Monday, January 26, 2009

"Good housekeeping lies at the root of all the real ease and satisfaction in existence."*


I am thoroughly enjoying this book, curling up in bed with it at night and pretending I have any amount of time to work on MY gracious living.

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*Harriet Prescott Spofford

8 comments:

Sinda said...

I love Ms. Jane Brocket!

MsCellania said...

I would add the word "Help" behind "Good Housekeeping". Having somebody come in and do the routine heavy maintenance certainly creates "ease and satisfaction in existence" for me, at least. I know for a fact I wouldn't be able to do the amount of cooking and organization I do without help.
I love books like this. I have been enjoying Real Simple magazine lately, too.

Poppy Buxom said...

My idea of a lovely day is hiring a cleaning service and then sitting down and reading through a stack of books just like that one.

It may be twisted, but it's the truth.

Eleanor said...

I like to read cook-books, in the bath. I read them like novels and then order pizza.

Suse said...

Aaah, one of my favourite books.

(Did you read the resources section? Hint hint blush blush).

kitkat said...

(I came here through Bearette's page)

I immediately thought of Real Simple too. It's fun to imagine I live in a J.Crew world with a proper mud room and perfectly coordinated galoshes and duvets, but lately I realized that it just isn't happening. However, I told myself that having a clean house is better than having everything be "nice." So, yes, there is some serious satisfaction with housekeeping.

Shirty said...

I requested this from the library, even though I'm a little worried that it will make me feel like my house is a wreck, and a dump, and that my life is decidedly lacking in grace . . .

Amelia Plum said...

ooh, I used to go to her blog all the time. she takes amazing photos. I loved being a virtual voyeur peering into the colorful beautiful pockets of her home.