My Dream Home

I would love to live in a little stone farmhouse, complete with lush, rolling fields. With a warm fireplace, big bowls of fruit on a wooden table, and windowsills full of clay pots of flowers. Look! It’s my bowl. Where we can sit outside on a blanket, under a tree, surrounded by flowers, eating a picnic. In a small village with a summer fete. Where children can run and play safely, there’s a gorgeous church down the lane and maybe even a few cows on the lawn. Where you can buy fruits, veg, bread, pastries, flowers, even fabric at the market. Where everywhere I look there are green rolling fields, stone walls and bridges, and sweet animals. Well, a girl can dream, can’t she? All images from James Herriot’s Treasury for Children, one of my favourite children’s books.

family, home, nature • Wednesday, February 10th, 2010 • 21 Comments »
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21 Responses to “My Dream Home”

  1. lucy says:

    You need to come visit Thirsk in Yorkshire in the UK, where James Herriot lived most of his adult life and practiced as a vet. Those pictures are pretty much how it is, with crumbling churches and market squares. Very beautiful x

  2. vanessa says:

    Oooooh can I dream with you please?!!!!!!!!!! xxx

  3. Emma says:

    I agree with Lucy (a few comments above) You really do need to visit Yorkshire,its known as ‘Gods own County’ and for good reason because there really are some beautiful places here.
    Although I must be honest and say its very cold and damp in Yorkshire today.
    Em x

  4. Petit Filoux says:

    Oh I want to live there too!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. Jennifer says:

    I would be there in a heartbeat, if only the budget allowed….

  6. brandy says:

    Don’t you just love that book? It’s a family favorite around here!

  7. Bley says:

    Sounds like my dream home too! I love James Herriott. I don’t think I’ve ever laughed as hard as I did reading All Creatures Great and Small.

  8. You need to move to England lol That area is where my family is 🙂

  9. Emily says:

    It’s picture perfect!

  10. Wendy says:

    Looks just lovely to me as well…… we can all dream can’t we!?

  11. Anna, Sydney says:

    I’m in. I’m packed. See you there. 🙂

  12. Emma says:

    This is one of our favorite books! The picture of the constable’s keeping room (The Market Square Dog) inspired the rearranging of my entire house in an attempt to recreate it.
    🙂 Isn’t it so cozy!!!!!

  13. Mousy Brown says:

    Isn’t it lovely when illustrations make you dream? We love the Alfie books by Shirley Hughes – they always seem to paint such a lovely picture, we want to be in their world! 😀

  14. Kerri says:

    My dream is the same

  15. Lisha says:

    Aaah! James Herriot’s Yorkshire, was my only reason for traveling to the UK. It is one of my favourite places on earth. It is my dream also to live where the hills are rolling green, the walls are made of stone and the fields are dotted with live stock. A little different from from the Sydney suburbs where I live, but still my dream too! At least I can still be transported by Herriot’s books. Thanks for sharing.

    Lisha

  16. French Knots says:

    It’s such a wonderful part of England, we have friends who live there in a picture perfect little cottage. So lovely!

  17. Charlotte says:

    I LOVE this post. Am a huge fan of James Herriot and can remember literally crying with laughter for the first time ever while reading one of his stories. Others just had me crying of course.

    The illustrations are lovely and the life you describe… oh I wish I could live there!

    Love Charlotte
    x

  18. We have similar dreams in my family. Beautiful book.
    I happened to be making some cloth bulk bags too, I really like yours, and I thought I was strange to be considering embroidering the plu’s, but I guess maybe not…
    I posted a link to your tutorial, I think it is very nice, I hope that is okay..
    I found your blog very recently, and look forward to looking around more soon, it is lovely here!
    Renee

  19. Farmama says:

    I think that’s my dream home too. I do so love James Herriot’s childrens books!

  20. Steve (from Thirsk) says:

    The Yorkshire Dales, Moors & Vale of York are indeed delightful. Having moved to a farming village near Thirsk (Darrowby) my wife arranged for Alf’s son, Jim to visit my home on my birthday. He came for tea, leaving signed copies of his books and then took my wife and I on a private tour of The World of James Herriot. A sincere, genuinely nice man and a simply wonderful part of England in which to live. Thank you for your posts and splendid website.

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