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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 19 June 2013


"Let your boat of life be light,  packed with only what you need - a homely home and simple pleasures, one or two friends worth the name, someone to love and someone to love you." ~ Jerome K. Jerome

Hello friends and welcome to my HOME~

Are you enjoying these last few days of springtime? This time of year feels so young and fresh to me, just like childhood.

I enjoyed having all my boys home for a visit. As it happens, I did take a spill while they were here but I had the pleasure of them waiting on me which was a nice change.

Thanks guys!

Lately I've been enjoying sipping tea from my Royal Albert Summer teacup which I found hidden away in an antique shop last Summer.  

I've been loving my new pink teapot which I found after Mother's Day for forty per cent off.

I'm sure all of you tea lovers agree that we love our tea all year round, even on a warm day.

These two HOME posts had the most views last week. Congratulations, ladies!

Penny @ Penny's Vintage Home shared her charming front porch. Love the cosy feel here with that pretty rug!

Debbie @ Debbie-Dabble shared her lovely 'Secret' garden which is she and hubby Joe enjoy snuggled away from the rest of the world.

Now, I would like to share with you some posts which caught my eye from last week's HOME party.

Gina @ Victorian Wanna Be baked this beautiful cake to match her pretty tea set for her Garden Tea Party. Isn't this a darling picture!

Nancy @ Two Cottages And Tea set a beautiful tea table out in her garden surrounded by white lilacs. Beautiful transferware and the scent of lilacs with fresh berries too; heavenly!

Carolyn @ Aiken House and Gardens also set a beautiful white tea out in her garden, and it's so charming! And yes, I've seen this garden in person; lucky me!

Maureen @ It's All Connected shared her tutorial on how to make these lovely curtains for her porch; simply dreamy!

It must be summertime!

Kitty @ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen shared her recipe for these delicious strawberry & Nutella crepes. Yum!

Kathy @ A Delightsome Life shared the fabulous transformation of her dresser into this French  style. Aren't those hydrangeas gorgeous?

French Painted Dresser 7

And Debbie @ Debbie-Dabble shared her newly painted milk can. That's a sharp-looking milk can and as soon as I'm up to it, I must give mine a new paint job! Thanks for the inspiration, Debbie.

Thank you everyone for visiting and leaving your nice comments. I love it too when you link up with me.

If you have something HOME related, please write a post about it and link up with me. I will be happy to come and visit you!

Have a beautiful day, dear friends and Happy Summer!

"Dear God,
Protect our going out and coming in; let us share the hospitality of this home with all who visit us, that those who enter here may know Your love and peace." ~ Author unknown

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

I am joining the following parties as well~

Share Your Cup Thursday~
Cottage Style Linky Party~
Home Sweet Home~
Open House~

Sharing from my heart~ Sandi