A Visit to L.M. Montgomery’s Home

This is an unusual post for me – but one of our favorite little adventures is to take a peek into other people’s homes.

The girls and I love to notice a home that has been decorated particularly pleasant, perhaps individualized for the owner’s personality, with a little whimsical touch here and there, something out of the ordinary. It’s also always fascinating to also view an older home – and one in particular that is filled with authentic antiques!


A little while ago, the girls and I, along with some dear friends, went to a nice little visit to Lucy Maud Montgomery’s home in Leaksdale. One of her residences is just an hour away from our home – we have visited this particular home before and enjoyed it so much, we went back for a second visit. I failed to take an outdoor photo of the residence, but have found one from a Toronto newspaper to view.

After a little tea time in the church across the street – where Maud’s husband was the pastor – we went for a tour of the Montomgery’s manse across the country road.

The foyer was very welcoming – and I just adored that sweet oil lamp. Etched on the glass are the words “Home Sweet Home”. Isn’t the wallpaper pretty, as well?


The parlour featured some lovely antiques …




In the dining room, there is a lovely lamp – we have a similar one in our home. It is so pretty!



The girls listening to the tour guide in the dining room …


The cookstove nestled in her tiny kitchen- made me feel right at home! ๐Ÿ™‚


The sewing corner in the upstairs hallway where Lucy would sit and watch her children across the road at the school house …



In the corner of the master bedroom, one would find this sweet little baby crib where her son slept. On the wall was a sentimental quote, portraying Maud’s love for her son … I thought it was completely endearing.ย  This is how I feel right now – as Loyal still sleeps in a small crib in a corner of our room … every night, I hear his little chatter and baby talk as he falls asleep…

I hope you enjoyed this little tour of Lucy Maud’s home. Not only is it interesting to view a century home fully decorated, it was also fascinating to learn more about the women and author behind the famous Anne of Green Gables novels.


November 25, 2019 - 4:04 pm

Lynnea Thank you for sharing your tour in pictures ~ there are so many interesting useful items to look at! I love the dainty prints on the wallpapers and dishes, and the quilts and rugs adorning some of the rooms add a nice homey touch of warmth and brightness. It sounds like a lovely mother~daughter time together.
Happy for you! ๐Ÿ™‚

November 24, 2019 - 9:21 am

Teresa @ Simply at home What a lovely post… I love visiting older home and how I would love to visit this one. I used to have a oil lamp just like that a few years ago. Have a bless Sunday!

November 23, 2019 - 10:36 am

Monica Just lovely!! Everything! What a fun and awesome trip. Take me and my girls next time! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you for sharing this!

November 22, 2019 - 6:15 am

Gigi These photos are from L.M. Montomgery’s home, however I do have the same oil lamp. I have found them all at thrift stores. Keep your eyes open for that special treasure! I hope you find one soon!

November 21, 2019 - 10:39 pm

Donna Hi, where did you purchase the kerosene lamp that sits on your kitchen table? Thanks. Donna