Simply Breathing Rooms-An end of the month Breathing Space Post

“After all,” Anne had said to Marilla once, “I believe the nicest and sweetest days are not those on which anything very splendid or wonderful or exciting happens but just those that bring simple little pleasures, following one another softly, like pearls slipping off a string.”

― L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Avonlea

I hope you are finding “simple little pleasures” today. Maybe browsing the below pictures will have you pausing and looking at your gems from past generation in your spaces. The first home pictures are from the Ukrainian Village Cultural Heritage Village commemorating the settlement of east Alberta by Ukrainians.

The second house is Flannery O’Connor’s childhood home in historical Savannah, Georgia.

What simple historical gems do you have in your home that are precious reminders of generations past? Is there a story around the item(s)?

11 thoughts on “Simply Breathing Rooms-An end of the month Breathing Space Post

  1. Oh Lynn, I love that quote! Thank you for encouraging us to remember the “simple little pleasures, following one another softly, like pearls slipping off a string.” I love Anne’s poetic wording and spirit. 🙂 The photos of times past kind of give me a nostalgia for when life was more simple. Thank you for providing breathing space here. Love and blessings of breathing in the simple little pleasures!

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  2. I love how the window frame is painted a dark color. We did that in one of our bathrooms, dark gray with pale blue walls.

    I would have to say my paternal grandma’s paintings, pottery, quilts, and writing. She was very creative! I treasure what she left behind.

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  3. Lynn, those pictures are beautiful. I have an upright piano that I learned to play on as a girl; it belonged to my grandmother, who died before I was born. I have a few china plates and a china coffee set that belonged to my grandmothers. They are reminders of love passed down. I also have an old, gold necklace that belonged to one of my grandmothers. And don’t laugh, but my father gave me his mother’s purse many years ago. It still holds a few things in it (eye glasses, medical cards and other miscellany) from when she was alive. I never use it, but I have it. 🙂

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  4. These are wonderful photos and I love the quote at the start! Those simple pleasures are definitely to be cherished. I have a locket that belonged to my great gran. It doesn’t have any value except sentimental, but it is a lovely reminder of her.

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  5. Good morning, Lynn! Just reading the title of your post prompted me to take a deep breath. I felt my lungs expand and rejoiced that they’re working!

    So much grace and beauty here. A truly lovely way to launch into a rainy Friday.

    Bless you this weekend, friend …

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  6. Thanks, Lynn, for your thoughts and photos that uncover breathing spaces. This may sound odd, but I wonder if this pandemic could, if we allowed it, become a breathing space or at least offers a few breathing spaces. I know it won’t be a breathing space for everyone, because of the stresses involved health wise and economically. But there are days, when if I stop and think of it, I am thankful I don’t have to be somewhere in a half hour. That, I believe, is a breathing space.


    1. Yes, Diane, that is a breathing space when our schedules open up like they have for many during this time! And something to be thankful for. I can be more grateful for these times. May your be enjoying your breathing space time today!


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