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Celebrating the Joy of Living & Home Making ~

Baking, Cooking, Decorating, Tea Time, and taking Inspiration from those I love and the world around me...

A sharing of my heart and my home from a Christian perspective

...with a wee bit of whimsy added.

Monday, 7 December 2009

A Beautiful Morning To You All!

Hello and good morning friends~ We had a very busy weekend and then yesterday the weather had us cooped up for most of the day. It was the coldest day of the season so it was nice to curl up in front of the fire and sip on hot cups of tea and enjoy the quiet.

We had our first snowfall yesterday and this is one of the scenes out my back window. The birdhouse which sits on the clothesline pole is looking very wintery today. The sun is shining and the world looks brighter with its fresh blanket of white snow. I'm sure all the little kiddies are happy that now it really is beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

I was just over visiting my new friend Elaine at and she is having a Giveaway! Three sheets of these wonderful vintage images that can be used all sorts of ways. The drawing takes place on December 12th, so if you're wanting these, better get over there and get yourself signed up.

I have finally finished all the decorating I'm going to do this year. My hubby and I are heading out west after Christmas to visit my middle son and his family, so I didn't decorate quite as much as I normally do. I thought it best not to have too much to put away when we get back from our trip. I did decorate the chandelier however. I wasn't going to but changed my mind. I'm glad I did now because it really does make the dining room look more festive. I love all the reds, and the greenery, and the twinkle of little lights behind the lace.

My Auntie Phyllis is home now and recovering from her heart attack and surgery. I am so very thankful that she is alright! Many prayers have gone up for her and I thank you all for that! God is good!

Well, I hope you all have a beautiful day filled with laughter and love. God bless you all!

Sharing from my heart~ Sandi


  1. It is an honor and a privilege to pray for your aunt. I am thankful she is doing much better.
    The snow is beautiful. We had a few flurries on Saturday, but nothing more.
    Blessings, andrea

  2. Beautiful snowy pictures. It is nice to cozy up inside when it snows like that. Lovely pink plates above your window. Have a blessed day.

  3. Hi Sandi,

    I'm so glad you're aunt is doing well...we've all been praying for her, and will continue.

    Love your snowy backyard! I love snow...from a distance! Its beautiful, but soooo cold. We had snow on top of our mountain. Will try to capture a decent photo of it.

    Love your chandy decor! The lights behind the lace curtain is so pretty and festive!

    Have a beautiful day!


  4. Oh Sandi...
    Hi sweetie. Praise God that she is going to be alright. Will continue to pray for her health and that she gets better soon.

    Your snow is so beautiful. I especially love the look of the bird house in the snow. So lovely.
    I hope you caught a few angel kisses for me as the snow came down. I need all I can get.

    Take care sweetie. Stop by again soon. I love it when you do.

    Country hugs and much love, Sherry

  5. Happy your sweeet Aunt is doing so much better. She is fortunate to have someone who loves her so very much.
    Yep, thosse litte birdies will have to snuggle up tight to keep warm these next few months.



  6. Love, love, love those toile curtains with lace valance behind them and then fabulous toile plates above! Enjoy your Christmas out west!


  7. Hi Sandi,
    It sure looks pretty at your house.I love the red toile curtains and the dishes too.I am happy to have some snow to make it look so pretty.
    I am happy your Aunt is doing well.
    Take care,

  8. The snow looks so pretty in your neck of the woods...

    Ours is gone but we have freezing fog, of all things...winter is jumping the gun this year!!!

  9. Your snow picture is so pretty! I love your red transferware and toile with the greenery of Christmas.

  10. Hello Sandi!

    Oh my! It's snowing in your place. WE don't get to experience it here in my place. As a child, I thought it would be amazing to experience one. But as I was growing up, I guess I realized I forgot to associate the coldness with the snow LOL. So today, I think I'll just be content admiring from afar through pictures (as I'm still amazed to see places covered in white) but I don't think I really want to experience it :-)

    Oh, and yes I can see the twinkly lights behind the curtain :-)

    I see you have a pink CHristmas. And the pink post memory you shared is adorable! I bet that puppy was too :-)

    (I didn't get to read you Aunt's story but it is good to know that she is recovering)

  11. What pretty snow! LOVE the pic of your dining room wall with those gorgeous plates, gorgeous curtains, and the gorgeous twinkle lights peeping out from the lace!!

    So happy to hear that prayers have been answered for your Aunt Phyliss!

    Angelic Accents


I am delighted to have you visit me and I read every comment. Please forgive me for not being able to visit you all as there are so many of you lovely bloggy friends now. I will visit as much as possible. I wish you a day filled with JOY! ~ Sandi