Not long ago, a tweet from one of my favorite Twitter friends, Bonnie (excellent Twitter follow, by the way – EXCELLENT) caught my eye. It was a picture of a jigsaw puzzle with Hollywood movie posters.
Okay, so you have to understand this about me – I am obsessed with BOTH jigsaw puzzles and Old Hollywood. So when I saw the picture, I nearly spewed another one of my obsessions, hot chocolate, on yet another one… a cat in my lap.
That wouldn’t have gone over well, so it’s a good thing I caught myself.
I retweeted her picture with an ever-so-subtle hint to my family that this would make an excellent Christmas gift for their favorite lover of the Golden Age of Hollywood. Okay, it may not have been that subtle, but desperate times call for desperate actions.
I rested assured that with a husband, three daughters, and three sons-in-love the puzzle would surely find its way beneath the tree this year.
A week later, my husband had a few boxes delivered from UPS. I assumed they had to do with golf or coffee (his usual imports) but he handed one to me. And it made an ever-so-familiar noise when I moved it around.
Okay, okay, I shook it!
You guessed it, my wonderful coffee addicted golfing husband not only ordered it immediately for me, he didn’t make me wait for Christmas. I did well when I married that boy.
Naturally, I cleared off the dining room table and began putting the puzzle together immediately. I’m reasonable like that. It was, undoubtedly, the funnest puzzle I’ve ever worked. It was challenging but not frustratingly so (we’ve all known a few puzzles like that!) and it was just unspeakably fun to put each of the posters together.
This Classic Movie Posters puzzle is just out of this world. The different colors, titles, names, and faces make this a one of a kind puzzle that’s just extra special. It’s been a few weeks since I worked this beauty and I’ve actually gotten it out to have another go at it.
It’s just that fun AND relaxing – and with the news we’re faced with on a daily basis, we all need to take relaxation anyplace we can find it.
White Mountain Puzzles are the geniuses behind this gorgeous puzzle. They actually make a lot of big, colorful, and ridiculously fun jigsaw puzzles.
White Mountain Puzzles has a similar Classic Comedy Movies Puzzle I have my eye on and I’d LOVE to see them come out with more… like a Classic Musicals Movie Posters Puzzle (with Top Hat, Oklahoma, Easter Parade…), a Classic Movie Monsters Posters Puzzle, Christmas Movies…. so many ideas!
As you can tell from the pictures, this puzzle is gorgeous and would be a real show-stopper framed and hung on the wall. Only problem is, it’s so fun to put together, I can’t bring myself to do that.
Obviously, I couldn’t recommend this puzzle enough. While it’s PERFECT for those of us who live and breathe the Golden Age of Hollywood, the Classic Movie Posters Puzzle would make a wonderful gift for anyone who loves puzzles. There’s nothing quite like relaxing with a great jigsaw. When I’m in the middle of a puzzle, I can be anywhere and find myself thinking, “I just want to be home working my puzzle and chugging hot chocolate.”
Somehow having a mug of hot chocolate (with marshmallows, of course) just makes everything sweeter. Think I’ll have one now.