Sunday, February 10, 2013

Night 10 of the 14 Nights of Valentine's Day Movie Marathon Giveaway

Welcome to night 10 of the 3rd annual 14 Nights of Valentine's Day Movie Marathon Giveaway. Make sure to stop by our Giveaway Post and enter to win a goodie bag full of decadent treats from 11 different shops! Tonight we have the next featured shop from the giveaway and the next movie review in our movie marathon. Follow along for an extra 10 entries in the giveaway. Plus we also have a new game to play this time around to get you even more entries (see details below). But first lets get to our featured item of the night from Laughing Vixen Lounge.

Be Still My Heart Charm Bracelet  $45

Purchase any item(s) from Laughing Vixen Lounge through February 28th and get 10% off your order. Use code FEBRUARY10 at checkout.

More Valentine Giveaways
Make sure to stop by and enter our other Valentine Giveaways going on this month. You'll have a chance to win some fun Laughing Vixen Lounge items.

Crazy Cupid Giveaway Hop Giveaway - Win you choice of Compact Mirror and Necklace - Ends 2/15

Forget Me Nots Giveaway Hop Giveaway - Win you choice of Compact Mirror and Necklace - Ends 2/14

Valentine Giveaway hosted by Strange Daze Indeed - Win you choice of Valentine Necklace from Laughing Vixen Lounge and a yummy cake from My Grandma's of New England - Ends 2/14

Featured Shop - Hell In A Handbag

Hell In A Handbag is run by Erin from Nowheresville, California. Her shop is filled with painted ceramics, upcycled vintage decor and handmade accessories.

Custom Hand-Painted Family Wedding Cake Topper   $190

How did you choose your shop name?
"To Hell in a Handbag, one of my main focuses when I started selling my handmades was making custom painted purses and bags."

Kewpie and Krossbones Hand Painted Glitter Purse  $35

Why did you choose to make/sell what you do?
"I've been a vintage lover and crafter for a long time, they just blended together. I love finding unique vintage treasures looking for their special home, along with taking a few and giving them new life."

Custom Hand-Painted Zombie Bust  $150

What inspires the designs/creations you make?
"Old movies, old music, fun stuff."

"Pardon Me, But There's A Bird On Your Head" Hair Fascinator  $15

What new designs/creations would you like to add to your shop in the future?
"I have a couple of divorce cake toppers in the works."

Seahorse Wall Hangings in Custom Colors  $25

Here is a little peek at the Hell In A Handbag Laboratory. How fun is this room? 8)

The Laboratory

The Laboratory

You'll have a chance to win a Hairclip and Pomade from Hell In A Handbag. Enter now on the main giveaway page.

Cherry Hairclip  $7

Pompadorable Pomade  $8

Visit Hell In A Handbag on the Web and Etsy and use coupon code FEB14 at checkout for 14% off your order (Etsy shop only).

Since it's Valentine's Day I had to ask the shops to share their favorite love story movies.
"Gilda. It's the hatiest of all love-hate stories. With gems like " I hate you so much that I'd destroy myself to take you down with me." and "Hate is an exciting emotion...haven't you noticed?" A smokin' Rita Hayworth, and man, oh man, what a hot mess in Glenn Ford. A classic noir beaut."

14 Nights of Valentine's Day Movie Marathon
Follow along with us for 2 weeks full of classic and modern love story movies. Each night there will be a review of the next movie in our movie marathon. Leave a comment on each post with your opinion of that movie. On the last day you will find the magic phrase you will use to unlock the entry on the Rafflecopter worth 10 entries in the giveaway. You must comment on each movie post to qualify.

Guess The Movie Game
This time around we decided not to post the movie list in full so we can play a fun game instead. Each daily post will have a clue to the next night's movie. Each day you can leave your guess on the Rafflecopter widget, on the main giveaway page, for 2 entries in the giveaway. **Guesses must be posted the same day as their clue to receive the 2 entries**

Tonight's Clue ~
Life sucks! I think I'll bake a pie.

 Night 10 - Truly, Madly, Deeply

Tagline -  A romantic comedy about finding love when
               it's least expected!

Directed by Anthony Minghella (The Talented Mr. Ripley and Cold Mountain) and released on May 24, 1991 by The Samuel Goldwyn Company (Rated PG). Nina (Juliet Stevenson) is heartbroken after the death of Jamie (Alan Rickman), the love of her life. That is until he returns. Nina is happy having Jamie back even if it is in his "after life" form. But how long can she hold on to her past before she has to let go?

I saw this movie when it played in a little theater back in '91 and it became an instant favorite. It's a little British movie that's sweet, romantic, funny and heartbreaking. As anyone who's lost someone, the idea of them being able to come back is a lovely thought. This movie handles the transition of moving on without them here gracefully, beautifully and with a bit of humor.

Alan Rickman is wonderful in this. If you haven't seen it, and like a good romantic movie, give it a try. It's well worth it.

Take a look at the original trailer...

Some trivia about the movie...
1. Alan Rickman had cello lessons, and handles the right (bowing) hand, but the left hand is provided by a real cellist standing behind him with his arm through Alan Rickman's armpit. Juliet Stevenson does play her piano part however.   
2. The Charles Chaplin film the ghosts are watching that gets cut off is Easy Street.   
3. Anthony Minghella wrote the film specifically for actress Juliet Stevenson.   
4. The poem Jamie asks Nina to translate is "The Dead Woman" by Pablo Neruda.


  1. This is the only traditional romantic movie that is on my shelf. Love this one! So caring & tender without being maudlin.

  2. I love this film!!
    I've got a huge crash on Alan Rickman

  3. a great, unusual romantic comedy
    I love it

  4. i love this! i have to agree with despina... i also have an alan rickman crush =]

  5. i love alan rickman and am happy to see i am not the only one with a crush.i get so much crap for that. i haven't seen this though! adding to the never ending list!

  6. I've never even heard of this one-it sounds really good though, it's going on my 'to watch' list. I really like anything away from the traditional-thanks for the 'find'. (Raine on RCs)

  7. Sounds like an interesting movie!

  8. It's crazy that I haven't seen some of these movies...never seen this one....sounds good...ciao4now64 at yahoo dot com.

  9. I messed this one up on the guess, this is another old one I missed.

  10. I've never heard of this movie, I should probably watch though since I need to see Alan Rickman in other roles besides Harry Potter..