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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 May 2013


"I am grateful; for the lawn that needs mowing, windows that need cleaning, and floors that need waxing because it means I have a home." ~ Author unknown

Hello friends and welcome to my HOME where I invite you to come in and share anything and everything related to your home.

This week at Rose Chintz Cottage I used my Anniversary roses as the theme for my tea party. 

Are they not a gorgeous colour?

I used several teacups which I thought would look lovely with them. I love my roses! 

I also served my hubby's scrumptious Birthday pie and I promised to share the recipe with you today, so here it is. It's a recipe which I got from my mother years ago. And it's as easy as....pie!

Banana Mallow Pie

Bake up your favourite pie crust and then let it cool while you prepare the filling. {I made mine the night before.}

1 - 4 serving size pkg. of instant vanilla pudding
1-1/2 cups mini marshmallows
1/2 cup whipping cream
2 bananas sliced
Lemon juice

Prepare pie filling as directed on the box only using 1-3/4 cups milk. Cover with wax paper, chill.
Whip the cream until it forms peaks. Gently fold the whipped cream and marshmallows into the pudding.
Set aside while you dip the bananas in lemon juice and place them on the bottom of the pie crust.
Spread the filling over the bananas and chill. Just before serving, whip up some sweetened cream and  spread over the top of the filling. Garnish with sliced bananas and peanuts. Peanuts are optional. Serve and enjoy!

A few posts from last week which caught my eye -

This one has got to be my favourite!

Linda @ More Fun Less Laundry gets to sit under this scrumptious tree filled with pink blossoms and enjoy her dinner. What a glorious place to dine and dream away a little bit of your day!

Isn't it amazing? I had to share her table setting too as it was so pretty. Yes, I could certainly picture myself sitting there.

Bernideen @ Bernideen's Tea Time Blog  has been painting up a storm. This is her kitchen table and chairs which look wonderful painted a shabby white. Love it!

Kathy @  A Delightsome Life shared her wholesome recipe for Granola. There is just so much about this picture that speaks to me. Homemade goodness with yogurt served up in pink depression glass. Mmm!

Homemade Granola 4

Gina @ Victorian Wanna Be shared her gorgeous lilacs. Isn't that lace simply exquisite?  I can almost smell the lilacs.

Debra @ HOMESPUN shared her beautiful white crabapple tree which her little grandson had called a snow tree. Such lovely blossoms! 

Closeup Blossom

As you can see, all but two of the featured posts this week are all about blossoms. I think they caught my attention because they reminded me of being at my grandparents' farm where they had all kinds of blossoming trees. Such lovely memories!

"Home is where your story begins."

Thank you so much for joining me here at my HOME and if you have something you would like to share, please link up below. I will be only to happy to visit you. Please be sure to have a link back to my party. If there is no link then I will not be able to feature your post.  

I am joining the following parties as well~

Homemaking Link Up ~
Home and Garden Thursday ~
Pearls and Lace Thursday ~
Share Your Cup Thursday~
Tutorials Tips and Tidbits ~
Home Sweet Home~
Open House~

Sharing from my heart~ Sandi