Saturday, December 12, 2009

Precious Homemaking

New Day

I have been watching a lot of Little House on the Prairie. The past few episodes (season 5) had the family living in the city. The Ingalls were working in a hotel and restaurant. I noticed the most amazing thing. The dishes they were using were the same ones I have. I was so excited!

These are called "Blue Willow China" and have the name "Churchill of England" on them. I picked mine up at our local supermarket and I just love them. I didn't know a similar dish was used in the 1800's and was just delighted.

There are so many times I will buy a simple, inexpensive item to decorate, or make home more pleasant. If I ever get tired of cleaning, I will buy a nice little item (even something from the dollar store) and come home and set it up. It makes me want to organize and tidy and just enjoy my home even more.

Last year I bought some curtains for my living room. These are sheer burgundy panels. They were on clearance for four dollars each. I bought some material from the fabric store and cut this up to use as tie-backs. The curtains are neatly held back and look simple and lovely. Recently one of my girls received a gift of flowers from a young man. When these just about died, I took the "baby's breath" and arranged them in the corner of each tie- back on my curtains. It is a little thing, but makes it look so much nicer.

My favorite thing to do each morning is just to put on my apron, turn on some soothing music and slowly and methodically enjoy cleaning my house. I love to have a nice cup of tea while I work. I just sip on it throughout the morning.

We have tons of snow outside. It looks so pretty. The children are enjoying it and have made a few snowmen.

Today will be a restful day at home. A day of Precious Homemaking.

Mrs. White


busymomof10 said...

I love the way you speak of slowly and methodically cleaning your home! I always seem to be in a rush hurrying and scurrying to get it all done. But you are right, it is just so much more enjoyable when you can take your time and putter about your kitchen!

I would love to see a picture of your curtains! Did you ever post one???

Mrs. White said...

Thank you!

Here is a post with a picture of my curtains: