25 March 2011

Crave: LHOTP

Blame it on my current (as in this morning) desire for a more simplified lifestyle but lately I've been in a LHOTP state of mind.... by that I mean Little House on the Prairie of course.  As a child I devoured all the books of Laura Ingalls Wilder and my wee wandering eyes were completely seduced by the illustrations of Garth Williams....I imagined a world of hay rides, cozy log cabins and tiny floral Calico prints.  Of course, my wee self would have had a hard time parting with roller skates, turntables and fast food but there is a certain appeal and charm to the simple LHOTP life....fortunately, it's never too late to don a bonnet and circle the wagons.
Covered wagon available here.

6 comments:

Thomas at My Porch said...

I am so glad you used the word bonnet. Back in 1976 as the US was celebrating its bicentennial and the LHOTP TV series was in its prime I was in 2nd grade in Minnesota and it became quite the thing for girls in my school to wear calico bonnets just like Mary and Laura. Two girls even had their school pictures taken wearing their bonnets. When I told this story to my California-born husband he thought I was making it up. Now he jokes about the big Minnesota bonnet craze of 1976. I think he may secretly worry that I was wearing a bonnet back then. If only.

Thomas at My Porch said...

Oh, how could I forget the best part. On a family vacation we even went to Walnut Grove and saw Plum Creek!

W.E. said...

Dearest Thomas you had me at the bonnet craze of 76 then you tell me you went to Walnut Grove and saw Plum Creek! I am positively green with envy and about to throw a fit worthy of Nellie Olsen.

A Super Dilettante said...

I love watching Little House on the Prairie and I grew up watching the series. It's probably one of the reasons why I wish I could have one of the carriages (a wagon)in my garden. I would love to decorate the carriage as a kind of Romany colourful caravan and somewhere I could go and escape to and read or do whatever.

A Super Dilettante said...

PS. Don't you love the intro in LHOTP where all the little characters running across the meadows? Those were the days of innocence...the television these days is rather shocking, vulgar and humiliating in comparison.

W.E. said...

Dear SD, a beautiful covered carriage parked in the middle of a garden would be wonderful! And, yes, I remember that intro to LHOTP and the music clearly.... makes me want to don a bonnet and find a meadow to traipse through!