Last Wednesday, I lied to you. I told you that Under the Tuscan Sun was the first movie that made me want to visit Italy. It wasn't. I didn't remember that I was lying to you until I found Enchanted April on Netflix and watched it again in the intervening days. I loved it more this time than I did in 1991. It's odd, too, because Enchanted April is listed in my profile as one of my favorite movies. That's because I have thought about its themes often through the years.
~The changes in Rose (and all the women) are quite remarkable~
The premise is that four women rent a small castle (San Salvatore) in Italy and, leaving husbands and responsibilities behind for a month, begin a process of delicious discovery and healing (physical and emotional). Interesting to note that Salvatore means Savior. As I said, I've thought about this movie many times through the years in terms of stinginess and generosity of spirit, mostly my own. Yes, it's on Netflix now.
For those who wanted to see what was in the gift shop...sorry...didn't take photos inside. It's a sweet little shop using a part of the main home — the dining room with built-in china cupboard surrounds, the parlor, and a small former bedroom.
My sister purchased a dish, a tea towel, and some other little things that I don't recall; I bought a card.
We did see these things outside for sale.
The bluebird would provide a bright spot in the garden.
They were selling succulents in hollowed out stones (not shown) for a price . I would have liked one if I were in the chips. ☺
They had lots of darling garden statuary, also for a price.
So that's my offering for Wednesday... Have you seen Enchanted April? How long ago? Perhaps it's time to put it in the queue.