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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.

Monday 30 November 2015

No Place Like Home # 5

"At Christmas, all roads lead home." ~ Marjorie Holmes

Hello and welcome friends to No Place Like Home! Well, here it is the last day of November and the first Sunday of Advent has arrived so the countdown is on. I know we're all very busy and I hope we will all try to take a few moments to slow down and enjoy the sights and sounds leading up to Christmas....Enjoy a new Christmas tea or a cup of coffee and listen to some Christmas music. 

The other day I shared my Spode Christmas Tree mugs, plates and a beautiful Andover Christmas plate with a nostalgic scene on it. 

I shared my little Christmas Tree in A Boot tutorial

And I shared my recipe for Crustless Pumpkin Pie.

If you would like to see any of these please click here to go visit that post.

Now, on to my features. You all shared so many wonderful posts last week and I appreciate each and every one of you for linking up. There were some posts that I would have featured but there was no link back to this party. Remember, if you want to be featured, you must have a link back to No Place Like Home.

Trisha @ American Honey Home shared her real evergreen wreath and hung it on her vintage gate. Love it! 

Schotzy @ Wings of Eagles shared her wonderful Christmas decor. Lots of red, white and plaid. Aren't her little foxes sitting on the mantel cute?

Terri @ Artful Affirmations shared her beautiful teacup and some lovely crafts she has been working on. Terri has been away for a while and we're so happy to have her back with us in Blogland!

Carmen @ Country Blessings set a lovely Thanksgiving tablescape using her red transferware and she also shared a wonderful recipe for Cranberry Bread. Yum!

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. Hi Sandi. Lovely choices this week. I hope to start doing some decorating this week when things are back to normal...certainly cold enough! Love your Spode! Thanks for hosting and have a great week!

  2. Hello Sandi. Yes, it's the beginning of Advent and a busy time for most of us. That's a beautiful teacup on the doily that you featured. Thanks for hosting the link up. I hope your day is wonderful.

  3. Dear Sandi, It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas at your house, and my house too. Love your Spode Christmas Tree mug and plates, and your Christmas tree in a boot. I enjoyed the blog features too. A picture is truly worth a thousand words and so inspirational. Thanks for hosting No Place Like Home. ~ Phyllis

  4. Hi Sandi,
    Oh you are helping me to get in the Christmas spirit. I do love all of your pretty new china pieces and now I want a poinsettia after seeing yours. I also bought some china through the year and have started collecting R.A. Poinsettia. It is very hard to find and too expensive on e-bay. Your spode is gorgeous! Your features are lovely once again. Thank you for sharing your pretties and thank you for hosting No Place Like Home! Have a delightful week! Karen

  5. I always enjoy the features, Sandi, and I've been dreaming of your crustless pie since I saw it on your previous post. I guess I'll have to make one! Thanks so much for hosting your lovely party, and I hope you have a special week.

  6. Sandi,
    Wonderful features!! Thanks for hosting and thanks for visiting, my friend!!


  7. Thank you for inviting us into your home for another lovely party! Love your Spode ....hugs...

  8. Thank you so much for featuring my wreath! So happy to join in again this week!


  9. I'm so looking forward to reading these beautiful Christmas posts. It's my favorite time of the year! Thank you for hosting and sharing your pumpkin pie recipe. I can never tire of pumpkin pie. Have a wonderful week!

  10. Happy first week of Advent! My Christmas decor is all up and I hope to start writing my cards soon. Thank you for hosting and have a wonderful week.

  11. Hello Sandi,
    It is lovely to be back again this week for a visit. Thank you for sharing my post!
    Your Spode china is so festive! I love Spode!
    Yay for December 1st! What a happy day : )

  12. Thank you for the feature! And thanks for hosting every week!

  13. Everything is so lovely - I love everyone's red transferware that I'm seeing this year - I am decorating with it also - seems to be a favorite. Your tree is a boot is just darling.

  14. Thankyou Sandy. The features are gorgeous this week. I'm newly in love with transferware! Mimi xxx

  15. So lovely to see all the Christmas-y pretties! I have been offline for awhile, so am loving seeing all the holiday happiness! Thank you for hosting, Sandi. I hope to have something Christmas to share next week! Blessings, Deborah

  16. Thanks so much for hosting, Sandi. Your Andover plate is gorgeous and very wonderful features..Happy Countdown..Judy

  17. Hi Sandi! I am taking it much slower this year for Christmas. I have this feeling of enjoying every minute because, you don't know how long anything may last. The recent headlines have given me a whole new outlook on the season and it is hitting deep. I will probably not decorate anymore and just enjoy every day with family and friends. Thanks for hosting and many blessings to you dear friend!

  18. Lovely features, Sandi!

    Thank you for the party! Have a blessed Advent season! ♥

  19. Hello Sandi,

    Thank you for hosting each week sweet friend. it is always such a pleasure to visit your beautiful blog. I love all the pretty features.

    Have a lovely week,


  20. Love that darling plate with the striped edge. Thanks for the party! I have been listening to Christmas all weekend while decorating. I love it!

  21. Thank you Sandi for hosting! There are some great posts! Have a wonderful month preparing for Christmas.

  22. Hi Sandi! You have the prettiest dishes! I love your Spode pieces. The little tree in the boot is adorable. Thanks for popping in to see me and your sweet words about my little Carter.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  23. Hi Sandi!
    Thanks so very much for featuring at last week's party my first post in a lonnng time! It was a nice surprise! My apologies for not writing earlier but my husband and I were away on holiday in Europe for a Christmas river cruise on the Danube, something that has been on my bucket list for many years. I'm excited to share about that soon. Now, I'm looking forward to the party and all the inspiration that you and your dear readers are sharing here! XO
    Linda at Beautiful Ideas


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