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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.

Monday 23 November 2015

No Place Like Home # 4

Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life.
It turns what we have into enough, and more.
It can turn a meal into a feast, 
a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. ~ Melody Beattie

Welcome dear ones to No Place Like Home and Happy Thanksgiving to all of my American friends! 

What an exciting time to begin a new party with the Holidays on the way! I can't wait to see all your wonderful decorations and Christmas goodies!

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas...
Everywhere you go. ~ Robert Meredith Willson

Since the weekend, it has been rather dreary and rainy so I have been enjoying my tea and coffee in front of the fire. 

I found a beautiful poinsettia sprinkled with glitter and it looks so pretty with my china. 

I also shared my faux snowball tutorial as well as the little tree in a shaker bottle. If you would like to see this post, please click here.

We had so many wonderful posts last week and I thank you all for linking up with me.

Several posts caught my eye:

Linda @ Beautiful Ideas shared her charming chocolate and cookie bar. Love the red and white theme. Lots of yummy ideas here.

Penny @ Penny's Vintage Home shared her Short Fat Christmas Tree. I love how she decorated one side for the dining room and the other side for the kitchen.

Phyllis @ The Relevant Tea Leaf shared her wonderful Girlfriends' Luncheon. A pretty autumnal tablescape with delicious food.

Karen @ Karen's Cottage and Castle treated us to her lovely collection of gold gilded china and her oatmeal cookie recipe. 

And Thel @  Thel's Kitchen shared her recipe for her wonderful Pumpkin scones. Delicious!

Thank you everyone for participating last week. As a courtesy, and if you would like to be featured, you must have a link back to my party. Please link no more than two posts. 

Now let's see what you are creating in your home to make it a cozy place to come home to for your family, your friends, and yourself.

 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 let Thy grace 
Shine upon our dwelling place. - Edgar A. Guest 

Sharing from my heart~ Sandi


  1. What a nice surprise to see my fat Christmas tree included in this weeks features. I love the girl and boy teapot that Karen showed us. Have a blessed Thanksgiving Sandi....hugs...

  2. A delightful tea table Sandi with my favourite RA pattern of Lavender Rose. I put little trees in epsom salts one Christmas and then used the salts around my roses in spring, time to buy some more as your shaker scene is inspiring.
    Thanks for hosting.

  3. Hi Sandi, your poinsettia is quite lovely and looks beautiful with that china. I believe that pattern is one of my favorites out of your wonderful teapot collection.
    Thanks so much for hosting and have a blessed week,

  4. I love the quote about gratitude. Thank you for featuring my girlfriend's luncheon on your blog today. Have a wonderful week! Gratefully, Phyllis

  5. Such a cozy teatime Sandi. Love to see the fire in the background behind your pretty china. Lavender Rose by RA is on my wish list. Such a pretty pattern. All of the blog posts you featured are special -- there's a few I missed I will have to go check out.
    We got even more snow than I pictured in my post. 4 to 6 inches! Winter is upon us early.
    Love and blessings to you, Deborah

  6. Sandi,
    Beautiful features, my friend!!
    Thanks so much for hosting each week!!


  7. Thanks for sharing my pumpkin scones and thanks for hosting another party. Your poinsettia plant is lovely and looks beautiful on the table.

  8. Love your pretty pink poinsettia. It looks so nice with your lovely dishes. So many good blogs to visit! Thanks for hosting and have a wonderful week.

  9. Sorry I missed last week. I do think I have a post up right now that would be appropriate for this week.Now that the Season is here I do want to remember to visit You often. I want to keep My spirits high and visiting You is one little thing that I'm sure that will help Me.I;m going to look back through Your most recent posts and see what I've missed. OX Denise

  10. Oh Sandi,
    I am so honoured that you featured me at No Place Like Home! All of your features are so lovely. Thank you so very much! Your blogspot is always beautiful and warms my heart with your inspirational and spiritual words. I do love your new poinsettia with your elegant Lavender Rose china. Thanks again! Karen

  11. I'm all linked up and have linked up My post to Your's.Your Tea table looks so inviting with the backdrop of the fireplace.I'm so hoping for cool weather here.

  12. Hi Sandi, I'm with my mom in Ohio to cook Thanksgivng dinner for her. I did check your tutorial on the snowballs and love the trees in Epsom pretty! Thank you for hosting and sharing your pretty poinsettia and teacups with us.

  13. I just love your decorations - and the tutorial is great. I missed a couple of blogs from last week - must go back and visit them. Thanks for the list.

  14. I just love your decorations - and the tutorial is great. I missed a couple of blogs from last week - must go back and visit them. Thanks for the list.

  15. Beautiful features, Sandi!

    I also ADORE that vintage salt shaker made into a "snow globe" of sorts, neat idea- didyou make that?

    Thank you for hosting. It's always such a pleasure to join in the fun! Hugs!

  16. Another really fun blog, filled with ideas and inspiration!

  17. A lovely post as usual, Sandi. Wonderful features! Thank you so much for hosting!

  18. So many beautiful things to see her Sandi. Thanks for sharing your lovely tea settings, your home and all the beautiful blogger projects.


  19. Sandi, these are lovely features you have chosen! Have a beautiful week and thank you for hosting! Lynn

  20. Your tiny tree inside the salt shaker is adorable! Earlier today, I heard on the radio the dreaded "w" (windchill) word during a weather forecast. Last weekend, I put up my Christmas decor and plan to share some photos in an upcoming post! Thank you for hosting and stay warm!

  21. Hello Sandi, what a lovely tea time to get us in the holiday spirit! The snowballs look so real!
    Your tea time is lovely, all those beautiful china tea cups. Have a Happy Thanksgiving.

  22. Hi Sandi!! Hope you have a lovely week. Thanks for the Thanksgiving wishes! Thanks for hosting!

  23. Lovely, as always, Sandi! The gratitude quote is really beautiful. I had not read that one before and I really like it. I have been thinking I would like to try making some of your faux snowballs. And that poinsettia with the glitter -- so pretty. I love the color. Thanks for hosting!

  24. What a pretty poinsettia! and it complements the dainty tea set so the pattern of the tea set! Have a blessed Thanksgiving, Sandi! Hope you are keeping well~ hugs, Poppy

  25. Good morning! I was in HomeGoods yesterday and found the cutest cream and sugar set. It looked so familiar and I couldn't figure out where I'd seen it before. Today I realized---it matches the tea pot and cup you've got in your header! Thanks for the fun party. I know you've already had your Thanksgiving---but happy holidays to you anyway! Have a blessed weekend!

  26. Thank you, Sandi, for hosting and the pink glittery poinsettia is so beautiful along side your lovely tea set. I think I will be making some of your snowballs..Have a wonderful week..Judy

  27. Hello Sandi,

    I love your pretty poinsetta. It is lovely. Thank you for hosting each week.

    Wishing you a beautiful holiday season.


  28. Pink poinsettias are so pretty with white accessories at holiday time, and yes they do go nicely with your china. Appreciate the prayer by Edgar A. Guest as I attended a school that was named after him.

  29. Thank you Sandi for hosting. Your featured posts are inspiring me to start decorating this weekend. The Christmas season goes by so quickly. I want to enjoy every moment.

  30. Sandi, I'm going to start my link visits with the easiest pie ever and just work straight through. I'm so happy this week to be giving away not one but four ThermoWorks thermometers. Wonderful for meat, bread, custard, all sorts of things.


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