everyone a wonderful Holiday!


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28 comments:

Domestic Goddess..Diva sometimes said...

I'm in love with the pomegranates and pineapple at the front door! It makes a big statement! Thank for your showing these beautiful homes!

jennwa said...

Some pretty pics.

Merry Christmas!!!

Maya@Completely Coastal said...

I love the classic New England Farm House..., they're in my neighborhood here in coastal Rhode Island too. Happy Holidays!

Jamie Lea said...

Great tour, thanks for sharing all the wonderful pic's.

Cali Girl said...

what a lovely post. thank you! this movie sounds so good.. i have to see it! i cant believe i havent actually, i love old movies!

Jerri - Simply Sweet Home said...

great photos!

Heather said...

Your house is gorgeous, looks great. Merry Christmas!!

Carrie said...

Christmas in Connecticut does seem like quite a lovely place to be!

Lora said...

I love that movie and I love your pictures!! Beautiful! Wish I were in the market for a house in NE~that one is perfection.

Merry Christmas!

Marla Taviano said...

Thanks for sharing! And for the movie tip. I love movies about writers. Merry Christmas!!

Robin said...

I want that white farmhouse, it looks so cozy, and they did a nice job n the re-furb.

Dianne said...

Awesome homes! I've been to CT.and thought it was beautiful too.
Merry Christmas!

Laura B. said...

Having a farmhouse of my own, I am partial to that one :-) All of these are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing them.

Kim~HomeIsWhereTheHeartIs said...
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Kim@ForeverWherever said...

I love the blue door! I need a blue door! I'm going to be driving my husband crazy with new ideas afther these home tours!
-Kim

Dana and Daisy said...

Beautifully Simple! Thank you and please stop by and see our humble abode as well!

Merry Christmas!
Dana and Daisy
A Cat in My Lap

sandra/tx said...

Oh, my, what a fun tour! Great photos. Thanks for sharing.

Kristy said...

I used to live in Tolland! And that old stone barn looks so familiar! How fun...I miss the beautiful capes & colonials IL is a little more - well, blah :) Blessings!

KarenB said...

THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU! I've been wracking my brain trying to remember the name of that movie. I even searched Netflix, but I somehow thought Katherine Hepburn was in it. That was the problem. It's going to be my next rental. Also, I lived outside of Boston for 5 years and loved it so much. Thanks for the touch of New England. It's so beautiful. I'm in SoCal now. It's just not the same.

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Frugal Finds said...

Makes me want to move to New England!!

the pleasures of homemaking said...

Gorgeous homes! I love that house in your header. That's my dream home, down to the stacked stone walls!

Manuela

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

That movie is one of my favorites!

Robin said...

Christmas in Connecticut has been my favorite Christmas movie for years although most people have never heard of it. I think you have inspired me to post about it, too. Thank you for the home tour, too! Blessings!

Janeen said...

Greetings, came by for Muse Swings Christmas tour today as I was delayed on Monday due to computer problems. Better late than never as the saying goes!

I've seen that movie! Wow, brings back memories! Great one to rent again! Your pictures are GREAT too, thanks for sharing!

Well I'm off to finish the tour! Have a Merry Christmas!

Julia @ Hooked on Houses said...

I just loved this post! For one thing, "Christmas in Connecticut" is one of my favorite holiday films. I watched it again yesterday. For another, there are some beautiful homes you've shown us!

Thanks so much for joining the blog party! -Julia :-)

Wayne_from_Jeremiah_Films said...

Wonderful post,

I've added a link and quote to your post from What Christmas traditions do you want to keep?

becky said...

This tour was delicious! Makes me wish for a dreamy New England Christmas!

Happy Holidays!