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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 9 October 2013


"The power of finding beauty in the humblest things makes home happy and life lovely." ~ Louisa May Alcott

Hello dear blogger friends and welcome to my HOME.

I finally got a little Autumn decorating done outside our home. 

This is last year's wreath with coloured leaves, sunflowers, and cattails.

I added a burlap bow to the wreath this year.

I had looked for brown burlap and was disappointed because I couldn't find any. I ended up with loden green and as it turns out, it was the perfect colour because it looks great with our shutters!

I placed a pumpkin in the birdbath just as I did last year.

And there is a pot of yellow mums and some pumpkins on the front steps as well as a big pumpkin by the side door steps.

Inside, I have some of my mercury pumpkins out. This little beauty is sitting on a pretty doilie which my niece crocheted for me. The pattern is Pineapple Blossom.

A white pumpkin on a wee chair by the fireplace.

Yesterday we had a heavy downpour of rain and it was dark and gloomy in the house so I poured a cup of coffee and curled up in a chair by the fire. The pumpkin on its chair looks completely different bathed in fire light.

That's about all the Fall decorating I do as I'm usually thinking about Christmas this time of year.

Here are my features from last week's party....

Diane @ An Extraordinary Day shared a lovely mantel display using crabapple branches. Isn't it pretty? Love the bird cage!

Fall Nesting :: Crabapple branches make the Fall Mantel Glow ::  Fall...It's Extraordinary!  ::

Jocelyn @ Just A Little Southern Hospitality shared her wonderful hutch filled with her lovely Friendly Village china.

Sherry @  The Charm of Home shared her welcoming pumpkin display on the front porch.  I like how the pumpkins and mums are colour coordinated!

Amber @ Junkaholics Unanimous found this wonderful table for ten dollars at a yard sale and turned it into this fabulous farmhouse table. I just love it!

Debbie @  Debbie-Dabble shared the transformation of her home with new wooden floors, a new counter top, and sink in the kitchen. Looks terrific!

Kathy @ A Delightsome Life shared her fabulous Christmas dishes that she found at an estate sale for five dollars. Yes, she did indeed get all of these dishes for a mere five dollars! Now, is that a bargain or what! My hubby was impressed!

  eight piece Christmas china

A special Thank You to all of you who welcome us into your homes every week. I really appreciate you.

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"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

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I am joining the following parties as well~

What's It Wednesday ~
Home and Garden Thursday ~
Share Your Cup Thursday~
Tutorials, Tips, and Tidbits~
Home Sweet Home~

Sharing from my heart~ Sandi