Saturday, August 18, 2007

Homekeeping

The Queen spent the day cleaning her castle..
The royal subjects are a bit tooo young to take on the task themselves.....
So, her majesty took to her royal mop and bucket and went about cleaning and moping and dusting and spackeling...and drywall repairing (another story)...


(My Lovely Dream Castle livingroom)

To achieve the ultimate cleanliness for the good of the royal subjects... But... is it a home? Have we lost what 'Home keeping' is all about? There are so many labor saving devices at our disposal today... vacume cleaner..(my dyson is such a blessing! ) dishwashers, clothes washers ( the upright was a God send) All these toys are awesome! But I don't want to look at "Homekeeping" as a chore... Have we ladies lost the meaning of keeping a good home for our family? The little extra touches that make a home a home?
Fresh baked bread...natural touches in the bath to make wash up time a pleasure... Dried flowers from the summer garden and a special Sunday dinner ...Hmmm..just a thought...


After all, the Royal subjects do appreciate it ...

Hope your weekend is good...see ya Monday....

13 comments:

~love said...

you WERE thinking about homekeeping today, too! i think that a lot of it has definitely been lost. but, i think that we're also right on the verge if it all turning around and coming back. people want that...they are desperate for it. great post. =)
(is that your home?!...pretty!)

bellacolle said...

awww. thanks, Love! I agree, let's get back to it! (nope,I sooo wish! ... not mine... my castle is more of a French provencial thing....LOL)

KeelyB said...

Thanks for the sweet comment! And youre so right about homekeeping...a lots been lost, but like ~Love said, I think its coming back because people are beginning to realize whats missing.

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

My problem is that focus so much on the special little touches, I overlook the not so special big ones, like the giant dust bunnies!

KARA said...

Dear friend you do make me giggle, but i actually agree with you, I can't wait for the day were I don't have to go to work and can have a lovely laid table for breakfast and the smell of fresh flowers through the house, of late I am lucky if we go out the door with ironed clothes. Well there you go lady in her twenties taking feminism right back.
kara
x

Barbra said...

Love your thoughts about 'homekeeping"...I don't mind the vacumming,washing, etc. as long as there's a flower arrangement to make & set upon the dust free table and some delicious aroma coming from the stove. Your room is gorgeous,by the way.

Monica Yvette said...

What a creative post. I thought it may have been the inside of your home until I read your comments.It really is the thoughtful little things that make a house a home.

nikki/WhiMSy love said...

I so wish that was my home...
I want a clean house, but the task is overwhelming with all of my other responsibilities (& other stuff I'd rather do) that I never get it done. Maybe if I look at it as an "art" then that will change my approach to the whole atrocious task.
And as far as dust bunnies go, I've started naming mine...

ShabbyInTheCity said...

AH the royal subjects...so discerning in who they choose to ready the castle for them!!!
I had a reader to tell me they were cleaning with my blog on so they could hear the music.

Flea Market Queen said...

Homekeeping...used to really like it! Wore myself out cleaning the house...now I think I focus more on the "special touches"...
It's more fun!

bellacolle said...

Thanks guys for posting! Lots of views... just trying to inspire maybe a different view on the 'ole same thing... look at it as an art form... I know ladies who have come before us did.... not trying to offend.

katydiddy said...

Love your house! I want to see more! I love to see where creative people I admire live! I agree about housekeeping, but I only enjoy it when I can work uninterrupted. Something that is almost impossible with a 2 year old!

katydiddy said...

Just posted a link on my blog to this entry-that's how much I loved it!