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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 13 November 2013


"Mid pleasures and palaces though I may roam,
Be it ever so humble there's no place like home." ~ John Howard Payne 

Welcome to my 50th HOME party dear friends! I hope your week is off to a wonderful start.

I'm so happy you are here today! Please come in and take a comfy seat by the fire and we'll sip  some tea. It is fairly nippy outside these days.

As you can see, I am using my JB Friendly Village china this week. I love this old-fashioned pattern which takes you back to a different time and place.

I am starting to put away my pumpkins and Autumn decor and bring out my Christmas. Have you started decorating for the holidays yet?

This metal heart-shaped cone adorned with roses greets you as you enter the powder room. It has just the teeniest bit of rust on it, making it oh, so charming.

I have filled it with greenery, a large painted pine cone, and silver balls. This room is decorated in cream, white, and green so I always use the same colour theme in here for the holidays.

Sitting on a little cabinet is this metal and wicker basket adorned with snowflakes. I filled it with greenery and pinecones, silver balls, and a little birdhouse I painted white, with a porcelain birdie nestled in the greenery. The snow on the roof and the house itself is sprinkled with glitter although you can't tell from the photo. I couldn't help myself, I added some holiday sparkle courtesy of PicMonkey.

I have a couple more things to add before this room is ready.

Now on to some fabulous features from last week's party. It was hard to choose just a few because you are all so talented!

Jen @ A Garden of Threads shared this cute sweater she knitted. I love how it hugs the waistline. There is angora in it too.

Beth @ Beyond The Garden Gate shared photos of her November garden. There is still lots of lovely colour to be found. Beautiful!

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest shared some lovely natural touches in her home. Very calm and  serene! Aren't her pumpkin plates adorable?

Carol @ Art and Sand shared her Fall display on the porch. Because she has a beachy view, she has displayed a beachy theme. Gorgeous, and I love her red Dutch door!

And if you know me, I have to share at least one post with china in it!

Bernideen @ Bernideen's Tea Time Blog took us on a tour of her treasured tea cups. I love her what-not shelf holding the purple/lavender china. So pretty!

Thank you friends for inviting us into your lovely homes each week. Without the pleasure of your company, it just wouldn't be a party.

Do you have something HOME related you would like to share? Simply create a post around it and link up below. I will be happy to come and visit you.

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

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~

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

Sharing from my heart~ Sandi