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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 17 July 2013


"Come and share a pot of tea,
My home is warm and my friendship's free." ~ Emilie Barnes

Welcome to my HOME, dear friends!

It has been very hot here on the Island so we've been spending every spare minute out at the beach. It's the place to go living here in the summertime.

This week, I had my tea out on the deck with a beautiful bouquet of peonies and fresh berries.

My little garden at our side door is looking good! You may not be able to tell but it is in the shape of a heart. There is my weeping caragana, euonymous, ground cover bleeding heart, pink lilies, silver mounds, and my white iron lantern.

In the early springtime, there are tulips. The rocks came from New Brunswick which is where I was born and some are from the old site where my grandmother lived when she was a little girl, growing up on Caledonia Mountain.

Last week I shared with you how we had gotten new chairs for the living room which calls for a whole new decor. The chairs are Lane recliners and we got a steal of a deal on them!

We have to do new paint, new rug, sofa cover, new accessories, pretty much everything. I promised to give you a few peeks along the way.

Here is this week's wee glimpse into a whole new decor.

Here are my Features from last week's HOME party...

Judy @ Gold Country Cottage shared her fabulous Grand Illumination at her cottage. I love traditions like this one!

Penny @ Penny's Vintage Home shared her beautiful garden with us. Lots of things to enjoy at her home; love all the soft pink!

Kitty @ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen shared her fabulous recipe for ice cream dessert. Yummy, yummy!

Still Woods Farmhouse also shared a summertime treat, a delicious Five Layer Dessert!

Gina @ Victorian Wanna Be shared her adorable doll house complete with miniature furniture; a true delight! Love the wallpaper!

Thank you everyone for your visits and lovely comments. To those of you who open your doors and welcome us into your homes, an especially big thank you to you!

If you have a post about anything HOME related, ie., DIYs, cooking/baking, crafts, artwork, home decor, tablescapes, quilting, etc: please link up and share it with us.

"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 love and Thy grace
Shine upon our dwelling place." ~ Edgar A. Guest

I must apologise as I have had to stop linking up on a number of blog parties because I was having too much trouble doing so. My computer just did not want to cooperate.

I am happy to be joining these parties this week ~

What's It Wednesday ~
Home and Garden Thursday ~
Share Your Cup Thursday~
Home Sweet Home~

Sharing from my heart~ Sandi