Loosely based on Homer’s Odyssey, O Brother, Where Art Thou? is the Coen brothers’ sepia-toned adventure through Depression-era Mississippi. The film oozes Southern charm of the Dust Bowl variety — suspenders and rocking chairs; front porches and mint juleps; escaped convicts and well-pomaded hair. Bluegrass sets the whole story on its feet, and wow, I was born in the wrong time.
1. Smith & Wesson Handcuffs, $21; 2. Tweed Newsboy Cap, $26; 3. Vintage 1940s Overalls, $125; 4. Bakelite Radio and Clock, $27.49; 5. Cane Toad, $25; 6. Dapper Dan Keychain, $7; 7. Thonet Chair, $371; 8. Horn Comb, $13; 9. Linen Napkin, $32; 10. Wire Basket, $40
What this all basically boils down to is my desire to live in an old-timey general store and never come out. Candy by the pound; sweet little Peter Pan-collared dresses; an unlimited supply of canning jars in every size; cherry pie; and hopefully a few handsome, overalled 1930s gentleman to swing me around to The Stanley Brothers. If one of those men is George Clooney, all the better.
1. Weck Jars, $24/set of 4; 2. Shaker Broom, $35; 3. Antique 1906 Hanging Scale, $199; 4. Enamel Factory Pendant, $398; 5. Chloe Sevigny for O. C. Lesley Dress, $475; 6. Seagull Acoustic Guitar, $399; 7. 1920s Diamond Ring, $850; 8. Shaker Broom, $35; 9. Cherry Pie, $34; 10. Garden Hen, $44