"Every house where love abides
And friendship is a guest,
Is surely home, and home sweet home
For there the heart can rest." ~ Henry Van Dyke
Welcome HOME everyone! I hope you are all enjoying this first week of November.
This week I hosted a tea party with a pink theme.
Pink roses on teacups....
Pink pumpkins and polka dots....
I am so happy about a deal I got over the weekend! This past Summer, Hubby and I went to have our car inspected in Summerside and like we always do, we visited a favourite shop while we were there. I spied this beautiful picture and I fell in love with it. But it was out of my price range. Next time we visited the shop, the price had been reduced but I still didn't want to pay what they were asking.
I couldn't get this picture off my mind for months. Then this past weekend, we visited the shop again, and I could hardly believe it!
The picture was still there and it was marked down, from $129.99 to $39.99! That's almost a hundred dollar reduction. Too good to pass up and I just knew it was meant for me! Now, I'm doing the happy dance!
It is a photo of Kuekenhof Gardens in Holland taken by world renown UK photographer, Tom Mackie. My photo certainly doesn't do it justice. It it much sharper than it appears here but you get the idea. We hung it on the wall in the den opposite the sofa where we can enjoy it. The walls are painted a soft blue so the picture really looks good in there. It is a large picture, 40 X 30 X 1-2/3, and it has the wall all to itself.
Now, in the middle of the winter when the ground is frozen with ice and snow, I can look at the peaceful scene and dream of springtime.
Here are some wonderful features from last week.....
Elizabeth @ The Porcelain Rose shared her scrumptious lacy pillows she created. Aren't they beautiful! She also received the most views.
Lynda @ Lynda Bergman Decorative Artisan shared the darling stools she painted with a bird motif. LOVE them!
Debbie @ Debbie-Dabble shared a little bit of everything but one of the things that really caught my eye was her gorgeous Fall wreath.
Penny @ Penny's Vintage Home shared her adorable life-sized pilgrims that she dolled up with her 'Penny touches.'
Millie @ Wreathmaker shared some small changes she made in the reading area of her bedroom. Love the colour!
Jann @ Have A Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson shared a lovely armoire which she transformed from brown to a beautiful duck egg blue. I so love this!
Thank you everyone for welcoming us into your homes every week. It is because of you that this party is so much fun and it wouldn't be a party without you.
If you have something HOME related, please create a post around it and link up below. I will be happy to come and visit you. If you would like to be featured, please be sure to have a link back to my HOME party. Wishing you all a beautiful day.
"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 beauty and Thy grace
Shine upon our dwelling place." ~ Edgar A. Place
I am joining the following parties as well~
What's It Wednesday ~ http://ivyandelephants.blogspot.com/
Home and Garden Thursday ~ http://www.adelightsomelife.com/
Share Your Cup Thursday~ http://jannolson.blogspot.com/
Home Sweet Home~ http://thecharmofhome.blogspot.com/
Thrifty Things Friday~ http://thethriftygroove.blogspot.ca/
Sharing from my heart~ Sandi