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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, 24 April 2013


"The ideal of happiness has always taken material form in the house, whether cottage or castle. It stands for permanence and separation from the world." ~ Simone De Beauvoir

Hello friends and welcome to my HOME!

Hope you're all having a wonderful week so far! This is my last HOME party in April, can you believe that! Next Wednesday is the first of May, imagine that.

This week I hosted another virtual tea party which I called a Fantasy Tea and I invited you and my little fairy friends to join me. You may check it out in my previous post if you wish.

There were flowers...

And teacups...

And fairies...

 And Lemon Tarts.

I made the Lemon tarts by first baking the tart shells and letting them cool. Then I filled them with a mixture of lemon pie filling and real whipped cream folded it.
Topped them off with some fruit and they made a lovely little nosh with our tea.

Now that I'm getting back on my feet, I hope to be able to share more recipes with you soon.

Last week you shared some wonderful and  creative posts. You make it difficult to choose only a few to feature.

Penny @ Penny's Vintage Home shared her newly painted brick exterior. There is nothing as fresh as white, is there! Isn't her front porch lovely?

Debbie @ Debbie-Dabble has been having fun at her home using spray paint to freshen things up for the Spring and Summer months. Aren't these ice cream colours pretty?

Kitty @ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen is always serving up something delicious in her kitchen. Last week she shared her recipe for a wonderful Hashbrown Quiche which she brought her hubby in bed. Isn't she a wonderful wife? I love quiche! Love the rooster too.

Luanne @ Totally Done By Me shared her lovely Spring Tea. She not only set a beautiful table but her tea treats were amazing too. I love a tea party as you all know.

Gina @ Victorian Wanna Be went all out  decorating for the Anniversary of the Titanic tragedy. Being Victorian at heart, she used her special china and vignettes to create a sense of grandeaur in her home for the occasion. 
Carmen @ Country Blessings shared this jug of pretty tulips with a view of the stone house  as she related the story of a little girl named Alice.
And whose post received the most clicks?
Bernideen @ Bernideen's Tea Time Blog received the most clicks on her lovely post. Congratulations, Bernideen!
HOME is where your story begins.
Thank you dear friends for visiting today. If you have something HOME related, I would love to have you link up with me. Recipes, DIYs, Home decor, favourite dishes, tea parties, tablescapes, renos, anything and everything which is HOME related is welcome. I would love to see the newest member of the family as well; be it a little bundle of joy or a fur baby.
Please be sure to visit someone else. It would be nice to visit the link before and after your own. That way way everyone has a visitor.
As a courtesy, please link back to me so that your visitors may find their way here. Thank you.

Sharing from my heart~ Sandi


  1. Thank you so much for featuring our new "white house" Have a great rest of the week...hugs, Penny

  2. Hi Dear Sani, thank you so much for featuring my quiche. I hope you don't mind but I was so inspired by your chicken a la king that I made it, too.
    Thank you so much for hosting and sharing your heart and HOME with us. Have a wonderful week and I'm so glad you're feeling better. xo
    p.s. The darling tarts are perfect for tea!

  3. Oops, sorry that the "d" was omitted in your name, dear friend!!

  4. Thanks for hosting! I have feeling I am going to be spending a lot of time on line today! Great features. Going to visit now. Wishing I had that hash-brown quiche while I visit!

  5. Hi again Sandi. Thank you for featuring these lovely gals. I'm having so much fun linking with your site, so many new friends to discover. :) Have a lovely day.

  6. Every time I pop over...I'm overwhelmed with all the loveliness here. ;) Glad you continue to mend. Wishing you An Extraordinary Day!

  7. Sandi,
    Thanks so much my friend for featuring me!! What a pleasant surprise!!

    I will give you a shout out in my next post!!

    Thanks so much for hosting!!


  8. Hi Sandi,
    I was pleasantly surprised to see my Titanic post featured on your blog! Thankyou so much! Have a great rest of your week.

  9. Lemon tarts are delicious, one of my favorite recipes. Fantasy Tea, like a fairy tales.

    What a wondeful post!!! It´s remember me the first time my daughter danced ballet in "Alice in Wonderland". She was only 4 year old.



  10. I enjoyed reviewing your sweet Fantasy Tea and seeing all the special features! Our snow is melting and I see a patch of bare ground I can rake tomorrow! Thank you so much for hosting HOME and have a wonderful week, Sandi!

  11. Hi Sandi....just got to read your kind comments about my little gift to you. So sweet and I am blushing.
    Love ya,

  12. superbe petite miniatures
    sur un morceau de fromage
    et ces tulipes roses sont très belles
    un bel intérieur
    les tartelettes sont appétissantes
    bonne journée
    edith (iris )

  13. Sandi,
    Thank you so much for sharing my Spring Tea post! This is the first time someone has done this for me. Have a good day, Luanne

  14. Thanks for hosting this great party! We shared our Aubrie's tea post as she is a tea fanatic (in a good way).

    Nice to meet you, we enjoy your lovely blog. Come see us and link to our Brag About It party! Warmest best wishes ~ Sharon and Denise

  15. It looks like another lovely party, Sandi - so delighted to join you this week,

  16. good morning Sandie...when I come by here I always think..your blog in one word - another....gentle. Hope you're feeling way better than you had been. Wishing you a 'beautiful' and 'gentle' day

  17. I almost cried when I saw the Wish Upon a Star photo. It brought back memories of my daughter and how much she loved to watch Disney movies. Wishing you many blessings on this Sabbath!


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