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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, 21 December 2015

No Place Like Home # 8

Christmas Eve was a night of song that wrapped itself about you like a shawl. But it warmed more than your body. It warmed your heart... filled it, too, with a melody that would last forever. ~ Bess Streeter Aldrich

Hello dear friends and welcome to my last No Place Like Home before Christmas!

The minutes are ticking down and the day we've all been busy as bees getting ready for is just about here. I have some last minute baking to do like my donuts and pies. We will have lots of family around this year. How about you? Are you just about ready?

There are two ways of spreading light; to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it. ~ Edith Wharton

This is my centrepiece on the coffee table this year. A mercury glass lamp is surrounded by greenery, winter berries, pinecones, magnolias and hydrangea petals.

Peace on earth will come to stay when we live Christmas every day. ~ Helen Steiner Rice

Over the weekend I shared my main Christmas tree and a Christmas Roses Tea. I also shared another little Christmas tree that I decorated.

If you would like to see this post, you may click here.

Now, on to my features this week. I am always amazed at your posts, the creativity and the beauty of them. You're all so talented and I am so happy you could share them with us.

If you have been featured at my party, you may take this "I was featured" button to place on your blog if you wish. Just copy and paste.

My features this week are~

Mrs. T @ Across My Kitchen Table  had the most clicks on her post. She shared some wonderful ideas using fabric from her Christmas fabric stash such as this cute yo-yo candy cane. Congratulations Mrs. T!

Kitty @ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen shared her beautiful Christmas Rose teacup as well as her recipe for her scrumptious Eggnog Bread. I know I'm going to make this.

Martha @ Lines From Linderhof shared an outing with a friend to celebrate their birthdays at a wonderful Tea Room. The food looks fabulous and Happy Birthday Martha!

Gina @ Victorian Wanna Be  shared her Christmas in the dining room. Isn't this a gorgeous room? Love the wallpaper!

Christina @ Cloches & Lavender  shared her lovely foyer all dressed for Christmas with some very unique pieces including a tree decked out with German glass ornaments. 

And Judy @ Gold Country Cottage shared her Christmas around the cottage including her darling tablescape set with her special china and bunnies.

Thank you everyone for sharing last week. 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. 

He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree. ~ Roy L. Smith

As much as I don't like to cancel parties, No Place Like Home will be cancelled next week due to the Holidays. I will return in the New Year on January 4, 2016. Have a Beautiful and Blessed Christmas dear friends and Happy New Year to you all!

"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

Sharing from my heart ~ Sandi


  1. Thank you so much for having us into your home this year....I am looking forward next year! Have a blessed Christmas....hugs...

  2. Enjoy your visits with loved ones, Sandi. Thank you for hosting and Merry Christmas to you and your family. See you in the new year!

  3. Thanks so much for hosting the fun party. Wishing you a wonderful week and a Merry Christmas.

  4. Dear Sandy, Your December 19th Christmas Rose Tea is lovely, and you teal and pink Christmas tree is beautiful. I love the quote by Edith Wharton and Helen Steiner Rice in today's post. Merry Christmas to you and yours!

  5. Hi Sandi,
    I do love R.A. Old Country Rose too. It really is the perfect Christmas china and you display yours beautifully. Your features are lovely too. I will miss you next week. I do hope that you have a joyous Christmas celebration with your family. Blessings! Karen

  6. Thank you for featuring my eggnog bread, dearest Sandi! I am honored and I will place your button on my post. I don't know how to add it to my sidebar!!
    I did check out your OCR post and I do love your Dad's favorite pattern, which is a treasured memory for you and a perfect Christmas pattern. Your little tree looks so pretty with the homemade angel on top.
    Enjoy your time with your loved ones. I know will be blessed just by being in your presence. Thank you for hosting and Merry Christmas blessings to you!!

  7. Sandi, I love your centerpiece. Love anything (almost) with candles! Cute little tree. Thank you for hosting and Merry Christmas to you and yours.

