One of my lovely friends and followers so kindly pointed me to one of Amy Merrick's recent Design Sponge: Living In posts. The post is a tribute to Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House, home of the Little Women. My friend is a sucker for old homes, like me. Last year we went to a miniatures exhibit of historical interiors, and some of the 19th century rooms we saw could have been taken directly from the Orchard House (according to the photos on the website. We are planing a trip to the Orchard House later this fall). Check out Amy's post for tips on where to find the rich, homey, thoughtful details that define the character of these classic American homes.