Monday, November 7, 2011

An Amelie Party

Amelie is one of my absolute favorite movies. Have you seen it?

If you haven't, you really must. Here are one of my favorite scenes.
I love it so much that I decided to plan a girl's get-together with Amelie as the theme. My friend Ashley kindly let us use her lovely studio - Recollection Vintage - thanks, Ashley!

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If you haven't seen the movie, a lot of these decorations might not make any sense to you - but I do highly recommend you see it. It's such a beautiful movie!
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Amelie is a French waitress who appreciates the simple things in life. The movie involves remembering your childhood, love, travel and adventure.

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I watched a documentary about the making of the film, and the director said that he intentionally used lots of red and green in the film - he wanted it to be saturated with color. So there are lots of scenes in it that are all red or green, and then with pops of blue or yellow. So for this party, I included red tulips and dahlias, green kale, some lotus pods for a touch of brown, and then included some yellow tulips, and some touches of blue and pink.


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It was a fun afternoon with some of my favorite people.
Now go watch Amelie if you haven't seen it! :)

42 comments:

Sarah said...

I've seen the movie, but it's been a while. I LOVED it! I'm going to go watch it again. You've got me all inspired. Thanks so much for the lovely pictures =)

- Sarah
http://agirlintransit.blogspot.com/

the southern hostess said...

I love all the thought you put into it and I'm happy to see creme brulee on the menu! What a beautiful party!

Behold the Metatron said...

What an amazing party! That movie is so good and this was such a fun idea. looks dreamy!

Chiara said...

I love Amelie and your party was so gourgeous! Have a nice week!

K said...

I've never seen that movie, but all of the beautiful decorations and food make me want to!

Rebecca said...

This set up makes me want to watch them movie immediately! Everything looks beautiful!

Lillian (Unstitched.) said...

How lovely! I adore this movie - definitely one of my all-time favorites! And this party really does remember the movie so, so well!! :) I really did love the bright reds and greens in the movie (I want to see that documentary you were talking about! :). So beautiful, Dionne!!

Teresa said...

I don't want to watch Amelie ;)... I want to live inside the thoughtful and full of lovely details world you created :).

Amazing, Dionne!!! Congratulations

Dancing Branflake said...

Wow! You are one amazing woman!!! There are so many things to gush about over here but let me just say how amazing that tart looks. Wow oh Wow!

amy b.s. said...

oh my gosh! how amazing!

Morlee said...

That globe is amazing!

Tracey Ayton Photography said...

How inspiring ........ I want to do that. I love the mirror!!!

Jessica Di Giacomo said...

Hi Dionne, the globe is amazing and i love the choose of chalboard!
so ispiring
have a nice day
jessica

Tender B. said...

If we have seen it...a nice time to watch it again.

Shea said...

Oh my goodness I LOVE Amelie! This party is a fantastic idea!! Such wonderful details!

Looking Glass said...

It's my favourite movie too! How gorgeous all your decorations are!! So perfect!

My favourite thing about the film is how intricate each character is. The details about what each & every character like & dislike. The simple things. Jean-Pierre Jeunet is wonderful at capturing the quirkiness of characters.

~ Clare x

Marinatea said...

i love this movie and your details.
well done!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Magnificent! What a gorgeous party.

Cheers,

Rosa

Mary said...

oh my this is beautiful! is that chard in the bottles? i'm sorry if it's not. either way, it looks brilliant!

Tea Beyond said...

beautiful pictures!!! Love them!!!;))

Thanks for your comment on my website!! Let me know how the pumpkin bread goes;)))

By the way, you look very familar..;))

Labour of Love said...

i LoVeeeeeeee this endearing+sweet Amelie movie...it's also one of my favourite! your Amelie party is absolutely divine!!! the globe, the menu, the photos...simply gorgeous...thank you for inspiring such beauty~i adore your parties! xoxox

Whatever Dee-Dee wants said...

Your party looks amazing!
I haven't seen Amelie. Am I crazy? I will have to add it to my Netflix queue.

Certain Creatures said...

These photos are simply wonderful!!
:)
til soon
Francesca

Ann said...

I loved this movie. Great idea for the get together.

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Barbara said...

What a lovely idea for a party, Dionne. And your table and food are a delight. As is the movie!

Gaia said...

I miss the blog for months and when I come back it's always a pleasure...

How are you?
I'm following you and your success...Good JOB GIRL!

Sey said...

the movie sounds intriguing to me. I'll watch that. I love the details of your get together party. You're always sharing awesome ideas. But what kept my mouth watering is the red berry white rocky road.

Kate said...

i love your blog. all your photos and illustrations are adorable.
thanks for the comment (:

kate

Ann said...

I'm so glad you found me! Your blog is just beautiful and p.s. I LOVE Houston.

Carmen @ Forgotten Fancies said...

What an amazing party! I loved Amelie, having watched it in years. I think I'll need to dig out the dvd and watch it again this weekend.

You have such a beautiful blog, and your illustrations are super adorable! I am feeling a it jealous here ;)

Chessa! said...

what a lovely idea for a party! Amelie is one of my favorite movies. thanks so much for stopping by today...it's been ages since I've been here:) so glad you visited and reminded me how much I missed it. x

Urban Girl said...

I love Amelie and your post. Gosh you put a lot of work into the party and everything looks amazing!

GLENDA CHILDERS said...

Hi Dionne,
How fun it be invited to such a wonderful party. You are a charming hostess. I can't believe I still have not seen this movie. My daughters love it.

I have had a busy month with no blog reading. I have missed you.

Fondly,
Glenda

Diana said...

One of the best movies. Ever. It's so hard to choose a favourite scene, but I love their creative communication: the photo album, the fliers plastered all over the metro that say 'Where and When?' I haven't seen this in a while. Clearly, I need to rewatch it.

Jennifer Young said...

what a sweet and perfect party, dionne. this reminds me i need to watch amelie again. the best!
have a great weekend!
j.

beauty said...

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Sarah (Snippets of Thyme) said...

I thoroughly enjoyed this post! What a wonderful assortment of photos for your lovely evening. There is such whimsy and grace in your article!

Jenna E said...

Amelie is my fave movie!!! I want to be her when I grow up

Pearl said...

Love that movie!
And I love how you made all the details come true!!
What a nice way to hang out with friends! Great Job!

Pearl

Naomi Bulger said...

Amelie is one of my all-time favourite movies. And in fact I just re-watched it last night! I love your Amelie-inspired party idea, and the decorations are absolutely beautiful. What a perfect get-together.

Holly Knitlightly said...

I wish I attended this party! Seriously, can I come hang out with you? Haha.

Every little detail is so perfect! You did a great job! :) And the menu sounds sooooooo good! Especially that chocolate raspberry trifle... yum!

Lily from Birch + Bird said...

Oh my goodness, what an amazingly beautiful party! I love the movie Amelie and your table and special details are all out of this world! Love it :)