  8. Sandi.
    A lovely centerpiece!! Thanks so much for hosting!! Wishing you a Very Merry Christmas!!

  9. Thank you so much, Sandi. I really appreciate that you shared my cottage. Christmas is such a glorious time of the year and you only made it more so for me. All of your decorations are so beautiful and done with so much love and care. Have a very Merry Christmas and I will join you again after the new year..Judy

  10. Sandi,
    Have a blessed and beautiful Christmas with your family. Your OCR teaware and centerpiece make a beautiful holiday tablescape. Thank you for hosting and I'll be visiting in 2016! ~Nora

  11. Thank you for featuring my yo-yo ornaments. So much fun! I love your coffee table centerpiece with the mercury glass. Very pretty. Your tree is lovely also.

    No, I really am not ready for Christmas but am getting close. I have two or three more kinds of cookies to make, and some cinnamon pretzels. And just a couple of gift cards to buy and a handmade gift or two that's not quite finished. Enjoy your family!

  12. Such a pretty centerpiece! Thanks for the party and have a Merry Christmas!


  13. Lovely features! Thank you so much for hosting this busy Christmas week! Blessings to you at this very important time of the year!

  14. Hi Sandi, What a nice surprise to see my dining room featured on your lovely blog, thank you so much! The other features were fun to look at, and two of those I already follow.
    Your Christmas centerpiece is beautiful and what I can see of your big tree in the background of your Old Country Roses tea, looks just a beautiful. I like your sweet little rose tree too! I always enjoy your quotes and especially like the candle and mirror one.
    Thanks so much for hosting and here's wishing you and yours a blessed and happy Christmas!

  15. Thank you for sharing your lovely photos and home with us all so very pretty ! Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas !

  16. Sandi I'm so thrilled to be part of your gorgeous linkup each week. This year has been a wonderful year for new blog friendships, yours included. All the blessings of the Season to you and your family. Love, Mimi xxx

  17. Such a sweet tree! Love it :) Thanks for hosting us and have a super special holiday!

  18. Love Pennie's cake! Thank you so much for hosting yet another lovely party! Your house looks very pretty and festive. Exquisite C'mas Rose teaset, I love it!
    Merry Christmas and many blessings sweet lady, you and yours.

  19. Like the others, I love the centerpiece - everything is so wonderful for the holiday. And the rose teaset - so sweet.

  20. Sandi, I just love the quote you've shared this week from Bess Streeter Aldrich...just completely exemplifies my sentiment about Christmas! Beautiful. I love your mercury glass centerpiece, you tea set, tree, all! May you have a wonderful Christmas, and many blessings in the New Year!

  21. Hi Sandi! Lovely decorations. Very pretty OCRs tea too--nothing beats the classics! I love your magnolia centerpiece...I have magnolias on my main tree--which I am sharing this week. Thanks so much for hosting, and Merry Christmas!

  22. HI Sandi, Your rose tea set is gorgeous. Thanks for hosting another party.
    Enjoy your break with your family.
    Have a Blessed Christmas xo

  23. Hi Sandi! Yay! A teatime post treat for me and I'm not sure where to go first with so many inviting posts to visit! I love your banner--the bottle brush tree in the red transferware with a little PicMonkey whimsy is stunning! I'm also hosting a tea next week so I'll be sharing again. May you and yours enjoy a peace filled Christmas celebration this year with many blessings!

  24. Feliz Natal!!! Que a manjedoura do seu coração esteja pronta para receber o Menino Jesus que irá nascer!!!
    Um ano novo repleto das bençãos de Deus!!!
    Doce abraço com carinho, Marie!

  25. Merry Christmas to your and your family Sandi!

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  27. Hi Sandi,
    Just popping by with season's greetings! Hope you are enjoying the Christmas holidays.
    I'm going to give that eggnog bread a whirl! Looks yummy.
    Linda at Beautiful Ideas


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