Thursday, October 7, 2010

Home Keeping Hearts

I love this picture Mother gave me years and years ago.
 It is calming to look at it.
Print by W.L. Taylor. 1903.

"Stay, stay at home, my heart, and rest;
Home-keeping hearts are happiest,
For those that wander they know not
where are full of trouble and fall of care;
To stay at home is best."
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

 I have heard money was often found between the layers of old pictures.
I hope every one's week is going well.
 I am enjoying the cooler weather, and God is painting the mountain's once more.
All is well.


Paula said...

Hello sweet Marcie! So glad to see a post from you! I love the gorgeous painting! Such a beautiful happy scene! I love the poem you shared too, it is one of my favorites! How wonderful to have found old money between the layers of old pictures! Another treasure to enjoy! I am enjoying cooler weather too, so glad you are as well! I can imagine those painted mountains! God is so good! Love you, Paula

Terri Kahrs said...

What a lovely treasure, Marcie! I'd never heard that money was sometimes stashed in old pictures. Very interesting! I love your description of fall - "God painting the mountains". How very beautiful and true!!!! Hugs, Terri xoxoxo

June said...

Hi Marcie,
I think that print is beautiful. I often think I would have fit rather well in that era. I love being home. It has been pretty much all I have ever known. I have worked a couple of times to pay for some medical expenses after Landon was born, but keeping a home is very fulfilling. I have always loved that Longfellow verse too.
It is always such a pleasure to come by here and visit. Now I am off to take the backs off all the pictures in the house!hehe

Katie@LeBeauPaonVictorien said...

What a great treasure!! I love that picture myself....I can see why it's special to you.

Coleen said...

very comforting picture Dear kinda reminds me of a time when we lost power and the kids were little...we played games by candle light and told stories and cooked on our earth stove ...fireplace insert...cna't remember what they were called...anyhow, this is a beautiful post sweetie!
Heart Hugs,
Coleen (Queenie)

Connie Eyberg Originals said...

Those were simpler times weren't they. I could be quite content in that setting. Did you really find that money? It looks different from any dollar I have ever seen. What is the story behind it?

Diane said...

Marcie, I love that verse too and I totally believe it. Home Sweet Home!
Hugs, Diane

Rustique Gal said...

Marcie, this is such a sweet picture. I'm lucky to have some old pictures from my Grandparent's old house. They offer that sweet serene type of setting too. Reminds me to slow down and get cozy.
Happy Fall to you and yours,

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Vintage prints are one of my favorite things. Now I am starting to think what be inside of some of mine, hmmm. Have a nice weekend! Twyla

Celestial Charms said...

Hi Marcie,
Such a beautiful print, and even more special because it was given to you by your mother. I was so happy to see your poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. He is one of my favorite poets, and it is not often that I see his written words online. When I was in High School, I chose his poem "The Tide Rises, The Tide Falls" to recite in front of my English class as part of an assignment. I even chose music to play in the background, which was the theme music to the movie "Jaws." Thanks for bringing back those memories to me. Have a wonderful weekend.

Little Brown Sparrow said...

I couldn't agree more with Mr.Longfellow! (Such a fairy name!)

There's a big trend to be thought of as a wandering gypsy and as someone who's done enough of that, I can say being home IS best.

Marmee's Pantry said...

What a completely & utterly lovely blog you have! I hope to return often.

Blessings from Ohio...Kim<><

Barbara Jean said...

Such a lovely post my friend.

Hugs and smiles to you.


barbara jean

Anonymous said...

Good morning sweet Marcie! Love the old picture! I have one hanging that is of two little girls out of the bath sitting by the fire - perhaps a print of the same artist.
Hope your day is fun with sister and your visit home to your Mother to celebrate her 80th birthday is a lovely journey - be safe! Love you - Joan

Blessings from Cindy said...

What wonderful treasures!

The Tin Rabbit said...

Good Morning Marcie! One of my all time favorite poems...our moms always give us the best treasures, what a keepsake this is~! Enjoy this beautiful fall day! Love& Hugs, Ann

Sandra said...

The picture is quite lovely and I agree with Longfellow..."home-keeping hearts are happiest". I'm blessed to be a home maker and help meet.
Like Joan, I have a print of the two children, after bathing, warming themselves by the fire. Just lovely!