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A sharing of my heart and my home from a Christian perspective

...with a wee bit of whimsy added.

Friday, 16 December 2011

Around My Cottage for Pink Saturday

Hello everyone and welcome to my Pink Saturday post. Many thanks to Beverly for hosting this pink party so faithfully every week.

Today I'm sharing a few pictures from around my cottage.

I've been busy baking. Shortbread anyone? Some are iced with pink frosting.

Old fashioned ribbon candy ornaments decorate a mismatched teacup and saucer.

Cup of tea and some gingerbread?

The musical Gingerbread House plays The Dance of the Sugarplum Fairy when you ring the doorbell. The gumdrops also light up and keep time to the music. A delight to my grandchildren!

Kitchen window.

Hurricane lamp centerpiece on the coffee table.

My wooden rocking horse, wearing a pink bow, sits by the fireplace.

A pink toile angel.

A little tree in the dining room.

The patio doors and chandy all decked out for the season.

A vignette in the main bath.

A pink mercury glass hurricane lamp in the bedroom.

This is part of my Christmas Village. The farm house, barn and silo, and water mill, I made for my father years ago.

They are all made of ceramic.

This Village is spread out along the ledge in our family room.

And finally our Christmas tree which is in the family room this year. It is covered in ornaments collected over almost forty years. Most are gifts from family members and friends and they hold much sentimental value. Burgundy and gold sheer ribbon is used on the tree and a collection of dolls and teddy bears wait beneath its branches.  

To see my fireplace mantel please see my last week's Pink Saturday post here.

Thank you for visiting and I wish you all  A Very Merry Christmas and  A Happy & Healthy New Year!

Sharing from my heart~ Sandi


  1. Your Christmas tree is lovely, and the cookies look delish! All the other decorations are beautiful too.

  2. You have pretty decorations and your tree is lovely!!

  3. I love shortbread cookies and yours are so beautiful! Your home is so lovely. Hope you have a wonderful Pink Saturday!

    Sherry @ A Happy Valentine

  4. Hi Sandi..what a lovely tour! I really like your kitchen window and pink frosting on shortbread? It just couldn't get any better than that.
    Happy Pink Saturday..xo Tami

  5. OH MY GOSH, Sandi, Your tree is stunning and I LOVE all your pinks!!! Happy Pink Saturday to you!!!

  6. Your home looks lovely and your tree is so beautiful! Have a good weekend. It's going to be a cold one. brrrr

  7. Each picture was a delight. Loved the visit.

  8. Happy pink saturday!

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  9. Lovely Sandi! The cookies look so good! I love your Christmas ribbon candy ornaments and your tree is gorgeous! Happy PS!

  10. Hi Sandi,
    Lots of pretty things to enjoy around your home!
    Can't believe how close Christmas is.

    Have a good weekend,

  11. Sandi,your home and vignettes are so lovely. I have a little rocking horse like yours. I never thought to bring him out for Christmas decorations. I get such good ideas from your posts.

    Merry Christmas to you and your family and a happy new year xx jeanetteann

  12. Happy Pink Saturday! Lovely photos...I especially like the toile~ Yum, shortbread is perfect with tea. :)

  13. What a beautiful home! I bet your grandchildren do love that sweet little gingerbread house...cute!

    I am hosting my weekly Homemaking Link-Up Weekend and would love to have you link your homemaking related posts, if you're interested!

    HaPpY pInK sAtUrDaY!

  14. All the decorations are beautiful!
    And I love your kitchen window! Thank you for sharing.
    ...I could eat some of those cookies!

  15. just found your beautiful blog hi from England xx

  16. So enjoyed the Christmas Tour of your warm and inviting home. Thanks for sharing. Happy Pink Saturday and Merry Christmas.

  17. Happy Holidays my Fellow Canadian Blogger! Your home looks magical for the Season! Merry Christmas.


  18. Sandi,
    I love ALL your decorating!!
    Love your tree and your horse sporting the pink bow is adorable
    Merry Pink Saturday
    Suzann ~xoxo~

  19. Such a delicious post. Everything is so pretty n pink. Your tree is just so full and beautful.
    Merry Christmas

  20. Sandi, your home is warm, beautifully decorated and so charming. I love my visit here today. Christmas is residing in your home in so many lovely ways. Your tree is stunning. I know you are enjoying the holiday preparations.

    Happy Pink Saturday,
    Hugs, Jeanne

  21. Sandi, your home and decorations are gorgeous! The ribbon candy reminds me of my Mom - she always bought it for Christmas. I love the basket with the birdhouse. I just painted my first "altered birdhouse." Such fun! Have a wonderful holiday!
    Hugs, Cindy

  22. Merry Greetings, Sandi!

    Oh, my I just love your pink toile angel - she is a beauty, indeed! And, your draperies, too! I am in love with pink transferware and all things pink toile. In fact, PINK is my favourite colour. You are beautifully decorated for the holidays. Enjoy!

    Wishing you and yours a Happy Christmas and a Glad New Year,

    Linda at Beautiful Ideas

  23. Your decorations in pink are just wonderful. You have a beautifully decorated home.

  24. Oh what lovely vignettes you have around your house!! love the little birdhouse and greenery one in the planter!!

    baking----none done here yet! Hoping to get some breads made but we will see if it gets done!

    bee blessed

  25. Hello Sandi,Your post is beautiful! I especially love your christmas tree-- it looks good enough to eat.I enjoy reading your blog,everything you do is so clever and pretty.
    Wishing you a Merry Christmas...
    God Bless
    Barb from Australia

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  27. How festive and joyful your home looks, Sandi! Your tree is amazing. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and happy and healthy New Year, too.

    all the best,


  28. Everything is lovely Sandi! Have a wonderful holiday!


  29. So cozy,warm and yummy,love the toile angel too....HPS..I miss everyone....Thank you for sharing this Season.
    Happy Holidays~

  30. Your tree is beautiful Sandi, and so are all of your Christmas decorations. Love the little wooden rocking horse! And wish I had a cookie or two for my break! :) Bess


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