I’m going level with you, I’m a huge nerd for by Louisa May Alcott. Only last year I took a pilgrimage to see the real lived in by the Alcott family. Okay so it wasn’t technically a pilgrimage, seeing as I was in Concord, Ma on other business but let me tell you, I do enjoy a historical tour none the less. The is great, the is even better and the house in person is spectacular. Feminine, early American, homey farmhouse style just can’t be beat and is exactly what I’m craving in my own house come fall.
In Little Women, the March family struggles to stay afloat in civil war era New England while the father is away at war. Cozy quilts, wide plank floor boards, fresh flowers and sisterly affection hide a multitude of frayed edges and “fallen from proper society” furnishings. I love things that look a little patched, these days it’s become a necessity again. Score one for the make do and mend movement!
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Now on to the important stuff, which March sister are you most like? My four close friends and I frequently go back and forth about who’s who. We’ve even had Little Women slumber parties were we all pile under a quilt and watch the movie. Yes, we are nerds. Rough and tumble Jo, sweet and shy Beth, motherly Meg or plucky Amy? Truly a question for the ages…..
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