I like a simple little house
With flowers by the door,
An ample larder for my needs
And not much more in store.
I like a window toward the sun
And doors that open wide,
The trickle of a bath for birds
With feathered friends beside.
I like a tidy nook inside
Where my books and slippers lie,
A cup for tea, a magazine,
A warming hearth nearby.
I like some trinkets on the sills,
White ruffles at the panes,
The comfort of a sturdy roof
To shelter me from rains.
I like the cozy ambiance,
A place of sweet retreat
Where life unfolds along the way
And each new day's a treat!
-Virginia Borman Grimmer
I found this sweet poem in a recently thrifted Ideals magazine. Feel free to share it on your blog, along with pictures from your own simple little house!
kelli, those are really beautiful! Love it!
Your home is just so cozy - and what a beautiful poem! :)
I wondered if it was from Ideals, and lo and behold it was! Beautiful poem, indeed. So true, isn't it?
It's nice to see that a few others 'get it', too.
The poem was SO beautiful, and so is your home. I really enjoy my visits at your blog:) I think I will share the poem with my blog friends here in Norway, reminding them that life is good:) Take care.
*sigh* another wonderful post Kelli that makes me feel cosy and warm! just lovely. All those things make a house a real home dont they?
Have a perfect week...
Kelli, I really enjoyed this post. Your photographs & styling are a constant source of inspiration. I'd love to join in the fun, but we're packing to leave on a two week holiday. I guess I can't complain! :-o)
Have a wonderful week!
Nothing so cozy in my house, I guess I kepp looking at your pics instead!
That poem is wonderful! Thank you for sharing it with me.
I love the poem and the pictures. :-)
I have a few of those Ideals magazines I found while thrifting and love them!
Your house is so lovely and cozy. :)
Thanks for the lovely poem and the ever so lovely pictures!
I "envy" you, your house is SO lovely and inviting.
Love and hugs from Marian
PS I am going to use the poem soon, thanks again
Oh, can I come to your house and enjoy the candlelight? I've added several candles around our house that are so nice in these Fall evenings. They add such a sweet, soft glow. Your photos and photostyling are just wonderful. I enjoyed every little corner of your home and yard, especially the big sunflower. ~Adrienne~
This is a very beautiful poem. thank you to share it with us
Love the poem AND the photos. Thank you for sharing.
I love that poem. The lady who wrote it must be a soul mate!
What a nice poem, Kelli...thank you for sharing it with all of us. Loved your pictures, too!
Your home is so lovingly cared for and it just shines through in your posts. I would love to visit and soak up the peacefulness of your home. You have a very lucky family, Kelli!
What a sweet thought, Kelli, to share the idea and poem. You are such a dear person. I hope to find time to post it on my blog soon. I love Ideals! I have the Thanksgiving addition from the library on my shelf right now. :-)
very nice post! i love how you have the perfect pictures to go with the poem. very inviting indeed!
Hi Kelli! I wish I could tell you in person what a blessing you are to me. I think I am old enough to be your mother but I am learning so much from you. Somewhere in the Bible it says that the older women are supposed to go along side the younger women and teach them. You are the one teaching me about beauty in the simple things. Thank-you for that.
Hope you and your family have a blessed week. :-)
It all looks so comfy. I wished you lived closer.
Lovely post. Your pictures and the poem are beautiful. Thanks for sharing it with us.
Beautiful photos and I loved the poem!!! Loved this post Kelli! Thanks!! I hope you have a wonderful day! :)
Your pictures always warm my heart... I'm so glad that I get to look at something new almost every morning - it just makes me feel good to start out a new day!
What a sweet poem -- I love it. And the lovely pictures illustrate it so nicely.
What a wonderful way to start the day! Thanks so much for sharing!
This was a nice post Kelli and I love all the pictures....I want to see that sun flower opened!
Can I move in to your home? No? Bummer.
Beautiful, Kelli. Simply beautiful.
The poem and pictures are beautiful, Kelli. May your week be blessed.
Well I was being lazy and not wanting to go exercise and thought I would check the blogs I visit for new posts. Your's was the first and it was all I needed to give me inspiration. Now I am over my laziness and will head out the door, go exercise, pick up some candles at the dollar store, along with colorful flowers and come home and fix my home to look cozy. Not as nice as yours but cozy. Thx for sharing Kelli, I love your blog. Have a great day.
Oh that is so sweet. I am going to copy it with pictures from my home. What a lovely idea. In these difficult financial times when so many of us are thinking of what we are losing, or what we don't have, it's nice to spend some time with what we do have.
One of my very favorite posts from you, Kelli!
Love those pics...the poem really is beautiful! My grandmother used to subscribe to Ideals. Beautiful book with so many pretty poems and pictures.
I love your home. Everything is beautiful and cozy.
Kelli, I just loved this post! The poem is wonderful and I'm so glad you decided to share it with us. I also enjoyed the photos too...they make me say "ahhh". :o)
Oh, and Happy Thanksgiving from one Canadian to another! ;o)
Lovely poem and pictures, Kelli. Don't you just love the vintage Ideals magazines? I've gotten most of mine on Ebay. Home is what you make of it, and your blog is a lovely example of making home a pleasant place in a way that is realistic for anyone to achieve.
Hi Kelli -
That is a sweet poem, made all the more special by the lovely photos of your cozy and inviting home!
Love this post! The first photo is so pretty!
I've been enjoying your blog for a couple months ~ love to visit!
