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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, 9 October 2013


"The power of finding beauty in the humblest things makes home happy and life lovely." ~ Louisa May Alcott

Hello dear blogger friends and welcome to my HOME.

I finally got a little Autumn decorating done outside our home. 

This is last year's wreath with coloured leaves, sunflowers, and cattails.

I added a burlap bow to the wreath this year.

I had looked for brown burlap and was disappointed because I couldn't find any. I ended up with loden green and as it turns out, it was the perfect colour because it looks great with our shutters!

I placed a pumpkin in the birdbath just as I did last year.

And there is a pot of yellow mums and some pumpkins on the front steps as well as a big pumpkin by the side door steps.

Inside, I have some of my mercury pumpkins out. This little beauty is sitting on a pretty doilie which my niece crocheted for me. The pattern is Pineapple Blossom.

A white pumpkin on a wee chair by the fireplace.

Yesterday we had a heavy downpour of rain and it was dark and gloomy in the house so I poured a cup of coffee and curled up in a chair by the fire. The pumpkin on its chair looks completely different bathed in fire light.

That's about all the Fall decorating I do as I'm usually thinking about Christmas this time of year.

Here are my features from last week's party....

Diane @ An Extraordinary Day shared a lovely mantel display using crabapple branches. Isn't it pretty? Love the bird cage!

Fall Nesting :: Crabapple branches make the Fall Mantel Glow ::  Fall...It's Extraordinary!  ::

Jocelyn @ Just A Little Southern Hospitality shared her wonderful hutch filled with her lovely Friendly Village china.

Sherry @  The Charm of Home shared her welcoming pumpkin display on the front porch.  I like how the pumpkins and mums are colour coordinated!

Amber @ Junkaholics Unanimous found this wonderful table for ten dollars at a yard sale and turned it into this fabulous farmhouse table. I just love it!

Debbie @  Debbie-Dabble shared the transformation of her home with new wooden floors, a new counter top, and sink in the kitchen. Looks terrific!

Kathy @ A Delightsome Life shared her fabulous Christmas dishes that she found at an estate sale for five dollars. Yes, she did indeed get all of these dishes for a mere five dollars! Now, is that a bargain or what! My hubby was impressed!

  eight piece Christmas china

A special Thank You to all of you who welcome us into your homes every week. I really appreciate you.

If you would like to be featured here at my HOME party then you must have a link back to the party.

I am delighted to have you visit my Cottage and if you have something HOME related, please link up and share it with us. I will be happy to come and visit you. Wishing you all a lovely week and a Happy Thanksgiving to all of my Canadian friends!

"Lord, this humble house we'd keep
Sweet with play and calm with sleep.
Help us so that we may give
Beauty to the lives we live.
Let Thy bounty and Thy grace
Shine upon our dwelling place." ~ Edgar A. Guest

As a courtesy, please link back to me so that your visitors may find their way here and visit my lovely participants.

I am joining the following parties as well~

What's It Wednesday ~
Home and Garden Thursday ~
Share Your Cup Thursday~
Tutorials, Tips, and Tidbits~
Home Sweet Home~

Sharing from my heart~ Sandi


  1. Hi Sandi,
    Your Fall decor is just enough and so perfect. I enjoyed the features and I thank you for hosting your HOME. I have shared an amazing spiritual event. xo

  2. Great features this week!
    Thanks for hosting.
    Have a wonderful week.

  3. Your wreath is so bright and cheerful, and I really like the pumpkin on the chair in front of the fireplace.

  4. Thanks Sandi, for hosting! Love the features you chose, and your own decor looks lovely!!

  5. Hi Sandi,

    How cozy to have the rain falling outside and be curled up by a cozy fire, coffee in hand, pumpkin lit companion by your side; perfect company!

    Thanks for hosting a lovely party!


  6. Love all your pumpkins Sandi, and the white one on the little white chair is charming. Have a great day and Happy Thanksgiving to you!

  7. Happy Fall Sandi
    Your home looks so inviting and the Fall decorations are lovely. Take care!


  8. Hi Sandi,
    Nice Fall decorations. I really like the addition of the burlap bow on your wreath. Cute! And the pumpkin in the birdbath.
    Great features too. Thanks for hosting.

