Sunday, October 25, 2015

"The Attic Was a Lovely Place to Play."

Don't you just love this time of year?

"The attic was a lovely place to play. The large, round, colored pumpkins made beautiful chairs and tables. The red peppers and the onions dangled overhead. The hams and the venison hung in their paper wrappings, and all the bunches of dried herbs, the spicy herbs for cooking and the bitter herbs for medicine, gave the place a dusty-spicy smell.
Often the wind howled outside with a cold and lonesome sound. But in the attic Laura and Mary played house with the squashes and the pumpkins, and everything was snug and cosy."
Little House in the Big Woods
Laura Ingalls Wilder

27 comments:

  1. Thank You, Laura...have a beautiful upcoming week. Blessings

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  2. Laura,
    Oh , Little house books and shows are so my favorites. I love reading and watching their holiday editions.. So fun and loving.
    I need to go to the library and get me some Little house books ..ha

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  3. Hi Laura,

    Laura's attic always sounds like such a pleasant place to play. We don't have an attic, but we do have a space above the rafters in our garage that my children have made into a cozy space where they like to play board games and spend the night. It is so cozy that even I like to climb up there and rest. They have hung strings of Christmas lights, which makes it a feel like a holiday all year long.

    :)Hope

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  4. Thank you Laura for stopping by Quaker Hill Farm. Love Little House! Have a blessed week. Lynn

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  5. Good Morning, I loved that book!!
    We do not need all the hoopla, but rather a place that is safe and where people love us. We have sometimes too much to enjoy the simplicity!
    Thinking Of You. Hugs, Roxy

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  6. I enjoyed the visit and love the name of your blog! Thanks for talking back.

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  7. I understand what you mean, Roxy. We have a lovely autumn rain falling here today. Soft piano music is playing, and the kids are doing their school work. I really love this life. We don't have much of worldly value, but our relationships are of heavenly value.

    Hugs!
    Laura

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  8. Laura what a beautiful excerpt. How in the simplicity of life we are able to play with what is God given and we don't need fancy toys or expensive gifts. I have never read this book, but I agree wholeheartedly with the sentiment. Thanks for sharing with us.

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  9. Mary K, you simply must read it! It's quick and easy but so rich!

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  10. Hi Judy,
    My kids are teens and we never got through all of them. I want to make it required reading! I'm afraid I might get some groans.

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  11. That sounds pretty nice, too, Hope.

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  12. You know, I never read this and am 68. I think it is time! I know I would love it. Thanks.

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  13. This excerpt from Little House in the Big Woods just made my day! :-)

    I think that might actually be my favorite book of the whole series. My top three would have to be Little House on the Prairie, The Long Winter and The Big Woods.

    We have a village in our area with old homes and reenacters. Whenever I go up in the attic of those homes, I always think of the Ingalls girls cozy in their loft room.

    Thanks for sharing!

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  14. I agree about the Little House books Karen. I really like Farmer Boy too.

    Blessings to you from our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ,

    Laura Lane
    Harvest Lane Cottage

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  15. I agree about the Little House books Karen. I really like Farmer Boy too.

    Blessings to you from our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ,

    Laura Lane
    Harvest Lane Cottage

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  16. Oh, I loved reading this today!! How fitting to the weather outside! Thank you for sharing and for always bringing a smile to my day. God bless you, sweet friend. :)

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  17. Why thank you, Cheryl. Your words brighten my day.

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  18. As a child I used to love to climb the stairs to the attic and look through my grandmother's trunk. ;-)

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  19. That sounds nostalgic, Sarah. Have a lovely weekend!

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  20. Love this quote! It is one of my favorites too! :) Thank you for sharing on the Art of Home-Making Mondays this week :)

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  21. Hi Jes, so good to hear from you!
    I'm inspired to go back and read through the books again this winter. Shall I have time? Shall I make time? I don't know, but the memories still warm me.

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  22. That's one of my favorite books, too. We're listening to the audio series now. Thanks for linking up at Literacy Musing Mondays.

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  23. Oh, that's wonderful, Leslie. I'd love to listen to the audio.

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  24. Definitely sounds like a wonderful place to play! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  25. You're welcome Jann. Thanks for including me.

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