Sunday, July 31, 2011

DOmesticities

"Every home was a brick in the great wall of decent living that men erected over and over again as a bulwark against the perpetual flooding in of evil. But women made the bricks, and the durableness of civilization depended upon their quality.”

Elizabeth Goudge
Pilgrim’s Inn


Counting blessings

431 - home



















Joining Ann today

20 comments:

Nancy said...

And now, I have a Pink Floyd song running through my head! I love, love, love that chalkboard door.

Kristi in the Western Reserve said...

A beautiful quote! I love the pictures of your home. You've made a great bulwark...And now, I am extra inspired for today when I had already planned to stay home and work on "DOmesticities".

Jodi said...

Nancy, Pink Floyd? Do tell.

Jodi said...

Kristi, glad to inspire. Thanks for the encouragement.

Kerrie said...

ahhh, your house seems so comfy and warm. Just the way I like it. :) your photos made me smile.

Amy Sullivan said...

What a great way to count blessings...with photos. I may steal this idea.

Nancy said...

Just another brick in the wall, Jodi.

Amy said...

May I come over? I'd like to read some of those books while lounging on the sofa. . . and I'll happily eat some of the food so cleverly written on the chalkboard door:) I would imagine your home to be this artistic and welcoming. Just beautiful!

Jodi said...

Amy and Amy, thank you and yes you may!

Deidra said...

Oh, I love your images of home! It was especially wonderful to see your comment on my site and then click over to find this beauty! Yes, this is home!

Julie@OnePennyJumblePacket said...

love the quote and the photos. you are definitely the best quality. :-)

those tomatoes are gorgeous!

Quotidian Life said...

Loved this whole post, Jodi, the quote and the images of your lovely and quality home--which I know must spring from the heart of a quality woman. I smiled at Nancy's Pink Floyd connection as well. (Don't be surprised if a variation on this theme shows up on my blog someday, with all due credit, of course :)

Jodi said...

Quotidian Life, thank you. I'm looking forward to the variations on the theme. No credit necessary. xx

Melissa said...

{Jodi} You are slaying me with beauty!!!! First, a quote from Pilgrim's Inn. [You could probably choose lines from that book with your eyes closed and it would make me happy. But this one. LOVE.] Then the heart-skippy pictures of your eclectic-artistic-domestic perfection of a house/home/utterly cool space. I will have to come back later to just gaze awhile. xo

Jodi said...

Melissa, Aww shucks. :)

Emily said...

Love the cats cuddling in the blankets! I feel just like them when I look at pictures of your home - it's so warm and and cosy. I zoomed in on the bookshelf photo to get recommendations ;) Pretty sure I recognized at least two of the books - we have Beatrix Potter: A Journal and Charlotte Mason, too.

And THANK you for your comment on my blog! Really, your comments make my day :)

Kat said...

I am drinking in the beauty of your home through these pictures and just *loving* it so much. <3

Laura said...

Your home is so warm and welcoming! Makes me want to drop by for a visit...especially if Gazpacho is on the menu!

Ostriches Look Funny said...

lovely. I think I need a chalkboard door...you're convincing me.

Joan said...

I love the way M. is just as into your home as you are. The fact that he put himself into creating that colorful menu broadcasting the mouthwatering feast yet to come shows how much confidence he has in partaking of the blessings therein! I'm thinking of Goldberry and Tom Bombadil again.
Elizabeth Goudge strikes right to the heart of the matter!!! Thank you for reminding me of that quote. Another person that come to mind (who you introduced me to) when pondering the privilege and coolnesses of homemaking is Edith Shaeffer.

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