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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 11 September 2013


"A real home is a shelter from the storms of life, a place in which to relax, a place of peace and rest." ~ Dr. Clifford R. Anderson

Welcome to my HOME everyone! Hope you're all having a wonderful week.

This week I set a tea out on the lawn beneath our maple tree. I used my treasured Johnson Bros. Rose Chintz china and it was a perfect day filled with birdsong!

As most of you know, one of my very favourite places to be in the summertime is at the beach. Alas, our beach days are behind us for another year but I thought I would take you on a little tour of some of the beautiful shores on PEI.

We are blessed with so many lovely beaches here on Prince Edward Island because, you see, we are surrounded by water.

This past Summer Hubby and I spent time at several beaches; Basin Head, Brackley beach, Dalvay, and Stanhope. Brackley, Dalvay, and Stanhope are all on the north shore.




"Sit in reverie and watch the changing colour of the waves that break upon the idle seashore of the mind." ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Basin Head has been named the number one beach in Canada.

 Basin Head

This beautiful beach is on the south shore where  the ferry runs from the Island to the Magdalen Islands or Iles de la Madeleine.

The sand here is a beautiful shade and appears to be pink and white. 

But the most unique characteristic about this  beach at Basin Head is that the sand "sings" underfoot when you walk on it. Because of this extraordinary sand, Basin Head has been dubbed the 'Singing Sands.'

I will miss our beaches, and this winter as I snuggle into our home, I will dream about it, until once again, I can wiggle my toes in the soft warm sand.

"Our memories of the ocean will linger on, long after our footprints in the sand are gone." ~ Anonymous

Here are some features from last week.

Penny @ Penny's Vintage Home shared her beautiful dining room complete with antlers, lace and roses, burlap and pumpkins, and a deer head.


Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest shared her wonderful aviary themed guest room.

Creatively Sam's shared an elegant tablescape in celery green.

Celery Green Tablescape Lit

Bernideen @ Bernideen's Tea Time Blog shared how she incorporated her new shabby chic decor into an Autumn theme.

Thank you ladies for your wonderful posts. And a big thank you to all of you who open up your homes to us week after week.

If you would like to have your post featured you must include a link back to my HOME party. 

I would love it if you linked up your home related post to my HOME party. Arts, crafts, collections, DIYs, recipes, tablescapes, etc, anything and everything which is HOME related is welcome!

We remember, 9-11!

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

I will be sharing my HOME with these parties ~

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

Sharing from my heart~ Sandi