  9. Great features...I love Debbie's new flooring! Thanks for hosting...hugs, Penny

  10. All so very pretty ! I didn't decorate this fall to busy with the garden clean up and other things like my photography lol . Thanks for hosting and sharing ! Have a great week !

  11. Thank you Sandi for hosting. I love the bow on your wreath and such beautiful features..Happy Wednesday..Judy

  12. Hi Sandi. I was late signing up for Tea Time Tuesday so I did both your parties just now and got a compliment on your other one about your bow. Well, I still like it, and I am loving all the mercury glass pumpkins I'm seeing now. Thanks for hosting another great party and I'm happy to be here..Happy Wednesday..Judy

  13. Love all your pumpkin displays, Sandi, as well as your welcoming fall wreath. What a beautiful time of the year! ~ Phyllis

  14. I love your fall decors. The white pumpkin is gorgeous and i adore your beautiful wreath

  15. I LOVE that pumpkin in a birdbath idea. I think my birdbath might be moving to the front yard soon and I'll be a copycat! :)

  16. Hi Sandi,
    Before I finished reading your comment about the burlap ribbon I was thinking how pretty that green burlap looks on your wreath. Love it!

    Love that little chair by the fireplace with the pumpkin too.


  17. Dear Sandi,
    Your home is all dressed and looking just right for the season.
    I love the hutch and the Christmas dishes-wow! Now, that's a bargain.
    Happy days, Ruthie

  18. I love your wreath. And the mums and pumpkins features are so pretty. I just love autumn. :) Thanks for hosting!

  19. Hi Sandi, your Fall décor is lovely. Can you believe that table? $10, wow! Thanks for hosting.

  20. I really like the pumpkin in the bird bath. A great idea.

  21. Hi Sandi, I just love the white pumpkins. So glad they're more readily available these days. Your fall wreath looks lovely on the door. I should do something about decorating the house for the autumn. Maybe next week after my trip. :)

  22. Thanks for the party, Sandi! ...finally made it and linked up :D Have a great week! ...oh, how I love Autumn posts :) Spring greetings from Australia♥ ~Pernilla

  23. Enjoying your Fall decorating and your front door wreath. I think the burlap was a good choice after all.

    I have a black bird bath that would show off a white pumpkin well. I didn't see any at the pumpkin display down the road this year and mine are all orange this year.

    Thanks for the party, Autumn has to be one of my favourite times of the year, it must be the colour.
    Amber has a fun farm table and did such a great job with it.

  24. Hi Sandi, Great features, lots of pretty inspiration there. Have a good weekend - Dawn

  25. Hello Sandi,
    Gosh what beautiful photos of your halloween features.. and sharing.. they are all so lovely.
    I like your decor.. I have never seen such a white pumpkin..
    I see you have your fire lit already.
    Its sill beautiful warm weather here.
    happy Thursday. val

  26. hello
    superbe déco d'automne
    j'ai mis une petite vignette
    j'espère que cela ne pose pas de problème
    j'ai la même fonction sur mon blog sur la gauche :::::
    j'aime beaucoup les citrouilles
    j'espère en trouver une
    edith (iris) France

  27. Dear Sandi, I'm new here, i'm Italian and I love it here! I looove your fall home decorations! why don't we have the white pumpkins overe Here!!???
    Beautiful blog!


  28. Hi Sandi, I love white pumpkins too. I picked up a very soft orange one for my tea room...nice to have options where you don't wish to have a more primitive orange look. I love them all! Thank you for your visit and you made me really sad when I read your comment about fall and winter. I guess I am so spoiled here in the Pacific NW. I have no idea what a long winter would be like. I long for snow as we get so little any more. I guess I should be thankful.
    Love all your pix.
    Hope you are doing well.

  29. Hi Sandi! I love all your pretty Fall décor! And the features this week were wonderful. Thank you for hosting and enjoy the rest of the week!

  30. Sandi, thanks for sharing your Fall décor with SYC.

  31. Thank you for the feature Sandi! I am loving all of these fall links! Thanks for hosting and for joining HSH!

  32. HI Sandi....I love Autumn. It's the Jewish New Year so I always feel like it's the start of new and awesome things. And the sights are total eye candy. Wishing you a very happy thanksgiving weekend. Take gentle care okay. Hugs. Nikki

  33. Love your Autumn decor - the pumpkin in the birdbath looks marvelous! I am delighted that you shared with Home and Garden Thursday,


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