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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.

Wednesday, 13 March 2013


"Home is where the heart can laugh without shyness. Home is where the heart's tears can dry at their own pace." ~ Vernon Baker

Hello dear bloggy friends and welcome to my HOME where you are invited to share anything pertaining to your home.

With Spring just a few days away, I thought I would share a few of my bird houses with you. I have bird houses throughout my home because I find they lend a sense of charm to one's environment. I also love our little feathered friends. Most of my bird houses are painted white although I do have a few that are not. Today I will share some of those that are not white.  

These birdhouses greet you as you come in the back door. They are both covered with a toile fabric. I love them!

The little white birdie was once an ugly brown and mustard yellow. I gave him a coat of white and he looks much happier.

This bird house is Noah's ark complete with buttons and a birdhouse for the dove.

My last bird house is a little cottage with rockers on the front stoop. This one is special to me because it was painted for me by an artist friend for my birthday one year. Curtains and flower boxes adorn the windows while flower pots and bird houses grace the shelves out front above the rockers. Isn't it charming?

"People usually are the happiest at home." ~ William Shakespeare

Now I would like to share the top viewed posts from last week. Congrats everyone!

Bernideen received the most views with her beautiful Spring tea table upon which she shared her latest thrift finds. Simply charming!

Wanda Lee  set an array of lovely tea time treasures for friends to enjoy. Each vignette is a work of art.

Judy shared a charming post recalling memories of tea time with her beloved grandmother.  Heart warming!

I thought it interesting that all three posts were centered around tea. Must be that Spring is on its way.

Thank you for your visits and lovely comments every week. If you would like to share something, simply write a post and link up below. I will be happy to come and visit you. And to all of my Irish lovin friends, Happy St. Patrick's Day!

I am joining the following parties as well~

Home and Garden Thursday ~
Share Your Cup Thursday~
Cottage Style Linky Party~
Home Sweet Home~
Open House~

Sharing from my heart~ Sandi


  1. What a lovely collection of bird houses to greet people who visit your house! That was sweet to feature my post and the others were delightful!

  2. I absolutely love your toile birdhouses! They're too adorable. I'm a birdhouse lover, too. We're starting work on our backyard and we have a lot of birds in our neighborhood, so I want to put in a bird bath and a couple of bird houses and feeders. The bird houses will have to be adorable, of course. :)

  3. Good morning, Sandi! Thanks for the party! I'm happy to be linking up today. Hope you're having a happy day!

    Mrs. Sarah Coller

  4. Oh Sandi you have such a lovely collection of birdhouses. I'm especially smitten with the red and white toile one. That gives me an idea...I never thought about adding fabric to a bird house...and I have one that is in great need something special.

  5. Sandi, this is a beautiful post, love all your bird houses.

  6. Sandi,
    A truly beautiful post!! I especially love the fabric covered bird houses....

    Thanks so much for hosting, my friend!!


  7. Hi Sandi,
    I love your bird houses, specially the ones covered with toile fabric.
    Thank you for hosting and may God's comfort be upon you, sweet friend!

  8. Hi Sandi,
    I'm so glad you're feeling better now. Your bird houses are charming, especially that hand painted cottage one. I too, adore our little feathered friends. Thanks for hosting! Gina

  9. Hi Sandi! Wasn't sure if you were feeling well enough to have the Wed party. I always love your parties. Hope you are getting stronger every day.

    Peace (and love)
    Linda at The French Hens nest

  10. Hi Sandi, what a welcoming Home visit. Hope you are having some sunshine in your area.

  11. Thank you for sharing your heart and HOME with us, Sandi. Your collection of birdhouses is wonderful and I love how you painted your birdie. May you have a wonderful rest of the week! xo

  12. The painted birdhouse is so beautiful, such detail. You are lucky to have such a talented friend. Take care. Chel x

  13. You have some nice bird houses Sandi; they're something that fits any decor.

  14. Hi Sandi, you have some cute and unique bird houses in your home. Thank you for hosting "Home" this week. I'm finally able to link up. It's been a while. Blessings, Pamela

  15. Your birdhouses are lovely Sandi. I think we all love them in some shape and form. xx Hope your back is showing signs of recovery.

  16. Sweet (I mean tweet) birdhouses, Sandi!
    You know what they say,"Every bird likes their own nest the best."
    I always enJOY the party! Thanks! Take care.
    Linda at Beautiful Ideas

  17. I love your sweet bird houses..I love them too I just bought a new one I own three and one I want to do mosaic to it soon as I figure out how to do it...happy Wednesday with love Janice

  18. Lovely Sandi! I love birdhouses too!. I especially like your red toile and the Noah's Ark. How cute! Thanks for hosting!

  19. j' adore toutes les sorte
    de nichoirs
    et c' est le moment de les installer
    les oiseaux " gazouillent "
    et sont très actifs
    bonne journée

  20. Hi Sandi...I love these birdhouses especially the one with the little painted cozy chairs. And you....have been on my heart all week. Sending you hugs and prayers and hope you feel much better.....pain free....hugs to you Sandi....hope you enjoy the day...

  21. The little bird houses are all so sweet. I love the toile! Sweet hugs!

  22. Hi Sandi! LOVE the beautiful birdhouses.. especially the one with the little rocking chairs! So SWEET!.. Thought I'd finally join in today! Hope you are feeling better these days, and that the day ahead is good to you! ~tina

  23. Your bird houses are lovely, Sandi. They bring a little bit of outdoor nature inside and are especially enjoyable during the cold weather months. ~ Phyllis

  24. Sandi,
    I am sharing a nice natural soap and body butter giveaway. Thank you for hosting and joining me at Home Sweet Home!

  25. Hi Sandi,
    What a wonderful post. I love all the little birdie houses. The Noah's Ark is so sweet and so original.
    Such soft and Springy pastels are sprinkle throughout blogland this month. You have featured some especially lovely ones.
    Thank you for hosting, my sweet friend.
    Carolynn xo

  26. How could I have forgotten to mention you red and white toile birdhouses? I just love them!
    Carolynn xo

  27. Hi dear Sandi, how are you feeling these days? I hope you are getting better. I have been keeping you in my prayers. I love your birdhouses! Such a fun blog post and so fresh and spring like.
    Much love to you,

  28. Happy to see a new party.Your toile bird house's are two I would like to copy.I would enjoy doing it and looking at the results.Such a nice post as always.Denise

  29. Sandi, I too adore birhouses. I have them throughout my home. Both inside and out. Yours are very cute. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  30. Hello Sandi, LOVE your birdhouses - the toile one is sweet, but the hand-painted one is special! So delighted you shared with Home and Garden Thursday,


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!

Also, due to the amount of spam I've been getting, I have had to set Comment Moderation. ~ Sandi