Pretty Movies: You’ve Got Mail

3 Nov

It’s November!

Have I mentioned how much I love November?

It’s a month filled with anticipation. The holidays are coming. And since Thanksgiving is by far my favorite holiday, November and I are pretty tight.

But, I accept the fact that maybe not everyone does a dance of joy when the November Pottery Barn catalog arrives.

Enter the best fall movie celebration of all time, You’ve Got Mail. If this movie doesn’t get you excited for the season, nothing will.

It’s no Oscar winner, I realize, but in terms of celebrating the season, it’s got it all:

Over-sized sweaters

You've Got Mail Sweaters

Floppy-eared Golden Retrievers

You've Got Mail Dog, Brinkley

Curling up with a good book

Story Time

Cute dressed-up kids

Cute kid

And, of course, Autumn in New York

Shop Around the Corner

Is there a more perfect rom-com pairing than Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks? I think not.

Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks

AND, if the fall thing isn’t doing it for you, check out the interiors in this movie.

Director Nora Ephron is known for hooking her single-girl heroines up with some sweet, albeit fabulously-fiction, city apartments in her movies and she certainly doesn’t disappoint here.

Check out those built-ins! The lamp could be cute too, maybe with a drum shade?


The intricate painted wood trim really makes this entryway. The whimsical bedroom is eclectic but still pulled together.


Meg Ryan Bedroom
And this ode wouldn’t be complete without a shot of the charming Shop Around the Corner interior. Don’t you love those floors?

Shop Interior

Decorated for the holidays:

Christmas Interior Shop

None of the characters’ homes (or workplaces) are too shabby. Even if their 1998 computers take up half a room each.

For more on on the movie’s lovely interiors and some great pictures, check out Hooked on Houses or The Devine Home.

Dreaming of rustling leaves and pumpkin pie yet? Or maybe you just want to give your MacBook an extra hug for not taking 20 minutes to get you to the Internet? (C’mon you know the modem sound in the movie is oddly comforting…).

Do you have any movies you watch every year around this time? Any movie homes you’re in love with?

12 Responses to “Pretty Movies: You’ve Got Mail”

  1. Julia @ Hooked on Houses November 3, 2011 at 10:33 am #

    Thanks for the shout-out! I love the sets in this movie. It really is the perfect thing to get you in a fall state of mind. 🙂

    • Katie November 3, 2011 at 10:39 am #

      Agreed! You can tell the set designers had fun on this one!

  2. Cozy Biscuit November 4, 2011 at 2:11 am #

    I really liked the whole plot of this sweet little film. I didn’t think I would like it, but love the way they played it all out. And when she found out it was him… love that scene! Although I kept thinking, surely you have to know it’s him! ha

    • Katie November 4, 2011 at 7:34 am #

      I know! Love that scene where she finally finds out!

  3. Leslie November 4, 2011 at 6:51 am #

    Great post!! One of my favorites to watch this time of year is The Holiday 🙂

    • Katie November 4, 2011 at 7:36 am #

      Thanks! That’s another one with some great spaces. I love the English cottage!

  4. Linda November 6, 2011 at 10:44 pm #

    Love that movie also. It’s a movie that always leaves you smiling.l

  5. marendalida November 29, 2011 at 11:31 am #

    LOVE this movie!


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