Monday, February 27, 2012

Keepers at Home ~ Historical Home Tour

"Home! The place where all man's best and happiest hours are passed.

Where in our language shall we find a word of four letters that stirs the sweet pulses of life,

like this of home - our home?"

~ Sarah Josepha Hale

Chawton, Nr Alton, Home of Jane Austen

“Ah! There is nothing like staying at home, for real comfort.”

~ Jane Austen

Rocky Ridge Farm, Home to Laura Ingalls Wilder

"Home is the nicest word there is."

~ Laura Ingalls Wilder

Orchard House, Home of Louisa May Alcott

“The power of finding beauty in the humblest things makes home happy and life lovely.”

~ Louisa May Alcott

Dorset, Summer Home of Elizabeth Prentiss (Photo Credit)

“The best convent for a woman is the seclusion of her own home.

There she may find her vocation and fight her battles,

and there she may learn the reality and the earnestness of life.”

 ~ Elizabeth Prentiss

The Biblical Home

"That they may teach the young women to be sober,

to love their husbands, to love their children,

To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good,

obedient to their own husbands,

that the word of God be not blasphemed."

 ~ Titus 2:4-5

Keepers at Home

Oh, the sweet sentiments of home!

What a blessing to be a "keeper"

where your dear ones roam.

You have the honor to govern the place that all hold dear,

Embrace this beautiful role with love,

beauty, godliness and great care.


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  1. Oh I could be so at home in Orchard House with my primitive decor from my house.

    1. I would be at home in any of them :)

      I love antiques too :)

  2. I love how you found all the pictures for their quotes. There is no place like home!

  3. What beautiful homes, and lovely quotes. Thanks for sharing. :)

  4. What beautiful photos of homes, as well as wonderful quotes to remind us homemakers of what a blessing we have to care for our homes! The Orchard Home is my favorite.

    Blessings! :)

    1. I would have to say that the Dorset Home of Elizabeth Prentiss is my favorite :)