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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, 20 March 2013


"Home, the spot of earth supremely blest,
A dearer, sweeter spot than all the rest." ~ Robert Montgomery

Hello my lovely friends and welcome to my HOME!

Yay! Spring is finally here! Too bad Winter didn't realize it. We have a big snow storm barreling across our little Island today and it's dumping a great deal of snow on us. But tomorrow is supposed to be sunny so we will enjoy our first of Spring tomorrow.

You wouldn't believe the obstacles I encountered trying to get this post up and running today! Worst of all, Linky wouldn't co-operate with me either but I finally got it. I contemplated canceling my HOME party this week but I know some of you really enjoy it.

I try not to share too much personal information on here because we all have our troubles and my desire is to keep my blog as uplifting and happy as possible. However, many of you have been wondering how I am feeling. Well, as many of you know, I am suffering with a great deal of back pain. 

The MRI showed that I have two herniated disks and they are pressing on the nerves which go into my hip and down my leg into my foot. I had my first physio therapy session yesterday and was all done in when I got home.
The good news is, my therapist is hopeful that he can get me fixed up so I won't have to have surgery. I pray he is right!
Then my darling son and DIL dropped in for a visit so I didn't get a chance to create this post until this morning. Therefore, I don't have anything new to share with you.

So, I will share a few pictures from my Spring Tea this week as well as a few features. I hope you enjoy them. My tea friends have already seen the tea party photos but many of you haven't.

I love this wee bird's nest my son found for me! It will be nesting season very shortly.

A stack of teacups ready to sip tea from.

We had fairy cakes with our tea.

And here is my Spring Tea table.

"Where thou art - that - is Home." ~ Emily Dickinson

The following posts received the most views last week.  Congratulations, ladies!

Penny's Vintage Home shared her lovely Hoosier Desk. I love her  collection of white ware and isn't that little lamb adorable!

Selep Imaging  shared a beautiful collection of vintage lace. Really lovely! I adore lace.

vintage lace rose

I usually don't pick favourites but there were two posts which captured my attention...

Linda @ The French Hens Nest shared her fabulous collection of blue transferware which was a gift from a good friend; a very good friend indeed! 

And Debbie @ Debbie-Dabble shared her adorable Easter tree. You must see her collection of cute bunnies and a childhood basket which she brings out every year. 

Thank you dear friends for visiting and thank you for being patient with me as well as for your prayers. You are all so kind.

Happy Spring!


Sharing from my heart ~ Sandi


  1. Hi dear Sandi, thank you for the update on your back. I'm so thankful that the therapist thinks she can solve your pain without surgery. That's always the best option, if possible. Thank yiu for hosting and I'm so sorry that you had so many problems with Linky. Hugs and blessings sent to you. xo

  2. Hi Sandi, wasn't that quite a storm? We got over a foot of new snow here! It's just easing up now with flurries and squalls. Oh well, spring weather is really iffy here in the Maritimes isn't it. I'm glad you found out what is wrong with your back and that hopefully, physio will help it and no surgery. Take care my friend. Blessings, Pam

  3. Hi Sandi!

    Hope your back is feeling better and better each day!

    LOVE your beautiful post - esp the nest and that rose chintz china - gorgeous!

    Thanks for hosting.

    In middle of getting new windows so can't stage any pretties till it's all done.


  4. Good Morning, Sandi. Thank you so much for hosting and I'm so sorry to hear you are still suffering. Therapy can work wonders, though. I've had it for a back problem, not as serious as yours, but it hurt a heck of a lot, and so far so good after 2 years..Hope it gets better for you and Happy Spring time..Judy

  5. My husband had two herniated disks in his much pain down his leg. He finally had to have the back surgery (after a lot of therapy) was a day surgery and very successful! He had it done in Sept 2012 and has had so much better quality of life with no more pain! Will pray for you...hugs Penny Oh, almost forgot ...thanks for featuring my hoosier!

  6. Sandi!! What a surprise to see my White Easter Tree featured!! Thanks so much, my friend!!
    You know you are always in my thoughts and prayers and I hope you are feeling better each day. I am no stranger to back problems so I can sympathize....
    I will give you a shout out for the feature in tomorrow's new post....


  7. Sandi:
    So glad to hear you are getting therapy instead of surgery! I am a YMCA dropout but found my back was so much better when I worked out and I could "lean over" in the garden for hours because I was stronger. I am not there now.

    Your post is lovely and I will continue to keep you in my prayers.

  8. Hi Sandi, sorry to hear you are in a lots of back pain, I sure hope you get back to your happy self soon, the therapy should help. Take special care of yourself.

  9. Hi Sandi, I do appreciate your health update, online blogger friend concern.:)

    Thanks for hosting. I linked an earlier post from this year because it went with your theme.

    I appreciate joining in. Hope there is sunshine in your area.


  10. Happy Spring, Sandi!
    Such a pretty selection of pastels, Spring flowers and Eastery touches...I love it all.
    Thank you for hosting this weeks party. I love joining in.
    Carolynn xo

  11. Hi Sandi - I hope you are feeling so much better now. Thanks again for hosting a fun party. I so love your featured tea-pot. I'm off to visit everyone. Hugs, Deb

  12. These are great features, Sandi. So good to hear that you probably won't be having surgery. I hope you are feeling well super fast!

    Thanks for the party. I've just posted the new Homemaking Linkup for this week and would love to have you join, if you'd like.

    Mrs. Sarah Coller

  13. your Easter tea table is very pretty Sandi. I am so pleased you have been given some hope that your back will heal. It will just take time and patience. xx jeanetteann

  14. hello
    bien que je ne fasse pas toujours
    un thème sur le thé
    j' ai mis une petite vignette
    j' espère que cela ne pose pas de problème ?
    votre table pour Pâques est très généreuse ,très belle
    j' adore le petit nids d' oiseaux
    bon courage , avec le temps tout
    je pense à vous très fort
    toute ma tendresse

  15. I just adore your stack of tea cups! What a lovely way to display them. Your bird's nest is adorable, too. Thanks for hosting!

  16. Glad to hear that your therapist is optimistic, and hope you're feeling better soon, Sandi!.. As for the snow, we just got hit with it too, but hopefully the sun will melt it all soon! (I'm crossing my fingers anyways!).. Enjoy your day! ~tina

  17. Hoping you are better soon Sandi! Many hugs to you!

  18. Sorry to hear about your back pain and I do hope that you will be feeling better soon. I love all of your beautiful tea things! Thank you for hosting and I am happy to be joining you this week.

    Big Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

  19. Hello Sandi, Your tea setting is lovely - the teacups in the cloche - marvelous! I was impressed with that lacework when I saw it - wonderful party, I do appreciate you hosting,

  20. Great news dear Sandi, wow, hope all turns out great and you don't need to have surgery. God bless you sweetie. Your post is gorgeous, everything is lovely, those bunnies and the pretty china. Thank you for hosting and having us at your beautiful tea party! Have a nice and painless weekend, my friend.

  21. Oh let's keep praying that you will not have to have surgery. Thanks for keeping us posted. You are very loved and we want to know how you are doing!
    Love, Linda


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

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