Friday, February 4, 2011

The Parlour in the Morning

Victorian Kitchen

It is early in the morning and the sun has not yet come up. It is dark and lovely in our cozy house. A few minutes ago, I walked into the parlour and saw the blazing wood stove and a calming gentle light casting shadows in the little room. I saw my favorite chair and wanted nothing more than to sit and read and get warm before anyone woke up. I will do that in just a little while.

I will make a little hot chocolate in a pretty tea cup. Then I will settle myself down and enjoy the quiet. A few days ago, I finished reading Dombey and Son by Charles Dickens. It was a sad and precious story. Now I am working on a new book. It is set in early America when most households had servants. It is intriguing and entertaining. But best of all, it is a Christian book by Revell and I will be writing a review for it in just another week or two.

All too soon, the family will be awake and wanting breakfast and conversation. The house will come to life and it will be pleasant. I will be delighted to face the family with happiness and cheer. But first, I must sit in the dimly lit, cozy parlour and read my book and drink hot chocolate.

Mrs. White

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Deanna said...

Mrs. White,
What a pleasant way to start the day!

Our home is warmer this morning, but when it's below zero outside our house knows it and isn't as warm as I like. Makes me appreciate Spring.

May you have a sweet valentines day.
February blessings to you,

Wendy said...

Hi Mrs. White! I haven't stopped by to say hello in a while, so I just wanted to do that today. :) Also, I'm not seeing the picture that should be at the top of this post. Other folks may see it, but I just see an empty box with a little red x in one corner. Just thought you might want to know. I'm glad to know you're keeping warm during all this cold weather!!



Dawn said...

What a pleasant way to start the day!

I also wanted to let you know that you are the winner of the DVD "A Journey Home" giveaway I had going. Please email me at thnxb2god {at} juno {dot} com with your mailing address within the next 48 hours. Congrats!

Unknown said...

You paint such a beautiful picture of your morning! Sounds lovely! I've nominated you for the Stylish Blogger Award

Gae said...

Dear Mrs White,
I was so pleased to have you drop by my blog.
I really loved this post on the early morning time you have. It sounds delightful and cozy...just my cup of tea.
Have a delightful day

Unknown said...

I enjoy a cup of coffee with my husband and read my Bible, sometimes we're lucky and it's just the two of us, other days there is a little snuggle bug in our midst : )