Your home fits just right with that poem! Beautiful!
Lovely poem, a nice start to the week - thank you again!
Lovely poem and home and heart!
I enjoyed the beautiful poem and the equally beautiful images from your lovely home. It's as if the poem was actually written for your home kelli.
I love that poem. I left like I was walking through your home with you.
Have a blessed week!
Thank you for this beautiful poem and the special photos of your lovely home!
I love the pictures and the poem. :)
Kelli the poem and the images are absolutely delightful! Thank you for sharing! I love the sunflower and the birdseed box!!
Thank you! I love that poem! Thanks for sharing it. Your photos were just beautiful too!
Oh how lovely! (o:
What a nice post!
That's simply lovely, enjoyed reading and seeing it so much!
Thanks for the smile!
I loved that, Kelli, just beautiful.
I love the beautiful pictures on your post today! Very cozy & welcoming!
Carol ~ in Oklahoma
Wonderful poen and wonderful pictures. Thankyou for sharing..
WOW...great eye-candy here on this post. Thanks for sharing it with the rest of us.
Wonderful and inspiring post, Kelli. Your home and the poem are beautiful and welcoming:)
What a lovely post. I feel so fortunate to have many of Grandma's old Ideal magazines from the 50's & 60's. So many wonderful verses and photos.
You've illustrated this post so beautifully with little vignettes from your life.
Thanks for sharing..
Kelli, that poem is beautiful! And I love how you illustrated everything with your own pictures. Amazing!
i love coming and visiting you..YOu always have such a nice cozy home..Love the poem also..
Your pictures are very beautiful and inspiring! Thanks for sharing them!
The poem was delightful and the pictures of your *home* added such a cozy touch :o)
Just beautiful Kelli!
I just love that poem and all the pictures you chose to go along with it. Your home looks like a retreat for your family from all the 'things' of the world. Safety and warmth! Wendy
This was such a beautiful and inspirational post!
I love this post. What a lovely poem.
Love the poem, thanks, the pictures were great. Very refreshing
Lovely poem and photos.
What a beautiful poem Kelli, and the pictures match the feelings it envokes exactly.
You left a comment about a Butternut Squash Bread recipe. I can't find it on your blog. Is it in the archives, or listed somewhere?
I baked the 9lb+ squash today and pureed it. I'm hoping to do some baking with it tomorrow.
Kelli..love the poem and all the wonderful pictures of your cozy home.....hugs, Linda
A lovely post!
Can I join you today?...pretty please... I love the pictures!
Loved your post especially the pic with the candles all lit in the window.:) Looks just so cozy!
Kelli, me too. I would love to do this but it may be a few days. I do much better at commenting than posting. I love your pictures.
What stunning photos - especially the nighttime one of your window with candles lit. Lovely poem too.
Lovely..So nice and relaxing. And the poem is so wonderful. Thanks for sharing!
I love your pictures!!! Expecially the little bitds!!! And I might just steal the poem and do my own simple house. As soon as I get it picture worthy! Thanks for sharing.
I enjoy those same things!!! Don't ya wish we all just lived in one little blogger communtiy haha! I think you would be an awesome neighbor!
I just gave you an award over at my blog. I just wanted to let you know how much I appreciate all the inspiring ideas you have given me as a newbie to the blogging world. Have a blessed day!
What a beautiful poem. Your photos could easily be made into a book.
Hope you had a good Thanksgiving yesterday.
So lovely. Your home is so inviting and cozy. Thank you for the invitation to share the poem. I do believe I will!
That was beautiful Kelli...thank you. :)
Kelli, I absolutely LOVE the worn look to your doormat! I know you open your home all the time to others, and your doormat gives testimony to all the feet that have crossed the threshhold of your lovely home and received your wonderful hospitality. Don't replace that welcome mat...EVER! It's message is beautiful! I, for one, have gleaned a lot from you in the area of hospitality, and hardly a week goes by that we do not share a meal with someone at our table now. What a wonderful way to serve others! Thank you! ~Kelly in MN
I'm so glad that I stopped by. That poem expresses my very heart's desires. Are all of those beautiful pictures from your home? I love them.
Thank you for saying we can share the poem.
So very lovely--I enjoyed the beautiful pictures of your home and the sweet and dear poem!
Blessings to You!
I don't know you but I love your website. I don't know how you have time to do all you do and then take pictures of it and blog it! I am 55 and have been working for several years since my husband's disability. Before that I was a stay-at-home mom. I miss being at home. I like looking at pretty things and sometimes go to shops just to look, very rarely buying anything. Your blog lets me do that too. I have tried some of your recipes and they are good.
What a wonderful poem! Your home always looks so inviting! Thank you for sharing.
I'm coming to live with you! :)
Oh I just love this post! You are an inspiration.
Everything, as always, looks SO pretty!! Can I come vacation at your house??? :)
One day, I hope we can meet and take tea together! What a treat that would be!
gorgeous pictures! And the poem was lovely.
such a lovely poem. Your blog is simply wonderful. such gorgeous pictures.......so inviting and warm.
Wish it was fall here in New Zealand (I just love the leaves changing colour). Currently we are in spring (my next best season).
I will be visiting often. Just loved it here!
blessings Sandra nz
Enjoyed your pictures!! And the poem!
Love it! My mom had Ideals in our home, so that just adds to the auhhhh feeling:) !
I am so glad i discovered your blog,
It has such warmth that you can feel it when you read it...
Thanks for the efforts you take
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