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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Dulce Domum "Sweet Home"

The weather has turned chilly, and wet, a typical Autumn day.
I seem to be in the midst of a hibernation, only roused on the days I need to meet outside obligations.
What is it about the changing seasons, that leave us wanting nothing more than a cozy place to nest.
A place in front of the hearth, surrounded by the tea kettle singing on the hob, slippers warming by the fireside, and a portly cat purring at our side.
A time to daydream.



"What a ripping little house this is! Everything so handy! "


~Mole's house: Wind in the Willows

16 comments:

The Tablescaper said...

This looks so charming and inviting. I wish I could crawl into the book and snuggle up in that chair.

- The Tablescaper

Betsy said...

I love, love, love that sweet illustration...just everything about it... from the fireplace to the bed in it's own little nook. :)

DeanO said...

beautiful picture - I can find myself sitting by the fire with a good book, cat on my lap

Country Gal said...

Just the way I like to spend my rainy windy cold days , only I have a kitty and a dog curled up with me lol. Have a wonderful eve.

Emily said...

Oh, I just love this picture (and this post). It speaks comfort!

Terry said...

So sweet.

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Wouldn't it be so great to wake up and find yourself right there in that photo!
love
tweedles

Sandra said...

this little house fits all your desires. here in FL i am sitting on a leather sofa, barefoot in my summer gown, with laptop on my lap and coffee in my cup. not quite the same romantic sound to that, is it? i would love a fireplace and a chair in front of it, just like this picture. oh well.... here i am and enjoying yours

Doc said...

Even a sun craving old twit as myself I do so love our long nights by the fire with good books and conversations. So glad I stocked up on firewood this last spring.

A Dancing Mango said...

what a lovely post!
Thank you for this.. Moments are precious during this seasons change.

Winifred said...

It looks so cosy. Just think how easy to clean too. Only one room! Bliss!!!!

ramblinbess said...

That drawing is so evocative. It makes me want to transport myself into that exact moment. I've been enjoying slowing down as the weather's been getting colder. I love having time to daydream, and it's hard to find in the Internet age.

Babs said...

Love the little illustration with it's cozy chair and little bed. So sweet. Stay warm and I hope your plants will be ok.

Deanna said...

Love the illustration!
It is truly cozy.

God bless,
d

Living In Williamsburg Virginia said...

Mole has a great house. If he can just stay in it and out of trouble!

Darryl and Ruth :)

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

I love 'The Wind In The Willows'...we used to watch it when the children were little up in Canada. We had a few days (right after the dust storm) of rainy cool weather and I loved it. I felt like cooking something hearty so I made pot roast and homemade buns and cookies. We didn't start the fire then but we have lit it the last few mornings. Now it's going to be in the 80's for the next couple of days! I really am looking forward to the chilly weather but first I need to get my daffodils planted and veggie garden cleaned up. Then the weather can do what it likes...hopefully it will rain. Enjoy your fire... your cup of tea!
Maura and your kitty :)