As I’m the resident Steel Magnolias expert here at BlackBook (see previous Steel Magnolias-related news here and here), I couldn’t not bring you the news that one of the houses used as the location in which the Eatentons—Drum, M’Lynn, Shelby, and those two bros—lived and hosted the greatest (and pinkest) wedding reception known to man is currently up for sale.
AV Club reports that the house is currently listed for a cool $1.175 million dollars, which is a whole lot of silk bunting in the hues of blush and bashful.
The house—which has served as a not-so-subtly Steel Magnolias-themed bed and breakfast in recent years—was built in 1830 and sits along the Cane River in Natchitoches, Louisiana. It’s 6,000 square feet and has six bedrooms and six-and-a-half baths, including the very pink one in which Julia Roberts’ Shelby is seen relaxing.
Interior-wise, the owners of the house have stayed faithful to the 1989 movie almost to a fault. Nearly everything seen in the movie remains, from its weird, ’70s-style light fixture in the kitchen to the hideous floral patterns and striped curtains in Shelby’s childhood bedroom.
You can check out the website for the bed and breakfast here. Warning: somewhere on the page is an autoplaying recording of the theme from the film, which will either soothe you or drive you to pull out your hair, depending on your current stress level (on a scale of Truvy Jones to Ouiser Boudreaux, I’m currently operating at a slightly manic Annelle Desoto).
If you’re thinking of coming up with the cash, be advised that I’ve already started on my proposal for a Kickstarter campaign. Give me $100 and I’ll send you a miniature red-velvet armadillo cake. For $1,000, you can come visit me in Shelby’s room and we can watch the movie together—but you’ll have to settle with me leaving as soon as Shelby goes into that coma, because the emotions thereafter are too much to handle.