This post of my favorite housewarming quotes and toasts remains popular…
Irish House Toast:
May joy and peace surround you,
Contentment latch your door;
And happiness be with you now,
And bless you evermore.
Irish House Blessing:
We believe in living deeply,
Laughing often and loving always.
We believe we were brought together
To support and care for each other.
We believe that everyone’s feelings count,
And that the uniqueness of each of us
Strengthens all of us.
We believe in the power of Forgiving to heal
And the power of love to carry us through.
We believe in one another,
In this family,
In this house.
GOD BLESS THE CORNERS OF THIS HOUSE AND BE THE LINTEL BLESSED.
AND BLESS THE HEARTH AND BLESS THE BOARD AND BLESS EACH PLACE OF REST.
BLESS EACH DOOR THAT OPENS WIDE TO STRANGERS AND TO KIN.
AND BLESS EACH CRYSTAL WINDOWPANE THAT LETS THE SUNSHINE IN.
AND BLESS THE ROOFTREE OVERHEAD AND EVERY STURDY WALL.
THE PEACE OF MAN, THE PEACE OF GOD, THE PEACE OF LOVE TO ALL.
Irish Home Blessing
May your troubles be less,
May your blessings be more,
May nothing but happiness come through your door.
The universe is merely a fleeting idea in God’s mind – a pretty uncomfortable thought, particularly if you’ve just made a down payment on a house. ~Woody Allen
It’s really the cat’s house – we just pay the mortgage. ~Author Unknown
Where thou art – that – is Home. ~Emily Dickinson
Where we love is home – home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts. ~Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
Every house where love abides
And friendship is a guest,
Is surely home, and home sweet home
For there the heart can rest.
~Henry Van Dyke
People are living longer than ever before, a phenomenon undoubtedly made necessary by the 30-year mortgage. ~Doug Larson
There’s nothing to match curling up with a good book when there’s a repair job to be done around the house. ~Joe Ryan
The fellow that owns his own home is always just coming out of a hardware store. ~Frank McKinney Hubbard
One only needs two tools in life: WD-40 to make things go, and duct tape to make them stop. ~G.M. Weilacher
A perfect summer day is when the sun is shining, the breeze is blowing, the birds are singing, and the lawn mower is broken. ~James Dent
I am grateful for the lawn that needs mowing, windows that need cleaning, and floors that need waxing because it means I have a home. ~Author Unknown
A Traditional Housewarming
Bread – So you never go hungry.
Wine – So your life is always sweet.
Salt – So there is always spice in your life.
And a Candle – So you always have light.