The Anne films have long been admired for their attention to period detail, especially when it comes to the costumes. Now, thanks to the talent and perseverance of an avid Anne fan, one of Diana Barry’s costumes from “Anne of Avonlea” has been painstakingly recreated.
“Married life has its ups and downs, of course. You mustn’t expect that everything will always go smoothly. But I can assure you, Anne, that it’s a happy life, when you’re married to the right man.” – Diana Barry, Anne’s House of Dreams
Here are three amusing and beautiful excerpts from Anne’s House of Dreams during the days leading up to Anne Shirley’s wedding to Gilbert Blythe.
“Katie, I’m glad we have each other. It’s so difficult finding a kindred spirit these days.”
Before Anne Shirley met Diana Barry, her first real bosom friend, she had to make due with her window friend, Katie Maurice. Appearing in the reflection of any mirror or window, Katie was the only one Anne could turn to while living with the Hammonds and then at the asylum before finding solace at Green Gables.