Rosehill Cottage from "The Holiday" Movie Comes to Life Once More

Hi Everyone! Are you busy, busy, busy preparing for the holidays? Are you making grocery lists, doing last minute shopping and wrapping gifts? I hope you are having fun and enjoying these last minute preparations for family and friends.

Recently, I took you on a tour of wonderful Rosehill Cottage in the movie, The Holiday. If you missed it, you’ll find it HERE.

This is a view of Rosehill Cottage as depicted in the movie. We were all so disappointed to discover the cottage was built just for the movie and then torn down afterwards. How could they do that to us?

One very talented artist named Wiel, decided to preserve the memory of Rosehill. He designed and built his own Rosehill Cottage in miniature for he, his wife and the birdies to enjoy. πŸ™‚ Lucky birds!

I’ve never been jealous of the birds before…but I am now! πŸ™‚

Wiel built this amazing bird feeder over the space of three weeks. I think it would have taken me a lifetime. I can’t even imagine the talent it took to create this amazing replica!

Such beautiful detail! Notice how the center of the roof even sags a little just like Rosehill Cottage did in the movie.

Isn’t it absolutely amazing?!

Here’s a view of the back and it’s just like Rosehill Cottage. It even has the same ancient tree out back. πŸ™‚

I told Wiel we were all going to want one! I asked if he would ever build them to sell. It was a true labor of love and Wiel said he wasn’t ready to make another one, just yet. He wasn’t sure he could build another one with quite the same passion.

Here’s a photo of Wiel while he was building Rosehill. I think Wiel needs to hire a crew and build these in doll house size. Can you just imagine all the orders he would get? If we can’t have Rosehill in reality, wouldn’t it be fun to have a miniature version?! πŸ™‚ Okay, I’m just being selfish…but it’s just sooo cute!

Wiel and his wife, Kitty depicted his Rosehill Cottage in their Christmas card this year. If you look closely, I think we can just see them peeking out the window in an upstairs room. πŸ™‚

Wiel, thank you so much for sharing these wonderful photos of your delightful Rosehill Cottage. I’m totally in awe of the talent it took to create this charming miniature version of the cottage that stole all our hearts.

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  1. The Tablescaper says

    This is absolutely adorable – but I don't think I'd want to share it with the birds.

    – The Tablescaper

  2. raioX - da Tin says

    hello Susan , I agree with you this little house is absolutely amazing !
    Lucky you birds!! =D

    Happy Holidays

  3. Graceful Moments says

    What a beautiful replica of the original! I agree, he should make doll houses…I believe he might make a fortune! I went back to your original post on this subject and fell in love with the kitchen!It reminded me of my Grandmother's kitchen. It was so tiny but there were incredible meals served from that tiny, adorable kitchen and it was amazing how she managed to find a way to store all of her plates and glasses and cookware. There was a place for everything and everything had to go in its place to make it work! She always had a small decorative lamp in her kitchen. I remember how cozy and warm the kitchen felt when the lamp was on and the overhead lights were off. I have always had at least one small lamp in each kitchen I have had over the years, to capture that same cozy feeling. Thanks for these great posts about Rosehill. These fabulous cottages, whether movie sets or real, show us that it is not the amount of space we have but how it is utilized that makes a cozy, warm and inviting home.

  4. Designs By Pinky says

    Oh I hope this does not get ruined in the elements OR the squirrels!!!!!!!! It is amazing! Thanks for sharing this! Merry Christmas! XO, Pinky

  5. How lovely, imagine making one with such precise detail!

  6. How adorable. I would love this as a doll's house. I wonder if he put a special protection varnish on the cottage.
    You find the most interesting things Susan.

  7. Jessa Irene (Holiday-Haven) says

    How cute, what a fun follow up!

  8. so cute

  9. Oh my! what a talented man! How did you find him?? I think you are talented!

    I love their little faces in the window. How cute!


  10. Andi's English Attic says

    I'm speechless, except to say…
    YES! xx

  11. It is absolutely breathtaking. What an amazing talent.

  12. your right I would LOVE to have one! I just love the magic of the movie too!

  13. On Crooked Creek says

    Amazingly talented artist! My, wouldn't one just love to have a real home built like that on a pastured property in romanticville?
    One can only dream! Thank you for sharing the history of this artisit and how the production came about!

  14. He is so talented. Love that tree at the back of the birdhouse too. Wonder if it confuses the birds.

  15. Mid-Atlantic Martha says

    Oh my! What a jaw dropping amazing talent! Thanks for sharing.

  16. ~Tablescapes By Diane~ says

    Hi Susan.
    How adorable to have a Rosehill Cottage for the Bird's ~~~

  17. How beautiful! And what talent! I don't think I'd even want a mass produced replica… wouldn't be a special labor of love anymore!
    If I don't get back to your blog before the end of the year, I'd like to wish a beautiful, blissful Christmas to you, Susan….just like you are!

  18. Janet Blondell says

    wow! isn't that special!

  19. That was most definitely a "special moment"…how wonderful to have captured it in reality. franki

  20. Hi Susan,
    Wow! that is so beautiful-amazing work!

    I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas,


  21. ….Wiel….is an artist!!!!Bravo!!! Maerry Christmas to you , your family and Wiel, hugs, Flavia

  22. thank you for taking me back to an "easier" time! I enjoyed it immensely! I don't blog, but I spend some time "browzing" and it is amazing how the name of a person, a trait, seeing a picture, etc. brings back such wonderful memories! Again, thank you for being a part of my day!!! and a Very Merry Christmas to you and yours!
    Pink Hugs,

  23. Making one = art. Making more = production (work).

  24. Merry Christmas Susan! Thanks for all the lovely posts, tips and party hosting!! BEST wishes for you in the upcoming NEW year!!

    xo Lynda

  25. Alycia Nichols says

    It IS disappointing to know it was built only for the duration of filming…it's so nice!!! It would have made a wonderful landmark! Here's hoping you and yours have a safe and happy Christmas weekend!

  26. How wonderful! This cozy cottage is amazing.

  27. Courtney says

    I would totally buy a version of this for my Christmas village scene! Someone needs to make a ceramic one! I love it!!!

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