Thursday, June 16, 2011


It was all so pleasant, the doors and windows
wide open to the summer evening,
the dishes making little cheerful sounds
together as Ma washed them and
Mary and Laura wiped,
and Pa putting away the fiddle and
smiling and whistling softly to himself.

~Laura Ingalls Wilder, Little House in the Big Woods

*Image: Little House in the Big Woods


  1. That's the way it should be nowadays.

  2. Loved that show, I sure wish it were that simple today.

  3. Can you imagine how hot it would get for them in the summer time? Whew.

  4. Oh Melanie...absolutely love the Little House books. My husband just bought me the boxed gift set. I am now reading "Little House in the Big Woods"...such nice reading! I am looking forward to reading all of them. I love how your "little space" vintage and so pretty! Simple Blessings ♥ Teri

  5. so sweet to read, life seemed so simple back then, but they had the same struggles we did, putting a meal on the table, etc., yet I think they enjoyed life so much more than we do with our age of technology, etc.

    thanks for sharing it Melanie and I hope you have a great weekend!


  6. Good Morning Melanie!

    I have been a bad friend...away for so long! Seems like we've been so busy lately. I love your new background and music and everything! And, of course, this quote from of my all time favorite authors! I just picked up an old copy of "the Long Winter" from our local thrift store...I was so excited to find it.

    Hope you all have a wonderful weekend...please wish your husband a "Happy Father's Day" from the coast of Maine!

  7. I declare you've become a bit nostalgic! It's that time of year, though. ☻

  8. Hi, Melanie~

    I just LOVE your post. Laura Ingalls Wilder is a favorite of mine. Oh, to live back in that time!

    I have missed stopping by to visit. It is always so nice and relaxing here....just what I needed today!

    And your's beautiful! I can see I need a few pointers from you. I just can't seem to get mine the way I want it...comfortable, relaxing, inviting. Someday, perhaps!



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