A homemaker is an artist . . .

Flowers on my buffet

Home is where the heart can laugh without shyness.
 Home is where the heart’s tears can dry at their own pace. 
(Vermon Baker)


A homemaker is an artist who paints into existence her family's set-apart place or haven, which becomes like heaven in the sense of ultimate rest.  The house or apartment, as well as the area surrounding it - whether concrete or garden - together become a canvas upon which the homemaker can create the perfect shelter for those whom she loves most in the world. She is seeking to combine comfort with a style that fits her family. Much of creating this prepared place lies in the art and accessories to be used. These times usually are not newly purchased on mass but rather are gathered over a lifetime, expressing who you are and what you like, a distinctive place in your own world and one in which every family member can see himself. 

~ from The Christian homemakers handbook, page 57

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The wise woman builds her house,
But the foolish pulls it down with her hands.
(Proverbs 14: 1)


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    1. My son gave it to me as a gift, I thought he had great taste.

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  2. Beautiful - I love those roses that remind me so much of gorgeous sunsets! And the teapot is really pretty.
    I bought the Christian Homemakers Handbook a few months ago, but I haven't had a chance to read it yet. :) Sounds like it contains treasures! :)

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    1. The book is great and as Bet's says below - its packed full of information and its biblically based. Its something you will find useful for Dolly as she gets older. My son gave me the blue teapot as a gift, very thoughtful of him :)

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  3. Lovely thoughts. The roses and old books are beautiful.

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    1. I love old books - one set are the Anne of Green Gables collection and the other are the Jane Austen collection. Both sets belonged to my mother so treasured.

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  4. I loved this short, very meaningful post! As a homemaker, I love to hear affirmations that all I do in a day, and over a lifetime, is not only worthwhile, it is important.

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    1. It is important and your family will have wonderful memories thanks to all the wonderful work you put into their's and your home.

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  5. The book is great - there is SO much in there! Enjoy =)
    Love the roses =)
    love,
    Bets

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    1. I was looking through it last night and it is a real treasure.

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  6. I love the quote you shared!! You may already know that I love a good homemaking quote :) I have to say that your pretty picture lured me in from the link up. Antique books and roses are two of my favorite decorating vignettes. Take care Jo!

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    1. The quote comes a great homemaking book full of lovely quotes like this one. And as for those books, my are my mother's Anne of Green Gable books - a favourite of mine:)

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    2. I will have to check out that book! Thank you! :) Also, we love Anne books too and how precious that you have your mothers!

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  7. That's a beautiful passage! I love your roses and old books. Your teapot is gorgeous! This is very encouraging, thank you.

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  8. Beautiful teapot, and I love the color of the roses. :-) Yellow and orange flowers are wonderful for brightening a room in a warm way.

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