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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, 15 January 2014


Winter is the time for comfort - it is the time for home. ~ Edith Sitwell

Hello and welcome to my HOME where you are invited to share anything and everything HOME related. Recipes, antiquing, artwork, baking, cooking, collections, floral arranging, tea time, tablescapes, thrifting, DIYs, etc.

Hope you're all having a good week. Today's party almost didn't get underway because I have been extremely busy with a lot of different matters. Indeed, my plate is overloaded at the moment and we'll see how things go in the next few weeks.

I shared this beautiful Royal Albert Lady Carlyle teacup at my tea party this week. Isn't she lovely?

She's displayed with some beautiful pink tulips.

Here are some wonderful posts which caught my eye last week....

Bella @ Bella's Rose Cottage shared some lovely posies after her Christmas. I love the roses drying from her chandelier!

Carol @ Art and Sand shared the table top that her hubby built from reclaimed wood. A little rustic and just plain perfect!

Di @  Cottage Wishes shared her wonderful collection of white ironstone; love it!

Deborah @ the beautiful matters shared her wonderful winter tablescape using one of my favourite china patterns, JB Friendly Village.

And Jann @ Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson shared her fabulous heart wreath created  with Christmas ornaments; just in time for Valentine's Day.


Do you have something you would like to share? Simply link up below and I will be happy to come and visit you. Have a fabulous week everyone!

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. Guest

Sharing from my heart~ Sandi


  1. So beautiful! I love teacups! I must do a post on mine. This is the second post on teacups I've seen this morning. I'm quite inspired!

  2. Sandi,
    You know I so love this pattern...

    Thanks so much for hosting each week! I hope the week does well for you!!


  3. Great features this week...I love Jann's heart wreath! Thank you so much for hosting and have a blessed week...hugs, Penny

  4. Your pretty and dainty teacup and saucer echo the powdery pastel of the featured roses, drying from that lovely chandelier. Such subtle and soft hues, very feminine and very appreciated in this cold and grey month that is January!

    Thanks so much for hosting, Sandi and have a lovely week!


  5. Hola Sandi
    Maravillosa tu taza rosada, alucinante, como siempre tu fiesta del té.
    Te felicito amiga por tu buen gusto, refinamiento y sensibilidad.
    Muchos besos.

  6. Sandi,
    Your tea cup is exquisite!!! Oh my goodness...I could stare at it all day...of course it would need to be filled with tea, too. Heehee!!

    Hope your week is filled with the extraordinary!

  7. Hi Sandi, your pink teacup photos warm my heart. Thank you for hosting HOME. Have a wonderful week.

  8. I love your Teacup! Thanks for sharing the other posts,I had missed some of them!

  9. I hope you're not too overburdened for very long, dear Sandi. Thank you for hosting and may your week be more peaceful. Hugs and blessings sent to you, sweet friend. xo

  10. I have always loved Lady Carlyle. It is such a classic pattern. Very nicely Photographed. Thanks for hosting Sandi.

  11. Sandi, I so enjoy seeing your lovely blog every time I stop to visit! You are such a blessing! God's peace be with you today. Love, Cheryl

  12. Hi Sandi,
    Your teacup is beautiful, A spot of tea and a bright spot of color on a winters day sounds perfect! Thanks for featuring my rosy chandelier:-) and, thank you for being our hostess.

  13. Your tea cup is just gorgeous! Lovely tour of your beautiful party

  14. Thank you Sandi for hosting this wonderful "Home" Party! It's so fun to go meet people and see their lovely treasures.

    Blessings, Edie Marie

  15. très belle cette tasse de thé
    et un très sympathique partage
    edith (iris) France

  16. Sandi -- thank you so much for featuring me on your Home. As a new blogger, I was pretty excited! What a lovely community of ladies here, and all so talented and creative! Lady Carlyle is beautiful.

  17. Sweet Sandi, thank you so much dear friend for the feature! I sure hope things settle down for you. Love your teacup and pink tulips. Great features. Those pink roses hanging from the chandy make my heart skip a beat!

  18. Such a lovely set! Thanks so much for hosting.

  19. Hi Sandi,
    So much loveliness over here today that it lifts the spirits!


  20. all these pictures are beautiful Sandi...nice to see in the harshness of winter. I've decided, I'm definitely not a fan of winter. Wishing you a gentle weekend......

  21. Sandi,
    Thanks so much for stopping by!! Anne Marie was thrilled with your comment about her home!!



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