Thursday, September 8, 2016

Lucy Maud Montgomery's Ontario home

When we were viewing the quilts, there was a lady who belonged to the Historical Society who answered a few questions that we had. L.M. Montgomery married Ewan Macdonald, a Presbyterian minister, in 1911 and this manse was apparently her first home as a married woman.

Ewan Macdonald.

I forgot to take a photo of the church but if you go to this website, you can see what it looks like and also find more info on L.M. Montgomery.

It's a typical yellow brick house. 

This is the plaque in front of the house.

The back of the house with part of the backyard. It's a nice property. To the left of the wood door in this photo is another plaque.

This is that plaque.

The front room - or living room. I didn't take a close-up of that quilt so just click on the photo to make it bigger.

This is the quilt that was draped over the couch on the opposite wall. 

I loved these fat little birds. What a cute runner.

Another runner in the dining room.

These were displayed in a corner of the kitchen.

This was upstairs in the boy's room.

The maid's room.

I like the fact that in each of the bedrooms they have explained who used it.

Each bed had a quilt but I didn't take photos of them - I was interested in the rooms themselves.

Beside this plaque was a cute quilt.

A super mini quilt on a teeny tiny bed.

Here's Judy checking out the treadle. I told her I learned on one and still have it. She was surprised when I told her it's in my upstairs hall because she has never noticed it.

These were in an alcove at the top of the main staircase - just outside the master bedroom. 

The room was a really nice size, situated at the front of the house and it had lots of nice daylight shining through the two big windows.

The cradle was a sweet addition.

The other view.

This was the downstairs room where Lucy Maud wrote her books.

What a great scrap quilt.

Quilts of all sizes were displayed all over the house.

More yo yos.

Another photo of the 'office.'

The room is just to the right of the front door.

Just some of L.M. Montgomery's books.

It's hard to take a photo of a photo.

In her early years.

Just inside the front door is this wonderful painting of Lucy Maud. The scenes on either side of her are of the area at the time she lived at the manse in Leaksdale, Ontario.

I hope you enjoyed the tour. I took the photos mainly for my eldest daughter Laila who is a big fan of L.M. Montgomery and has all of her books and most of the ones written about her.


  1. Very interesting; I love to peek into historical homes, too. We have something in common. I have my grandmother's treadle sewing machine. It's a Singer.

  2. Hello Dolores,

    Thank you so much for the tour of the home. It looks a very peaceful home. That tiny quilt was amazing.
    Have a lovely weekend.

    Happy days.

  3. I have enjoyed this post a lot. It was a very interesting post with plenty of pictures. (I love that.) Thank you for sharing this slice of history with us. ;^)

  4. Very atmospheric, I enjoyed the visit, thank you!

  5. Thank you for the lovely tour. What charm is in each of those rooms and incredible to imagine this wonderful author lived here. The quilts are just superb.

  6. I loved Anne as a child and love her still. I have a good friend who lives in P.E.I. and is the hugest Lucy Maud fan you could find! I'll have to show her your post.


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