As the name of my blog indicates, I spend a lot of time thinking about home. Of course, my Heavenly Home is the one that is eternal, so that’s where I need to lay up my treasures, and that’s the one I’m striving for. But in the meantime, I have been given this tiny piece of the here-and-now—this home on the edge of town, this family, this neighborhood—in which to serve Him. And, though this is in the earthly realm, I want the things that happen here to be investments in the Heavenly realm.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Quiet Pursuits

On this gray December afternoon...

We laid aside the school books, brewed a pot of coffee, put chicken and potatoes in the oven to roast, lit some candles.  It was time for...

~ knitting ~

~ blogging ~

~ addressing Christmas cards ~

While we were busy with our quiet pursuits, we put in a favorite movie, Little Women, the 1994 version starring Winona Ryder.  I have loved Little Women since I read the book as a young girl.  I have watched (I think) every movie version that has been produced.  But this one is my favorite.  I can believe that these actors are the characters.  

I have to confess, however, that there is another reason I love this movie.  The house!  I watch and I swoon over the paneled woodwork and the banister and the Christmas greenery.   I ooh and aah over the wall sconces and the dishes on the Christmas breakfast table and the paint colors.  

(Do you ever notice the home decor when you're watching a movie or television show?)

Today was a quiet contrast to the past weekend which was busy, busy.  I find that I need both kinds of days - the exciting, celebrating, going kinds of days and the calm, productive, staying kinds of days.  

Do you find that too?  


  1. It sounds like a wonderful day. My favorite Little Women movie is the one with Katharine Hepburn in it. You asked if anyone else looked at the decor in movies or television. I definitely do. Sometimes I record movies from the 30's and 40's, not because the storyline description sounds good, but because I like to see kitchens from that era. I like the movie Meet Me in St. Louis as much for the interior of the home they live in (and their dishes) as for Judy Garland's performance. I just found your site tonight.

  2. Oh yes, I do notice the decor in movies and television shows. The house in that version of Little Women is gorgeous. But my favourite version is the older one. I weep every time I watch it, when Beth dies.

  3. Yes, I need both kinds of days, too. It just seems to work out for the best that way. I do notice decor in movies, and I like Little Women, too, even though I am always so sad when Jo passes. Can't help it. xo

  4. It sounds like my kind of day. And Little Women is my favorite -- when I was a kid, my friends called me "Jo." I can't believe I haven't seen that movie version but I will have to find it. Yes, I look at the houses and decor in movies -- and this one sounds charming!

  5. Oh yes! I love that house, too. Karen at A Scrapbook of Inspiration has done a number of posts on the real house...I'll send the link along if I find it.

    And watching that movie is the reason I hung a flannel ribbon on my wreath last year. I didn't this.

    But the things I love best about this post are the lovely pictures of your girls and your card writing. So special!

  6. Lovely, lovely, lovely!

    A day of quiet pursuits and Little Women!

    I love this movie especially at this time of year! I love the decor too and always think of this as a holiday movie!

    Kindreds again!


  7. Can you believe I have never watched that movie? I do notice the settings, as well as the clothes. That's partly why I like the Jane Austen movies so much. I'm also noticing YOUR house. Ahhh! I would love to come over and hang out for a peaceful afternoon:)

  8. Oh, yes! I get quite sidetracked sometimes observing the home decor! I need to check out a few of these movies again. Thanks for the reminder.

  9. Loved this posting... a perfect way to spend a grey day!

    And yes, I do pay attention to the decor and house settings in movies.

    I like the house in this Little Women movie. I like the movie too.


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